The Ohio Union Activities Board worked persistently to bring big bands for a big concert Friday.

3OH!3 and Cobra Starship were the featured bands at the Big Free Concert, which took place on the South Oval.

Along with the featured bands, Travie McCoy and I Fight Dragons performed at the concert.
Travie McCoy is the lead singer of the band Gym Class Heroes, which brought the music world the mainstream anthem, “Cupid’s Chokehold.”

I Fight Dragons is a fresh band from Chicago that incorporates sounds from Nintendo Entertainment Systems into its pop/rock music.

The small concert scene was surprising because the headlining bands are prominent in pop culture. The South Oval was barely crowded, but according to surveys and e-mail suggestions to OUAB, these bands are who students wanted to hear.

“We also work with professionals in the industry to find out who is touring and available to do a show,” said OUAB Concerts Chair Sarah Downs. “Once we have compiled that information, we make decisions based on all of our data while also looking at the big picture of our year in order to make sure we are providing the diverse lineup that we strive to produce.”

There was a Meet the Artists booth for Cobra Starship, a Rock Band video game booth, a rock climbing wall and a booth to win a VIP Dinner Date in exchange for presenting any talents to MTV.