‘What the hell?’ How two shady-looking kids made it backstage at The Fray concert

By on April 20, 2010

(Andrew Greene contributed to this article)

It turns out you didn’t need to buy a ticket to get into Sunday night’s concert with The Fray at the TD Bank Sports Center. Hell, you could have even had backstage passes the whole time.

To preface the story, I had been put in touch with the members of We Shot the Moon earlier that day, as the band needed a drum kit and some amps for the show at TD Bank. I obliged, and after a few phone calls with their manager and lead singer, the band was all set to show up and grab the gear.

My roommate Andrew and I ended up driving up to the venue with them, leading a convoy of three cars loaded with equipment past the security checkpoint. The standing guard waved us on, despite my attempt to stop and let him know what we were doing.

Oddly enough, pulling into the loading area behind the basketball arena, we were finally stopped by an unmarked car. Inside sat a man and a young girl, neither of whom were wearing anything related to Quinnipiac security and did not identify themselves as such. After informing them that yes, there was an opening band, we were finally cleared to drop off the equipment. When we left the arena, the car was nowhere to be seen.

Cut to a few hours later. Andrew picks me up from work at 9 p.m. and I send a text to Jonathan from We Shot the Moon, telling him we’re ready to come grab our gear, as per a previous agreement. After getting no response for twenty minutes, we decided to just drive up ourselves and deal with security, hoping they’d let us back up to the loading area.

Sure enough, they did. Or rather, nobody stopped us. Security was absolutely nowhere to be found, which we both found weird. Stranger still was the fact that the door to the backstage area of the basketball arena was propped open with a tire pump. There was no one stopping us from waltzing in behind the stage and catching very literally the last note of The Fray’s set.

To paint a picture, we looked sketchy. Andrew was wearing his usual black beanie and wrinkled clothes from the night before. I was looking pretty homely myself, having driven home from Brooklyn only a few hours before all of this transpired. If you saw us backstage grabbing equipment, you probably would want to see some credentials, which we did not have. Nobody from security saw us pre-show, either.

After hanging out backstage for another 30 minutes after the end of the show and packing up all our equipment, security finally approached us. Six security guards, to be exact, with SPB Mainstage Chair Megan Doyle and a few other students. At this point, if we hadn’t been waiting around for the members of We Shot the Moon, we could have been long gone with a car full of thousands of dollars of musical equipment that may or may not have belonged to us.

In conclusion, what the hell? Even when six security guards finally addressed us, none of them actually said anything to us. I dealt exclusively with Megan Doyle, who then let them know that we were technically authorized to be there. Even then, they just sort of stood around.

We were both pretty amazed that security is quick to assault sleeping students on questionable grounds, but are scarce to question anyone who is clearly trespassing during a major event. For something as high-profile as a concert at the TD Bank Sports Center, two students shouldn’t be able to just walk in the back door and hang out around the venue for almost an hour without being confronted.

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About Mike Farrell

112 Comments

  1. 4twonz

    April 21, 2010 at 10:14 am

    hahahaha that would happen to andy

  2. Production Crew

    April 21, 2010 at 10:22 am

    MIke Ferrell was advanced by the band We Shot the Moon, in accordance to assist them with drums. They were touring and could not bring thier own to the show. Unfortunately, the drums he brought were “Fisher Price” quality as stated by the drummer Trevor from We Shot the Moon. Sal Salemme, sophomore QU Student, was contacted to bring his higher quality set since Mike did not deliver.
    Security did their job, because he was noted as a guest on thier list. It was MIke who did not do his job by bringing quality drums as asked by their mutal promoter.

    Thanks Mike for being a *-***!

    • Mike Farrell

      April 21, 2010 at 11:55 am

      The quality of the drums was never discussed. I told them I had a kit, they said they needed it, that was the end of discussion. The band came to my house and had time to observe the kit and had no complaints about it at the time. This is completely news to me.

      • ....sorry

        April 21, 2010 at 12:17 pm

        that’s interesting, because the band indicated that they didn’t know who you were, and that their agent arranged for the drum kit to be delivered. they feared that it wouldn’t survive their set. i guess their show was a little more intense than anything Great Caesar could deliver.

        • Mike Farrell

          April 21, 2010 at 12:32 pm

          Hahahahaha, I doubt that everything about this statement very much. Don’t even try to bring my band into this.

          • Jess Kenney

            April 21, 2010 at 12:45 pm

            Also, if I’m not mistaken… isn’t that a practice drum kit anyway that was lent to you and your housemates solely as a PRACTICE drum kit, not a performance drum kit?

            Whoever “…sorry” is, I’m kind of confused as to why an article knocking Quinnipiac Security exclusively and NOT denouncing SPB, The Spring Concert, or The Fray was suddenly turned into a personal attack on someone’s band.

            There’s a point to this article, and I find it pretty disgusting that apparently no one at this school knows how to read an article and figure out what it’s ACTUALLY about, rather than take one or two sentences out of context and form conclusions about them that have nothing to do with the overall purpose of the story.

