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#1 Happy Panther

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:34 AM

How are parties organized these days? I'm so old that parties were organized via 8.5" x 11" flyers posted all over campus. Usually starting a week in advance for a big party. These were often works of art and somebody may have spent a fair amount of time designing the flyer.


What to fraternities etc do these days to get a party going?

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:04 AM

We usually use facebook

#3 Happy Panther

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:44 AM

And what is this "facebook" you speak of?

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:11 AM

I'm 7 years removed, but it was word of mouth when I was in college.  

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:54 AM

Social media, word of mouth, texting. In that order from my experiences. 


My college holds an annual "golf party." 18 houses in a row off campus have a keg or two and some specialty drinks and usually the object is to take a shot at each house. Students wake up around 10am on a Saturday and get dressed in their best golfing attire. Thousands of students go to one house (backyard) at a time and when the liquor is finished, students migrate to the next house/"hole". No one makes it to the back 9 usually. 



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:02 PM

word of mouth back in the day and STILL, my parties have maintained legendary status. you youngsters have no idea. lol

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:11 PM

Facebook, that way you can not invite the ugly or weird kids.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:23 PM

some of the best parties i went to were the ones i crashed. totally had a blast. sure there were times we were asked to leave and other times im cooking breakfast at 1am in a strangers kitchen or hooking up with a hot chick i didn't know 2 hrs earlier. ahh those were the days.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:02 PM

Almost solely word of mouth.

#10 The Huddler

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:29 PM

When it gets to be around that party time, just listen out for those bumps and beats and follow

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:33 AM

There's not an app for that?

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:51 AM

Word of mouth and texting was enough for the biggest college party I have ever seen or heard of:


  • An entire floor in our dorm (approximately 40 rooms)
  • Each room had it's own drinking game/theme (our room was a vodka tasting)
  • Over 150 guests (not including residents of the floor)
  • DJ in the lounge (a no-shiz, professional DJ)
  • 20 cops responding (more than half were no-shiz, real cops, not the campus PD variety)
  • 4 arrests
  • 1 near-stabbing
  • 3 people fired (two RAs and the Resident Life chair for the building)
  • 30 second spot on the news
  • Revision of the housing agreement for the entire university

Hiding from the cops on the 6th floor room of girl I knew all night: priceless. 



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:45 AM

here is the rundown of the one i did. keep in mind i hatched the idea on a Thrs and the party was a Mon night in the summer.


-3 kegs bought by under age dudes/ transporting of said kegs in truck involved multiple cars for intel and interference

-patrons were charged 3.00 and girls nada

-400 people show

-neighbors down the street called and asked if i had a live band

-drinking games and im sure multiple pro creation going on in the house

-Cheech and Chong movie loop going

-walk in on my dad using a blow dryer on a girls breasts who had spilled beer on them

-walk in on my dad in a circle with some friends passing around some weed

-cops show up and my dad talks to them

-cops show up again and this time I talk to them

-3 sets of people from out of town just happened to drive by. ask me if they can join and i said yes

-someone forgets their motorcycle

-elderly neighbor walks over and before he complains is given large cup of beer by two attractive girls. he saunters back home

-bottle rocket skirmish behind party breaks out. no one was hurt.

-around 11pm mom calls from beach and says they are coming back. my folks were divorced and my dad was being the cool guy.

-after throwing out 15 people who spent the night who i had no idea were, my small crew and i cleaned up as much as possible.

-grandmother walks in and goes to kitchen and opens pitcher for tea and finds 2 beer cans. busted.

-incredibly diverse group of people came together all from word of mouth. no fb or texting or twitter.no fights.

-27 years later still considered one of the best throw downs ever assembled.

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