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Bacchanal To Be Moved Off-Campus To Terminal 5

The Bacchanal Student Committee makes yet another polarizing announcement– this year it’s moving our CAMPUS spring concert OFF CAMPUS. 

On the morning of Friday, December 6th, Bacchanal’s Student Committee announced that the location for this spring’s Bacchanal would be moved off-campus to The Bowery Presents: Terminal 5, in a post on the Bacchanal Instagram. The post asked viewers to refer to “the full press release,” an official statement announcing the change.

The official statement reads that the change stemmed from a student survey conducted by the Bacchanal Student Committee last year. The survey revealed that the “majority [of students] voted in favor of the change” to move the annual music event off-campus. The statement noted how “[t]urning Low Plaza into a concert space is a costly venture,” explaining how the move to Terminal 5 would save “a large portion of [the] budget,” thus increasing “how much allocation can go to artists.” The statement also explained how moving Bacchanal off-campus would address the additional concerns of ticketing, transportation, and accessibility. Students will be given round-trip metro cards as needed and “Columbia Disability Service and Barnard CARDS will provide accessible transportation to and from the venue upon request”.

Terminal 5 is a music venue that has hosted artists such as King Princess, Charli XCX, Rich Brian, Lizzo, Jaden Smith, NGHTMRE, Louis The Child, and Jay Park in the past year. The closest way to get to the venue from campus is the 1 train, but since the venue is by the Hudson River, that includes a 15-minute walk. With this move, Columbia will be the first Ivy League to ever have their spring concert off campus.

After incidents of conflicting information from the Bacchanal Student Committee last year regarding the possible lack of a headliner and later reveal of SOPHIE as the said headliner, Bwog confirmed the statement’s validity with the Bacchanal Executive Board, who revealed that “[the] announcement is true.” The Bacchanal Executive Board did not comment on the location change.
While there may be a concern that the off-campus move could decrease the CU community spirit provided by Bacchanal, the Bacchanal Student Committee addressed this concern by asking “everyone to keep an open mind.”

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous this makes a lot of sense tbh. it’s cheaper, circumvents the administration’s bs, and hopefully they can get better artists w/ the budget increase (which everyone was tight about last year). Also u can still lie on the grass / darty when the student acts are playing during the day

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous This is a great idea. Cheaper, better artists, and more people will be able to attend at lower ticket prices. Hopefully they will provide shuttles.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Let it be known that on this day the war on fun was lost by Gen Z who waved the white flag and surrendered to the administration.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous imagine going to midt🤢 mid🤢🤢 midto🤢🤢🤢🤢I cant even say it

  • Not fooled says:

    @Not fooled Well this sure is an elaborate prank by the bacchanal committee. Nice try, no one would believe that our one campus bonding activity would be moved off campus. Waiting for the #pranked post earnestly.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous I actually like this. Holding Bacchanal on campus has just been getting more and more difficult every year with the administration’s increasingly draconian crowd control and anti-fun policies, and having it elsewhere could take some of the pressure off. And if it’s actually cheaper, and the Bacchanal committee spends that money on better artists, that seems like a win-win.

    Terminal 5 ain’t the best venue in NYC, but it’s huge, close enough to campus, and the views from the balconies are pretty sweet. Yeah it’s a bit of a pain getting there but worth it IMO.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous COPE

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