Mystery lineup a hit

Tokyo Police Club, Yukon Blonde and Born Ruffians surprise the crowd and rock the frosh concert on Friday night

Yukon Blonde played fan favourites at the frosh concert like “Loyal Man,” “My Girl” and “Stairways.”
Yukon Blonde played fan favourites at the frosh concert like “Loyal Man,” “My Girl” and “Stairways.”
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Before Tokyo Police Club took the stage, the frosh in the audience were yelling “TPC! TPC! TPC!”
Before Tokyo Police Club took the stage, the frosh in the audience were yelling “TPC! TPC! TPC!”
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It’s safe to say few knew the identity of the frosh concert performers when they walked through the gates Friday night.

That is, until Born Ruffians let it slip at the end of their set that it was Yukon Blonde and Tokyo Police Club.

Cue the stampede.

The words barely left the mouth of bassist Mitch Derosier when a mad dash was seen amongst the frosh spaced out behind the parking lot of Miller Hall.

Frosh awaited the headliners to grace the stage, while sing-screaming along to the juvenile lyrics of Skee-Lo’s “I Wish.”

The Student Constables at the front of the stage were sporting ear plugs and unimpressed smirks as the Oil Thigh went from front stage to back three times over.

The only performer who didn’t look like they were sick of our Queen’s signature mark was Yukon Blonde lead singer Jeff Innes who asked the frosh to show him the Oil Thigh one more “fucking” time.

“I’m sorry for swearing so much, but that’s how awesome you guys are,” he said.

Just when it seemed like the crowd was getting sick of chanting “TPC! TPC! TPC!,” the four guys entered stage right and the crowd went crazy.

Lead singer Dave Monks said this isn’t the band’s first time playing a frosh concert, having played the University of Toronto and McMaster recently.

“It’s kind of like across the board, you get pretty good treatment at schools,” he said.

The way Graham Wright was jumping around made it seem like he had a strong dose of Red Bull before his performance.

He plugged away at his synth with skill and creativity and had the frosh screaming his name by the fifteenth minute of their set.

After playing old hits like “In a Cave” and new favourites like “Beaches,” the crowd looked more worn out after rounds of fist-pumping and jumping.

As the frosh slowly began to dissipate at the end of the night, all that was left in the Miller Hall parking lot was a lingering smell of rum and marijuana.

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