Jeah! Ryan Lochte Takes On Downtown State College
All it took was one Tweet from eleven-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte for half of Penn State’s campus to swoon.
Early workout done. Now off to #PennState college for weekend
— Ryan Lochte (@RyanLochte) October 24, 2014
Once described by NPR as the “platonic ideal of bro-dom,” Lochte is (apparently) a hit with the college female population. Downtown was a bustling clusterfuck last night — there was a 50 person line to drink at the Allen Street Grill for crying out loud — but Twitter quickly became ablaze with Lochte sightings at various State College drinking holes. First, it was Mad Mex:
I am at Mad Mex. Apparently, Ryan Lochte is also at Mad Mex. AMA.
— Stephen Pianovich (@SPianovich) October 25, 2014
haha Ryan Lochte is at MadMex right now
— Ya Boy Akshat (@TheRajanStudios) October 25, 2014
Then, it was Inferno, where he left an insane tip:
(Update: The server deleted the above tweet, but here’s a picture of the massive $400 tip that Lochte left at Inferno.)
Ryan Lochte right across the street though…
— Zach Reagan (@PresidentReag) October 25, 2014
RYAN LOCHTE WAS AT INFERNO OMG HOW — The Girl Next Door (@ur_girlnxtdoor) October 25, 2014
Ryan Lochte is HOT for that $400 tip
— Katie Bell (@katie_bell54) October 25, 2014
Next up was the Lion’s Den, where he left another I-don’t-know-what-to-do-with-all-my-money-type tip (Update: The server deleted the tweet, but it was a $100 tip on a $64 bill).
Mostly, there was just general fascination:
I’m going to sleep with Ryan Lochte
— Sweena (@Supreme_Stiina) October 25, 2014
I just made out w Ryan lochte
— Jen Doppelt (@Jendoppelt) October 25, 2014
ugh why didn’t I find Ryan lochte — kaylee raudenbush (@kayleeraud) October 25, 2014
The fact that I was 100 yards from ryan lochte and I am sitting in my pajamas in the dorm has me feeling some type of way
— Janelle Jackson (@jsjackson101) October 25, 2014
@RyanLochte backstroke to the meridian, we have homemade buffalo chicken dip
— jenna plastino (@jennnnnna22) October 25, 2014
@RyanLochte dm me
— Amanda Duko (@AMANDApleaseee_) October 25, 2014
What is the moral of the story? I don’t know. But, for whatever reason, Ryan Lochte is in town and Penn State Twitter seems to be excited about it.
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