Last Saturday, students at Pacific Lutheran University were expecting to rock out to Harry and the Potters, a wizard rock band. However, the event was cancelled  due to a family emergency.

“What happened was an emergency with one of the member’s wives,” LASR General Manager and junior Olivia Ash said.

The founders of the band, Joe and Paul DeGeorge, are brothers, so a family emergency would affect a majority of the band.

Originating in 2002 from Norwood, Mass., Harry and The Potters became known as the godfathers of wizard rock, a music genre centered around the world of J.K. Rowling’s famous book series.

“I’ve liked Harry and the Potters since 11th grade,” junior Christina Erikson said. “I was really sad to hear they cancelled.”

Harry and the Potters were promoting their album “Voldemort Can’t Stop the Rock” on their tour, which included PLU.

ASPLU wanted to host a fun fall concert for both PLU and the Parkland community, and it decided to host Harry and the Potters.

“There’s a lot of people at PLU and in the Parkland community who like Harry Potter,” ASPLU Public Relations Director and junior Brittnay Jackson said. “We thought it would be fun to have them [the band] here.”

ASPLU is speaking with the band about eventually performing at PLU, much to the appreciation of many local muggles, but no final arrangements have been made yet.



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