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Video Replay: Student Bonfire 2020

November 25, 2020
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On Tuesday night, thousands of Aggies gathered just outside of town to Burn The Hell Outta the 2020 Student Bonfire. Watch as the 2020 Stack goes up in flames. Due to COVID-19 precautions, there was no bonfire speaker this year.

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Video Replay: Student Bonfire 2020

4,489 Views | 10 Replies | Last: 1 mo ago by Howdy101
rffon
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Anyone else having issues getting the replay to work?
United States Submarine Service...run silent, run deep.
OilManAg91
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Nothing but an Xfinity add.
sharpdressedman
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In real-time, it was a beautiful burn. Heartiest congratulations to the students and all the support staff who made it happen!

It really irritates me that the event is no longer titled "Aggie" Bonfire.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and BTHO lsu.
oldfart79
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wont ever be aggie bonfire till its back on campus guys, right now its just hangers on . need a big push from agg alums to get it back and i mean donors with big money.
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It's Aggie Bonfire if you call it "Aggie Bonfire."

Happy Thanksgiving comrades.
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Video should be working for everyone now.
FtnTXAg03
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oldfart79 said:

wont ever be aggie bonfire till its back on campus guys, right now its just hangers on . need a big push from agg alums to get it back and i mean donors with big money.
It is back. And there's not a thing that is preventing anyone from providing the sort of support that would make it possible for the students who do the work - ALL of the work, by hand - of building it to host tens of thousands with ample parking and without costing anyone in attendance a dime. Bonfire is getting there, I believe.

The students have proven that they can handle the rest, and furthermore that they should be allowed to. Fully. Without compromise or outside intervention. They have proven themselves over and again to be the most competent stewards of this Tradition. It was they after all who created it in 1907 and restored it starting in 2002.

The fact is, nearly 30 years ago when Bonfire was forced to move from Duncan, the only on-campus spot the University had to offer was the Polo Fields. A sloppy, sloped drainpan for a massive campus. Another spot was the riverside campus. And another was in Carlos, TX.

Those around at the time said that Carlos was the best ground for Bonfire, but it was much farther away than Bonfire is now, and the prevailing idea at the time was that Bonfire had to be on campus (many involved at the time have since changed their minds, emphatically). Riverside was closer, but by now, Bonfire would have long been moved from there with all the development completed and planned that way.

There is no room on campus for Bonfire. And there is no room in academe for the full experience of building Bonfire that is what makes Bonfire what it is.

The plain fact of the matter is that the only "hangers-on" are those ever-dwindling few who refuse to accept - for whatever incomprehensible reason - that Bonfire is in the hearts of those that build it, and those that support them. Wherever they may be.

Build the Hell Outta Bonfire 2021. See you when it burns!

[If you are interested in helping Bonfire, visit studentbonfire.com/support/, or shoot me a message anytime.]
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oldfart79
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sorry your wrong there is plenty of land available its just earmarked for other use. i do know from the guys i run with that its up to the board to deside to relocate it back on campus.
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oldfart79 said:

sorry your wrong there is plenty of land available its just earmarked for other use. i do know from the guys i run with that its up to the board to deside to relocate it back on campus.
You're telling me that even though the only campus space at all available 30 years ago was the Polo Fields, there's land available now? If that's your angle, there's obviously nothing I can do to recalibrate it.

I will tell you this though. Unless "the guys you run with" are on the board (of regents, I assume) you speak of, I'm fairly confident I know more about their feelings and intentions on the subject than you. "There's just no place on campus for Bonfire. And any Bonfire built on campus would be no kind of Bonfire at all." I'll just let you guess why I put that in quotes. Maybe the guys you run with might know where I got that.

The fact is, it's a silly thing for an Ag to do anymore. To run down what the students aren't able to provide while withholding the little bit extra they need to get there, and worse, to seek to encourage others to withhold their support, or advocate doing anything different than supporting the students with all the heart that students have shown us.
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Howdy101
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It IS Aggie Bonfire. They call it Student Bonfire because it's (Aggie) Students building Bonfire. For those that believe in it, they understand the meaning. It's Aggies building Bonfire...Aggie Bonfire.

The Student Bonfire organization (and student workers) have proven that they don't need to actually call it Aggie Bonfire. True Aggies know what it is. Not saying you're not Aggie if you dont think of it that way, but in my opinion, it doesn't NEED the title, Aggies just know.
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