Video: CSU block party enhances party school rep -- until the cops drop the tear gas
Now, thanks to a massive block party this weekend, this reputation is getting harder to ignore, especially given a police response that included flashbangs and tear gas.
We've got details and tons of videos of the revelry, and the chaos, below.
The Ram's Pointe party was a full-on Project X-style bacchanal, complete with ten hospitalizations. Here's a clip:
This gathering was namechecked in last week's Barstool Sports list of the ten most underrated party schools, on which CSU finished in the fifth spot. The piece features this photo, via the Twitter feed @csuboobs....
...and the following blurb:
Colorado Boulder has always been the successful older sibling who gets all the attention, with CSU being the the younger sister who tries to validate her existence by stealing their parent's vodka and bringing it to parties where she's the star of an amateur glory hole under the kitchen table. And who doesn't love that girl? CU had a good run, but it's basically 4/20 everyday in Colorado now, and a 4,000 person pool party sounds like a lot more fun than a bunch of stoned bros playing hacky sack. They're not the hardest partying school in the country, but their frat life, off campus parties and Old Town deserve more recognition than the none they're getting now.
Cut to Saturday in the Summerhill neighborhood of Fort Collins, described by the city's police department as being near the 1700 block of Westbridge Road off West Prospect Road.
Judging by this video, the party, which soon swelled into the hundreds, was initially fun for all the participants....
...but neighbors weren't so thrilled. Hence, calls to the cops. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports that the party's organizers registered the get-together with the university, meaning they first received a warning that things were getting out of hand, and the police say the hosts "shut down their gatherings."
But that didn't stop the merrymaking, prompting the police to return -- and they found "large crowds of approximately 300 people gathered in the street."
Continue for more about this weekend's party in Fort Collins, including more videos. Cops tried to disperse the crowd, and the FCPD report makes it seem as if all was going well until the music was shut off, at which point the crowd "became unruly and aggressive, breaking bottles, climbing on streetlight poles, cars, and trees, and throwing bottles at police.
An example of the reaction can be seen in this footage, which shows a door being opened onto a slew of people chanting, "Fuck the police!"
Eventually, the police took stronger measures to get people to scatter. Shortly before 10:30 p.m., a FCPD release notes, "police used pepper ball, OC and CS gas to disperse the crowd."
This video captures one such moment: A person can be heard yelling "Tear gas!" shortly before a fiery explosion in the middle of the street:
Three people were transported to an area hospital for treatment of what the police characterize as minor injuries, and no officers were injured in the confrontation. However, the Coloradoan points out that both the City of Fort Collins and CSU have condemned the happenings.
Not Barstool Sports, though. The site maintains that the blowout cements CSU's rep as an underrated party school. Here's an excerpt:
Beautiful Spring weekend. What else is there to do but go out there and reaffirm you earned a spot on the Top 10 Underrated Party Schools in America list? Of course you can always stick with a good old fashioned family friendly riot as opposed to fighting cops like dickheads, but shit happens when you party I guess.
More from our Videos archive: "Ram's Pointe pool party achieving legendary status to chagrin of CSU, Fort Collins (VIDEOS)."
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