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Remember the beer bashes on the Y beach in the 70's?

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Posted: May 6, 2018 8:27 AM
 

Can't remember what they were called, but they'd have 30 or so kegs daisy chained together. You paid like 5 bucks for all you could drink and brought your own milk jugs to fill with beer. They hauled in a flat bed trailer and bluegrass bands played all afternoon. That was the first time I ever saw the Zassof Boys.

After the beer bash there was a dance in the Y barn - the Bengal Ball.

Good times. Good times.

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Posted: May 6, 2018 8:36 AM
 

There were a few events with a similar vibe but far smaller scope when I arrived freshman year in '87 but nothing like you describe.

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Posted: May 7, 2018 4:13 AM
 

Bengal Ball! And they were awesome !

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Posted: May 6, 2018 8:40 AM
 

Oh yes. Great music and lots of suds. You could easily identify those of us on Monday with our burnt skin and grins!

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Posted: May 6, 2018 8:48 AM
 

Yep, it was held in late April toward the end of the school year and was usually our first time out in the sun.

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The whole event was called the Bengal Ball

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Posted: May 6, 2018 8:46 AM
 
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I still have a couple of t-shirts from the early 80's. By then the technology had advanced to refrigerator trucks with taps on the side.

Raising the drinking age killed this and the Friday beer gardens they would have at East Bank.



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Re: The whole event was called the Bengal Ball

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Posted: May 6, 2018 9:11 AM
 

Yes and they had some pretty good bands also.

Ah the good ole days!

Remember the Red Carpet before it was TTT?


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Posted: May 6, 2018 11:37 AM
 

#### Childs Guitar Army!!!!!!!! Those guys could play.

Loved Bengal Ball. I had friends come from all over come stay with me in Johnstone that weekend every year. Cured me from drinking draft beer. I still have some of the souvenir cups. Good Times.


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Posted: May 6, 2018 11:42 AM
 

#### Childs Guitar Army!!!!!!!! Those guys could play.

Loved Bengal Ball. I had friends from all over come stay with me in Johnstone that weekend every year. Cured me from drinking draft beer. I still have some of the souvenir cups. Good Times.

("Richard" Childs}


I remember happy hour at

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Posted: May 6, 2018 1:43 PM
 

Red Carpet vaguely. And downtown movie theater. Brown 25. lol.

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Posted: May 6, 2018 4:43 PM
 

4paws81 said:

Yes and they had some pretty good bands also.

Ah the good ole days!

Remember the Red Carpet before it was TTT?


I bet I heard Bennie and the Jets played a hundred times in the Red Carpet. Great times! Remember the gogo dancer cages?


Happy Hour at the Red Carpet Lounge.

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Posted: May 7, 2018 10:35 AM
 

And Rene Pierre foosball tables. More good times.

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I went from 78-82. Remember that girl in the photo.

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Posted: May 6, 2018 9:30 AM
 

I was in love from afar.

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I think the last one was '83


Posted: May 7, 2018 10:25 AM
 

My freshman year. I hazily remember that day.

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Posted: May 6, 2018 10:49 AM
 

Hey, that's a pic of someone's grandma.


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Posted: May 6, 2018 2:04 PM
 

Just a question about this picture, what is that?

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Re: The whole event was called the Bengal Ball


Posted: May 6, 2018 2:49 PM
 

hanging stone ??


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Posted: May 7, 2018 1:48 PM
 

I actually dated the girl in the 3rd picture once. She was very popular back then.

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Posted: Oct 8, 2018 12:30 AM
 

do you remember the girls name in the white bikini top ? She looks so familar....i went to Clemson from 79-83...Thanks


Re: Remember the beer bashes on the Y beach in the 70's?

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Posted: May 6, 2018 9:20 AM
 

Bengal Ball was organized by GDI. It was a fantastic party at Y beach in the spring. Bands, beer, and bikinis!


Re: Remember the beer bashes on the Y beach in the 70's?

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Posted: May 6, 2018 2:18 PM
 

GDI is a term I have not heard in a long time. LOL


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Posted: Oct 8, 2018 6:06 PM
 

It was generally the same day as Greek Day.


Re: Oh, Yeah

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Posted: May 6, 2018 9:42 AM
 

And similar event at Hanover House in fall. That was when it was located across from Lever.
Draft Budweiser. Great hangover!

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Posted: May 6, 2018 10:13 AM
 

Worked at East Bank (now the rowing facility) in the early/mid-80's when they would pull the beer truck up, slap on the taps and called it a beer garden.

Ahh ... the good ole days!


Yeah, I remember well going to the Y Beach back then......

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Posted: May 6, 2018 12:10 PM
 

when I was in school - then later they built the beach across the lake from it and the Y Beach seems to not be used much anymore if I remember right.


Yep, I was a freshman in 78...

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Posted: May 6, 2018 2:43 PM
 

...about 30 friends from high school came up and we all went to Bengal Ball. I put up about 10 of them in my apartment. (That year Clemson accepted more freshman than they had housing so kids were staying in Littlejohn and all over the place. I had to get an apartment.)

I think the ones going to USuC were jealous of the Clemson experience.

Good times!

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Yep, I was flirting with a cutie in a bikini on the beach in


Posted: May 7, 2018 7:06 AM
 

1980 who was not yet a Clemson student, but she said her brother played football for Clemson. I asked who he was and she said Danny Triplett!! I said nice to meet you and went on my way!! : )

Tons of fun at Y beach!!


I imagine they were a lot more fun than the Beer bashers


Posted: May 7, 2018 10:36 AM
 

on TNet these days.


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Posted: May 7, 2018 11:35 AM
 

At some of the beer gardens WSBF would play the tunes.

They set up a Bud truck near Schilletter one afternoon.

Food fight ensued in the dining hall as the spoons clanged against the glasses.

Great times and fun - About $5 would get you all the beer you could drink. :)


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Posted: May 7, 2018 11:35 AM
 

I was in middle school.


Mission Mountain Wood Band


Posted: May 7, 2018 12:34 PM
 

One band that played there at least 2 years in mid-70's that I remember was the Mission Mountain Wood Band from Montana. While at Yellowstone about 10 years ago, I was at little town in Montana adjacent to Yellowstone. My family was in a bar/restaurant that had a great jukebox, and they had a song on it by the Mission Mountain Wood Band. I asked the owner what became of that band, and as it turned out, two of them died in a plane crash in the early 80's.

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Posted: May 7, 2018 1:13 PM
 

I remember seeing them! I also saw the Zassoff Boys several years later in a bar in my home town of Newberry. Sadly, the founder and his son, Bill & Jerry Haney, have both passed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwDEmlS2Xhk

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Posted: May 7, 2018 1:16 PM
 

And not to leave out Mission Mountain....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKOnEyPjMlU

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I've been to them, but I can't say that I remember them...


Posted: May 7, 2018 1:43 PM
 

...if you know what I mean. :)

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Re: I've been to them, but I can't say that I remember them...

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Posted: Oct 8, 2018 7:39 AM
 

I remember seeing Pure Prairie League in 1983. A friend of mine would meet his future wife on that day.


Some of them were called Young Republican Rallies.


Posted: Oct 8, 2018 6:11 PM
 

TRUTH.

One of them (at least) actually had Doug Clark and the HotNuts as performers. This of course was back in the day when ye olde legal drinking age was 18. Strange how the drinking age went up, but the voting age stayed the same.

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Posted: Oct 8, 2018 8:02 PM
 

Sho nuff...per Doug..."get your hot nuts...".
I was there too.
Great parties in the "barn"!!!
Special times!!


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