Throughout my three year stay here at SUU, there have been multiple accounts of famous people coming to visit here. My very first year, for homecoming we had Rocket to the Moon come and have a concert for us. If you don’t know who they are, you are uncultured and need to listen to them. One of my favorite songs of theirs is “Baby Blue Eyes” which you can look up here: http://youtu.be/UcUODundEtQ. One of their more famous songs is “Like We Used To” which you can listen to here: http://youtu.be/US46cHVj0-M.
My second year here, we had Hellogoodbye came and had a concert right before they went on tour. If you don’t know who they are, you are even more uncultured than if you don’t know who Rocket to the Moon is. Their most popular song is most likely “Here in Your Arms” http://youtu.be/5qKu8HE38Yg. If you’ve never heard this song, you are missing out. This was one of the most popular songs when I was in junior high. It was my alarm in the morning for a really long time.
Also my second year, we had a Kenny Loggins concert. You might not recognize the name (I didn’t when people said he was coming) but you will most likely recognize one of these songs: “Footloose” (from the movie “Footloose”) http://youtu.be/wFWDGTVYqE8 and “Danger Zone” (from the movie “Top Gun”) http://youtu.be/siwpn14IE7E. If you don’t know either of these, or only know one and not the other, go watch the movies. They are fantastic! Also, I was just reminded of possibly his most famous song “Return to Pooh Corner” from Winnie the Pooh http://youtu.be/wQhCNOV5Gnk. If you’ve never seen Winnie the Pooh, what kind of restricted childhood did you have??
After the Kenny Loggins concert, we had a concert by Chris Wallace. I didn’t know who he was until the concert. His songs aren’t too famous yet, but they’re still pretty good. His most famous is probably “Hurricane” http://youtu.be/KbTICN114sU or maybe “Keep Me Crazy” is his most famous because that one has an actual music video http://youtu.be/0t3dezrKJyg. My favorite by him though is “Ready to Fall” http://youtu.be/HCabom0xphw.
This Year we had Three Dog Night come and have a concert. I only know one song by them and it’s “Joy to the World” http://youtu.be/yf-d-Ka30EY. They are an older band so I won’t be super offended if you don’t know them, mostly because I don’t really even know them.
Now before I came to school here, they also had famous people come. My sister got to escort David Archuleta to his room before his concert for the alumni. If you don’t know who he is, I’m super offended because I’m going to marry him one day and you should know who he is. My favorite song by him is “My Kind of Perfect” http://youtu.be/YaW5e2ANG2s?list=RDYaW5e2ANG2s.
I also heard a rumor that before Imagine Dragons was famous, they played here, so that’s pretty cool. If you don’t know who they are, shame on you. My favorite of theirs is “Demons” http://youtu.be/mWRsgZuwf_8.
And we don’t just have famous singers come, last semester, we had the famous poet Billy Collins come and read some of his poetry. He has only read his poem “The Names” twice. It was written for 9/11. He read it once for the supreme court because they asked him to write it. He then read it on 9/11 here at SUU for the last time. It’s an amazing poem, here’s a link where you can hear it http://youtu.be/XG7sl9yzgkc.
This week we’re having Will Jardell from the television show “America’s Next Top Model” coming to speak to us for Identity Week.
Last semester I also went to see Irving Roth speak. He is one of my new heroes. He was one of the Jews to survive The Holocaust. He now goes around doing motivational speaking. It was one of the most amazing things of my life.
I’m sure we’ve had way more than the people I’ve named. That’s one of the coolest things about SUU, we have famous people coming to visit all the time. If the possibility of meeting someone famous doesn’t excite you, then I don’t know what will.