Monday, April 27, 2015
Spring Fling is next weekend and I am so excited! Spring Fling at Binghamton University is a one-day event put on by the Student Association. There are carnival-style rides, musicians and a variety of tables set-up by the Student Association chartered clubs and organizations. Last year, Matt and Kim were the headliner and this year Bad Rabbits, Sage the Gemini, and The White Pandas will play. The “Fling” begins early afternoon and the concert ends the festival in the late evening. The rides and tabling occur throughout the day until the concert begins. There is also food available: fried dough, hot dogs, lemonade, and more!
Last year, my friends and I all walked around and checked out the tabling during the afternoon. There was a cool station put on by the Biochemistry Club where you could walk on “blue goo” and other fun stations including a tie-dye table, a dunk tank, and a pie-someone-in-the-face table. Later in the evening, we relaxed for a bit before the concert and then headed out early to get a spot near the stage at the concert. Mid-way through it started pouring but it made the experience even better! I have never been big into concerts but events like University Fest, Rec Fest, the Fall Concert, and Spring Fling are things I would definitely encourage everyone to participate in. These events are also good ways to learn about resources and organizations here on campus but most importantly, they are traditions here at Binghamton University and really help the student body feel united.