The annual Spring Concert was last night and while it's tough to beat last year's Flaming Lips at the Civic Center, last night's event was the first of its kind. The Knocks and of Montreal performed in Walker, which hasn't been used as a concert venue since 2007. Ticket prices were rather steep, but concertgoers got a lot of bang for their buck, including freebies like slap bracelets. ViCE estimates that over 1,000 people were in attendance, including a fair share of non-Vassar students.
The Knocks opened at 10:15 p.m. and got the crowd going with a combination of original music and mash-up remixes, to which they added live instrumentation. By the time of Montreal took the stage, the venue was completely full. While the group had lots of costumes and props on stage, students took the opportunity to dress up also.
Backstage, both groups had some interesting warm up activities. Three guys from of Montreal tried unsuccessfully to jump rope, while the guys from the Knocks sang some of Britney Spears "Til the World Ends."