Anyone care to share any VEISHEA Memories?

Discussion in 'CF Archive Bin' started by Cydar, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. Cydar

    Cydar Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    It seems like an appropriate topic for the weekend.

    Do you have a memorable experience from VEISHEA (great, bad, embarrassing, or drunken)?
  2. A-town Cy

    A-town Cy Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2006
  3. frontrangeclone

    frontrangeclone Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    professional student
    Cache Valley
    does urinating in Martin Jischke's lawn count?
  4. Cydar

    Cydar Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    If you find it a memorable moment, then yes. :rofl8yi:
  5. clonehenge

    clonehenge Active Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Grain Bin buddies' front lawn parties at their house on Welch right next to the Grain Bins (where we got a riot cop to pose with us for a picture) '92 joining a group of what we thought were just fun-loving revelers marching down Welch Ave and having that group grow exponentially the further we went and finally turning into a riot when it hit a wall of cops at Lincoln Way...and then getting tear gassed...good times...
  6. cmoore_23

    cmoore_23 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    national guard
    Ankeny, IA
    no good ones right now, after tonite maybe :yes4lo:
  7. Cyfan322

    Cyfan322 Member

    Mar 31, 2006
    Last year during the canoe race on Lake LaVerne with about 20 feet to go our boat tipped over. It was so cold in the water that I lost my breath for a few seconds. It was fun though.
  8. flander1649

    flander1649 Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    Kansas City
    I have a lot of good memories already had this done for something else

    1. Running through the tear gas on Welch Ave.
    2. Locking the PI Phi’s in the shed because they were drunk and we were giving tours of the floats to kids.
    3. Honnette cutting through his hand with a plasma cutter
    4. Almost getting ran over by the VEISHEA float because I was too drunk
    5. Waking up the entire campus with bag pipes walking the float to staging
    6. Sending girls to go get the Blue board bender
    7. Sending Tom to get the rebar stretcher
    8. The Keg we finished over Spring break working on the float
    9. getting **** out of first place by the Delta sigs even though we won all the other awards
    10. Getting really drunk at Welch Ave after loosing to the Delta Sigs
    11. Harmon strapping a monkey to his croch
    12. Burning the float
    13. roof testing all the characters from the float
    14. My 21st birthday when I puked on the bar at Paddy’s
    15. My cousin Steven setting fire to the boat
    16. the Pi Phi’s covering the inside of the float with porn
    17. Macdon pissing himself while walking in the parade
    18. Ford almost taking out a group of kids on the parade route
    19. Staying up from 8 in the morning on Thursday until after the parade on Saturday
    20. Bartending the Saturday after the parade all loopy from no sleep
    21. Sending girls to get the wood welder
    22. getting in paint fights
    23. the bottles of BV lined up in the shed
    24. Drendel going after some douche bags with a bat
    25. funnel cakes
    26. Grey spilling a full can of paint all over the road in front of the Armory
    27. Getting the Roller coster on our float to work and the Judges not believing it
    28. Starting the barn on fire again
    29. Setting myself on fire while I was welding
    30. bouncing cars out of the way so we could move our float
    31. drinking in the VEISHEA float
    32. holding a moose head up the entire way to staging
    33. Borrowing rebar from a construction sight
    34. Falling asleep in the float one night
    35. sleeping thru the parade my sophomore year
    36. trips to Wal-mart at 4 in the morning
    37. being at Lowe’s so much people thought I worked there
    38. boarding potter into his cold air because he wouldn’t help with VEISHEA
    39. unplugging the cable to the house so people couldn’t watch TV
    40. Giving tours to the kids drunk
    41. giving the kids on the tour pieces of foam to hit on of the VEISHEA aids with
    42. Curtis painting Boo Boo’s white wall tires green
    43. Kaylor coming over to bum a beer to get away from his wife and kids
    44. EJ falling off the Barn
    45. MacDon pissing himself in the parade again
    46. Beta clowns
    47. making 50 stuffed monkey’s people said we bought at home depot
    48. Kish, Mulvihill , Betsy, Ann, Katie Allen, Gretchen
    49. Passing out at Dinner after the parade with my parents and grandma
    50. Not killing myself while doing VEISHEA

