Published: Friday, April 27, 2012
Updated: Friday, April 27, 2012 14:04
A line of students stretched down the Alexander Twilight Theatre lobby, past the commuter lounge and all the way down to the Gravity Well, waiting to see Boston rapper Moufy perform.
“I’m so excited, I can’t wait!” sophomore business major Michael Cartularo yelled.
The doors opened at 6:40 p.m., but students began lining up an hour prior, hoping to get front row seats.
Brooke Parciak, music business industry major, was in charge of counting the number of students who walked through the door.
“Dude, I’m aiming for 400 right now,” Parciak said enthusiastically. “Actually, I’d be happy with 260.”
With an attendance that hit over 400 students, Parciak and the rest of the event planning class were very happy.
Jose Fortunato, former Lyndon State College student and Moufy’s brother and merchandise manager, said it was strange to be back.
“It’s kind of weird seeing a lot of familiar faces and not being able to say ‘hi’ to everyone,” Fortunato explained. ‘That’s just really the funny part about it. But I’m excited about the show, I’ m more excited than a little bit weirded out.”
Sophomore electronic journalism majors John Kazar and Alex Farnsworth were also excited to see Moufy.
“Should be a great show,” said Kazar.
Farnsworth’s favorite element of a concert is “the atmosphere. When you see he’s having fun, you have fun with him.”
One student was more excited to see the opening act than the headliner.
“I’m here for Freddie,” said senior television studies major Paul Shaw. “[The concert’s] cool though, go LSC!”
The show opened at 7 p.m. with Lyndon State College senior Freddie Losamba, followed by Dunn, an up and coming rapper from Brooklyn, NY.
Once the opening acts finished, there was a 15-minute intermission while the sound crew set the stage.
The crowd erupted when Moufy and the rest of the Star Gang affiliates ran on stage.
“People were coming backstage and telling me ‘Yo, it’s live out there,’ so I was like word, I want to get out there, I want to get out there!” Moufy said. “And when we went out there it was just crazy.”
During the show, Moufy gave a heartfelt speech about how important it was to be at LSC.
“One of the most important people in my life went here,” he said to cheering fans. “I can see why he loved it so much. There are a lot of beautiful people here tonight.”
Moufy said the highlight of the show came when he performed his popular songs.
“When ‘Boston Lights’ came on that was crazy,” Moufy said after the show. “’Twist it and Light it’ and ‘Throw my Threes’ were crazy. So those three songs were really crazy and fun.
“The show went really well, so I’m feeling great,” said Moufy.
He left the rest of the night up to his brother.
“Well you know my brother used to go here, so I’m at my brother’s mercy, wherever he says the party’s at is what I’m going to do.”
Christina Cadorette, senior MBI major and integral part of organizing the event, was extremely happy with how smoothly the show went.
“There really weren’t any big issues,” Cadorette said. “The show was a success.”