Commentary: Syracuse University senior Jillian D'Onfro describes her last Mayfest and thinks back on past years' celebrations.
I noticed the first sign when I peered out my bedroom window and spotted a rainbow bounce house already shaking and swaying two backyards over. The second sign arrived as my roommate thrust a freshly opened beer into my hand. Next came the beats thumping from nearby speakers, the squeals and yips floating through my open windows as someone started their inaugural game of flip cup and a text from a friend asking what time we would start putting glitter on our faces.
“Happy senior year Mayfest,” my roommate grinned wickedly.
Mayfest 2013 offered something for everyone with concerts and free food in Walnut Park, parties on Euclid and an evening Block Party featuring Trey Songz and Ke$ha.
Sunshine was rare at past Mayfest celebrations, but this year Mother Nature pulled through. The mild weather and sun on Friday brought out Syracuse University students and their bright clothing to celebrate. Taking a break from looming finals, students ate, drank and danced the day away.
Review: The pop star performed many of her No. 1 hits at the Carrier Dome on Friday, with openers Drop City Yacht Club and Trey Songz.
Syracuse University’s annual Block Party is time for students to break loose, to quench their thirst with questionable beverages and say goodbye to a semester that's overstayed its welcome. In the process of achieving these three goals, things may get a little inappropriate. Thus, it was fitting that pop vocalist extraordinaire Madam Kesha Rose Sebert made a visit to SU to sing a few songs on this glorified collegiate holiday.
The annual year-end celebration will also feature electronic band Sound Remedy, with a third act TBA.
Los Angeles rapper Earl Sweatshirt will headline this year's Mayfest in Walnut Park on April 26, with support from electronic band Sound Remedy and a third act TBA, University Union announced Sunday night via Twitter.
Earl Sweatshirt is a member of the hip-hop collective Odd Future. He's collaborated with Pharrell Williams, Mac Miller and Tyler, The Creator, and is set to release his second studio album Doris later this year.
Review: Weather doesn't stop students from dancing, partying during a cold, snowy MayFest celebration.
The cold weather and occasional snow wasn't enough to scare away the Syracuse University students looking for free food, drinks and music at Walnut Park for University Union's annual MayFest celebration Friday.
And, if you weren’t expecting to see Tigger and Elmo dancing on stage dressed as Scoop Jardine and Kris Joseph, you were in for quite a surprise.
Artists Outasight, Timeflies, AER, 5 & A Dime to perform Mayfest 2012.
Indie-pop influenced dance artist Outasight, Brooklyn dub-rap duo Timeflies, Syracuse University-based acoustic jam-rap fusers AER and mashup-dubstep artist 5 & A Dime will perform at Mayfest 2012, University Union announced Sunday night.
It is no myth that if you advertise anything as free, college students will come running. Mayfest 2011 was no exception.
Free chicken kabobs, corn dogs, cotton candy and tornadoes — not to mention free beer for those 21 and older — had Syracuse University students hiking on down to Walnut Park Friday to get in on the good grub.