Students get ready for Spring Fest

www. photo: The White Panda is one of two acts who will perform at SpringFest.www. photo: The White Panda is one of two acts who will perform at SpringFest.

With the year coming to an end, everyone deserves a fun night of activities and free music. SAC and MSG are hosting the annual Spring Fest.

In the past, Spring Fest has been a weekend of festivities, but this year they have decided to organize all events for Friday, May 3. This plan was due to the lack of student attendance at the Saturday freebies and games.

Seniors Adam Borgman and Jenna Dascanio believe the new pre-concert events will be a good flow into the night of music and a way to incorporate the whole campus community.
Friday pre-concert activities begin at 3 p.m. with a photo booth, airbrush tattoos, spin art shutter shades, caricature artists, shirt cutting and freebies. The free “street food” will start at 4 p.m. In addition, DJ-Henry GQ will be providing the entertainment during the outdoor fun.

Also, if you missed your chance at getting a neon hat, you will have another opportunity to gain this popular freebie. SAC and MSG will be handing out free hats prior to the concert, and to receive one you simply have to attend Friday’s 3 to 7 p.m. events, being held in Garvey Park.

This years performers are The White Panda and Super Mash Bros. They are unique because they offer music mashups of the top 40 hits on the radio. SAC and MSG decided to pick this type of electro dance music to compete with the downtown bars and clubs.

“If you can’t beat them, join them,” Borgman said.

This will be a non-conventional concert that will provide students with a similar experience of the downtown Erie nightlife.

Although you might be expecting the atmosphere to mimic The Cell Block, SAC and MSG have invested a large portion of money into production. This is based on previous student survey results of what students want. Therefore, the production will include projections and effect lighting to contribute to the music vibe.

“This will be a super fun event, that most students don’t remember is put on by students, who want everyone to have fun,” Dascanio said.

SAC and MSG encourage everyone to attend the pre-concert events and concert because they have worked hard to put together the festivities and truly want to provide everyone an exciting Spring Fest.

“Honestly, I don’t want people to miss out and regret it,” Borgman said.

For more questions about the upcoming Spring Fest contact SAC or MSG.