            Again, I’ll reiterate, since apparently this is too complex a concept for all of the respondents here: THIS ARTICLE IS KNOCKING QUINNIPIAC SECURITY. IT AT NO POINT NEGATIVELY ADDRESSES SPB, THE FRAY, WE SHOT THE MOON, OR MEG DOYLE. If you don’t believe me, scroll back up and read the article. The words are right there in front of you. It’s not difficult.

            • Jess Kenney

              April 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm

              Also WTF, why and how did my picture get there? lol

              • Andrew Vazzano

                April 21, 2010 at 1:06 pm

                Gravatar.com

                • Jess Kenney

                  April 21, 2010 at 1:08 pm

                  I just realized it’s because I have a WordPress account and it apparently recognizes my e-mail. Thanks though, haha.

  3. The Legend

    April 21, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Meg Doyle is a saint. She is extremely competant and works incredibly hard to put on these concerts – for all of QU to enjoy.

    One of the best student leaders I know.

  4. Not a shady looking kid

    April 21, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Wow Mike Farrel. I’m glad you are trying to make yourself seem “cool” and “badass” when in actuality, most of this information is false. Did you give We Shot the Moon drums that they could use? Yes. Were those drums so crappy to the point where they would not use them and they had to get the equipment from someone else? Yes. Did you actually sneak backstage? No, no you did not. . Stop trying to make it sound like you went over security and Meg Doyle’s head, as I am sure everyone reading this article can see, is actually false.

    • Mike Farrell

      April 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm

      We snuck backstage. We didn’t intend to, but we did. Even if I was on a guest list, there was nobody who asked me for ID or even stopped Andrew and myself while we were backstage. None of the security guards who saw us drop off the stuff saw us come to pick it up.

      I’m not trying to seem like a “badass,” and the quality of the drum kit is completely irrelevant. We Shot the Moon still couldn’t have played without my guitar and bass amps, I don’t understand why I’m getting slammed for helping the band out. Andrew and I received nothing in return except a good story which I’ve shared with you above.

  5. Marsellus Wallace

    April 21, 2010 at 11:34 am

    All in all, how good is The Fray? They were totally worth the undisclosed amount of money we threw at them. TOTALLY worth it, huh?

    • YouHaveNoIdea

      April 21, 2010 at 12:21 pm

      Ok, how about this? The Fray was completely worth it. I doubt you and your super fun name know how to even attempt to program a concert that appeals to the Quinnipiac student body, takes place at an arena, and is more complicated then anything you’ve ever seen.. You know that survey that we sent out that you were probably “too cool” to fill out? Well The Fray was up there on that list. We took the time to listen to students who cared what the concert was. We put out offers to a lot of bands and the Fray is what we got.

      SPB is beyond proud of the work we did for The Fray and if you want to see the amount of effort we put in to planning the concert then maybe you should join SPB next year. The Fray was a phenomenal concert.

      • Doesn't Matter

        April 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm

        To “YouHaveNoIdea,” you should probably know that that comment you’re responding to wasn’t written by Mike Farrell. So chill before you attack someone who didn’t even write it.

  6. I hate Mike

    April 21, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Mike Farrell – You’re a ****. Stop trying to be cool – when you’re not.

    • Mike Farrell

      April 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm

      I’m in the radio station until 4PM today, come by and say that to my face whenever you’re feeling brave.

  7. Andrew Greene

    April 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Wow. Just wow. Everyone missed the boat by a long shot. Whoooooshhhhhhhhhh.

    To Production Crew,- you said “Security did their job, because he was noted as a guest on thier [sic] list.”

    How was Mike noted on the list? “Be sure to just let two sketchy kids waltz around, one with bruises all over his arm and one with a red jacket, they’re supposed to be there.” Even if that was the case, NO ONE was there to check us in. This has absolutely NOTHING to do with Mike, it’s about the fact security failed conclusively at doing their jobs. Again.

    In terms of you bashing MY drum kit, which I know for a fact you didn’t see, it is a vintage, one of a kind flash yellow Pearl that cost me an arm and a leg. The kit cost me so much I can’t yet afford to buy nice cymbals, which I imagine was their chief complaint. My guess is the intensity of how flashy yellow the kit was just didn’t fit their dull, ‘diet coldplay’ sound. As a musical virtuoso whose capabilities in any instrument are far beyond anything you could ever wish you achieve, I suggest you don’t diss what you don’t know because you look like a fool, this instance being a perfect example.

    To Not A Shady Kid- You said “Wow Mike Farrel. I’m glad you are trying to make yourself seem “cool” and “badass” when in actuality, most of this information is false. Did you give We Shot the Moon drums that they could use? Yes. Were those drums so crappy to the point where they would not use them and they had to get the equipment from someone else? Yes. Did you actually sneak backstage? No, no you did not. ”

    Ok, you got one out of four. I’ll give you that. Did you see my drum kit? No. Are you a better musician than me? No. Do you have any right to critique any of my musical belongings? No. Did we actually sneak back stage? Yes, but by complete accident. You don’t know what you’re talking about. You know how I know you don’t know what you are talking about? Because you weren’t there. You know how I know? Because NO ONE was there. Mike and I even went to the Pep band cage, and I said to him ‘wow, look at all this stuff that is just up for grabs.’ Literally, thousands of dollars worth of valuable equipment was unattended.

