As spring quarter begins, the students of UCSB prepare for Deltopia, a day of non-stop partying and walking back and forth through the streets of Isla Vista. Along with Deltopia comes a range of events hosted by UCSB organizations. The Excursion Club hosted First Friday in Perfect Park, while AS Program Board brought Purity Ring to the Thunderdome. On Sunday morning, students and community members helped clean as much trash as possible with tools provided by Adopt-a-Block.
The Excursion Club hosted IV First Friday, with live performances by local Isla Vista bands. Alexander Payne/Daily Nexus
Students and residents of Isla Vista roam Del Playa. Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus
A student walking down Sabado Tarde throws glitter on a passerby. Vivian Bui/Daily Nexus
Reaching for the win, gauchos race to place Velcro pads while pulled back by a rope. Eric Swenson/Daily Nexus
Local IV Band “Four Closure” performs outside the Thunderdome. Alexander Payne/Daily Nexus
Police mounted on horses stroll through the streets of Isla Vista. Anna Kodelashvili/Daily Nexus
Water bottles were given out to passersby to keep them hydrated during Deltopia. Will Tran/Daily Nexus
Balconies of houses on Del Playa were filled with party-goers. Vivian Bui/Daily Nexus
Chancellor Yang and Dilling Yang walk through Isla Vista. Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus
Antonio Cuna, a.k.a. Sweater Beats, opened for Purity Ring during the Warm-Up Concert hosted by Program Board. Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus
Purity Ring performed at the Warm-Up Concert in the Thunderdome, hosted by AS Program Board. Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus
The festival did not end without leaving a mess, such as this house on Del Playa. Alex Gonzalez/Daily Nexus
Trash bins were full of empty boxes of food and alcoholic drinks. Alex Gonzalez/Daily Nexus
Houses such as this one on the corner of Camino del Sur and Pasado were left trashed. Sarah Kouklis/Daily Nexus
Students and community members worked together to remove trash from the streets on Sunday Morning, with the help of Adopt-a-Block. Paris Cullen/Daily Nexus
Hundreds of volunteers helped pick up trash off the streets on Sunday Morning. Paris Cullen/Daily Nexus
Siavash Ghadiri is a senior biopsychology student at UCSB, and the current Photo Editor of The Daily Nexus.
His love for the art began with enrollment in a 35mm darkroom photography class at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California. His experience crosses many niches, including street photography, landscape photography, portrait photography, music photography, and photojournalism.
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