What’s all this I hear about a “LOOPapalooza?” *

According to the info-PACKED LOOPapalooza website, participants:

“[On Saturday, Sept 18th from 2-8 pm] Ride The LOOP [bus] through Bethlehem’s two downtowns during this unique, hop-on, hop-off festival! 10 stops with food, live music, refreshments, discounts at stores and restaurants, kids activities and more!”

So it’s a local community event….
And why would Lehigh University students be interested in this? Well, all one has to do is poke around the website to see NINE different themed areas of fun spread out over north side and south side Bethlehem. The website even has a map that shows where the fun is along the regular Loop Bus route.

AND…, there’s more!
Live Music = SEVEN bands lined up. And if you want to know what they sound like, the website offers links to each of the bands so you can preview for pleasure planning. BTW, this is a good time to get a sense for the local music scene. So unplug your ipod and feel the vibrations on your whole body.

Activities from 2 to 8pm. Finale concerts from 8 to 10pm.

But wait,…, there’s still more!
LOOPapalooza College Challenge pits school against school as students complete a scavenger hunt through Bethlehem’s two great downtowns. Answer questions at each of LOOPapalooza Towns to earn points. The college with the most points wins.

How it works: LOOPapalooza will host the first ever College Challenge: LEHIGH vs. MORAVIAN. Remember the Orientation scavenger hunt? This challenge shouldn’t be too hard – but did you cross the river yet? Here’s some more incentive for you…
*IF LEHIGH WINS: Each [participating] student will receive a FREE drink or appetizer from Molly’s Irish Pub & Grill on 4th Street.

And if you act now!
Tickets are only $10, if you buy online. Day of the event, tickets go up to $15. What does a ticket get you? Check here. I can tell you that unlimited access to all the bouncy rides is worth it for me.

*this post is respectfully written in homage to the legendary SNL commercial parodies, and my favorite all time character, Miss Emily Litella.