    I imagine the sentiments would be significantly different if the headline read “Thousands of Dollars of Musical Equipment Stolen During Fray Concert.” Fact of the matter is, it could have very well read that.

    This has nothing to do with the quality of instruments or Mike Farrell or even me, when it boils down to it, QU Security FAILED CONCLUSIVELY to do their jobs.

    Rather than ripping on someone you probably hardly know, I suggest you be more concerned that security had no barriers in place to let, literally, anyone walk in the back door into YOUR school.

    Anyway, I’m right, everyone else is wrong, so please don’t expect me to entertain any ridiculous responses to my post, especially if they’re attacking me as a person, because if you’re attacking me, you don’t know me, at all. However, if you would like to continue showing everyone how intellectually inept and ignorant you are, feel free.

    • Props x2

      April 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm

      Well written Andy. Very well done.

      There is good reason no one is arguing with you or your comments.

      I like how Production Crew and Not A Shady Kid didn’t even bother trying to rebuttle what you said.

      Tools.

  8. ouch

    April 21, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    farrell and greene being badasses or not, the fact that two kids made it backstage at a big concert and could have done some serious damage is something to look at.

    • Mike Farrell

      April 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm

      FINALLY, someone gets it. Thank you!

  9. bro

    April 21, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Holy ****…’diet coldplay’….that was perfect. But yah, the article just about our poor security, nothing about the bands or SPB. One or two sentences were taken out of context. Any bashing towards Mike or Andrew is just an absurd, pointless argument

  10. Production Crew

    April 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Well – I saw the kit, it was yellow and I carried it in. That’s when I overheard the band and members of the audio production crew that was higher for the day state, “This is not professional, and the drummer for We Shot the Moon will break it.
    You may have snuck in – good for you – and love that you call yourself sketchy. That is what you are. I hope QU security arrests you for being sketchy. Cut your hair – it’s gross.

    • Jess Kenney

      April 21, 2010 at 1:04 pm

      “Cut your hair — it’s gross.” I know this is cliche to say and it’s been beaten to death every time someone says something stupid… but we’re in college now. Not that this article even warrants insulting ANYBODY, because again, this is an attack on QU security and no one else… but if you’re going to insult someone, this is the best you’ve got? Shame.

      Not that I’m encouraging that anyone insults anyone else on here… That’s stupid. We should be able to talk about this article in such a way that makes it seem justified that we’re all legally old enough to vote.

      I love how all of the immature comments are also all of the anonymous ones, and the comments that actually make sense have identities attached to them.

      • oh really?

        April 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm

        Jess, I ask you this – if this was clearly only about security, why is Meg Doyle mentioned in this article? Why is everything else OTHER than security mentioned? Any why doesn’t his story add up?

        Clearly that was NOT the intent of this article. Also – maybe you should follow your won advice. If you’re in college now, shouldn’t YOU being doing something better with your time? Just a thought. You are just as immature as everyone else if you are sitting there waiting for comments to be posted so you can reply to them.

        • Jess Kenney

          April 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm

          It could be that I’m immature and “wasting my time,” or it could be that I’ve been writing a research paper since 8 this morning and I’d like to procrastinate (I’m only human). Regardless, my reason for replying to an article is nothing that I need to explain or justify to you.

          If you notice, Meg Doyle is mentioned simply because she was encountered there and he spoke to her. At no point does it say, “Meg Doyle was’t doing her job,” nor is it ever implied that it’s her job to maintain security, since she was essentially running the event and I’m sure she had other things to do. Her name is there because at some point, Mike spoke to her, and he’s telling a story of how it happened. That’s it. Just because her name is there doesn’t mean she’s being attacked. Context is everything, my friend.

          What he’s saying there is that SECURITY didn’t do anything — Meg did, and it wasn’t even her job. He’s ridiculing security because there were six of them and they did nothing, but Meg Doyle did. That’s not a negative reference to her at all.

          And to answer your question about there being nothing about security in there, I think I just did, but security is directly attacked here, as well:
          “We were both pretty amazed that security is quick to assault sleeping students on questionable grounds, but are scarce to question anyone who is clearly trespassing during a major event.”

          I’m sure I could dig out more specific examples of security being attacked, but I can only procrastinate for so long here. Hope I helped the confusion.

  11. Jess Kenney

    April 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    This article has nothing to do with Mike and Andy specifically as individuals. The point is, two kids were able to waltz into our school’s property without being stopped by anyone or asked any questions for an entire hour. Replace Mike and Andy with any two characters, it doesn’t matter, their identities are practically irrelevant other than the fact that they decided to share this story with people.

    The only thing this article is about is the fact that Quinnipiac University security sucks. I really don’t understand why we can’t all agree on that without insulting anybody. This has NOTHING TO DO with all the little factors everybody’s getting so hung up on.

    Is it really possible that no one is concerned about the fact that just anybody can waltz into one of our school’s biggest events of the year without even being asked for identification or even just their name?! FOCUS, here. This article was meant to talk about how inadequate QU security is, nothing more. No one is trying to be cool here.

  12. bro

    April 21, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Okay, now this is getting childish. Case in point:

    “Cut your hair – it’s gross”

  13. drumset

    April 21, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    If they didn’t like your drumset they should have just put their nuts on it and be done with it.

