This Spring Fling, prepare to sleep all day and stay up all night, because Yellowcard is coming to Binghamton.
The pop-punk/alternative band that gave us such timeless classics as “Ocean Avenue” will be performing on Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m. Spring Fling will return to form this year, as the show will be held for free on the Student Wing lawn.
After a rap and electronic-heavy fall semester with Afrojack and Childish Gambino, the SA Programming Board wanted to offer a more classic Spring Fling.
“We really wanted to stress the Spring Fling feel,” SA concert chair Adam Sebag said. “We wanted a band that’s going to get the crowd going, so we delivered again.”
Delivered? That’s an understatement. Yellowcard is one of the best pop-punk/alternative bands of the 2000’s featuring a violin. The band only ever graced the Billboard top 100 once, with their ubiquitous singalong anthem, “Ocean Avenue.” But the group has many other musical offerings, like a cover of Michelle Branch’s “Everywhere,” and an acoustic version of their chart-topping crowd-pleaser, “Ocean Avenue.”
“If you look at other colleges’ spring flings, they are all electronic and rap so it’s a tough market but we were glad to get a band,” said Brianna Friia, the SA vice president of programming.
For students still hungry for EDM, electronic DJ Kap Slap will be opening the show. And the first mainstage act of the night will be determined by a battle of the bands, which will be held on April 19 and 20 in the Undergrounds Coffeehouse via Late Nite Binghamton.
This year, collegemagazine.com rated Spring Fling at Binghamton in the “Top 10 University Festivals to Crash.” So it’s no surprise that this year’s concert survey was the most popular survey to date with over 4,000 submissions. From that poll, Yellowcard actually emerged as the third most popular act.
“People wanted a pop/rock band,” SAPB member Haley Garofalo said. “So if any students ask who to blame, it’s themselves.”
Spring Fling ‘13 is shaping up to be a night of mid-2000’s, Fueled By Ramen insanity. And according to the SA, we only have ourselves to blame? Really, we should pat ourselves on the back, for booking such a relevant and iconic band. Save the date.
“There’s a place on the corner of State Street…”