Survey says: BCA released far fewer tickets on Tuesday than originally advertised


In the aftermath of Monday morning’s ticketing fiasco, the Brown Concert Agency scrambled to deploy a new ticketing release schedule. In an announcement the BCA put up on its blog Monday afternoon, the new schedule was that 1250 tickets would be released later on Monday and then another 1250 — again to each concert — would be released yesterday, Tuesday. We quote directly from that announcement:

1250 tickets per concert will go on sale tonight (4/15) @ 8pm.

1250 tickets per concert will go on sale tomorrow morning (4/16) @ 7am.

Based on a Google poll deployed yesterday afternoon by BlogDailyHerald, there is excellent reason to believe that the latter statement turned out not to be true, and that anywhere between zero and around 485 tickets to the Saturday concert were actually released at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, a far cry from the 1250 advertised. Read our full analysis after the jump. Continue Reading

Free compost buckets on the Main Green today

Tomorrow, SCRAP will hold a compost bucket giveaway on the Main Green from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SCRAP is a member of emPOWER, Brown’s umbrella association of environmental student groups. In 2009, several undergraduates started SCRAP to encourage the University and its students to adopt good composting practices.

The group plans to give away around 60 buckets to students this afternoon. To save the buckets from fates as secondary trashcans (a possibility that may keep members of SCRAP up late at night), representatives from the group will be available to discuss the benefits and challenges of composting. Willing participants will also have the option of playing a pretend teach-me-how-to-compost game to prepare for the real thing.

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Our presidential endorsement

Sometime last week, we realized that, like the readers of the Des Moines Register, our viewers were patiently waiting for a presidential endorsement. Today, we are proud to announce that we have opted to endorse Matt Romney for president.

For those of you to whom Mr. Romney’s name seems strange or foreign, no, we didn’t misspell the name of a certain Massachusetts governor. And no, we’re not talking about that governor’s son, either. Mr. Romney is an independent voice who launched his campaign this summer in response to the political wasteland he saw in Washington. In the last few weeks, he has gained incredible momentum by mobilizing his supporters through social media. Unlike the political fat cats he deplores, Mr. Romney is a regular dude who, according to his mission statement, “loves to cut taxes and part.y.”  Continue Reading

Premiere of episodes three and four of The Blog webseries TONIGHT

Come join us in Kassar Fox Auditorium TONIGHT at 9 p.m. for the premiere screening of the third and fourth episodes of The Blog. Then, immediately after the screening, come celebrate with us for an afterparty at Captain Seaweed’s (162 Ives Street)! $2 tallboys? Yes please.

Two days until the premiere of The Blog’s third and fourth episodes!

Take a look at this brand new trailer to get a sneak peek of the two episodes of The Blog we will be premiering this Thursday, September 20. The premiere will start at 9 p.m. in Kassar House’s Foxboro Auditorium. The screening will be immediately followed by an afterparty at Captain Seaweed’s (162 Ives Street).

Need to catch up on the first and second episodes? Get your fix here.

Buy Brown Daily Herald posters!

We’re at J. Walter Wilson selling Herald posters until 4 pm! Each poster is only $5, printed on premium gloss cardstock.