The competition has been fierce. The captions witty, deft, and cheeky. The quippy quotations were so brilliant we had to fight them off with an army of Furbies. But it’s all over now. The first annual Spring Weekend Caption Contest has come to a close. Here are the results:
Despite a lead single about “women, weed and weather,” Kendrick Lamar will likely not spark a blunt when the clock strikes high during Saturday’s concert. See, way back when Lamar was Kendrick Duckworth he unintentionally smoked a joint laced with PCP (hence M.A.A.D aka “My Angel’s on Angel Dust”). For anybody who has seen Training Day, you can imagine what a profoundly unpleasant surprise that must have been. Though a point of debate on the kanyetothe forum (check it out if you like forum beef), Kendrick’s weedless lifestyle is a confirmed fact. While many rap artists swear by the chronic, Lamar insists that “it was never a dependent for [him]” and that he no longer bothers with it. So hold your joint high at 4:20 p.m. tomorrow, just don’t be discouraged when Lamar fails to join the festivities. The true letdown, however, is that Dr. Dre’s claim that he “pass the blunt then pass the torch” to K.Dot is really just speech in the rap vernacular and not an account of any actual blunt-torch passing.
BlogDH cares. We care about y’all, and so we urge you to eat before, during, whilst drinking (if you are of age and choose to do so, of course) during Spring Weekend. Regardless, according to everyone who’s anyone (Spring Week
end still confuses me, but, like, I’m over it) staying fueled is key. We’ve covered all the off-campus options, but let’s take a look at what BCA hooked us up with on the Main Green. I chatted with one of the “cultural norm loving hipsters” of the BCA—yes, someone actually used this phrase in one of the post-ticket fiasco e-mails—who gave me the 411.
Straight from Thayer:
- Ben & Jerry’s: Cones on cones on cones.
The works of Wickenden:
- Duck & Bunny: Holy crap—does this mean CUPCAKES? (Ed.-You bet it does.)
- Taste of India: The thought of Indian food is kind of making me nauseous, but to each his/her own.
- New England Lemonade: Nothing quenches thirst quite like a massive cup of sugar.
- Domino’s: If you’re too __(insert adjective here)__ to walk to Nice Slice and/or Antonios. SW challenge: sample all three?
- Frenchy’s: Sorry, this isn’t bootleg Plouf Plouf. Frenchy’s is your go-to for popcorn, candy apples, cotton candy, and sno-cones. Unsure why Frenchy’s sounds so familiar? Yeah, that’s right! You most definitely saw them at WaterFire! Throwback
- Mexico: Mexican. You know the deal. Unsure how I feel about this.
Thanks, BCA! See you OUTSIDE!
If you think Spring Weekend only encompasses what takes place on the main stage, then you’re
probably a freshman in for the biggest treat of your Brunonian life. The Spring Week festivities reach their absolute height on Sunday afternoon: after hours of hanging out with friends on Wriston Quad, Dave Binder takes the stage to strum his guitar and sing his heart out for the remainder of the afternoon.
Dave Binder is a mystical creature who defies Brunonian understanding. He has been working his musical magic here since 1987 and has returned every year without fail. Year in and year out, rain or shine, Binder transforms a seemingly simple concert at a simple venue with simple music—classics like “Brown Eyed Girl,” “No Woman No Cry,” and “Piano Man,” among others—into an interactive and euphoric spectacle of rock-concert proportions.
BlogDH had the opportunity to get to know the legend himself. In our interview with the one-and-only, Binder impersonates James Bond and sheds light on his take on the Brown-Binder experience, how he got into music, and, most importantly, his spirit animal. Binder’s full of wisdom…after the jump. Continue Reading
In the aftermath of Monday morning’s ticketing fiasco, the Brown Concert Agency scrambled to deploy a new ticketing release schedule. In an announcement the BCA put up on its blog Monday afternoon, the new schedule was that 1250 tickets would be released later on Monday and then another 1250 — again to each concert — would be released yesterday, Tuesday. We quote directly from that announcement:
1250 tickets per concert will go on sale tonight (4/15) @ 8pm.
1250 tickets per concert will go on sale tomorrow morning (4/16) @ 7am.
