Thursday, Feb. 26, gave many Ohio Wesleyan students a blast from their childhood with the showing of The Lego Movie and the announcement of this spring’s Bishop Bash headliner.
Campus Programming Board (CPB) presented the third movie of the series Popcorn and Pix, along with a big surprise after the movie: the performer for Bishop Bash.
Students came to Milligan Hub in Stuyvesant Hall to see the star-studded movie, with voice overs from Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Chris Pratt, Charlie Day and Channing Tatum.
References to Lego kits filled the screen and characters straight out of those Lego boxes came to life.
The movie ended and a banner was let down. The secret was out. Drake Bell is on the way.
“It was nice to finally let everyone on campus know who the performer is for this spring’s concert,” said CPB member senior Garrett Van Schaick. “We’ve worked hard planning the event and getting the performance ready so I hope people will be excited to come to the concert.”
There were mixed emotions when the banner dropped. Some of the students, along with CPB members, were cheering and clapping, while others were not sure what to make of the name.
Some people were delighted at the former Nickelodeon star’s booking. Like sophomore Jessica Sanford, who was thrilled.
“It’s my childhood dream coming true,” said Sanford. “I can’t believe I’m actually going to see my childhood hero in concert. I’m very, very excited.”
Drake Bell was the star of the hit show Drake and Josh that aired from 2004 to 2008 on Nickelodeon. He and his co-stars Josh Peck and Miranda Cosgrove were a part of these college students’ childhoods.
“I’m very surprised that the performer is Drake Bell,” said junior Bryan Ansel. “I feel like he should be performing for younger kids instead of college kids. I had to think for a second before I realized who he actually was. I didn’t know he was still around.”