OT: JMU Springfest 2010 Riot

Submitted by MGoShoe on April 13th, 2010 at 12:02 PM

This past weekend the James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) Springfest devolved into quite the riot.

Couch burning, dumpter fires, bottle throwing, riot police, tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, property destruction, the whole enchilada.

Here are two videos to whet your appetite. Click here for a nice collection of others.

Some NSFW language at the very end of this one...

Not quite Cedarfest, but not bade Dukes, not bad. You've earned yourself a silver medal in the category of douchiest campus.


Trust the Process

April 13th, 2010 at 12:10 PM ^

As A JMU Alumnus and an attendee to this party for six years (thankfully not this year), I am pretty confident to say that this riot was not caused by JMU students. A lot of of locals and students from other schools show up and ruin it for everyone else.

The event definitely puts JMU in a bad light and is a problem the school has been dealing with for a few years...


April 13th, 2010 at 12:27 PM ^

All of them. Each spoiled, rich, entitled, lazy, dumb, ignorant punk kid wasting his parent's money. I'd draft each one of their stupid asses into the Marines and send them to boot camp if I could, and then enjoy seeing them all wash out after about a week, frantically texting mom & dad to come get them so they can go back home to their warm little beds, sleep late, and watch American Idol. In 20 years they'll be conservative teabagging Republicans calling for the National Guard in outrage when black or hispanic kids do the same dumbass shit. Fuck 'em all.


April 13th, 2010 at 12:29 PM ^

Radford University which is right next to VT is having its quadfest which is an even bigger event in a couple weeks. Should be interesting to see what happens. Their police usually just arrest and talk to kids rather than slowly coming at them with riot gear.