Posts Tagged “Fall Concert”
- WGTB presents Twenty One Pilots: On Saturday, Twenty One Pilots is playing courtesy of WGTB. The concert will be on Copley Lawn (Bulldog Alley if it’s raining). The concert starts at 8 pm, with two opening acts. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door.
- (e)merge Art Fair: Founded by owners of the Connersmith Gallery, this contemporary art fair features 48 artists in 30 different art shows on display at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. The fair is open from 12-7 pm Friday and Saturday, and 12-5 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $15 for regular daily admission and $10 for students.
- Taste of Bethesda Festival: Its 24th year running, the Taste of Bethesda festival, located in Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle, features sixty different restaurants and live music played across five stages. Admission is free, but “taste tickets” are sold together in bundles of four for $4. The festival is open from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 5th.
- Columbia Heights Day: In Northern D.C. neighborhood Columbia Heights, this street festival will include food trucks, a momo-eating contest, yoga, and street festival staple live music from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday. Admission is free.
- Tacoma Park Street Festival: Held on the border between D.C. and Maryland, the festival includes food vendors, green companies, and live music. Between the three stages playing everything from reggae to folk, artisan displays, and kids activities, this is definitely worth the trip. The festival is open from 10 am to 5 pm, and admission is free.
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On Saturday night, Lupe Fiasco performed for a few thousand costume-clad students in McDonough parking lot. The chilly Halloween night was the backdrop for an odd show—and I loved it.
Lupe has recently mixed rock influences into his repertoire, which came through in Saturday’s performance. He mostly stuck to his rapping and older tracks, while peppering newer work between older tracks like “Kick, Push” and “Daydreamin.”
The shortcomings? Despite putting on an energetic performance, Lupe seemed to be drunk, high, forgetful, or some combination of the three. He’s a strange character for sure—and recently, a borderline recluse—but the odd soliloquy he gave before launching into “Superstar” caught the audience off-guard. He broke off mid-song to perform “Show Goes On,” forgot the lyrics, and then returned to the track that made him famous.
Nonetheless, the concert was a hit. “Hip Hop Saved My Life,” the first song performed off of The Cool, set the evening’s tone. Lupe’s flow and the backing instruments aligned well and the crowd fed off of the performance.
If you ask me, Lupe killed it.
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The fall concert is back after a three-year hiatus. And all those ballots you cast last semester haven’t totally been ignored!
According to the Hoya, Lupe Fiasco will perform Saturday, October 30 at 9:30 p.m. outside of McDonough Gymnasium. The performance will be sponsored by the Georgetown Program Board and Senior Class Council and funded by What’s After Dark and the Corp Philanthropy Committee.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door (or for non-Georgetown students). Tickets will be sold starting next week in Red Square. We can’t wait!
2 p.m. update: The Lupe Fiasco concert will not affect plans for GPB’s Spring concert, according to GPB Concert Chair Alexandra Kisielewski. “Georgetown Program Board has a separate budget for the Spring Concert,” she wrote in an email. “The Fall concert is an initiative that the Senior Class Committee took upon themselves to resurrect for this year, and GPB decided to co-sponsor with them.”
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Enough to give you Foggy Bottom envy?
It looks like once again, we’ll have to wait until the spring for GPB to scrape together an on-campus concert.
While WGTB has already put on their fall show, hosting Titus Andronicus and Free Energy this Friday, GPB seems to be sticking to the recent trend of reserving concerts for the end of the year.
According to GPB Concert Chair Danny Fortin, with only two months left in the semester, GPB has not yet begun the concert planning process. For comparison, GPB started planning in January for T-Pain’s late April concert last spring.
After Coolio’s fall 2007 concert and the Fountains of Wayne’s underwhelming, under-attended fall 2006 performance, GPB decided not to throw a fall show last year when their 2008 Concert Chair stepped down.
Luckily not all D.C. area colleges’ programming boards are so blasé about concert planning.
George Washington University’s programing board is hosting Maroon 5 on Friday, November 13—and they’ve kindly opened the ticket sales up to students at other local universities. Tickets are on sale now and cost $30 (what can you do, everything’s more expensive at GW).
Reporting by Sean Quigley.
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