The annual Fairfield University Student Association’s (FUSA) Spring Concert is always one of my most anticipated events each year. Between finding out who we’ve booked and actually getting to sing throwbacks with my friends, I find it to be the perfect night out. 

I honestly don’t think anything can top Flo Rida’s appearance in 2022, but in a perfect world where FUSA had unlimited funds to hire whoever, these artists would be my top picks for Fairfield’s 2024 Spring Concert headliner.

  1. Khalid 

Khalid would be a fun soul to have on stage since he’s such an unproblematic and kind artist. Although his booking fee varies from around $999,999 to 1,4999,999, and therefore would be out of our budget, his songs “Young Dumb & Broke,” “Location” and “American Teen” could be a set almost everyone would enjoy. His live vocals never let anyone down and based on tour videos, he gives an entertaining performance.

  1. Pitbull

I have always wanted Pitbull to come to Fairfield—he has an endless list of songs that everyone knows by heart and the Stag community can belt with ease: “Give Me Everything,” “Hotel Room Service,” “Time Of Our Lives,” “Fireball,” “I Know You Want Me,” etc. His stage presence is always energetic and I just know the same spirit would be passed onto the surrounding crowd. Too bad he would cost FUSA $500,000-875,000, otherwise I know he would’ve been number one on our list.

  1. Ke$ha

Ke$ha took over the 2010s with her album “Animal” and would without a doubt bring back the same energy if she took to the Fairfield stage with songs like “We R Who We R,” “Tik Tok,” “Die Young,” “Blow,” “Your Love Is My Drug” and “Timber”. Her fee is pretty reasonable as it ranges from $150,000-299,000, but with her 2023 tour and previous mental health battles, I’m not sure if we would be able to convince her to sing her throwbacks at a college university.

  1. Tyler the Creator

I already know Tyler would never be an option because you can’t control his wild, out-of-pocket comments once he steps on stage and the Jesuits would not be a fan, but it would be super chaotic and fun. His personality would fit well with a younger crowd and most people sing along to his hits “EARFQUAKE,” “See You Again,” “She” and “911 / Mr. Lonely” for the decent price of $150,000-299,000

  1. Sean Kingston

This would’ve been THE person if it hadn’t been for his sexual assault case in 2014. Sean Kingston is super affordable as he only costs around $50,000-100,000, probably because of his disappointing history, but his songs “Beautiful Girls,” “Fire Burning,” “Take You There,” and “Eenie Meenie” would be electric to hear live and shout as a group. 

No matter who FUSA ends up securing for April, however, I know that I will still have the time of my life. It would, of course, be amazing if we could have any of these five … nevertheless, the anticipation begins!

About The Author

-- Senior I Executive Editor I English Creative Writing & Digital Journalism --

Brooke is a senior English Creative Writing and Digital Journalism major, with minors in Film, Television & Media and Editing & Publishing. She plans to pursue a career in screenwriting after graduation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.