Amherst Obituaries: Blarney Blowout 2017

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Blarney Blowout died tragically on March 4, 2017 at the hands of university martial law. Born from the ashes of the infamous Hobart Hoedown, “Blarney,” as friends affectionately called it, will be remembered fondly as the premiere party day for UMass students for the better half of a decade. The day is most famous for proctoring the arrests of 55 students in the 2014 melee.

Students will fondly remember gathering by the thousands in the Townhouses to drink beer, throw rocks at police cruisers, and vomit amongst their peers. A few lucky students have Blarney to thank for the scars they received from rubber bullets, and the blindness they obtained via tear gas. A statement has yet to be made about the actual cause of death, but we do know Mike Posner, allegedly, had nothing to do with it.

The Blarney Blowout is survived by the hundreds of satellite parties that inevitably pop-up across Amherst early every March.

Services will be held at the Douglass Funeral Home at 87 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA on Wednesday March 8. In lieu of flowers, the families would prefer donations of Busch Light and cheap grain alcohol to properly commemorate the dearly departed.

Flo Rida’s career also perished on the same day, however, sources confirm it was of natural causes and the death of Blarney was not a factor. 

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