PalmerFest 2009 "riots?"

Well, sometimes this stuff happens when you mix alcohol and matches. The peaceful PalmerFest of years past got a little out of control last night. Setting fires is one thing, but it is egregious that stupid fucks would throw bottles at the firefighters.

I will suggest that when this kind of shit does happen, it is usually because of people from out of town who don't give a shit. 70% of arrests in Athens during the annual Halloween party are guests of student from out of town. But that is no excuse. I don't know the whole story, but I assume that PalmerFest will look a lot different next year.


Photos from the rough parts of the night by Andrew Spear The aftermath.

Article from The Post.


Anonymous said...

I think they should sue whomever is responsible for starting this thing.


P.S. Seriously, that blows.

Anonymous said...

I hear that the whole thing was started when a few people became upset after they had purchased hamburgers from two individuals behind 23 Palmer. They bit into the hamburgers and realized the content was 25% burger and 75% saltine cracker.
Charles Ping

Anonymous said...

Absolutely ridiculous! I remember the good ole days of Palmerfest - we were such good kids then -drinking on the rooftops, drinking on the lawn, drinking on the porch, drinking 40s, crashing on someone's floor. It was all so peaceful and happy.

Andrew Spear said...

Thanks for linking to my blog and not republishing my images.

I really appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Even though he was one of the beginning legends at Palmerfest he is still a responsible member of our social community. Kudos to you Juan! Kudos!