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Foyer painting by Emily Lazerwitz, a friend of the Bros

“The government may be shutdown, but the Bro Chateau isn’t!” Bwog recently made a couple of weekend visits to the Bro Château, a popular EC townhouse which is becoming known for its themed get-togethers. As always, if you find a room that you think should be hopped, send it to tips@bwog.com.

Their most recent event, the Star Spangled Smammered, celebrated the resiliency of America, despite the fact that the government was partially shutdown. The Château, packed full of sweaty, happy, dancing people, was decorated to match the theme. One wall of the living room space was covered with a big American flag (Americuh!) and the other walls featured portraits of U.S. Presidents, from the 1790’s to Bush and Obama.

So far, Bro Château events have included Whiteout (walls rich with glowing strips of white paper, and colored with neon ink) and The Christening (the Château’s “today is the first day of the rest of my life”).

The birth of the Château? Well it was the obvious answer to: “What can we do with all this space for activities?”

Fun fact: There’s some kind of attic space that isn’t on the floor plan. It’s about the size of a John Jay single, which in the Bros’ words is “big enough to fit a whole man.”

And what’s their tip for EC living? Place decorations high up and barricade private spaces so that they are “drunk proof.”

While themed parties may seem a bit lowbrow or frat-ish, (but of course not insinuating that frats are lowbrow), the Bro Château is a really just a small group of friends who live together and love having people over. Everything they do is decided by a democratic process. They’re sweet guys.