The College’s Student Programming Board (SPB) recently announced that the band COIN will headline the Blue Noise Spring Concert, which will take place on Saturday, May 6.
After much deliberation, SPB chose COIN for several reasons.
“A lot of recent concerts have been solo acts, and we thought it would be fun to have a band come play. COIN is one of those bands that has a lot of songs people will recognize, even if they don’t necessarily know the songs by name. They have a great energy and will create a really fun atmosphere for the concert,” Chris Mellen `23, chair of SPB’s Concerts and Live Music Team, said.
As opposed to Fall Concert, which took place at night in the field house, Spring Concert will take place outside, which will lend it the atmosphere of a festival.
Claire Gussler `23 believes that COIN will be the perfect band for the concert.
“I’m very excited about seeing COIN. I think Spring Concert is always really fun. Also, I know COIN’s music, and I think it’ll be really good for Spring Concert. It’ll definitely fit the outdoor vibes,” she said.
Mellen agreed with this sentiment.
“Spring Concert is just as much about the atmosphere as it is about the music. There will be a bunch of good food, drinks, music, and hopefully a nice day,” he said.
Betsy Greenberg `25 agrees that, while music may be a big part of Spring Concert, it is not the only important aspect of the event.
“Hosting the concert directly after the last day of classes is such a great way to celebrate a successful school year! It is a way to see all of your friends before leaving for the summer and gives us something to look forward to as we finish out the year,” she said.
However, for some, music is the most important aspect. Victoria Ruan `25 is a huge COIN fan and cannot wait for them to come to campus.
“I was ecstatic when I heard they were coming. I actually went to one of their concerts when they visited Boston back in the fall. They’re one of my favorite bands and I can’t wait to see them perform again!” she said.
Ruan pointed out that many students have never heard of COIN before.
“A lot of what I’ve been hearing is that most people here don’t know COIN, so I’m glad students will get to hear them for the first time! I’m also hoping that I can get a spot in the front row!” she said.
However, despite COIN’s lack of recognition on campus, most students are very excited to hear them perform.
“I don’t know a lot about what to expect for the Spring Concert because there hasn’t been too much publicity yet, but I’m excited to see the band. They sound cool, and I think it will be a really fun time,” Henry Simonds `24, who only started listening to COIN after the concert announcement, said.
Doors for the concert will open at 2:30 p.m., and the show starts at 3 p.m. There will be free food and drinks available.
While SPB has not said what else will be at the concert this year, there were food trucks and a beer garden for those who are 21 and have ID last year.
Gussler said that her favorite part of the concert last year was the beer garden.
“I really love the beer garden. Personally, I love when Colby pays for my alcohol,” she said.
When asked how to prepare, Mellen’s only advice was to study up on COIN’s music.
“I don’t think there’s any one way to prepare. I like going to concerts where I know as many songs as possible, so I think going and listening to COIN’s music is a great idea, but going in with an open mind will be just as fun,” he said.
Hopefully, you’re getting ready to go to a fun Spring Concert and celebrate the end of the school year!
~ Mairead Levitt `25