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.