By KATIE MITCHELL
The Red & Black
Two thousand people, 20 kegs and three llamas - sounds like a good recipe for a party.
That's what University students Kevin DiPetrillo, Jason Rhoades, Rich Wilson and Scott Mulcay thought this weekend when they held their third semiannual Llama-Rama.
"It's just the efforts of a few trying to make a good time for many," said DiPetrillo, a junior in insurance and finance from Marietta.
With a budget of about $1,500, the party was free, but donations were accepted. Even Budweiser pitched in by providing free taps, cooling units, cups and signs for the party, which was held near South Milledge Avenue.
"The party's open to everyone," said Wilson, a senior in advertising from Roswell.
Music was provided by Buck Dancers' Choice, a popular band from North Carolina, DiPetrillo said.
"It's one of the few parties where there is such a diverse group of people just hanging out and having fun with no fighting," said Thompson Hatfield, a senior in economics from Atlanta.
Although a lot of people came just to party, some showed up due to the intrigue of llamas.
"You can get beer anywhere," Wilson said. "But here you can see llamas."
Even the police show up at the Llama-Rama parties. The largest problem is usually the parking.
"When the cops decide that the traffic is too bad, they usually break up the party," Wilson said. "They have to be able to get something the size of an ambulance down the street, and if they can't then they usually just send everybody home."
That was the case Saturday night when the police busted up the party around midnight - the second time that has happened in Llama-Rama history.