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!
The third Sandbar 2010 graduate this week is Juliana, a weekend regular.
What's your favorite Sandbar jukebox song? Bonus points if you tell
The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson or Don't Stop Believing by
Journey — I love to dance to Michael Jackson, and Journey is always a
good one to get the whole bar singing to.
Tell us the funniest moment you remember at The Sandbar- whether it
involves you or not.
to begin. I have so many funny Sandbar memories. One of the funniest
memories is going there with my roommate Vanessa to celebrate her 22nd
birthday. It was a Tuesday so the bar wasn't overly crowded. But we
managed to have a good time. After making sure Vanessa got liquored up
with completely unnecessary shots (such as the firecracker), she then
requested to be a mermaid, and that they play her favorite song
— Sweet Caroline. Then proceeded to explain to me that we needed to go
upstairs and take pictures in the sand. Needless to say, we left
shoeless, covered in sand and completely intoxicated — all in all
making a good birthday and a great Sandbar memory.
Remember the first time you came here? Tell us your first
came there Saturday night April 4th 2009, at approximately 11:56pm and
waited outside. At 12:00am April 5th I turned 21 and entered Sandbar as
the first bar I went to legally as a 21 year old. I have been there
every weekend since. — obviously I loved it. I made a dollar bill that
is still on the wall! I love the atmosphere, the music, the dancing,
the drinks, the company, and the staff — definitely my favorite bar in
What's your drink of choice? The one you'll miss the most?
Attack!!!!! Or any of the Bahama Mama drinks. We have so many of the
duck toys and sharks as decorations around our apartment. I'm not sure
what to do if I don't have a local bar to provide me with more!
Tell us what you're doing after you graduate- sticking around town?
Moving on to greener pastures?
I will be around for the summer, but then I plan on teaching English in Europe for a year before attending law school in Boston!
Well my friend and I went to Sandbar once or twice a
weekend, I think we have waited over an hour before, but it is always
worth the wait!
(photo taken in Gulf Shores, Alabama, over spring break 2010)