We here at Weekly World Central do our best to keep you updated on all the comings and goings around Tucson, whether it be in regards to politics, sports, arts and culture ... or wild, raging college parties.
A little more than a year after first making a name for themselves by chronicling one of Tucson's largest and craziest student parties, our friends at Blacked Out Media are at it again. And they promise this one will be the biggest (but also safest) soiree yet.
Blacked Out Media reps say the upcoming Spring Break After-Party on Friday, March 28 at student complex Stone Avenue Standard will be "even bigger" than the infamous Aussie Party and its short-run follow-up event, Friday the 15th.
For those who don't remember — shame on you! — the Aussie Party on Jan. 26, 2013 turned the courtyard of Stone Avenue Standard into a mosh pit of booze, DJs, sweaty young adults and minimal clothing ... exactly what any college kid could want from a party. That is, until someone decided to pull a gun and start firing shots into the air out in the parking lot.
Blacked Out Media, a startup media company put together by some UA students with the slogan "we film what you won't remember," filmed the event and saw highlights from it go viral on YouTube.
Feeding off the buzz from that event, Blacked Out was involved in the promotion and filming of what promised to be an even bigger throwdown, Friday the 15th. It was set for the Seasons, another student complex further north of campus.
More than 2,000 people RSVP'd for the gathering on Facebook, but whether that many people got inside is unknown because Seasons management and Tucson Fire officials locked the gates to keep it from getting too crowded. That just prompted people to start climbing over the fences to get in, and the party was shut down not long after midnight.
Emails sent to us from Blacked Out Media promise this will be a much safer party, though no less wild. Adequate security has been hired (not to mention plenty of entertainment, including strippers, and some acts are being flown in for the event) and they say discussions have been held with both the Tucson police and fire departments.
That's probably a good thing since Stone Avenue Standard was red-tagged after the Aussie Party.
Here's hoping we don't have to write about the aftermath of this one ... other than to throw a "sweet party, bro!" up on Blacked Out Media's Facebook Page.