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UMass Amherst students prepare for sold-out Cardi B concert

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UMass Amherst students are getting ready to party with Cardi B. 

The school beat out Northeastern University in a contest sponsored by the dating app Tinder, where the winner received a free concert with rapper Cardi B. 

Cardi B is set to perform at the sold-out show Wednesday night at the Mullins Center. 

Organizers want to make it clear that if you don't have a ticket or a UMass ID, you won't be getting into tomorrow night's show.

"I'm excited I've never seen her before it will be interesting she's kind of wild," said UMass Amherst student Samantha Riggins. 

Cardi B will take the stage at UMass after students beat 64 other universities in the 'Tinder U' swipe contest. 

Swiping right is a way to show interest on the dating app, and the win wasn't a surprise to UMass junior Samantha Riggins.
 "I was pretty confident that we were going to win since we were a big school and everyone was hyping it up," Riggins added. 
Last week students reportedly camped out to grab one of the free tickets, Samantha said she just had to show a Tinder profile.

"It was pretty easy to get the tickets but in the morning people camped out here from 10 at night all the way until 10 in the morning," Riggins said. 
Inside the Mullins Center the stage is being set for the show. 

Brian Caputo told Western Mass News 7,500 tickets have been claimed and you won't be getting in without one of those and a valid university ID:
"Guests cannot come you must be a current UMass Amherst student or grad student to get into the building," said Caputo.  

Caputo said they won't be utilizing their metal detectors for the show, but noted they have other security measures in place.

"We will be doing full pat downs like we do for all our concerts here. Try and leave home any big bags and purses and anything you carry on you don't bring," said Caputo.  

There are other items that the folks who oversee the Mullins Center would like you to leave at home.

You can see the full list of prohibited items by visiting the link here.

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