How to survive the abacchalypse
Fun fact: Tomorrow is my first Bacchanal! For all you fellow transfers and first-years (or other first timers) out there, I’m sure you are looking forward to Saturday with an exhilarating mixture of curiosity and excitement. Get started on your finals studying and paper writing now, because the activities this weekend are not to be missed. We at Spec want you to get down on Saturday in the most healthy and happy way possible, so here are some tips on how to best keep calm and party on.
- This is not the time for your favorite shirt or dress, no matter how cute you look in it. Pick clothes that you don’t mind absolutely ruining. Also consider things you might not think of, like watches and glasses and shoes.
- Educate yourself on why exactly you are throwing colored powder all over the place.
- Surely you might want some photos of your goofy face covered with paint, so if you have to bring a camera or your phone, put it in a plastic bag with your CUID/keys.
- Consider getting there early (it starts at 11:30) so you have enough time to shower and pregame before the concert.
- Remember it’s at Pupin Plaza, not EC like last year!
The Varsity Show
- GO! It is one of the oldest Columbia traditions.
- Buy your tickets at the TIC, or here.
- Take all the Barnard, SEAS, GS, and CC jokes in stride, whichever group you may belong to, and enjoy the songs.
- Public Safety confirms there will be additional security stationed on the west end of Butler, so check yoself before you wreck yoself.
- Keep hydrated with a bottle filled with WATER (yes, real water). It’s gonna get hot and you do not want to be that passed out kid getting CAVA’d.
- BRING YOUR CUID—the gates open at 1:30, and even though they have not checked IDs in years past, you are better off having it than not.
- The concert starts at 3 O’CLOCK.
- MUST HAVES: sunglasses, flasks for gin and juice (or if you really wanna go crazy a Camelbak), a lighter, sunscreen, cash (for when you inevitably get the munchies).
- Tip from pro Elyssa Goldberg: Bring anything you may want for the next 12 hours or so … you never know where your day goes from Bacchanal.
- Remember, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Drink accordingly.
- Most importantly, enjoy the performances and do certainly drop it like it’s hot.
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