Sandbar 2014 Graduate: Emily

We put out the annual call for Sandbar graduates recently—Sandbar customers who have become regulars in the bar during their time at KU. Learn a little bit about Emily in today’s post.

What’s your favorite Sandbar jukebox song?
Everyone knows 90s music is my domain (which is why Sandbar is the best), but I’d have to go with Circle of Life. There’s just something about hearing that tribal chant when you’re a few (cough 10) drinks in!

 Which one do you never want to hear again?
I actually don’t recall ever hearing a song I haven’t enjoyed! If anything, just no more Taylor Swift.

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Tell us the funniest moment you remember at The Sandbar- whether it involves you or not.
When me and this other guy were doing a hurricane and he challenged me to a dance off on the bar. I think he was twerking at one point. He obliterated me!

Remember the first time you came here? Tell us your first impression.
I knew it would become my home away from home (is that sad?)! I heard Mmmbop come on and I was hooked! (Editor’s note: Mmmmbop is a certain bartender’s favorite song. Ahem, Justin.)

What’s your drink of choice?
The classic Shark Attack! Dirty bananas are also a weakness of mine

The one you’ll miss the most?
$2 Tuesdays and Refill Thursdays! Having everyone sing “I Want It That Way” is also like a religious experience,  so I’ll definitely miss that!

Tell us what you’re doing after you graduate- sticking around town or moving on to new adventures?
Currently waiting to hear back from jobs in Boston and Baltimore, so hopefully I’ll be heading out that way soon! But I will definitely be in Lawrence over the summer!

How many hours have you waited in line?
I’ve never waited more than 30 minutes!  I make sure to get there early to avoid any lines! I’m not an amateur!

Thanks Sandbar and everyone there for all of the memories!

Thanks, Emily! Good luck on the job front.