Sex Party: The Aftermath

Now that we’ve had a few days to form a retrospect and reach a few conclusions, what exactly will be the legacy of this year’s Eclectic Sex Party?

With the exception of a few people who hit the sweet spot during their pregame and/or managed to have fun busting a move, the night was slightly below average by Wesleyan’s high standards.

Inside, adjectives used to describe the atmosphere would include, hot, sweaty, bright, fleshy, loud-in-a-bad-way, and decidedly unsexy.

Outside things were a little bit worse. The vast majority of partygoers were initially faced with a long, jumbled line, and an increasingly belligerent P-Safe and Middletown Police. The policy of the party security was highly reactionary, determined to be more prepared than last year for some sort of drunken, horny, teenage riot. When the security refused to open the doors to the party (and eventually shut it down), a drunken, horny, teenage riot was nearly what they got.

So what are going to become the lasting impressions of the night? Judging from the bitching on the ACB and other anecdotal evidence, neither the members of Eclectic, the security officers, nor the attendees will be remembered in a particularly positive light. Is this type of party really worth repeating next year? It is, unfortunately, more than likely that hordes of people, primarily underclassmen, will queue up again to get tickets and reconstruct their expectations. But precedent proves those expectations to be naive.

Throughout the whole night, the people I met who seemed to be enjoying themselves most were a group of seniors who hosted a more private affair, safe in the knowledge that this year’s Sex Party will be just like last year’s Sex Party, but a little bit worse.

PS. Those people who imbibed in excess made exceptionally pitiful attempts to reach the bathroom this weekend. On behalf of Wesleying, the maintenance staff, Michael S. Roth, and your fellow peers, please stumble another twenty feet.

39 thoughts on “Sex Party: The Aftermath

  1. Anonymous

    Out of curiosity, where would those photos (that people took in the big red chair) be? Are they gonna be put online or something like that eventually?

  2. Anonymous

    Out of curiosity, where would those photos (that people took in the big red chair) be? Are they gonna be put online or something like that eventually?

  3. Anonymous

    Out of curiosity, where would those photos (that people took in the big red chair) be? Are they gonna be put online or something like that eventually?

  4. Anonymous

    Out of curiosity, where would those photos (that people took in the big red chair) be? Are they gonna be put online or something like that eventually?

  5. wezelyin

    Sex Party’s a wes tradition, it’s been around forever. A lot of people on campus go (or tried to, this year), and a lot more talk about it, so a lot of us give a shit that we didn’t get into a major campus event that we paid for.

  6. wezelyin

    Sex Party’s a wes tradition, it’s been around forever. A lot of people on campus go (or tried to, this year), and a lot more talk about it, so a lot of us give a shit that we didn’t get into a major campus event that we paid for.

  7. wezelyin

    Sex Party’s a wes tradition, it’s been around forever. A lot of people on campus go (or tried to, this year), and a lot more talk about it, so a lot of us give a shit that we didn’t get into a major campus event that we paid for.

  8. wezelyin

    Sex Party’s a wes tradition, it’s been around forever. A lot of people on campus go (or tried to, this year), and a lot more talk about it, so a lot of us give a shit that we didn’t get into a major campus event that we paid for.

  9. wesleyan

    why is this news? noone gives a shit if your party sucked. it did. what about that makes this news worthy?

  10. nonanon

    Anon #12-

    What? Clearly Wesleying isn’t the entire student body. It’s a bunch of different Wes bloggers, with different opinions about things. This post was written by “Fofang”, not “Wesleying”, and is his opinion about the Sex Party, not all of Wesleying’s.

    And go Wesleying for actually posting opinions about campus stuff, not just neutral info about ITS or Usdan food or whatever.

  11. nonanon

    Anon #12-

    What? Clearly Wesleying isn’t the entire student body. It’s a bunch of different Wes bloggers, with different opinions about things. This post was written by “Fofang”, not “Wesleying”, and is his opinion about the Sex Party, not all of Wesleying’s.

    And go Wesleying for actually posting opinions about campus stuff, not just neutral info about ITS or Usdan food or whatever.

  12. outside perspective

    I think you said it yourself, #12:

    “You do not represent the entire student body.”

    Wait for it…

  13. outside perspective

    I think you said it yourself, #12:

    “You do not represent the entire student body.”

    Wait for it…

  14. anon

    boo wesleying for offering opinions. You do not represent the entire student body. Holly started this site as a place for news and funny stupid videos making fun of fire safety. At least separate the news from opinion as any other news source does.

  15. anon

    boo wesleying for offering opinions. You do not represent the entire student body. Holly started this site as a place for news and funny stupid videos making fun of fire safety. At least separate the news from opinion as any other news source does.

  16. anon ymous

    @Drew:

    Yeah, all the people going to the party might have been partly to blame, but they weren’t acting in any unpredictable ways. So really, the large share of the blame lies squarely on Eclectic’s shoulders for utterly failing to get security and such handled right.

    I think there definitely is a good place for the sex party in the fall lineup. But it won’t stay that way for long if Eclectic fails again. So get it right next year and stop whining that it’s the students fault. They acted *exactly* like they did every other year.

