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Party in the Stacks (S&D)

by Alicia Cappelli
(Stanford, California)

The other night I had the strangest dream after being in the lower West Stacks of Green library all day..

In my dream I was working on a paper in the lower West Stacks, normal on a night during the week. I must have been in there for hours, for I remember looking at the clock on my computer and freaking out at the time. It was 3 in the morning, well past the closing time of the library on a night during the week. I couldn't believe it was that late, and that I was stuck down in the stacks without any other people around.

I assumed that I must have fallen asleep when the library was closing because I did not understand how I could have missed the announcement. A few minutes after I realized it was 3 am, I heard music coming from the stacks directly above me. I climbed the stairs to find the source of the music and on the very top level of the stacks I saw a large group of people (over 100) spread out. There were tables on the edges, all with assorted foods (ice cream, cake, and sandwiches?). I didn't recognize any of the people there, so I went up to the nearest person and asked them what was going on. They said that every night, there is a party in the stacks after it closes, where there is always food and music. The next part of my dream is fuzzy, and the next thing I remember was being awoken by a loud bang. I woke up to see my roommate at our sink, having just dropped a box on the ground. I looked at the clock that said 8 am, and I realized that the party I had witnessed was just a dream. Sadly, I went back to sleep and woke up 3 hours later.

Sometimes, I am tempted to stay hidden in the stacks to see if there really is a party up there, but I doubt there is. Hey, a person can still hope right?

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