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.
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.
“We’re sorry,” a loudspeaker-toting Council of the South 40 representative blasted into my ear on Friday, “but this is just the way it needs to be.
Thanks a lot, Woodstock. There may have been other outdoor festivals before it, but on that dairy farm in New York in 1969 is when everything changed.
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.
This weekend’s WUStock concert featuring Macklemore will be held at the Pageant due to concerns about inclement weather forecasted for Sunday afternoon, according to assistant director for Residential Life Valronica Sales. The Pageant, located on the Delmar Loop at 6161 Delmar, has a capacity of 2,000.
The members of Petra and the Priorities rush into the Danforth University Center from the cold March air having just come from a jazz composition class. Almost all are involved in the Washington University music department and met through the program. Even before arriving at college, however, the bandmates were serious musicians.
With the National Weather Service predicting a mix of rain and snow for the day of WUStock as of Thursday morning, student concern over Macklemore’s slated outdoor performance has mounted. But organizers say they will hold the concert on the Swamp, barring severe thunderstorms, a tornado warning or some other, similar act of nature.