Rap music artist Vince Staples performed for students in the Sanford Coyotes Sports Center Tuesday night.
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) invited Staples for this performance as their annual concert.
Lauren Lavin, a sophomore psychology major and the special events director for CAB, helped with the security team throughout night. She said attendance for the event was enough to fill seats.
“The turnout was really good, we had a pretty full floor and enough to fill up the seats. I think there was probably 1,200 people there,” Lavin said.
Although the turnout of the concert was noticeably less than the previous CAB concert, Macklemore, the energy remained high, Lavin said.
“I think there was probably less students there and I think that happens when you pick a genre of music that maybe not everyone is as inclined to like,” she said. “However, I don’t think it changed the energy; I think the energy was very similar to Macklemore.”
Lavin said name recognition also played a part in the difficulty to sell tickets for the Staples concert.
“We think that the lack of name recognition around Vince Staples made it a little bit harder to get people excited about the concert,” she said. “But once we started promoting a lot better, it went faster and then as it got close to the date, the ticket sales definitely picked up.”