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Movin’ On 2014 Prop Bets

Penn State’s favorite (and only) free music festival, Movin’ On, is finally here. With the concert moving up a week this year, and on a Saturday for the first time ever, organizers are expecting the event’s largest historic crowd.

With each Movin’ On comes a new set of musical acts, and anything and everything that you may expect at a free music concert on a college campus. For the unexpected, we have decided to set up some prop bets for the concert.

If you are unfamiliar with prop bets, Onward State co-founder Evan Kalikow’s definition of the practice has become the standard around here: “A prop bet is short for proposition bet. Basically, it’s a bet on something not commonly betted upon. For example, lots of people bet on the score of the Super Bowl, but how many people bet on how many times the winning coach will say ‘humbled’ in the post-game press conference? That’s a prop bet.”

For all of you that are low on money at the end of the year and looking for some quick money, we must inform you that ONWARD STATE IS NOT A GAMBLING OPERATION. The odds are completely made up, so good luck finding a bookie that will take them.

With that major stipulation out of the way, let’s get started!

Number of Arrests: OVER/UNDER 20

You can’t have a free concert without some arrests. When you give something away for free, Penn State students aren’t going to be the only ones to take advantage of it. Chances are, there are going to be some arrests again this year. I’m going to put it on the low-end though and take the under here.

Number of couples doing the dirty on the field: OVER/UNDER 2

The vision of what transpired at Movin’ On last year is forever etched in our minds. Chances are, the organizers are going to be paying more attention to the attendees, but someone will be able to slip through the cracks with the amount of people that attend the concert. I think that we might see the same as last year (with different people bumpin’ uglies, hopefully), so I’m taking the under.

Percentage of townies attending the concert: OVER/UNDER 25%

With the concert moving to Saturday this year, you’re going to see more of two groups. Greek Life since it isn’t on Frat Formal Friday anymore, and high school students. Half of State High’s graduating class might be there just for something to do on a Saturday. I’m going to take the under here because there aren’t enough townies to make up a quarter of the attendees, but keep an eye out for those high school kids taking advantage of our student activity fee this year.

Wiz Khalifa cancels too: YES/NO

We are all disappointed that A$AP Rocky couldn’t make it to Movin’ On after canceling last minute. Luckily, Pennsylvania’s own Wiz Khalifa was able to replace him, leaving Penn State without an A$AP Mob, but giving it Taylor Gang. There has to be a chance that Wiz cancels too. I’m going to go ahead and say that doesn’t happen, but I’m telling you there’s a chance.

Number of times that MGMT will play “Kids”: Over/Under 0.5

Oh wait, that was last year.

Number of times people will say, “Last year was better”: OVER/UNDER 1,000

I feel like this is going to be said a lot this year. Last year’s Movin’ On probably had one of the best lineups in the event’s history, and this year’s lineup probably won’t live up to the high expectations set from that show, especially without A$AP. I’m taking the over.

Number of hats Aloe Blacc wears: OVER/UNDER 2

The man is known to wear a variety of hats. Fedora, newsboy, baseball — you name it, he’s worn it. Chances are he wears multiple hats at this years event, especially if it’s going to be sunny out. I’m taking the over here because you can’t have too many hats.

Why did A$AP Rocky cancel?

  • He was too busy dealing with the love of his bad bitches: 2-1
  • He had an engagement party instead: 7-2
  • He stopped touring altogether: 8-1
  • He was recruiting new members to A$AP Mob: 20-1

One can only hope that A$AP was too busy dealing with the love of his bad bitches, but he did reportedly get engaged. He could also have been searching for new members for A$AP Mob with all of the recent success of A$AP Ferg. Wiz on the other hand has Taylor Gang and doesn’t have to deal with relationship issues anymore. I’ll take bad bitches, since they’re his fuckin’ problems.

Number of people that won’t come to Movin’ On since A$AP Rocky won’t be there: OVER/UNDER 1,000

This comes down to who the bigger draw would have been. A$AP has been hot recently, but Wiz is from Pittsburgh and has a well-established brand already. Chances are, people are still going to show up for a similar act, especially Wiz Khalifa. I’m going to take the under here because Wiz’s contingent will take away from the A$AP loss.

What Hall & Oates song will Fitz and the Tantrums Cover?

Fitz and the Tantrums have been known to cover Philadelphia’s favorite pop-rock band in their sets. They have even performed with the one and only Daryl Hall (Oates’ mustache makes him obviously better), so they are bound to play a song by the duo. I’m going with “Maneater” here because you can’t ignore that infectious saxaphone melody.

Number of people who yell “Taylor Gang or Die” along with Wiz: OVER/UNDER 500

We’re two hours and 24 minutes away from Taylor Allderdice High School. Believe me, I Googled it. Chances are, someone in the crowd is an alumni of the high school or even better, from Pittsburgh. There should be a large contingincy of Pittsburgh faithful at the concert so definitely take the over.

About the Author

Ted Hozza

Ted is a senior majoring in Community, the Environment, and Development, or as his friends here at Onward State like to call it, Architecture. You can probably find him at the Phyrst late at night with other Onward Staters if he's not somewhere else editing articles. You can follow him on Twitter @TedHozza or email him at [email protected]


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