ICYMI: Fallapalooza with Quinn XCII
BY ASHLYN LIVERMAN
On Friday, November 2nd, UMD’s Student Entertainment events hosted Fallapalooza ft. Quinn XCII. Towards the middle of October, SEE hosted an Opener Mixer Competition where the winner received the opportunity to open for Fallapalooza and Quinn XCII. The event was hosted at the Ritchie Coliseum and included headliners from various small artists throughout the community and a final performance from Quinn XCII. Tickets were open to the UMD community for $8, and to the general public for $20. The event started around 8:00 pm. Those who arrived early enough had the chance to stand up and listen to the performance, while those who arrived later had to sit down in the back in the balcony.
For those of you who aren’t quite familiar with Quinn XCII, he is a current artist whose style varies between the genres of pop, hip-hop, electronic, and soul. Some of his most popular songs include Straightjacket, Kings of Summer, and Flare Guns. Later this year in mid-December, he will be performing in Detroit with other artists including Bazzi, Cash Cash, and Madison Beer.
Laura Boyajian, a current freshman at the University of Maryland stated: “I wasn’t very familiar with Quinn XCII before coming, but the event was still really fun.” Stress levels have been high on campus because of exams and midterms, so Fallapalooza was a way to get students away from studying, and to have fun. Elyse Broder, another freshman at UMD said: “I ended up purchasing my ticket late because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go or not and I wasn’t very familiar with Quinn XCII, but I still enjoyed myself.” Overall, the event was a success and SEE did a great job making sure everything ran according to plan so that students could let go for a little and hear different artists they might not have been as familiar with before.