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?
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.
Well, it’s the last full week of March, although Weather.com might indicate otherwise. Time is FLYING, Quakerz! So don’t get burnt out, because Penn is a-bustlin’ with events galore. Maybe your midterms are done! Maybe the Fling headliner will be announced! Two-thirds of the student body is likely in tech week for the myriad of performances happening this upcoming weekend. Let’s take a look at what’s going down on campus before the arrival of April and all its alcoholism.
Green Week 2013
Who? Student Sustainability Association at Penn (SSAP)
When and where? Ongoing everywhere, through Greenfest on Friday
Why? Environmentalism is sexy and the green lovin’ doesn’t end with St. Paddy’s Day
Passover at Penn
Who? Hillel (obvi)
When and where? Hillel, tonight through the rest of PESACH
Why? God parted the red seas to help Moses lead the Jews to Israel (you can read about it in the Bible), so Passover is a BFD – class cancellations are not uncommon. Celebrate with seders tonight and tomorrow and something called Mega Shabbat on Friday, with performances by the Shabbatones and Bloomers
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Another week, another edition of Locust Flaikus! So if you’re lucky enough to have working AirPennNet, grab your internet device and take a load off.
SPEC Keep Calm and Laugh On
Stand-Up and Improv
SNL and ComCen Stars
Wild Wed. can wait
SPEC Film Present An Evening with Zach Braff
I’m sure you heard this
Hot Scrubs guy comes to Spruce Street
Keep your pants on girls
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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.
We get that it’s basically Monday night and What’s HaPENNing is basically 1/7 irrelevant now, but did you complete all your post-spring break homework on time? We didn’t think so. Did you even get out of bed today? We didn’t think so. To the events!
Avery Johnson at Penn
Who? Undergraduate Sports Business Marketing Club, Black Wharton, and MUSE
When and where? Tonight! Right now! 6pm! Go! Huntsman!
Why? He’s a former NBA player, coach and ESPN analyst. He’s talking about the “business of basketball.”
SPEC Ticket Madness
Who? All your friends in SPEC
When and where? Tonight! 6:30-8 in Hall of Flags
Why? One-stop shop for SPEC speakers this semester. Plus free wings and mozz sticks!
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Despite the wishes of TLC, SPEC is bringing Zach Braff to campus.
Braff, who is known for various quirky-and-sensitive-guy roles, will probably be less controversial than Malcolm Gladwell and more controversial than a baby rabbit. The actor has since branched into film production and also definitely some commercials. He’ll be speaking on March 25th at 7PM, and ticket details are here! But if you’re looking to net yourself a nice Jewish celebrity, you’ll have to forego your seder.