After an epic Ninth Reunion that greatly exceeded expectations, it was finally time for the Tenth, a pinnacle of the college reunions tradition. After nine years of continuous chugging, discipline, and hard work -- and especially the 2006 GNC innovation which solidified these years of effort -- the momentum coming into the Tenth was unprecedented. Emails started flying around months beforehand, not the typical week or so of an off-year reunion. This time expectations for the event were immense, as were the expectations we imposed on ourselves and each other.
I mean, no one wanted to expose any of the weaknesses, frailties, and accumulated lameness gathered from the last ten years of life in the real world. This had to be hidden away completely; everyone was expected to behave just as they did in college at the height of our immaturity. Finally, as the days of May ticked away, this video started circulating with stupid messages like "Get ready!"
The Dartmouth "Quick Six", via Ivygate From a Dartmouth student: "What he's doing is a "Quick Six." I don't know how widespread that particular drinking challenge is beyond Dartmouth, but this guy must have been in the top three or four kids in our class; I've never seen faster. (I rocked out at 26 seconds at my peak, and I have a friend who clocks in at about 14-16.)"
From the comments: "the kid is also on the US Alpine team and former NCAA Slalom champ. some kids get all the talent."
"to us dartmouth kids, his ability to quick-six in under 10 is so sexy that even my aggressively-straight male friend claims that after seeing this kid complete the task in person, he'd hook up with him."
The grace of this guy's accomplishment is striking; so effortless, so graceful. So inspirational. That this was my inspiration going into the Tenth would be my undoing.
And so begins another Reunions... Friday
The only surviving photo of Friday night, Reunions 2007. In this amazing photo, Chopper chugs the pitcher playing 'Bo in a grim doom room in the junior slums while a party of epic dimensions rages outside.
What Stone saw after 11pm after a very, very, disappointing performance
That was fast... onto Saturday...
TMass sports the official unofficial Tee
Prenner, Mophie, and Wizmar hanging at P-Rade
Partiers chilling with Mr. Beet
Pancake & Effex
First ever fan GNC out of the crowd!
Wizzmar and Stone got a kick out of that
Bert, Beet, and Amy strut in the P-Rade
Fans: "I knew we would find you guys… I told my friend to look for people doing something crazy."
Pancake celebrates his multiple GNC victories… but the night was far from over
"We want YOU to party"
Effex and The Wads
Mick and his drinking problem
"Bert, did you hear me? I want to see the fireworks. Bert?? Can you hear me? You are staring at me like a dazed animal."
Bert celebrating perfect reunion attendance
Always ready for the text message
5th reunion fans
Singing "I've seen better days"
The Street winds to a close… as a romance buds
Stone's view from 11pm on... an epically terrible performance
Party Innovations of the Year
Innovation #1: The GNC bracelet
as innovated by Effex
The rules are simple. If someone is wearing a GNC bracelet and you successfully GNC them, they have to give up the bracelet. The more bracelets you have on your arm when you wake up on Sunday morning, the better.
Winner: you want to be this guy, 3 GNC bracelets and counting
Loser: you don't want to be this guy, zero GNC bracelets and passed out