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FEATURES ;( t 4--1 DISt W14,,tuoll .:,..1 13 a ',ell'!" 0 0,41t:. ho DIfl G C OrtTa 0 an2mir,.7G- y4s dric282G - 41? EiLLIS DviiiroGvii3ll 2a"ilavu2 cor:1;.a7sl BY RYANN HEINLEN AvereeRHeinlen Securing the perfect performer for the Dixie State University Homecoming concert is not as simple as a signature and the shake of a hand. DSUSA Adviser Luke Kerouac said the general decision for who comes to campus is in'the hands of the students. Surveys are circulated throughout the student body each spring semester, Kerouac said, which helps DSUSA narrow down the search for performers. "One of the really cool things is that the students absolutely get to choose," Kerouac said. He said the survey is kept rather broad to bring about realistic suggestions; whereas Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake would be amazing, Kerouac said, their price isn't in the student government budget. "We usually ask what types of events students want to see, and then what genre," Kerouac said. "That's where we start the process, and usually, from there, it's all about budget. A lot of artists just cost way too much to bring." Kerouac said the most popular genres almost alp ways include rap, and country, although it varies each year. Other than the chosen genre, he said DSUSA also takes into account the performers' tour schedules. A performer's route is the path they are taking while on tour. Kerouac said DSUSA tries to find a performer going in between big cities' like Salt hip-ho- Lake City and Las Vegas, Nevada, when narrowing down who will come to campus. "Lots of times they will be playing in Salt Lake IWPWRINI 1' City or Las Vegas or southern California and we try to find a date that's a day before or a day after that, so we can get them on that tour and it adds tour dates for them," Ker- 7 71 '',:::7: t -; Li'iI ': 1 !A 17 ',., fi ; .,; ) t , Bailey Zimmerman, DSUSA vice president of i student life, said performing at one of the fastest growing colleges in Utah ee.,5ka, has its added benefits, as I well as it being a good , 1 1 stop between Salt Lake .' '''' ' I T City and larger cities in 0 , Arizona and Nevada. I ----Zimmerman said they !op"' ,. , go through an anonymous ,59,t -promoter to find and nego- 5,, h,., i ..i ,., tiate with talent. 1...-."We try to get bands that lip Phillips asked for food people have heard of," from five separate restauZimmerman said. "Unfortunately we don't have the rants, which totalled close to $1,000. Other performworld'5 biggest concert ers ask for specific kinds are and concerts budget, and amounts of cheese, he very expensive. I had no said, it just depends. idea when I started; I was "It's all just kind of like 'Oh my God. It's stuff, really," Zimfunny much people amazing how merman said. "I haven't charge." had anything obscene or Zimmerman said she t ' , tir k., ,.. t: ' roughly estimates 80 percent of the concert budget to go to the performer, including the hospitality í ( , crazy." Zimmerman said she remembers one group asking for four cans of Easy Cheese. Most performers ask for bubbly water and herbal teas, she said. "Everyone has their wish list; hospitality riders are basically a big wish list," Zimmerman 'said. "Daya's is broken down into must haves, and it's g like tea, water and dark chocolate candy bars." Kid Ink's hospitality rider was broken down rider. Kerouag said in almost every contract there is a section called the hospitality rider where performers are able to make a "wish list" of what they want from the venues. "In almost every hospitality rider they ask for alcohol, but because we are a dry campus we strike that right away," Kerouac into These riders can encompass a lot of things. Kerouac said he recalled Macklemore asking for a particular brand and color of underwear, while Phil I ) I - -- - -- - , ----- - , i 1 I i '''',:. --- - ---- - .' ---1 , ---- - ks ce Sprite). Six z ,, ,,,,- 0( ,,, ...., ,, ,,,, -- i k , (-- - ,...,-,,- 0 , ,, '''''' ,,, .,,,,, ,.. .. asTwelve sorted soft drinks (include Grape, Orange & - ....I. '1 of water placed in a cooler filled with ice. His dressing room list was more extensive, including: Assorted White Crackers (Keebler Club Original; Stonewall Kitchen Simple White Crackers, Carr's Table Water Crackers). Assorted Cheese tray. One tray of fresh-cu- t assorted fruits. One gallon of no pulp orange juice. Two of Smart water. six-pac- rs Settle hospitalill rider or buy out 1 Orange 20-oun- ce Gatorades. One package of Orbit Spearmint gum. Two 750 ml bottles of Patron Silver. Two 750 ml bottles of Moet Rose. Plastic cups and paper ing room necessities. On stage he wanted 10 black medium face towels, five large black and white face towels, and one 24-pa- 1 r7:1, -- 4 4 I and dress- on-sta- ge 1fl go -- throat-soothin- said. r Sli tour schedule (, .,,,,,,,,, , --2 II rl Look at perfol ..,,,.,. r,...,,,,m, r t :1 ," 11, r----- 1 ' i : 4:1 t P m !,,, h r ) e ?, ' 17-- 4 A k,, otiate 1 ;7:4. r.:;13 .11 luct a survey C on '''' 'Vv7 5 0) T'D, 3 ,a ' t (-- lin; Z3 r ouac said. He said performers coming to St. George are given the added benefit of reaching new fans and selling merchandise on top of the added tour time. 