After a week of Taste of Emory, Dooling Piano’s and comedy, the party continues Friday with the Spring Band Party featuring Kendrick Lamar. The concert will be held on McDonough field from 7-11pm.
Lamar made a splash into the American music scene in October 2012 with his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city. Off that album, “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Poetic Justice” made the Top 40 hit list.
Organized by Co-Chairs Raghvi Anand and Graham Brooks, the Dooley’s Week committee along with SPC, began plans for performances last semester.
“We put point people in charge of the bands for this week, the band party chairs,” Raghvi said. “We work with an agent every year who, based on our price and schedule, comes up with a list of bands or performers that would work. Our band party chairs made the recommendation of Kendrick Lamar last semester. They knew he was an up and coming artist and thought it would be a great idea.”
Dooley’s Week will close on Sunday night with Dooley’s Ball featuring DJ 3LAU, also on McDonough from 8-12am. Last year’s Dooley’s Ball featured Swedish DJ and electronic dance music producer, Alesso. Similarly, 3LAU is famous for his House beats and electronic remixes. Toga-clad students are expected to pour into McDonough and create the largest recorded Toga Party, going along with this year’s theme of Doolius Caesar: Dooley as the Romans Do.
“The theme took Graham and I along time to come up with,” Raghvi said. “We brainstormed a lot and it was an idea that we had thought about using in the past so SPC helped to make it our own and created the theme. We really like it. So far it’s good and people seem excited about it. We have half the week left but so far it’s great!”
All hail Doolius Caesar!