Yesterday started with the last of the introduction for us exchange students. It was mostly about academic stuff and what to do and not to do on campus. After that we went to Walmart (again) and managed to buy some wine this time. We had decided to go to a bar called The double branch later that night so we needed something for the pre-game (that's apparently what pre-parties are called here).
So, at about 9 me and Susanne went over to Navneet and Jacqueline's apartment for the pre-game. There were also two danish guys, that we met earlier that day, joining us at the pre-game. We played some drinking games and then it was suddenly time to go. So, this is pretty cool, there is a bus at night that you can call when you are going out and it comes right away and picks you up. The best part: it's free! The bus drove us to The double branch bar, which apparently is the best bar in town. Well, there is only two bars so maybe that's not that much of an accomplishment, but still. The bar consisted of three different rooms with three bars and a lot of pool tables. It was pretty fun to play pool but other than that the bar wasn't really top notch. But Jacqueline and the danish guys that had been to the bar before said that it is usually more fun than it was last night. But the weirdest part of the experience was probably the people. I think more or less everyone was a student, and almost none of them were dressed up. I mean, a lot of the guys wore caps and flannel shirts, like your typical hillbilly, haha. And according to our suite mate Anne, they always dress like that. And while we're on the subject of clothing, I have to mention that on campus a lot of people wear either sweatpants or training tights. It's really easy to spot the sorority girls too. They wear these really oversized, washed out t-shirt with there sorority logo on it, with training tights or shorts underneath. So when you leave your dorm and you have on regular fitted jeans and a nice shirt, you almost feel overdressed. But it's a fun contrast from home!
When the night was over the bus came and picked us up and drove for like 5 minutes before we got back to campus. It's a little to far to walk from campus though, so the bus is awesome.