The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at SUNY Oswego!

Well, apparently, it’s been made official. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is playing here at SUNY Oswego on April 26. Originally, I thought the major band playing here was going to be O.A.R. I recall seeing a flier posted in Hewitt a few months ago saying it was O.A.R., but I don’t mind. I like this much better. I love RJA, and I’m so ecstatic about this!

I remember first hearing The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus on the radio with the hit “Face Down.” I’m pretty sure, in fact, that that was when most everyone heard them, unless, of course, you’ve been a diehard since the self-titled debut, which I don’t think was even signed to a major label, but I could be wrong. I’ve only heard the song “Angels Cry” from that record, although I think there’s an earlier version of “Face Down” on there as well.

The new album is amazing. They did change their style, and Ronnie really doesn’t scream like he did on the previous record (The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus has often been closely associated with the term “screamo”), but I think his vocal ability and range is proven to be amazing, especially with songs like “Pen and Paper” and the emotionally epic “Godspeed.” I love “Godspeed” so much. I love songs that touch my heart somehow, and art related to war always does. The story told in the song is heartbreakingly painful to hear. If they perform that at the concert, it’s going to be something epic.

I’m just so excited for this concert! I first found out at the Twilight showing at the campus center, which I want to say was early March? I don’t recall the exact date. Anyway, one of the girls who was working there said that the concert had been confirmed and that it was The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus on April 26. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. In fact, I’m not even kidding, I thought for sure that I had misheard her, especially since when I did my own online research that night, I found nothing regarding them playing here, not on April 26 or ever. However, it has since been made official on their MySpace and Facebook and various other sites, and I am so psyched! Have I not made that clear enough? In fact, even though it’s 1:30 AM on Friday morning, if I were to still count this as Thursday, then I could say that it’s a month from today!

About the Author

Hey, I'm Christopher. I am currently a graduate student in the SUNY Oswego English program, and I am also a Desk Attendant in Sheldon Hall (where I am also living). I graduated with two degrees in May 2012 - English and Adolescence Education with a Concentration in English. I substitute-taught in Rome City School District fall 2012 and then came back to school in January 2013 in order to obtain a masters degree in English, which I plan to obtain in May 2014. I love to read, and I love TV shows, especially science-fiction and fantasy.
Email: ccook@oswego.edu
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8 thoughts on “The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at SUNY Oswego!

  1. I was just wondering, do you have to be a student to go to the concerts? because i’ve been looking for a way to go see them with my girlfriend, but i can’t find anything remotely close. i will be attending in the fall, so i’m really psyched for all the concert stuff. but it would be awesome if you’d get back to me either way! if yes, how much does it cost?

  2. To be honest with you, I’m not sure how much it costs. I do know that I’m pretty sure people who aren’t students can go. I mean, with a band like that, it would make sense. Have you tried checking ticketmaster?

  3. The MySpace page for Secondhand Serenade says they are appearing with RJA at SUNY Oswego, with tickets $12 for Oswego students, $25 for the general public. My understanding is that it’s much cheaper for SUNY Oswego students because the Student Association fee supports the concert. I presume Ticketmaster is selling tickets, and for current students tickets likely are/will be on sale in at the box office in the Campus Center.

  4. I have been searching everywhere to find these tickets (Iwant to get a pair of them to give to someone as a birthday present on the 21st) so far i haven’t found it. When someone does please post it up?

  5. Are there always awesome concerts like this?! I’m attending in the fall and this would just make me more excited to go there!

  6. So far, this year, the only on-campus concert I went to was an indie rock concert featuring Nightmare of You, The Score and Thieves and Villains. I loved it, because I knew Nightmare of You. Every spring, there is a national major act that plays on campus.

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