Despite it being a rather rainy Saturday morning, there was still many of us present in the parking lot of TUT. Some less or more technical problems later we all arrived to the sports-hall of Pärnu, where the Tudengipall 2011 was held. Our mechanics managed to sign four teams: one in mens’ basketball „Poldid“, one in womens’ dodge-ball „Mutrid“ and two teams in blind-volleyball „Võrgutajad“ and „Ergutajad“. Don’t get me wrong- everybody still has their eyes: blind-volleyball is like normal volleyball only with black trash-bags covering the net and the sight to the opponents’ side, so the ball is nowhere to be seen before it’s already in the air coming at you.
The first day was the subgroups’ games, which went surprisingly good and it didn’t really show that we were there kind of only for fun. A really tiring day and one or many haircuts later there was time to go to the sleeping gym, to conquer a tiny piece of the floor. We managed to get there just in time to still see some floor between all resting people there. Around ten pm most of us joined the parade to club Sunset to party. Some of us had their spirits up and when not finding two shoes of the same pair they at least wore only one sports’ shoe not to wear them both out for the big game next day. That’s the spirit!
A noticeable amount of the parade was in gold and wearing bedcovers- we decided collectively not to get cold and there for looked like normal human-beings. The atmosphere in the club was really good and we added just about some blisters to our feet while dancing to good music. After partying at the seaside and/or tasting the sand, it was time for the mechanics to hike back to the sleeping-place in different groups just to hear not-sleeping people talk loudly. Two or maybe even three hours of sleep later it was time to get back to the sports-hall looking and feeling like old people. This time it was games for all places. There was just some points missing from the winnings of „Poldid“, they played well, as did the volleyball players- 15th and 13th place which is quite pleasing when to consider the ability of the others’. We didn’t really think of playing dodge-ball, because we just wanted to get over with everything and go home to sleep and rest, but the early leaving was not an option, because Kädi and Mammu were in the roll...and as you know the award-ceremony for the winners is always the last thing that’s done. The unexpected victory tastes sooo good, although it feels like someone has beaten us up and made us mute as well, but that all is so totally worth it!
Lots of thanks to the EAS for a really cool weekend. It was really pleasing to see all the mechanics supporting each other and fighting for their place in the competition, thanks for being there! Also thanks to Karl, for signing so many of us to the event!
Go mechanics and good night!