It’s hard to believe we are starting week six of the fall semester already. Don’t remember much about this weekend? Get caught up on what you missed in case it was a little fuzzy.
PG weekend in Athens
The bricks played host to the parents in Athens this weekend, leaving leaving many parents with grinning faces, a hefty hangover and a better understanding of our hOUme.
Parents weekend is a change of pace in Athens. Students take their foot off the pedal for a few days and coast through a relaxing weekend alongside their loving guardians. Studious bobcats turned to insightful tour guides showing off our picturesque campus.
Some parents may have enjoyed the visit so much they even decided to enroll at Ohio University themselves.
— Rachel Hartwick (@rachel_hartwick) September 22, 2015
Court Street was beaming with activity this weekend. Freshly spoiled bobcats giddily walked along the bricks with shopping bags filled with new treasures in hand. The endless growling of stomachs subsided and bobcats everywhere welcomed the rare sensation of being full.
Unfortunately the time for leisure has past. It’s Monday, the parents short lived visit is over (probably in the nick of time, wouldn’t want to do anything too embarrassing for mom). It’s time to return to the class room and hit the books.
Blame Stephen’s for your favorite bar being crowded.
Unfortunately no alcohol will be sold until next Friday at noon. We fought the law and the law won. Pour some out for Stephen's. pic.twitter.com/ghNdaEo8dj
— Stephen's Bar (@Stephens_Bar) September 22, 2016
If you made your way uptown this weekend you might have noticed a serious influx of people at your favorite watering whole.
After a mix up with the authorities, Stephen’s was giving a citation for a violation of their liquor license the bar was unable to serve alcohol for the weekend.
Stephen’s is a fan favorite among many bobcats. Without being able to serve alcohol the entire bar “food chain” uptown was thrown out of whack.
Long lines outside of the bars were the least of your worries. The massive crowds packed into bars like Courtside Pizza were intimidating. The narrow space between the two halves of Courtside became a major choke point that was impassible at times. Many patrons experienced intense claustrophobia and simply just left.
Don’t fret though, Stephens will be back popping bottle this Friday at noon and the balance will be restored to the force.
Country Night Lights
If your parents didn’t stop by this weekend, you very well could have found yourself at the Country Night Lights music festival Friday and Saturday.
Your #CNL2016 set times are here! Take a look at when your favorite artists are performing ?
— Country Night Lights (@cntrynghtlghts) September 21, 2016
We are all familiar with #Fest, the annual music festival that closes out the spring fest season here in Athens. Traditionally #Fest caters to music fans more on the hip-hop and EDM spectrum, giving no love to country music fanatics.
To cure country music fans’ FOMO (fear of missing out), Prime Social Group created Country Night Lights festival last year.
The two day festival featured 13 artists, including headliners Jake Owen and Brett Eldredge.
— Country Night Lights (@cntrynghtlghts) September 25, 2016
Too much of the surprise of the concert goers, Country Night Lights was a hodgepodge of musical genres.
— The Post Culture (@ThePostCulture) September 26, 2016
Chris Lane performed several covers including chart topping hits by The Weekend, Justin Timberlake, NSYC and of course the Backstreet Boys. Frankie Ballard also changed it up. Ballard got in touch with his inner Elvis when he covered “Hound Dog” and “Heart Break Hotel.”
All and all Country Night Lights was a major success and will be circled on the calendar and penciled into the planners of many bobcats next fall semester.
The Browns did what they do best…lose
The Browns really took one on the chin this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
Going into the game there was nothing expected of the Browns, but really when is anything expected of the Browns other than another tally in the loss column? However, this week the Browns were starting their fifth starting quarterback in five games, the rookie Cody Kessler.
Too much of the surprise of the Browns faithful, their team had a serious chance to win this week. Thanks a well managed game by the rookie Kessler and a breakout performance by the former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Terrelle Pryor Sr.
The kid Terrell Pryor Sr. though ???
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) September 26, 2016
Pryor ate. He pulled in eight receptions for for 144 yards, along with four rushes for 21 yard and a rushing touchdown.
For once it wasn’t the Browns defense blowing coverage or giving up loads of costly penalties, and for once it wasn’t the offense puttering along at a snails pace that lost the game for the Browns. No this time it was special teams.
The blame has solely been placed on the shoulders of Cody Parkey, the Browns new kicker.
If I'm Cody Parkey, I'm not coming back to Cleveland, literally.
— Dawg Pound News (@DawgPoundNews) September 25, 2016
Yeezy taught us.
Many bobcats made the trip up 33 Sunday to Columbus for Kanye West’s stop on his awe inspiring Saint Pablo Tour.
The self proclaimed “voice of our generation,” Kanye West, took to the air Sunday night in the Schottenstein Center in front of a crowd of nearly 20,000.
The Saint Pablo Tour features a suspended stage that hovers above the crowd. The stage moves and tilts to different angels around the area giving each view angle equal face time.
The tour features no opening act. It was just Kanye and 31 of the most popular hip-hop songs of the last 12 years. Despite being an area show there was a strong sense of intimacy between Kanye and the crowd.
He even had a personal conversation with a girl by the name of Bristol.
“…specifically to the girl with the ‘in loving memory of’ with the Runaway tattoo right here,” Kanye said. “You literally brought tears to my eyes, sweetheart what’s your name?” he said.
— Chris Allmeid (@Chrisallmeid) September 18, 2016
The fans were not only there to hear Kanye rap, but also to hear one of his iconic stream-of-consciousness rants. Kanye preached the importance of artistic freedom, a need for self worth, optimism and to never stop dreaming.
Strong words coming from the hip-hop legend (21 Grammys), fashion designer and pop culture icon. It’s safe to say, we love Kanye like Kanye loves Kanye.