  14. FarrellLies

    April 21, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    So, “Mike Farrell.” I think the point here is pretty clear. You claim that your friend Andrew picked you up from work at 9. You also claim that you had just driven back from Brooklyn.

    Your whole little story’s falling apart, kid. The fact of the matter is, where the hell were you? Is this some kind of attack on the Connecticut department of transportation, who, may I remind you, work damn hard to maintain a system of roads to get around the state, to and from work, and yeah, even to Brooklyn, if that’s even where you were.

    Hell, those roads even helped The Fray get themselves to the TD Banknorth center, but it’s obvious that you hate The Fray and SPB for putting on this show, given your scathing comments.

    Next time you want to attack the good public servants who keep those roads maintained for you, maybe get your facts straight?

    • thisguysgotapoint

      April 21, 2010 at 1:15 pm

      this is a theory that should be explored further….How do we know that Farrell isn’t making up this WHOLE event just to make himself seem cool AND disrespect the good public servants of Connecticut. I, personally, would like to see receipts from the tolls that proves he even WENT to Brooklyn that day.

      O and BTW you think that going to Brooklyn makes you COOL and HIP?! lololol everyone knows that Brooklyn is so over. Hoboken is where it’s at. How do we know that you weren’t looking at real estate in New Jersey?

      We just want answers Mike. WE JUST WANT ANSWERS!

    • A voice of reason

      April 21, 2010 at 1:25 pm

      Hey, “FarrellLies” way to be an arrogant bastard and try to read the article for anything at all to attack with. His story chronologically checks out because he had driven from; ” Brooklyn only a few hours before”, which is only about 1-2 hours away. “A few hours” could mean anything from 3-5 hours, he was roughly estimating. Get over yourself. He clearly had time to drive from Brooklyn, go to work and still have time to show up for the show.

      The best part about this all is NOBODY MENTIONED THE SPB till you wining babies started crying about your mediocre concert because your egos were hurt when no-one showed up.

      • FarrellLies

        April 21, 2010 at 1:34 pm

        Hey Voice of Reason, you must be drunk or something, because you clearly used a semicolon where, in fact, NO PUNCTUATION IS NECESSARY.

        A quick reminder, a semicolon is supposed to join two related independent clauses in the absence of a coordinating conjunction. For example, “A Voice of Reason is pretty ignorant; he’s probably too busy huffing cans of spraypaint behind the student center to advance a coherent argument.”

        The voice of reason in your head must be asleep at the wheel, friend.

        Back on subject, though, how are we even sure that Mike Farrell exists?

        • just wow

          April 21, 2010 at 1:40 pm

          thanks for the grammer lesson, I’m sure everyone reading these comments will now remember to use proper grammer while continuing this entirely useless (but extremely entertaining) argument.

          • FarrellLies

            April 21, 2010 at 1:52 pm

            I wish everyone would remember to use proper “grammer,” but, alas, I am again foiled. Lack of proper capitalization, comma splice, two (count `em, TWO) incidences of misspelling the word “grammar”… I hope to God you’re not actually a college student, and are in fact an eight-year-old who somehow wandered over to this page.

            A hundred grand for tuition, and you can’t write a single sentence without forging, from the depths of hell it would seem, some sort of dark unholy mockery of the centuries-old constructs of the English language. English 101 sure was hard, wasn’t it?

        • A voice of reason

          April 21, 2010 at 1:52 pm

          Well my name is Charlie; my favorite food is milksteak; my hobbies include magnets; I am very interested in ghouls; and I do in fact enjoy a paint sniffing every few hours.

          • FarellLies

            April 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm

            HA! You can’t use a semicolon AND a coordinating conjunction like “and” in tandem! Why, that’s just ridiculous! Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror, Charlie? I can’t imagine it’s a pretty sight. I imagine the deep, disturbing, unholy black eyes of a demon staring back through the eternal void of a barren and gramatically-preposterous wilderness.

            • A voice of reason

              April 21, 2010 at 2:07 pm

              I was being facetious. I was also referencing the hit comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

              • FarrellLies

                April 21, 2010 at 2:18 pm

                Such a hit, it would seem, that you don’t even feel the need to properly denote the title by slapping on some good ol’ quotation marks? Like, the show transcends the simple and elementary practice of separating the title of a work with quotation marks or a big fat underline? Are you saying “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is on par with The Bible, that it doesn’t need to be denoted in any way? Sounds like one hell of a show.

                Bonus points on the proper use and spelling of “facetious.” I like you, kid.

      • Mike Farrell

        April 21, 2010 at 1:41 pm

        HAHAHAHA NO YOU SERIOUSLY DID NOT JUST CORRECT HIM.

        Thank you, thank you, thank you, you all have completely made my day. Your $120,000 is being so well spent at this school, you are learning so much.

  15. Jacobb

    April 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    This makes me LOL.

    Everyone missed the point.

    • relax.

