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Photos courtesy of Drake’s Photo Bureau: Jenny Koska

Hundreds of students left the Olmsted parking lot around 3 a.m. on Saturday covered in lemon, cherry and vanilla custard after their attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest custard pie fight. The previous record was set with 671 people from The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey on Nov. 11 2010.

By the numbers

1,700 pies baked in preparation

675+ record-breaking pie fight participants

700 dollars raised for Peaks 4 Poverty

The pie fight was a part of the Dogtown After Hours event organized by the Student Activities Board, Crawford Hall Executive Council, Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils and Student Senate.

In the hours leading up to the pie fight, Olmsted filled with students playing laser tag, rocking out to the headphone disco, taking swing dancing lessons and getting henna tattoos. Raffle tickets were sold throughout the night with proceeds going to an AIDS/HIV awareness organization founded by a Drake alumna called Peaks 4 Poverty. Attendees also took part in casino events and food eating contests and saw performances by Drake’s own TrebbelMakers and Brochal Chords.

Around 1:30 a.m. the Olmsted Center began to empty as students filed outside.

Cries of, “Don’t touch the pies!” filled the air as as students lined themselves up for what might soon be declared the world’s sweetest scuffle ever.

What’s next?

To be certified as a world record, information about the event and signatures from the observers will be sent to Guinness World Records authorities in England to be reviewed

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