Eisenhower Parties Like It’s 2999

The beat was bumpin bumpin. The beat went boom boom. People were wearing glow sticks and hats made of balloons.  There was an endless supply of food, drinks, and candy. Guys I didn’t know were giving me free stuff and a can of Spam was handing out tickets. There was a rock wall, Lady Gaga, and popcorn. I’m pretty sure I high-fived a clown at some point. Surprisingly, this actually wasn’t the worst drug trip ever experienced by man. No, it was Eisenhower’s annual Student Patio Party.

Last night, the Penn State Center for the Performing Arts welcomed what would turn out to be a horde of students at a party at the Eisenhower Auditorium. There was music provided by All Hit B94.5 and free refreshments to go along with it. Nittany Notes and the Penn State Adventure Recreation Program were also on site to inform the masses.

The main draw of the night, though, appeared to be a promise of 20-percent-off tickets to CPA shows for those willing to wait in line. And many stepped up to the challenge. The line was huge all night and went down the street at one point.

All in all, it was a blast and perfect for bored, poor vagabonds like myself. I endured more Ke$ha than any person ever should (any), entered raffles to win an assortment of prizes, and consumed enough hot dogs, barbeque, and Mountain Dew to satisfy a small country. Luckily, the false beard and moustache I keep with me at all times prevented me from looking like a mooching freeloader. If you’d like to show the CPA some appreciation for their hospitality, consider seeing a show at Eisenhower sometime.

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John Dempsey

John is a Junior majoring in Journalism from Hazleton, PA. He is so awesome that sharks dedicate a week to him. Likes: Video games, vigilante justice, irony, talking bears, Burt Reynolds, El Chupacabra, coloring books, chainsaws, and Australians. Dislikes: Zombies, clowns, zombie clowns, turtleneck sweaters, Apple, poor mustache grooming, nuclear winter, Roman architecture, guacamole, robots, LCD TVs, the color yellow, Velcro, ceiling fans, sprinklers, tornadoes, Belgians, squat thrusts, and romantic comedies.


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