      April 21, 2010 at 1:29 pm

      no, i think that everyone who has commented realizes the intent of the article. however, it appears that this has turned into a forum for SPB to voice their frustrations with Mike Farrell and the lack of professionalism that he’s demonstrated throughout the past year, which i’m sure is valid.

      what most people don’t realize is that, because SPB was running the event, any complications that arose on sunday (even if they were security-related) reflect poorly on the organization. in my opinion, they did a great job with the concert, and i had a lot of fun.

  16. Birther

    April 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    SHOW US THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE!!!!!

    IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE, WHY CAN’T WE SEE IT?!

  17. Matt

    April 21, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I like turdles.

    • A voice of reason

      April 21, 2010 at 1:27 pm

      Me too bro…me too

  18. fashionosaurus

    April 21, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    his girlfriend lives in brooklyn. she’s really hip and cool.

    • Matt

      April 21, 2010 at 1:30 pm

      his roommate Matt as well.

  19. ct

    April 21, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    hello michael and andrew.

    welcome to my life last semester. i hope you enjoy your stay.

    you guys just found out what a quality “journalism” school we go to. hundreds of journalists, yet nobody with a clue.

    • Matt

      April 21, 2010 at 1:55 pm

      What does this have to do with journalism?

      • ct

        April 21, 2010 at 2:14 pm

        these are probably all the same people that write stories for our newspapers. i can almost guarantee it.

        • Matt

          April 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm

          Oh, well if an anonymous person on the internet says so…

          Also, if the Chronicle had such a problem with this, they would have just not run it. Duh.

  20. 32110

    April 21, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    well, the point was, nothing did happen. security shouldn’t be blamed for not doing their job. their job is to be there when fights go down. but everyone’s safe. you two weren’t trying to steal anything, nothing WAS stolen. security shouldn’t be blamed for not doing their job because obviously nothing negative came out of this. well, maybe except for all the HATE

    • STOPHATE@QU

      April 21, 2010 at 1:57 pm

      STOP HATE AT QU!

      This dude is totally right, who cares if security messed up and something bad could have happened, all that matters is that we got lucky and nothing bad did happen.

      It’s all these kids faults for bitching, not security for being looser than….. well, loose.

      • lololol

        April 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm

        the point is WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED??

        WHAT IF THEY WERE STEALING, WHAT IF SOMEONE BROUGHT A GUN IN.

        we’re incredibly fortunate that nothing worse did happen, but it shouldn’t take a bunch of shit getting stolen or people getting hurt for security to get their act together and position a person or two by the back door.

    • I can't believe I'm participating in this

      April 21, 2010 at 2:07 pm

      32110, you’re right nothing did happen, so security shouldn’t be blamed for not doing their job.

      Heck, I was at the airport yesterday, and EVERY FAA security person was not there, including the people screening checked bags. Luckily no one that day decided to bring a bomb onto the plane, so we don’t have to pass judgment on airport security for failing to show up. Phew!

    • Jess Kenney

      April 21, 2010 at 2:11 pm

      So it’s okay for security to not do their job so long as nothing bad happens? You know that the second something bad DOES happen, the first thing everyone is going to say is, “Why weren’t they doing their jobs?” Suggesting that Quinnipiac Security should do what they’re getting paid to do is a reasonable, PREVENTATIVE strategy to an eventually inevitable breach of security that could be as minor as a kid sneaking in to see the show or as serious as someone coming in with a gun. The point is, you have to be prepared for any crisis that MIGHT happen.

      This may seem slightly unnecessary to bring up, but if we bring this to a larger scale, we can argue that 9/11 might not have happened if airport security had their act together from the start. Since airport security tightened up IN RESPONSE to the disaster, they’ve caught at least a handful of people trying to sneak bombs onto planes, but the point is that if they’d been doing their job the best they could have from the beginning, the tragedy could have been avoided altogether.

      Again, I know that’s kind of a ridiculous comparison, but it’s essentially the same principle. You need to PREVENT a crisis from happening, instead of just letting it happen and then fixing it later.

      • InfoWars

        April 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm

        They haven’t actually caught any true terrorists, they just want you to live in fear, but that is a legitimate point anyway.

  21. This Is Hilarious

    April 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Thank you everyone for providing me some late afternoon entertainment.

  22. B

    April 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    What ever happened to hating security being the one thing all QU students could agree on?!

    I, for one, thought it was a good article, Mike, and even I am not your biggest fan. These people just need to get laid.

  23. WTF

    April 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Mike Farrell just who ‘the hell’ do you think you are? I can tell you for a fact that no one in SPB appreciates your slanderous comments directed towards Meg Doyle’s running of this event. She did her best to put on a phenomenal show to give the student body something to look forward to. SPB has never said anything negative directed towards WQAQ, so why the hate?

    • EB WQAQ

      April 21, 2010 at 2:19 pm

      WTF, the only times Mike mentions Meg are

      “Six security guards, to be exact, with SPB Mainstage Chair Megan Doyle and a few other students.”

      “I dealt exclusively with Megan Doyle, who then let them know that we were technically authorized to be there. Even then, they just sort of stood around.”

      Unless Webster changed the meaning of “slanderous,” how is her being present at her own event slanderous? WQAQ is not involved in this, there isn’t a hate between us as far as I know. If I am mistaken, please come by the WQAQ office and clarify with me.

