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Penn Spring Fling 2013 Credit: Amanda Suarez , Amanda Suarez

Keep your laptops charged and get ready to click — the Social Planning and Events Committee is using “flash sign-ups” to distribute approximately 900 coveted floor passes for this year’s Spring Fling concert.

Students will have the chance to reserve floor passes beginning on Monday, March 23 until Sunday, March 29. Each day of that week, a Google form will be posted on the SPEC social media pages or website at a random time throughout the day. The time of the posting will be different each day in order to give students various opportunities to reserve a spot.

The first 50 people to fill out the Google form each day will receive a confirmation email allowing them to purchase two floor passes each. The email will contain information on exactly when and where to purchase the tickets.

Last year, floor tickets were sold through a lottery system where all students who entered their names on a Google form had an equal chance of getting a floor ticket. However, this year, SPEC has decided to make the system more involved to ensure that the students who most want floor passes can get them.

“We want the people who really want floor tickets to get them in a fair way,” Engineering sophomore and SPEC Concerts Director Kelsey Simet said. “This year, if you are putting in a lot of effort, your chances will be much better.”

Additionally, this year only Penn students will be allowed in the floor section of the concert, although general admission tickets will be available for purchase by the public. The theme and artists have not yet been announced for this year’s concert.

“This year we are adamant that everyone on the floor is from Penn because so much of the money that goes to Fling comes from Penn subsidies, so we want to make sure that Penn students get the most enjoyment out of this concert,” Simet said.

In addition to the floor passes, there are approximately 7,500 general admissions tickets available. Tickets will be sold on Locust Walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting March 30, and online ticket sales will begin at the same time. The sale will go on until April 15 or until tickets sell out.

Members of the public who are 18 years of age or older can purchase general admissions tickets at a higher price and will be let into the concert with valid ID.

Unlike the past two years which featured three performers — two opening acts and one headliner — this year there will be only two Fling artists, both of whom will be announced on Sunday night.

“We decided to spend our money on two high quality performers that all Penn students should be very interested in,” Simet said.

As usual, beverages, including water, will not be allowed into the concert, but will be for sale.

The doors open at 7 p.m. on April 17 at Franklin Field with the opening act set to take the stage at 8 p.m.

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