It’s that time of year. The sun has returned to our campus, the salmon shorts have emerged, and it’s Zonker Harris Day. I’m here for today’s festivities, here to document all the weird shit going on in the WestCo courtyard.
Zonker Harris Day is a springtime music and arts festival sponsored by the West College dormitory of Wesleyan University. The theme of Zonker Harris Day is PLEASE CLAP.
Booby Trap 12-12:15
Dan Beets 12:20-12:30
Sneaky Sugars 12:50-1:10
Heimi Vilhelm 1:15-1:25
Rui Barbosa 1:50-2:10
Palm Pilot 2:10-3:00
Don Froot 3:00-3:20
Sensitive Inner Thoughts 4:10-5
The Murdertones 5-5:20
Nice Driveway 5:25-5:45
Mamoun’s Falafel Cart and The Whey Station will be parked on Pine Street outside of Exley for the duration of the event. We are going to be selling organic t-shirts sponsored by the Wesleyan Green Fund and the SBC (design to be posted). These t-shirts can be tie-dyed in the courtyard from 1-2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 16
Time: 12-6 PM
Place: WestCo Courtyard
From Westco president Angus Macdonald ’16 and the rest of the WestCozians:
Here comes Saturday! A day for fun, a day to celebrate all things magical. A day filled with music and art and friends, yes, yes campus once again it is ZONKER HARRIS DAY.
Fun and Good Cheer! Fun and Good Cheer!
Here’s a preview video on the acts. More details after the jump.
HTML overlord Tobias Butler ’13 sends in video evidence of synth-pop duo Tanlines’ compulsively danceable ’80s nostalgia-fest in the WestCo Courtyard yesterday afternoon. The Brooklyn-based outfit took the stage after sets by tried-‘n-true Wes bands Lyon’s Den (read: not Lioness), North Paw, Yeoman’s Omen, Treasure Island, Spring Fling openers Peace Museum, and Grand Father. The clip depicts a whole lotta bouncin’ happening to the beat of Tanlines’ minor hit “Real Life,” which appears on the group’s just released debut LP Mixed Emotions. High five to the weather, too—there’s something to be said for the first sunny, uninterrupted Zonker Harris day since when I was a prefrosh.
Be sure to check out 2:03, when the whole front section of the crowd jumps in unison, and don’t miss A-Batte’s freakish arm choreography at approximately 00:45. Scroll on for a few more images from Tanlines’ and Grand Father’s spirited sets at Zonker Harris Day 2012.