      • TROOTH

        April 21, 2010 at 2:25 pm

        THIS WHOLE THING WAS AN INSIDE JOB! QAQ PLANNED THIS AND 9/11!!!!

        • EB WQAQ

          April 21, 2010 at 2:38 pm

          Oops, you caught us

    • wtf2u

      April 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm

      Who “the hell” taught you to use quotations.

      • Grammer Natsi

        April 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm

        probably the ‘same person’ who taught people, how to properly use commas.

    • FarrellLies

      April 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. In fact, look at this DIRECT QUOTE from the article: “Megan Doyle… is quick to assault sleeping students.” Mike Farrell, if that is your real name, that’s slander. You can, and probably will, be sued for that.

      It’s utterly disgusting and unacceptable that you would drag the good name of the SPB Chairperson Megan Doyle through the mud like this. I mean, you have the audacity to MENTION THE FACT that she was at the event she was promoting, and not only that, you CALLOUSLY bring up the fact that she told QU security that you were authorized to be backstage when you were confronted? Shame on you, sir.

      I sincerely hope that some day you have to answer for the lies you’ve told and the suffering you’ve cost. I think you should be forcibly impeached from the WQAQ management staff for having the brash, unmitigated GALL to accuse Megan Doyle, a STUDENT LEADER with more ability than you’ll ever possess, of authorizing you to be backstage at her event when asked. Megan Doyle would never associate herself with, I quote, “shady-looking” characters with inferior drum kits like yourself.

      It reflects so poorly on SPB to mention that these brave young leaders can’t tell QU security guards how to do their job. Why would you even mention it? Are you implying that Megan Doyle WANTED shady-looking kids to ruin this enjoyable concert by hocking shitty Fischer-Price drums backstage?

      Shame on you. If you even really exist, that is.

  24. 123

    April 21, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I don’t know if anyone noticed, but this is an opinion piece. Mike is entitled to his opinion, unless the rules of journalism and the world have changed recently.

  25. we're safe now

    April 21, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    WOAH WOAH WOAH EVERYONE CALM DOWN! nothing was stolen, no one was hurt, we’re okay! so what if no security officer was checking out to make sure not a single person could get backstage, no one will ever do anything. people don’t steal things, people don’t go where they shouldn’t, and there are no immoral people on this campus. we are all safe, its perfectly fine people got backstage.

    WHO THE HELL CARES ABOUT MIKE, ANDREW, THE DRUMKIT, OR ANYTHING. SECURITY JUST DOESN’T DO ENOUGH TO KEEP US SAFE, WE KNOW THIS ALREADY.

  26. Jackie

    April 21, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I have so much work to do but these are far too entertaining to pass up. I hate and love all of you.

  27. securuty is doing their job

    April 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Oh my god, if I get pestered the next time I enter campus or go somewhere with EXTRA security. I will shoot somebody (JK). But seriously, I went up to the York Hill campus last night and it was I suppose a restricted area. Legit, a police officer approached my friend and I and asked what we were doing up there. It freaked us out, but we were just taking photos for her photo class so it wasn’t a big deal. I for one, think security IS doing their job when they NEED to.

    • Threattostudentbody

      April 21, 2010 at 2:49 pm

      THIS PERSON IS A LOOSE CANNON AND THREATENED TO BRING A GUN ON CAMPUS! IF SECURITY WAS DOING THEIR JOB THEY WOULD TRACK THIS PERSON DOWN AND APPREHEND THEM BEFORE WE HAVE A TRAGEDY ON QU CAMPUS!!

    • Security Still Blows

      April 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm

      There is a difference between security protecting students and doing their job and security trying to pick fights with kids because they’ hate their lives and everything they stand for.

      I, for one, applaud Andrew and Mike’s audacity in publicly allowing this article to publish. People are too timid these days to exploit authority. I don’t know either of them, but I know enough about the comments posted here to know that FarrellLies and every other anonymous crank have no lives. Whatsoever. And Mike, I don’t think you’ll have to worry about these anonymous phonies breaking away from their WoW conquests to confront you any time soon.

      • FarrellLies

        April 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm

        THE HELL I’m not gonna confront Mike Farrell! Son of a gun owes me a high-five, and I for one intend to collect.

    • QU Jr

      April 22, 2010 at 12:20 am

      I know security up at York Hill is strictish with the restricted areas, but that is probably to avoid students from going in the areas getting injured or hiding and drinking or something. It’s more to prevent anything from happening.

      On campus though with North Lot I drive through and the security guards don’t even look most of the time. They’re looking down or turned around. I’ve even had others in the car with me (some not from QU) and I just drive past. Security is really good in some areas, but crappy in others.

  28. ToTellTheTrurth

    April 21, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Honestly I think security was doing a great job. Worst thing that could happen would have been to the fray. Is that really all that bad? The shadier, the better.

  29. Marsellus Wallace

    April 21, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    SPB is below poor at planning concerts. Didn’t Barstoolpalooza draw a lot more kids “interested” in having a good time? Sam Adams is probably a better showman than anyone in the fisher-price-hating We Shot Some Loons; Sam Adams sucks. Also, when was The Fray relevant? I had no idea they put out an album in February of 2009. Point is we could have booked someone more people were interested in and not had it on a Sunday. Ski-DOUCHE.

