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A Plea to SPA: Bring Turquoise Jeep to Penn State

Onward State’s affinity for Turquoise Jeep Records has been well documented on this website and social media. The cult Youtube sensation is responsible for timeless hits like “Lemme Smang It,” “Fried or Fertilized,” and “Did I Mention I Like to Dance?, and — if you’re like me — countless hours of procrastination scrolling through their 43 Youtube videos.

Like any true fan, I painstakingly wait for the day that I can finally see the likes of Flynt Flossy and Yung Humma in concert.  I watch as the Jeep rolls through California, Texas, and Arizona — all thousands of miles away from State College. Several Onward State writers were lucky enough to secure tickets and transportation to an upcoming California concert, but for the Jeep Riders back in Pennsylvania, discouragement abounds.

Until now.

Yesterday, the group posted the following message on its Facebook.

“Calling all schools!! Its about that time for the KTJR COLLEGE TOUR! Email [email protected] if u want TJR to ride thru your school!”

If there’s any school that deserves Turquoise Jeep right now, it’s Penn State. There are a substantial number of Jeep Riders in State College, including former student body President TJ Bard, who tweeted his adoration for the group while he was still the sitting President.

So I say to the entertainment committee of the Student Programming Association — the organization which receives hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding and books dozens of free concerts and speakers for students every year — bring Turquoise Jeep to Penn State.

Their booking fee is certainly substantially lower than previous acts like fun., Vanessa Carlton, and Yellowcard, with a lot higher ceiling for success. TJR is also one of the most fan-friendly groups in the business, frequently releasing fan appreciation videos, always staying late after concerts to sign autographs, and maintaining an engaging social media presence @TurquoiseJeep.

Just look how awesome the concert was last year at Princeton University. And everyone knows Penn State has more dedicated Jeep Riders than Princeton.

Now it’s up to you, SPA.  If you’re reading this, make sure to tweet @psu_spa and ask them to “Keep the Jeep Riding” all the way to Happy Valley!

About the Author

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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