Here are the things you probably already know: A group of students from the Culture Studies Club at Harvard’s Extension School tried to hold a satanic black mass this week. Plenty of people did not like that idea. Harvard pushed the event off campus. The event could not find a new location, so attendees went to the Hong Kong Lounge instead.
After hearing about it for a week, you might have reached the conclusion that this story (like something unholy or blessed by dark magic) simply will not die. And hey, you would not be wrong! The Boston Globe reported on Tuesday that the black mass will be attempted again in the fall.
From The Globe:
An unidentified spokesperson for the Cultural Studies Club said the group was forced to postpone a full-scale version of the event until the fall.
"At least 700 people wanted to attend that we were aware of, but we are certain the numbers were dramatically higher since people were just planning on showing up and did not know they had to register," the spokesperson said.
"Due to this level of interest, and the conflicts this was creating on campus with concerns over upcoming finals, we decided to move the event."
The spokesperson also reiterated that the event is meant to be educational, and described the negative reaction as “frighteningly oppressive.” The event’s opponents, shockingly, said the notion of it being an educational event is “ridiculous.”
It’s quite a debate, so hopefully you’re ready for five more months of the same conversation (something tells us this event would be perfect for Halloween). And if you’re not ready, just go to the Hong Kong, have a nice, cold scorpion bowl, and wait for all this to blow over.You can reach me at email@example.com. Follow me @dougsaffir