6 The Compass Wednesday, Decembers, 1992
Homecoming concert bombs at ECSU
By Kysha Gaiy
Rap artists Eric B. and Rakimgot paid
in full, but concert goers were far from
happy with the outcome of the home
coming concert, held Oct. 30th in the
Robert Vaughan Center.
Concert goers were in a bad mood
due to long lines and an hour wait for
the concert to begin. The concert, which
was supposed to start at8 o'clock, didn't
start until nearly ten p.m.
"The concert was a total waste of time
and money," said Robin Johnson, an
ECSU junior. "I wasn't personally in
terested in the artists that were chosen
for the concert, but after the price of the
tickets were lowered from $10 to$5,1
thought it would be an offer I couldn't
refuse. But after going I wish that I had
"Things never seem to start on time.
Photo by James Sims
"Rap is OK. but who wants to listen to it all night?"
especially here at ECSU," Johnson
added. "The concert was scheduled to
start at 8:00 p.m., but we had to wait
outside for at least an hour and a half
just to get into the building, not to men
tion the pushing and shoving that
started after the doors were finally
Many students said they didn't go to
the concert even after the price was
dropped because they didn't like the
artists who were performing.
"Rap is okay but who wants to listen
to it all night?" said Tara Jones, a fresh
man English major. "I don't like rap
enough to spend money to see them in
Several students also complained
about having to pass through metal
detecters, operated by ECSU security
officers, who also frisked the males.
The metal detecters are part of a new
policy to be used at all functions, ac
cording to Ms. Myrtle Johnson, of the
campus security department. 'The pur
pose is to deter all metal objects, such as
guns, knives and brass knuckles, that
could cause injury," Johnson said.
The first acts were put on by the stu
dents who won the talent show.
The audience then had to wait thirty
minutes for the first rap group. Da'
Youngsters, to perform. Da' Youngsters
performed only two songs, "Pass The
Photo by James Sims
Mike, Y'all," and "Something for the
Following this performance,studenls
had another wait for Eric B and Rakim.
SC A booked the two rappers for Friday
rather than Saturday night because thej
said Halloween was a holiday & would
therefore cost double their usual fee.
To pump up the aowd, the two rap
artists exhort^ groups in the audience
to insult each other.
They performed five songs,
"Mahogony," "Paid in Full," "Don't
Sweat the Technique," "Eric B. forPresi'
dent," and Eric B. Got Soul."
Eric B and Rakim threw the miao-
phone down and walked off stage
around 11:30, after complainisg about
the sound system.
After the concert ended, the pre-dawn
dance, also held in the Vaughan Center,
was over around two p.m.
ECSU students perform during the talent show, held Oct. 29 in Williams Hall.Students
(trom left to right) are Tymesia Pope, Tayla Carney, and Ta-Tanisha Jordon.
SGA not being audited
ECSU alumnus Ted Carpenter, a rising star on the comedy circuit entertainc
ECSU Oct. 29 in Williams Hall. Carpenter was a big hit with his audience
By Lavenia Dameion
SGA officials say they are stUl in the
dark regarding the income generated
trom the Homecoming Concert
to come in from accounting," said SGA
Resident Michael Myrick. "Asofyester-
2) Dr- Whitesaid it hadn't come
a desk m the office of Business and Fi-
^^d the auditors found it," theoffi-
Myrick d^ed SG A wasbeingaudited
in on time.
"I checked into that over Thanks?'''
ing," he said. "It isn't true. There
auditors here all the time."
SGA Treasurer Qaudette Pendw aij
nounced at a family meeting held
SGA's allotment for the
$21,000 according to Ralph Nixon, ^
Inaddition to payingforthehom^
ing concert, SGA also provides
campus organizations, clubs, o I
Coronation, guest speakers, forums,
"We sponsored the back to
bash," said Nbcon. "We also ^ ,
ECSU day at church every third
The money for SGA's budget
from student f^.