It’s that time of year again; Cornell Homecoming has arrived! As part of this magical weekend, you’ll throw on your favorite Cornell gear, make a big show of marching down to Schoellkopf, and probably only stay for a half hour. (ICYMI, we’re playing Yale!) You’ll weigh the many options you have available to you. You could watch the game, complete with Marching Band. You could check out the Big Red Fan Festival or the traditional Fireworks and Laser Light Show. But there’s one activity that’s a must: attending this year’s Homecoming Concert, presented by the Cornell Concert Commission. Here are 5 reasons you don’t want to miss it!
1You’ll probably hear “Cake by the Ocean”
DNCE is headlining the concert this year, and if the name doesn’t ring any bells, they’re behind hits like “Cake by the Ocean” (the song you heard at least once a day all through 2016), “Kissing Strangers”, and “Toothbrush.” Needless to say, come ready to dance!
2Joe Jonas will be there
Listen, I don’t care if you were “Burnin’ Up” with JoBro fever back in 2007. (Punny, right?) The Jonas Brothers were a part of most of our childhoods. DNCE is fronted by Joe Jonas, so this is your chance to finally cross paths with a Jonas Brother. Sophie Turner, who?
3CupcakKe will start the night off
CupcakKe is best-known for her unflinchingly explicit songs. Her raps have a wide range of topics, but always a unique rhythm. Who knows what she’ll surprise us with Saturday night?
4You can shake off that pre-prelim stress
It’s that magical time of the year when work is really starting to ramp up. If you haven’t had an exam yet, you’re pretty much guaranteed to hit one within the next week or two. Maybe a little music is just what you need to ditch that testing-induced stress.
5It’s a party with all of your friends!
This one needs no explanation. Grab a bunch of your friends, and bursting with Cornell spirit, head to Barton Hall! See you there!
Tickets are available now at www.CornellConcerts.com. Presale $25 students, $30 general public. Doors open at 6, and the show starts at 7!