We made it to the 800th official gathering of the Ben Franklin Mob. We’ve seen a lot of people and places come and go over the last 15+ years, so cum join us to remember, celebrate and make/lose more fuzzy/blurry memories at our octocentennial hash! To commemorate this joyous occasion, we’ll be going back where The Gang First Got Together at BFM #1: Paddy’s Pub!™ It'll be a real throwback to our birthing bar, one that we haven’t been to in a loong time. After arriving at our ancestral homestead, we'll take a hard break from BFM traditions: no draw straw as our forefathers intended, not even an A-A trail – no! Instead we’ll take a quick trail that will culminate at the BEN FRANKLIN BOAT! Yes, the BFM is hitting the high seas once again as we embark into the future of the Big Fucking Mess we all know and love!
There will be BEER, merriment, sea shanties, BEER, friends, food, BEER, music, a 3 hour/floor hash party, and an open BEER/wine bar as well as a liquor cash bar. Just note that once you get on, YOU CAN’T GET OFF BY YOURSELF, YOU’LL NEED TO WAIT TIL WE DOCK around midnight.
Now I know you’re thinking that this sounds like the best wet dream you’ve had in a while, right? Well we don't stop there, because on top of everything else, you will receive a very classy, unique and AMAZING HAB as well! What it is is a quasi-secret but I promise it will become your most prized possession and something you will pass down in your family for generations to cum.
We’re breaking the bank and dropping a bunch of booty (all the money we’ve had left over) to subsidize this excursion. The biggest discounts go to our biggest rego FRBs, as pricing will go up based on the number of regos paid in the following increments:
$35 for rego #1-10
$40 for rego #11-40
$45 for rego # 41-60
$50 for rego # 61-70
$55 for anyone who regos after that til noon Monday 6/17
IF YOU DO NOT CHOOSE A PRICE TIER FROM THE DROPDOWN WHEN REGOING YOU WILL NOT BE COUNTED AS PAID AND YOUR REGO SPOT WILL NOT BE SAVED
We’re supposed to have a full headcount as of that Monday, but if you really really want to make it and couldn’t pull the trigger before that Monday, we can let you in for $65.
Registration isn't guaranteed until payment is received. To avoid a fee, pay your rego to @BFMHASH via Venmo (include the number 800 in the "what's it for" description or we’ll have no fucking clue why you gave us money). If you pay using PayPal there will be an additional fee from PayPal. The choice is yours.
Trail will leave Paddy’s at 8pm and will be short (there will be a bag car). There will be a r*nner's trail and a walker’s trail. You will get (and use) your hab on trail (a hint!). We’ll be setting sail between 8:30-9pm (however long it takes to herd the DFL aboard). Circle, beer and food will be available once aboard the boat and then we all drink our faces off as we sail the mighty Delaware aboard the Ben Franklin!
If you want to just meet us at the boat, email us and we’ll coordinate with you on that.
Once we leave the shore (9ish) we will not be turning back for 3 hours (midnight-ish) so clear your schedule to make sure you can stay the whole time.
If you're a subway person, hop off the El at 2nd Street and true trail north for two blocks, ON IN west (left) about a half block down Race Street where it hits Bread Street. If you public transit smarter not harder, take the 57 bus to 3rd & Race and ON IN a half block east (towards the river) on Race Street.
Again, if you want to just meet us at the boat, email to coordinate
Some of you may be whining that this is on a Thursday, well fuck it – take off work and cum! We’d love to have you. There will also be a Philly Full Moon on Friday (details still TBD). Saturday, you fend for yourselves (you're a hasher you'll find a place to drink in Philly).
This year we're having Adult Swim! Put on that sexy speedo and strap on that snorkel or fit yourself with floaters/flippers. Dress for the shore or pool, so long as you’re ready to go swimming. You may not end up in the river, but we’ll all end up wet.
Adult Swim costume, a kick ass attitude, ID and a spare liver