A year ago, Jordie attended the Rice University Tuna Festival. The fact that he somehow neglected to inform his best friends about this bizarre outing didn’t stop him from bragging about his experience for the past twelve months. This year, the event was not to be missed.
Here’s the concept: a Rice professor went fishing some nine years ago and caught a lot of tuna. Then, not knowing how else to share the wealth, he cooked it up and gave it away on Rice’s campus. Over the years Tuna Fest has been established as an annual Rice tradition, bringing students, faculty, and staff together for a day of tuna and fun. [Disclaimer: this story may only be rumor.]
We were unaware of Tuna Festival’s hilarity until we saw this year’s theme: Tuna-finity And Beyond! A fish shaped Buzz Lightyear mascotted the event.
First we spotted tables of free grilled tuna!
And Texas’s own Blue Bell!
We then ran into our friends from St. Arnold’s!
And that’s not all folks! There were free t-shirts, tuna tattoos, and a pinata!
Just when we thought the day could not possibly get any better, I looked up and saw a sign for segway demos.
Tuna Fest ended with a lot of dancing.
Many thanks to the The Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology for hosting this grand event!