Event: Poetry on the Spot
Time: Blue Room
Location: 10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Sending a Brown Bear Admirers is so October. Instead, pay a member of the Swearer Center’s Writers Group $1 and they’ll put quill to paper and compose a poem for you, your admired, or anyone you’d like. All proceeds go towards the Swearer Center’s Community Partnership, offering adults with developmental disabilities creative writing workshops.
Mother Nature is sending us good vibes so far as Spring Week begins: the chance of rain on Friday and Saturday has dropped to 20%. Can you say #blessed? Let’s continue to pray to the skies until the BCA makes the rain call to release another 2,300 tickets to students on Wednesday, April 15. Until then, here are the pros and cons of the Spring Weekend concerts being held indoors in the Pizzitola Gymnasium.
You’re dry (obvi).
You won’t lose your sunglasses.
You can reminisce about middle school dances in the gym.
This morning, as everyone was rushing to snag tickets for Spring Weekend, many experienced yet another failed purchasing experience. The BSA’s server did not send out confirmation emails with ticket links to everyone who purchased tickets. Others were barred from buying tickets because their browser was timed out of the purchasing page prematurely. A more detailed explanation of the technological malfunctions can be found on BCA’s blog. But bottom line, these things happen–a lot.
Don’t worry, though. You’ll get another chance to try your luck at the ticket game. BCA will be selling tickets for this weekend’s shows starting at 8 p.m. at this link. There are around 500 tickets left for each day.
Tomorrow morning at 8 a.m., 3,200 tickets will go on sale for the Brown community at this link. Tickets for each day will cost $18. Community members can only buy one ticket per concert at this point. This first round of tickets comprises the indoor capacity for the concert, which hopefully is not all that this weekend’s events will be limited to. As of now, things are looking grim… but hey, wear your PJs inside out and I’m sure all will be well. That’s how it works, right?
If the weather call for the concert is in our favor, BCA will release another 2,300 tickets at 2 p.m. this Wednesday, April 15. This round of tickets will be for community members that weren’t able to score tickets in the first round, meaning people can only buy one ticket per event this time as well. BCA will open ticket sales back up to everyone on Thursday, April 16, at 8 a.m. so that community members can buy tickets for visiting friends and the like.
Looks like we’re in for an intense week, Brunonians. Make sure to wake up bright and early tomorrow to score tickets to this weekend’s concerts.
So, by now, you’ve memorized the SW15 lineup, and are hopefully already making your way through Modest Mouse’s brand new album in preparation! If you couldn’t make it down to Whiskey last night, and are having major FOMO, we’ve got you covered: check out the pics and the release video below to pretend you were there.
(Note: the special appearance by your favorite blog!)
Here is the lineup for 2015’s Spring Weekend. Stay tuned for more updates!
Note: This post has been updated with Saturday’s openers, What Cheer? Brigade and Kelela.
Waka Flocka Flame
We’ve had a little extra time to get pumped about Waka Flocka; if you haven’t already seen the videos of him in a recording booth or reading/responding to a fan’s comments, please do so now. His most recognizable songs, “O Let’s Do it” and “Hard in da Paint,” are from his first album, Flockaveli, (not to be confused with Flockaveli 2, coming out later this year).
Perhaps more famous for his work as half of TNGHT, Ross Birchard — Hudson Mohawke — is also behind multiple hits for Kanye West. As part of Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music stable, the Scottish DJ sometimes referred to as “HudMo” helped with the beats on “Blood on the Leaves” and “Mercy” (more on that later). Though he might not have the name recognition of past years’ electronic acts like Diplo and A-Trak, Hudson Mohawke should bring plenty of energy to Friday night.