Yesterday we wrote about the inaugural class of Taco Bell on Walnut Hall of Fame inductees.
It turns out one or two of you have also enjoyed a crunchwrap supreme from time to time. We also learned that the loving but tumultuous relationship between the IU community and Taco Bell goes back decades. I still think the story about someone sitting next to The Ramones after they performed at the IU Auditorium might be the coolest story of them all.
Sat next to Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone in the B-town Taco Bell after their 1981 show at the IU Auditorium. Still have their milk cartons. https://t.co/f0RgzpRRun— Mark Eccles (@EckDaddy) February 16, 2017
Here are some of our favorite write-in nominations for the Taco Bell of Walnut Hall of Fame, which has apparently sparked an alarmingly high number of relationships over the years. Some of the stories we were told in confidence aren’t even publishable.
I once puked out front of that TB at 9 pm on a Friday night right in front of some cops. They were definitely going to arrest me until they asked the lady next to me how she knew me. She promptly said, “this is my husband.” They laughed hysterically. Still in the dog house...— Ross lampkins (@DJRossDaddy) July 30, 2020
So many memories, but probably even more forgotten moments— Jonah Persinger (@JPERS_1226) July 30, 2020
Hey I blacked out there once and woke up in a packed Taco Bell wondering how the hell I got there. Apparently I wondered from the blues bar across the street. My friends lost me, I lost my phone (at that blues bar) I had vague, drunk directions for my Uber. Great visit!— WittnessTweets (@WittnessTweets) July 31, 2020
10 pm after an IU win, was in line at the drive thru when a guy pulls up to my passenger side on a moped and very obviously drunk, as one does after a victory. He asked me for a beer and I told him I didn't have any. He scoffs and scoots off, straight into a parked car. https://t.co/X1nIgfxwCr— alexander euchre (@JustHalx) July 30, 2020
I started at USA chant at 2 AM and they turned the lights off and stopped serving us until we stopped https://t.co/ey7xTZJCcM— Choblo Escabar (@Nickcrnjak5) July 30, 2020
Had a complete stranger pull out a fifth of Grey Goose and offer to pour it into my Baja Blast during Little 5 https://t.co/tk7oFS9cuJ— Coby (@CFrodd) July 30, 2020
Many people are saying this is the song of the summer:
Find the song, “Hammer the Meek” by Stone Carnival. Tells a story about a night at this Taco Bell in the 90s. Highly recommended! Google it.— Jon Day (@jondayword) July 30, 2020
Your golden burrito awards will be in the mail soon.