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, flyer campaign, and multiple editorials, 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?
If you wanna lock eyes with the first female Fling performer in forever, personally wash Tyga’s mouth out with soap, or relive Prom ’09 like it should’ve gone down (no offense, David Hoffberg), then you better listen up.
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.”
But don’t worry, staff has ensured ample Porta Potties will be placed around the Quad. Joy. Good luck everybody else!
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!!
Update: The DP has confirmed that Tyga is, in fact, coming. Get excited!
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 date for the University of Pennsylvania. Looks like we’ll be raging Quadside with the Gig-man. Find out more about Gigamesh here.