Concert ticket protocol
While it's always exciting
when a popular band or musical
group comes to campus, a big
name always comes with a limited
number of tickets for the show.
The April 10 Guster concert
raised the question of how it is
decided whether an event is open
to the public or exclusively for
students of the College. In the
past, there have been instances
when tickets were not adequately
available to students because a
great number had been purchased
The goal of the Concerts Committee is to ensure that Colby students have priority in attending events on campus. When events are open to the public, the potential of tickets selling out before many students have an opportunity to purchase them becomes a problem.
SPB's Concert and Live Music Committee chair, Ben Green '09, reiterated the objective of the committee, and said that they are just "hoping to allow everyone on campus to have a shot at purchasing a ticket before non-students." The commitment to this goal was shown in the days leading up to the Guster concert, as each student of the College was only allowed to purchase a single ticket. Ideally, all concerts on campus could be open to the general public, but this is not always a possibility.