Malcolm McCormick, more commonly known as Mac Miller headlined Lock Haven University’s spring concert at the Thomas Fieldhouse on Sunday, April 12th at 7:00PM.
For those of you who weren’t able to attend the concert and witness the events unfold first hand, it was far from a success. Many left before Mac even came out to start his hour long set. From rumors to him ending the set early, to forgetting words in his songs, members of the crowd had a few words to say about the show.
“I left after 3 songs into his set,” Josh Conklin, a senior majoring in communication said when asked about his feelings towards the spring concert. Josh said, “I was really excited for the concert and left incredibly disappointed.” I know Josh wasn’t the only one who felt this way about Mac’s performance Sunday evening.
The opening act, whose names are still unknown to the student majority, performed their job well and after getting the entire crowd royally hyped asked if we were finally ready to see Mac Miller yet. Although it is still confusing as to why no one knew who they were I thought to myself, “this is it, now is where the fun really begins.” Wrong. Oh how I was so wrong.
What proceeded next was the last thing anyone expected at a concert where the music has already started. Not only was I confused as to why I was waiting upwards of 40 minutes for the main event to start but it didn’t even make sense. There was no setup needed that should have taken upwards of 40 minutes. I started to notice how bad it really was getting when after numerous negative chants and booing there was still no sign of a beginning to the main event.
I truly am disappointed at the end result for our 2015 spring concert. I think there were a lot of things that happened that could have been done differently. Another issue I had was the “intimidating” security officers who only wanted to make you feel puny and oppressed. They went past a peaceful security check that could have been organized and accomplished easily to yelling and screaming that only causes more disorganization and confusion. Whether the opening act didn’t go as long as expected or there were other unknown issues the public has yet to be aware of, Mac Miller had a lot of potential to provide an energetic concert; the results, however, were less impressive.