    • FarrellLies

      April 21, 2010 at 3:13 pm

      As a few commenters before me mentioned, SEVERAL students who attended the Fray concert had an enjoyable time. It is inappropriate and slanderous for you to disagree with that.

      Perhaps you just weren’t watching from the right spot? I’ve heard the view from backstage was fantastic, and with no pushy security guards to spoil the fun. Maybe you should consider that before you jump to slanderous conclusions about SPB’s ability to entertain several Quinnipiac students.

  30. Truthy McTrutherstein

    April 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    In his free time Mike Farrell is a costumed kidnapper:

    http://fukung.net/v/15162/9842982aee857d487497e47ef9b989f5.jpg

  31. Idiots!

    April 21, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Jess, Mike and Others,

    I just spent some good time reading this article and comments that followed. I just realized how much other work I could have done instead. Now think of how much work you guys could have done instead of trying to defend an article that no one really cares about.

    I think it is obvious that QU security is a joke. Let’s be real, a bunch of old guys with plastic badges cannot really do anything. To write about it is just wasting your time.

    Now, I hate myself for wasting my time commenting on an idiotic article. I think that the Chronicle should focus on writing articles that don’t bash QU Security or Pres Lahey. I am getting tired of it. Mike, go start a blog so it doesn’t pop up on the QU Chronicle, and so I can avoid your pointless writing. QU Security is a joke. To stretch that thought into 300+ words is moronic.

  32. A voice of reason

    April 21, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I heard Mike Farrell does car commercials… in Japan, his favorite movie is varsity blues, and one time he met John Stamos on a plane. One time he punched me in the face… it was awesome.

  33. TJ Fitzpatrick

    April 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    So a moth goes to a pediatrist and begins to discuss how his life has been unfolding recently. The moth explains “I lost my job about 6 weeks ago and have been having a tough time paying the bills at home. Because of this my wife has really been coming down on me telling me I’m a deadbeat, an unsupportive husband, and a terrible father. Add to that the kids telling me the same thing, everything has really hit rock bottom at home. I’ve started to drink heavily, also began recreational drug abuse, meth, weed, the works. My life is just really getting out of control.”

    The pediatrist looks deeply saddened and is clearly empathetic to the moth. After sharing a few sighs and deep breaths tor relax and potentially work things out, the pediatrist looks at the moth with an eye of confusion and asks “I understand that this is all very sad and depressing, but I’m a pediatrist. Why did you come to visit me?”…to which the moth replies,

    “Because your light was on.”

    - A rough interpretation of a Norm McDonald statement

  34. Todd Rundgren

    April 21, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    i think the real question here is.. what ever happened to the “wheres the beef” commercials

  35. turquoise badger

    April 21, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    ERRONEOUS ERRONEOUS ERRONEOUS, does anyone know how to spell that word correctly?

  36. Andrew Greene

    April 21, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I’ll be honest, I’m a little offended that no one tried taking an anonymous personal stab at me :( someone at least call me an arrogant knowitall or SOMEthing.

    • It's over between us

      April 21, 2010 at 8:34 pm

      I’ll hate you andy.

      WHY WONT YOU LOVE ME

  37. Scott

    April 21, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaa

    glorious

  38. Matt DeMello

    April 21, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Wow am I glad I don’t go to Quinnipiac anymore.

    Mike, hang in there.

  39. uh-uh

    April 21, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    this was a terrible “backstage” story. at the age of 13 i had better backstage stories than this. but quite honestly, i’m glad to see that i’m not the only person who isn’t a fan of mike. andy, on the other hand, is good in my book (sorry bud).

  40. Voice of Reason

    April 21, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    GUYS: I’m going to break down this article as simply as I can so you can all follow along. (Mike, you can thank me later.)

    1. Shot at the Moon handled things wrong. They could have simply told Mike or Andy the drumset what sub par
    2. Meg Doyle needs to meet with her security team and sort this out so nobody steals the crappy drumset
    3. The SPB better be thankful of Mike next time or you can kiss your precious Fray goodbye.

    END OF STORY

    • Anon. bystander

      April 22, 2010 at 4:54 pm

      So, Voice of Reason, how’s Mike’s dick taste?

      • GTFO FTW

        April 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm

        Anon. bystander, you should be able to answer that question on your own. Here are the steps for doing that: 1) Take Mike’s dick out of your ass, and then 2) turn around to taste it for yourself. Voila!

  41. Hello?!

    April 22, 2010 at 12:10 am

    What all of you need to realize is that this story was NOT about being Mike and Andrew being able to write a badass story, it was NOT about the poor musical quality of the piano rock band, The Fray, and most importantly, none of Mike’s comments were directed towards Meaghan Doyle. The fact of the matter is, and I say this with all sincereity, that QU security was not doing their jobs. It is interesting to note that they are so quick to jump on you for parking in Buckman at 7pm even if you are just going to throw some money on your Qcard, but yet at what was supposed to be a successful and enjoyable concert (although it did not sell out, and was overall mediocre, there were more people in attendance than Ashanti), security personnel are nowhere to be seen while Mike and Andrew meander about the backstage area, free to theive expensive equipment and sell for a hefty profit at the band’s expense.

