So you woke up over break, checked your schedule and got NONE of the classes you pre-registered for? Buck up, kids, the world’s going to end in a few short weeks! Here’s how you should be spending your last few days on earth:
Student-Athlete Talent Show Who: Penn athletes When and where: Today, 8 p.m.; The Palestra Why: A talent show is at its best a spectacle and its worst a complete train wreck. It’s a win-win situation– what do you have to lose? The event coordinators urge you to bring new and gently used hats, gloves and scarves for donation to the homeless, which rules.
2012 Flingers Passion Pit seemed to enjoy playing for our tweaking, enthusiastic masses in April. But we had no idea how much of an impact we had on them until this week, when they released the video for their new single “Take a Walk.” We cant’t deny the fact that they like us, right now– THEY LIKE US!
The whole video is shot in and around Philly, from the perspective of a bouncing rubber ball. Starting out in some generic-looking burbs and making its way into our fair city, the ball is probably supposed to represent freedom, or maybe the circle of life. At around 2:00 we’re in Fairmount Park, and the first recognizable Philly skyline shot comes at around 2:39. From there the ball journeys past some familiar-looking rowhouses and zooms around Center City a bit.
What do you think of the new video? Did it make you want to take a walk? Did it make you a little nauseous, but in a totally awesome way? Let us know in the comments!
There are two ways to look at the litany of events lined up for Fling weekend: the first (otherwise known as the worst) is as an overwhelming, panic-inducing period of time when you’ll be perpetually questioning your sanity. The other (better) way to look at this weekend, however, is as a challenge.
If you, like us, are into challenges that involve booze and fried things, then throw on some plastic neon sunglasses and get ready: we’re giving you a *~*POP QUIZ*~*. Put your hand down and all those silly notes away–it’s go time, betches.
WHERE WILL YOU BE FLUNG THIS WEEKEND?
1. What is your breakfast of choice?
a. Grape nuts
b. Grape nuts with vodka
c. Breakfast? Like…breakfast for dinner?
d. Last night’s conquest
Aaaaand Fling Tickets Are Sold Out — Time to start spamming your listservs, cruising Craigslist, and making all around desperate pleas to everybody you know if you're still in the market for passes to the concert.
There’s been a lot of hullaballoo over the ultra-coveted floor passes to the upcoming Tiësto and Passion Pit concert and a lot of people who didn’t manage to snatch some up are pretty butthurt over it. But not all hope is lost: our friends over at SPEC want to make some more of you feel like the luckiest people alive by releasing a few additional floor passes (ZOMG!!!!!!!) and helping you exchange your GA tickets for different sections. Click here for full details.
Did you hear that Kelly Clarkson is coming to Fling? Haha, just kidding, this year’s über popular Fling Friday concert on April 13th will be headlined by Passion Pit and Tiësto. Tickets for the show will go on sale starting tomorrow at 10 a.m. on Locust Walk and online. As per usual, there are two different sections open in Franklin Field during the show– general admission and the floor directly in front of the stage. Here are the deets:
Floor Passes Price: $45 (cash only) Where to buy: Locust Walk starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow Limit: 2 per person
Penn undergrads only?: Yes
General Admission Price: $35
Where to buy: Online starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow; on sale on Locust Walk at later date Limit: 4 per person
Penn undergrads only?: No, but general public tickets are $50
If you’re buying Floor passes, we recommend getting to the SPEC booth tomorrow by 9:30 at the latest. And don’t forget your PennCard! If you’re buying general admission tickets online, buy early to get a place in the best section.
We always knew SPEC Jazz and Grooves were some cool cats, but now they’re going to be some cool online cats. Joining the world of ~*~*technology*~*~ will be jazzandgrooves.com, a website J&G plan to use as “the first ever Philadelphia music and events blog for Penn students.” Woah, hey, that’s pretty awesome! To celebrate, they’re holding a launch party, a final concert at the ARCH and a Fling shindig. Check out all dem sweet deetz below:
1. Launch Party at the Castle WHEN: Thursday, 3/22 WHERE: The Castle, 36th and Locust WHY: Headlined by French electro duo Mustard Pimp and New York-based DJ duo Designer Drugs, this is a must-go show. (Mustard Pimp? Come on! You can’t miss Mustard Pimp, guys.) Read the rest of this entry »
Yup, you guessed it– Tiësto will be headlining Fling on April 13th alongside woozy groovers Passion Pit. Dutch superstar DJ Tiësto has been gaining fame over the past few years as part of the growing electronic dance music trend, and is apparently the cool cat’s meow. (Kids these days!) Watch this Dutchman spin records and make unsts all night long as you pass the Dutch on Fling Friday. Expect tickets to go on sale this upcoming week.
Yup, the rumors are true– Passion Pit is coming for Fling Friday this year! Super snazzy, SPEC! Looks like Fling is shaping up to be extra fun this year. We wonder who else is coming for the concert– Rebecca Black? Kelly Clarkson? Tiësto? Let us know what you’ve heard about the April 13th concert in the comments. In the meantime, “Sleepyhead,” y’all!