This past week, several Keene State College students reacted to the news of A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie coming to Keene.
Concert tickets went on sale on Wednesday, April 3, and sold out after two hours, leaving many students scrambling to try to get tickets. The three students interviewed were first-years Dan German, Riley Donnelly and Logan Warman, none of whom were able to get tickets.
Dan Germain said, “I wish they had more tickets because I was going to buy tickets for me and my girlfriend but couldn’t get any.”
Logan Warman said, “I assumed it (the concert) was going to be outside, I didn’t know that tickets would sell out so fast.” He also said that he didn’t even know about Boogie coming until the day tickets already went on sale. Another thing he brought up was how some big fans of Boogie are probably missing out on the concert. He said, “I like Boogie but if it was someone like Mac Miller who came a few years ago, I’d probably be upset if I didn’t get one. It’d be a little taunting knowing he’s at my college but I can’t go.”
Riley Donnelly was surprised by how quick tickets went, saying, “I thought tickets would still be selling for a week or two. I had no idea it would sell out so fast, I didn’t know that many people in New Hampshire liked A Boogie.”
The students also gave some suggestions how the school can get a larger portion of the students going to big events like this concert. Donnelly said that to get more students to be able to go, the school could have multiple showings multiple nights. Warman also suggested that the school have the event in a larger venue and they promote the ticket sale time farther in advance.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is a popular 23-year-old rapper from The Bronx, New York City. He is well-known for his single “Drowning” off of his 2017 debut album The Bigger Artist. Since this first album, he has been rising in popularity through his own music as well as collaborations with other rap artists.
Despite not being able to get tickets, these students still like that they are having a big rapper come to campus. Donnelly said, “It’s awesome and will bring together a lot of students here.” Germain agreed, saying, “It’s cool that we have a big celebrity coming to Keene.” Warman also said, “I didn’t expect Keene to get such a big artist for the size of the school.”
The concert will be Friday, May 3, at 6 p.m. in the Mabel Brown Room in the Student Center with Flipp Dinero opening for Boogie.
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