    If the two are such badasses then why would they be looking to speak with someone with authority? …..

    I may not care for Mike and Andrew, but this is an issue that deserves appropriate time and consideration. and yes, SPB did handle it poorly in my opinion.

    and yea, while the drumset and Mike’s haircut are not the best, this is all irrelevant to the fact that QU security department needs to be examined for the safety and comfort of our student body. Half the time security is nowhere to be found on the weekends and when they are they are just lying to us saying the shuttles already came when they didn’t.

  42. geico

    April 22, 2010 at 12:36 am

    I just saved 15% on car insurance by reading this whole argument

  43. Anon

    April 22, 2010 at 7:58 am

    91th comment!! lulz

    • number cruncher

      April 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm

      106nd comment! LOZUL

  44. clooney

    April 22, 2010 at 8:34 am

  45. Dave

    April 22, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Damn Hipsters.

    We Shot the Moon blows.

  46. I Was On Security That Night.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Listen, I don’t know who this ‘Mike’ character is or who this mangy ‘Andy’ guy is either, but let me say this in my defense:
    Yes, I was being paid to make sure the building was secure.
    Yes, I was there because I got to see my favorite band (<3 The Fray)
    But what we're all neglecting to point out is that the Lakers played the Thunder Sunday night and obviously a few of the staff had bets on it. And all though Meg Doyle walked away with most of the cash, I'm still pretty sure its not a crime to watch a basketball game on a small tv in the conference room at work.

  47. Girls Screaming

    April 22, 2010 at 10:41 am

  48. Bob Scratchit

    April 22, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I can’t tell whose worse here: We Shot the Moon or the SPB people trying to defend yet another awful event.

    • Popsicle

      April 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm

      I can’t tell either they both behaved poorly and if they hadn’t then none of this would have even happened in the first place.

  49. Hmmm

    April 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Wow. I never thought there would come a day when I’d check the QU Chronicle wesbite, only to find out that an article posted just the day before has received 95 comments. Granted, some of them seem to be extremely ignorant, irrelevant, and unnecessarily scathing, and in the case of the FarrellLies person, it’s quite clear that this he/she is only attacking whatever and whenever they can because they have nothing better to do with their pathetic little lives.

    Whether or not you want to agree with it, in the opinion of SOME, this article presents SPB in a negative light, while others just say “Oh, there goes security again, not doing their job, but wait, I thought doing nothing was their job? Oh well.” and that level of dismissiveness, along with petty, immature comments about Mike Farrell’s unfeasible trip to Brooklyn and Andrew’s “Fisher price Quality” drumset, represent everything that is wrong with Quinnipiac.

    Based on comments from yesterday, it is quite clear that the majority of the student body does not care for Mike Farrell, or the SPB. The SPB has chosen year after year to put on concerts that are extremely irrelevant, based on a survey system that is entirely backwards and illogical. So fine, NO ONE likes Mike Farrell and his toxic article, or the SPB. But what we SHOULD be able to agree upon is the POOR quality of QU security.

    Now let this argument go to rest…

    • mmmH

      April 22, 2010 at 12:28 pm

      You’ll notice that if i capitalize CERTAIN parts of my useless and repetitive POST it seems as if I’m saying something NEW. In all reality however I’m just repeating PREVIOUS POSTS and further dragging out this argument. I’ll also slip in some sly and clever SHOTS and Andrew and Mike by further noting unrelated facts about the STORY.

      Now let this rip on Mike continue….

      • hahahahaha

        April 22, 2010 at 1:00 pm

        haha I like how andy has avoided receiving any personal attacks. This is andy AND mikes article after all.

        <3 u 2

  50. Mike Farrell

    April 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    If anyone would like to escalate their hatred of me to an entire unnecessary level, I invite you to listen to my radio show today from 4-6PM on http://www.WQAQ.com. I also invite you to call in at (203) 582-5555 or IM the show at WQAQDJ so you can all show a little more spine!

    Or, better yet, submit anonymous questions to myself and my co-host at http://supermusicfriendshow.tumblr.com/ask! Your hatred sustains me!

  51. Anon

    April 22, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Miek Farel rulz, kthxbai

  52. B

    April 22, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    This is my new favorite time wasting website.

  53. Uno

    April 22, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    ASHANTI SUCKS!

    I like turtles.

  54. F

    April 22, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Mike Farrell and Andy Greene wrote a well written article about their interesting experience at the concert. These guys, both great musicians and people alike, deserve a hand of applause for being so open. In no way should they be immaturely ridiculed for nonsense reasons.

    Everybody needs to chill out and focus on the real matter at hand: Andy’s drum set is bright yellow (sunny and sweet, unlike the attitudes of most that commented on here.)

  55. anon

    April 23, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I’m surprised you kids would post an activity online which wasn’t considered “right.” Not good for job searches when they google your names.

  56. qu10

    April 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    We all know SPB put on crappy concerts. Now we know they emply crappy security as well.

    Nice article.

  57. Rachel

    April 24, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I’m sending this comment form overseas. Mike Farrell has crappy drums. I’ve just made you an object of international criticism… for the second time.