UCR Spring Splash 2012
By Andy Cheng
Sat, April 28
Much like UCR’s Heat Music Festival, Spring Splash is an event sponsored by the university but immune to budget cuts. Airborne Toxic Event was the biggest artist the university ever obtained in my four wonderful years there as a student. Oh, and I missed it. To be honest, I’ve never attended any of the major events the university has to offer, and looking back, I’m stricken with remorse that events like Spring Splash have been recurring annually and attract quite an audience of music-lovers has never appealed to my interests (nor has a social life, for that matter). Nevertheless, the show must go on, with this year’s Spring Splash featuring Kendrick Lamar, who if you’ve been paying attention took Coachella by storm. Musiq Soulchild, Capital Cities and The Season Finale round out the lineup. So, maybe Spring Splash won’t be so bad this year after all. Even as we develop and transition from one stage of life to the next, life at this university will continue to prosper and exciting events continue to unfold.
UC Riverside, 900 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 827-2772; www.springsplash.ucr.edu. 2pm-7pm. $16 for non-students.