Iowa ranks #1 in traditions

SmokeTownHawk

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That drive down into downtown Peoria on Business I-74 is spectacular, especially at dusk and especially down the long hill from the north.

Their downtown reminds me a bit of Cedar Rapids only Peoria's ADM plant is on the west edge of downtown and not out in the boonies.

A truly spectacular view is coming into downtown Minneapolis on I-35 West at dusk on a summer evening with the twilight reflecting off the skyscrapers.
We see that view coming down our hill into town every night. The I-74 bridge is lit up with lights that change color depending on the season. The ADM plant here in Peoria blew up several weeks ago.
 

Seth53

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We see that view coming down our hill into town every night. The I-74 bridge is lit up with lights that change color depending on the season. The ADM plant here in Peoria blew up several weeks ago.
Check out sometime the new I-74 bridges near the Quad Cities. They light up at night and are truly grand new landmarks.
 

Caven

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Anyone know if the Iowa band still goes bar hopping on the night before home games?

THAT was a tradition. They would visit maybe 8-10 bars, play the fight songs, lewd versions of other school's fight songs (Hail to your fournicators, etc. is a classic and a half). And, of course, get a free draw in a plastic cup when they were done.

It wasn't just downtown bars. They always hit a couple of the dives on the edge of the campus near the Hamburg Inn amd Pagliai's Pizza like Tuck's and Magoo's. When they walked that narrow passage between Van Allen and Seashore halls to get to Linn Street the acoustics were fucking amazing.

It is not the Iowa band - it is a random group of students who all happen to know all of the Iowa songs, have instruments, and know how to play them - but are in no way associated with the Iowa band... :)

Yes it still exists and as far as I know has been going strong for well over 50? years now. I know for sure 40ish.
 
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