By Michael Chintalan
ESU’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) had a final announcement as to who would be coming to the Spring Concert of 2018. Out of ten artists, A$AP Ferg was voted the winner by students.
However, student reactions are mixed on the subject of Ferg being the chosen artist for this years Spring Concert.
“I’ve never really heard of this artist, “Adam Lambert, a student at ESU says, “so I’m not really looking forward to this concert.”
A$AP Ferg is a hip-hop/rap artist who’s debut album is named “Trap Lord” and he has many big hits such as “Shabba,” and “Work [Remix].” Recently he released a new single called “Plain Jane.”
Through a long process of narrowing a list of artists, they were finally able to come up with a final decision and bring A$AP Ferg to campus.
Students were given a survey with ten artists, but that was only one part of the process that was involved in making the final decisions.
“The Campus Activities Board did not just simply pick A$AP Ferg to be this year’s Spring Concert performer,” says Ian Brown, Concert Chair of CAB. “There was a long process that went into that decision. The process started almost immediately after we came back from Summer break.”
With the amount of time and planning going into their decision, even having to go through two hundred other artists as choices, they were able to narrow it down to a choice of ten artists. CAB put out a survey to the student body in early Oct.
“The survey was active for one week; and during that time, we had CAB members around campus distributing the survey via iPads to students, as well as distribute it online via social media. We were able to get close to 1900 students vote on the survey,” said Brown.
And so after all the planning, which is still ongoing even though they’ve made the choice of who will be performing, the event will finally be held and the hard work put into it will pay off.
The event will be held on April 20, inside of the Mattioli Rec Center at 8 p.m. With the doors opening up at 7p.m. Refreshments will be purchasable with tickets costing $15 for students and $30 for non-students.
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