Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Anticlimactic Concert at Lakeside Lodge

Lloyd Shanahan

               The Anticlimactic Concert at Lakeside Lodge

At Stockton’s Lakeside Lodge on Wednesday, April 18th there was a cancer awareness event that was being held on the shore of Lake Fred. There was special portfolios on cancer research being displayed along with some free pizza, iced tea, and wings. There was also a funny game that is a parody of the game pin the tail on the donkey, only this time it was called pin the condom on the stud.  

While there were no cancer awareness speeches being held at this event, there was instead a local band named the Seven Stone who performed covers of famous songs in the Lakeside Lodge auditorium. The show lasted from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm with an intermission. The songs that were covered are largely modern alternative-rock songs, as well as some classics like American Girl by Tom Petty, I Want You To Want Me by Cheap Trick, Basket Case by Green Day, and Don’t Stop Believing by Journey.  Unfortunately, during the whole concert, hardly anyone showed up to this show. Most of their audience consisted of the portfolio stand attendees and some local employees. The maximum number of those who showed up was about ten to fifteen people.

The quality of the music was solid, but why was this show, as well as the rest of the event, ignored? As said before, it was certainly not because of the quality of the music. In fact, there was even a DJ who worked for WLFR who offered to play their music on the air. But considering that there was enough people who showed up to eat the free food but not stay around, it is easy to assume that the reason that the event was so ignored was due to the time of day the event was scheduled. It was on a Wednesday, at a time where many classes had begun preparing for finals. It has even been confirmed that there were more students in the computer lab then there were in the Lodge auditorium. Even though this event could be deemed as unsuccessful, it was for a good cause.  Hopefully, the planners for this event next year can learn from their shortcomings and plan a more successful event for cancer awareness.

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