It’s finally that time of year again! THE BEST WEEK EVER…. GRAND PRIX WEEK!! It’s time to start thinking of your creative costume for grand prix breakfast club. For those of you who don’t know, the Purdue Grand Prix is a charity go-kart race held annually on Purdue University’s West Lafayette, Indiana campus. The purpose of the event is to raise scholarship money for Purdue students. It focuses on its tradition of “Students Helping Students.” Though the actual race is held on a Saturday, much of the surrounding festivities begin the weekend before. The student body sees this as an excuse to throw big parties and, often, skip class.
However, all this is a build up to the greatest part of the week, besides the race, of course, the return of Breakfast Club. Early Saturday morning the Chauncey bars re-open to hordes of costume clad students and alumni. Screwdrivers and other alcoholic drinks are served, often in large 20oz plastic cups. Patrons dress in costume, the more outrageous or inventive the better. People not in costume are usually the odd ones out.
* THE MOST CREATIVE COSTUME WINS! Start thinking now… the more creative you get, the better. Here are some creative ideas:
Fraternities hold this time particularly important, they will usually throw their largest parties during this week. Grand Prix is also a large event for alumni who often will make a long weekend of the event. Starting as early as Wednesday, the already packed bars, the majority on Chauncey Hill, begin to spill over.