Ever wonder what happens if you get caught drinking underage at Reunions? Don’t be seen with a bright green wristband and a beer in your hand at the 5th. Security (did I finally give a P-Safe officer something to do?) was rude enough to interrupt my conversation with an alum by shining a flashlight first on my wristband and then on my beer. My first instinct was to try and hand him the beer. He must have been thirsty, working all night like that. He wasn’t interested, and told me to walk to the trash and pour it out. I would personally call that alcohol abuse, but he didn’t seem too concerned. After rambling something about privileges being taken away, he took my wrist and snapped off my $45 wristband. Next came the death march. He told me to walk towards the exit, in front of him, without telling me what he was doing. Was I going to be arrested? No. He then told the people at the gate to not let me back in (wasn’t that the point of taking off my wristband in the first place?). Luckily, I was almost done with my night anyways. Knowing people only attending reunions for one night has its advantages: a 21+ wristband without having to pay the $70 for a replacement. And don’t worry, I’ll be back out tonight.
Lesson of the story: wear long sleeves.