Tickets for Boston College’s 2017 Plexapalooza, featuring electronic dance music producer Marshmello, went on sale on Sunday morning—and they sold out in six minutes.
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) sold 1,700 tickets to the event, 50 more than last year, through the Robsham Theater website at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning. CAB added more tickets because it wanted to have the most people at the event as possible, according to Cornelius Flanagan, president of CAB and CSOM ’17.
CAB changed its ticketing process this year, only allowing one ticket to be purchased per Eagle ID. The change was sparked by feedback CAB received from students through a survey sent out to students after last year’s Plexapalooza. The survey garnered over 1,000 responses, according to Flanagan. It featured questions on several topics, ranging from musical interests to specific events CAB hosted. The survey also allowed students to write detailed responses, which heavily featured last year’s Plexapalooza, Flanagan said.
In the survey, many students expressed concerns with last year’s ticketing process, in which students were able to buy two tickets each. Some would sell the second ticket to students in the greater Boston area, thus limiting the number of BC students who could go to the event. By limiting ticket purchases to one per Eagle ID, CAB hopes that more BC students will be able to attend the event.
Marshmello will take the Plexapalooza stage on Feb. 4. He is best known for his songs “Keep it Mello” and “Alone” and was widely recognized after releasing remixes to Justin Bieber’s “Where Are Ü Now” and Zedd’s “Beautiful Now.”
Marshmello is famously anonymous and wears a full-head-covering marshmallow helmet during his performances. There have been speculations that he is American DJ Chris Comstock, also known as Dotcom.
Flanagan understands student stress about tickets selling out within minutes.
“We love the fact that there is so much campus wide excitement around this event,” Flanagan said in an email. “Unfortunately we are restricted in the availability of the large scale student programing space on campus.”
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