Friday, October 12, 2012

#38: Kegs and Eggs, Enough Said

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Imagine a magical college town where the bars open with the rising of the sun and close in the wee hours of the morning. The streets are flooded with current students having a good time, and alumni thirsty for one more taste of the college life. As burritos fall from the sky, these weekend warriors finish their shuffles and head to a friend’s house for “Kegs and Eggs” before hitting the town once more.

While it may not rain Big Mamma’s burritos, which is probably good for safety reasons,  Homecoming in Athens isn’t far from this fairytale weekend. Complete with a parade, football game, and great bar deals, it’s one of the few times a year that it’s socially acceptable for those Bobcats now living in the “real world” to be publically intoxicated for two days straight. The unofficially annual “Kegs and Eggs,” held the Saturday morning of the Homecoming football game, is the icing on the cake, rather, the foam at the top of the pint glass.

Drunk, or Athens?

Few things can lure college students out of bed while the sun is still rising, especially on a weekend, but the obscure combination of beer and breakfast staples seems to do the trick. After all, you can’t go to the bars sober. And when they open at 7 a.m., what’s a Bobcat to do?

The positives of Kegs and Eggs are undeniable. If the breakfast festivities begin right after the bars close, then the need for sleep becomes a nonissue. Paired with a plate of greasy scrambled eggs, you can keep drinking for hours without worrying about a hangover. But when it comes down to Drunk or Athens, “Kegs and Eggs” is nothing more than a beer with breakfast.  What’s more drunk than that?

Happy Homecoming Athens, and stay DRUNK “Better Than the Best Ever.”

Written by: Kerry Crump

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