FIRST Finale 2015

Hey Guys,

I just checked the FIRST Championship website and it looks like FIRST is going with a Concert format similar to what they did in 2011.

The performers are:

  • Boys Like Girls - American rock band
  • Christina Grimmie - Singer-songwriter, Competitor on NBC’s The Voice
  • Andy Caldwell - American electronic house music DJ

Here’s the description of the Finale from their website:

We are excited to announce the FIRST Championship Finale entertainment! This year, Boys Like Girls will be playing LIVE with opening act, Christina Grimmie. There will also be a special appearance by Andy Caldwell. The event is FREE with attendee badge and will follow Closing Ceremony at the Edward Jones Dome from 6:30 PM to 10 PM. There will be food for sale at the venue and no tickets sold at the door

That description can be found here:

Should be interesting.

Boys Like Girls is still around?

BOYS LIKE GIRLS?! I am so excited! :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Anyone know what an “attendee badge” is?

When your team main or alternate contact checks in at pit admin, my understanding is that they will receive a bunch of badges for their team - they’re requiring that everyone be individually registered this year and they’ll get a badge with their name on it.

Christina Grimmie?!?! Not gonna lie, I’m totally fan girling right now :smiley:

Insert Mandy Moore joke here.

Boys Like Girls singing their songs about heroine and being drunk is super appropriate for young FLL children.

Too bad they missed out on the opportunity to book Lou Reed. :rolleyes:

Kraftwerk is still around.

Though they may be more appropriate for the Volunteer Social.

I have heard of exactly none of these artists. But I’ll take the general fan[boy/girl]ing in the thread to say this is a good thing. :slight_smile:

Yet another reason to wish my team qualified -_-

I was an FLL team member at the 2011 FIRST Championship. The Black Eyed Peas concert was good, but I didn’t feel it was entirely appropriate for young children. From my YouTube research on the aforementioned artists, I believe they are even less appropriate. I hope in the future FIRST chooses artists that support quality values, not the “one last night” mindset.

Boys like girls is probably comparable to Simple Plan…

If you need an older reference I don’t know if I can help :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

I’ll always remember that concert, and having to go up on stage.:slight_smile:

I couldn’t get out of the stadium fast enough.

FIRST promotes robots fairly heavy, yet there are tons of movies that depict robots as killing machines. Does this mean one of the major aspects of this program should be outlawed? We live in a society where people are free to make their flavor of music and we as people are attracted to it. There is really no way around it besides to pick a music group that maybe only 5% of the community likes, which I hope they would never do. Its not like they are playing hollywood undead or something like that :rolleyes:


Will the food and drink prices be subsidized by FIRST at all, or is this merely a huge money grab for the stadium’s concessions provider?


Prepare to be gouged.