Apparently Third Eye Blind Still Exists, Is Popular

Apparently Third Eye Blind Still Exists, Is Popular

Spring concerts might be the best investments colleges make. The year’s almost over, students are sick of school, and, in the heat of studying for exams, it’s easy to think the administration just doesn’t give a damn. But then they drop a thick wad on a sweet concert and, as you sway gently to Ben Folds’ lilting piano, you realize you had it all wrong-someone really does care.

Usually, that is. In some cases, however, the student selection committee botches it so bad that the concert can actually ruin an otherwise great spring.  

We did a quick survey to see which schools booked which bands to perform at their spring concerts. The results are, frankly, stunning:

Brown – The Flaming Lips, Soulive, The Roots, Stardeath and White Dwarfs, Misson of Burma, Yo La Tengo
Cornell – T.I., TV on the Radio
Columbia – Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Blackalicious
Dartmouth – Third Eye Blind
Harvard – Third Eye Blind
Penn – Ben Folds, Third Eye Blind
Princeton – Third Eye Blind
Yale – T.I., Sister Hazel

Seriously?! How has Third Eye Blind suddenly become the hottest ticket on the Ivy circuit? Did Chumbawumba, the New Radicals, and Deep Blue Something all have bar mitzvahs booked up?

Brown clearly takes the prize for best lineup. (It’s hard to compete with an entire college of future East Village concert promoters.) Columbia, which has a history of booking outstanding rap artists (and Naughty By Nature), puts up a good showing, too. (Although Del, whose best song opens with the line “It’s important to practice good hygiene,” might have been a better fit for Brown.) We’re also impressed Yale and Cornell both have T.I. lined up, even after The King walked off stage during a recent concert at Duke. Watch some dweebish Yalie try to correct his grammar: “Excuse me, Mr. I., it’s who I am.”

  • D07

    Did Third Eye Blind even cost $20 when they were popular? Rip.

  • D07

    Did Third Eye Blind even cost $20 when they were popular? Rip.

  • sDJ

    I love how D07 keeps ripping on Third Eye Blind despite the fact the tickets are selling like crazy. Who the hell cares about noisy, unheard-of garage bands like “Camaro” and “flaming lips” (what a fucking stupid name).

  • sDJ

    I love how D07 keeps ripping on Third Eye Blind despite the fact the tickets are selling like crazy. Who the hell cares about noisy, unheard-of garage bands like “Camaro” and “flaming lips” (what a fucking stupid name).

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  • redacted

    Cornell has been trying to live up to the year they got Snopp Dogg.

    Btw…how much do they charge for these springfests?

  • redacted

    Cornell has been trying to live up to the year they got Snopp Dogg.

    Btw…how much do they charge for these springfests?

  • ptonian

    Less than Jake, reel big fish and i think ben kweller are coming for lawnparties

  • ptonian

    Less than Jake, reel big fish and i think ben kweller are coming for lawnparties

  • wow

    cornell has been tryin to live up to everythin cuz cornell fuckin sucks

  • wow

    cornell has been tryin to live up to everythin cuz cornell fuckin sucks

  • yeapton

    btw, all the pton concerts are free. that’s why pton rocks.

  • yeapton

    btw, all the pton concerts are free. that’s why pton rocks.

  • ptron

    Seems like Dartmouth’s Friday Night Rock is similar to Princeton’s Terrace F. Club, a good alternative to what the school itself is bringing. This semester we’ve gotten Girl Talk, Menomena, Battles, Land of Talk, Matt and Kim, Oakley Hall, O’Death, and more, and will be having They Might Be Giants this Sunday.

    Anyway, I am also wondering where you heard that 3EB is playing Princeton. I actually think their first cd is pretty great, so I wouldn’t mind seeing them, but I have heard from a reliable source that we are having a female one-hit wonder from the 80′s…

  • ptron

    Seems like Dartmouth’s Friday Night Rock is similar to Princeton’s Terrace F. Club, a good alternative to what the school itself is bringing. This semester we’ve gotten Girl Talk, Menomena, Battles, Land of Talk, Matt and Kim, Oakley Hall, O’Death, and more, and will be having They Might Be Giants this Sunday.

    Anyway, I am also wondering where you heard that 3EB is playing Princeton. I actually think their first cd is pretty great, so I wouldn’t mind seeing them, but I have heard from a reliable source that we are having a female one-hit wonder from the 80′s…

  • D10

    Girl Talk is going to be immense, more than makes up for Third Eye Blind.

  • D10

    Girl Talk is going to be immense, more than makes up for Third Eye Blind.

  • Columbia ’10

    Note that living in NYC means we don’t have to buy anyone to come play at our school for free (but we do anyways). EVERYONE has concerts at madison square, hammerstein ballroom, webster hall, brooklyn clubs, the village, etc.

  • Columbia ’10

    Note that living in NYC means we don’t have to buy anyone to come play at our school for free (but we do anyways). EVERYONE has concerts at madison square, hammerstein ballroom, webster hall, brooklyn clubs, the village, etc.

  • d ’07

    Just got back from the 3eb show. It was awesome. Fuck people who hate bands simple because they were/are popular.

  • d ’07

    Just got back from the 3eb show. It was awesome. Fuck people who hate bands simple because they were/are popular.

  • d’ 10

    3eb show was surprisingly good last night. they played most of their old songs. guitarist was beat though.

    phi delt had motet last week, that was the best performance i’ve seen in a long time.

    and the roots kick ass.

  • d’ 10

    3eb show was surprisingly good last night. they played most of their old songs. guitarist was beat though.

    phi delt had motet last week, that was the best performance i’ve seen in a long time.

    and the roots kick ass.

