By Destiny Diggs
The annual Spring Fling is quickly approaching, and has become the topic of excitement and anticipation in its timely arrival. The Spring Fling is a concert that is held every year in the Tilles Center, located on campus. At this concert, popular and well-known artists come to perform for the Pioneer community.
Every year, anticipation builds up around this time, surrounding the reveal of what Spring Fling artist will be performing that year, and who was voted for the most. The Association for Campus Programming (ACP) raises the bar every Spring Fling. Success from previous years ensures the student body that Spring Fling is sure to be a success, and a night to remember.
Recently, there was a survey sent out to the student body as to whom their preference would be to come and perform. Artists such as The Weeknd, 2 Chainz, and Nelly were on the survey. There’s a high demand for R&B and rap artists.
“I would like a rap artist such as Migos to perform at this year’s Spring Fling,” said Adam Gedeon, a freshman Radiology Technology major. Gedeon is one of many students who would prefer a rap artist to perform. In the past, artists like Trey Songz, Jhene Aiko, Miguel, Big Sean, and Jeremih have performed. However, Spring Fling wants to provide a wider diversity of music due to the pattern of solely having rap and R&B in prior years.
Nelly is a musical choice that many students would appreciate because of his number of throwback songs that students remember listening to in grade school. If Nelly were to come and perform, some songs that students might recognize are “Just a Dream,” “Dilemma,” “Ride with Me,” and “Na-Nana-Na,” just to name a few.
In light of the music and energy Spring Fling brings to LIU Post, this event does not only provide an electric, fun atmosphere, but also a sense of spirit for
our school. Music has the power to bring everyone together, in spite of differences in music taste. It is a night of pride for our Post Pioneers as we celebrate the opportunities this university gives its students, such as experiencing a night to converse, jam, and have fun every year. Performing this year will be Ke$ha: the pop, rock, and electronic sensation! Come out, have an unforgettable night with your friends, and save the date for Wednesday, April 29.