Okay, now I’m going to do some shameless advertising for a Fencing Club event, so prepare yourselves. Don’t worry, dear readers, I wouldn’t advertise it if it weren’t a win-win situation. Here’s the deal: tomorrow, that is, Sunday, April 29, from 12-4 PM, The Harp will be hosting an all-you-can-eat buffet for just $10, with all proceeds going to the Amherst College Fencing Club. We will be shuttling people there and back with campus vans leaving from in front of Converse. They will run approximately every half hour starting at 11:50, so you can stay for as little or as long as you want. Obviously, this is a great deal for us, and we are very grateful to The Harp’s owner for agreeing to put this on, despite the huge cost to him. In light of this fact, the only thing you will have to pay extra for will be drinks (he has to make a living, you know).
Speaking of the owner, I think he deserves his own paragraph. His name is Harpo, and he is just one of a kind. He’s the gruff, bar owner-type you would expect, complete with raspy voice; however, he is also incredibly clever and hilarious. If you’ve been to one of his trivia nights (which 5-College students frequent and often win) you’ll know what I’m talking about. These trivia nights are on Tuesdays nights, and are also put on by Harpo to benefit local groups and charities. I suggest you go to one even if you can’t make our event tomorrow – it’s a lot of fun.
The Harp is a cozy little Irish Pub about 10-15 minutes off campus. I’ve been there on several occasions, and I have to say, it’s just a fun place to hang out. They have milk crate tables. I know right? It doesn’t get any better than that. There’s also a pool table so you can play in-between grabbing seconds and thirds. They also have a deck attached to the side of the building in case it’s nice out and you want to hang out with some friends and eat outside.
Anyway, I’m totally pumped for tomorrow. It’s going to be a fun time with fun people. So, come alone and meet people, come with a group of friends, or drag along your significant other (I know I am) because you never do anything together anymore. I’ll leave you with a final thought – we always complain about the Amherst bubble, but we seldom attempt to change the situation by getting off campus. Here’s your chance to have a good time and eat some good food without feeling like you’re wasting your whole day. I suggest you take it.