  • keeney gangstar

    bottom line here people:

    brown put together the show you all wish you were at. the line up was stellar, the venues were tight, and the people from providence didn’t use the same name that was common currency for the rest of the ivy league this spring.

    while you argue if third eye blinds still got cred, consider how tepid and hackneyed their music has become. for people who want to live in the “here and now” music world not the music of “now that’s what I call music” head to providence.

    next year, skip your local springfest and hit up brown’s.

  • keeney gangstar

    bottom line here people:

    brown put together the show you all wish you were at. the line up was stellar, the venues were tight, and the people from providence didn’t use the same name that was common currency for the rest of the ivy league this spring.

    while you argue if third eye blinds still got cred, consider how tepid and hackneyed their music has become. for people who want to live in the “here and now” music world not the music of “now that’s what I call music” head to providence.

    next year, skip your local springfest and hit up brown’s.

  • cornellfuckingrox

    For all you haters, cornell has undoubtedly the best music scene in the ivys. whether you are a rock snob, emo whiner, pseudo gangsta hip-hopper, 90s throw-backer, or pretentious hipster, cornell has brought at least one artist you like.
    in my 3 years so far at cornell, the cornell concert commission, slope day programming board, and the fan club collective have brought the following bands: T.I, TV on the Radio, Catch 22, Arcade Fire, All American Rejects, Ok Go, The Whigs, Lupe Fiasco, Twista, Trey Anastsasio, the Strokes, Death Cab for Cutie, Franz Ferdinand, Third Eye Blind, Lifehouse, Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Ben Folds, Talib Kwelli, Motion City Soundtrack, Girl Talk, Professor Murder, Art Brut, Tokyo Police Club, Brightback Morninglight, Pedro the Lion, The Fiery Furnaces, Asobi Seksu, Dashboard Confessional, Reel Big Fish, Mos Def, Common, Snoop Dogg, The Game, They Might Be Giants, Ben Lee, Akron/Family, Tilly and the Wall, The Mountain Goats, Wolf Eyes, The Boy Least Likely To, the Hold Steady Steady, The Walkmen, of Montreal, the French Kicks, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Matt Pond PA, the Secret Machines, Hidden Cameras, Chin Up Chin Up.

    Please, someone try to top this. or else, enuff said.

    hail all hail cornell.

  • cornellfuckingrox

    For all you haters, cornell has undoubtedly the best music scene in the ivys. whether you are a rock snob, emo whiner, pseudo gangsta hip-hopper, 90s throw-backer, or pretentious hipster, cornell has brought at least one artist you like.
    in my 3 years so far at cornell, the cornell concert commission, slope day programming board, and the fan club collective have brought the following bands: T.I, TV on the Radio, Catch 22, Arcade Fire, All American Rejects, Ok Go, The Whigs, Lupe Fiasco, Twista, Trey Anastsasio, the Strokes, Death Cab for Cutie, Franz Ferdinand, Third Eye Blind, Lifehouse, Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Ben Folds, Talib Kwelli, Motion City Soundtrack, Girl Talk, Professor Murder, Art Brut, Tokyo Police Club, Brightback Morninglight, Pedro the Lion, The Fiery Furnaces, Asobi Seksu, Dashboard Confessional, Reel Big Fish, Mos Def, Common, Snoop Dogg, The Game, They Might Be Giants, Ben Lee, Akron/Family, Tilly and the Wall, The Mountain Goats, Wolf Eyes, The Boy Least Likely To, the Hold Steady Steady, The Walkmen, of Montreal, the French Kicks, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Matt Pond PA, the Secret Machines, Hidden Cameras, Chin Up Chin Up.

    Please, someone try to top this. or else, enuff said.

    hail all hail cornell.

  • dce

    the princeton spring concert on tuesday will be joan jett and the blackhearts. see http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/archives/2007/05/09/news/18437.shtml

  • dce

    the princeton spring concert on tuesday will be joan jett and the blackhearts. see http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/archives/2007/05/09/news/18437.shtml

  • pton ’08

    yah–i have no idea where anyone got this 3eb rumor, but joan jett and the blackhearts are definitely the band going off in an hour…

  • pton ’08

    yah–i have no idea where anyone got this 3eb rumor, but joan jett and the blackhearts are definitely the band going off in an hour…

  • C ’08

    redacted — I’m not sure about the other schools, but at Cornell our big spring concert, Slope Day, is funded by the University/the student activity fee which is bundled with tuition, so there isn’t actually any charge to students to go; students can purchase extra tickets and can pay for food/beer on the Slope… Cornell also has a ton of other concerts throughout the year, through the Concert Commission (usually almost $20) and Fanclub Collective (usually about $5).

    wow — Cornell does not fucking suck, if you’re a Cornell student and you think that, please find some new friends or change majors or something

    cornellfuckingrox — holla!! I’m from a big city and the music scene is actually much better, and much cheaper, above Cayuga. Except for that one creepy older man that stands right in front at all the Fanclub shows….

  • C ’08

    redacted — I’m not sure about the other schools, but at Cornell our big spring concert, Slope Day, is funded by the University/the student activity fee which is bundled with tuition, so there isn’t actually any charge to students to go; students can purchase extra tickets and can pay for food/beer on the Slope… Cornell also has a ton of other concerts throughout the year, through the Concert Commission (usually almost $20) and Fanclub Collective (usually about $5).

    wow — Cornell does not fucking suck, if you’re a Cornell student and you think that, please find some new friends or change majors or something

    cornellfuckingrox — holla!! I’m from a big city and the music scene is actually much better, and much cheaper, above Cayuga. Except for that one creepy older man that stands right in front at all the Fanclub shows….

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