Last week, we posted a request on this blog, Twitter, & Facebook for Sandbar graduates- college students who frequent the Sandbar and are graduating this spring, leaving Lawrence and the Sandbar behind (or not, in some cases).
We've profiled graduates in the past, usually employees because they have to answer my questions if they want to keep their job (not really), but this year we got lots of responses from graduating customers. We're excited to share their stories with you!
First up: Matt.
definitely can't pick just one because I've got a set of three valuable
songs that I always play with my dollar. It starts with Phil Vassar's
"Six-Pack Summer" because it goes extremely well with a cold Landshark.
Next is a song that can't be found on any other jukebox around town —
"Kiss the Girl" on the Little Mermaid soundtrack. Sure, it's a bit
embarrassing, but it's always worth it when the entire bar is into it
and every guy and girl in there knows all the words. Finally, Jimmy
Buffet has to be played at the Sandbar so I always round it out with
Remember the first time you came here? Tell us your first
remember waiting in line for half an hour or so just to get in the
first time. It was the weekend after my 21st birthday and my friends
bought me dirty banana shots. The first thing I remember thinking was
how uniquely "Lawrence" it is, but at the same time unlike anything
else in town.
first thing I order is always a Landshark. It's the perfect summer beer
and every day is summer at the Sandbar. However, the drink I'll miss
the most is Surfer on Acid because even when I order it other places,
the setting usually isn't right.
Tell us what you're doing after you graduate- sticking around town?
Moving on to greener pastures?
moving on to the pastures of Northern Ohio in the town of Bowling
Green. If you think Western Kansas is flat, you should check out this
area of the country… I'll be a Master's student in Bowling Green
State's College Student Personnel program and look forward to
potentially coming back to KU to work someday.
How many hours have you waited in line?
I've never had to wait longer than 30-45 minutes because the
Sandbar is amazing on a nice, late afternoon so I usually go then when
there is no line.
The Sandbar is one of the great Lawrence traditions that I will miss
when I have to leave this place. I hope nothing major ever changes
about it so that I can always look forward to coming back and enjoying
good times and great people!
Thanks, Matt! Good luck to you in Ohio, and be sure to stop by when you come back to visit KU!