Start the semester off right with a new Scope Selects from Liv, our tasteful Talent Buyer! Don't miss out on her playlist, which features a little bit of everything – perfect for the adjustment back to campus!
Name: Liv Allen (she/her)
Hometown: Des Moines, IA
Field(s) of Study: Arts Management
SCOPE Position: Talent Buyer
The Deep Cuts
Three Favorite Albums
- What Could Possibly Go Wrong - Dominic Fike
- Oh Inhuman Spectacle - Methyl Ethel
- A Man Alive - Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Favorite Concert Experience
I really love the moments at a concert when time seems to slow, the music seems so rich and you look around at the sea of people surrounding you. In moments like these you realize how the bands you have been compulsively listening to, the ones that made you scream sing in your car, helped you through tough times and made the good ones all the more sweet are REAL people right in front of you. One specific concert experience I can remember experiencing this awe wash over me was when I went to Alex G at Gabes with my best friend Grace. When the first big moment in the first song Gretel came on (13 seconds on spotify if you are curious) I remember getting goosebumps. Looking around at all the fans surrounding you, realizing that everyone there has been touched by these songs in one way shape or form is really crazy to me. I think back to the Cage the Elephant concert I went to when I was a sophomore in high school. I waited all day, got extremely sunburnt waiting in line alone from 7am-7pm to snag front row. My anticipation had been ramping up all day long and when they finally let us in 7 flags event center in Clive, I looked at the venue in awe of how an empty space like this would soon turn into one of the best nights of my life. My astonishment had turned into “oh crap I need to get my butt in gear” when I saw other fans that were behind me in line start running past me to try to get front row. Don't worry though, I made it. I remember halfway into the concert when they were playing Aberdeen, I looked behind me and saw the thousands of people just like me having such a good time. There is something so special about that feeling. Oh and not to flex but I also loved the time I went to the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at the Wells Fargo Arena and Flea came over by us to change out his bass guitar. Except he didn't walk, he did a full on handstand and walked himself down the stairs. I expected nothing less from the legend. At the end of the concert we stuck around for a bit and Chad the drummer gave me his drumstick!
Hobbies / Interests / Fun Facts / Campus Involvement
This will be my second year in SCOPE and my first year as the Talent Buyer! I am so excited to give it my all with the best people in the world by my side. Outside of SCOPE, I work at the Englert Theatre! I could not ask for a job more up my alley. I began work there last year with an internship for Mission Creek Festival. I learned SO much about the industry and had amazing hands-on experience putting on a festival. After the internship ended, I got hired onto the staff. Now I do concessions and merchandise sales and have an apprenticeship shadowing the house manager and working on top secret special projects ????.
I strive to embody granola girl energy with my love for the outdoors. I am a lizard and can't get enough sunshine so I am constantly outside. I love camping, hiking, kayaking, going for bike rides, going for walks, reading in the sunshine, and gardening. My hobbies include obsessively taking care of my 50 plant children and buying even more plant children. Outside of being a plant momma, I love to play guitar, jam to some good tunes andI think hanging out with my friends is heaven on earth. I adore crafty things like painting, water coloring, and sketching. I have been super into embroidering over the past year which is so fun! I typically will do it on clothes but I have been exploring the idea of doing a tote bag because are you really a SCOPEr if you don't have a cool tote bag…? I really want to embroider more album covers soon. Outside of all these things, I guess a fun fact about me is I adore frogs and monkeys so if you find any cute photos please DM them to me plz and thx.