“You remember that, Johnson” is Katie Johnson’s survival guide to Boise State detailing her experiences last year as a first-year freshman from out of state.
A couple of weekends ago, I got a panicked call from my freshman. She was at a party on Grant and Officer Galloway of BPD was knocking on the door. She’d had three beers and had come to the harsh reality she and her friends were now going to have to face Galloway. So I drove over there, in pink penguin pajamas and sleepy eyed. There were at least five cops in the front and a cop car parked in the alley behind the house. The kids in that house were sitting ducks.
There were approximately 250 people at the party (or in the general area of it) when the cops arrived. They wrote a total of 89 minor in consumptions (MICs) that night.
When I pulled up around the back of the house, a cop walked up to my car and asked who I was looking for. He went on to explain they were single-filling people out of the house and writing the ones who were underage and intoxicated MICs. He even went on to joke an MIC is sort of an initiation to
Here’s the deal, if the entire freshman class is at a party, it’s going to get rolled.
BPD is not messing around. I don’t think they ever have been, nor do I think they ever will be. So please, be careful. I know you’re in college and you’re going to do whatever it is you’re going to do. But be careful doing it.
In other words, be smart about your stupid decisions. I’m sure the Grant party was legendary. But now for 89 people, it comes with court fees and a date in front of the judge.
I’m not trying to say you shouldn’t go out. I know that advice would go in one ear and out the other. I’m trying to get through to you there are better ways of having fun than parties asking to be rolled.
Better ways as in hanging out with people who aren’t blaring the latest Macklemore songs as if they don’t have neighbors.
So next time you walk into a party and can barely hear the person standing next to you and you have to push and shove just to move around a room, realize you are probably a sitting duck, and leaving the party of the year might save you a lot of cash, time and energy.