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    Freak Week

    That was the bast time of the year at good old ISU. Does anyone know if they still have it?


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    Re: Freak Week

    Never even heard of it, and for me, that's saying something. I can only find a couple of references to it, all from people's written memories of ISU in the 1970s.

    What/when was it?


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    Re: Freak Week

    Never heard of it... explain?



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    Re: Freak Week

    It was an all day concert at the Arb, the field north of Cap-Timm baseball field, with local bands. There were some vendors there. It was a beer drinking, frisbee throwing, hacky sackin,pot-smoking?(not me), good time. I have no idea who organized it, but it was a ton of fun.


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    Re: Freak Week

    Sounds like a bunch of Hippie stuff.


    ...I probably would have enjoyed it.



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    Re: Freak Week

    At least the hippie girls I saw there shaved their pits and their legs. So I guess they would be pseudo-hippie chicks?


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    Re: Freak Week

    it was still alive and a great time when I was there in 89-93.



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    Re: Freak Week

    I am pretty sure this hasn't happened for several years. I came to ISU as an undergrad in '98 and have never really heard anything about it.

    I did talk to one guy (don't remember his name) who was trying to orgranize something similar to this at People's. It turned into an all day concert of local bands. Pretty cool, but not quite the environment I think he was going for. My band got the shaft and we played 1st at like 10 in the morning. Needless to say the only people that were there were friends and family.

    Not that it wouldn't be cool now, but something like this wouldn't fly anymore with all the problems that have happened with VEISHA.


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    Re: Freak Week

    I attended a couple in the early 90's while at ISU.

    Good times.


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    Re: Freak Week

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    I attended a couple in the early 90's while at ISU.

    Good times.
    Me too. Back then we were called Granolas not Hippies



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    Re: Freak Week

    I was there from 99 - 03 and never heard of it.


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    Re: Freak Week

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    I attended a couple in the early 90's while at ISU.

    Good times.
    This is what I am talking about. I might have vomited on your shoes! Not from being totally wasted, just the occasional maintenance puke.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbahotep View Post
    This is what I am talking about. I might have vomited on your shoes! Not from being totally wasted, just the occasional maintenance puke.

    I wouldn't have noticed!


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    Re: Freak Week

    Ah, yes.... Freak Week. Now, what do I think about that.... let's see....





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    Re: Freak Week

    I think Freak Week originated in '76 or '77. I'm pretty sure it was sandwiched between Greek Week and Veisha. That was a long time ago so it's hard to remember the details outside of the fact that it started as an all day free concert in the arboretum aimed at those not associated with the Greek system and not living in the residence halls.



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