Over the past few weeks we've been asking our readers to submit compelling evidence about the best fraternity party in the United States. We heard from a lot of you. Funny thing is, every fledgling mid and bottom-tier fraternity on campus thinks their annual social shindig is the best on campus, let alone one of the best in the country. Not so much. Just becaue your frat throws a cool party doesn't make it great. After sifting through hundreds of entries, we've finally narrowed it down to the 20 best fraternity parties in the country. These epic ragers are planned for months -- if not an entire year -- and are some of the craziest and most notorious Greek Life blowouts on the planet, worthy of every Bro's esteem and a national reputation. Your fraternity might party hard, but these guys go harder.
Thus, presenting BroBible's first ever ranking of the 20 best fraternity parties in the United States. Think your fraternity's party is better? Prove it. Just remember to send us compelling evidence and detail that it's really as "epic" as you make it out to be.
Kappa Sigma: Bahamas -- Washington and Lee University
Why it's great: "This year our Bahama's party featured a 60 foot water slide, 10 fiesta flotillas, and nearly 500 eager day chaying students. The party was located behind the Pole houses of W&L along the Maury River in central Virginia. The river provides a three mile float that ends directly behind our off campus home. Rope swings, floating docks, and tree jumps into the river provide excellent drunk accomplishments as well as hilarious fails. Over 100 tiki torches and a full sized above ground pool were all purchased specifically for the event. In addition the deck behind the home holds nearly 100 people and was a crazy dance floor. The scenery itself is why the party is so big every year. The far rock wall is prime for scaling and jumping off. There were 10 kegs and nearly 3000 dollars worth of alcohol distributed river side and on our top deck. Huge party, lots of people, great weather, and a lot of booze."
Chi Phi's 'Lost' -- University of Georgia
Why it's great: "Now it's in a field and like a mini-music festival, but the 2012 party with Ghostland Observatory was one of the finest Athens has ever seen back when Chi Phi was in its old house. This year's party featured Keller Williams, Afroman, and Gramatik."
ATO’s Menage Tau - Indiana University
Why it's great: "Every brother of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Indiana University in Bloomington brings two dates to Ménage Tau. Every person attending this elegant soirée is wearing lingerie. The rooms are decorated with deep red and purple, and lighting is kept very dim. Body shot stations are set up in each room as well as an ice luge featuring an assortment of high end alcohol."
"Every brother invites two dates. Each date must dress in as little clothes as possible. We spend about 12,000-15,000 dollars each year on the party. The girls are picked up in a stretch hummer and brought to the back of the house where pledges dressed as chip n dales escort the women to their dates. From there the brother and his two dates drink from the champagne fountain in the formal. The night only gets better from there. Body Shots, threesomes, and much more magic follows."
FIJI Islander -- UW-Madison
Why it's great: "I was the Islander Chair: We had an 800 person PRIVATE guest list. Had Gorilla Zoe in 2012 and DotEXE in 2013. 7 Tons (14,000) lbs of sand in the basement. A ton of people, but there is security so not everyone can get in. Brothers handle invites so the ratio is great. Handles and beer everywhere. Great dance music, gorilla Zoe in 2012 and dotEXE last year. Great decorations and lights."
"Where do I begin? Six tons of sand, a waterfall, insane musical performances, a thousand people (most of them gorgeous girls), enough alcohol for the apocalypse, and sponsored by Red Bull... Only so many people can be packed into the house and the grounds, so invitations quickly become a hot commodity. Jesus, the clean-up from this thing takes weeks. It's sheer ridiculousness."
I want to be featured in the next episode of I Shouldn't Be Alive. But instead of an outdoor adventure, I'd recall my night at #FIJIislander— Fredrick Paulsen (@PaulyWanaCraka) April 22, 2013
AEPI Splashbash -- University of Maryland
Why it's great: "One of the craziest parties a Maryland frat throws. Paint party, 1,500 people, great DJs, 6 years running, tons of paint, wet girls, beach balls, glow in the dark stuff, paint blasters. Think Blackout Party but so, so, so much better."
"Splashbash is a great party because wherever paint, alcohol, and electronic music too loud to carry a conversation are located you will find college students willing to make bad decisions. For the most part it's a lot like dayglow in that it's very freshmen heavy. It takes place at fur nightclub most of the time. It's an open event as long as you pay for a ticket, which is nice as opposed to parties in college park which are closed to gdi's or you have to know someone in the fraternity to get in. It's also sort of a rush tool for Aepi which deters a lot of upperclassmen from going."
"I just went to splash bash at AEPi and my clothes got so messed up with paint. It was the best night of my life!""
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