Bowling for Soup rocks Ruston

November 9, 2017


Sarah-Katherine Semon

Staff Reporter | sks033@latech.edu


Homecoming week came to a rocking end before the homecoming game when Bowling For Soup took the stage at Railroad Park. On Nov. 3, the “1985” singers performed following the Homecoming Pep Rally.


People from the Ruston area filled the Park to enjoy the band. Nathan Scheffe, the Union Board member responsible for the show, said the hard work was all worth it.


“I feel like it was a great success,” Scheffe said. “We had a very large amount of students as well as community members at the concert.”


Scheffe said he thanks not only Union Board but SGA and the city of Ruston for all of their help in pulling off a rock concert of that scale.


“There was lot of work to be done and Union Board really appreciated all the assistance we received,” Scheffe said. “SGA was great with coordinating the concert with the pep rally. The city was very easy and pleasant to work with.”


Students like Jessica Vergo, a sophomore history major, were glad to see a band like Bowling For Soup come to Tech.


“I loved the concert so much,” Vergo said. “Bowling For Soup has been one of my favorite bands for a long time and it was great to see them live; regardless anyone could enjoy the music, even if they are not a fan.”


Vergo was not the only concert-goer who enjoyed the band; her sister Cecelia Vergo, a graduate student from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, came from Monroe to see the show.


“It was definitely worth the drive over,” Cecelia Vergo said. “I love that Tech can get big names to perform; the band really brought back some great memories for me.”


Victoria Fontenot, a sophomore pre-med major, said special events like this show how great of a school Tech truly is.


“I love going to concerts at Tech because you can really feel the community when you’re there,” Fontenot said. “Ruston is a great place and you can really see that through events like this.”


Savannah Esteve, a sophomore biomedical engineer major, said the concert was the highlight of her Homecoming week.


“Bowling For Soup really got me pumped for Homecoming,” Esteve said. “It was a really fun time.”


Scheffe had nothing but compliments for everyone involved in making the concert happen.


“I’m very proud of the Board, and I think that anyone who attended would agree that it was a fantastic concert,” Scheffe said.


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