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Need your help. Someone I know in journalism is interested in MAYBE doing a piece on old Auburn traditions that no longer are around -- something that used to be done before, during or after Auburn games that has gone away through the years.
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Wreck Tech Pajama Parade. One of the best weeks/events that was lost with the Geogia Tech game.
The one tradition that I remember was the annual Wreck Tech Pajama Parade every Thursday before the Georgia Tech game. AU students would make floats and have a parade down College and Magnolia streets.
It supposedly dated back to a game many years ago when the Tech team used to arrive in Auburn by train. One morning, before Tech arrived, some AU students got up early (supposedly in their pajamas) and went out and greased the tracks with pig lard. When the train arrived and the engineer applied the brakes to stop, the train hit the grease and slid all the way to Lochapoka. The Tech players had to walk back to Auburn and were so tired, that they lost the game.
I have no idea whether that is true, but it sure makes a good story. I think the tradition continued until the SEC expanded in the early 90s and the AU/GT series was discontinued.
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Number one by far is Wreck Tech. Oh the memories of that day...and night.
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The story behind the story was that AU and GT were big rival engineering schools. For some reason, the engineering students in the small town of Auburn felt like they were being disrespected by the students in Atlanta. Greasing the train tracks was more or less a demonstration of their understanding of Physics.
I can well remember marching in the parade in my PJs with my rat hat on. I can also remember being rounded up in the Magnolia dorms parking lot to be herded over to the hill by upperclassmen for a raid on the dorms located there. Then having to sneak back to the dorm with fluorescent paint on my shirt. That was also the year I learned how to throw a roll of t.p. so the cardboard tube became completely exposed. That tradition and capability still exists as I demonstrated to my daughter at Telfair Pete theater as part of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 2009.
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I could go on and on. Ahhhh the memories of the seventies at Midnight.
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