Shakers November 24, 2009 by The War Eagle Reader 8 Comments 40 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Email this Save Share Share Share Share Share Share Share Share Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom From the Nov. 23, 1989 edition of The Auburn Plainsman:
I miss the old paper shakers. I remember they got busted out once during my 4 years in Auburn as a student. 2004 against Georgia. What a glorious day.
They just go hand in hand with the cheerleaders in the rugby shirts.
Man, I wish someone would hand out paper shakers, the kind with the wooden sticks. Not only do they make a huge orange and blue haze, they are also perfect for stirring drinks…..for some reason, a wooden stick that has fallen on the concourse/men’s room floor seems more hygienic than a plastic one.
The paper shakers had a better sound to them too!
el Carg says
JM totally agree with the better sound.
I liked stirring the drinks and getting the taste of Bourbon when you nervously chew on the shakee during a tight fourth quarter.
Anyone else call a bourbon and coke a Jordan-Hare?
Drink one large coke down one third of the way and fill with bourbon — my favorite was Evan Williams
Whenever you get one-third down, repeat until you are out of liquor or pass out.
As a kid (in the 70′), I remember absentmindedly sucking on a paper shaker and having it turn my mouth blue… gross.
Jordan-Hare Special = 2 parts coke, 1 part bourbon
Jordan-Hare Special Dammit = 1 part coke, 1 part bourbon
I still have two of the paper shakers from that 04 Georgia game Jonesy, I also have the shiny orange ones they gave out once but have no idea what game that was for. Anyone remember?
Xavier Garanzuay says
When I got to the student section for the 1989 Iron Bowl, the rolling sea of shaker’s had created a surreal bluish haze… Like some kind of Auburn dream sequence. Normally we were lucky to get a single shaker. But that day it seemed like everyone had two or more. The sweet smell of bourbon was thick on the breeze and Jordan-Hare felt like a current of electricity connected the whole stadium. Auburn was going to win that day. There was no doubt in my mind. I’ve never felt anything like that before or since.