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Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Eat My Boltage, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Eat My Boltage

    Eat My Boltage Well-Known Member

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    MODS, please make this a sticky so all can see.

    Hello All! I'm so glad the season is upon us :abq2: If you don't already know I'm taking part of the lead organizing the tailgaters but I'm gonna need all the help I can get.

    I'll be picking up the carne and pollo asada and the tortillas. We are gonna do a basic pot luck style bbq so I will need people who are attending to let me know via this forum what they are bringing that way everyone can see what's still needed and whats not. Also I will be taking money donations for future season games I am not footing the bill, I wish I could but I haven't won the lottery yet. Since I live up here in north county I will pick up the meat and I have an extra freezer for meat storage I will also bring a grill but we could definitely use another one to be there to help out as a back up. Some of the things we will need are:
    grated cheese
    pico de gallo or picante sauce
    guacamole
    sour cream
    black olives etc.
    That's just for the carne/pollo tacos. If there is any other special dishes that anyone wants bring that's ok too. Remember if everyone pitches in a little we will have enough for everyone, about 25-35 people roughly.
    I'll will be monitoring the Tailgater Social Group so everyone can contact me there, as well as PM or email.
    This looks to be the best season ever for the Chargers so let's try to make it the best for tailgating as well :icon_toast:
     
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  2. Osmekaman

    Osmekaman BoltTalker

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    That sounds awesome man.
    I hope you're still in Charge when I manage to get my sorry arse over to the States.
    Hope you guys have a blast.
    :icon_party:
     
  3. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Since I trolley to the game, I am very limited with what I can/cannot lug along w/ me.

    Don't worry, I'll be there donation in hand.
     
  4. TheLash

    TheLash Well-Known Member

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    it's me and MrsLash and 2 friends for the Dallas game.

    What do you prefer? Foodstuffs or $?

    I'll bring some grated chese and $ either way. BTW are you Ivan?

    Can't WaiT!!:abq1:
     
  5. Eat My Boltage

    Eat My Boltage Well-Known Member

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    cheese and a donation would be great! and yes I am Ivan. :tup:
     
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  6. TheLash

    TheLash Well-Known Member

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    Cool Hornblower told me you were the man!:icon_toast:
     
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  7. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I could buy some hot sauces and a thing of guac if you want

    and I'll contribute some stuff at later tailgates food wise
     
  8. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    I'll be bringing my usual haul of Heineken to the one game I go to this year (Oakland)
     
  9. TheLash

    TheLash Well-Known Member

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    when does the parking lot open saturday?
     
  10. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    According to Drunk's post at boltbunker, it opens at 3pm. :icon_toast:
     
  11. Rule12b

    Rule12b Well-Known Member

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    I will be there when it opens. I'm driving this go around so I'll pack up some beer and/or cocktail fixin's.
     
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  12. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    Only 4 hours before kickoff?
     
  13. Rule12b

    Rule12b Well-Known Member

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    Yep I got the letter today. The stadium will now open only 4 hours prior to kickoff for all games. It's a real shame. Tailgating is getting outlawed and eliminated thanks to people partying too hard and long before the games to behave during the games.:icon_shrug:
     
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  14. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    let's not get too paranoid and instead just roll iwth the punches
    make the four hours as hard of a party as five :lol:
     
  15. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    4 hours prior? Weeeeeeeeak.

    Oh well. We'll just have to rage harder in less time.
     
  16. Drunk

    Drunk Well-Known Member

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    Yeah thats pretty much bullsh.it.


    they said ALL games?
     
  17. rexy2006

    rexy2006 Well-Known Member

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    Y'all should quit cher beeyotchin'.

    See what BEARS fans have to put up with:

    No fun zone

    TAILGATERS TRASHED | Fans can no longer party in parking lot during games

    August 6, 2008
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    BY DAVE NEWBART Staff Reporter/dnewbart@suntimes.com

    For years outside Chicago Bears games, countless fans have shunned Soldier Field for the surrounding parking lots, where they watch the game on 60-inch televisions plugged into generators, enjoy a food and cocktail spread that rivals any restaurant buffet, and often slip into the comfort of an SUV to keep warm, or in the case of an RV, use the restroom on board.

    But the fun is about to end.

