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Why Madison is the Best Place on Earth

by madmax on July 15 2009

Author Description: "Random attractions to the Madison area from a biased observer."

1. Terrace Chairs The colored (orange, yellow and green) metal chairs outside at the Memorial Union Terrace. You can buy replica terrace ...
Author Comment: "It's not the chairs themselves (they aren't too comfortable) but what they represent: chillin' on Lake Mendota."
2. Freakfest The official name for the downtown celebration of Halloween in Madtown. The event takes place on State Street. The cost ...
Author Comment: "The more controlled version of the State Street Halloween Party has its critics, but Madison is still a crazy-awesome place to celebrate Halloween."
3. Boot A glass boot at Madison's Essen Haus that is passed around a table full of friends. The boot is the centerpiece for the ...
Author Comment: "Madison isn't the only place where you can drink beer from a boot, but it's the only place in the US I know of where it's a typical Friday night."
4. America's Best College Sports Town In 2003 Sports Illustrated started the trend of proclaiming Madison as America's best college sports town. Considering M...
Author Comment: "ESPN and Sports Illustrated attest to it. Who am I to argue?"
5. Crazylegs Classic Make sure to sign up early for the 2010 Crazylegs! It's only $25 until March 26th, after which it will be $30 (for the r...
Author Comment: "It's not the race itself that's noteworthy, but the fact that people suck down beer in Camp Randall Stadium right after running a grueling five miles. Respect."
6. Scanner Dan Scanner is a fixture at the Memorial Union and State Street. While eccentrically amiable, Dan may rub the unacquainted t...
Author Comment: "Madison has very interesting street people. Scanner Dan is a testament to this."
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