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
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.
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.
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: