Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Back to Penn State
I'm headed to State College this weekend, partly because it's Arts Fest, and partly because I haven't been back in a long time. I was kind of amused to see an old name on the lineup of bands for the university's AfterFest -- a "booze-free" concert created a few years ago to try and give rowdy people something to do besides drink (or a reason to drink a little less) and not cause a ruckus downtown. So the headlining band is none other than The Verve Pipe. Remember them? They had a hit with "The Freshmen" back in '96. Apparently, they're still around, although from their website, it appears they haven't had a new full-length album since 2001. Anyway, they're going on at 1:30am. Playing before them will be Johnny Action Figure and The Julianna Theory.