What to bring:
- Snacks (wine and cheese)
- A date and friends
- Hiking/dancing shoes
- Sunny/cold weather clothing
What not to bring:
- Negative vibes
- Rude people
Pack it in…Pack it out.
Saturday morning started off with a SHABANG! Gregory Golf rolls over in his bed to stop his alarm clock from exploding his head. Stumbling out of bed and into the living room he recalls the night before. There were visitors… but who?
“Thump thump thump,” the ground of the living room was shaking.. A nice beat playing over a subwoofer that seemed all to large came from the garage.
Ah, that’s right, its the rappers from San Fransisco who have come to play at the Shabang 4 today!
The Shabang began last year when Greg Golf and his buddies decided to start throwing little kickbacks on the Cuesta Ridge and Boy oh Boy it has been growing and growing.
The most recent Shabang had nearly 500 visitors and they are expected to only grow.
Shabang’s occur typically every quarter and they are free of charge, however, donations are largely accepted.
Apart from the live music and beautiful people that occupy the ridge once in a blue moon, the scenery is amazing.
From start to finish I was never bored on the hike; an array of colors I had never before seen in San Luis Obispo was before me, and to top it off the sunset brought the night to life.
“Looking out over the beautiful Central Coast landscape actually made me start to tear up,” Cal Poly freshman Elliot Kirk explained “I never wanted to leave.”
Elliot has made the hike with me several times since our first visit to the Ridge while at a Shabang. And it hasn’t gotten old for either of us.
“The Ridge lights me up,” Cal Poly freshman Cat Cutheral claimed, “Don’t tell anyone but I don’t even go up for the music, I just absolutely love the scenery.”
If you’ve never been to a Shabang or up to the Cuesta Ridge, well, you are strongly encouraged to go by every avid hiker and Shabanger in San Luis Obispo.