Freshers Week 200804 October 2008
My original plan was to spend as little time as possible in Bristol, but since my car was out of action (at least for long-distance trips), I ended up being stuck in the city. Thankfully an old friend of mine from my undergrad days who I had recently reestablished contact with happened to be back as well redecorating his old flat. I'm thankful because the trend of Bristol becoming a less interesting city had come to the logical conclusion of even the start of term being dull..
- Dropped by the Union to do some work on my laptop. Epi was closed. Enough said.
- Union was dead, as was basically everywhere else in sight. Exception was running into some first year bar-crawlers (Wills Hall I think) on my way to grab a takeaway. Freshers all heading off to a halls-only club-night was the last thing I wanted to see.
- Went along to the Postgrad welcome party. Party itself was quite well attended, but trying to find food afterwards was a nightmare. Says a lot when all the kebab shops think opening on a Tuesday is uneconomical.
- For old times sake I took an old friend, who hadn.t been in the union for 5 years, to the Epi. Vaguely lively, but we both called it a very early night.
- Had a morning meeting, so was gone 2:15pm by the time I got to the Freshers Fair. Fire alarm went off a bit under an hour later, which pretty much killed off the place for the rest of the night.
- Spent until around 2pm trying to work out why a Latex document was screwing up, so only managed to catch the end of Fresh. Apart from the international societies room the union was notably non-crowded, and some commercial stalls were packing up shortly gone 3pm. I.m thankful I decided to have a night in within Clifton Village, because when I dropped by the union on the way back (a bit before 11pm), what I saw was by far the worst attended friday-of-fresh I have ever known.