Buzz Bash Promises Food, Fun & Fireworks for Homecoming

Alumni, faculty, staff and students - and their friends - are invited to attend the Third Annual Buzz Bash at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a night of food and fun held on campus during Homecoming Weekend Oct. 25.

Hosted by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, with sponsorship from MBNA America, Buzz Bash is a fun way to catch up with old friends, make new connections and have fun -- all in one evening on Tech's campus.

"It's a carnival, reunion, pep rally, band party and fireworks show, all rolled up into one," said Event Manager Amy Willmore with the Georgia Tech Alumni Association.

Willmore said this year's Buzz Bash begins at 7 p.m. in the Festival Area at Bobby Dodd Stadium, 155 North Avenue. Free parking will be available in lots along North Avenue. Admission is $20 a person or $15 for Georgia Tech students, faculty and staff. Children 12 and younger may attend for free.

The night includes live music, roaming street entertainment and appearances by Buzz, Georgia Tech President G. Wayne Clough, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Marching Band and the Georgia Tech Cheerleaders. Food, soft drinks, beer and wine are included with the admission price. Admission includes three drink tickets per person.

"This year's event also includes something new, the Young Alumni Loft," Willmore said. "It will be the gathering place for Tech graduates of 1990 and after. These alumni may register before Oct. 11 for a special price of $17 per person and receive four drink tickets. At the door, they will pay the regular adult price of $20 per person and receive three drink tickets."

The night ends with fireworks beginning at 9 p.m.

For advance registration, log on to before Oct. 11. Following that date, visitors may register at the event or at the Georgia Tech Alumni House, 190 North Avenue NW.

The Alumni Association's Homecoming Headquarters - located inside the Alumni House -- will be open Thursday, Oct. 24, 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. until kick-off.