Earlier today, the Brown Concert Agency posted a brief ticketing FAQ on its website outlining when Spring Weekend 2013 tickets will go on sale, as well as the number each student can purchase. From its site:
Q: When will tickets go on sale?
A: Tickets will go on sale starting at 8am onMonday, April 15.On this first day, Brown students only will be able to purchase 1 ticket each.
On Tuesday, April 16 at 8am, RISD students (and Brown faculty/staff) will be able to purchase 1 ticket, and Brown students will be able to purchase 1 additional ticket for guests.
From Wednesday, April 17 at 8am onwards, RISD and Brown students will be able to purchase a TOTAL of 3 tickets (one for themselves and up to two guests).
Its post also describes the process for a rain call (same as in past years — in case of a rainout, first-day tickets are guaranteed for Meehan, second- and third-day tickets are refunded), as well as an announcement that BSA is working on a “brand new ticketing system” as a means of preventing its website from crashing, which it has done in spectacular fashion each of the past few years. Let’s just hope we can spend April 15th kicking off a glorious Spring Week 2013, and not web-bashing the Birmingham Small Arms Company. Ya bish.
I began this post as a warning of sorts. Men and women of Brown who care about your fantasy football teams (I realize this may be a very small demographic), SET YOUR LINEUPS EARLY THIS WEEK. Why? Last Sunday, millions of fantasy football slackers were shocked to find that Yahoo! Sports was down in the precious hours before kickoff at 1 p.m. Because of Yahoo!’s technical difficulties, lineups were left unchanged, players with bye weeks were in starting positions, and approximately 1.2 million pounds of hair was torn out nationwide. As often occurs these days, there was a decent-sized Internet riot in response (thank you Twitter). Last week’s debacle got me thinking, what Internet disasters would garner similar rage—most likely as measured by prevalence of clever hashtags—at Brown?
1. G-Chat fails. Again. Ffffffuuuuuu how am I supposed to procrastinate now in a way that even looks like I’m being productive? Let me take to another procrastination web site like Twitter to communally gripe!
2. BCA Spring Weekend Tickets.Too real, I guess this one is kind of inevitable. Until they book the “John Schnatter and Grover Norquist old-time string band” to headline Spring Weekend, that site is going to go down, and people are going to complain.
The Brown Concert Agency has made a few changes to the ticketing process for the Fall Concert as a “test run” to avoid the potential website crash that has accompanied the purchase of Spring Weekend tickets in the past. Tickets for the September 15th show will be going on sale this Friday (tomorrow) for $12.
Here’s the new system:
1. Make sure you’re logged into your Brown email. Then click on a Google Form link. Enter your name and email address into the form.
2. You’ll then get an email with a “secret code” (!).
3. Go to BSA Marketplace and buy the Fall Concert ticket.
After much fanfare (A poll!A new blog!), BCA released the lineup for the 2012 Fall Concert, which will (weather permitting) take place on the newly-minted Simmons Quadrangle. Get ready for a deluge of Shakespeare puns- Titus Andronicus will be headlining the show on September 15th (Ed.- Beware of the ides of September!). TOKiMONSTA will open. Although Titus Andronicus finished 3rd in our poll behind Neon Indian and Black Lips, those two bands declined and were unavailable for that date respectively. A slight bummer, maybe, but the lineup is still impressive.
Titus Andronicus is a New Jersey-based band that BCA calls, “catharsis given musical form.” Spotify swears they take some influence from Springsteen, but I think that might be just another case of the silly assumption that all bands from the Garden State must worship the Boss. Not that they shouldn’t, of course. That and a Michael Vorenberg-approved War Between the States-themed 2010 album Monitor (at least there is one reference to “John Brown’s body” on the track “A More Perfect Union”) seem to bode pretty well for the concert. Additionally, their song “Titus Andronicus” got some other members of BlogDH’s staff through a particularly angsty period in high school… Continue Reading
As the Brown Concert Agency announced yesterday (via Facebook), they want your help in selecting the acts for the Fall 2012 concert! As a means of weeding out the “ZOMG TAYLOR SWIFFFFFTTTT”-esque responses, the BCA extensively researched artists and put together a list of five totally realistic and totally awesome choices for you to pick from. BCA will make the winner of this poll its top priority in its booking efforts (Important Note: top priority does not necessarily mean booking is guaranteed; if that were the case, we would have been given the bizness last fall). The concert will take place on Saturday, September 15.
Our poll will be up until this Wednesday night (June 20), so be sure to vote for your favorite artist/group (and tell all of your friends to vote too!). Sample music from these truly impressive choices after the jump to help you make an informed decision. Continue Reading
“You’re Totally Awesome” is a podcast featuring students from all over Brown University and finding out what makes them excited about college and life. These are people you have seen around in your classes, out at night, or maybe even on stage. Aaron Nam ’12, the creator and facilitator of “You’re Totally Awesome,” says there are “so many great people around that we all want to catch up with before we leave this beautiful ecosystem that is college” and uses this as an opportunity to spotlight them. Think of it as an amalgamation of our Students who do cool thingsand Last Call, but with video. You can find more YTA interviews at namosaur.blogspot.com and on iTunes.
Aaron sat down with Gillian Brassil, head of the BCA, to talk shop, and this is what she said:
For more information, check out Gillian on YTA’s website. We, of course, decided to stick around and interrogate Aaron about this awesome venture. Continue Reading
Last semester, Brown students voted on their dream lineup for Spring Weekend. The BCA managed to snag just one act that made our wishlist — not suprising considering our lofty expectations. In these tight times, we can’t go shelling millions of dollars to book Taylor Swift. How would we explain that to Mayor Taveras? Luckily, Brown Student Radio has got those lusting for more marquee names covered. Its Spring Cover Band show is going down tonight, and the lineup is pretty jaw-dropping on paper. Come by The Underground tonight at 9 to catch some of Providence’s best bands covering the likes of Beirut, Neil Young, Prince, Taylor Swift and Kanye West. Each group’s set will last about twenty minutes, but expect T-Swift’s to be cut a little short…
Then, if you’re craving more student music — or just an excuse to go to Whisco in the afternoon — the BCA is hosting a Battle of the Bands this Sunday at 1 p.m. Four student acts will be competing for the chance to win eternal fame and glory (and free Spring Weekend tickets). Head on over to everyone’s bayside watering hole to kick your Spring Week off right.
Here are some of our favorite Facebook statuses to come out of this morning’s clusterfuck:
Birmingham Small Arms Company:
Facebook seems to think that BSA stands for Birmingham Small Arms Co., a now defunct major motorcycle, firearm, and machine production conglomerate in the UK. I guess their algorithm for determining this works better for topics like Christmas or Jeremy Lin.
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