By Ben Hoffman
Due to unforeseen weather conditions, the Students’ Union has decided to limit access to Bermuda Shorts Day, which has been moved to indoors.
The year-end party, which many students look forward to, features a beer garden and live bands. It is also one of the SU’s biggest profit-generating events.
"We had to move it indoors," said SU Vice President Events Richard Bergen. "Look at the weather outside. We spent this whole morning meeting about it."
The move indoors has forced the SU to limit the amount of people who can attend due to safety and fire restrictions. Bergen noted that the limitation was disappointing, because it blocks access for an additional 4,000 people that the outdoor space could accommodate.
"We have restrictions put on us as to how many people can be in there, " Bergen said. "We’re over capacity."
The new location for the party is in the MacEwan Hall and Den area. Space concerns will also limit entrance requirements.
"We expect there is going to be a lineup," Bergen said. "We’re going to try to encourage people to be calm and sober when they show up. Just because you have a wristband, don’t expect to get in."
The general response to the decision was disappointment.
"I’m pretty choked, man," said Brandon Klug, a student who was standing outside the closed lineup. "This was supposed to be for all of the students. [I think they should] push the snow aside. Give ‘er."
"I would give anyone a sexual favour for a wristband right now," said Genesis Juat, another student waiting beside the former lineup.