Wednesday 13th December 2017,
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Field Sleeper records intimate set at Chi Phi house

Alex Paquet talks with a fellow student at an intimate show in the Chi Phi fraternity house's formal room. The OWU junior, who released an EP titled "Stay Quiet, Stay Ahead" last year, recorded his set onto a cassette tape. Photo by Nicole Barhorst

Alex Paquet talks with freshman Gwyn Andrews after his intimate show in the Chi Phi fraternity house’s formal room. The OWU junior, who released an EP titled “Stay Quiet, Stay Ahead” last year, recorded his set onto a cassette tape. Photo by Nicole Barhorst

By Nicole Barhorst
Transcript Reporter

Nearly two dozen students were snapping their fingers after each song junior Alex Paquet, known on stage as Field Sleeper, played in Chi Phi’s formal room last Wednesday at 8 p.m.

The show’s original location was Paquet’s Chi Phi bedroom, but due to the amount of people who expressed their interest in the event on Facebook, the performance was moved to the formal room on the first floor of the fraternity.

According to the event’s Facebook page, the show was taped to a cassette, which will be converted into a digital file and shared with anyone.

Paquet sang and played guitar for forty-five minutes with a colored light illuminating his face in an otherwise dark room.

“I’ve been to concerts, but nothing like this,” said freshman Annie Spink, adding that she liked the “chill” atmosphere.

Freshman Gwyn Andrews said she enjoyed how interactive the show was and that her favorite song performed a Paquet original titled “Skeletons.”

Paquet said the song is one of his own favorites because it is fun to play and “more stripped down.” It was the only song Paquet played acoustically.

Many of the other songs in his set were covers, including a song by The Antlers.

Paquet said he liked how there is less separation between himself and the audience when he performs at smaller, more intimate places, and that playing for friends is “the ultimate experience.”

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