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Before the COVID-19 pandemic caused bars, businesses and institutions like WKU to halt or adjust normal operations, students were eager to unwind and go out in Bowling Green with their friends. Women rushed to get ready in dorms. They spread their makeup across counters and straightened their hair as they texted group chats to check on plans. Students bar-hopped, went to parties at fraternity houses and saw local bands play the night away. Talisman photographers set out to capture the spirit of the party scene with a classic party favorite, disposable cameras, in this piece. At the height of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world had a very different feeling — parties diminished, and it seemed like they were part of a bygone era for a time.

Preparing for a party – Saturday, Feb. 29 (Photo by Joeleen Hubbard)

Sig Ep, Sig Nu and Kappa Sig joint Mardi Gras Darty – Saturday, Feb. 29 (Photo by Jordan Matthis)

Girl Tones at Little Fox Bakery – Saturday, Feb. 29 (Photo by Morgan Bass)

Sig Ep, Sig Nu and Kappa Sig joint Mardi Gras Darty – Saturday, Feb. 29 (Photo by Jordan Matthis)

Preparing for a party – Saturday, Feb. 29 (Photo by Joeleen Hubbard)

House party – Saturday, Feb. 29 (Photo by Morgan Bass)

Hoedown Throwdown at a party house, The Summit – Thursday, Feb. 27 (Photo by Cristina Betz)

Girl Tones at Little Fox Bakery – Saturday, Feb. 29 (Photo by Morgan Bass)

Rocky’s Bar – Thursday, Feb. 27 (Photo by Emma Steele)

Rocky’s Bar – Thursday, Feb. 27 (Photo by Emma Steele)

Rocky’s Bar – Thursday, Feb. 27 (Photo by Emma Steele)

 

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