After Illinois announced that it would be holding its Chicago alumni event at World of Beer in Evanston, Northwestern fans were more than a little bit irritated at the Illini's plans. After all, Evanston isn't Chicago — the real Chicago has an Illini bar — and it was a clear move by Illinois to try to rustle some feathers at their rival school "up north." NU fans were even more upset at World of Beer for agreeing to host such an event.
A group of Northwestern fans in the "Wildside" student group made a Facebook group about the event and planned to protest it from outside the bar. Some of the 285 people who said they were "attending" even planned to buy $25 tickets to crash the party from inside. So after all the backlash, World of Beer decided to cancel the event, and sent us this in response (please excuse the typos. It was sent from an iPhone):