More accurately, coed-passing. By the mid-1970s it was considered "sort of traditional" at many college football games.

What it involved: "a group of fellows sitting behind a coed suddenly picks her up and begins bouncing her — like a sack of potatoes — over their heads to the next row. And up she goes, maybe 75 rows."

So it was like crowd surfing, but entirely involuntary on the part of the coed being flung overhead. And more dangerous, I would think.

According to Wikipedia, "Iggy Pop may have invented crowd surfing at 1970's Cincinnati Summer Pop Festival." I wonder if the idea of crowd surfing spread from music festivals to football games, or if it was the other way around.

Centre Daily Times (Pennsylvania) - Sep 30, 1976

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Jan 16, 2024
     Category: Fads | Sports | 1970s | Women

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