Immediately following the announcement of this year’s full Spring Fling lineup, the News sent a poll to 1,000 students in order to gauge student reaction to the five artists set to perform: The Decemberists, Colin Munroe, N*E*R*D, Girl Talk and Wale. Over 370 students had responded by Tuesday evening.
The Decemberists, an indie rock quintet best known for their single “O Valencia!” and Girl Talk, a mash-up artist who combines radically different music styles to create catchy dance beats, were the most popular among students, according to the poll. Rapper Wale and Canadian singer-songwriter Colin Munroe elicited the least enthusiastic responses from students. Many students said in interviews that they had never heard of Wale or Munroe prior to the Spring Fling announcements, and at least half of poll respondents reported having “no opinion” about the two artists.