  9. ncclone

    ncclone Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    Not a good one - being on VEISHEA Executive Board the year of the murder.............Many sleepless nights helping run VEISHEA. It still was alot of FUN!
  10. C.John

    C.John Optimistically Optimistic
    Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Cubicle Dweller
    The sting of tear gas...
    Cherry Pies...
    The parade...
    The look in her eyes...
  11. Nedrick

    Nedrick Active Member

    Mar 21, 2006
    Graphic Designer
    Carroll, IA
    I was there too. Marched all the way to the president's house til someone broke a window and by the time we got back to Welch, there was a sea of people. The funny thing about the police and the tear gas was there was a strong wind blowing up Welch that night, so if you could duck into an alley or driveway, the gas floated right by... no tears for me!:wink0st:
  12. At the last riot I had no idea what was going on because I was down in Lumpy's. We turn the corner and are walking up the street completely oblvious to everything when we see a line of cops in front of us. One of them is yelling at us and we naively try to explain that we just live up the street and are trying to go home when he unleashes the mace on us. Umm, ok, I guess this might be a little more serious than we thought.

    After we circled them we were standing around with 99% of the rest of the crowd watching to see what the police were going to do when they started marching towards us. Everyone started walking away when I see a cop run up and hit the guy next to me, who was also walking away from them, in the legs with his billy club. It was completely ridiculous and completely unnecessary (the rioting and the police reaction to the rest of the people who were just curious what was goign on).

    It sucked because my freshman year it was the second "Dry VEISHEA" and everyone was really down on it and that ('04) was the first one of my four years that was actually a lot of fun and had a lot of student involvement. I went up for last year's and felt everyone (planners, police, students) did a great job of having a good time without going too far.
  13. Cybone

    Cybone Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Systems Enginerd
    Austin, TX
    Friend and I grabbed some video equipment and stole a golf cart. We started going around campus town claiming to be from Girls Gone Wild.
  14. minnclone99

    minnclone99 Member

    Nov 22, 2006
    Sitting on the hay rack that was our half assed non-trad float in the front lawn on Ash drinking beer in the sunshine from about 10 AM till dark.

    Getting my camera stolen by some out of towner.

    Listening to Bob Dylan Hurricane about 1000x and loving it.
  15. Cyclone62

    Cyclone62 Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2007
    Did it work?
  16. clonehenge

    clonehenge Active Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Yeah the wind made it worse further up Welch...after the initial blast we went back to the house to get cameras and we tried to go back to get pictures and I could only get as far as the QT before my eyes started burning and I couldn't go any buddy went on and got some good pictures of the destruction at the corner of Welch and Lincoln Way...
  17. thakeepa14

    thakeepa14 Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    St. Paul, MN
    I must say last years celebration was absolutely awesome....The committee did a fantastic job, especially with the changes in late night festivities, giant stadium lights and bands/vendors drawing people from campustown to central campus. Veishea has always been (and will continue to be) enjoyed a little more by putting at least a couple down, but at least things are changing so that it's not just about drinking. To anyone who missed last years events or were scared away considering the year before, I recommend heading back. I will unfortunately however, as Bill Murray so eloquently put it, "be unavoidably detained" in MN.
  18. A liberal

    A liberal Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    This is my first Veishea....I just hope I don't get arrested.
  19. jtd9046

    jtd9046 Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    Sitting on cushioned furniture in the front yard (illegal), beer in hand, watching cops in riot gear chase underage students past the front of our house. This went on for a couple hours and was quite entertaining.
  20. Cyclone62

    Cyclone62 Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2007
    I agree. From what I've heard, VEISHEA now, is nothing but a shell of what it was with the drinking emphasis. Granted, that will always be here, but since everything is focused on campus, it emphasizes the unity and celebration of ISU as a university and community more than if they were placed next to the bars. Come on up folks! It's gonna be a ball! Also, this year's VEISHEA kicks off ISU's 150th birthday!

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