We all know someone who's had one of those nights.
Whether it's a best friend, a pledge brother or a stranger on the T-Link, the victims of VolBlackout walk among us every day.
Through Twitter and Instagram accounts, VolBlackout reaches almost 9,000 people. While many students remain indifferent, others relish the experience. Thousands enjoy the resulting uploads to social media.
The pictures posted on the VolBlackout sites range from relatively-tame to embarrassing.
One student shared her experience anonymously.
"I got on the site the weekend of my birthday," she said. "I drank a bottle of wine and took one too many shots. I ended up passing out in a Wendy's bathroom, later on getting kicked out by the manager."
Despite the seemingly distressing situations shown in the photos, the reactions of the subjects are overwhelmingly positive.
"I think it's funny. It's my 15 minutes of fame," said one featured student. "It's like a badge of honor that lets people know you party hard. Too hard sometimes."
Some students view the site as a memoir chronicling the life of a college student.
"I really don't see it as a big deal or anything," said one source. "It's one of those things that could happen to anybody, it just so happened to be me this time."
For other students, VolBlackout debuts have become a frequent occurrence.
"I've been on it five times," one student said. "One or two is okay, but I'd rather not have gotten on (VolBlackout) five times."
The response to VolBlackout social media sites begs the question: Why are UT students so fascinated by photos of their highly intoxicated peers?
"VolBlackout is kind of like having a Gossip Girl for the UT campus," said a student. "My friends and I always look at the pictures to see if we recognize anyone."
"I think the biggest reason why people like it is the humor it provides when you wake up on a Saturday or Sunday and see people you know with sharpie mustaches drawn all over them," another student said.
Some find the sites a common denominator among students, engendering solidarity on campus.
"For the most part everyone can relate to the time they were 'that guy,' and we like laughing at other people's mistakes," a source stated.
Mississippi State students, too, enjoy BulldogBlackout. Likewise, Auburn students are entertained by Tiger Snooze, while students at MTSU turn to MT Blackout for their weekend amusement.
Students who appear on the site seem to accept their fates without much regret.
"I wouldn't say I'm proud of it," one student remarked, "but I'm most certainly not ashamed."