Welcome to the 7th Annual Casual Extravaganza!
We have arrived. You made it. After a smattering of soaring delusion (Wisconsin! Syracuse! Xavier!) and mind-numbing Hoya cynicism (pretty much every other game!) that has threatened to suck the life out of the remaining vestiges of the fanbase, we are all set to say peace out to our beloved seniors and hopefully hang onto the remaining glimmer of hope that might salvage Georgetown's season. Welcome all, to THE 7th ANNUAL CASUAL EXTRAVAGANZA!!!
This Saturday, February 27th, your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown will battle the Bulldogs of Butler. Once the dust settles (and maybe a little before then since you'll want to beat the rush and/or the flood of tears), THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON will be hosting its annual celebration of all things casual and Georgetown, and you're invited.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
The 7th Annual Casual Extravaganza: the yearly gathering of Casualties and all Hoya fans looking to celebrate a good season while also nervously imbibing in advance of the Big East Tournament and NCAA Tournament. Look, at least we're GUARANTEED to be playing in the former.
WHAT HAPPENS AT CASUAL EXTRAVAGANZA!?
And now, the traditional song of Extravaganzas past...
CXI: Casual headbands were used in the most unconventional of ways (not fit for print), and after six hours of drinking, one blog dork informed his bestest blog friends that he recently knocked up his wife - leading to not one, but TWO shout-outs from the bar DJ. There were Kelly Clarkson songs and there was dancing. I don't remember the rest. Neither does anyone else.
CXII: Casualties went through 14.5 kegs of Bud Light at the Iron Horse. There was much joy and revelry, and no one fell down the stairs. I don't remember the rest. Neither does anyone else.
CXIII: Casualties rejoiced after a satisfying shellacking of Villanova and some idiots waited on lines for 30 minutes at the Iron Horse just to get a chance to meet and great their fellow blog buddies. "Don't Stop Believing" was played a few times and the DC Slices food truck was parked outside to satiate the masses. There were body shots and someone might have fallen down the stairs, but that's not my problem. I don't remember the rest. Neither does anyone else.
CXIV: Casualties descended upon the Extravaganza at the Iron Horse in record numbers after the Hoyas vanquished former Big East rival Syracuse to clinch the Big East regular season title. There was CasuALE, god bless that CasuALE, and there were name-tags so blog dorks could identify one another. The first blog makeout session occurred and there was much revelry and rejoicing. I don't remember the rest. Neither does anyone else.
CXV: The Hoyas downed the Butler Bulldogs and Casualties flooded the new digs at Penn Social. There were more stairs and also an elevator but no one fell down them. Rich Chvotkin showed up! The Hoya Hoop Club was there! I don't remember the rest. Neither does anyone else...but the old management at PS apparently told the new management that we know how to party. So there's that.
CXVI: After an emotional return to the court by the beloved Tyler Adams, the Hoyas downed the Seton Hall Pirates and Casualties flooded Penn Social. Rich Chvotkin again showed up! I don't remember the rest. Neither does anyone else...but actually now that I think about it I do recall having casual discussions with various media members that cover the program (Ben Standig! Bobby Bancroft!) and maybe quite possibly dropping hints about the interview with our favorite swimsuit model that would change the blog and the internet forever.
OK, THIS SEEMS LIKE IT COULD BE CASUAL AND FRANKLY MY FRIENDS AND I HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO AFTER THE GAME AND THIS SEASON HAS BLOWN GOATS. WHERE AND WHEN IS THIS THING TAKING PLACE?
Nice! Well, this year's Casual Extravaganza is taking place once again at Penn Social, a bar right near the Verizon Center! Head on over after the game!
801 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
Assuming no punishing OT period that will kill us all, 2PM - WHENEVER YOU DAMN WELL PLEASE
YOU DAMMIT! FAMILY, FRIENDS, AWESOME PEOPLE AND STRANGERS AND WEIRDOS FROM THE INTERNET! ALL ARE WELCOME!
Sound fun? Great! We are looking forward to seeing you there! If you're still wondering what exactly this is all about, here are some other CX Facts:
Penn Social is the home of the GLOBAL PHENOMENON in DC, and as such, we've got our own menu at the joint. A limited number of drinks and food items (quesadillas! wings!) will be available at happy hour prices for you to document the moment you walk in the door. At 4 PM, full happy hour menu opens, including:
$2 off All Draft Beers
*There may also be a free drink ticket available from me to anyone who posts a comment in this thread.
We've supplied you with enough cotton products over the years to last at least 10 winters, and we've and donated every last penny to the IAC. You want more? There might be some leftover headbands somewhere. Frankly I'm looking for other casual swag options for next season, a season which hopefully won't suck so bad.
YEAH BUT SINCE YOU GUYS ARE A GLOBAL PHENOMENON AND HAVE SO MANY FANS AND ARE THE BEST SITE ON THE ENTIRE INTERNET, THE LINE AT THE EXTRAVAGANZAS HAVE TRADITIONALLY BEEN CRUSHINGLY BURDENSOME AND TERRIBLE. CAN I GET IN?
Yes! Yes you can! And thank you! The good news is that Penn Social does a great job of ushering in the casual hordes and it shouldn't be a complete shitshow. Bigger space, more efficient, more casual.
Also, there might be like 5 people there if the Hoyas lose.
SO, IS IT JUST GOING TO BE A BUNCH OF BLOG DORKS AND STONEWALLS PEOPLE?
No! Casual Hoya and The Stonewalls have again teamed up with the HOYA HOOP CLUB for this event! So, in addition to all of the wonders listed above, you can also find Hoop Club people wandering around so you can donate to the program and help prevent us from becoming DePaul! (Assuming we aren't there already!)
This is an event for EVERYONE who supports the team and also an event for hose who DON'T support the team! It's really quite remarkable.
BUT WAIT, WHAT IF WE LOSE TO BUTLER DOES THAT MEAN THE PARTY MAY NOT BE AS FUN?
First, we're not losing to fucking Butler. In fact, the Hoyas have NEVER LOST a game before an Extravaganza. That's right 6-0! We're like Donald Trump in GOP primaries! Even if we do lose, I would argue just the opposite. Celebrating is fun, but in my experience nothing creates a more degenerate day of drinking and poor decision-making than a strong helping of self-loathing mixed in with a dash of cynicism and then topped with a light dusting of delusion in the form of CHEAP TEQUILA that will somehow convince you that the Hoyas are winning the Big East Tournament.
WHAT WILL THE RECAP FOR THIS YEAR'S EXTRAVAGANZA CONTAIN IN NEXT YEAR'S WRITE-UP?
You make the memories, I just blog' em.
CAN I STILL COME IF I'M NOT A GEORGETOWN FAN?
Are you attractive?
OK! SOLD! I'LL BE THERE!
Excellent, see you there.
See you at Penn Social, everyone!
WOW! IS KATE UPTON REALLY GOING TO BE THERE?