LOUIS’ PUB — A potentially raucous clash over a double-booked event at the University of Saskatchewan’s campus watering hole was resolved quietly after groups realized they were too freaked out to talk to each other.
On the evening of April 24, a fundraiser for the U of S Kinesiology Students’ Society coincided with a local band’s tour kickoff. Louis’ organizers defend the mix-up as a result of similar event titles, ‘Muscle Milk Monday’ being the name of both the opening band and the KiSS event.
Tensions mounted among eventgoers well after the first slated band’s set, as the crowd was composed only of kinesiology students until the “cool threshold” had passed and it was deemed socially acceptable for concert attendees to actually show up.
“I don’t know, there were just a bunch of dudes standing around with Sanuks on,” one student replied, when asked what the atmosphere was like upon his arrival.
“All of the sudden there was, like, a lot of jean jackets,” commented another.
Disputes went no further than awkward glances, despite the bar staff’s worries that each respective group’s visible anger would amount to physical violence.
“They were all talking to their friends, and it was getting really heated. Then they’d look over their shoulders at the people they were talking about and hush right down,” said Tasha Smith, a server working on the night of the event.
Both events ran smoothly, otherwise, and saw successful turnouts. The night’s earnings were divided evenly between both groups.