This is Spring Week. It’s more than just the “-end.”
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
Because this concert is gonna be a WORKOUT.
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
After months of anticipation and longing, we’ve finally traded in our longsleeve shirts for our tanks, purchased our fannypacks, and begun listening to Kendrick Lamar and A-Trak on repeat, over…and over…and over again. Guess what, Brunonia? We’re in the homestretch now: 12 Days of Spring Weekend, our favorite series of the year, is officially back in action.
For the next 12 days leading up to the main event(s), BlogDailyHerald will be here day in and day out to impart our Spring Week
end wisdom and give you pointers about how to make your Spring Week (un)forgettable. We’ll be coming at you with artist profiles, epic advice, weather forecasts, and repeat performances from Spring Week MVP Furby and last year’s Spring Week Rookie of the Year Michael Jordan.
Put on your rage hat, update your iTunes library, and start hydrating. It’s go time.
First beer in space.
You made it through the rain, the chicken dance, the crowds at the soccer house and the loud electronica. As a token of our gratitude, here goes the Ode to Natty Light:
Your delicate can of silver and blue,
So often crushed after a shotgun,
Lifeless can surrounded by others,
Amid a sea of tan, exhausted legs.
Oh, the joy you brought to all!
The buzz of your beer, after a while,
Awakening our senses
To the smell of the lobster.
Some surmise you were made from another,
But you taste better;
So here’s to you, Natty God
May you live forever.
At least as long as Binder keeps coming.
Peace out SW ’12. We hardly knew ye.