It takes a lot to get Cornellians excited on a Sunday night in the height of prelim season. That being said, Cornell Concert Commission delivered with their spring concert, which brought Playboi Carti and Mike Floss to Barton Hall.
Blue and white floodlights and a killer pre-show playlist set the mood for the concert, helping students to forget that they were dancing in the very spot where they had taken an orgo prelim but three months ago.
Special guest Mike Floss opted for a motivating performance, alternating familiar songs with new ones. The diverse set was strung together by a series of crowd interactions, during which he congratulated Cornellians on the diversity of the crowd and on the drive it takes to be a Cornellian. He punctuated the performance with a Cornell-centric freestyle rap.
Playboi Carti adopted a different but extremely effective strategy. His sole objective? To turn Barton into the hottest spot on campus. Carti’s set featured back-to-back bangers, including his most well-known single, “Magnolia.” After what amounted to more than an hour of of pre-show hype, students were more than ready to take up Carti’s call to have a good time, impressively echoing just about every lyric of his songs. Concert-goers were unified by the performance as they teamed up to “Milly Rock.”
Congratulations to Cornell Concert Commission and to Playboi Carti and Mike Floss on a killer show. It’s one students will be talking about for quite some time.