I think I can speak with a tad bit of authority on band matters between 1982 and 1988.
There was not any form of hazing during that time. We wore sheikos on Saturdays and floppy hats to basketball games so we were not the best dressed people at any sporting event. This was a stigma, but not a lifestyle. The lifestyle was after the costumes came off and the partying began.
The worst thing that happened would be to expect a freshman to attend a party at say... 3522 Woodland, or 602 Lynn and simply enjoy themselves. If they drank lemonade or beer it didn't matter. We expected them to dance and sing (and learn) band songs (not the songs you hear on Saturdays). If they took their shirts off or howled at the moon they got extra credit (2X credit if they were female 4X if they actually were werewolves).
In '82 the drinking age was 19. All you had to do is suffer through a dry Freshman year, or - get a head start and attend private parties. Throw in 5 bucks and you were golden. Somebody went to Beer Baron and bought 4 cases of RWB. Chill that swill to 30 degrees and you had a party. Oh wait! Rich just showed up with 6 unclaimed pizzas from Pizza Hut! Let's get another 6 cases and call it a mega-party!
We may have hosted a band party or 50 at Woodland. When I left 3522 we removed 157 keg caps from the garage. ONE HUNDRED FIFTY SEVEN. I think we did our part. There were other caps that were never accounted for as well - I remember a couple of Herman Josephs that were never found.
But hazing? Screw that - we had better things to do.
Drink, Dance, Sing, Sex... and if not Sex - make a friend.
It wasn't a bad combo. It still is - if you think about it... 80's style.
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