Mechanical bull comes to LinX lounge

by | Feb 12, 2016 | A&E, North

Daniel Caudle

Humber students took the bull by the horns this week at Humber’s North campus.

Plaid, denim, cowboy hats and a mechanical bull could all be found at LinX pub for a modest gathering at Wednesday night’s country pub night.

The bull riding started at 3 p.m. – and within minutes some two dozen students had signed up to participate.

“This event is always busy and provides students with a study break and an opportunity to make memories” said Linx manager Daniela Trozzolo.

Country pub night attracted students from Humber College and University of Guelph-Humber to take their shot at eternal glory as the longest rider on the bull.

The event provided some much needed enjoyment for people riding the bull and for those watching people ride the bull, said Monica Amendala, a second year Justice Studies student at Guelph-Humber.

The Humber country night has featured a mechanical bull three times so far, the first time in September of 2014, providing students with a free way to dissolve their stress, said Trozzolo.

The company which provides the mechanical bull, Checkers Fun Factory, rents out different kinds of party-oriented equipment, such as bouncy castles and popcorn machines. The average person last about 10 to 12 seconds on the mechanical bull said Checkers employee Chris Barclay. The company provides equipment to bars across the GTA, including three mechanical bulls for rent, added Barclay.

In this case, the mechanical bull’s $1,400 daily rental fee was covered by Molson Coors due to the mutual endorsement between the brewery and LinX Lounge.

“People are a big fan of our equipment and find a thrill that they didn’t know was possible. After they sign the waiver they have the ability to hold on with one hand to reign supreme,” said Barclay.

With music playing from Kid Rock to Carrie Underwood, students sing along to their favorite songs as an external speaker blasts through the bar.

“This event will go on as long as possible,” said Trozzolo. “As long as it is sponsored, LinX will be able to provide the event free to students.”