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

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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  • Love says:

    @Love FIRST!

    this lineup is okay.

  • holy shit says:

    @holy shit This is awesome. I can’t wait. Nice job, Bacchanal!

  • uhhh says:

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

    1. mgmt says:

      @mgmt is freshly over. at least of montreal has some longevity

    2. mgmt says:

      @mgmt actually cancelled on yale and brown…. so considering that, we are in good shape!

      1. im pretty sure says:

        @im pretty sure that was an ivygate april fools prank unless i missed something

    3. Be glad, says:

      @Be glad, MGMT is terrible live.

    4. ummmm says:

      @ummmm “we get this”??! are you serious? ghostface is INCREDIBLE.

  • Love says:

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

  • senior (citizen) says:

    @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!

  • Yay! says:

    @Yay! So excited for of montreal!

  • Of Montreal says:

    @Of Montreal Huh. I may actually be interested in this thing.

  • awesome. says:

    @awesome. this is gonna be a shitshow. cant wait.

    question though –

  • Anonymous says:

    @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.

  • Anonymous says:

    @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.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @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

      1. SMH says:

        @SMH yeah b/c ghost is totally from brooklyn and everything.

        also, he didn’t release one of the greatest rap albums ever..solo.

  • Anonymous says:

    @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

  • Drugs, of the Columbia Legal Variety says:

    @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.

  • Anonymous says:

    @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.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous ghostface is only popular because hipsters who “like our indie rock” think that he constitutes good hip hop.

    2. Kindly says:

      @Kindly Refer to this handy diagram, and realize your mistake

    3. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous I dont even know wat indie rock is….. i prefer rap/ hip hop anyday of the week… speak for yourself? and y does the ghetto constitute liking rap, indie rock sounds like the music of choice for emo suburban kids… go bak to the suburbs.

    4. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous ghostface is many things, but a shitty rap artist is not one of them. wiz is fresh too. i hate it when people who have no idea what they are talking about make uninformed generalizations.

    5. ew says:

      @ew don’t put that on me indie rock is whatever…give me pop and R&B…we are very diverse here at Columbia so don’t assume everyone likes what you like just b/c you probably have a group of friends with similar tastes to you…I think the line up is whatever but its a free concert and I’m willing to broaden my horizons. but yea next year you could stand to have three different genres on stage instead of two rap artists cuz I just listened to wiz khalifa and he is kinda garbage sorry. Ghostface=much better. Thanks, baiiiii

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous Yeah, Wiz is whatever.

    6. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Haha! The things people will say behind a mask. What logic, Rap –> Ghetto. I am sure blacks, definitely poor ones in the “ghetto” are the ones buying rap albums like no other. Please realize rap wouldn’t have gone as far as it has without white suburbia.

  • eurotrash says:

    @eurotrash Haven’t heard of any of these people. Is this hipster music?

  • this says:

    @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.

  • BC '13 says:


  • of montreal says:

    @of montreal they basically play the worst live show I’ve ever seen. all gimmicks, no music.

  • SMH says:

    @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.


    1. ... says:

      @... just don’t have an opinion at all, because that might make you a hipster
      but don’t be too non chanlant, because that’s pretty hip too.

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Many non-hipsters consider Wu the best rap group ever. Personally, I find the good and respect them but not my favorite. Practically ever rapper credits a member of Wu.

  • Anonymous says:

    @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.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous who is of montreal?

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous April Fool’s prank.

  • Anonymous says:

    @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.

    1. hip hop elitism? says:

      @hip hop elitism? there’s something you don’t see every day

  • Hooah says:

    @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.

    1. Hooah says:

      @Hooah Better with the feature box. Thanks for listening. You should still try to get a picture in the top right of the post to break up all of the text above the scroll.

      1. Hans says:

        @Hans Thanks for your feedback. It can get a bit hectic on our end.

        1. Hooah says:

          @Hooah You’re doing great!

          1. Eliza says:

            @Eliza Thanks so much, and keep tipping!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous who are these people?!!?

  • Anonymous says:

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

    1. ... says:

      @... ya i noticed that too.. weird huh? oh well, of montreal should be pretty awesome im excited

  • increase pancake says:

    @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.

    1. Actually says:

      @Actually Ghostface just released an album this past September. Good try though!

      1. In Fact says:

        @In Fact It is considered, by many hip-hoppers, as the best album of 2009. As the man ahead of me said, good try!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous let’s go outback tonight.

  • of Montreal says:

    @of Montreal im lost for words. so beyond excited!

  • ugh says:

    @ugh Of Montreal is so shitty

  • You done slept on Tony says:

    @You done slept on Tony NEVER UNDERESTIMATE TONY STARK

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous a real ghostface fan there!!

  • so says:

    @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.

  • I hear... says:

    @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.

  • asdf says:


  • Awesome says:

    @Awesome Fuck all the haters, this shit’s gonna be funnn

  • Question? says:

    @Question? How do we get tickets?

  • FREE says:

    @FREE The event is free. Just show up.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Do they really check CUIDs?

    1. Anonymouse says:

      @Anonymouse They didn’t last year, all of the prospies skipped out on Days on Campus stuff to watch.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous COOOOOÖP!!!

  • Ittai says:

    @Ittai Of Montreal is brilliant!!

  • ghostface killah says:

    @ghostface killah no one could get illa

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

  • Anonymous says:

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

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous ummm are these are hipster bands? I’ve never heard of ANY of them… and Yale gets MGMT…

    1. hm. says:

      @hm. never heard of MGMT. you must be a hipster too.

  • i wanted says:

    @i wanted kid cudi. :(

  • Anonymous says:

    @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.

  • #$@%! says:

    @#$@%! is the sign supposed to have “of monttreal” with two t’s instead of “of montreal” with just one t?

  • Anonymous says:

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

    1. Whhattt says:

      @Whhattt I apologize Mr. Ghostface sir, we are not worthy of your greatness
      (of montreal, meh)

  • sad black senior : ( says:

    @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??

  • Anonymous says:

    @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

  • In Fact says:

    @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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