By Nathaniel Rioux
On Saturday the 17th of September, Roanoke College brought Boston based Electronic/Hip-hop band Timeflies for CAB’s fall concert. This was one of the first times Roanoke College had an Electronic based duo play at RC and hype leading up the evening was anything but stagnate. The reaction from students was a mixture of both excitement can confusion as to who this band was none the less students came out in numbers to have a good time.
The duo of Timeflies, made up of producer Rob Resnick and vocalist Cal Shapiro, was one of the smaller bands played at RC in the past years. While the college was used to getting more mainstream artist such as the Plan White T’s and Big Sean, the group Timefiles had a rather large following on campus. Even with the attraction of Bids weekend for Greeks, the band still managed to pull in a pretty sizeable amount of students and fans outside of the RC community. Over 750 tickets were in attendance that night, according to CAB.
The night started off with the opening band, an RC alum, who captivated the audience.Â His styles of electronic were fun to listen to and the overall excitement of the crowd was high.
Even before Timeflies came on stage students were chanting for them, it was clear this was going to be a great night for everybody. They played a few original songs but most of their songs were that of remixes of famous songs like Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me” and “Friends Forever” by Vitamin C. They even had a rendition of “Under the Sea”, from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”.
The two and a half hour long set was one of the better preformed shows having fans chant for an encore twice before the night was over. Even the merchandise table sold out of products long before the concert was even half over, a good sign of the appreciation for this band. With most students voicing the same opinion, this was defiantly one of the better bands that have come to Roanoke College in recent years because they felt that time flew that night.