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Jack’s Mannequin Rocks Rec Hall

For the first time in over 2 years, a concert was held last night in Rec Hall. Jack’s Mannequin, from Los Angeles, performed to a crowd of over 2,500. The piano rock band was founded by lead singer and pianist Andrew McMahon following the break-up of McMahon’s former group, Something Corporate. The Jack’s Mannequin concert was put on by the Student Programming Association, with tickets for students costing only $5.

The concert was very entertaining, McMahon did a good job of getting the crowd into the music, including participating in the omnipotent “We Are…” cheer. The music was spot on, and the venue surprised me. I wasn’t expecting the acoustics of the hall to be any good, but it turns out that they were more than acceptable. Nothing compared to Eisenhower or Schwab, but pretty good for a gymnasium. My only real complaint about the concert was the length, the concert last around an hour and a half, which is pretty short as far as concerts go (especially when compared to Bruce Springsteen’s 3-hour marathon at the end of last semester). But for $5 a ticket, I really shouldn’t be complaining. Check out the pictures below.

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Chase Tralka

Chase Tralka is a Senior majoring in Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Security and Risk Analysis. He is from Northern New Jersey and is involved in far too many organizations to list here. He enjoys photography, cycling, and listening to obscure free jazz music.

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