Moon Over 4 Square

What a strange, strange day the East Bay had on Thursday. The weather was crazier than Janelle Monae’s new album and our city was blasted by wind, downpours, thunder and some good ol’ Cali sunshine. Though a little damp and wet, it all became clear as night fell. The clouds parted to reveal the true culprit of the mysteriously odd goings-on: the moon was full. Under its powerful reflected light and intense gravitational effects, regular people transformed into beasts and ripped into each others guts. This probably explains why the games played in the square were so brutal. Everyone was a werewolf.

Reminiscent of ‘No Mercy Mondays,’ this Thursday games had a noticeable lack of rules. No spinning, no pirates or zombies, no breakfast cereals or birds or things that live under water, nothing like that! It was all about taking your opponents out and obnoxiously celebrating your victory. That might have had something to do with the fact that it was the last night of ‘Movie May’ and people were encouraged to act hard and posture for the camera. In truth, 4SEB is a very friendly group of people who enjoy the silly, but if we wanna represent on the nation stage of the internet, we gotta look badass. That means be a jerk. At least for the camera.

The jerks from last night were Robert, Uriah, Vi, Liz, Angie, Sam, Joia, Mike, Rachel, Gabby, Lee, Hannah, Mandel, Mike, Jordan and Charlie. New players were Loren and Audrey who went beast mode on fools and left the square dripping in other people’s blood. Not really, but it felt that way. Successful 4 Square challenge were hard to come by, but one player made it not once, but twice. Wow, that’s nice. Waytago Robert, here is your picture on the blog!

The games were ruthlessly exhausting but addictive. It was like once a person got a taste, they needed more. Injuries happened, but players played through. Some attempted to call elimination before midnight only to be shouted down. When it finally did happen, everyone went in for the kill. After the dust settled and body parts were strewn across the parking lot, Adam lifted his head and howled at the moon. Way to eat up all opponents…

It was fun as always with lots of laughs amidst the competition. Maybe people are feeling the summer approaching, maybe they were thinking about the World Championships, maybe they were just drunk, but the skill level of 4SEB has really stepped up. We intend on showing the world how good we are (and how fun it is) in our new video which should be coming out later in June. Speaking of June, 4 Square of the East Bay is TURNING TWO YEARS OLD! The party is gonna happen on June 17th in the Rockridge BART station parking lot… WOW! Who could have known that a random whim started by a couple of guys with balls, chalk and a myspace page could have blossomed into to this awesome little community? Well, let me tell you, WE KNEW! Thanks for being great to us and making the games happen for the past two years. Bring all your friends and let’s keep it going!

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