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The weekly student newspaper of Bucknell University

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COIN @ Bucknell

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Photo Courtesy of Sam Godshall

Last Saturday, Bucknell students welcomed the popular indie rock band COIN to campus, and many concert-goers found it refreshing to get a taste of something other than pop or rap at a Bucknell-hosted event. 

Despite the first home football game of the season taking place nearby, around 300 Bucknell students assembled at the field house. Surprisingly, the opening act and COIN received an enthusiastic response even though it was a sweltering September afternoon. Noah Floersch, the opening performer, skillfully engaged the crowd and set an upbeat tone. When COIN began their performance, the audience danced without inhibition from the first note.

As Hannah Jensen ’24 reflected, “The balance of the sound made it a bit difficult to understand all of the words, but the band’s high energy easily made up for it.” For reference, about halfway through their set, the band began to chant “’Ray Bucknell” along with the crowd.

After several moments of temporary insanity from the audience, the crowd chanted as the band performed its two most well-known songs, “Talk Too Much” and “Crash My Car.” Olivia Butler ’24 expressed how cool it is that “Bucknell is able to put on concerts like this for students to look forward to, especially as the semester begins to heat up and stress levels increase.” 

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From performers like Jack Harlow, Flo Rida and COIN to speakers like Pete Davidson and Condoleezza Rice, Bucknell has an impeccable track record of welcoming various notable people who cater to the interests of many different Bucknell students. It shows how diverse the interests of Bucknellians are; some attended an indie rock concert, others went to a Football game and many participated in Greek Life recruitment that same day. 

There is certainly a level of privilege that comes with attending a university such as Bucknell, and this array of possible opportunities on campus in a single day is a part of that. Attending concerts like these is a big part of what keeps me social on campus, and having a band from one of my favorite genres certainly did not take away from that. Even though we were all standing in a room filled with still, sticky air, the vibes from start to finish made it completely worth all the sweat. Plus, it is always cool to see people you know at a concert you would never have expected to see them at otherwise.

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