Cold War Kids and Jeremih to headline Spring Week
Published: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 16:05
Despite some students’ disapproval of SBOG and WZLY’s choice of Turquoise Jeep, many of the attendees enjoyed their time at the concert.
“I think that it went really well,” Robinson said. “Everyone who chose to attend had a great time, so in that respect, it was a success.”
“Turquoise Jeep is the kind of musical group that you can’t take too seriously, ” Katie Warshauer ’15 said. “I overheard that SBOG and WZLY were getting a lot of flak for choosing them, but I enjoyed the concert... I think that everyone who attended that concert had a great time.”
In response to the students’ criticism, SBOG and WZLY assure students that their input is welcome during the planning process.
“We always take critique very seriously and we had a meeting about it and talked about it over e-mail a lot [to decide] what our response should be,” Davidson said.
“I know there is a lot of talk about... people not feeling like they’re involved in this kind of decision,” Robinson said. “But we do strongly encourage people to contact a member on e-board, suggest acts that could be feasible, do a little research and see how much it costs.”
In addition to students’ complaints regarding the selection of artists, SBOG encountered complications while scheduling artists, working with a low budget and dealing with technical problems with sound equipment.
“It was difficult booking artists, just because they kept on raising their prices,” Davidson said. “[And] artists are flaky. We’ve had some problems where we thought we booked an artist, and then last minute, they [say], ‘Never mind.’”
“We definitely knew what we wanted to do, and unfortunately, due to budget constraints and technical problems with WZLY, and although traditionally we bring two concerts to campus, this year we could only do one,” Robinson said.
Despite the opposition to performer selections, the attendees of Spring Week found the events to be a worthwhile experience.
“I attended the Turquoise Jeep concert, the Marathon Monday scream tunnel, the Apache Relay concert in Munger Meadow and the Quad City party,” Warshauer said. “This was my first Spring Week, and I wasn’t disappointed.”
“I felt like I was in college for the first time,” Sandra Park ’15 said. “I did run for the Great Race. It was fun and crazy, but I think we need more things like that. I feel like Wellesley is too serious all the time. [Spring Week] was fun and upbeat.”
Tickets for the May 4 LDOC concert featuring Jeremih and Cold War Kids is free for Wellesley students and $25 for off-campus guests. Doors open at 5 p.m.