February 06, 2009
Go Go Gadjet has third go 'round at Trax
"We have had them here two times [in the past] and we've always had a really big crowd," said sophomore Elizabeth Beatty, Trax events manager.
"They have so much good energy. They play a lot of music that you know so you can sing along. It's live music plus a lot of dancing," she added.
Go Go Gadjet is a cover band that performs a repertoire that includes The Beatles, Kanye West and everything in between, according to its Web site, gogogadjet.com.
The band is originally from Reading and has been on tour for the past two years on the Eastern Seaboard, added the Web site.
Go Go Gadjet consists of five band members: lead vocalist Jeff Tomrell, bass guitarist and vocalist Nate Myotte, keyboardist and vocalist Tony Mancuso, lead guitarist Chris Schwartz and Mike Intelisano on drums.
The band is aiming to bring a concert as opposed to a typical cover band sing-along.
Beatty said: "A lot of people from that area [Reading] are really excited to see them because they knew them prior to coming here. It is great that they are rather local."
"They were here for the class of 2011 during freshman weekend and there were over 400 people in attendance," said Jessica Rubenstein, sophomore Trax marketing manager. "They usually bring a large crowd."
Rubenstein added: "We fully anticipate on having that many people here again because of how popular [Go Go Gadjet has] been in the past, and a lot of people have been asking for more dance parties and that is what we're giving them this weekend.
"What [Trax] wants to accomplish is to give students an outlet to have fun on the weekends," Rubenstein said.
"We are in the middle of nowhere and the whole purpose [of Trax] is so students do not have that excuse of, 'Oh, there isn't anything to do.' From seeing a comedian to watching a band play, we are trying to give something for everyone to see," she added.
"One of our goals is to have a lot of variety," Beatty said. "We have the wine tastings and then have a lot of events sponsored by student groups."
According to Trax's Web site, susqu.edu/campus_activities/trax/, its mission is to serve the social needs of students by providing an informal, inviting atmosphere for a diversity of students to interact responsibly in a secure environment.
Traxportation is also still running, according to Beatty.
"I think that it is a great program; I think it gets a lot more people out because it is cold. Hopefully, more and more people will be using it. It's free transportation that goes around to the residence halls every 20 minutes," she said.
Elizabeth Winger, campus activities coordinator, said that Trax is teaming up with Student Activities Committee (SAC) to provide some higher- end entertainment.
"Josh Blue was highly successful and he played to a packed house. We also expect a capacity crowd when SAC brings David Cook to campus in March," she said.
Some upcoming events Trax will host include the SAC semi-formal on Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. and a Mardi Gras party on Feb. 21 at 10 p.m.
All food and drinks are free at Trax. Students must show Susquehanna student ID at the door.
One guest per student is permitted.
Those 21 and older will need to show valid drivers license or state licensed ID at the door for a bracelet.
Rubenstein said that all coats and purses must be checked at the door; and only items smaller than an index card can be kept with students. Wristlets are a good alternative to purses.
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