ACE presents Spring Carnival over weekend

The lead singer of The Ready Set performs at the Campus Recreation Center Friday night as part of Spring Carnival. (Christina Laderoute/Connector)

Marilyn Saha
Connector Editor

With the spring semester coming to an end, it is time to kick back and relax before the dreaded finals week.

The Association for Campus Events presented this year’s Spring Carnival Friday night and Saturday afternoon featuring a performance by The Ready Set.
The carnival and concert, originally planned to be on the same day, spanned over two days, beginning Friday night and ending Saturday afternoon due to inclement weather.

The concert took place in the campus recreational center and began at 8 p.m. on Friday night. Daisybones opened for the Ready Set and set the mood for the rest of the night.

The crowd was smaller than expected, but was nevertheless a good experience. Glow sticks and beach balls were in everyone’s hands as they sang along to The Ready Set’s hit “Love Like Woe.”

Following the concert, students were able to meet The Ready Set and take pictures. They also got free t-shirts, courtesy of ACE.

The carnival took place the next day from noon to 4 p.m. on the South Campus quad. Students enjoyed carnival games and free food.

Some of these carnival games included inflatable twister, hungry hungry hippo, as well as a high striker and water gun games.

Food wise, there was every type of food a carnival should have. There was fried dough, various types of popcorn, corn dogs and dippin’ dots. Students also received a free towel and t-shirt.

There were mixed reviews on the spring festivities.

Nathan Weidman did not enjoy it as much. “The concert wasn’t as great as other schools concerts. I don’t even know who The Ready Set is but I heard they were famous like seven years ago. The carnival was nice, but nothing special.”

Nicole Jimenez on the other hand, had the total opposite opinion. “The concert was amazing. He [The Ready Set] is such a good performer. I thought it was really nice of him to stay after the show ended to have a little meet and greet.”

Noel Shay attended both the concert and the carnival. When asked what her favorite part of the carnival was, she said, “I was really hoping there would be fried dough, and there was. My favorite game though was the inflatable hungry hungry hippo.”

Mackenzie Hogan, who attended with Shay, seconded this. She said, “I really liked the high striker and inflatable twister game too.”

Even though the weather did not feel like spring, students, for the most part, enjoyed the celebration.

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