Time to start planning everyone. Since Adam and the Houston Astros are stealing opening day thunder, and due to the difficulties getting opening weekend tickets in bulk, I proposed that we move our official beginning of the season tailgate to a bit later into opening month. Stoners rejoice or possible just show up a little late and have the munchies. The plan is to have the tailgate before the April 20th game against the Seattle Mariners. This is a Saturday with gametime scheduled for 7:05p. With the Rangers getting the national love with Opening Night baseball and possibly the another national game in the opening homestand against the Angels, hopefully this gametime won't move.
Now for the deets:
Food: I know a guy who knows a guy that is gonna get us 70 lbs of crawfish. Add to that potatoes, corn, mushrooms and onions and we're gonna have a proper crawfish boil. I found a recipe for fresh andouille and my guy also said he can get a deal on blue crab too. So if you're allergic to shellfish, avoid this area of the tailgate. Prices aren't set yet, but a rough estimate is around $10/person.
Location: This is where I need some help. We've held the last two (or three) LSBTG's in Lot B. The parking attendants and security are getting more and more strict on our shenanigans and without the rain last year, it may have been even tougher for everyone to sneak in. We need an in with the team or the parking people. Someone who can guarantee us a spot either in Lot B or possible back at Angrydome Island in Lot D as early as 9-10am on game day. We can collect funds and reserve 10-15 spaces again and everyone else can park elswhere and walk or wait until the gates open. CHUCK! If you're reading this, tell us what we need to to and we'll do it.
The Game: Last two tailgates have been great as far as the seats. TG4's seating was organized by knockoutking and although he sat my wife and I away from the main group, I still love him. TG5 was handled by Brad and it went great too. So.... would either of you like to step up and handle the group ticket buy and handle the Paypal and record keeping etc? We can sort out what ticket level everyone is willing to sit at and go from there in this post.
Misc: Tables, canopies, grills for the shellfish intolerant, beer, drinks, games etc can be hashed (haha, 4/20, derp) out in the comments of this and subsequent posts.
I love you all and I love these tailgates. All are welcome.