Build the Hell Outta Bonfire
Burn Night 2012
Bonfire Burns November 23 at dark-thirty (8:15 pm). Visitors are encouraged to carpool and arrive early. Light rain is expected, making this even more important to ensure safe and efficient arrival and departure. Yell Practice on campus will be at midnight, so again, carpooling will be important in returning Aggies to campus in time for Yell.
- Parking & Admission Admission is charged per vehicle, carpooling is strongly encouraged.
- Times Gates open at 12:00 pm. Admission is free until 4:00 pm, $10 until 6:00 pm, and $20 after that.
- Things to do The Dixie Chicken, Church Street BBQ, Chef Tai's, and Aggie Kettle Corn will all be on hand with food. Members of the 12th Man Kickoff Team will be signing copies of "No Experience Required." Bus 12 will once again be providing the soundtrack to Burn. And your Burn Night speaker will be Coach Jackie Sherrill.
The Burning Desire?
For the foreseeable future, it looks like A&M won't be playing t.u. anymore. Where does that leave Bonfire? To answer that question, look back to the beginning. Bonfire dates back to a trash-pile fire in 1907. The game with t.u. wasn't formalized as an annual rivalry game until nearly a decade later. It wasn't until 1921 that A&M held a pre-game "rally" for the game. A yearbook photo from 1927 (20 years into the Tradition) is the first known association of Bonfire with the t.u. game. As the first definition of Bonfire concluded, Bonfire is:
The Undying Flame of Love...
that every loyal Aggie carries in his heart for the school. And that is where we stand. Bonfire will continue as a labor of love, carried out by students. Even as we move on into a new era, the Tradition remains, and its roots deepen.As the year progresses, we'll keep you updated here and on facebook with news and updates on important dates, times, and locations.