Attention MOBSTERS and MOB Adjacents!

Just in time for the online Homecoming we have an attempt to capture some of the unrecorded (and likely extremely checkered) history of the famous (infamous?) Rice Mob. For some reason I agreed to cooperate with this:

Hey MOB, MOBalums and MOBfriends!

Tl;dr– send us a 15s video of what the MOB means to you and/or a 1-2 minute video telling one of your favorite MOB stories! Submit here:

In honor of Homecoming and the MOB’s 50th anniversary as a scatter band, we’re putting on MOB History Night, a guided tour through the MOB’s past, present, and future!

We want to tell the story of MOB from the perspective of current MOBsters, MOBalums, and the Rice community as a whole, and to do so we need YOUR help! We’re looking for anyone who’s willing to share their MOB memories to send in a short 15 second video about what MOB means to you, or a 1-2 minute video telling your favorite MOB story, to be featured at MOB History Night.

Fill out this formby October 24, 2020 at 11:53:30 PMto submit your MOB stories, and contact Amanda Suarez ( or Xiaoyao Gao ( if you have any technical difficulties or questions about the event. Thank you so much for participating!

I for one would like to hear what these people have to say for themselves:


MOB walking on sidewalk with instruments, fedoras, sunglasses and (toy) guns

Bonus: I caught campus photographer Tommy Lavergne on campus the other day, fully compliant with all coronavirus regulations.



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7 Responses to Attention MOBSTERS and MOB Adjacents!

  1. marmer01 says:

    That is the famous picture of MOB director Ken Dye flanked by his “bodyguards,” from 1988 or so.

    • Robert Brazile says:

      Marty, think that might be Franz Weller and Chris Kreidler on either side of Ken, making it most likely fall 1982.

      • Marty Merritt says:

        Ah, I think you’re right. First year for the polyester uniforms and fedoras.

        • Robert Brazile says:

          Yep. Also I think maybe Keith Bourque behind Chris, and obviously Dave behind Ken. First year of poly, my second year.

  2. Xiaoyao Gao says:

    Thanks so much for cooperating with our antics and giving our event a shout out! We’re excited to share some legendary MOB history with everyone very soon.

  3. grungy1973 says:

    1982, in College Station

  4. Karen says:

    And Chris Conway behind with the violin.

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