Breaking! Penn’s Social Planning and Events Committee sent us an email announcing their Spring Fling band today and it’s… Limp Bizkit! This must be the apotheosis of Ivy League spring concerts, so intensely “irony-hungry” that I was totally speechless until our Thursday Ragtime guy and resident Pennian, James Yu, pointed out that SPEC’s email address was in Gmail, so maybe it’s a prank? If so, it is an idea so perfect in concept, so elegant in detail and design (press embargo! exclamation points!) that we’ll have to bow down to whoever came up with it. We had James write a Bizkit bio:
Last seen toying with the angst-ridden hearts of suburban high schoolers eight or so years ago, Limp Bizkit is headlining Penn’s Spring Fling this April. Fred Durst, Limp’s limp 37-year old frontman, has been best known in recent years for sexing batshit crazy Britney Spears before she was crazy and for allegedly leaking a sex tape online in 2005 to gain publicity.
See SPEC’s embargoed email and multi-exclamation-pointed flyer after the jump.
Hello, this is the Social Planning and Events Committee from the University of Pennsylvania. At 9AM tomorrow we will be sending out a campus wide email that will be announcing the headliner of Spring Fling 2008. We are notifying all proper media institutions in advance to make sure we get the news out as quickly as possible. If you could please post the poster we are attaching in PDF format to the IvyGate Blog it would be greatly appreciated. Please do not post this before 9AM tomorrow as this has been kept within the SPEC Committee and various other media sources until now. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
The University of Pennsylvania
Spring Fling 2008