Friday, December 30, 2011

Consider this pt. 3...

Last year, I was a jerk about bringing extra mallets into the Skatium. In theory, it was a great way to keep people from using multiple mallets as multiple place holders in multiple next game piles. In reality, it limited our ability to have special games/grudge matches because pulling your single mallet out of the rack of next game piles was an unsettling game of "find the needle in the pile of needles."

This year, we encourage everyone to bring an extra mallet or two because we intend on having entertaining grudge matches at random points throughout the 24-hour extravaganza (state vs. vs. city...dream team vs. dream team...etc.).

This liberal attitude towards multiple mallets does not mean that we are going soft on anyone we catch with more than one mallet in the next game piles. Anyone caught stacking mallets will be booted out of the Skatium and left to fend for themselves on the mean streets of Saint Louis.
Good luck.

PS. The RiverFrontTimes sucks.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Consider this pt. 2...

While almost anything goes within the walls of the Saint Louis Skatium, a couple of the Missouri laws that seem to exist simply to limit fun still have to be followed...Or the Skatium staff has to give the appearance that laws are being followed.

What I am trying to get at is the fact that around 1AM, the Skatium has to pretend to stop serving alcoholic beverages for a couple hours. Now, before you start throwing a tantrum, please note that this has happened the past two years. Technically, no alcohol is supposed to be distributed after 1AM, but as most of you know, that didn't stop beer from quietly exchanging hands at the bar.

What I recommend you do if you want to continue ingesting beer throughout the night is consider bringing a case of beer or two with you to the Skatium. This will help your desire to drink for two reasons:

A). The "stop serving at 1AM" rule won't interrupt your fun if you have your own stash.
B). While PBR is donating beer and we are trying to secure more free beer from other beer makers, last year's crowd inhaled two kegs in a few measly hours. We may run out of free beer, and while we will be happy to make a beer run if necessary, I encourage you to prepare yourself for the event that we run low on beer at some point during our 24-hour party.

Now you know.

I hope all of you are getting excited. This Lock-In, like every Lock-In, is going to be a damn good time.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Consider this pt. 1...

Throughout the past two polo parties that we have hosted, people have requested that we play a certain song or playlist for them at some point during the party. While we happily support anything that helps you party harder, juggling 20 iPods and iPhones is a hassle and a big responsibility. So to make everything easier for all of us, we are encouraging you all to do something special.

Participation is optional, but if you are so inclined, create an awesome playlist, burn it onto a CD, and bring it with you to the Lock-In.

Make sure you give your mixed CD a title that will grab our attention. Also include a description that will give us a hint as to what is on the CD or the appropriate time at which it should be played during our 24-hour party.

We will randomly pick CDs to play throughout the night when our DJs need a break.