Talk:Ben Folds performs at Western Connecticut State University

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Original reporting notes[edit]

I attended this concert. As far as "notes" besides the crappy mobile phone picture, I can, upon demand, provide the ticket-stub (and somewhere on my phone there is an audio sample of Ben Folds performing).

Regarding the details of how the concert went, it relies mostly on memory, but I consulted external sources (all listed) for spelling of names, songs, titles, etc. --SVTCobra 23:29, 11 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Oh, yeah, the whole background stuff on the opening act is from the listed sources. It was not dissemiated during the show. But I found and viewed her YouTube stuff before reading that and it was also before the concert. --SVTCobra 23:59, 11 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Relevance/Significance?[edit]

Is this really relevant and significant? I'm curious to know what was particularly newsworthy about this concert? Jade Knight - (talk) 03:13, 12 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I agree; I saw Ben Folds performs at Western Connecticut State... in my Wikinews RSS feed and assumed the ellipsis led to "tragic fire" or something else remotely newsworthy. --192.5.109.49 03:30, 12 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Have you read a newspaper? They report on local events all the time. Let me ask this, what would make it not news? (besides 192.5.109.49's desire to see everyone perish in an inferno) --SVTCobra 13:06, 12 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]
There are almost always concerts, and a lot of them are played at colleges. Successful concerts are the status quo, and therefore do not qualify as news. Rekov (talk) 13:26, 12 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]
This is not Wikipedia and these notions of notability do not exist here. This is news. The question shouldn't be why is this article here, rather the question should be why aren't there more articles like it. If everyone reported on local concerts etc., Wikinews would have a very nice culture and entertainment section. --SVTCobra 14:32, 12 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Hundreds (perhaps thousands) of similar concerts take place every day. What makes this event (local or not) significant? Wikinews is relevant. If the article isn't relevant, or if it's not news, then it doesn't belong here at Wikinews. There's nothing wrong with local news, so long as it clearly demonstrates how it is relevant/newsworthy. Jade Knight (talk) 07:16, 13 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]
How is it not relevant? I am sure the residents of Danbury would find it newsworthy. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people are killed every day. Would you argue that an article about a murder is not relevant?
And oh look ... some opera singers are rehearsing, that surely happens a lot and all over the place ... still The New York Times wrote about it ... why would they do that, it can't possibly be news. --SVTCobra 22:14, 13 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]
This is a perfect example: Ben Folds: raucous rock piano and wry introspection, The Seattle Times, April 25, 2008. Cynthia Mitchell writes about a Ben Folds concert at University of Puget Sound, and she didn't even see it yet. Mitchell is a journalism professor at Central Washington University. She worked for 14 years as a reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Wall Street Journal. Mitchell must not know what news is either. --SVTCobra 22:37, 13 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]