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    Tailgaters in the parking lot of Soldier Field before a Bears game. Under a new policy, fans will no longer be able to remain outside in parking lots during the games.
    (John H. White/Sun-Times file)

    Under a new policy that starts with the team's first exhibition game Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, fans will no longer be able to remain outside in parking lots during the games. Once the game starts, officials said, fans will have to cease tailgating.

    It's a policy that has some Bears fans roaring mad.

    "It's not fair. It's not right,'' said Dan Hunt, 27, a season ticket holder from the Northwest Side. "I have a real problem with this.''

    Hunt said friends or family often join him to tailgate with hopes of buying a ticket outside the game. In the past, those who failed to get tickets outside the stadium could stay and watch the game on TV until everyone returned for more tailgating after the game. Because of Soldier Field's location on the lakefront far from bars, Hunt said, fans without tickets are basically "stuck there'' during the game.

    But in an e-mail sent to season ticket holders Tuesday, the Bears said the move is part of a crackdown on unruly behavior. Dubbed "Help Stop UnBEARable Behavior,'' the campaign includes a new 10-person Event Services team that will wander the stands and parking lots searching for overly intoxicated fans to "proactively address'' problems and hotlines for fans to call or text to anonymously report unruly behavior. Fans who cause problems in the parking lots -- and not just in the stands -- can now lose their ticket privileges.

    Officials said the move was not in response to more problem drinking but part of a leaguewide push to improve fans' experience at the games.

    "These are proactive steps to make what we think is a great Sunday for football fans into a better experience,'' said Bears spokesman Scott Hagel.

    Luca Serra, senior manager for SMG, which manages Soldier Field, said the policy wouldn't affect "huge numbers of people'' because most who come to the lakefront go into the game. Lots affected include all those near Soldier Field, including one at Adler Planetarium, where RVs park. The 31st Street lot and lots outside Michael Reese Hospital would not be affected because they are not controlled by the Bears or the Park District, he said.
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    That should be fun to enforce. All they need is a bunch of pissy fans with fuzzy ears.
     
  18. TheLash

    TheLash Well-Known Member

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    Hey Ivan..

    I know we're in F3 in line w/ the trailer.
    what kind of truck do you ddrive so we can find you?
     
  19. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Does anybody know how you get a parking permit?
    That will get you in 5 hours before the game.
     
  20. dmercado70

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    i too am intrested in knowing about this .. but my gut feeling has me thinking that no matter what there will be a line of cars still to be in the way of entering the stadium parking lot .. unless they have a special entrance for those who have this parking permit !!!

    :2guns:

    btw rexy2006 that was a very intresting read !!!

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    the earth qill quake as the heavens reign above the charger blue skies
     
  21. rexy2006

    rexy2006 Well-Known Member

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    I cant see them having a special entrance for this. For people with parking passes/permits, they let you park in the "inner circle". But you still have to wait in line/battle your way into the parking lot.

    For those who attend games, getting into the lot and parking is an ongoing problem. I wonder if they have done anything to fix this. :icon_shrug:
     
  22. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    if they don't, then GTFO of my way because my SUV weighs more then a security guard :lol:
     
  23. rexy2006

    rexy2006 Well-Known Member

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    I asked Eat My Boltage regarding Saturday what I can bring to the TG.
    I havent gotten an answer yet.
    I would still love to know.

    Also, Lash has asked what kind of truck EMB drives, so we can look and aim for it when we are trying to get close to F3.

    Wandering minds wanna know.
    :icon_toast:
     
  24. rexy2006

    rexy2006 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if we will still have to go over berms and payoff/runover parking nazis like last year. What a farce.
     
  25. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    So are we tailgating at the usual area between G3 and F3 and with Trumpie?
     
  26. TheLash

    TheLash Well-Known Member

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    Trumpy told me that Eay My Boltage is coordinating it this year in the same spot. And yes Hornblower will be there:icon_toast:
     
  27. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    er...hehehe :unsure:
     
  28. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Nice!
     
  29. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    Hey Ray, who is Quetin Jammer? I hadn't heard of him, but you have him in your sig.
     
  30. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I never noticed that, and I've had this sig since 2005. :lol:

    Quetin is his brother from another mother.
     

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