Archive for April 2010
Not all the press the pub crawl received was negative. Emily Miels from the UWO student newspaper, the Advance Titan, wrote an excellent article that you should check out HERE. The article is also filled with some great photos from the crawl.
UPDATE – The UW Madison school newspaper, The Badger Herald, also did a story on the crawl and it was also positive. Check it out here.
- 28 citations were issued during the crawl. These were “quality of life” citations, i.e. open intoxicants, urinating in public, or disorderly conduct. One person can receive multiple citations so this doesn’t mean that 28 people were cited. Even if all 28 citations were given out individually that means that only 1% of those participating committed minor offenses. Can the same be said about other large events in Oshkosh like Country U.S.A. or Waterfest?
- The 28 citations were nearly six times the number of citations given out on a normal Saturday night. This is misleading because a normal Saturday night doesn’t consist of 12 officers on foot patrolling Main Street. This doesn’t prove that more crimes are committed during a pub crawl. It only shows that the number of police officers and the number of citations given out are directly correlated. Obviously a higher police presence will result in more citations.
- One Sheboygan man was seriously injured after he picked a fight with another individual. Every weekend there are fights related to alcohol, and this weekend was no exception. This fight has less to do with the pub crawl than it does with one individual’s anger.
- OshkoshPubCrawl.com does not endorse binge drinking. No photo or activity listed on the site depicts binge drinking. The photo scavenger hunt is made up of 20 activities with only two of those being drinking related.
We feel it’s a shame that the local media has to portray this event in a negative light because they think a less dramatic angle will result in a lower readership. We would like to say thank you to all the 2010 Oshkosh Spring Pub Crawl participants. We think the event went very well and much needed revenue was brought to the downtown area. This event isn’t about drinking. It’s about having fun with your friends and developing a sense of community. We are really looking forward to the 2010 Oshkosh Fall Pub Crawl in October.
The 2010 Oshkosh Spring Pub Crawl is over, your liver hates you, but it was fantastic. Remember all those awesome photos that you took for the scavenger hunt? Well now you can share them with the rest of the pub crawl community on OshkoshPubCrawl.com. You can use our new photo uploader to upload up to 10 of your teams pub crawl photos at a time. If you want to upload less, simply leave the extra spaces empty. You can submit as many photos as you want, but not all the photos submitted will be used. Please don’t submit any photos with nudity or illegal activities.
Today is the day. Were you visited by the Pub Crawl Fairy last night? If so you need to get yourself checked up, because she’s a skank.
The 2010 Oshkosh Spring Pub Crawl starts today at 5:00 p.m. Don’t forget your scavenger hunt sheet and drinking shoes. The very last of the shirts can be picked up at 3:30pm.
Have fun, be safe, and rock out Oshkosh!
All the shirts will be ready for pick-up at Peabody’s Ale House between 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m on Friday. You will receive an e-mail and/or phone call when they are ready for pick-up. If you are not contacted by 7:00 p.m. please come to Peabody’s to check on your order.
If you’ve been contacted to pick-up your order you can do so at Peabody’s Ale House anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. If you are not contacted on Thursday then your shirts will be ready for pick-up on Friday. Friday pick-up times will be posted later.
Drinking a beer upside down, wearing a Burger King crown, and making a team pyramid are all part of the photo scavenger hunt list. A printable version of the list can be found HERE . All scavenger hunt photos can be submitted on this site by clicking the upload button in the menu bar or e-mailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message from the Oshkosh Police Department
Oshkosh Police Officers will monitor the pub crawl. Officers will take a proactive approach in enforcing pedestrian violations (i.e. – running into traffic) along with other quality of life ordinances, such as disorderly conduct, urinating in public, open intoxicants, and littering. Officers will also be cognizant of the ongoing N. Main St. construction, as that may present issues such as theft and trespassing onto a construction site. Officers will also be on the lookout for underage drinkers and a zero tolerance policy will be enforced for underage persons and for the taverns that allow underage persons in the taverns. The Oshkosh Police Department encourages any one who observes a violation of the law to call (920) 236-5700 for non-emergencies or 911 for emergencies. Officers will be on foot in the area and can also be approached in person. Stay safe and have fun.
Message from OshkoshPubCrawl.com
Have fun! This is more than just going from bar to bar having a drink. Get dressed up, bring props, and have some fun. Respect the police! The police are patrolling the streets for your safety. Everyone knows that it only takes a few drunk idiots to ruin the fun for everyone. Stay safe! This isn’t a drinking contest. Make sure you and everyone on your team drinks responsibly. Know your limits and don’t even think about drinking and driving.