As many of us know, this past weekend was WUStock, with Walk the Moon playing as the headlining band. I enjoyed my time there—it seemed like everyone around me enjoyed it. Overall, I would call it a successful Saturday. For the students. But what about for the school?
WUStock is making a return to the South 40’s Swamp after spending last year trapped inside the Pageant with Macklemore. In addition to Walk the Moon and COIN, two student bands are also booked for the venue. Rock band The Captives will perform at the show alongside the funky Battle of the Bands victor, Jammin’ with Phil.
Using an anagram made up of executive board members’ Facebook profile pictures, CS40 unofficially announced late Sunday night that Walk the Moon would headline WUStock 2014, which will be held on Saturday, April 5. Walk the Moon is a Cincinnati-based indie pop band most famous for the singles “Anna Sun” and “Tightrope” off the band’s 2012 self-titled album.
Using an anagram made up of members’ Facebook profile pictures, Congress of the South 40 unofficially announced late Sunday night that Walk the Moon will headline WUStock 2014. CS40 plans to formally announce the headliner for its annual concert—which will be held on Saturday, March 29—early this week.
After winning Battle of the Bands and nabbing an opening spot at WUStock for the second year in a row, Allen Q and Jammin’ with Phil promise a performance full of surprises. Last year, the group opened for Macklemore, the WUStock artist for 2013.
We’ve had some fun times together over the past 40 years. There were the early days of movies on Brookings Quadrangle. There were great past headliners, like Gregg Allman in spring 1986 and They Might Be Giants in both 1994 and 1999. There were the crazy days of beer pong tournaments at the Gargoyle and all-day drinking on Saturday.
The newly elected members of the Congress of the South 40’s executive board hope to create a stronger community on the South 40 and put on more meaningful programs in the upcoming school year. CS40 elections took place on Wednesday and Thursday, with all current residents of the South 40 eligible to cast ballots.
Unless you’ve been living at Fontbonne for the last week, you’re probably aware of the Macklemore-snowstorm-Congress of the South 40 controversy that consumed Wash. U. last weekend. A prediction of heavy snowfall forced CS40 to move WUStock indoors to the Pageant and to limit the total number of tickets to 2,000.
Saying he had come to St. Louis with nothing more than tank tops like the one he wore on stage, Macklemore asked the crowd of screaming students if he could borrow someone’s jacket. Donning two brown faux mink coats from the audience, artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed their number one hit, “Thrift Shop,” as their third number.
If you were one of the lucky 2,000 students who obtained a ticket for this year’s WUStock, you witnessed a great performance by one of the top artists in America. To attend a school at which Macklemore can be contracted to perform makes each and every one of us lucky.