Written by: Lia Armistead, Asst. Sports Editor
Kip Moore, former Blazer golfer, “came home” to the PE Complex on April 11. However, it was not as successful as the athletic department had hoped.
The attendance was so low that Kip Moore invited the audience down to the floor, according to sophomore Hannah Peyton.
“I don’t think that it was advertised very well,” said Peyton. “Not very many people knew [the concert] was to raise money for the athletic department.”
Tickets were $35 for reserved seats, $30 for floor seats and $25 for general admission.
Although there were set prices, to boost attendance, the athletic department said that the first 1,000 people to show up to the complex would receive a voucher for $15 off any ticket.
Moore received a lot of fame after his first album, Up All Night, was released in April 2012 and quickly became the best-selling debut album in both 2012 and 2013.
In 2014 he was recognized as the “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” from the Country Countdown Awards.
Many fans, including senior Angela O’Connor, were excited about hearing his music from his first album.
“I love his older music,” O’Connor said. “I don’t really know his new music so it wasn’t as fun as it could have been.”
O’Connor continued to mention that because our campus is a dry campus, many students did not want to attend the tailgate before the concert.
“If it were at a different venue that isn’t on campus, maybe more people would have shown up and made it an all day thing like the Luke Bryan concerts,” O’Connor said.
Although the concert was not as successful as it could have been, Kip Moore embraced the lack of attendees and continued throwing a entertaining show, as promised.