A kegstand is a drinking activity in which participants stand on their hands over a beer keg and try to drink as much as possible at one time or for as long as possible. Others help support the drinker's legs and put a keg spigot in Stander's mouth because standing on his hands would take up his hands. Kegstands are particularly popular as part of the US student drinking culture.

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In popular culture

In the community, Troy (Donald Glover) is a football recruit star player who breaks both his arms while performing a rare and difficult "barrel flip" on the barrel stand. In Scream 2, the character is seen doing Keg his stand in the background of the Omega Beta Zeta Mixer. In Stranger Things, new character Billy Hargrove receives the title of "Keg King" from Steve Harrington during his first party at Hawkins. In It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, in the episode "Underage Drinking: A National Concern", gang members are seen kegging at an underage party. In The Sims 3 Expansion Pack University Life, Sims can do a barrel stand. In the song "Frog On The Floor" by 100 gecs, Laura Les describes a frog that "stands up on its paws and barrels".

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  • the quantity contained in a keg small cask or barrel



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