We all know that the music at any Fraternal gathering is absolutely essential to a good time, and few moments are as memorable as the post-bar crawl sing-a-long. While the early hours of a night may typically consist of your typical “bitches-and-hoes” type rap songs, as time wears on, and the average blood alcohol content reaches double digits, a subtle change occurs beneath the Frat Castle or bar roof.
After a brief moment of silence whilst fiddling with the Ipod or Jukebox (“Bro, I got this, just let me pick one song.”) the tune begins and what occurs next is something one must see to truly comprehend.
It could be nearly anything from “Proud to be an American,” to “Wagon Wheel,” or even the annoyingly long “American Pie,” but as soon as the speakers chime with that intro guitar riff, a mystical silence takes over the occupants of the room until the lyrics begin.
It doesn’t really matter if you know all the words, because chances are most of your peers don’t either. In that illustrious moment, the only thing that matters is raising a triumphant fist in the air, and singing as enthusiastically as a coked up 80’s hair band. Standing on chairs, tables, or even the bar during the chorus is not only possible, but encouraged. You might sound terrible, but you sir are a fraternal man, so why the fuck do you care?
Obviously this is no American Idol, and I doubt Simon Cowell in all his V-neck Euro glory could handle a real night of Fraternal insanity anyways. It is a proven scientific fact after all that alcohol makes everyone sing better, and this is a truth that should be exploited.
Fraternity men don’t hold back for anything, and a late night classic melody is no exception. And if some asshole at the bar decides to pull the “Who sings this song? Let’s keep it that way” stunt I encourage you to rip the puka shell necklace off his geed-tastic little throat.
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