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Published on February 28th, 2017 | by Emily Goldberg

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Students stay hopeful for Southern Takeover 2017

Each year FSC students gather together for the campus’s numerous traditions. From Winter Wonderland to Flapjack Fling to Fair-well Festival, our campus traditions never fall short. Among these, Southern Takeover is one we all look forward to and one that has caused much discussion over this past year.

Last year, FSC’s Southern Takeover performers included Denim Blue & Miclain Keith, Robert Delong and Lil Dicky as the headliner.

The concert was originally scheduled for March 19 but due to unforeseen weather, it had to be rescheduled for April 6. All performers were able to reschedule for that time as well. The event got postponed again until April 26 just featuring Robert Delong and DBMK.

Rumors were stirring as to why Lil Dicky wasn’t able to perform at FSC. Whether the board of trustees didn’t approve of his music, he was overbooked or we didn’t have enough money to host him, it was announced in the beginning of April that Lil Dicky wasn’t performing at all in the spring semester.

Vice President of Administration and Finance Tyler Philolius said that the reason why he was unable to come had nothing to do with a lack of money.

“They just overbooked him on the date that we rescheduled him, it had nothing at all to do with money,” Philolius said.

Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations Sydney Schantz said that there are many people involved in the process of bringing performers to FSC, including the provost and the board of trustees.

“There’s a long series of meetings with the Director of Musical Events from ACE and our advisors,” Schantz said. “This year we also polled the student body to see what genre of music students would prefer to see. Based on that the advisors and Director started searching. All of it is a secret, from both students and ACE. The executive board is only informed after the contracts have been finalized and the general body of ACE and the student body are notified at a large reveal event.”

This year, the Southern Takeover performers have yet to be announced. On March 1, the Association of Campus Entertainment will be hosting its general meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Bandshell and have hinted that information regarding Southern Takeover, including performers, will be announced.

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