April 11, 2017

Packaged revelry — called "Revelry" — rejected...

... as the kids prefer the real thing, AKA the Mifflin Street Block Party.

12 comments:

traditionalguy said...

They all look normal. Did the School secretly swap the kegs out with non-alcoholic beer this year?

exiledonmainstreet said...

I went to the Mifflin Street Block Party in the late '70's and had a blast.

It's nice to see some traditions don't change.

Ryan said...

How very inconvenient for the adults.

Ryan said...

Traditionalguy: they look normal because the pictures are of the now defunct "Revelry" event, not the real thing.

MadisonMan said...

From the article:
"I never thought honestly that we … could kill it," said Dean of Students Lori Berquam, whose office provided funding for Revelry prior to its fourth year. "I don't know that that was what we ever thought about doing — we wanted to provide an option for students that was a safe option."


What a bunch of BS. Of course they wanted to kill it.

This is another in a long list of Failures that come out of Berquam's offices. What a joke.

Carter Wood said...

Then there was that government-sponsored music festival in Oregon meant to keep the hippies away from the American Legion convention. Vortex, 1970:

During the war-hot summer of 1970, thousands of young people began streaming toward Clackamas County's Milo McIver State Park to attend Vortex I, a state-sponsored rock-music festival. Ed Westerdahl, chief of staff to Governor Tom McCall, had selected the 847-acre site, some thirty miles southeast of Portland. The park provided all the advantages that Westerdahl sought—a rural setting, proximity to Portland, and easy driving distance from Interstate 5. The festival was strategically planned to attract young anti-Vietnam war protestors who otherwise might descend on Portland to disrupt the American Legion's annual convention, which would begin on Sunday, August 30.

bwebster said...

This smacks of trying to attract teens & college students to a YMCA dance in the 60s by putting up peace signs and having a light show ("It'll be groovy!").

Fernandinande said...

Revelry can't be properly packaged until it's standardized, and the Feds are dragging their feet on that issue. "Not a proper function of government" they say in a Scooby-Doo voice.

Michael K said...

When my older son was at SC in the 80s the big theme was "Animal House."

The band from the movie made a lot of money playing college events those years.

Steve Uhr said...

They did the same thing with Halloween on State Street. Packaged and controlled.

Ron said...

Who can resist a party opposed by the authorities?

Scott said...

I still have a souvenir empty tear gas canister sitting on my desk from the first '69 party. All Paul Soglin got was a haircut in the jail. Interesting times....