With a 90 percent chance of rain looming, students have found many ways of coping. Honestly, if we can rage in shorts in the hail, why not rage in tanks in the rain?
According to a SPEC source, that’s exactly the plan. As long as sound and stage equipment can withstand the weather, performances in the Quad and Franklin Field will go on as scheduled. Inflatable use will be a moon-bounce by moon-bounce decision; hopefully it will always be “yes.” However, if the rain’s too hard (Why Fling gods? Why?!), both Quad activities and the Franklin concert will be cancelled. Check in with SPEC on Twitter, Facebook, or their website for up to date info.
There are always a few of you each year–the select bunch who haven’t mastered the art of drunk blogging for Writing Seminar. While the rest of campus is praying to the gods of Pong and Porcelain, you’re holed up in a Huntsman GSR…which is why we present you with:
The Anti-Flinger’s Guide to Fling
1. Start your Fling Friday in the VP Stacks, where we’re sure an Independent Study (if you know what we mean) won’t do it for ya. Booty call a friend, describing your location with the Dewey Decimal System.
2. How desperate is too desperate, you ask? Rising freshmen are fair game. 11th-graders are a no-go–unless they’ve broken a 2100.
3. On the off-chance you start to envy red cups and the people who hold them, remind yourself that you are classy. Take swigs from the bottle of Poland Spring (without the label, of course) that you snuck into the library, cringing with each swallow. Remind yourself that it’s only water.
Here we have one of the many Penn traditions that didn’t quite stand the test of time. Presenting the Bowl Fight: an annual orgy game that pitted the sophomore and freshman classes against each other. It took place in the Quad in April, much like Fling! Only it was super violent. A couple of years after the Bowl Fight pictured (1914), someone died and they (appropriately) called the whole thing off. So please, sophomores, as you sneak past the tight Quad security this weekend to visit your old rooms, don’t try to wrestle freshmen into bowls. We wouldn’t want Fling cancelled, nowwould we?
In case you missed it in the DP, the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement of Philadelphia is coming to Fling (and not as a Quad performer). They make an appearance every year, but this time they’re going undercover.
They’ve already started their work by meeting with residents of some off-campus houses that have been marked “problem houses” to remind them of the stakes.
We’re not telling you not to day drink, but maybe just do it in the streets. And if you’re the host of an off-campus rager, remember the LCE can’t necessarily climb in your window to snatch your people up, but they can always walk in an open door.
Two a.m. and she calls me ’cause I’m still awake… Preach, Anna Nalick, because it’s Twitter-official: VP’s main building is open until 2 a.m. all the way through finals, effective immediately. As happy as we are that the exodus to Rosenparty is no longer at the absurdly early hour of midnight, the fact that @upennlib had to tweet something with the words “today” and “finals” is disconcerting.
Where did the time go?! Oh yes, last day of classes in about two weeks, so buckling down to start those final research papers now is not unwise. Who are we kidding? Do your mental health a favor and don’t take advantage of these extended hours until after thisweekend. And if we see you in there during Fling, you’re getting MERTed.
Countdown: four days! Or two, if you’re planning on going hard starting Wednesday. Or zero, if you do that every day anyway. Jazz & Grooves released a promo for their Saturday In The Quad concert, featuring Delorean, Gigamesh (not the ancient play you read in 9th grade – that’s GiLgamesh), Autre Ne Veut and more. Come on, look at how much fun your fellow Quakers are having in this video! Makes us want to dance! Sure to be a good time.
Remember, buy your Fling guest passes (here) before they sell out! Secure your cheap sunglasses and fanny packs. It’s even warm! (Today at least.) Get those last minute Fling puns (The Flung and the Restless?!?!) printed on your tanks. Seek out a nice patch of grass where you know you can pass out if you need to.
According to current forecasts, Tyga may have his way. Things aren’t looking pretty for Fling weekend, with a 70% chance of rain for Friday (and that nasty 14MPH wind to the northeast). Don’t fret! You can camp all day inside a Freshman’s room in the Quad…unless, of course, you happen to be a Freshman.
Springfest Who?SPEC When & Where? Wynn Commons, Monday 6-7:30PM Why? Um, hello! The theme is Throwback to the 90s! Don’t miss Dance Dance Revolution, inflatable Twister, 90s trivia, a photo booth, and the chance to win 2 floor passes for the Fling concert.
Never quite got a handle on the whole flash sale thing? Miss the thrill of camping out all night and stumbling into class the next day clutching a ticket that declares to the world “I did it!”? Not to fear! Always eager to please, SPEC is giving students another way to fight for the right to party.
On Friday, April 5th, SPEC is holding an Instagram Scavenger Hunt, where teams of 2 to 4 people will compete to score some of that fling floor gold. Teams will be led to different fling-related locations around campus and upload pics to Instagram to receive more clues. Click here to register and get more information about the hunt. Filter your way to victory!
Some Penn students are super stoked that Tyga found time out of his busy schedule of slappin’ hoes and gettin’ faded to make our sweaty frat basement dreams a reality. From the ensuing Facebook group,flyercampaign, and multipleeditorials, it’s no secret that others aren’t so stoked.
If you were planning on hitting up the Quad moonbounce and then actually bouncing for another school’s spring concert, don’t hit up your friends at Harvard. Tyga is set to headline their annual Yardfest AKA fake fling AKA nice try but still lame. In light of his violent and objectifying lyrics, the Crimsons are crimson (too easy) with rage and have started their own protests.
The reactions at Harvard are just as mixed. “As if these kids aren’t the same ones drinking to ‘Faded’ every weekend,” one comment notes. No comment?