The Parade and Picnic that kicked off the fall 2013 semester.

Winter concert moves to spring

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By Dylan Freeman-Grist and Deni Verklan

The first-ever Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) Winter concert has been rescheduled to April, according to the vice-president of student life and events Danielle Brogan.

The event, originally scheduled for Jan 30 has been pushed to April 10.

“We’re happy to offer a winter concert for the first time and we want to give students the most amount of time to purchase their tickets for this event,” Brogan said.

RSU president Melissa Palermo denied that there was an issue with the amount of tickets that were sold, noting that the event had simply been moved to spring.

When asked how many tickets had been sold for the event, the RSU declined to comment, suggesting simply that extensive promotion had been done for the event.

The concert will still be held at the Hoxton, a 500-person venue.

Closer to the date, tickets will again go on sale at $15 a piece.

“Fifteen dollars is a lot. I wouldn’t pay for that,” said firstyear childhood studies student Melissa Fay.

According to Palermo, the rescheduling was to accommodate students who would be less busy and preoccupied with school.

The new date would fall four days before the beginning of the winter semester’s examination period.

“That seems kind of weird to me, I mean everyone is going to be busy, they’ll be stressed out. A lot of people are going to be out of money,” said Jessica Szeplaki, a fourth-year theatre production student.

“Honestly a lot of the decisions I keep hearing about at this school seem kind of silly.” The original poster advertised three booked performances for the event: DJs Sleepy Tom and Skratch Bastid as well as electronic duo THUGLI.

Although the RSU would not comment on the price of entertainment, after contacting representatives of the artists, the

Eyeopener found that the total sum would come to over $10,000 for a similar party featuring the same line up.

 

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