bonfire rally

Sadly, Bob Dylan‘s trip to the Berkeley Greek Theater coupled with the absurdly early Big Game date (Oct. 20th, Jesus Christ!) means that the epic Bonfire Rally will not be happening this fall. Apparently, Bob Dylan and various other concert structures are difficult to set up and extremely flammable, leading to a cancellation of fire-laden activities.

UC Rally Committee will attempt to hold an alternate rally at Edwards Stadium, but without the usual awe-inspiring pyrotechnics. Well Cal, if there’s anything worth protesting over, it’s this. Get those picket signs out and start chanting “Freshmen more wood!”

Image source: Sean_Yoda_Rouse under Creative Commons


Despite the fact that the image Rally Comm chose for the BONFIRE RALLY!!! Facebook event kind of looks like a crackling inferno, the annual pre-Big Game bonfire rally is generally pretty fun and school spirit-y and overflowing with tradition and not hellish. In fact, it’s supposed to rain. It’s this Friday, November 19, at 7 p.m.

You might want to head up to the Greek Theatre early, though, because it fills up pretty fast and you have to get a ticket. The good news is, you do not have to pay for said ticket, and Facebook event attendance does not often correspond to reality attendance. So there’s that. read more »


Hurrah for a night of legitimized barbarism and college fun! Berkeley’s finest clappers will be hosting the traditional Big Game Bonfire Rally, and we hear it’s supposed to be hot stuff (hah). We love fires. A lot.

This night is so huge that one online encyclopedia felt the need to define it. It’s also not so huge that Wikipedia felt no need to define it. Jerks.

What: Big Game Bonfire Rally
Where: Greek Theatre
When:
Friday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, no ticket required read more »