Wednesday, March 24, 2010
A few weeks back the infamous "El Presidente" of Barstool sports announced that Barstool would be presenting a local college tour for rapper Sam Adams. UNH was one of their top choices, as it should be. Even though I am not a big fan of Sam Adams I know a lot of fellow students have jumped on his bandwagon and he very well could be the next big rapper, so I immediately sent the link to SCOPE. According to rumors SCOPE originally turned down the request, even though there wasn't going to be a base charge for Adams. The promoters just wanted $20 a ticket. SCOPE didn't think that students would be willing to pay $20, but in just one day over 1,200 students joined the "Bring Sam Adams to UNH" facebook group. This show would also help please those students upset about the MGMT concert.
According to a post today on barstool "UNH is getting close thanks to all the Wildcats who came out of the woodwork demanding that we bring Sam Adams to Durham and doing what the school organizations wouldn’t do." So basically students are stepping up and doing SCOPE's job for them. To make it worse, students at Maine are calling us out for SCOPE dropping the ball. (Maine also had the Roots last week so it isn't like this would be their big concert either.) From what I have been able to gather is sounds like a few greek organizations are actually spearheading the Sam Adams at UNH show, so that could be pretty sweet. I honestly think that this show would be perfect for the Granite State Room, which can hold around 800. I know that is small, but Adams usually only performs for a few hundred and the Whit and the Field House might not be available. Also, the GSR has better sound than the other options.
I am boggled that the entertainment committees didn't show more effort in this event. If there isn't a base charge for the performer that should be a good thing, who cares if student and non-student tickets are the same price? Bottom line, even though I don't care too much for Adams, this would be a great college show and it just proves how ignorant SCOPE can be. I would actually like to see more small concerts like this in the GSR, that way UNH would get more variety in their shows. If Adams doesn't come to UNH it would be all SCOPE's fault, and there is absolutely no denying that.
Stay classy, not UMassy.
EDIT: 3:12 pm: Sam Adams responded to a tweet I sent him saying "ill make it out there for sure" in reference to a UNH show.
EDIT: 6:12 pm: It is official, Ryan O'Connor a brother of Alpha Sigma Phi got the GSR for a Sam Adams show. Nice job Ryan, I guess things can get done with little notice, and he's not even in a student entertainment organization. The show is on May 7th.