The Cultural Programing Advisory Board, or “SCPAB’s much cooler ethnic cousin” as they are better known by students, announced Monday the annual spring concert will feature the rapper Future. Following this, many students have began to make plans to attend the May 12th concert in hopes of forgetting past performances they have experience at the University of Delaware, and whatever else plagues their minds.
Future’s upcoming concert is seen as a great opportunity to forget past UD concerts. Sophomore Adam Rhodes recalls, “Last year’s Big Sean concert left me absolutely traumatized. He wasn’t big, he wasn’t even medium. The concert was basically watching the living incarnation of the featured verses on two Chris Brown songs. I hope seeing Future will help me get over that.”
Some students also take Future’s performance as a public apology for having two mediocre bands serve as the supposedly exciting fall concert for two years in a row, as acts like Young the Giant and Walk the Moon left students disappointed. “I don’t know why I didn’t foresee this happening, but they only had one memorable song their entire concert. Like I kind of started thinking, ‘Can’t they just play “Cough Syrup” again, just on repeat for the rest of the show?’” said senior Marcia DePaul. “I’m hoping Future will help them forget the hours of standing in the Bob waiting for the one song I actually knew to be played.”
But other students are hoping this concert will help them forget other things. “My girlfriend just realized that she deserves better and broke up with me, so I’m really hoping that knowing Future is going through a similar situation really makes me excited to see him perform.” Junior Joshua Andrews stated, “No matter how the actual concert does go, all I know is seeing Future is definitely going to help me forget how shitty my life actually is.”