Sorry guys. We all heard the rumors that MTV wanted to throw a party on campus this weekend and Dean Huang turned them down. They’re true. But it wasn’t his fault. Your dutiful reporters did some tough investigative journalism and got Huang’s word on the matter.
I spoke with a producer on Wednesday morning who does not work for MTV, but was working on a project for MTV. He wanted a bright and airy facility where a fundraiser concert with a surprise musical act would take place. Everyone attending would have to pay to enter.
Not exactly the wild (and free) MTV party spring break makes you think of? And that “bright and airy facility?” McKenna Auditorium. What about the surprise musical act?
I later found out the name of the musical act that this producer is working with, and although I promised him not to reveal the name, I’m even more convinced that I made the right call. If we made a list of the 100 most popular artists that CMC students, as a whole, would desire on campus, this wouldn’t be on that list. Probably not the next 100 either.
Unsubstantiated rumors overheard by our extensive network of sources suggest this mystery artist was to be Naughty By Nature, the corniest rap group of the last decade.
Given less than a week’s notice to set up an event for a mystery D-list guest, the administration could hardly live up the hype inspired by the magic words “MTV party.”