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Teen Dads, Maude Latour and Social House perform for Saturday’s BSG-organized Winter Concert

March 3, 2023

Aleena Nasruddin
SWAGGED OUT: One-half of Social House, Michael Foster, sings in Morrell Gymnasium. Maude Latour and student band Teen Dads performed before the pop duo.

Last Saturday, the annual Winter Concert filled Morrell Gymnasium with music and dancing. This year, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) organized the concert, which featured guests Maude Latour and Social House as well as student band Teen Dads. The artists represented a wide variety of genres with Maude Latour performing pop and Social House performing a mix of pop, R&B and hip-hop.

Traditionally, the Entertainment Board (E-Board) hosts the concert, but this year BSG took on the role. While it was difficult to decide on the artists to perform, BSG was excited to bring Social House and Maude Latour to campus.

“Social House was available and they are in high demand for college concerts, so we went with them,” BSG President Susu Gharib ’23 wrote in an email to the Orient. “[Maude Latour is] a very talented performer who’s on the cusp of major fame, so we were super excited to be able to book her.”

Despite this being the first concert organized by BSG in recent years, students were pleased with the artists BSG picked.

“I feel like Maude Latour and Social House are at least more common names [than artists who have visited recently]—the general student body knew them,” Melissa Su ’24 said. “So I thought they did a good job at picking performers.”

For students like Paloma Aguirre ’23, having Maude Latour on campus was the highlight of the concert.

“I was super excited when I heard that she was coming. I’ve been a fan of hers for years,” Aguirre said. “So having her actually here was a big deal for me.”

The concert fell on a busy day, with the Ebony Ball occurring later that night. Regardless, fans of the artists came to the event.

“I liked the energy,” Su said. “I feel like there weren’t a lot of people there, but [Maude Latour] was still performing as if it was a full room, and I felt like everyone there was enjoying it.”

Aguirre echoed Su’s sentiments.

“I was excited that other people in the crowd knew the words to her songs and she seemed to just be having fun performing here,” Aguirre said. “I also saw a little bit of Social House as well, and they were really fun too.”

Audience members noted that Social House seemed to have a good time performing, even wearing Bowdoin sweatshirts for the event.

“I thought it was really nice that they were wearing the Bowdoin sweatshirts; that was a really cute touch,” Aguirre said. “It just seemed like they enjoyed being here, which I feel like made everybody else have fun too.”

Student band Teen Dads opened for the concert. The all-women band coalesced specifically for the event and featured musicians across all class years, such as Ava Liversidge ’26, who played the keys for Teen Dad.

“It was fun to be a part of [the concert],” Liversidge said. “It was a very cool experience to be opening for artists that people know about. So that was very special and it’s nice for our band name to be next to Maude Latour and Social House for the rest of history.”

Much like the other students who attended, Gharib enjoyed the concert.

“I thought [the artists] were incredible!” Gharib wrote. “I love Maude Latour’s music and she was the nicest person ever. She was such an upbeat and fun performer. I also really liked Social House. I don’t listen to their music, but they were very good live.”

The concert provided a unique opportunity for students to experience a more intimate performance by major artists.

“The cool thing about having artists come to Bowdoin is that they can be so close, and you can really see them up close to doing their thing,” Aguirre said.


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