Whereas general admission tickets ($35) will be sold, starting tomorrow, both online and on Locust Walk just as they’ve always been in the past, locking down floor passes ($45) for Fling is gonna work a little differently this year, as previously reported.
Floor passes will be sold in the form of online flash sales tomorrow. At four random times throughout the day, SPEC will post a link to an online form on their Twitter and Facebook pages. If you’re tryna get up close and personal with the onstage action, you’ll be required to enter your PennCard digits and Penn email address (to ensure that only students are purchasing tickets and to prevent duplicate entries). Limit 2 passes per student.More important information after the jump. >>>
After a lengthy delay (which we all know was caused by Justice’s cancellation), SPEC has finally revealed the 2013 Spring Fling headliner, with less than two weeks until the concert. UTB and the DP can now officially confirm that Girl Talk will take the stage this year after Tyga and Janelle Monáe.
For those who don’t know, Girl Talk is a dude, not a female or a band, and specializes in mashups (last album: 2010). Let the disappointed comments commence below!
Happy Easter, merry Passover, and a holy Game of Thrones return to you! The egg hunt is (almost) over, kids. Stick around for the big announcement tonight at 7PM, as tweeted by the sacred SPEC secret-keepers themselves.
Spring Fling is in the air and we are so freakin’ excited! What better way to get psyched (or faded, if you will) than to check out a Quad throwback? Pictured are two Penn students strolling through the LQ courtyard on a beautiful day in 1947. Here’s hoping for warm Fling weather like this, and maybe a worthwhile headliner? Sending out an SOF (save our Fling)! … David Guetta, are you there? Anybody?
More changes are coming to Fling this year! As detailed in an email sent to Quad residents and this DP article, from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM on the Friday and Saturday of Fling, all Quad doors will be locked, and security will only be allowing Quad residents and guest pass holders into the buildings. This will be done in an effort to let drunk freshmen puke in peace ”respect the living space of Quad residents and ensure usable bathrooms.”
Thanks to a subtle SPEC tweet, we’re pretty sure one of the Fling artists will be Tyga!! The clue (above, in today’s DP classifieds) included references to the songs “Faded” “Dope” and “Far Away.” Stay tuned for details!!
This year Fling ticket sales are getting a major upgrade. For public safety reasons, SPEC will no longer sell tickets in the long line we’ve grown to know and love. Tickets will now be available through a series of online flash sales.
That’s right, no more camping out for hours waiting for Janelle and her yet-to-be-revealed fellow acts!
Details on the flash sales (so you know what classes to skip) will be available later this week in the DP. Claimed floor passes will be picked up/paid for on the walk during normal ticketing hours.
SPEC would also like to emphasize that the decision to move to online sales was not their own. Still, it seems like a hallmark of this year’s theme, “40 Years of Fling,” just like the website launched last month.
Thanks to the detective work of eager and slightly stalkerish Penn students, another (almost) fling artist has been uncovered. Gigamesh, aka Matthew Thomas Masurka, a producer/DJ best known for remixing“Pumped up Kicks” and producing “Cooler than Me”, released an April 13th tour datefor the University of Pennsylvania. Looks like we’ll be raging Quadside with the Gig-man. Find out more about Gigameshhere.
Update: Spotted all over campus this morning, various music stars and some cheeky messages to the “public.” We know SPEC said to keep an eye out today, but something seems a little fishy about this being so… obvious. Are they trying to clue us in, or play games with our heartz? Let UTB know your thoughts in the comments!
Are you the next Nate Silver? Do you think you know who’s coming to Fling this year? In response to all the smart asses throwing their guesses around with the certainty of biblical prophets, SPEC is holding a contest that gives students the opportunity to predict this year’s lineup for the chance to win a coveted floor pass. It’s easy! Just have your mom’s psychic fill out this form.