Fall WILD canceled as SPB looks to host in-person spring concert

| Managing Editor
A man wearing a green jacket holds a microphone in his left arm, which is outstretched. There is a red background.

A$AP Ferg performs at WILD in fall 2019. (Photo by Curran Neenan | Student Life)

Student Union’s Social Programming Board will not host a WILD concert this semester because of COVID-19 precautions, Student Union President Ranen Miao told Student Life in a message Monday afternoon.

SPB will instead attempt to use the funds that would have been allocated for this fall’s WILD to fund the spring concert, Miao said. SU Treasury will have to approve the change.

The cancellation means this fall will be the fourth semester in a row without a WILD concert, as the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented the concerts since spring 2020. 

Though WILD is normally a semesterly concert, the last time SPB hosted one was in fall 2019, when A$AP Ferg headlined. In February 2020, just before the pandemic shut down campus, SU voted to differentiate funding between the two concerts for the upcoming year, seeking to attract a more well-known headliner to a “large WILD” in one semester while planning a “small WILD” for the other.

Update as of Sept. 27 at 7:10 p.m: We have updated this story to include that SU Treasury will need to approve the reallocation of funding for the spring event. 

Read about WashU’s past WILDs:

T-Pain drops out of spring WILD lineup

I really really like Carly Rae: Thoughts on a great WILD

WU sophomore Gosha Guppy delivers exhilarating WILD performance

A$AP Ferg to headline fall WILD


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