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Mac Miller performs at sold out spring concert

Allie Remis
Staff Writer

The Student Organization Concert Committee presented Mac Miller as Millersville’s annual Spring concert. The concert doors at Pucillo Gymnasium opened at 6:45 p.m. Saturday night, but the concert had sold out weeks before. The Millersville University YouTube account released a promotional video Feb. 19 starring the actors of Improv Molotov, and tickets went on sale Feb. 25.

Mac Miller performed in Pucillo Gym on Saturday, April 11 for Millersville University’s spring concert. (Kevin Kaiser/Snapper)
Mac Miller performed in Pucillo Gym on Saturday, April 11 for Millersville University’s spring concert. (Kevin Kaiser/Snapper)

Police officers checked IDs and searched bags before they sent students through the metal detectors and into the building. Student workers handed out multicolored light-up leis before scanning tickets and letting everyone into the gym. A DJ played club music until Choo Jackson came onstage and rapped while trying to connect with the audience. Jackson admitted he had gotten into trouble for asking students certain questions in the past saying, “I got in trouble last time for asking who was drunk.” He performed a few songs and told students to turn up between all of them saying, “Every song I do, everybody’s gotta be turnt up the whole time!” Towards the end of his set, he asked students where the parties were going to be and said he was going to party with all of the students who shouted addresses at him.

Rapper Choo Jackson opened for Mac Miller. (Kevin Kaiser/Snapper)
Rapper Choo Jackson opened for Mac Miller. (Kevin Kaiser/Snapper)

At 9 p.m., Mac Miller, whose real name is Malcolm McCormick, got onstage wearing a yellow Millersville t-shirt. He told the crowd that Millersville was competing with Edinboro and Lock Haven, two other Pennsylvania State Schools in which he had recently performed. Miller himself was from the Pittsburgh area. He told us he felt a special connection with us, referring to himself as Mac Millersville. He rapped a few songs, one of which was called “Happy Birthday.” He told students to wave their arms in the air for most of his performance. The crowd seemed to have very mixed opinions of the concert; some people left immediately and others danced and enjoyed themselves. Because many people left in the middle of the concert and many arrived late, people were going in and out of the gym all night.

Audience members at the spring concert were given light-up leis. (Kevin Kaiser/Snapper)
Audience members at the spring concert were given light-up leis. (Kevin Kaiser/Snapper)

About ten minutes before 11 p.m., Miller left the stage, but came back almost immediately for an encore. His two encore songs were “Loud” and “Donald Trump.” The DJ closed out the show, playing music that had been played at the beginning, while Miller made his way off stage a second time.