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Discussion in 'Tailgating, Ticket Exchange, and Get-Togethers' started by JeremyCuse, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. JeremyCuse

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    With TexanMark and his crew hard at work organizing the away game tailgates I wanted to take a moment and update everyone on the Fine lot tailgates. Planning is well underway for this year's home schedule which kicks off with the Friday night game against Colgate.

    We have had some changes the past few years with the tailgates that I am sure most of you have noticed. Most of these changes have been successful and we are looking forward to another great year. One of the things you will notice about this year is an upgrade in equipment. Due to the success of the Fine Lot 50/50 (led by our own Consigliere) we were able to generate enough money for some much needed equipment to deal with the crowds the tailgates are now generating.

    For those of you involved with Fine Lot Tailgates our chef schedule is being worked on now and will be circulated in the near future. If your interested in become a fine lot tailgate chef for a game or assisting just reply here or send me a PM and we can work on getting you set up.

    For the tailgates themselves we will continue utilizing the wrist band process and the $10 per person charge ($5 for young kids). We are looking at the potential of having one of the tailgates catered like we did last year, more info will become out about that in the fall.

    If anyone has any questions, ideas, suggestions, etc please share them as this is the perfect time to get and give feedback. I will update this thread through the summer with any and all developments.

    Thanks I look forward to seeing everyone in the fall.
     
  2. Consigliere

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    And as we will be going forward with the 50-50 raffles this year, if anyone has any suggestions on amenities or equipment that can improve your tailgating experience, let us know and we'll add it to the wish list. We closed last year with a portable sound system complete with microphone and PA and will be unveiling our major purchase at the Colgate game.
     
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  3. weedsportwarriors

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    Jeremy, I don't have my own portable grill but if anyone needs a break on the grill I can fill in. As always, we are up for bringing food, just let us know.
     
  4. SUFaninNJ

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    As always, thanks for all that you guys do. It's very much appreciated.
     
  5. AirForceOrange

    AirForceOrange 2017 Iggy Award Winner

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    Newbie here...where is the Fine Lot located and where/when do we buy the wrist bands for the tailgate? Also, do we need to bring anything?
     
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  6. rrlbees

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    Corner of Henry and East Raynor. Back along the tree line.

    Buy bands at the tailgate for $10.

    Do not need to bring anything. The $10 covers everything. Food and drink. But you can bring something if you'd like.

    Here is a map that shows the parking lots.
     

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  7. AirForceOrange

    AirForceOrange 2017 Iggy Award Winner

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    Thanks Bees...Will I be able to park in the VA parking since I am retired military? Or is that used for football games only?
     
  8. rrlbees

    rrlbees 2017 ESPN Tourney Challenge Winner Staff Member

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    I'm pretty sure ex-military can park in the VA hospital for football.
     
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  9. dan7800

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    Looking forward to these tailgates. Great bunch of people to hang with before games.
     
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  10. weedsportwarriors

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    I believe you have to have a VA ID card to park in the VA garage.
     
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  11. AirForceOrange

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    I have a retired military ID card. I parked there for a basketball game during the holidays last year...So I would assume that would still work...
     
  12. AirForceOrange

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    What time does the tailgate typically start?
     
  13. dan7800

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    About 24 hours prior to kickoff
     
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  14. TexanMark

    TexanMark Tailgating Guru

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    I parked in the VA garage with my retired military ID.
     
  15. TexanMark

    TexanMark Tailgating Guru

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    Tailgate Plans

    Key Positions: Tailgate Commander (TCC), Assistant Commander (Asst CC), 50/50, Banker/Wrist Bands, Beer Guy

    Colgate Set-up 3ish
    TCC: TexanMark
    Asst CC's: JeremyCuse, Cuseregular, gocusecaz
    50/50: Consigliere
    Banker/WristBands: Lincolncuse + others as needed
    Beer Guy: CuseNewbie

    Louisville Set-up 4ish
    TCC: Consigliere
    Asst CC's: CajunCuse, Giaco, others TBD by Consigliere
    50/50: Consigliere or Proxy
    Banker/Wristbands: Lincolncuse + others as needed
    Beer Guy: CuseNewbie

    USF Set-up 11ish (BOARD TAILGATE)
    TCC: JeremyCuse
    Asst CC's: GoCuseCaz, WeedsportWarrior, Tomcat, RRLbees
    50/50: Consigliere
    Banker/WristBands: TexanMark/Orangello/JeremyCuse/Nell
    Beer Guy: CuseNewbie

    VTech Set-up TBD
    TCC: JeremyCuse
    Asst CC: DCCuse, WeedsportWarrior, GoCuseCaz, JSOrange97
    50/50: Consigliere
    Banker/WristBands: RRLbees
    Beer Guy: CuseNewbie

    NC State Set-up TBD
    TCC: Cuseregular
    Asst CC: RRLbees, tomcat, Nell (Desserts), Mrs. Cuseregular?, CuseKay20
    50/50: Consigliere
    Banker/WristBands: JSOrange97
    Beer Guy: CuseNewbie

    FSU Set-up TBD
    TCC:
    Asst CC: JSOrange97
    50/50: Consigliere
    Banker/WristBands:
    Beer Guy: CuseNewbie
     
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  16. dan7800

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    Sorry if this is the wrong thread, but are the Fine Lot'ers going to be in NJ for the ND game?
     
  17. cuseguy

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    Some of us will. But the tailgate setup is uncertain at this point.
     
  18. TexanMark

    TexanMark Tailgating Guru

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    I think at this point we are going to identify a parking lot and try to congregate there. Due to volume of fans...it will mostly be a BYOF/B affair.
     
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  19. rrlbees

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    Lot D
     
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    Idk if I've attended enough to be called a "fine lot'er" or not, but I'll be there!!


    And hopefully soon be living close enough to earn that title!
     
  21. JeremyCuse

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    The tailgates usually start 3-4 hour prior to kickoff we will have a post for every tailgate that outlines our projected start times, the menu etc. The people in charge aka the head chefs usually arrive first and get some stuff set up before people start coming through. As Bees noted the $10 charge covers food and drinks. However, if you want to bring your own beer or what not that is certainly fine as we try to get a wide variety but obviously people have their own preferences. We also are always happy to except any beer/booze to add to our stockpile be it leftovers, something you don't like that much or just a donation.
     
  22. AirForceOrange

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    Cool...thanks for the info!!
     
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    CuseNewbie is clearly the peoples champion.
     
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    I am in!
     
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    Thanks man!
     
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