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Partying - August 3rd 2015, 01:24 AM

I don't know if this is the best place for this thread, but here it is. Im going into my second year of college and Ive never actually partied before, and my (random) roommate sounds like a partier (based off of Facebook). Anyway, I've never been to a party, not even in high school, and I was wondering, what are college parties typically like?
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Re: Partying - August 3rd 2015, 03:21 AM

They are surprisingly close to the movies but that depends on who you ask. Firstly, I recommend you use caution when deducing based on Facebook. Secondly, they are quite good when organised well. Around 200-300 people there, and there is indeed alcohol. The main components are heavy electronic music and strong coloured strobe lighting as well. This is a really hard question to answer because there are just so many variables.

I have never been a partier myself and frankly, my ideal party is low key, with ginger beer and dinner with cheese, grapes and literature, but I am just a nerd.


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Re: Partying - August 4th 2015, 11:04 PM

Wow, SeventySyndrome, what kind of crazy parties have you been going to with 200-300 people? People totally don't party like that at my college... You can't even fit that many people into a home or a bar...

Any how, the party depends on the crowd. I went to some parties with a lot of nerds/geeks/hipsters, one party I went to there were a few bands playing (but you had to pay to go cause of the band but it was still a house party... the police came and broke it up at around 12:30 because of the noisy bands).. Most of the parties I went to were low key - we drank, we ate chips or pizza, we played Cards Against Humanity.

Sometimes I went to a club or a bar with friends but I honestly hated it because I never knew when men were going to be super gross because they'd be grabbing my butt, or trying to get me to go home with them, and the way people dance at clubs is so sleazy -- I just found it demeaning and knew I was going to end up punching a gross drunk guy who was probably a really nice guy in "real life" where he wasn't in such a drunken and sexualized situation (not all the guys behaved like pigs though) -- I prefer bars over clubs because people tend to be more into karaoke and stuff like that there vs. hooking up.




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Re: Partying - August 5th 2015, 02:01 AM

Hey there,

From personal experience, college parties here were not similar to the movies. Here if you were to attend a college party in residence, most of the time it's just a bunch of students getting together to hang out and pre-drink (games are generally played such as beer pong or card games like kings cup, etc.) Once the pre-drink is done, most people usually move on to the next phase in the night, which is to go out downtown to a club or bar until the early morning hours. Usually there is a lot of drinking involved and many young people are experimenting their limits with alcohol at that age so it can tend to get messy. Res parties may also have themed nights, such as toga or ABC parties, for example.

If you're attending a house party, there can be a lot of people but I've never been to one where it's an over the top. Depending on the group of people there, it can be chill and laid back, or it can be loud and rowdy. Alcohol is usually bring your own, except in the event when a keg is the reason for a party, and I have found that you're more likely to see drugs (usually marijuana) present at house parties.

It truly does depend on the crowd of people attending the events and what sort of party it is. The majority of people do partake in drinking, however there are many people that do not (whether it's a personal choice or they're designated driver) and still enjoy going. If the party scene is something you're interested in experiencing, you should check it out to see if you enjoy it. Just be sure to be safe about it, and don't overdo it. Peer pressure can be present in parties, so know your limits, be confident with yourself and don't let anyone pressure you into doing something you don't want to do. If partying is not something you're really interested in checking out, don't feel weird about it. We all have different interests and priorities! There are many people who choose not to party and there are other ways to get out and socialize with other college students.

Hope this helped a bit. But again, every party varies. What is a normal college party where I live may be completely different elsewhere!

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Re: Partying - August 5th 2015, 03:28 PM

One more thing... I find with college parties in movies is that it is always hosted by the "popular kids" and it's so cliche with all the cliques and the kegs and the loud top-40 music blaring. My experience of partying is nothing like that. Yes, I am sure if you go to a kegger it'll be like that but keggers are their own special kind of party. Like I said, I liked the nerd parties where people chilled and ate chips and played cards against humanity, and that would make a super boring college party in a movie but it's wicked fun




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Re: Partying - August 5th 2015, 07:08 PM

It depends on the party in question. I've been to parties with more people than I can count and kegs and shots and blaring music etc. There are parties bigger than that that I've heard of at my school, however they usually get shut down by the cops pretty quickly. There's themed parties, costumes or toga. I've also been to parties that had less than 50 people all just drinking and talking, sometimes playing games. It just really depends on who the host of the party is and who they invite.



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Re: Partying - August 6th 2015, 04:33 AM

It depends on the type of party. The majority of parties I've been to in university have been at people's houses who live in farm land. Aka people who own property and that is away from other people's houses so we don't risk the cops showing up. :P There's usually beer pong and other drinking games as well as a bon fire if the weather allows for it. People bring their own alcohol but there is some kegs that are supplied and sometimes drugs as well

The amount of people attending depends on where and who's hosting it as well as how many people have heard about it. I've been to some where there has only been 50-ish people and some that have way more. If it is a special occasion (like Halloween or other holidays and at the start of the vacation) there is more people compared to a party on a weekend. At my university there isn't exactly "frat parties" but sometimes people will drink in the dorms or the restaurant on campus has theme nights where people drink.

It really depends on where you live because what one party may be like in one area...another may be completely different. If you are planning on going to one, make sure you go with some people and have a designated driver and know your limits in order to stay safe and not risk ending up in the hospital from alcohol poising.


   
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