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Lucas reflects on his first Spring Concert experience.

Lucas reflects on his first Spring Concert experience.

Last term, I promised I’d report to you all about how my Spring Concert, or Sproncert, goes. Well, Sproncert came and went, and I am here to report!

In short: I liked it a lot.

Carleton is certainly a social campus, but I wouldn’t call it a huge party school. I think a good number of people here are, like myself, a bit introverted or shy. So it’s uncommon to find really big events where a significant portion of the student body is in one place at one time.

Sproncert’s definitely an outlier. I’ve been hearing about it since winter.

I didn’t attend the entire event, partly because I didn’t think I’d have the energy to, and partly because I had a lot of work I needed to get done that weekend. When I did go, though, there were quite a few people in attendance! It was the most interesting wide-scale use of the Arb I’ve seen.

I had my dear friend Caroline, visiting from over at UChicago, over for the weekend, and to be honest the two of us kind of just took a blanket out to the grass and took a bit of a nap. It was nice.

I hear there was food, though. And multiple performers — everything from student bands, to regional acts, to our headline performer.

There’s not much more I can say about this big, loud, crowded event that I actually enjoyed, but I hope the fact that I (of all people) enjoyed it says something. Instead, I’m gonna devote the rest of this post to cute pictures with friends that I doubt anyone will really care about. Except my parents. I guess they’ll get a kick out of it. Hi, Mom and Dad! 🙂

Lucas and Caroline smiling in the grass
Nap time!
Lucas and Anne hugging and smiling for the camera
I found Anne 🙂
Jack and Lucas, the latter looking at the former instead of at the camera
Looking in the right direction is hard sometimes, okay?

Lucas is finishing up his freshman year at Carleton, bringing with him a passion for all things nerdy and a talent for overthinking and awkwardness (and self-deprecation). He hails from Pasadena, California, and yes, he realizes it gets cold out here. Currently wildly undecided, he can see himself attempting a Physics and Cinema and Media Studies double major, although Chemistry, Economics, and Computer Science (among many other subjects) have been tempting him as well. He misses his bearded dragon.

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