SU View: BSD–Digital Revolution

By Richard Freeman

Fear not! The Taylor Family Digital Library construction will not get in the way of the Digital Revolution: Bermuda Shorts Day 2008!

This year’s party on Fri., Apr. 18 is jam-packed with the finest bands from around the country. Michael Bernard Fitzgerald will be rocking a party set with triple-drum action. Jah Cutta will be bringing those chill reggae vibes to the digital beer gardens. Curtis Santiago has got you covered for funk, hip hop and soul. We finish off the party in traditional BSD style with Calgary’s own superstars The Small Town DJs, who are kind enough to fly in from Las Vegas to rock the party at BSD.

The biggest beer gardens this side of Oktoberfest will also feature kickin’ beats by Rob Faust and Sideshow Sid on the side stage. Wristbands (free!) and T-shirts ($10) go on sale Mon., Apr. 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the North Courtyard of MacEwan Student Center. This year, only U of C Students will be permitted to get a free wristband.

The University of Calgary holds the liquor license for BSD and they have the final say on guest admittance. It was decided four years ago that guest wristbands must be phased out for security reasons. First, guest wristbands were limited to 1,000 then 500, last year there were only 250, and this year there are none. Without guest wristbands the capacity at BSD for U of C students has increased by 1,000 people. Get your wristband early for the legendary, life changing experience that is BSD. On Apr. 18 the digital gardens will open at noon and the party doesn’t stop until 5 p.m.

I recommend eating in the morning, wearing a neon fanny pack, not wearing a shirt and having the best time of your life on the last day of classes. Get your wristband next week and see you there!

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