Festival + kravall = Festivall
What is a “kravall” you may wonder?
Non-student proper definition: a riot
Student (Linköping) definition: PARTY 😀
Last night, I went to my first kravall ever and initiated my medical student party tailcoat or läkarfrack. Festivallen is a party organised by the party committee of the medical school, mainly aimed its students of course. So yeah, basically one could see students from every semester (there are 11 semesters hence 11 classes of over 100-ish students) at the party. At a kravall, you wear your party student “uniform” or ovve which is according to your study program. But since we’re medical students and are “a bit more special”, we wear tailcoats (frack) and not overalls (hence the word ovve) like everyone else. At every kravall you go to you collect a badge which you then put on your ovve, to show everyone all the events you have been to of course. I officially have my first stamp! 😀
Before leaving to the pre-party and getting it dirty for the first time, Linköping medic represent! 😀
I borrowed my friend’s bike and overcame my fear of biking in a city. We started at a preparty at a friend’s house, where her roomie invited people from her class to – which happens to be my future class starting next semester. My future classmates are super friendly and welcoming, and I’m less scared of changing class once again. They even invited me to their upcoming klassittning (class party). It was nice to meet those I will graduate as a doctor with in two years! 🙂
Can this snapchat photo be any darker?
We biked to the kravall at the Linköping main campus, Valla (not the hospital campus where we basically live!) where I unfortunately lost one of my bag’s wings on the way. We came in, and as my first ever proper school-wide student party in Linköping ever, I was impressed. Everyone dressed in similar uniforms representing their study programs, and three different rooms with different music. And these rooms were BIG. I’d estimate about 700 students at the party. Amazing.
It’s the first time I used this bag and it already lost one wing… No one has replied on the Facebook event page regarding if they’ve found the other wing… So so sad 😦
My friend and classmate Laura and I at the biggest room of Kårallen! Yes I know this is also yet another super great dark photo.
At the end of the night, Thomas Stenström the artist behind one of my major “missing Sweden super summer feelings” songs called “Slå mig hårt i ansiktet” performed. Breathtaking.
THOMAS STENSTRÖM ARRGHHAAA
I woke up the next day at my friend’s place with a massive headache but with the realisation that oh my God I had such an amazingly good time last night. So who cares about the hangover. But now it’s time for Värnamo.
It was a good weekend back in Linköping but now my placement continues. Now I’m in Värnamo for primary care for the next two weeks. Wish me luck! 🙂