In 1989, rock superstars U2 played Dandelion Day. Many people respond to this with shock or disbelief. For some reason, they find it hard to believe a band as big as U2 would play this school.
We think that change is possible. In line with administration’s suggestion that student groups band together, we should make an effort to get a name of great magnitude to play our D-Day.
This year, there is a unique opportunity to get a group of such magnitude. The day before our D-Day, George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars will be playing in Buffalo. The day after, they are performing in Syracuse.
If student groups unite, they could most likely generate the amount of money necessary – $30,000 – to book George Clinton and his band on April 26. This is a tangible goal to set, and it would make D-Day truly great.
If each student group with excess funds were to pool their money together, we could do it. We could bring a huge name to our campus, and have an end-of-classes party to remember for years to come.
In addition, this would motivate more students to go out and support D-Day, because they would have something directly invested in it. This is exactly what the administration suggested we, as students, do to make the day our own.
Some of the groups who have already expressed interest in co-sponsoring include Freshman Class Council, the Music Interest Floor and the executive branch of the Students’ Association. Obviously these groups cannot raise this kind of money on their own, but with the help of the student body at large, through various student organizations, it would be possible. If you or your group is interested in helping out this initiative, contact SA President Lonny Mallach and pledge a donation.