Special Collections continues our archival project Archives Gold: 50 Objects for UMBC's 50th, a special series showcasing 50 different objects that tell the story of UMBC. This week we present a poster from Quadmania 2003.
Quadmania Poster, 2003. Student Life Archives. Cared for by David Hoffman. University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)
UMBC's first Quadmania happened in 1981. Over 600 people gathered together on the Quad to listen to various local bands. The event was meant to be a step towards bringing concerts to UMBC and it proved successful. Quadmania continued to be celebrated on the Quad until it was moved to the RAC where it is now held currently. Performers at UMBC's Quadmania over the years have included Kanye West (2004), Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (2013), Snoop Dogg (2011), and most recently, Fetty Wap.