Rumor has it that the Main Green will be closed to the public starting at 4:30 p.m. this Friday, the twentieth day of the fourth month of this fine year. Yeah. Enjoy your 10 minutes of freedom before BCA starts setting up for Friday’s concert.
When asked to comment on the Main Green’s closing so shortly after the most beloved time of day, BCA member Danny Sobor ’15 commented, “I hate to say it, but you do what you have to do to get Childish [Gambino]… It’s not a BCA decision; we wouldn’t be making that call, but it’s protocol. We’re not happy about it either.”
There you have it: reeling in a big act like Gambino involves making some sacrifices. I see a slightly mutated form of an Occupy movement taking shape on the Main Green this Friday. That, or a drastic shift in students’ bedtimes to around 5:00 a.m.
Hey, at least we don’t go to Colorado University.
Post- Magazine’s Spring Weekend guide hits newsstands today. In addition to our usual artist profiles, you’ll find features on BCA and roaming freshmen, a binge-drinking-themed board game, an interview with Dave Binder (who doesn’t like our binge drinking as much as we thought), and a guide to staying classy (and/or trashy) from Thursday to Sunday. Copies will be available at the Ratty, Faunce, J. Walter Wilson, and other locations around campus. After the jump, an excerpt from “Spring Weekend Memories.” [Read more →]
Spring Week is here for real. (In case you had any doubt, the weather provided a hint.) There’s just one final piece of the puzzle still missing: parties. But all of that changes tomorrow night, with Whisco. It’s time for some celebration, and here’s the perfect way to do it:
You want to start the night off classy, even if you’ll be ending up at a place that “totally blows.” With some bubbly, you celebrate the fitness/pool center’s grand opening, which also somehow coincides with you finishing your paper due early next week and succeeding in the housing lottery. Whether you’ve actually visited the new center yet or not is unimportant (although we do highly recommend it). The main thing is you and your friends all deserve some fun, and it’s got to start somewhere, right?
Next on your Spring Week marathon, the
classy classic Wednesday tradition: FishCo’s legendary Fish Piss shots. Back in the day, these tasteful little shooters cost a mere buck (or so it seemed), and were the perfect way to keep the grinding dancing going. Although no one ever knew (and never will know… RIP) what they contained, the easiest way to recreate them at home is by combining all delicious drinks into one — how could that possibly go wrong?
Michael helps the prefrosh fill out their luggage tags, despite his inability to actually grip the pen….
…and then fills out his own. Unfortunately, he’s been stuck in Keenasty.
Don’t go to the foam party. Just don’t.
In college, you encounter lots of parties. Some of them involve getting dirty with paint or highlighters; most of them involve getting dirty (use your imagination). The Spring Weekend foam party is dirty in both senses of the word. While it might be fun to let your friends draw all over you in fluorescent yellow, grinding in a lukewarm bubble bath full of germs probably will not be — and even if you think it is, you won’t be having so much fun when you discover that you’ve contracted a mysterious illness the next morning. Which is Binder morning. Which is unacceptable.
The Spring Week gods caught on this year: they cancelled the Foam Party.
… and another Spring Week tradition bites the dust.
This Spring Weekend, there is one thing no one should be without:
booze a bro tank. If you have been on Facebook at all in the past few weeks, you have probably seen a number of events with different bro tanks you can purchase. We have taken it upon ourselves to give you the best of the bro tanks, in superlative form! Here’s to hoping your decision about which tank to purchase is easier than your attempt to purchase Spring Weekend tickets…
That Tank is Sooo 10 Years Ago
Most Likely to Blind People
This winner has not one, but TWO tank options for you to choose from. In yellow and orange, Most Likely to Blind People goes to the neon tanks! These tanks are also runner up for That Tank is Sooo 10 Years Ago for their Cam’ron reference, and get bonus points in my book for the Binder reference on the other tank.
Least Subtle in its Party References
Michael arrived early for TWW so he decided to go to breakfast at the Ratty. Mmmm…bacon. [Read more →]
Originally formed in 2006, The Glitch Mob got its start as a five-member electro group based in the city of Los Angeles. As part of L.A.’s burgeoning bass-driven ‘beat’ scene, the group quickly gained notoriety for its incredible live performances and use of multi-touch sound devices to remix popular songs on stage. Though they spent much of their early days touring up and down the West Coast, the group now performs at electronic music festivals around the world and will be touring all across the country later this year. Their first album, Drink the Sea, debuted on the iTunes electronic music chart at #5, and their single “Drive It Like You Stole It” was listed as number two on XLR8R magazine’s list of top downloads of 2010.
Editor’s note: This is an updated version of a post that went up before Spring Week 2012. Enjoy!
After two years of nagging, pleading, and incessantly bragging about the grandeur of Thayer Street at lunchtime, I finally achieved the seemingly impossible: I convinced my friend from home to come visit me. In a very fortunate turn of events, our availability matched up on Spring Weekend. If you haven’t caught on by
the midnight raging on Wriston our festive banner, Spring Weekend is kind of a big deal. However, your non-Brunonian friend might not know that.
My goal for this weekend: convince my friend that Brown, Spring Weekend, and everything that goes with them, are awesome. So if your friend, sibling, or acquaintance from ADOCH
who chose Harvard is crashing on your floor for the most wonderful time of the academic calendar, here’s a guide to making Spring Weekend as authentic and memorable for your friend as possible, after the jump. [Read more →]