During the first few days of your Georgetown experience, you will undoubtedly hear of a very “unique” tradition we have. You will hear of Club Lau, perhaps from an upperclassman friend, perhaps from a sign in the library, or even from an equally confused fellow freshman.
What is Club Lau? Where is it? How do I get in? What’s it like?
You ask, and 4E has answers. If you want to do this Georgetown tradition right (note: this is a survival guide for a reason), listen up…
Every year, on one fateful night early in the schoolyear, our very own Lauinger Library turns into a sweaty dance moshpit. From the outside, you can’t see anything. That’s because the temperature inside rivals a sauna and the windows are completely fogged up.
Everyone waits in a seemingly never-ending line for the chance to grace the Lau 3 dance floor, see all of their friends make fools of themselves, and relive past memories.
A DJ will play an aggressive set to pump up those in attendance, including:
- You. The confused freshman who just showed up because everyone else said they were going. You didn’t want to miss out on the fun.
- The senior crying upon realization this is his/her last Club Lau. You know what they say: 50 percent of Hoyas marry other Hoyas. If you haven’t found a spouse by senior year, this is basically your last opportunity to do so.
- The valedictorian who came to check out a book. Not even the deafening music can keep this student from his/her books. Wouldn’t be caught dead on the dance floor.
- The “GERMS’ed” record holder. If there’s one place someone is likely to need medical attention, it’s definitely here.
- Confused library staff. They’ll have to look up the meaning of the words “lit” and “ratchet” online if all of the dictionaries are checked out. There isn’t anything they can’t find in Georgetown’s Dictionary, though.
What you should expect:
- Losing your GoCard.
- Never being able to look at your roommate the same way afterwards.
- A constant smell of body odor/bodily fluids.
- Learning new things about people you may or may not have wanted to know.
- DFMOs (Dance Floor Makeouts).
- A damn good time.
Now that you’re up to date, you’ll be able to survive Club Lau 2017. It’s on September 2nd from 10 PM to 2 AM, if you didn’t already know. See you there!
Photos/GIFs: Karen Bu (COL ’16), giphy.com, playbuzz.com
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