Based on a Google poll deployed yesterday afternoon by BlogDailyHerald, there is excellent reason to believe that the latter statement turned out not to be true, and that anywhere between zero and around 485 tickets to the Saturday concert were actually released at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, a far cry from the 1250 advertised. Read our full analysis after the jump. Continue Reading
It is just true that no matter how much you love The Dirty Projectors, it is always going to be more fun to throw out a Kendrick lyric.
Kendrick’s album good kid, m.A.A.d city is about the difficulties Lamar faced growing up in Compton, California, and his experiences there are not exactly the same as a daily life on College Hill. Having said that, the album is full of lyrics than can be surprisingly applicable to Brown life.
Examples of how you can take being pumped about Kendrick above agreeing-via-Ya-Bish level:
“Money trees is the perfect place for shade and that’s just how I feel.” I am interning/working at (insert investment bank or consulting firm) this summer/after graduation. (“Money Trees“)
“Now this is not a tape recorder saying that he did it/But ever since that day, I was lookin at him different.” I am 90 percent sure that kid spilled a drink on me at a party once, OR, I really feel like that was the kid sat who ON HIS OWN in a Blue Room booth even though he just barely beat us there. (“m.A.A.d. city“) Continue Reading
If you think that the Spring Weekend magic starts on Friday, you’re in for quite the treat. From now until Binder takes the stage, it’s time to celebrate springtime at Brown. Spring Week is a time when sheer happiness is contagious, and campus is transformed into a playground. It’s a time for you put your work on the back burner and feed off of the student body’s good spirit(s) and high energy. We take the week to celebrate Brown, good friends, good music, and having almost completed a great year. Here’s to taking the week to do what makes you happy. The fun starts now.
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This year, the Brown Concert Agency has decided to change up how they are doing Spring Weekend ticketing, in hopes that we don’t have a repeat of last year. Tomorrow morning (4/15), the BCA will release 3,200 tickets for each day (their indoor capacity). Each member of the Brown community can purchase 1 ticket for each day. Another 2,300 tickets will go on sale at 2 p.m. on April 17th, if the weather call is (fingers crossed) for outdoor concerts.
The most important (and potentially exciting) change to this year’s ticketing process is that tickets will NOT be sold through Brown Marketplace, but will instead will be sold through a link that will appear on BCA’s website at 8 a.m.
Rising seniors: As The Herald pointed out last week, ticket sales may overlap with pre-registration.
Although this process sounds significantly more complicated than it has in past years, we remain fairly hopeful that this should solve many past issues. Check out the BCA’s full ticketing FAQ (which includes information about tickets for non-Brown students) after the jump. Continue Reading
Welcome to the 12 days of Spring Weekend. ‘Tis the season to listen to Kendrick Lamar on repeat, to follow the exploits of Furby, and to drink beer at 2 p.m. on a Wednesday. But most of all, it’s the season to wear tanks. A lot of us feel the need to get in killer shape, fast. After a long winter of bulky sweaters and heavy coats to cover up our scrawny, weak arms, some of us are slowly starting to panic about the prospect of taking off our sleeves. If this is you, never fear! Blog is here to help you get in shape, while still you keep in the Spring Weekend spirit. Check out some Spring Weekend-themed workout suggestions after the jump. Continue Reading
A list of Alain Macklovitch’s countless achievements as a DJ, producer, performer and entrepreneur would make for a pretty substantial profile—but Liam has already noted many of these in his great piece “Why A-Trak is the best choice for Spring Weekend’s electronic musician.” So curricula vitae aside, what is A-Trak going to bring to the table (besides perhaps the most suitable dance track for describing what far too many students will be doing on Friday, April 19)? A great goddamn DJ set. That’s what. Although I’ve left my EDM obsession in 2010, A-Trak’s surprise set at Ed Banger’s 7th Anniversary remains one of my top concert memories. Mixing turntable prowess (prowess might even be an understatement) with a deep knowledge of all genres of dance music, A-Trak provides a unique experience that’s impressive to diehards and dilettantes. Familiarize yourself with some of his production work and treat yourself to an exemplary set after the jump. Continue Reading