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October 01, 2010
Vol. 52 No. 4

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Radio DJ discusses fall concert

Tickets for Susquehanna's fall concert went on sale last Friday. Within fifteen minutes, the line extended down the hall from the box office. Some students felt the line was too long to wait in, which one bystander remarked was "a good problem to have."

Award-winning singer and rapper Flo Rida will perform in Weber Chapel on Monday, Nov. 11 at 8:30 p.m. Flo Rida recently released his second album, "R.O.O.T.S," which stands for "Route of Overcoming the Struggle," according to the Atlantic Records website.

The album was inspired by Flo Rida's trip to Africa in 2008, where he saw the poverty and difficulties of the African tribes and was reminded of his childhood in Miami, Florida.

Caribbean singer and rapper Iyaz will be opening the show. He is best known for his singles "Replay" and "Solo."

The Student Activities Committee (SAC) kicked off the upcoming concert on Friday, when 94.1 WQKX DJ Drew Kelly did a live radio broadcast from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kelly officially announced the Flo Rida concert along with relevant dates and prices.

After the announcement, Stevens played Flo Rida's song "Spin Me Right Round (Like a Record)." Kelly spoke with Assistant Director of Student Activities Brent Papson and allowed SAC members to join him at the microphone during announcements.

Senior Christina Savard said she isn't familiar with Flo Rida's music, but she's excited to go to the concert with her friends. Sophomore David Rinaldi said he wants to attend the concert to hear the song "Club Can't Handle Me." However, sophomore Brian Sowyrda said he "just wants the free water bottle" from SAC.

Some students received more than a free water bottle during the radio broadcast. SAC members, including seniors Debbie Counsman and Jan Michalko and junior Sarah Andrews, gave out free water bottles for students purchasing tickets. Inside 10 of the water bottles were free tickets to the concert.

Thirty-five minutes after the start of the radio broadcast, junior Brianna Drapeau found a free ticket inside her water bottle. She thought the free ticket was "fantastic" because she can now invite her younger brother. Seniors Emily Ryan and Megan Petry found free tickets in their water bottles later that afternoon, and both said they were stunned.
"Maybe we should sell these to people," Ryan said.

Other winners include senior Coty Everitt, junior Ona Boseroy, sophomore Katie Quinn and freshmen Cara Smith, Matthew George, Liz McNeill and Elaine Anderson.

Tickets for the concert will be $15 with a student ID until Friday, Oct. 8. The price will be $20 with a student ID after that date and tickets are $25 for non-Susquehanna students.
Michalko said he urges students to get their tickets as soon as possible.

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