Lots of houses host “House Parties,” which are themed dance parties that take place in the house’s common room. Some of these are more famous than others. Dewey’s “Masquerade” happened on Friday night, and my own house (definitely not known for its crazy parties) hosted “SLOWtell” on Saturday (sloth decor), with a couple of student DJs playing slowed-down songs.
The houses with the biggest reputations as “party houses” are generally the ones that face Commons Lawn - Canfield, Dewey, Kilpat(rick) - because they are among the houses that don’t have set quiet hours and tend to be the loudest on weekend nights.
Here’s a sample of what parties at Bennington don’t look like:
- David ‘13
I just found this catalog written called “Students on Bennington” that students in the seventies made for admissions. I was amazed to find this titillating piece by The Omnivore’s Dilemma author Michael Pollan of the class of 1977. What a crazy place this was.
George catered Coffee Hour last night, and, in typical fashion, really outdid himself. He served four kinds of cheese, bagels, Wheat-Thins, Triscuits, sardines, funny hors d’ourvres of tomato and cheese welded to saltines, tuna salad with far too many onions, and Almaden California Red Burgundy (an unfortunate staple at Dewey House).