GC Students gear up for Homecoming concert
GC has announced that T-Pain and B.o.B. will perform at this year’s Retro Reboot themed Homecoming on Feb. 16.
This lineup was welcomed by many GC students who still enjoy the music of the headliners. However others felt the lineup could have been better or featured more diverse music genres.
“The lineup isn’t bad this year with T-Pain and B.o.B.,” said sophomore Will Swinson, an accounting major. “I wish we could bring back Lil Dicky, though. He’s gotten a larger following and released more songs since the last time he was here, so it would be cool to have him back.”
Other students don’t like the lineup as much since the artists aren’t as popular as they once were, but they appreciate how unexpected it is, considering how different it is from last year’s lineup of newer artists.
“I guess I’d say I’m not personally a fan of it, but it’s nice to see that it’s so different and unexpected when comparing it to last year’s lineup,” said freshman Rachel Rasmussen, an early childhood education major.
While some students feel the lineup could be better if it had different artists within the same genre, other students felt GC needs to diversify their lineup. GC hasn’t had a non-rap headliner since 2014, with Ben Rector. However, Rector co-headlined with Travis Porter, who is a rap group.
Since 2014, the headliners have been Hoodie Allen, Rich Homie Quan and Waka Flocka Flame, all of which are rap performers.
“I think it should be a mix of bands, some country, some old rock ‘n roll,” said junior Rachel Burrows, a public health major. “I think a lot of students listen to a variety of music, and since we’ve had rap artists lately, maybe we should throw in some country artists such as Thomas Rhett or Brett Eldridge.”
Although some GC students, like Burrows, do want to include different music types in the lineup, the main group that GC students wanted to perform for homecoming was Migos.
“Even though it would be cool to diversify the type of music that performs for homecoming, I think everyone would love Migos to come to Milly,” Burrow said.
Other students agreed, and the overwhelming choice amongst GC students was to have Migos headline.
“I think if I could have any lineup for Homecoming, I would want Migos to headline,” said sophomore Nate Arnett, an exercise science major. “They have a ton of great songs, and I know that almost everyone here would enjoy them and come to the concert.”
With Migos in mind for next year, T-Pain and B.o.B. are still the performers for this year. GC students can purchase their tickets for $5, with the option of purchasing two additional tickets for $10 each. Doors open at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16 at Centennial Center, and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.