FAU Gets Rocked

The biggest concert on the Boca campus was also the most controversial. Rock the Owl not only rocked crowds, but rumors surrounding the main act The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (RJA) left students stunned.

Rock the Owl was originally slated for Oct. 5, but later postponed to Nov. 15 over scheduling conflicts. Students were left confused and disappointed and the rumors started. about the concert’s delay.

But it wasn’t about lawsuits, or lack of ticket sales – it was RJA singer Ronnie Winter’s phobia that caused the delay: he was afraid of flying.

“Ronnie hates flying,” Program Board concert chair Zach Rich says. “They had lined up a concert in New York the day after Rock the Owl and they weren’t going to have time to drive there, so they decided to reschedule Rock the Owl with us instead.”

Nevertheless, the concert pulled through and students were granted free entrance to the event to enjoy feature act RJA, along with ska group Reel Big Fish and indie rock band Between the Trees.

Students keeping ears open for next year’s band list must wait, however. Rich says it’s too early to start concert arrangements for next fall.

“We don’t do any of the planning until the summer,” says Rich. “For now, we’re just planning on bringing [rock band] Mae for the spring.”