Spoon to headline Fountain Fling

Indie rock band Spoon will headline Program Board’s first-ever Fountain Fling concert event on the Mount Vernon Campus late next month.

The Mount Vernon Programming Council announced Wednesday that the band, characterized by its upbeat and slightly electronic sound, will play a full set at the April 25 festival – a combination of the annual Spring Fling and Fountain Day events.

Spoon has toured across the United States and abroad, appeared on the television show “The O.C.” and landed on the cover of Blender. Rolling Stone magazine named their sixth studio album, “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga,” the tenth best album of 2007.

Program Board combined the two spring events mainly because of a lack of rain site space on the Foggy Bottom campus, organizers said. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Lloyd Gymnasium.

Although Spring Fling has been held in University Yard in the past, Meehan said that the Mount Vernon Quad’s capacity would be adequate for the expected number of attendees.

To provide additional transportation, Meehan said the Vern Express shuttle will run every five to 10 minutes from the corner of H and 23rd streets.

Program Board expects attendance to be in line with last year’s Spring Fling.

Fountain Fling will also feature games and amusements such as tie-dye T-shirt stations, crafts, an amusement ride and giveaways. Meehan said student performers and a comprehensive schedule would be released in the coming weeks.

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