Rarely do you hear us talking about drunken mischief at Chapman that doesn't involve students running around in their underwear. But last Saturday's packed GLOWbal event sponsored by a university charity and Chapman Radio inside the Harold Hutton Sports Center grabbed plenty of attention when the massive party of over 1,000 attendees ended with several students hospitalized for alcohol intoxication along a handful of alcohol violations involving underage Panthers.
Recently, a video of last weekend's glow-in-the-dark bacchanal was thrown on YouTube, chronicling the rave-like atmosphere (and yes–a few people in their underwear). See it after the jump.
Chapman's Invisible Children club hosted GLOWbal with the
university's radio station to raise money for the children of Central
East Africa, including scholarships rehab centers for child soldiers–a
noble effort to be sure. Their plan was to throw an EDM party with local
DJs where throngs of students dressed in white and neon could come to
dance and swap kandi bracelets, cell phone numbers, and saliva for a
good cause. Charging $10 pre-sale and $15 general admission, they'd raised
$13,000 dollars for Invisible Children, far surpassing their goal of
$3,000. But although Chapman managed to keep most of the half-nakedness
indoors for a change, it didn't take long before things got a little out
Orange County Fire Department was called in and
several students were promptly taken to the hospital due to high levels
of intoxication. Public Safety Sgt. Bill Herrin says as many as four
cases of alcohol violations occurred by 10:30 p.m., a higher number than last year's event, according to a story
in the Panther. With 1,200 tickets sold, it's obvious Chapman students
were successful in helping Invisible Children financially, but it's
probably not the best PR look for the charity, don't you agree? If you were there, give
us your insight about how things went down last weekend.