CHARI | The Concert Experience and the Value of Anticipation

This summer, I am seeing Beyonce live for the first time. 

Her upcoming Renaissance World Tour is, by far, the biggest concert I have ever been to and definitely the most expensive. RENAISSANCE was my most played album of last year, immediately becoming my favorite Beyonce album and one of my favorite albums of all time. Beyonce is known for her fantastic showmanship, and I knew that she would outdo herself for her latest tour. 

I admit, I did not do any of the work to acquire the Renaissance tickets. In fact, it was my friend who had the verified presale and that sat at the computer, pressing the exact buttons at the right time (I had class). He wanted a good seat.


My job as a Cornell Daily Sun columnist is easy when I’m pissed off about something. I like to think of myself as a mild-mannered guy. So, truthfully, that doesn’t happen that much. This week, however, is one of those weeks where thinking of content is not a problem. To the Slope Day Programming Board: What the heck were you all thinking?

Flo Milli Concert Brings Beat Back to Campus

After two years without concerts in Barton Hall, the Flo Milli Concert on April 23, presented by Cornell Concert Commission and the Multicultural Concert Funding Advisory Board, brought the energy and enthusiasm of live performances back to campus. The event was the first large concert held in Barton since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It began with Armani White’s opener and continued with Réne Ortiz, featuring Armstrong School of Dance dancers, before concluding with the main event: a performance by rapper Flo Milli. Every year, the Cornell Concert Commission and the Multicultural Funding Advisory Board bring POC artists to Cornell stages. Planning for this concert started in November 2021, and the decision to invite Flo Milli was based on hundreds of student suggestions.