Tuesday, September 14, 2010
This past weekend I attended what may be my last Pantherfest. I can proudly say that I have attended every Pantherfest in my four years here. While I have enjoyed the bands and find it awesome that the school puts on a free concert for students and it is usually a pretty big name (I seem to hear Kid Cudi everywhere right now) I find the actions of the students at this event appalling. I know most students that were there enjoyed the music and had a great time with their friends however there were those people who actually booed the opening act Shiny Toy Guns. Now their music is not everyone's preference it still takes a lot to get up on a stage and perform. Not everyone can do that. Also there were some people there to actually listen to Shiny Toy Guns and yet couldn't over the cries for Kid Cudi. I found it very disrespectful of us as students to behave this way, it also does no represent us well as a University when we boo a band that didn't have to even come and perform at our school. We are adults now and I think it is time for us to act as such. This post isn't about every student far from it, but it is time to recognize that at some point we all need to present some maturity in situations. Hopefully next year more people will be open minded to the other bands at Pantherfest and respectful of fellow concert goers.