/Tello? Susan? Hey, what are you
doing tonight? Let's go to Dave&
Buster's. No, I haven't been there yet,
have you? Cool. I heard lots of cute
guys hang out there! Pick ya up at
seven, we'll do Bennigan's before we
go, 'kay? Allright, see ya, bye!"
That would've been a typical conversation for any Friday or Saturday
evening around here. The only thing
that might've changed was the gender
and actual locations of the people involved. Perhaps those involved had
already gone to Dave & Buster's, which
was a huge indoor playground for
those over twenty one, and decided to
go to one of the other night spots
favored by students.
There were many places for those
over twenty one to party, like Back
Alley, The Gingerman, and Valhalla's,
which featured $0.35 draft beers and
was located on theRice University
campus. But for those born after 1971,
the pickings were much slimmer.
Clockwise from the top: 1.Students who
attendedSigma Nu's Halloween Party thoght it was a
raging success. Some of the costumes seen there were
a nerd, a Christmas present, an Indian, a "homeboy",
David Duke, Mommie Dearest (Joan Crawford),
Winnie the Pooh, Lenny & Squiggy, Leopard Woman,
a male ballerina, Raggedy Ann & Andy, and Death
Incarnate. Photo by Gilbert Sifuentes.2. UH women
have great smiles, as evidenced by this party photo.
Photo by Hugh Tom Chin. 3. Everyone looked happy at
Sigma Chi's South of the Border party...or maybe it
was just the beer (notice orange beer coupons in
bottom left hand corner.)P/zoto by Hugh Tom Chin. 4.
Damian Smith (left) and Peter Brown were caught off
guard by the camera after Comedy Night in the
Cougar Den during Homecoming week. Photo by
One option was Number's, which
was practically a Houston tradition,
having lasted in the same location for
almost a decade. However, many students stayed away because the average Number's clientele was decidedly
left of center.
Another option was Rave, new to
the Houston scene, and available to
those nineteen and up (presumably to
discourage those still in high school).
Unfortunately, even though the club
was a huge success, it was bought out
by their competitors, D2R (Detour).
For those who liked clubs it became
nearly the only option if a fake ID was
not to be had.
On a good night there was aparty
just waiting to happen. Many sororities and fraternities held annual parties, like Sigma Chi's South of the Border party. The re-opening of U.B.U. on
campus was quite welcome. If nothing else, one grabbed a few freinds
and just hung out. -Angela Snyder