First Year Expectations: Sendoff

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You’ve been pounding water all day. You have a plan of how to get from your 11:10 class to the real action fast. You finished your work so you could start drinking early afternoon, at the latest. You’re probably going to not remember 7:30 on because you’re still a dumb freshman. That’s right: it’s Sendoff time. We asked our lowly little first years what they expected from Sendoff, and here they are for your viewing pleasure.

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Where was it said: Sendoff or In Bed?

As the weekend of Sendoff 2017 fades into the distant, boozy past, it’s important to reflect on all that went down. It rained like nobody’s business, Brasstracks told us that they were from New York City close to eleven times, and by 8:30 pm, everyone was scrambling for their next destination. We indulged in a sweet spread provided by AVI, and Kenyon students chose to forgo their disappointment with Earl Sweatshirt and his “illness” to embrace Bas with open, moist arms. No matter your experience this weekend, there is one question you cannot avoid asking: where was it said? Sendoff or in bed?

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The Monday Catchup

It was a long wait, but Earl Poloshirt finally headlined his own show in Gambier this weekend.  The Odd Future member was initially set to perform at Kenyon College back in February, around when he released his sophomore studio album: I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside.  Tickets quickly sold out, and were even selling on secondary markets like Stubhub and Kenyon Thrift for more than quadruple the price. Earl Buttondown unfortunately fell sick on tour, and had to postpone his show until now. Due to the high demand to see Earl Scubasuit perform, the venue was switched from South Quad to the larger Peirce Lawn, with original South Quad tickets being honored and a new batch of tickets selling out.

This would be my first time seeing Earl Greytea perform, and he has a solid body of work to pull off headlining a set. Two studio albums worth of music provided a steady hour and a half of background music for my love making session with a basket of Krazy Kurly fries.

I went to bed at 9:30pm. How was your weekend?

“I peed right in the middle of a hallway. I know I should say that to you….or anyone.”

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First Years React: Sendoff Expectations

Sendoff is today and first years are abuzz with anticipation. We’ve graduated from our first stage of uncertainty, (click here) and now that we know what sendoff is, we have expectations.

I think it’ll be a lot like the bands that play in Peirce sometimes, but everyone will be drunk and it’ll probably rain. -Sarah Hoffmann

I have zero to low expectations for sendoff. I mean, always set your expectations low in order to maximize unexpected fun right? Anyway, the one preconceived notion that I do have, is that sendoff is one big, drunken picnic of liberal arts burnouts who are reenacting the lyrics of the Kinks song “Sunny Afternoon.” Seriously, if I’m not “sitting here sippin’ on my ice cold beer, lazying on a sunny afternoon in the summertime” then I will be truly shocked, “Cause I love to live so pleasantly, Live this life of luxury.” As far as the evening wilding, I expect Earl Sweatshirt to make me say “Toto, I don’t think were in Gambier anymore,” but then again, it might just feel like the Horn but more outside. -Jane Zisman
Sendoff is the only all-campus event that I haven’t really heard upperclassmen talk shit about. So that’s honestly kind of scary. I just hope it’s not too chilly. -Annie Blackman

Honor Your Grandma at Sendoff and Memorize These Earl Sweatshirt Lyrics Before it’s Too Late

Honor Your Grandma at Sendoff and Memorize These Earl Sweatshirt Lyrics Before it’s Too Late

Sendoff! Tomorrow! Earl Sweatshirt is coming to town, and while we’re all ready to Get Down to Some Sick Beats and Rhymes, everyone knows his lyrics can get pretty sad. But don’t worry, Kenyon. In moments of musically evoked emotional vulnerability, you can get productive. Instead of tearing up when Earl spits fire about missing his grandmother, keep that game face on, and honor yours. Memorize the following lyrics to scream tomorrow with your grandma in mind:

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