The University Pulse welcomed students back this weekend with a free concert on the Student Union Building (SUB) patio, with a lineup of local acts ranging from hip-hop to rock ‘n roll. There was so much going on during move-in day; the atmosphere throughout campus was chaotic. Students were pleasantly surprised to find there was a concert going on to ease the pressure.
There were performances from acts like Customary Hip-Hop, a local act that kicked off the Welcome Week concert with a punch.
Next up was Zabian, a hip-hop one-man show. After the rap acts were done, Young, Planetary went on with an acoustic sound.
Fox Alive, a local math rock band kept things going with their alternative jazz sound.
Holistic Meditation went on next, followed by Castronova, a three-piece alternative rock band from Twin Falls. To end the day, mellow alternative band Woodwind performed.
Many students commented on how they were pleased to see how welcoming Boise State was.
Paige McMahon, a new freshman said, “There are people everywhere and they’re all saying hi, they’re pretty friendly. I wish there was more advertising of the concert. I didn’t even know this was going on. It’s really nice. It’s friendly and welcoming. It’s a lot of fun.”
“I wasn’t expecting music the Friday before classes start!” Emily Jensen, a junior said. “It’s really relaxed right now. Everybody’s just chilling out waiting for classes to start.”
Freshman Tommy Goldberg was all smiles. “I feel right at home! This is very welcoming. Everyone’s happy,” he said.
It seemed that nobody had heard about the concert, but were really glad it was going on. Groups of people walking by would be instantly sucked into the performance.
When asked if she had heard about the show, senior Lauren Nuxoll shook her head, “No! We just walked over and heard it. It’s good music, and it’s fun to hear all over campus.”
When asked what they hoped to see at next year’s welcome week, everyone was in agreement.
“Maybe have more live music? I like this.” Junior, Emily Jensen said.
Freshman Tommy Goldberg said, “I’d like to see more of this.”
Something else everyone could agree on was they wished they’d heard about the event sooner, and more people had heard about it.
“The atmosphere was great. I love it. I’ve been waiting for students to come back,” Said junior, Hailey Vik. “It’s been really fun. I think everyone’s really enjoying it.”
Sophomore Jaycee Morrison said, “I really didn’t expect this, but it’s good. The music is good.”
The concert welcomed local talent to the Boise State campus.`
“I’m really biased because Im on ASBSU so I really like all of it.” Said junior, Lauren Albright.
Boise State students seemed overall content with the atmosphere of the concert.
“It just seems really fun, all that they’re offering.” said junior Kelsey Crow of the show. “It really came alive in a day.”