By NICK SIRIANNO
Help is on the way! No need to worry, y’all because Springfest is only two weeks away. You might even say that “Paradise waits on the crest of a wave,” the wave being the twenty-five person Chinese dragon that will be squirming through the crowd like a squirrel in the trees. Springfest is the time for things like this. Some might be thinking that the Chinese dragon will be some subconscious dream revealed in a self-induced hallucination. Others might think it’s actually there and being controlled by thousands of reindeer galloping into the sky and down into the ground, pulsating the body of the dragon like a breathing cloud. Regardless of these thoughts, none of you will be wrong. Springiest is the time when truth manifests itself in every aspect of life. If you allow it, Springfest will bring you back to the adventurous freedom and spirit of being a child. We’re all going to be there, people we’ve known or known about for the past four years will be somewhere in the audience. Some will be tripping on acid, others will be rolling on ecstasy. There will obviously be some mary jane– I mean come on, it is the day after 420–and there will always be booze. Substances will be present but not everyone is going to indulge. Regardless of influences, we will all be looking for those moments that remind us of being in elementary school again.
When I get to Springfest, I’m going to constantly be thinking about how I can reach down to my elementary self and dance like a 5 year old kid. Those were some nice times. Nothing was awkward, we didn’t really understand much more than what foods and colors we liked, and we were flirting without the intention of getting blackout and boning down. Whatever happened to the days where a good pick up line was “do you want to play Legos?” Well, I don’t know if that one has completely gone out of style (any girl that buys this is most likely my dream girl). What I am getting at, is we are all still little kids and Springfest weekend is a time to remember that. We don’t have to worry about school; all we have to do is stay awake. I’m not saying you should play Legos all weekend or have stick fights in the middle of the quad, I am saying you should try and live in pure childhood confidence again.