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2 separate events being planned for Baylor fans attending the Holiday Bowl in San Diego
Get together being organized at a location to be determined in the Gas Lamp District prior to game day.
Tailgate being organized for pre-game festivities at Qualcomm Stadium.
Details to come as we get them.
Get ready for a fiesta!
Definitely in favor of some kind of get together/party on the 26th. Gas lamp is great. Also, Pacific Beach is great for beach front. Some awesome beach front bars.
Will have more info today...options have been worked out for Qualcomm and just need a couple of more specifics before moving forward.
I will see you at the tailgate. Looking forward to meeting you redfish!
Ok, here's the first step.
If you are interested in attending a tailgate on 27 Dec before the Bowl Game at Qualcomm Stadium, please do the following:
Send an e-mail to email@example.com with the following info:
1) Number of people in party
2) Parking required with number of vehicles...if you are planning on taking an alternate method of travel, i.e., trolley, cab, etc., just put 0.
I don't have specifics yet, as I need to guage interest/participation first, but let's plan on the tailgate being from 1:30 p.m. until gametime and figure on a cost of $20 per person. The times and pricing will more than likely change, but we will make this as cost effective as possible for everyone to attend with the idea being the usual...no profit, but let's get costs covered.
You can figure on food being provided for certain and as for now, let's figure on adult beverages being byob. We will provide some sort of accommodations to keep the adult beverages on ice.
As I get details, I will post them.
Feel free to ask questions and please post here so everyone can gather information.
Let's do this!
Thanks to Hard Core Bear, I have spoken with a solid caterer in San Diego that can take care of all of our needs for a turn key number of $30 per person.
While we considered cooking and serving ourselves, being in San Diego presents a bit of a challenge due to logistics of the supplies/equipment necessary to do that. We wouldn't have much for seating, tables, canopies, etc. We also won't be able to start until 1:30 p.m. at the earliest which means we would be cooking/preparing nearly the entire time. If we did it ourselves, it would be strictly BYOB.
Now for the good part: For $30 a head we get the following:
1)Chairs for the group
3)Several options of entrees with sides
4) Kegged beers with a few options
5) Wine options
6) Complete cooking/prepping of food that is local/regional cuisine unique to San Diego along with complete clean up
All we have to do is show up.
Now if price point is an issue, we could go down as low as the initially mentioned $20 per person, but we would only have maybe 2 entree options and only 1 beer option. For the extra $10, I think it's better to have options so everyone has the best potential to enjoy themselves. FYI, the cheapest adult beverage you will get inside the stadium is $8 a pop.
These price points are based on 100 people attending and the caterer is open to reducing the price point if the crowd grows to 300 and maybe even more if we get 500.
So far we have about 40 that have responded to me by e-mail so I'm sure we will have 100 and think we might reach 300 or more before it's all said and done.
Comments and suggestions are more than welcome, so let me know what you think.
The $30 option is perfect. Thanks again Mike.
+2 for the tailgate
Be sure to send me an e-mail.
That's the way I keep track of everyone and I don't want to miss anyone.
53 committments, thus far.
Please keep in mind that parking will be $15-20 extra.
Everyone I've talked with that is from San Diego has strongly suggested other means, especially the trolley.
Mike, it's been said before but can't be said enough:
You are truly an asset to Baylor Nation. Thanks for all your efforts toward furthering the Baylor gameday experience brother.
Hope my tweet helped
What's a tweet?
I'll have 3 with me redfish.
I put this out to 1500+ on Twitter
Please be sure to send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
That's the way I keep track of everyone and I don't want to miss anyone.
Folks, feel free to pass this info on to anyone that you know is attending the Bowl Game.
It's open to everyone and all are welcome to join in.
Spread the word!
I must have missed out on the final selection of the location of this tailgate.
You haven't missed the specific location.
Until I get an idea of headcount, I won't know where the caterer/event company want to put us. We will be at Qualcomm Stadium, but other than that I'm not sure at the moment.
I know we will be in the general proximity of the Baylor Alumni Tailgate, but there will be some separation.
As soon as I find out specifics, I will update.
Up to 70 committed now.
Remember, this tailgate is all-inclusive...You don't need to bring anything but your bodies.
Chairs, tables, canopies etc. will be furnished.
There will be restrooms nearby.
Baylor Tailgate in Cali...That's what's up!
Here's a few more details.
I have to turn in a guaranteed guest list by 18 Dec., which means anyone who plans on attending must be paid up by that time. There are a few differences in the way this tailgate will go as opposed to Floyd Casey.
Usually I welcome an unlimited amount of walk ups at Floyd Casey, but in San Diego, I will be unable to do that. The reason why is they provide food and beverages, based on the guaranteed count plus a not to exceed walk up number, that must be paid for whether that number shows up or not. So if I say I think 20 will walk up and only 10 do, I'm on the hook personally for the remainder of the 20.
This means it's important that I have a pretty accurate guest list because I'm not going to give a large walk up number.
Hopefully by the 18th, everyone will know whether they plan to attend or not because unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to accommodate a lot of walk ups.
I'm getting close to getting the menu and beverage choices and should have those posted by tonight.
It's going to be fun and I can't wait, but this one will take a little more planning on everyone's part than it does at Floyd Casey.
We have 92 commitments, thus far.
Growing at a nice pace...keep spreading the word!
We will be located in Lot J-4/J-5
Tentative menu will be:
Carne Asada, Pollo Asada, and Fish tacos....Basically Steak, Chicken, and Fish tacos with all the goodies, Refried beans, Mexican Rice, and Churros. All meat will be cooked and sliced/cubed (no ground meat). Tortillas will be fresh and done on site. The difference between "Texas" tacos and these will be the spices which the chef told me are quite different so that may be interesting.
Fresh made lemonade, sodas, bottled waters
4 kegs of beer to include Budweiser, Bud Light, Stone India Ale, and the 4th to be determined.
2 casks of California wine, one red and one white
The menu quantities are based on 300 people and are subject to change depending on final guest attendance tally.
There will be umbrella'd tables along with chairs
We will use wristbands as a guest confirmation method and will have a registration/confirmation table to obtain those. Because our method is being done by "Group contacts" rather than individual guests, this shoud be expedited quickly and without waiting. The Group contact simply goes to the registration table and gets the amount of wristbands they paid for and distributes them to their group themselves. For example, while we have 93 committed, thus far, there are 27 groups which means only 27 "group contacts" would need to go to the registration table. The wristbands will be non-transferrable in order to make sure that those that have paid, get what they paid for.
I'll put out more details as I get them.
This is going to be fun and I wish I was leaving now...Worse than a kid at Christmas!
I would recommend Red Trolley Ale as the keg to named later. Locally brewed. Good stuff.
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