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The Blue & Gray Press | May 23, 2019

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Homecoming concert delayed until November

Homecoming concert delayed until November
VerveGirl Canada/Creative Commons

VerveGirl Canada/Creative Commons


In a departure from tradition, the University of Mary Washington’s Homecoming weekend will not feature a concert as part of this year’s festivities.

In lieu of a musical concert as the headline entertainment, the ever popular Lip Sync will take center stage on Thursday, Oct. 3.

The event, which is always organized by class council, features students performing dance and lip sync routines to their favorite songs.

“I don’t mind because Lip Sync is such a fun event and more people should go,” senior economics major Lauren Duncan said.

Previous homecoming entertainment has included groups such as Grouplove, Taking Back Sunday and America’s Got Talent contestant David Garibaldi.

“I honestly enjoyed the concert last year a lot more than I enjoyed the sports, so I was disappointed when I found out there’s no concert,” Duncan said.

While Saturday’s events revolve around sports games and tailgating, some students feel like the lack of concert this year takes away from the excitement of the weekend.

“At most schools, the concerts are advertised as part of homecoming, and it makes it a little less traditional,” senior psychology Meghan Bringueo said.

While the concert will not be a part of the homecoming lineup, Giant Productions announced on Wednesday, Oct. 22 that there will be a concert later in November featuring artist Dev.

Dev, a rapper, is best known for her song “Bass Down Low” and her song “Booty Bounce,” which was sampled in the popular Far East Movement song “Like a G6.”

That concert will be held on Nov. 20.