Finals are just about over and you know what that means! Freshmen everywhere are rolling those giant cardboard carts out of the Quad (tear) and back to the suburbs. Looks like a couple of them realized that Mom and Dad wouldn’t exactly appreciate finding these bottles stuck between the shower flops and Target sheets and ditched the Svedka on the Hamilton side of the Lower Quad Gate. Side note: who had the Jack? Why aren’t we friends?
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, now would we?
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.
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 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.
This weekend, Penn alums Daniella Rohr ’10 and Sam Adelsberg ’10 made their love offish with an adorable Quad engagement that made all single girls run to buy tubs of I-hate-my-life ice cream. Adelsberg allegedly proposed in Rohr’s freshman year dorm room, a memento for the couple because they met six years ago during their first year at Penn. He brought her to an open window overlooking the lawn boasting those precious two words: Marry Me?
Based on the ensuing Facebook frenzy and many Mazel Tovs on Rohr’s wall, we think she said yes. While for most of us, the Quad will always mean drunk one-night-stands, failed date party binge eating and hallcest, these lucky two will always remember the start of their long-term romance. Congratulations!
Looking to make a name for yourself at Penn? Craving eternal stardom? Want to perform at Fling? SPEC wants to give YOU the chance to perform in the Quad during the two-day festival. All you have to do is send in a few samples of your talent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
But act fast, the deadline is this Sunday! So grab your instruments, warm up those voices, and shake that thang because Fling is right around the corner, and we would love to see you whistle while you work it.
Read the full details here! Open to all bands, singers, dance groups, a cappella groups, awesome people, etc.
Yes, this is an actual (INSTAGRAMMED!) photo of a freshman girl’s Quad dorm room that’s making the rounds on campus. Here’s a fact sheet:
Props to the insanely jazzy and groovy SPEC Jazz and Grooves for putting together its own mini music festival on Fling Friday! QuadFest, which will take place in the Lower Quad on April 13th from 12-6pm, is the perfect Tiesto/Passion Pit pregame. Not that you should pregame during Fling. Definitely not.
The SPECtacular event (teehee!) will, however, feature Dâm-Funk, the ”Ambassador of Boogie Funk” (huh?), Body Language, Reptar, and rising Philadelphia chanteur Sun Airway! Of course, Penn faves Slow Dance Chubby and Silk City (among others) will be jammin’ for a bit as well. We’ll be there, naturally. Will you?