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Kick off Antostal at Lakeside

| Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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Spending a weekend hunched over your sticker-ridden MacBook, attempting to capture the Coachella experience through a live stream doesn’t quite capture the experience. Sure, you might get a chance to see your favorite performers, but by the time you find them, you might as well throw on Spotify.

Lucky for all of us, Notre Dame’s undisputed most lovable dorm, Carroll Hall, will be pairing up with Badin Hall in kicking off its new signature event this Saturday right on Carroll Lawn. The event is like no other on campus, a live one-day music festival featuring the best live music from on- and off-campus. The festival, Lakeside, is the perfect answer if you’re facing another boring Saturday afternoon.

Headlining this year’s Lakeside festival will be Notre Dame’s premier all-male a cappella group, The Undertones. Featuring Carroll’s own Erik Klaus, the Undertones’ top-notch act should not be missed. Lakeside will also feature the ND alum group, Frances Luke Accord. The Chicago-based folk duo showcases impressive talent; test them out on their Spotify page and see them live Saturday.

Having already opened for Drake Bell and other Legends shows, student group Be Goode is another highly anticipated act coming to the festival. For punk fans, Lakeside will feature Notre Dame’s premier punk act, Sober Sinners, a head-bangingly fun take on live music.

If you were lucky enough to catch the Keenan Revue, or even if you didn’t quite make it, you will be pleased to know both acts from the show will be playing once more this Saturday. The two Keenan acts, Nick Lindstrom and The Keenan Guys, will cover everything from “Dear Katie” to “Shut up and Dance.”

Lakeside promises to not just be some dorm event you see a poster for and then forget about. Aside from the live music, Lakeside will offer a plethora of outdoor activities. Spike ball, volleyball, give-away tents and even free food will all be featured. For those who just wish to decompress from a chaotic week, Lakeside still offers some relief. Bring a blanket, some pals and a lighter app on the iPhone to wave around for the slow tunes. Actually, don’t do that last one. Never be that person. But show up for the whole day or just for your favorite group; the event is attuned to even the busiest of schedules.

For tickets, find your favorite Vermin for the early-bird price of $3. Tickets will be $5 at the door. Once inside the event, free food will be served as well as an array of freebies brought to you by a myriad of student representatives. The day begins at 1 p.m. and will continue on the Carroll lawn until 5 p.m. Carroll will also begin selling T-shirts and tank tops as per typical festival attire (don’t forget your head bandana and camelback though).

Maybe Bonaroo or Lollapalooza just isn’t in the cards this year for you. At over $100 apiece for one-day passes, I can understand why. Yet I believe $3 fits into most of our college budgets, especially considering the event is a 5-hour outdoor music festival. And hey, if nothing else, crossing “walk to Carroll” off your bucket list will certainly be satisfying to any ND student.

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