Five hundred students swarmed the Blind Duck last Thursday evening for the annual First Pub, which was hosted by UTMSU VP Campus Life Andrew Lalla. With doors scheduled to open at 10 p.m., a crowd of students hoping to get last minute tick- ets to the first pub night of the school year gathered out front.

Confetti falls from the Blind Duck during First Pub. Jason Hu/The Medium
Confetti falls from the Blind Duck during First Pub. Jason Hu/The Medium

The pub night had sold out all 500 tickets on the third day of ticket sales, leaving many students disap- pointed that they wouldnt be able to attend.

The First Pub was full of surprises. It featured guest DJ Peter Cash from Toronto radio station Z103.5 and gave attendants an opportunity to have their photo taken by a professional photographer featuring aUTMSU backdrop. (All photos from the evening will be available at Another surprising event took place at 12:30 a.m. when a group of 40 people spread out around the Blind Duck and simultaneously popped confetti to celebrate the first party of the year.

Associate to VP Campus Life Ali Karim was delighted with the turnout of the event. Andrew Lalla is someone who really knows what he is doing. The First Pub is only a taste of what is to come. Campus life will undoubtedly be amazing this year.

The next event at the Blind Duck is Get Schoold on September 24 and will feature a live performance by special musical guest Danny Fernandes.

A package deal promoting 150 tickets to First Pub and Get Schoold together were sold last week for $15.00. Get Schoold is sure to sell out to 500 guests and anyone who wants to attend this event is encour- aged to buy tickets early in the week.

Tickets for Get Schoold can be purchased at the Info Booth in the Student Centre for $15.00 this week.