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Skidmore Unofficial’s Official Survival Guide to Fun Day Weekend

Tuesday, 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…


Bo Peep to Open for Real Band

Friday, February 14th, 2014


Skidmore funk orchestra Bo Peep and the Funk Sheep is set to take the stage this Saturday at Putnam Den.  Their first show of the semester has them opening up for the super funky Sam Kininger Band.  A Berklee Boston alum, Sam’s played sax with Soulive, Lettuce, Wyclef Jean, and the Dave (bro) Matthews Band.  The lineup Saturday also includes Nikki Glaspie, drummer for Dumpstaphunk FUCKIN BEYONCÉ!!!!  That means Beyoncé, and therefore Blue Ivy, could be there.  Never say never…

In all seriousness, this is some of the most serious funk to grace Saratoga Springs in years, and if you enjoy dancing your ass off I highly suggest you make it to the show.

Doors: 8:30pm
Show: 9:30pm

Ages: 18+

Tickets: $10 ($15 if under 21)


SEC Presents: Bo Peep & Beardo @ Falstaffs 9/28 9pm-12am

Friday, September 27th, 2013
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SEC doesn’t get many Falstaff’s dates per year. One of their most memorable is electronic, alt-hip hop guru Le1f, who got Skidmore psyched enough to blow their load prematurely, hop on stage two songs in, and need to be reprimanded by their SEC-member peers. It was a great show. And due to the rowdiness of two-weeks-ago’s Evolfo Doofeht show, Campo, and back-up Campo, needs to be present at every Falstaffs event. But whatever, you can still smoke a joint around the back and 10 feet into the woods; that’s totally a safe zone.

Well, this Saturday, September 28th at 9pm, SEC is going local, featuring Skidmore’s own 11-piece funk phenoms, Bo Peep and The Funk Sheep, and folk-blues-jam band, Beardo, playing Falstaffs. Both of these bands mostly consist of seniors (although Bo Peep did just make some first-round freshman acquisitions), which means that all those off-campus types and North Woods hoodlums will come out of their shells and show face in one of the most suss buildings on campus. The acoustics at Falstaffs are premo, so the show is sure to be wonderful. Come out, see your buddies, and gyrate to some funky tunes. But please, someone cut a moon roof into the ceiling because that place is so fucking hot and a steam room is the last place I want to see a rock concert.

Check tracks below and come out to show support.

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The Club Fair Is On The Green Today

Friday, September 6th, 2013


Where: Case Green
When: 3:30pm

You’ve already seen sun-soaked bodies lay back, the occasional frisbee circle, and maybe some drunk, late-night wiffle ball (If you’re lucky.) go down on Case Green, but today’s a different scene. Today all 80 student-run clubs (Not really, but kinda.) will be setting up camp along the walkway, trying to car salesman any hesitant freshman to hand over their pristinely inboxed email account to soon be peppered by a bit of useful weekly information from each and every club on campus. Or, littered with bitter alumni, still checking their Skidmore email accounts and aggressively replying all to ask “Can I Please Be Taken Off This Email List! I DONT GO HERE ANYMORE!.” And while I’m a sucker for chain mail as much as the next guy, it’s really fucking annoying. But I digress.

The Club Fair’s good. Get your name out there, see more faces than usual, and listen as WSPN, Lively Lucy’s, and SEC compete for who can blast the most bombastic Indie Pop on the green. Pulse will be banging on garbage, like always. A club or two may have some baked goods, free stickers, etc. A horse might be there. And, for the first time ever, live music will be playing the stage. Skidmore’s resident funk-rock fusion big band, Bo Peep and The Funk Sheep , will start things off at 3:30pm, followed by DJ’s Anonymous, a collection of on campus DJ’s, who I hope wear masks, and I’m told are better than your friend from High School who made that dope track off Garageband, a DJ app, and mad DatPiff instrumental tapes, but that remains to be seen.

Enjoy the sun, drink a lot of water out of a real metal (or plastic) water bottle, say hi to people, and make sure you remember how many letters were cut off your last name for you Skidmore email address.

See you there.

New Bo Peep and the Funk Sheep Single

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Skidmore’s resident white-boy-funk band Bo Peep and the Funk Sheep have just released their new single, “Little League.” It’s really fun and free, and there’s a bonus cover of “Crosstown Traffic,” which totally kills.


(via Band Camp)

FemFest 2012

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Ironic phalluses?

This weekend is FemFest, a fundraiser organized by the American Studies class “Disorderly Women.” The three-day event is intended to raise money for Camp Little Notch, an all-girl’s camp in upstate New York. According to one of the organizers, Matt Schonfeld:

“They promote an all inclusive, diverse environment for girls and when low income families can’t pay for their girls to go, the camp eats the cost. We’re trying to raise campership so more girls can go.”

FemFest will kick off tomorrow night at Falstaff’s with a Battle of the Bands featuring Skinny White Folk, Good Neighbor, The Hilarys, and Bo Peep and the Funk Sheep. On Friday, spoken word artist Mayda Del Valle will do poetry in the Spa. On Saturday, there will be a silent auction at the Tang, featuring stuff from local businesses, with musical accompaniment from the Nancy Walker Trio and Skidmore’s MaryLeigh Roohan. Later that night, Micia Mosley will perform her one-woman piece Where My Girls At? A Comedic Look at Black Lesbians in the Spa.

Packed schedule, so check it out and give these guys your money. It’s a good cause and shit and FUCK THE PATRIARCHY.

Battle of the Bands: Thursday November 29, 9pm @ Falstaff’s
Mayda Del Valle: Friday November 30, 10pm @ Spa
Silent Auction: Saturday December 1, 4pm @ Tang
Micia Mosley: Saturday December 1, 9pm @ Spa

SEC Presents: Turkuaz @ Falstaff’s

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Tonight SEC brings you the Brooklyn based funk band Turkuaz along with Skidmore’s own Bo Peep and the Funk Sheep at Falstaff’s. This is probably going to be a great time. Doors at 8pm. (fbook)