April 13, 2005

The Starting Line Will Perform on Slope Day

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Steve Blake ’05, president of the Slope Day Programming Board announced yesterday that the pop-punk group “The Starting Line” will perform this Slope Day.

They will join rappers Snoop Dogg and The Game who were announced as performers in February.

The group has begun touring in anticipation of the May 10 release of their new album, “Based on a True Story,” which according to Blake “is much anticipated.”

Blake said the Slope Day Programming Board received a lot of feedback after the announcement of the first two acts requesting a cross-genre act.

Discussions with The Starting Line had been ongoing for some time and the board had originally planned well in advance to have a third cross-genre act perform before the announcement of Snoop and The Game.

Blake and the programming board hope the addition of this third act will appeal to a different group of Cornellians.

“They please the crowd, and even if you haven’t heard them they will play music that is amicable to most Cornell students,” he said.

The group will open the day’s music with a 1:30 PM start time.

Archived article by Michael Margolis
Sun Senior Writer