SPEC announces Fling theme '40 Years of Fling'

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Spring Fling

· January 25, 2013, 1:13 pm

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Get ready to relive 40 years in one weekend.

The Social Planning and Events Committee decided on “40 Years of Fling” as its theme for this year’s Spring Fling, which will take place April 12-13. The theme celebrates the 40th anniversary of Fling, which began in 1973.

SPEC said in a press release that in order to give students a better idea of what the theme is all about, “this year’s theme will be heavily incorporated into several different events taking place before the weekend of Fling to spread student awareness of this milestone and create excitement for the birthday celebration on Fling weekend.”

Students responded positively to the announcement made this morning.

“I actually know the guy who started Fling!” said College sophomore David Kipke. “If they brought back a really sweet band from the 70’s, that’d be cool.”

College sophomore Matt Hanessian said, “It’ll be fun, but I don’t think the theme will dominate anyway.”

This year, SPEC encourages students to take an active part in the party. The annual T-shirt design contest is officially underway, challenging students to design a shirt reflecting the theme. The contest will close on Feb. 10 at midnight. The winner this year receives two free floor passes to the concert, a free T-shirt and $100.

Budding performers will also get their chance to make Fling special, with SPEC accepting applications — from a capella groups to dance troupes — to perform in the Quad until Feb. 7 at midnight.

As always, hopes for the official concert artist were high and varied. “I hope that it’s not a dubstep band,” said College freshman Catherine Darin. “I’d like to see someone like Vampire Weekend.”

“Maybe they will bring back a really old band,” said College sophomore Lauren Greenberg.

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