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Pitbull out, Bo Burnham in at USF's homecoming parade on Friday



If you can’t get megaplatinum rapper for your concert, go with ... a quirky teenage YouTube phenomenon. Huh?

Yes, the University of South Florida announced Thursday that, Pitbull, the headliner of this year’s homecoming parade, had to pull out due to a hand injury suffered in a car accident. His replacement will be comic Bo Burnham, who has a cult following for geeky piano-pop ditties like I’m Bo Yo and New Math, above.

So instead of hearing lines like “Forget about your boyfriend and meet me at the hotel room,” you’ll hear lines like “What’s a pirate minus the ship? Just a creative homeless guy / and an anteater plus a large hungry mutant ant? An ironic way to die.” Just as good, right? 

Click here for all the details on USF's homecoming week. And get USF's full announcement after the jump.

The announcement:

Change to USF Homecoming Night Parade After Party Entertainment

Rapper Pitbull, originally scheduled to perform at USF’s Homecoming Parade After Party tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 8, has cancelled his appearance after fracturing his hand in a car accident. Replacing Pitbull will be You Tube phenomenon and musical comedian Bo Burnham (

The parade after party takes place on the USF campus in the area known as the Meadows ­at the corner of Holly and 50th Streets from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Burnham will perform at 10:30 p.m. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.


[Last modified: Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:48pm]


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