2017 marks the seventh year of Deltopia, Isla Vista’s annual Spring Break celebration on Del Playa Drive. This past weekend saw 6,000 to 8,000 people attend the informal street party, with 42 arrests, 68 citations and 14 medical transports, still down from the 20,000 to 25,000 attending, 130 arrested, 190 cited and 50 medically transported in 2014.
A UC Santa Barbara student fell off an oceanside balcony Saturday afternoon and sustained “moderate injuries,” authorities said.
Associated Students Program Board hosted on Saturday night its third annual installment of The Warm Up featuring artists RL Grime and Destructo.
Photos by Daily Nexus photographers
A female student fell off a cliff Saturday and was taken to the hospital where she was treated for “moderate injuries.” The student was one of 14 medical transports on Saturday. McLane Brown / Daily Nexus
RL Grime performed in the ThunderDome Saturday night as part of A.S. Program Board’s The Warm Up. Francisco Barrera / Daily Nexus
Deltopia crowds were estimated to be as low as 6,000 and as high as 8,000. McLane Brown / Daily Nexus
While crowds were larger than last year, they were significantly lower than in 2014, when approximately 20,000 to 25,000 people attended. McLane Brown / Daily Nexus
Some on the I.V. Community Service District (CSD) Board of Directors believe that a sanctioned event with a festival ordinance would make the community and its students safer, especially after the 2014 Deltopia Riots. McLane Brown / Daily Nexus
Police shut down approximately 12 parties on Saturday due to safety concerns and alleged law violations. McLane Brown / Daily Nexus
Police walked through Isla Vista patrolling the Saturday party scene. Deltopia 2017 saw 42 arrests and 68 citations. McLane Brown / Daily Nexus
This is the first year Deltopia fell on the same weekend as Spring Insight, a day for prospective students to come to UCSB and learn about the university. As a result, UCPD opted to not use fencing on El Colegio and around residence halls. McLane Brown / Daily Nexus
The Warm Up’s RL Grime concert sold out to 6,000 students. Francisco Barrera / Daily Nexus
This is the seventh year Deltopia has taken place on Del Playa Drive, after the county closed access to the beaches for Floatopia, the original Spring Break party. McLane Brown / 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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