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Ten Questions with Tim Haynes

I managed to catch Tim Haynes, Overall Director of Movin’ On, during one of his brief breaks on Saturday. He shared with me his experiences with the festival over the years.

How long have you been working with Movin’ On and how did you get involved?

This is my third year. When I was a freshman I decided to volunteer at the concert, mostly because I hadn’t gotten involved with anything yet. A lot of my friends were doing THON, and I thought I should do something too.

What’s your favorite band that’s played at Movin’ On?

Excluding this year, I’d have to say The White Tie Affair. They put on a great show and were a lot of fun.

What is the hardest part of your job?

The amount of time it takes, and more importantly, time management. There are times I probably should have been in class or I wanted to be socializing, but I had responsibilities.

What is your favorite part of the job?

It’s definitely the day of the show, seeing the results of all our work. Also it’s great spending time with the committee. They make my job easier and make sure the festival runs like a well oiled machine.

When do you start picking bands each year?

By November or December we always have lists of bands we want to go for, and then we spend January and February narrowing down the list based on availability and costs.

What do you think about all of the other music festivals that have started in recent years?

I’d say it’s a positive thing for students wanting to see a variety of acts. I can’t say there’s harm in bringing concerts to Penn State. On the other hand, having so many so often, turnout is often lower because people think, “Oh I can just go to another one”.

What “crowd” would you say Movin’ On caters towards?

We’ve definitely had more alternative pop punk in recent years, but we’re trying to move away from that and diversify. This year we have several rap and R&B acts, which hasn’t happened in awhile.

What are plans for next year’s show?

Haven’t thought about that, we’ve been way too busy getting ready for today’s show. I’m looking forward to taking a few days off, and then get back in to things next fall.

Why should someone get involved with Movin’ On?

Anyone I’ve known who has done it has loved it. I came in with no idea about concert planning, and now I’m directing it all. I would be happy doing this as a career after graduation, and I wouldn’t have discovered that if I hadn’t gotten involved.

If you could be a dinosaur, what kind would you be, and why?

A Triceratops, though I don’t really know why.

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