Inside AMP

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Why We Love Us

We don't know how you all run your clubs, and we're not trying to brag here or anything, but AMPub knows how to hold a meeting. First of all, there are the treats. What's a better way to spend a Sunday evening than sitting around a table, eating freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies and talking about how to hype up AMP's sweet events? Clearly trumps studying.

Secondly, dudes, we're in the process of planning our budget for next semester, and it's gonna be awesome. You all like free stuff? Well, get excited for some more free things in the great tradition of our AMP sunglasses. Lastly, our sick-nasty guerrilla event for next semester is literally going to be the best thing ever. Again, not to brag or anything. Stay on the lookout for a crazy afternoon come next semester!

AMPub, we got it on lock. See you next semester, yo.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

World Music Showcase Cancellation

The Homebrew Committee would like to issue a sincere apology in regards to the cancellation of the World Music Showcase. We ran into some scheduling issues and had to cancel the event last minute. We were all really looking forward to the event, but certain circumstances rendered it unworkable. We really appreciate the support we got from a number of performers, which made the cancellation that much more difficult. This, however, will not be viewed as a failure, but as a learning experience. We will continue to work hard to bring you the best possible events featuring student talent. Since we were really devoted to this event idea, we may attempt to give it a second go in the spring. Be on the lookout for that and be sure to check out this semester's remaining Homebrews.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Baby Wants AMP

Friday, October 1, 2010

Intern Blogday!

Once again... It is Friday morning. I think this will be a common trend in my blog entries, especially since I have officially decided that Friday = Blogday. So, from the AMP office at 10:17am, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Blogday! The first of many.
Speaking of trends in blogs, Interns. I can guarantee that for the rest of the year, Interns will be a very common theme to my blogs. In fact, it will be my only theme. Especially now, when I finally have an Intern Committee. I promised the rest of Exec Board that my Interns would be faster, stronger, smarter, and more AMPtastic than ever before. I have yet to test all of these traits, but I am feeling pretty confident in my promise. Although, our strength and speed as a committee won’t be officially tested until AMP wide dodge ball, I think other committees should be getting at least a little nervous. The Interns are out for blood, even if they don’t know it yet.
Between Intern meetings, events and mandatory fitness training for dodge ball (just kidding?), my hope is to keep the Intern’s committee continually involved and learning about AMP. The most important thing about being an Intern, in my opinion, is to gain as much knowledge about different types of event planning as possible.
What exactly do Interns do? Heck if I know. And that is the beauty of an Intern committee. Interns are able to explore any type of event planning that they choose, as long as it stays within the confines of the budget. My hope is that I can give the Intern’s enough direction so that events are successful, but enough space so that any major decision is made by them.
Once again, I would like to wish you a Merry Blogday. It is now 10:59am, but I swear, I haven’t only been writing this blog in that time. I would hate for anyone to think that I was that slow of a typer or that slow of a thinker. My time has been consumed by emails, voicemail checking, event planning and just thinking about how wonderful my new Intern committee really is.
-Lora Faris

Monday, September 27, 2010

AMPub- Behind the Scenes and All Around

The AMP Publicity Committee would love to take some time to let you in behind the scenes of those awesome flyers, fun videos, and marvelous mobiles. This semester AMP has a lot planned for the W&M community and AMP Publicity (AMPub as we lovingly call it) brings all the details of each event to you. You may not see us in person at events, and perhaps you're not quite certain how those flyers go up or who we really are, but we are working around the clock to bring you all the info you need about upcoming AMP events on campus.

This week look out for us passing out some mini cereal boxes in the Sadler Center on Wednesday to get you ready for AMPtoons this coming Friday 10/1. While in the SC, be sure to take a look at "The Jon"- our monthly newsletter conveniently located right in each bathroom stall. Around campus you might see us running around campus in bizarre fashion- don't be alarmed. We've started filming our notorious AMP videos again this semester! We'll be posting these on Facebook and right here on the blog for your enjoyment.

AMP Publicity makes sure you are in the know about all of AMP's events on campus this semester. Definitely keep an eye out- while we may seem behind the scenes, we're everywhere you want to be.

You know you love us,



Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fiasco @ 5

A little over a year ago, I was at a festival in Paris called Rock-en-Seine. Oasis was scheduled to headline the evening after Vampire Weekend. Vampire Weekend took to the gigantic stage and proceeded to roar through a set featuring many new songs, that would later be released on Contra. After they finished, the stage crew came on for the set change. After 45 minutes, it looked as if the stage crew was sort of idling about onstage, not really sure what to do, simply waiting. I started to suspect that something wrong was happening. At festivals, where they're on such tight schedules set changes shouldn't take this long. Anyways, after 90 minutes we got an announcement that Oasis will no longer be playing because Liam and Noel just got in a huge fight in the dressing room before they were meant to take the stage (surprise surprise). Apparently, Liam smashed Noel's guitar.

Heading home I was imagining how much of a nightmare that must've been for the production crew of the festival. To have to cancel a show due to issues with the artist is extremely disappointing for everyone involved, including the audience.

AMP Music faced a similar situation last week.

Last Friday, AMP unfortunately had to cancel our Fridays @ 5 show because the band failed to arrive. This is the first time anything like this has happened in recent Fridays @ 5 history.

In our contract with the scheduled band, Suburban District, we stated that they need to arrive by 3 and set-up by 3:30. For whatever reason, when 6pm rolled around and they still hadn't arrived, we decided it would be best to cancel the show as opposed to hastily throw something together.

We're terrible sorry that this had to happen. The circumstances were unforeseen and we thought we provided the best solution given what we had to work with (no artist).

Fortunately, our Fridays @ 5 series this semester will be wrapping up with a great band called Wild Nothing. They've been getting a lot of coverage on Pitcfork lately. Watch them perform the streets of Vienna here,

Again, AMP Music is terribly sorry for the cancelled show last week. Looking forward to seeing you next FRIDAY!

-AMP Music

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

William and Mary, brewing a large pot of comedy

There were a lot of reports of large amounts of laughter emenating from Lodge 1 this past Saturday. That's because ComedyBrew happened and people were lol-ing and rotfl-ing all over the place. 7th Grade Sketch Comedy kicked off the night with a side-splitting set of comedic sketches. Next was the student stand-up competition that pitted five of W&M's funniest jokesters against each other for the chance to win $100. Each competitor had there own distinct style, and needless to say were all hilarious. Finally, Sara Schaefer, an alum who now writes for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, performed a set of stand-up. The crowd really responded to her W&M specific jokes, giving shout-outs to DuPont and other aspects of W&M life during her set. At the end of the night, one student comedian was crowned the winner and walked away with that $100. The five finalists that performed were selected from a pool of 20 students, and all did an exceptional job. It's great to know we have such strong comedic talent brewing here on our campus.

AMP Homebrew