Skidmore Unofficial’s Official Survival Guide to Fun Day Weekend

Written by Jonze on April 22nd, 2014
Yes.  It's a fun day.  People are excited.  Stay safe and clean up your fucking trash.

Yes. It’s a fun day. People are excited. Stay safe and clean up your fucking trash.

Ah, yes.  It’s finally time to begin preparing for Fun Day weekend.  Classes are winding down, the weather is improving, and everyone on campus is ready to blow off a little (a lot) of steam.  With a crazy busy weekend of debauchery ahead, we figured you should all get a quick rundown on how you should prepare and how it’ll all go down.

Get all of your homework done.  Seriously.  The last thing you’ll want to do is school work the day after Fun Day.  Even if you’re not planning on drinking Saturday, everyone in your life will be either exhausted, hung over, sunburnt, or some combination of the three.  It’s best to get things out of the way and give yourself time to recuperate and to watch Netflix.  Also, it’s a great chance to talk with your friends about who’s buying what alcohol for the weekend, where you’re pregaming (and gaming), and the easiest way to eat a hearty breakfast.

The Happening.  It’s Lively Lucy’s crazy ridiculous ’60s art throwback to the times of Andy Warhol and recreational acid tripping in the East Village. It’s at Falstaff’s.  Way more clubs than you can count come together for wacky, zany cross-pollenated artistic activities.  And if you’re not into that type of thing, take this as your last chance to get your work done for the weekend and to rest up.

Get your booze!  Get your food!  Take the time when you’re done with classes to stock up on your Fun Day supplies.  This includes (but isn’t limited to) alcohol, hearty breakfast food, mid-day snacks, an opaque water bottle, SUNSCREEN, enough cigarettes to get you through a week (trust me), a backpack, whatever other substances you plan on consuming, and potentially a parasol.  By this point you should know who you’re partying with and where, too.  And at night, it’s the Tang Party!  Go take a walk outside the Tang and check out some sweet student art installations.  It’s also featuring a pretty sweet lineup of student bands that aren’t on the Fun Day roster: Psymon Spine, Pooch, Triceracops, and Queen Ambrosia.  While it may be your natural inclination to drink to your heart’s content on a Friday night, we advise building up to a very slight buzz and stopping there.  You’re going to consume a lot of alcohol on Fun Day, and you want to give your body time to flush out whatever you’ve been drinking the night before, so make sure it’s not too much.


Yes, people will be in headdresses and minimal clothes, keep your composure, it’s Fun Day

It’s here!  It’s Fun Day!  Take a look at  your daily schedule:
8:15am- Wake up!  Crack a beer and make a mimosa cuz it’s time for Fun Day!  Start slow and steady to stay safe.
8:40am- Shower beer.  Fucking do it.
9:15am- Off campus?  Time to get the fuck on campus so you’re not designating a driver the morning of Fun Day.  Bring cab fare.
9:30am- Breakfast.  Whether it’s dhall or cooking in the apartments, make sure you eat a great breakfast.  Maybe try a Bloody Mary or just have another PBR and a shot of Crystal Palace
10:20am- Begin preparing the day’s worth of drunk juice.  For my friends and me, that is a gin bucket.  Take a large plastic bin and empty in it three of the cheapest handles of gin you can find.  Pair that with seven bottles of Fresca, a bag of quartered and squeezed limes, and a bag of ice from Stewart’s.  Stir and drink.
11:00am- Apply sunscreen.  Use the nasty spray stuff to cake yourself and some nicer cream shit for your face.  Why am I even telling you this?  You’re a college student!
11:20am- Partake in an outdoor activity as you make your way to the green.  Bocce, frisbee, a rousing game of catch, I don’t give a fuck.  Just make sure you’re on the South Park Green (that’s the one behind the library, not in front of dhall) by noon.  Get your spot, grab some free sunglasses courtesy of SGA, and try not to throw up on Robin Adams.  Throw up on Josh Nelson.
12:00pm- Beardo Otter takes the stage!  Woo live music!
12:50pm- OJ Johnson DJ set. Re-up on booze from your dorm.
1:15pm- Eat something hearty and with lots of protein and carbs.  Drink some water while you’re at it.
1:20pm- There will be a naked run.  You will see your Outing Club friends naked.  Just keep drinking and it will all end soon.
1:40pm- Bo Peep and the Funk Sheep plays!  More live music and dancing!
2:30pm- DJDLi (Daniel Li) DJ set. Try out the bounce house!
3:20pm- Los Elk plays!  The trifecta of animal themed bands is complete!
4:10pm- Lt. Surge (Allan Brown & Zach Gordon) DJ set. Are you still safe?
5:00pm- Nap.  Seriously.  Crash, pass out, and get some sleep to get the drunk out of you.  You’ve been sitting outside in the sun consuming ungodly portions of alcohol all day.  Give your body a break.
8:00pm- Eat something.  Preferably greasy and from Char Koon.  Drink a lot of water, take some Tylenol, and try to get your body started briefly.
9:00pm- Take a SOBER walk outside.  You’re too tired to drink or smoke some pot still.  The fresh air will do you some good.
9:45pm- It’s make-or-break-o’clock.  Decide if you’re going out or not.  I will not.  You may, but be respectful of the people who went way harder than you and still can’t move.
1:00am- Go the fuck to sleep.

