Sync your teeth into spring at 40th anniversary Fling
This year's Spring Fling will be no flash in the pan. Party planners at
the Employee Activities Committee have packed the annual bash for all staff
and their families with special features in honor of UCAR and NCAR's 40th
anniversary. This year the Fling will take place on the mesa, starting at 2:00
p.m. on Friday, 12 May. On tap, besides beer, will be:
One perennial sign of Spring Fling has an extra touch this year. Two
UCAR/NCAR T-shirts have been specially designed by Heidi Lewis, manager of the
soon-to-debut NCAR Science Store, in honor of the 40th anniversary. Look for
it at the Fling or shortly thereafter.
- Lip syncing extraordinaire. Each year since 1996 has seen the lip-
sync competition grow. (See photos for a quick recap.) If you're a ham at
heart, this is your chance to take center stage, and perhaps be cured once and
for all. Late entries can sign up by sending e-mail to
or by contacting syncmeister Craig Hartsough, ext. 1545,
- Weather-themed band. Twist and shout to the beat of Chucky
and the Cyclones. This local favorite puts a spin on classics from the 1950s
and 60s. Their playlist might serve as excellent material for an impromptu lip
sync. If nothing else, it'll get your circulation going.
- Double dining. Food Services will provide snacks before the
syncing, light dinner fare afterward, and beverages throughout.
- Door prizes. Everyone who attends will have a chance to win door
prizes from local establishments such as the Red Lion Inn, Broker Inn, Boulder
Cork, Greenbriar, and many more. Just show up and you're eligible--but, as
they say, you must be present to win.
How can we keep from syncing?
Take a walk with us through four years of the Spring Fling's lip-sync
competition--and, by extension, 50 years of music history. For the full,
glorious history of lip syncing, check the EAC's tongue-in-cheek
timeline. (Photos by Carlye Calvin.)
1996: Alternative transportation took on new meaning as these COMET
Program refugees grooved to the Who's "Magic Bus."
1997: Tim Barnes (top, from the Education and Tour Program) and David
Failing (formerly of SCD) wowed the crowd with choreography set to "Istanbul
(Not Constantinople)," by They Might Be Giants.
1998: Tragic romance made for comic lip sync as HR's The DO-Bobs emoted
to the Shangri-Las' "Leader of the Pack." Laurie Carr (far right) was the lead
singer, smitten by tricyclist Bob Roesch (below).
1999: Tut-Tut: Steve Hinson strutted his stuff as the Fling's
unofficial king, backed by a rendition of Steve Martin's "King Tut" and a set
of dancers and musicians from F&A.
Edited by Bob Henson,
Prepared for the Web by Jacque Marshall