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GrooveBoston is Back for RIC Homecoming, Oct. 3

From left, Marcia Diaz ’13; Kaitlyn Burke; Gary Penfield, vice president of Student Affairs; Andrew Augustus; Kyla Pecchia ’13; and Thomas Lima.

From left, Marcia Diaz ’13; Kaitlyn Burke; Gary Penfield, vice president of Student Affairs; Andrew Augustus; Kyla Pecchia ’13; and Thomas Lima.

 

Deploy a neopsychedelic profusion of laser lights, add raw electronic dance music, pour unmitigated sweat, stir up sheer excess energy and you’ll have a GrooveBoston live show. On Oct. 3 the party comes to RIC, as part of its Homecoming activities. The event is co-sponsored by Student Community Government, Inc.; RIC Programming; 90.7 WXIN; The Anchor; and the Resident Student Association.

Senior Jordan Day is one of the organizers of this year's event. She also helped arrange last year’s GrooveBoston concert. She said, “Normally we have a hard time getting students to come to large-scale events on campus, but last year we pulled in almost 900 people.” The large turnout was the impetus to bring the group back, she said.

“If you’ve never been to a GrooveBoston concert, it’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced before,” she said. “The amps are so powerful you can feel the bass in your chest. You don’t just hear the music; you feel it. The DJs are also two of the coolest guys I’ve ever met. The whole experience is, well . . . insane.”

Today, live shows are less about how the music is created and more about how it is consumed, said GrooveBoston’s promoters. “We build into each concert audio, lighting, staging and special effects to create the signature GrooveBoston experience.”

(Click here to view last year’s 2012 GrooveBoston party at RIC.)

Catering to college crowds, GrooveBoston tours campuses across the East Coast. Party animals describe the experience as “mad,” “insane” and “epic.” This year’s concert promises to be no less epic. It will be held in the Recreation Center, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. and the show starting at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will be on sale until they run out at the Welcome and Information Center in the Student Union. Concertgoers must have a RIC ID to purchase tickets.