UPB announces artist to perform in May

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Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 7:38 PM
UPB announces artist to perform in May by Rick Chernicky

The wait is over: Edinboro University will welcome T-Pain to campus on May 5 as the spring concert. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. in McComb Fieldhouse.

The concert reveal was held at the Frank G. Pogue Student Center on Friday as a way to inform the student body of the upcoming event.

Upon entering the basement gymnasium, students were granted two free raffle tickets, which they paid attention to excitedly. The dance party began with today’s top hits (DJ’d by Baumgartner Lights and Sound), continuing throughout the night as prizes were raffled off to students approximately every 15 minutes. Some of the prizes included were gifts cards to restaurants, T-shirts, hats, crewnecks and a bluetooth speaker.

Students re-oriented themselves among the tables and chairs that were propped up in the dark and colorful gym. The event was casual due to the free roam access that everyone was granted. The DJ didn’t hesitate to remind people to get out of their seats and get back to the dance floor.

When asked how Kayla Underwood, a senior at Edinboro, felt about the party, she explained, “I think I was expecting just music and a chicken nugget bar, but I didn’t know it was going to be this fun.”

Limbo, cup stacking and chicken-inthe-henhouse were just a few of the games featured at the party. Van Houten catered the evening with lemonade and a plethora of chicken nuggets along the outskirts of the gym. The general mood appeared to be lively and energetic due to the structure of the event.

A UPB executive and a junior at Edinboro Omar Lockhart said, “Our expectations were to bring everyone out and set a perfect mood and sound for everyone so we could reveal the upcoming artist.”

Lockhart discussed how he was “just one of the six or seven people who ran the board.”

The gymnasium was filled with a multitude of people from different backgrounds. However, students were granted the opportunity to explore a more serious path among the festivities.

Members of the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) represented their organization at the event with a table near the entrance. “Normally, it costs money to start a bank account, but we put money into student accounts to start them off. We’re basically out here to reach out to the student body and we can give anyone information on accounts as well as help students with their financial needs,” said Devin

Kaliszewski, a senior at Edinboro University. Kaliszewski emphasized how the services of PSECU were charge free, and how his table offered sunglasses to anyone who pursued interest in their services.

At 9:45 p.m, it was announced that T-Pain would be coming to Edinboro, as balloons rose to the ceiling spelling out his name. Students united towards the center of the gym and boogied one last time until the night came to an end. 

Rick Chernicky can be reached at eupnews.spectator@gmail.com.

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