Live to play spring WILD
As students at Washington University cope with the stress of studying for midterms, many are already wishing that the end of the academic year could come sooner rather than later. University students now have something more to look forward to: Team 31 Productions has announced that the rock band Live will headline this spring’s WILD.
Opening acts have not yet been selected, but Team 31′s coordinators are already excited about the end-of-semester concert. This spring’s WILD will coincide with the last day of classes on Friday, April 30th.
Sophomore Mike Duncan of Team 31 is pleased with his organization’s selection.
“[Live] was our first choice,” Duncan said. “This is the earliest we’ve ever gotten a band for WILD, and we’re really excited because Live is a pretty big name.”
Junior Kevin Carlberg, another WILD coordinator, expects that students will be satisfied with Team 31′s choice.
“[Live] is a really high energy rock band that a lot of people at the University should enjoy,” he said. “We tried to pick a band that would appeal to a lot of students.”
Personally, Carlberg is also excited to see the band perform in the Quad.
“I’ve seen them a few times in concert and I was really impressed,” he said. “They’ve been around for a really long time and they have a lot of recognizable songs.”
University students are already looking ahead in anticipation to this spring’s WILD event.
“I usually go just for the pizza,” said sophomore Mike Roy. “But this time I’m considering staying for the band. My friend Chrissy is really excited.”
Live gained popularity during the rock explosion of the early nineties and the band’s sound will be a familiar welcome for many students.
“I’m just excited that they are coming,” said freshman Bill Maas. “I remember listening to them back in my younger days. It will be like an old-school awesomely awesome flashback.”
Sophomore Jim Ulbright said that Live’s performance will bring back memories of his younger days.
“I used to listen to [their album] “Throwing Copper” while riding the bus during my middle school years,” said Ulbright. “I’m eager to see if the concert can even be half as traumatic as that.”
In the sixteen years since Live’s four members began playing together, the band has sold almost 20 million albums and released five number one singles. Live’s last album, “Birds of Pray,” was released in May 2003.
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