  17. anon ymous

    @Drew:

    Yeah, all the people going to the party might have been partly to blame, but they weren’t acting in any unpredictable ways. So really, the large share of the blame lies squarely on Eclectic’s shoulders for utterly failing to get security and such handled right.

    I think there definitely is a good place for the sex party in the fall lineup. But it won’t stay that way for long if Eclectic fails again. So get it right next year and stop whining that it’s the students fault. They acted *exactly* like they did every other year.

  18. outside perspective

    If I were eclectic I’d cancel the whole thing. Maybe it used to be a fun, free-wheeling sexy thing, but the sex party has turned into an overhyped, poorly administered, over-regulated excuse for everyone at wes to act like douches and then bitch about how badly eclectic has treated them. People mass-produce fake tickets, then whine when the event reaches capacity, or when security is too tight. Eclectic is placed in the position of being the punching bag for the administration, the police, and the student body, all just to manage an event that brings out the worst in everyone, and that everyone complains about afterwards.

    Shut it down, and if someone else wants to do it, they can manage it themselves. If not, then try something new, that isn’t overwheighted with hype that borders on the cultish. People will complain about it for a year, and then forget. The sex party’s day is over.

  19. outside perspective

    If I were eclectic I’d cancel the whole thing. Maybe it used to be a fun, free-wheeling sexy thing, but the sex party has turned into an overhyped, poorly administered, over-regulated excuse for everyone at wes to act like douches and then bitch about how badly eclectic has treated them. People mass-produce fake tickets, then whine when the event reaches capacity, or when security is too tight. Eclectic is placed in the position of being the punching bag for the administration, the police, and the student body, all just to manage an event that brings out the worst in everyone, and that everyone complains about afterwards.

    Shut it down, and if someone else wants to do it, they can manage it themselves. If not, then try something new, that isn’t overwheighted with hype that borders on the cultish. People will complain about it for a year, and then forget. The sex party’s day is over.

  20. thwarted partygoer

    Word to anon #8 – if an event is advertised as lasting for a certain period of time, and one shows up before that period of time ends, it’s reasonable to expect that one will get into the event.

    That was definitely not the case this year, and a lot of people were pissed for good reason.

  21. thwarted partygoer

    Word to anon #8 – if an event is advertised as lasting for a certain period of time, and one shows up before that period of time ends, it’s reasonable to expect that one will get into the event.

    That was definitely not the case this year, and a lot of people were pissed for good reason.

  22. anon

    6, you are clearly a frosh. last year, it didnt pick up until after midnight. this year, it was ‘at capacity’ before 11 pm. do some thinking.

  23. anon

    6, you are clearly a frosh. last year, it didnt pick up until after midnight. this year, it was ‘at capacity’ before 11 pm. do some thinking.

  24. anon

    I got in and I had a great time. It just matters whether you wanted to whine about it or enjoy yourself. Oh, also, getting there on time helped.

  25. anon

    I got in and I had a great time. It just matters whether you wanted to whine about it or enjoy yourself. Oh, also, getting there on time helped.

  26. anon

    for next year: line up the barricades perpendicular to the house forcing a single-file line, rather than horizontal, encouraging a crowd pushing to the front. also, WRIST BANDS THAT GET CUT UPON ENTRANCE. i bet that’ll be much harder to duplicate…

  27. anon

    for next year: line up the barricades perpendicular to the house forcing a single-file line, rather than horizontal, encouraging a crowd pushing to the front. also, WRIST BANDS THAT GET CUT UPON ENTRANCE. i bet that’ll be much harder to duplicate…

  28. Drew

    Yeah +1

    People need to take responsibility for their role in creating that chaos. Act like adults and wait your turn to get into the party. Eclectic opens its doors to all of us, all the time, and usually for free or a nominal fee. The people there have to put up with so much hate from lame people who don’t contribute nearly as much to the entertainment of the campus. Because we have a conception of Eclectic members as wealthy and aloof, we don’t treat them as friends and colleagues but as punching bags for mean spirited jokes, all the while using their facilities and smoking on their back porch like we own the place.

  29. Drew

    Yeah +1

    People need to take responsibility for their role in creating that chaos. Act like adults and wait your turn to get into the party. Eclectic opens its doors to all of us, all the time, and usually for free or a nominal fee. The people there have to put up with so much hate from lame people who don’t contribute nearly as much to the entertainment of the campus. Because we have a conception of Eclectic members as wealthy and aloof, we don’t treat them as friends and colleagues but as punching bags for mean spirited jokes, all the while using their facilities and smoking on their back porch like we own the place.

  30. anonymous

    Jeez, this party has gone on for years without any huge problems. What’s wrong with you little whippersnappers?? Last couple years seem to have been a hot mess.

    Get your shit together, peeps. Sex party’s supposed to be something to brag about.

    -crotchety old alum

  31. anonymous

    Jeez, this party has gone on for years without any huge problems. What’s wrong with you little whippersnappers?? Last couple years seem to have been a hot mess.

    Get your shit together, peeps. Sex party’s supposed to be something to brag about.

    -crotchety old alum

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