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Every tour group, full of nervous high schoolers and their prying parents, inevitably ends up here. It's the middle of Locust Walk, right in front of Steinberg-Dietrich. And if there was ever one locale perfectly designed for an admissions brochure, this is it. From Bloomers' puke-green sign to the boisterous calls of Mask and Wiggers, Locust Walk at midday is a new-age farmers' market. Students are actually doing something, expressing their interests, selling. You want De La Soul tickets? Got it. Want to vote for Freshman Class Boards? Got it. Want some drugs? You can probably get that too, if you look hard enough. And that's where the problem arises on Locust Walk. With scores of different organizations hawking tickets, pound cake and t-shirts, how can a budding vendor stand out to a prospective buyer? "We'll help you choose your courses next spring," shouted College freshman and Mask and Wig member Mark Milstein to passersby. Milstein couldn't explain how course selection related to ticket sales, but that didn't seem to matter. As Milstein said, the point of "selling on the Walk" is to simply say "anything that makes them look up." Such as? "For all you know, the prices are going up tomorrow," or "I'm going to start abusing random seniors." College junior Liz Rudnick was not trying to sass the audience like Milstein. Her approach was a bit more direct. "Buy your Bloomers tickets now before they're gone," Rudnick said. "This week only." Rudnick said she also tries "to pinpoint one person" for her verbal salesmanship. She said she actually enjoyed selling Bloomers tickets because it's "a nice little social scene." Rudnick did say, however, that selling during the winter becomes a burden. "Winter shows suck," she said. "You get frozen to death." Rudnick was trying to talk over the blare of Black Sabbath's seminal rock hit "Paranoid" bleating out of a radio manned by students selling De La Soul tickets. And although Black Sabbath and De La Soul seem to be musical antitheses of each other, that didn't bother College senior Jennifer Zeller. "We're just making noise," said Zeller, who is Chairperson of the Social Planning and Events Committee, the group that is promoting the concert. "We're just playing music and handing out flyers," Zeller said.

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