Hershey Tailgate Party - 6/6/09

All right, everyone. Since it sounds like there's significant interest, I'm pulling together an impromptu tailgate party at 3 PM on Saturday in the Giant Center parking lot. If you're going to be up in Hershey for game 3, comment here and let me know you're coming and what you're bringing.

Now: the details.

To find me, look for a gray Mazda 3 black Toyota RAV4 underneath or near the Section 103 sign in the Giant Center parking lot. It's pretty far out, I know, but it'll give us room to spread out and should attract less attention from security. I'll be arriving at approximately 3 PM; sorry it can't be earlier, but I have skating lessons on Saturday afternoons that end a little after 1 PM. (EDIT: I had to take a larger car, as I couldn't get the portable table plus four people into the Mazda. A sadness, but look for the RAV4 instead.)

Security has told me "no alcohol" and "no open flames". It sounded to me like they thought a little portable propane grill would be okay, so I'm going to see if I can scare one of those up from somewhere. If someone has one, please comment here, and bring it; otherwise, I'll find one somewhere.

I'm going to do this as a potluck of sorts. Assuming I can get my hands on a grill, I will bring hamburgers and hot dogs, a cooler with a couple of packs of sodas, and a Frisbee. I still need to find someone to bring:

  • Trimmings for the dogs/burgers (ketchup,mustard, relish, cheese, chili, whatever suits you)
  • Hot dog and hamburger buns
  • Plates
  • Solo cups
  • Napkins
  • Cutlery
  • Chips (got one person bringing these, wouldn't mind another)
  • A portable foldup table if someone has one.
  • A good-sized cooler
  • Ice (can be had at the Walmart or CVS about five minutes away)
  • A grill if someone has one
  • Any other outdoor games, keep in mind we'll be in a parking lot
  • Anything else you can think of

Think very hard before bringing anything with mayonnaise in it; the odds of it keeping aren't that good and I do NOT want anyone to miss the game with stomach cramps, or worse, in the hospital with food poisoning.

**** IMPORTANT ****

Please bring your own chair/blanket. As I don't want to get tossed out, I don't want to see alcohol bottles/cans and I'll ask you to put them away if I see them. I hear Solo cups hold all kinds of drinks, though.

I look forward to seeing you all there! Please comment here if you're coming, how many in your group (so I can get a headcount) and what you're bringing. I'd like to have responses by Friday morning if possible but I will monitor through Friday evening at 11 PM.

**** UPDATE 6/5 AM ****

For those of you bringing stuff - think 25-30 people. I'm bringing enough for 30, and if there's extra, so be it.

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