Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at Chrysalis 2013!

Once a year, everyone on campus, including students of all classes, faculty, and staff are brought together at one unforgettable night of celebration: Chrysalis.  First years hear about it as soon as they begin their lives at Bucknell, and seniors try to make time move slower, knowing that it signifies an end to theirs.  The creation of the Chrysalis Ball was student-driven, and it’s student initiative at the CAP Center that keeps it alive.  Last year, they brought you the Village People, and this year, the legendary Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will be joining us at the 15th Annual Chrysalis Ball.

If her name doesn’t ring a bell, the following songs will: Hit Me With Your Best ShotHeartbreaker, and Love Is A Battlefield are just some of Pat’s greatest hits.  This four-time Grammy winner has been a recognizable figure on the US music scene since the 1980’s.  She was one of the most popular artists played in the earlier days of MTV, and her kind of legend is what today’s artists such as Katy Perry and Ke$ha aspire to achieve. Neil Giraldo, who will be joining her on stage, is an established guitar player who has played on all of Pat’s albums and has been performing alongside her for years. Fun-fact: Pat and Neil are both signed to none other than Chrysalis Records.  The two are known to be a dynamite pair, with Pat’s strong and powerful voice laid over Neil’s fierce guitar sure to make for a memorable night of dancing with your best friends and classmates at this years Chrysalis.


You can still get your tickets if you haven’t yet! They’re on sale now at the CAP Center, any Campus Box Office, and the Bookstore downtown for $20 (BU Students) or $35 (others).  You can even get them at the door for $25, and $40.  Join the legendary duo of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo this Friday, April 26th at 9 PM in the Gerhard Fieldhouse!