Your Chewbacchanal Lineup Is Ghostface Killah, Of Montreal, and Wiz Khalifa

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Ladies and gents, the rumors are true/false/sortakinda accurate, depending on your sources: legendary Wu Tang member Ghostface Killah, Outback Steakhouse-promoting psychedelic indie outfit Of Montreal, and remixing/upcoming Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa will play Bacchanal on Saturday, April 24th. Bacchanal’s theme this year is Chewbacchanal, and readers should be on the lookout for real-life Chewie sightings around campus this week. The Spring Concert will begin at 6 PM, and Bacchanal will be providing the other treats we’ve come to expect: a screening of Coraline on the Steps on 4/20 (but beware: there are only 300 3D glasses—first come, first serve), an outdoor carnival, a bagel brunch, and more. The full schedule of events has not yet been finalized by the Bacchanal crew, but we’ll let you know as soon as it is.

In the meantime, party people get ready: start flashing the Wu ‘W’ at inopportune moments, start getting creative with your eye makeup and/or facial hair, and ink ya whole body (but don’t give a motherfuck.)

Update: Around midnight tonight, there was actually a real-life Chewie spotted in Butler, hyping up Bacchanal:

We checked in with the fearless leaders of Bacchanal to ask them about their best concert experiences, and the craziest thing they’ve been offered to reveal the Bacchanal lineup early, after the jump.

Alex Kirk, President:

Favorite Wiz Khalifa Song? “The Thrill”

Best show you’ve ever been to? A tie between the Killers and the 97.9 Summer Jam, it’s this ridiculous hip hop station summer concert that had Ludacris, Khia, Shawna, Mike Jonez, Three 6 Mafia who we hung out with back stage with the Cool Kids and a bunch of other artists. Basically the highlight of my high school years.

Craziest offer to reveal Bacchanal lineup? I’ve had some pretty crazy offers of people being my “bff forever” in exchange for knowing the artists but mostly I just get free drinks which is pretty awesome.

Jody Zellman, Co-President:

Favorite Of Montreal song? “Gronlandic Edit”

Best show you’ve ever been to? Tie between Weird Al Yankovic’s 1996 Bad Hair Day tour and the Phish reunion show in Hampton, VA last March.

Hardest part of planning Bacchanal? The endless task of navigating through the dozens of Columbia administrative departments from whom we need to receive approval to amplify sound, use the lawns, fill the Low fountains with Jello, etc. Another hard thing is getting the approval from the administration to use some of our money to bribe God, to prevent it from raining during the concert.

Craziest offer to reveal the Bacchanal lineup? My parents threatened to stop paying my tuition if I didn’t tell them who the artists are. I broke under pressure, and for that I am truly sorry.

Dan Weinstein, Concert Chair:

Favorite Ghostface song? “Daytona 500”

Hardest part of planning Bacchanal? Lots of phone numbers to remember. Also it’s tough to get a good combination of artists who will appeal to a broad range. Booking an act is way trickier than just calling the group up and saying we’d like to hire them.

Craziest offer to reveal the Bacchanal lineup? Nobody’s offered me anything too good. I probably would have given in to ice cream though.

Anything else? I think it’s a big deal that we’ll be holding it at night…there will be glow sticks. Like 2,000 of them. The glow sticks are important.

Mia Johnson, Concert Chair:

Favorite Ghostface song? “The Mask” ft. Dangerdoom

Best show you’ve ever been to? Most memorable was Justice was because of a bloody nose, and crowd surfing on stage to get help.

Hardest part of planning Bacchanal? Finding artists we liked that weren’t busy having babies, globetrotting, or engaged previously.

Craziest offer to reveal the Bacchanal lineup? People have offered some pretty compromising things.

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  1. Love  


    this lineup is okay.

  2. holy shit  

    This is awesome. I can't wait. Nice job, Bacchanal!

  3. uhhh  

    really? wtf? yale gets MGMT and we get this?!

  4. Love  

    Just kidding. Just bummed that I have to go to work.

  5. senior (citizen)  

    this is fucking AWESOME. fuck the haters, but in a spirit of hating i will say that haters can suck it. looking forward to this!

  6. Yay!  

    So excited for of montreal!

  7. Of Montreal  

    Huh. I may actually be interested in this thing.

  8. awesome.  

    this is gonna be a shitshow. cant wait.

    question though -

  9. Anonymous  

    what's with bacchanal and enlisting rappers who are not meant to be stand-alone acts? ghostface will be out there with at least 1 support mc who will be shouting over him the whole time and finishing all his lines.

    5 bucks says he'll try to get by with points for calling for wu w's the whole time.

  10. Anonymous  

    how does this shit even work? why can't they pool their money together and get someone good that people will actually truly want to see... something a little more exclusive... and by that i mean, something you can't find in a warehouse in Brooklyn.

