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UMass students gear up for Cardi B concert

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AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Rap superstar Cardi B has made her way to UMass Amherst for a premiere performance.

The university won the free concert in a contest sponsored by the dating app Tinder.

Tickets went fast for Wednesday night's concert, any student who doesn’t have one is out of luck.
 
"All my friends are going so i decided might as well get a ticket, go with them," said UMass Amherst senior Erika Von Den Benken. 
 
The rap icon is performing to a crowd of thousands at the Mullins Center. 

01;30 "She has a new album that she just came out with, so I’m excited to hear some of those songs," said UMass Amherst sophomore Jake Ayisi. 
 
With a packed house, emergency officials are making sure everyone stays safe.

"We have a triage set up at the Mullins Center to address any health issues that do come up. We’ve added on additional staff for the town," said Amherst Fire Chief Tim Nelson. 
 
Chief Nelson told Western Mass News they use a formula to estimate how many patients they might treat during an event of this scale.
 
"We’ll see maybe 36 or so, and we’ll transport 12 to 18 of those," he added.
 
He said this is the largest concert they have seen in some time, and noted that they are prepared with extra ambulances.
 
"Normally we bring one to two, we’re going to bring in three. They will be dedicated to the show itself," Chief Nelson added.
 
The free concert is a prize in the Tinder U swipe contest.

UMass beat 64 other universities by using the popular dating app.

While safety is the focus, everyone Western Mass News spoke to at UMass said they simply want to see Cardi B lay a beat.

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