Junior accounting major Braydon McAdams had it all. He was the Head Director of FLiP. He served as a Fish Camp counselor in two consecutive face camps and was on track to become a chair and make a face camp of his very own. He was accepted into Century Men’s Society at the end of his freshman year and was a respected and influential member who planned to run for officer next year. He was to receive his ring in the spring of his junior year, had just been accepted into PPA, and had already signed with PwC for his internship.
Best of all, McAdams had just turned 21 and was excited to go to Northgate because he was going to know just about everyone there. But, after his first Northgate experience, Braydon admitted something that changed his world forever: he hated Logie’s.
“I just didn’t see the appeal, man,” said McAdams. “It was sweaty and loud, and it kinda smelled bad. Plus, I don’t really like popcorn or early 2000’s rock, so there wasn’t any appeal there.”
Fast forward three months and McAdams’ distaste for Logie’s tanked his chances of getting chair, pressured Aggie employees of PwC to strip him of his internship offer, and caused almost all of Braydon’s involved friends to abandon him.
“It was crazy,” said McAdams. “All of my old, involved friends swear by that place. Like, they go there every single day, and if you’re not about it, then they’re not about you. Seriously, everyone I used to hang out with goes there so much that I can’t hang out with them because they’re always there. It’s like I got excommunicated from some cult.”
McAdams also mentioned the difficulty of getting drinks as a serious problem.
“Has anyone ever made it to the bar at Logie’s?” McAdams said. “I just kind of assume it’s there because of the throngs of people standing around facing something. Sometimes people have chuggers, but they also have to stand in line for an hour first.”
William Dietrisch, a senior in Centuries, Fish Camp counselor, and McAdams’ former friend, offered a vigorous defense of the bar.
“Look man, Logie’s has it all: the tunes, the drinks, the girls, and the vibe,” said Dietrisch. “It’s the place to be. There’s nothing better than rockin’ out to Mr. Brightside to close out the night. There’s no better way to show that you’re cool and relevant like making an appearance at Logie’s.”
Dietrisch admitted to only picking up a job so that he would have more income to spend at the bar.
“How can you expect me to be at Logie’s four nights a week without a job, and how can you expect me to have a social life without coming to Logie’s four times a week?” asked Dietrisch.
After losing most of his friends, McAdams has started turning his life around by making new friends and discovering new bars.
“It’s honestly pretty surreal that so many cool people go to our school, and I never would have met them if I had kept going to Logie’s,” said McAdams. “It’s like a whole different world out there, one where you can actually buy drinks and not stand around being sweaty the entire night!”