Halftime Fest: As good as the others?

As a majority of Ohio University students already know, #HALFTIME is quickly approaching. And by quickly, I mean tomorrow. The fest, seemingly a knock-off to the larger, infamous Number Fests, has been the talk of the town by a number of residents: Is it really worth it?

Some students are basing their decision off how many people they think will be going, especially since it doesn’t hold the big-crowd expectations of the actual number fests.

“They didn’t hype this one up as much as the spring fest (#11 Fest),” said senior Political Science major Angie Cordell. She isn’t attending. “I think it won’t be as big as the regular number fest since I don’t know that many people going.”

Some students are also unwilling to pay the price for an ostensibly downplayed fest.

“I just think that it’s not going to be as exciting as the rest of the number fests,” said Nate Coghlan, a senior BSS major in Communications, Sociology and Political Science. “It’s just shorter with the same cost basically.”

Other students expect the same, crazy atmosphere as the previous number fests.

“It’s always a great atmosphere; everyone is just out to have a good time, you get to meet a lot of people and, overall, it’s just a great experience,” said Brandon Fivecoait, a Marietta resident.

Hoodie Allen will headline at the fest, which will also feature performers such as Riff Raff, EDM sensation, The Chainsmokers, and up-and-coming acts Mike Stud, D-Why, E-Trayn and Yizzo.

Still deciding if you want to go?

Tickets are available at Ticketfly.com and are $30. HALFTIME will begin at 4 p.m. and is located on West Union Street (where all of the other number fests the past couple of years have taken place).

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