During halftime at the Superbowl party in the Shapiro Campus Center, Student Event coordinators, wearing red football shirts, stood on the second floor balcony and dropped pink slips that read “Third Eye Blind Live in Shapiro Gym on March 22nd at 7 P.M.”
After learning of the upcoming concert, Julian Olidort ’11 said, “It thrills me to see that the school has access to renowned artists.”
In an e-mail regarding the band selection process, Edana Appel ’08, the Assistant Director of Concerts and student staff member in charge of the Spring Concert said, “the concert department is responsible for doing their research and finding artists that we feel fit the desires of the campus. We take feedback from Forum events as well as talk to people about music.”
Appel also addressed the selection process in her e-mail. “We had been considering bringing in Guster or Matisyahu but in doing some research and getting feedback from students we discovered that students on this campus were looking for a more energetic show than we have had recently,” she said.
Brandeis puts on three main concerts each year. The fall concert was Regina Spektor and the end of year concert has yet to be announced.
After the fall concert where Regina Spektor yelled at the students that attended her show, telling them to “please be quiet,” Brandeis students seem to be ready for a group that is low key and looking to give us a good show. Galen Pardee ’11, who works at WBRS, said of the fall concert, “I think that Third Eye Blind will be better than Regina Spektor because it’s not Regina Spektor.”
When asked about the working relationship between Student Events and Third Eye Blind managers, Appel said, “they have been incredibly easy to work with. It has been a real pleasure thus far and looks to be a great and easy show to put together.”
The concert will be held in Shapiro Gym at Gosman Sports and Convocation Center on March 22 at 7:00 p.m. Ten dollar tickets go on sale in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium starting March 5 at 7:00 p.m. Ticket sales will continue through the March 20.
Shira Espo ’08 said, “Students cannot buy multiple $10 tickets with a single I.D. After the first ticket, an individual with a Brandeis I.D. must pay the full $20 for any additional tickets.”
Third Eye Blind is known for their smash singles “Semi-charmed Life” and “Jumper” released in early 1997. Third Eye Blind formed in the early 90’s in San Francisco, and after selling six million copies of their self titled debut album “Third Eye Blind”, it was clear that the band was on its way to a successful musical career.
“They have amazing vocals and I am really excited for them to perform,” Vlad Lukashevsky ’11. Their alternative rock sound has an appeal to a broad audience, Brandeis students, not excluded.