Picnic Day 2006

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Picnic Day 2006 occured on Saturday the 22nd. Overheard while walking toward campus, early afternoon, "When my roommate woke me up I was more excited than I was on Christmas morning!"

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jrt_race_gates.jpgLess hyped (but no less entertaining) than the Doxie Derby were the Jack Russell Terrier races.

jrt_race_off.jpg...and they're off! drummerdude.jpgAt Battle of the Bands, went on until 11:30 at night. flameon.jpgStanford brought a cool drum-pedal-activated torch

rockinout.jpgRockin' out

babyboomers.jpgThere were many people present at Battle of the Bands. Many. bigmanlittledog.jpg futureaggie.jpgFuture Aggie? Picnic Day is probably for them.

liquid_nitrogen_ice_cream.jpgLiquid Nitrogen ice cream. Delicious!

picnic_in_the_quad.JPGThe quad at 2PM or so. hamburger_buns.JPG

knights.jpgFighters of the SCA battle near the Art Building.

sweetest_bike_ever.jpgAnother awesome WhymCycle creation by bicycle mastermind Peter Wagner. art_becomes_playground.jpgArt, and playground.

magic.jpgPicnic Day magic.

blue_goo.jpgCornstarch and water: Is it a liquid or a solid? spokes.jpgThe Spokes perform on the MU patio.

face_painting.jpgFace painting was very popular.

bands_crowd.jpgPicnic Day Battle Of The Bands drew a huge crowd. Huge. (photo stitch)

The parade route, viewed from the O&M:Utilities truck in the parade

Parade_01.JPG Parade_02.JPGWhymCycles Parade_03.JPGOutdoor Adventures Parade_04.JPGAn Ostrich skeleton

Parade_05.JPGSciences Laboratory Buildings

Parade_06.JPGthe National Organization for Women Parade_07.JPG Parade_08.JPGGrandstands

Parade_09.JPGGrandstands

Parade_10.JPGAnnouncers Parade_11.JPG Parade_12.JPGThe Crew team

Parade_13.JPGThe Quad

Parade_14.JPGMotorcycle Officer Parade_15.JPG Parade_16.JPGSome of the entertainment wasn't in the parade

Parade_17.JPG Parade_18.JPG Parade_19.JPGenjoying the parade from on top of the Varsity Theater Parade_20.JPG

Parade_21.JPGthe Radio Flyer Car

Parade_22.JPG Parade_23.JPG Parade_24.JPG

Parade_25.JPG Parade_26.JPGThe Humboldt Lumberjacks

Outside Campus

Family friendly Picnic Day seems to stop at the edge of campus, with the blocks close to campus (3rd Street and 2nd Street in particular) going nuts with parties, live music, booze, and hundreds of people wandering the streets.

band_on_apartment_patio.jpgA band plays on an apartment patio on A Street. another_band_outside.jpgBarry "the Fish" Melton and his band rock out on 2nd Street. kdvs_dance_party_at_turtle_house.jpgPeople on the upper porch of the Turtle House. A KDVS dance party was also held in the basement, Glug played, and Mike Harrington was spotted in a mosh pit.

line_to_fast_and_easy.jpgThere was a line to get in to Fast and Easy Mart.officer-ly.jpgOfficer Ly hands out a ticket of some sort, possibly MIP, on University Ave.

Aftermath of the Downtown Block Party

aftermath_glass.jpg aftermath_lawn_table.jpg aftermath_muddy.jpg

aftermath_no_parking.jpg aftermath_nair.jpg aftermath_pong.jpg

aftermath_keg.jpg

Plans

(This should be reworked to say what happened/we all did)

Let's try and document this picnic day the best we can! If you are part of the Wiki and are participating please add your name and involvement:

See also: [WWW]Picnic Day 2006 Tag on Flickr

What did you do on Picnic Day?

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2006-04-25 01:35:06   I completely failed to take any pictures. I see however, that others did not have any difficulty. I was actually giving tours of the campus and Picnic Day events to my prospective-student friends. Too bad I'm not an official guide, I wasn't being paid! —TusharRawat


2006-04-25 11:34:17   I watched the Doxie Derby, and played in the Alumni Band-Uh. Woohoo! —MattNagel


2006-04-30 12:13:43   I watched the Doxie derby...all of it....for 4 hours. Sierra trumps all once again! —SydneySwartz


2006-05-01 18:37:11   Are you telling me that NO ONE got a picture of the Band-uh! alums moving the car off the parade route?! —AllisonEriksen

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