Bobcat, fireworks spark Spring Fling celebration
Published: Saturday, April 1, 2000
Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2008 17:08
Spring Fling was not merely a one day event, as many may have suspected. Thursday night featured the comic insanity of Bobcat Goldthwait. Taking the stage in Dewick, Goldthwait brought students to the ground in hysterics with comedy that was both absurd and lewd. His performance which included multiple references to Fabio, the Kennedys, and his own ass, elicited rave reviews from those attending.
The weekend itself got off to an explosive start Friday evening with the Tufts University Spirit Coalition’s first ever fireworks celebration. The show cost approximately $11,000, which included the actual fireworks presentation coordinated and administered by Four Star Pyrotechnics, as well as additional expenses for everything from security to glow necklaces. “We were very happy with the results of the show,” head of TUSC, Paul Fridman said of the show’s success. The turnout for the show was quite large especially considering the group’s decision to postpone the fireworks to the rain date. Large crowds gathered near Cousens Gym, at the Memorial Steps, and through campus, viewing from dormitories across Walnut Hill. The fireworks were visible from Boston and surrounding areas. Families and children from neighborhood homes surrounding Alumni Field, the site of the firework’s launch, poured out of their homes to see the colorful celebration. “The community seemed to really love the show,” Fridman said, noting the group has already budgeted them for the spring of 2001, “We definitely want to do it again next year.”