CAB Announces T-Pain as Spring Weekend Performer

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By Theresa Schliep 

Have you chosen T-Pain as the ideal Spring Weekend performer on Campus Activities Board’s (CAB) annual survey, year after year? Well, your wishes have been granted: CAB has announced T-Pain will perform at Spring Weekend 2018.

Seventy-four percent of students who took this year’s survey indicated they wanted T-Pain to perform, according to Mary Munshower, FCRH ’18, concert committee co-chair. She said she hopes T-Pain will bring a high-energy performance.

“There is nothing better than looking out into the crowd and seeing all of the students singing and dancing along to the performer we have booked,” said Munshower.

The co-chairs said T-Pain was their first choice for the headlining slot. He’s known for hit songs like “Buy U A Drank,” “Kiss Kiss” and “Blame It.” The Florida native is also a Grammy-Award winner. CAB also announced Audien, a DJ and producer, will open for T-Pain. He’s known for his remixes of popular songs like “Colors” by Halsey.

Ellie Roberts, FCRH ’19, concert committee co-chair, said she wanted to bring a rap performer to Spring Weekend, highlighting his name recognition both amongst Fordham students and in popular culture as a whole.

Munshower said they worked well in advance to ensure university approval on T-Pain’s music. Recent Spring Weekend performances have included many alternative music acts, like 21 Pilots and Matt and Kim. CAB made a foray into pop music last year with Timeflies, a duo sometimes known for their freestyle raps.

“All of us worked together with the administration since May 2017 to figure out who would be the best artist that students have expressed interest in on the survey year after year, as well as that would put on an appropriate performance for our Jesuit university,” said Mary.