By Jada Butler
Assistant News Editor
After the March announcement that DNCE, a popular American funk and dance rock band, would perform at this year’s spring concert, students were abuzz with both excitement and disappointment. As many students as there are on campus, there are equally as many differing tastes in music.
While DNCE performing this year may be the best thing to happen to one student, it could also be the worst for another. Yet, a recent student opinion poll of about 30 students conducted by the Pioneer shows a moderate approval rating of 16 percent, with 6 percent disapproving and 8 percent indifferent.
The show will take place on Thursday, April 13 at 8 p.m. in the Tilles Center. Tickets, which are on sale now at $15 for LIU students (LIU I.D. required), and $30 for faculty, staff, or alumni, can be purchased at the Tilles Center box office, or www.ticketmaster.com.
“It’s great that Post is inviting famous groups or individuals [to perform] because it attracts a lot of students. I’m definitely going!” – Andrea Giron, a freshman education major.
“I’m excited for the concert, and I think a lot of students are going to go. [Looking forward to] Toothbrush! When I first heard that song, I was addicted.” – Dondre Lemon, a sophomore journalism major.
“I love the Jonas Brothers, so having Joe here is pretty cool.” – Robyn Beeber, a freshman elementary education major.
“I think it’s awesome! I don’t really care, seeing that I don’t really listen to them that much, but I think that it’s really cool to have such a popular band come to Post.” – William Pope, a freshman musical theater major.
“Who’s DNCE? I would prefer seeing someone like Tory Lanez.” – Brendey James, a freshman health science major.
“I’m not that familiar with DNCE. I feel like we should have a say on who performs for us.” – Matthew Burney, a senior musical theater major.