    • Anonymous  

      The artists that come out of Brooklyn, especially MCs are talented, so you are wrong there. Secondly the only thing wrong with the picture, is that we need more Wu Tang Clan rather than just Ghost face. Get the whole clan rather than one person...if not then its major loss. Not to mention playing in a Brooklyn Warehouse party, facing real Brooklynites is one the toughest crowds any one artist could face in this city...smh

  11. Anonymous  

    question...is the order of performers as listed on the poster? cause ghostface AFTER of montreal would be a bit weird. given that OM are the huge ridiculous live part of this

  12. Drugs, of the Columbia Legal Variety  

    Of Montreal blew my mind when I saw them in concert. They're basically hallucinogens packaged into a David Bowie-esque, heresy-abounding, manic stage presence form. I felt like I had ingested something illegal simply from watching them.

  13. Anonymous  

    why do they keep getting shitty rap artists? when will they figure out that we columbians like our indie rock? we are not in the ghetto.

  14. eurotrash

    Haven't heard of any of these people. Is this hipster music?

  15. this

    is the best thing to happen, maybe ever. all of the acts are ridiculously talented. and to whoever said ghostface can't be a standalone act - you need to listen to more ghostface.

  16. BC '13  


  17. of montreal  

    they basically play the worst live show I've ever seen. all gimmicks, no music.

  18. SMH  

    nah ghost is actually that good.

    and yes, he is a stand alone act. smfh.

    stop pretending like you're too good for WuTang b/c you're a reverse hipster.

    and hipsters stop pretending like Wu is the greatest rap group ever.


  19. Anonymous  

    Wiz Khalifa is decent, but Ghostface Killah and Of Montreal should both be great...too bad I've already seen both of them in concert.

  20. Anonymous  

    who is of montreal?

  21. Anonymous  

    April Fool's prank.

  22. Anonymous  

    Real Hip Hop is real Hip Hop, if you know it then you know it, if not then don't act like you know. Wu Tang Clan revolutionized the industry with 36 Chambers and if you don't know, bump the album in your system. May seem too intelligent too literal and may make too much sense than your idiotic average slowed down 4/4 beat. Just a warning to the un-Hip Hop-cultured out there.

  23. Hooah  

    Tangentially: Bwog you have gone cuckoo with your headline featuring and font sizes. The top of the blog right now, if this is still the top post, simply looks messy. You have two different fonts screaming at me from a sticky box, a headline alert that breaks to two lines (bad bad bad!), three highlighted stories which makes the feature box almost long enough to be its own post, and then a two line yelling headline to this post that also has too much bold and too many links. I mean honestly, it just looks terrible right now. I tell you this because I love you. I cannot compare it to that other campus blog because I never read the other one so I don't know what it looks like. But I know that you can do better. I have seen it.

  24. Anonymous  

    who are these people?!!?

  25. Anonymous  

    Ghostface performed at the 2006 Bacchanal. These people are so creative and inventive!

  26. increase pancake  

    yo student gov kids: next year put people who know something about music to pick the artists. props to these guys for putting in the effort, but it would be nice to get some relevant bands. ghostface and of montreal haven't released any good music since 2006 and 2007, respectively.

  27. Anonymous

    let's go outback tonight.

  28. of Montreal  

    im lost for words. so beyond excited!

  29. ugh  

    Of Montreal is so shitty

  30. You done slept on Tony  


  31. so  

    why is it held at 6pm this time and not during the day? now we can't enjoy mediocre performances under the blazing sun with the wafting scents of mister softee and nuts-for-nuts.

  32. I hear...

    that kid's got like 80 dicks with which he can pleasure a whole city block of woman for an hour every night.

  33. asdf  


  34. Awesome  

    Fuck all the haters, this shit's gonna be funnn

  35. Question?

    How do we get tickets?

  36. FREE

    The event is free. Just show up.

  37. Anonymous  

    Do they really check CUIDs?

  38. Anonymous  


  39. Ittai  

    Of Montreal is brilliant!!

  40. ghostface killah  

    no one could get illa

    but seriously, of montreal was a terrible experience live, ugh

  41. Anonymous  

    I will only go to this if Of Montreal agrees to give us all free Outback Steakhouse.

  42. Anonymous  

    ummm are these are hipster bands? I've never heard of ANY of them... and Yale gets MGMT...

  43. i wanted  

    kid cudi. :(

  44. Anonymous  

    i think i'm going to bite the bullet and hit up Penn for 40 big ones to get my Cudi fix. it should still be a sick nasty show the next weekend though.

  45. #$@%!  

    is the sign supposed to have "of monttreal" with two t's instead of "of montreal" with just one t?

  46. Anonymous  

    Wiz is the best of the three, Ghostface and Of Montreal suck

  47. sad black senior : (

    I appreciate the council for clearly trying to incorporate groups from a variety of genres, but all these artists are still so obscure. Could we possibly invest in some slightly more mainstream artists in the future??

  48. Anonymous  

    How does bacchanal work in terms of ID? I heard there werent enough tickets last year so since its on low plaza wont anyone be able to see it from campus? or do i really need to be in the designated cuid ticket holder spot place

  49. In Fact  

    Like who? What rap group/rapper has more appeal than Wu/Ghostface? Every who listens, and I mean actually listens to hip hop atleast knows who Wu Tang is. Wiz is blowin' up right now. And "in the future"....thought you were a senior?

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