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The Rafting Takeover

When you first heard about TWC’s rafting takeover at the end of August you were all

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But then you thought about hanging out with a bunch of queers in the woods and were like

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And then you checked your email and saw the schedule full of drinking, music, hiking, and, of course, cornhole, and suddenly you were all

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So you sign up and find out about the pre-party, where you introduce yourself to your 80 new insta-raft-friends.

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Finally the day arrives. On August 23 you pack your bags and head north from Boston

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And when you get to the campsite in Maine you see all your new friends and someone hands you a beer

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Once you’ve got your beer in hand, you hit up your bunkhouse, meet your brand new bunkmates, get settled, and all of you decide, “Hell yeah karoake!”

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Meanwhile, you spot some of your new rafting buddies hanging out at the indoor/outdoor bar, and you’re like

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Until the end of the night when you roll up in your bunk/tent with your roomies

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Saturday rolls around and you wake up for your $7 all-you-can-eat breakfast.  It’s a big day. You need lots of energy!

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You link up with your friends and set out for rafting

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When you first get in the raft you look around and everyone’s like

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But after a while you get into the swing of things and it’s all

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At noon you stop for a full BBQ lunch by the side of the river and see all your peeps from the other rafts.  But there’s really only one thing you’re interested in

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After lunch you get back to rafting, and at this point you’re a pro, so you’re cruising down the river

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You get back to camp to dry off and realize that the partying is about to start all over again

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You head over to find the troops when all of a sudden one cutie reminds you of the discounted tickets to the Maine Outdoor Film Festival and another cutie grabs you by the hand and asks you to play cornhole

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You play. You throw. You conquer. Once you’ve basically destroyed corn hole, you go over to meet some of the troops around the bonfire and have some beers

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Saturday night rocked. Then Sunday morning rolls around and you hit up the breakfast bar again before packing up your car. Before heading back to Boston, you and some of your new besties hit the hiking trails in the area

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You get back home. You head to bed. And when you wake up on Monday morning at first you’re all “whyyyyy?”

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But then you remember the amazing weekend you had, full of new friends, rafting, karaoke, dancing, and full-on awesome, and you’re just like

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August 23rd to the 25th. The Rafting Takeover. Join the team here.

Gifs carefully crafted by TWC member Ryan Caro.