MCAB Announces FUN. for Fall Concert

By Katie Theiss

The Middlebury College Activities Board (MCAB) has announced that FUN. will perform as the fall concert on Friday, Nov. 2. FUN. will be visiting the College as part of its Campus Consciousness Tour, a tour originally started by Guster in 2006 that seeks to combine entertainment with education on important issues.

“FUN.’s Campus Consciousness Tour has both an entertainment and an educational side,” explained MCAB Concert Committee Co-Chair Molly Sprague ’13. “Students can not only enjoy music from one of the most popular bands today but can also learn about LGBTQ and environmental issues.”

The MCAB Concert Committee was drawn to FUN. because of the band’s widespread appeal.

“FUN.’s music spans several genres including hip hop, rock, ballad and alternative, and has popular hits that make it an appealing concert across campus,”Â  said Nick Mallchok ‘14.5, MCAB concert committee co-chair. “After Guster was so well received last spring, we chose FUN. for the fall concert because it has a similar vibe. With light and lively music and a talented band, FUN. will be a great, high quality show.”

Sprague and Mallchok stressed that they were looking for a musical group with a great instrumental band and upbeat music as opposed to a group with a “dance party” vibe.

FUN. will be teaming up with Ben and Jerry’s and REVERB, an environmental non-profit organization that targets musicians and their fans and encourages them to take action toward a more sustainable future. Ben and Jerry’s will  be serving free samples at the concert.  FUN. has not yet released information about an opening act for the concert.

In addition to REVERB and Ben and Jerry’s, student groups on campus that are associated with environmental and LGBTQ issues will also take part in the educational side of the concert by setting up informational tables at the concert in order to spread awareness and inform students and the public.

“The Campus Consciousness Tour … is a good opportunity for student groups on campus to join in on the effort to spread campus awareness about some of the most important issues of today,” explained Sprague.

Tickets become available to students on Sept. 24 and to the general public on Oct. 1. MCAB expects a sold out show and encourages students to get tickets as soon as they become available.