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Towson spirit more than ‘semi-charmed’

23 September 2012 By Megan Flannery, Arts and Life Editor One Comment
Third Eye Blind headlines Homecoming concert, Kingsfoil opens
Matthew Hazlett/ The Towerlight

Matthew Hazlett/ The Towerlight

Junior digital art major Megan Baker discovered that Third Eye Blind was a possibility for the Homecoming Concert over the summer.

Ever since she found out, she has been counting down the days, she said.

“I met someone when I was studying abroad and [a friend] told me they might be coming,” Baker said. “I just about had a heart attack.”

Homecoming 2012 finished off Sunday night at the Homecoming Concert, headlined by Third Eye Blind with opener Kingsfoil featuring Frankie Muniz.

Many students said that Saturday’s win versus St. Francis in football helped bring good spirits to the concert.

“I liked how it was after the game this year, it helped us feel a part of homecoming week,” Campus Activities Board Director Nick Jones said.

Kingsfoil kicked off the concert at 7 p.m. performing songs from their new album.

While the album will not be released until Tuesday, CDs were sold early to concert- goers.

“We’re probably going to get in trouble for selling it early—seriously,” lead vocalist Jordan Davis said after telling audience members that their CD would be available at their merchandise table.

“We really like them,” Lacie Ritter, a freshman music education major said. “They’re very good singers and really hot.”

After a short intermission between sets, during which Kingsfoil took the opportunity to take pictures with fans, Third Eye Blind took the stage soon after 8 p.m.

Junior art and art history major Kevin Zimmerman said he prepared for Third Eye Blind’s performance by listening back to some of their older songs.

“They’re one of my top five favorite bands,” Zimmerman said. “I went through their whole discography [to prepare].”

CAB Assistant Director Gabi Wurtzel said that Third Eye Blind’s set, which included songs such as “Never Let You Go,” “Semi-Charmed Life,” and “Jumper,” went really well.

“I think people’s sprits have been really up from the football game,” Wurtzel said. “Things have been running really smoothly.”

Third Eye Blind lead singer Stephan Jenkins said during the performance that although they are not on tour now, they are working back in San Francisco on a new album.

He then encouraged audience members not to record the concert on their phone, but to make it a memory.

“You are here, right here, right now,” Jenkins said. “I think you want to be alive and feel this, right here, right now.”

Wurtzel said that the concert, in true Homecoming spirit, brought students and alumni together for one weekend.

“I’ve seen Third Eye Blind like six times now,” Christopher Morici, an alum who graduated in 2010, said. “Power Plant was packed and this is a much more intimate venue. It’s nice to be back, we drove about 20 minutes to be here tonight.”

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