The University of Connecticut’s annual Spring Concert was cancelled after headliner Lil Uzi Vert’s flight was delayed due to weather conditions, said SUBOG in an emailed statement.
Lil Uzi tweeted an apology to UConn at 8:24 p.m.
The doors to Gampel Pavilion were supposed to open at 7 p.m. but ticket holders were barred from entering the venue without explanation.
The announcement first appeared on SUBOG’s Instagram and Twitter profiles around 7:18 p.m. stating the concert was cancelled due to “unforeseen circumstances beyond UConn’s control.”
Spring Concert has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances beyond UConn's control. SUBOG will provide refunds; details to follow.— SUBOG (@SUBOGatUCONN) April 6, 2017
Students were frustrated and chanted “Bullsh*t!” in unison in response to the announcement.
Elise Desimone, an eighth-semester psychology major, stood in line to enter the venue for 45 minutes before leaving.
“I think it was a really unfortunate situation, and SUBOG tried to handle it the best they could,” said Desimone. “The only thing I would change was (not) having students wait in the cold rain.”
“Lil Uzi Vert’s flight had been cancelled due to inclement weather,” said SUBOG President Marissa Carbone. “He attempted to board a later flight but unfortunately that was cancelled as well.”
Carbone said the opening act Amine will not be performing either, however gave no details as to his whereabouts, and the rapper has not made public comment on social media.
“I’m really mad,” said second-semester physiology and neurobiology major Brianna Sullivan. “First the (UConn’s women basketball team) losing and now this show being cancelled, I have nothing to look forward to.”
Second-semester bio-medical engineering major Ricky Gupta Jr. said he was disappointed with Vert’s cancellation and lost respect for the artist.
Gupta and Sullivan each paid $30 for floor seats. SUBOG said in their initial tweet guests would be provided refunds and said refunding information for ticket holders will be available on their website, subog.uconn.edu, according to their email.
“These circumstances were beyond his control and ours, but we recognize that doesn’t make them any less frustrating.”
To receive a refund for the Spring Concert, please hold onto your physical ticket. More information will be coming soon.— SUBOG (@SUBOGatUCONN) April 6, 2017
If you were getting your ticket at will call, stay tuned for more information, we have your tickets.— SUBOG (@SUBOGatUCONN) April 6, 2017
Neel Razdan is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Life Editor Angie DeRosa, Associate Life Editor Francesca Colturi and Senior Staff Photographer Amar Batra contributed reporting.