Fall Crawl is a necessary part of any Clemson experience. It’s a rite of passage for freshmen, a celebration of the first legal drinking for upperclassmen, and a chance for a final drunken nostalgic blowout for seniors. Fall Crawl 2017 will be no exception, and for all those who will be doing this for the first time and having their “first” sip of booze, we wanted to let them know what they’re in for. H
Friday, October 2oth, 2017
T-shirt? Check! Drinking buddies? Check! Everything you need for an awesome Fall Crawl experience is in place and ready to go, so let the pregaming begin.
Saturday, October 21st, 11:00 a.m.
As you’re now a commuter, Fall Crawl is taking more coordinating than it has in years past—but not to worry, the CATbus will get you downtown and back (and hopefully not lose its breaks and careen down a stairwell), so no DUIs or DD-downers required. All that’s left is to get yourself a satisfyingly greasy breakfast and hop on the 11:55 bus.
You’ve just gone into the living room to find some hangers on from last night’s pregame still asleep. The more the merrier, right? Unless it’s your roommate’s mysterious boyfriend who nobody’s met and that girl you used to room with freshman year who won’t leave you alone…
Mayday! The CATbus is an unreasonable three minutes early and no one’s ready yet; grab your shirt and sprint as pathetically as possible so the driver will stop for you.
Thank goodness for Backstreet’s chicken and fries, overpriced, shitty bar food though it is. Your former roommate is still clinging, but at least the grease and noise are helping you ignore her.
YAS, the specials are soooo good and you’ve lost the clingers—your old roommate vanished somewhere in the confusion of bar hopping and the mysterious boyfriend and current roommate ran off together—and the day is still young!
Time to rendezvous at Loose Change with errbody in your original party; you should probly come up with a signal in case the clingers are spotted. Something like, CACAW CACAW!
People are starting to drift away: the underage member of your crew lost her fake and that guy who was reluctant to come in the first place keeps lurking in the corner; clearly not drunk enough yet. You will persevere!
You feel like a deflating balloon, but at least you’re not as bad off as your super skinny friend. How is it still so early?
Regroup at TD’s, the final bar on the stop. All you want now is junk food, but even this far gone you know bar food is way too much for your budget; especially after all those specials.
Squashed in the backseat with an epic milkshake and fries from Cook Out, you thank goodness for all the people who left early enough to sober up in time to give you a ride. You love your friends. You love Clemson. You love transportation!
Although you could totally let your couch swallow you up right now and never move again, the party is apparently continuing at your friends’ place, where they have an unexpected stash of tequila. Hey, you only live once, right?
If you’re as excited for Fall Crawl as we are, you’re just rocking back and forth on your knees waiting for Saturday morning. It’s basically October Christmas. See you there!
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