All Time Low wants YOU, ESU

All Time Low was chosen as the spring concert by votes from the ESU student body. Photo Credit / Associated Press
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All Time Low was chosen as the spring concert by votes from the ESU student body.
Photo Credit / Associated Press

BY VERONES PADILLA

SC Staff Writer

Campus Activity Board’s Concert Chair, Daniel Pagan-Figueroa, announced All Time Low, a pop punk band would be performing live on

Thursday, March 27 at the Mattioli Recreation Center during an appearance on ESU’s radio station WESS last Friday.

The tickets went on sale Monday, February 24, 2014 in room 211 – the top floor of the University Center.

Tickets cost $10 for an ESU student and $15 for guests.

Students must have an Ecard when purchasing tickets.

“It should be a great concert.  I’m excited to see All Time Low perform, and see what kind of turn out we get,” says Basir Ali, Secretary of CAB.

All Time Low from Towson, Marlyland, a suburb of Baltimore formed in 2003, as a high school band.

The group is made up of four longtime friends: lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist Jack Barakat, bassist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson.

Their debut album, “The Party Scene,” was released in 2005 with Hopeless Records and received great underground success.

In 2007, the band played in the Vans Warped Tour and began appearing on Billboard top 200 charts.

The band has been featured on MTV, Jimmy Kimmel Live and other major tours.

Their work is often characterized as creators of rock-driven music that examines love, loss and what it’s like to be young.

The band’s biggest hit and latest album, 2012’s “Don’t Panic,” has received great reviews.

On the band’s Myspace page Gaskarth says “This record was less about doing what the band we grew up listening to did, it was more about knowing what we do.”

This concert comes after the failed attempt to bring A-Trak, last semester.

In an effort to boost ticket sales and bolster student involvement, CAB conducted a campus wide survey of the student body.

Members of CAB surveyed students outside on campus as well as through links on Facebook and Twitter.

CAB hopes the survey lends to higher ticket sales.

The recreation center can hold two thousand and hopes are to get as close to capacity as possible.

The survey was to gage what kind of performance would bring the most students out.  Christopher Bello, advisor to CAB and Assistant Director of Student Activities says CAB surveyed 290 students total using Survey Monkey.

The survey gave students the option to pick their top 3 choices of music genre.  Hip-Hop/Pop won with over 42 percent of the vote.

The survey also asked students to choose the top three performers they would have liked to see in concert at ESU.  Although there were some pretty big names on the list like Colbie Caillet and Kendrick Lamar, it was All Time Low that got the gig.

CAB has taken careful consideration while planning for security.

Because the event will be held on campus Basir Ali says organizing the security plan was “not as complicated.”

In addition to low ticket sales, security concerns added to the failed concert last semester.

In the aftermath of the overdose incidents at Barstoll Blackout held at Sherman Theater, there was mounting pressure to heighten security.  CAB has taken careful consideration while planning for security.

Julia Marrero is familiar with the band and their music.  “I like their music.  I have them on my iPod.  But I’m just not sure if I will go,” says Marrero.

For some, the venue doesn’t seem to fit the event.  “I’d rather see a concert, in a theatre or other venue,” says Marrero.

Because the event will be held on campus Basir Ali says organizing the security plan was “not as complicated.”

For more information students can call the Student Activity Office at (570) 422-3055.

Email Verones at:

vpadilla@live.esu.edu

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