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Campus Currents: Bumstock

Monday, February 6th, 2006, 12:00 am in Style & Culture
Sophomore Owls' Battle of the Bands set to determine festival opener for UMaine concert
By Ryan Clark

Instead of choosing the top one percent of freshman, they are looking to choose the best band on campus.

With five bands already committed to play, the Sophomore Owls Honor Society is looking to put together their annual Battle of The Bands competition to be held on Feb.

Thursday, January 26th, 2006, 12:00 am in News
By Tony Reaves

Bumstock is under new management, and this year students may see some radical changes to the annual music festival.

Vice President of Student Entertainment Derek Mitchell outlined a host of possible changes to the event.

“It’s time the university and Student Entertainment make it a new, bigger, better event and stop focusing so much on the same old bands,” he said.

Monday, December 12th, 2005, 12:00 am in Style & Culture
By Pattie Barry

To the joy of those displeased with Bumstock in years past, UMaine’s signature festival is getting a face-lift.

The concert, which began as a multiple-day event, will return to its festival roots as it spans the weekend of April 21 and 22 next year. Tentatively, the event is planned to begin around 7 p.

Monday, April 25th, 2005, 12:00 am in Style & Culture
Despite blustery weather, blown generator, Bumstock marched on
By Desiree Fernald, Rachel Krautkremer, Matt Kearney

Gray clouds hovered in the air all day, but the threat of rain was unable to dampen the moods of both concertgoers and bands at this year’s Bumstock. While the concert could have ended in disaster, thanks to a blown generator which resulted in three hours of music-less stages, the bands were able to salvage the event with high-energy performances.

Monday, April 25th, 2005, 12:00 am in News
Generator blowout delays festival 3 hours; security, weather hold out for event
By Ernest Scheyder

Bumstock 2005 is over, and in spite of several obstacles, Student Entertainment officials are declaring it a success. The annual music festival was delayed several hours after a generator blew and caused a power surge on one of the stages at around 5 p.m., according to Josh Luce, vice president for Student Entertainment.

Monday, April 18th, 2005, 12:00 am in Opinion
Hansen, Bumstock Committee have failed students
By Andrew DeFilipp

It is less than a week away, and there is nothing to get excited about. There are only a few general ideas about who should play when, and no headliner. Bumstock’s $50,000 dollar budget seems to be hastily spent trying to firm up a day’s worth of music and enjoyment for UMaine’s annual end-of-the-year music festival.

Monday, April 18th, 2005, 12:00 am in Opinion
A sardonic look into the future of our beloved university
By Mike Melochick

Nearly everyone is familiar with Michel de Nostredame, more commonly known as Nostradamus, the 16th century prophet whose quatrains foresaw global events, technologies and the impending end of the world hundreds of years before the events in question happened, or have yet to happen.

Thursday, April 14th, 2005, 12:00 am in News
By Matt Kearney

Following months of anticipation and speculation about this year’s Bumstock, the band set list has been finalized, according to Bumstock Director Liz Hansen. New Jersey-based punk rock band Midtown will headline the event on Saturday, April 23, and while the band may not be as prominent as headlining acts of the past, Hanson said she is pleased with committee’s work.

Thursday, April 14th, 2005, 12:00 am in Style & Culture
Midtown to headline this year's event
By Matt Kearney

The Bumstock Committee’s decision to sign Midtown as the headlining act of this year’s event is an interesting one. Obviously, the committee wanted a band that some students might have heard about, but isn’t so big that they would run the risk of not having them show up, a la Fat Joe.

Thursday, April 7th, 2005, 12:00 am in News
By Ernest Scheyder

Bumstock is on schedule and will take place on April 23. That was the message from Bumstock Director Liz Hansen Wednesday afternoon after weeks of uncertainty due to the annual music venue’s insurance carrier.

In past years, Student Government relied on Cross Insurance, doing business as K&K Insurance, to insure the event.