Take a personal day.  For once you don’t have to do anything on a Sunday.  Stay in bed, watch some Netflix, and snack your ass off throughout the day.  Perfect chance to catch up on Game of Thrones.  Drink lots of water.

And there you have it!  Just remember to stay safe, know your limits, and have a great weekend.  Try not to spoil this for the future Skidmore generations…



21 Comments so far ↓

  1. Allan Brown (Lt. Surge) says:

    Did you really have to shit on all the DJs? I’m not in any way a promising or talented musician and I do not claim to be. Regardless, I am very excited to play in front of my peers even if it is for only 45 minutes and it is at the end of fun day when people are passed out (I got switched to the even worse 4:10 slot). There is clearly a wide gap in skill/experience level between the different acts so I understand why certain statements were made but it feels pretty shitty when a very well-liked and well-read blog that I frequently read suggests that its readers re-up on booze, try the bounce tent, or go do something else specifically during the short set during which I am performing. I know my set won’t be as great as Otter, Bo Peep, or Los Elk and I know I won’t pull a comparable crowd but I think it is very disrespectful to suggest that people leave when I am performing. I am really disappointed that skidmoreunofficial is not more supportive of all student performers regardless of skill or experience. I am truly surprised and moderately offended that an established student blog tells other students not to attend a student performance.

    • MFW_OTPHJ says:

      Woah now, don’t go around setting the bar so high for yourself. Or for Los Elk/Bo Peep for that matter.

      • Dave Flo says:

        Hey, go easy on Bo Peep. At least everyone in the bands took the time to learn instruments over several years and didn’t download a mixing program two weeks ago.

        • Allan Brown (Lt. Surge) says:

          dave, why another jab at djs? i downloaded a mixing program, purchased a mixer, and have worked hard on learning how to dj well for the past 4 years. I never said that it was difficult but I put a lot of time into it so I would hope that you would have at least some respect for it because I have the utmost respect for traditional musicians who put in the time to learn their respective instrument.

        • dave flo says:

          dave flo, the real music professional, do it any other way and its shit

    • Executive Editor says:

      Thanks for clarifying times! So, just to be clear, you’re playing the 4:10 slot and OJ is playing at 12:50? Just want the set times to be correct. Let me know!

    • seriously? says:

      didn’t at all get the sense that DJ’s were getting snubbed in this.. couldn’t you just have easily interpreted that the “re-upping” on booze would be FOR the dj set, rather than instead of? Or that being on a bouncy castle right next to the stage would be a fucking blast during some heavy bass? Some people like student bands, and some people like DJ sets more. That’s why there’s both. And let’s be real, fun day music (whether DJ or band) is loud enough to hear all over campus and as long as there’s day light there will be drunk people on the green to listen.

      If I hadn’t seen this comment I wouldn’t have thought twice about DJ versus band drama.

    • Jordan Lilly says:

      I get what you’re saying Allen. I didn’t think of it as necessarily malicious when I read it but I did notice that the ‘advice’ given did seem to imply that the DJ sets were a good time to leave the performances. I think the Editors probably aren’t as familiar with the DJs and were just trying to tack some cutesy advice shit on to the end of each line, so they threw in general fun day directions in. That being said, if that was the writer’s intention, I too am disappointed to see any biases towards clubs/performers on a student blog, especially one that has a largely anonymous writing and editorial staff..

    • Jonze says:

      As the author of this post, I in no way shape or form meant to insult any DJs. I have the deepest respect for people who can do things that I cannot, which includes DJing.

  2. T says:

    this is weak as fuck.

  3. KimTheLibrarian says:

    I don’t care about music! Play some fucking 90s shit and people are going to go apeshit. ANYWAY. We should also compile the best sneaky places to go take a shit/puke/have sex (or all three at once!)

    Then again I might want to keep these secrets to myself

  4. KimTheLibrarian says:

    And the people calling these article weak are basic tbh.

  5. wait says:

    i thought macklemore was playing??

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