'I rl towels. Iron with ironing board or a hand steamer. ck Performers also have the option of having a meal buyout, Kerouac said, in which performers can forego requests in exchange for money to buy themselves and their crew meals. "Lots of times it's way cheaper because they just ask for $15 a meal for all of their crew," Kerouac said. "That's lots of times cheaper than buying all of the specific, 100 items that they have on their hospitality rider." Zimmerman and Kerouac said they would love to host another concert in the spring, but feedback is just as necessary as it is with the homecoming concert. "I love to plan events, that's why I'm here, but want to plan events that people want to come to," Zimmerman said. Alumni Ezra Hain- sworth, 2017-1- 8 student body president, said DSUSA plans events with the majority in mind, but DSU students have to do their part. "Students in general could do more to pay attention to the resources established for student feedback. If students miss an opportunity to be informed about planning or an event itself it's because they didn't take advantage of what's been established by the DSUSA," Hainsworth said. Kerouac said although they can't please everyone, they want to try to make the event as fun as possible for most people. "One of the hard parts of putting on concerts is that we are never going to please everyone," Ker- ouac said. "I mean we are not going to find an artist that everyone loves, but I mean if someone is super passionate about concerts come help out. There is no limit on how many people can come help; we always need help. If you want to see the background of the concert, that is one of the cool opportunities students get to experience." Hotdoggers whip out Wiener Whistles, set record BY LOGAN STOTT Stott Logan Monuments mark the sites of historic battles, honor legacies of former presidents and celebrate the lives of celebrid ties. But what commemoration could marble-sculpte- possibly match the awe and historicity of the event that took at noon on Oct. 30 in front of the Dixie State student come hotdoggers each year, but only 12 make the cut, Rozman said. "There's only thirteen people who are allowed to speak on behalf of Oscar-Mayand it's the twelve hotdoggers and the CEO," Rozman said. er center, when the record for most Wiener Whistles blown at once was set? man from Waukesha, Wisconsin and Anthony "Tony Baloney" Samniguel,.a graduate of University of Texas Rio Grande C Valley, make up the team of OscarMayer brand ambassadors, dubbed hotdoggers, that tour the westernmost United States driving a 27- foot long Wienermobile. Thousands apply to be- ,,,, Hayley "Habanero Hayley" Roz The hotdoggers usually visit a new city each week, Sanmiguel said. The hotdoggers put on events in each city, handing out small Wienermobile- shaped whistles, called Wiener Whistles, and promote OscarMayer prod- - , . ucts. Whistles back to so 1952, they are pretty historic," Rozman said. bile!" Sanmiguel said, "or we get the people who are completely confused or just shocked to see a long hot dog on wheels. They don't know what to expect or what to think, really, because who , knew there would be a hot ' , dog turning the comer?" During their event ) in front of the DSU student center, the hotdoggers share their famed Wiener Whistles with people of all ages in their bid to create the record for most blown at once. 27-fo- ot "Wiener ) my gosh, it's the Wienerrno- date c, - r ,,,, About 70 percent of their events take place at grocery stores, where OscarMayer products are sold, and the other 30 percent take place everywhere from sports games to parades, Rozman ,,,. j trying to gather as many as possible for the event, Rozman said. The hope is, after creating the record at DSU, future hotdoggers will try to i , When not entertaining crowds of record," Sanmiguel said. "DSU is making history the Wienermobile garners one of two reactions when encountered in the wild, Sanmiguel said. "We either get the super-craze- d fan who's like, 'Oh with the Wicnermobile, that's for sure." Before the event, the hotdoggers were hoping for a thousand simultaneous whistle-blower- s, but were wiener-gawker- s, just applied online," Rozman said. "It's definitely not a problem if they don't recruit at your university." "We're actually making said. third,time that I've seen the Wienermobile in my life, and every time I see the Wiener-mobil- e I get excited for what is to come." The position Of hotdogger is available to any graduating university students, and the online applications open in January, Rozman said. "There's actually quite a few people on this team of 12 that the break the record, she said. "I plan on attending, I plan on bringing my friends, probably my family, too," said Weston Zimmerman, a senior accounting major from St. George. "This will be the Students can find out more about the record-settin- g Wiener Whistle event and other hotdogger news on their Facebook page.