For those of you who’ve been asking for a free Drake concert… Well it’s finally here. Don’t get too excited though, this concert is free for West Virginia University students and members of PINK Nation only. If your thinking what I’m thinking if you have friends at West Virginia, right now would be a good time to see if they can get you in to this concert! The entire read is below. Let’s just hope this free concert doesn’t end in case like some of the others “cough” NY “cough”.
Rap/hip hop artist Drake will perform a free live concert Oct. 7 at St. Francis Field as part of the “Gold &’ Blue Bash” hosted by Victoria’s Secret PINK.
The event is a celebration of West Virgnia University’s success in the PINK Nation Collegiate Showdown held in April.
WVU students voted online to win the all-day event, beating 58 colleges total.
“Drake was our top choice as he is one of the hottest performers out there right now and will bring great excitement and energy to WVU,” said Sarah Sylvester, a Victoria’s Secret PINK spokesperson.
Autumn Lonon, a junior broadcast journalism major, expected a mainstream, female artist to perform at the event and was pleasantly surprised by Victoria’s Secret’s artist of choice.
“I can’t even put my reaction into words. When I found out Drake was the surprise performance, I was so excited,” Lonon said. “I’m completely blown away.”
Kristen Lucas, a junior broadcast news major, is also excited for the event.
“I’m looking forward to the Drake concert. I think it’ll be a good time to just hang out with my friends, and it’s another opportunity to gather the student body like FallFest and enjoy a concert,” Lucas said.
Miami sensation DJ Irie will also be performing at the concert.
In addition to the musical performances, a variety of activities will be offered at the celebration.
“We don’t want to give too many details away, but there will be fun games and activities happening throughout the night, as well as food and beverages,” Sylvester said.
The celebration will feature pop up shops with the latest PINK Collection fashions, including a limited edition WVU “Gold &’ Blue Bash” T-shirt.
Professional PINK models Candice Swanepoel and Chanel Iman will also be in attendance, going head-to-head with students in tailgate competitions.
Toiletry items will be collected for a local charity drive, and participants will receive a PINK freebie in exchange for their donation.
Entry to the event is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited capacity.
WVU issued student IDs or printed invitations must be presented upon entry. Only members of PINK Nation can download an invite. To join, visit www.vspink.com/pinknation.com.
The event begins at 5 p.m. St. Francis Field is located between Towers and the Rec Center.
“We hope to have a fun night where WVU students can engage with the PINK brand and celebrate WVU’s school spirit,” Sylvester said. “We encourage students to wear their WVU gear and truly embrace the ‘Gold &’ Blue Bash’ theme.”