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threein73
12-23-2011, 09:33 AM
Are there any pregame festivities scheduled for opening night? IE a concert outside, etc????

kielbeze
12-23-2011, 09:55 AM
Yeah the PTO is meeting for our pre game tailgate in the blue crew lot on Penn. Ave next to arbys! :buddies: 5 oclock
And if it is music you are after El Pacero does some mean madonna covers.

Steagles
12-23-2011, 03:59 PM
PTO? I'll be there for the tailgate though

kielbeze
12-23-2011, 04:13 PM
Pacers Tailgating Orgization we tailgate every game We are on facebook and twitter @pacersTO. It is a lot of fun. Last year We had some pretty good turnouts. For the playoffs RomingGnome and Bills Even showed up on a Scooter wearing A$$less chaps!

The Sleeze
12-23-2011, 05:06 PM
Pacers Tailgating Orgization we tailgate every game We are on facebook and twitter @pacersTO. It is a lot of fun. Last year We had some pretty good turnouts. For the playoffs RomingGnome and Bills Even showed up on a Scooter wearing A$$less chaps!

That sounds horrible, but thanks for the mental image........:puke:

RobfromPacers
12-23-2011, 05:46 PM
There won't be any pregame concerts outside this year. The combo of the weather and shortened lead-up made it tough. However, we will have a festive environment pregame, so come down early.

BillS
12-24-2011, 08:40 AM
Pacers Tailgating Orgization we tailgate every game We are on facebook and twitter @pacersTO. It is a lot of fun. Last year We had some pretty good turnouts. For the playoffs RomingGnome and Bills Even showed up on a Scooter wearing A$$less chaps!

I think you are confusing us with Seth and Duke...

imbtyler
12-24-2011, 10:07 AM
Will there be a fire in a barrel for those of us who grew accustomed to Florida weather? Maybe I can keep warm by wearing my Fred Jones jersey over my multiple Reggie jerseys, over my McRoberts T-shirt, over my Fan Jam T-shirt, over my College Day T-shirt. That should be enough layers, right?

So I just bought my section 1/row 22/seat 15 ticket for Monday's game! I'm ecstatic and can't wait to see all the PTO/PDers in a couple days! Should be a ton of fun, and a great way to celebrate my birthday early!

RWB
12-24-2011, 10:17 AM
There won't be any pregame concerts outside this year. The combo of the weather and shortened lead-up made it tough. However, we will have a festive environment pregame, so come down early.

Rob, any specific times the doors will open for the first game?

I'll try to convince Mrs. RWB we need to check out the PTO guys and gals. One of my best memories was an opening game event (93?). Mrs. RWB and I arrived early for some festivities in the market and set a long time in the best seats we could get waiting for a Pacers event. Basically it was Duke Tomatoe and the PaceMates doing their thing.

Anyway we really did wait for a long time and right when the show was begining some idiot stood right in front of our table where she couldn't see and it appeared he had a few friends with him. A bunch of people would come up to him shake hands, chat for a second, and then leave.

Don't ever, ever, tick off Mrs. RWB and get between her and her PAcer event. She starts letting him have it for being inconsiderate, he needed to move, and needed to find a seat like everyone else who spent their time waiting for this.

It all came out before I got a chance to say babe don't do it..... My lovely wife but crazy Pacer fan just embarrassed the living daylights out of then Indianapolis mayor Stephen Goldsmith..... When I explained who he was (were not from Indy) she didn't care. All she knew is we traveled about 90 miles one way to see our beloved team and no one, but no one will ruin our festivities.

He looked dumbfounded and the little entourage surrounding him just smiled (Indiana State Police Officers) and moved away from this nut.

God l'm lucky and love that woman. Most people think it's just men that are so passionate about the Pacers.... not even close... just annoy Mrs. RWB, Lisa Gnome, or Mrs. Bill and you'll get an ear full if you hammer the blue and gold.

RobfromPacers
12-24-2011, 04:11 PM
That's a great story. Doors open at 6pm. We'll have music playing before doors, but I wouldnt expect the same movement before doors as past years because we won't have a to of plaza (outdoor) entertainment, so most will be waiting inside.

I'll make sure to tell the mayor to stay out of your wife's way.

xBulletproof
12-24-2011, 04:20 PM
It all came out before I got a chance to say babe don't do it..... My lovely wife but crazy Pacer fan just embarrassed the living daylights out of then Indianapolis mayor Stephen Goldsmith..... When I explained who he was (were not from Indy) she didn't care. All she knew is we traveled about 90 miles one way to see our beloved team and no one, but no one will ruin our festivities.

I'm friends with his daughter. I'm going to ask her to see if he remembers that the next time I talk to her. :laugh:

CreekShow
12-24-2011, 04:44 PM
Cant wait for Monday! I havent been to a Pacer game in a while, and opening night is a perfect way for me to come back. If I cant talk my friends into going tailgating we will be there. God knows we are probably going to be drinking in the parking lot when we get there anyways

RWB
12-24-2011, 07:55 PM
I'm friends with his daughter. I'm going to ask her to see if he remembers that the next time I talk to her. :laugh:

Would be pretty funny if he remembers. He might if he wasn't heckled too much during his administration. :D

Key questions.... a blonde, an angry woman, Pacers, at (I can't remember what the official name for the market was)? It was on the 2nd floor and Duke T was the main event with the Pacemates dancing along.

Steagles
12-26-2011, 03:49 PM
This is the lot across Pennsylvania from Conseco and on the north of South, correct?


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kielbeze
12-27-2011, 01:16 PM
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http://www.nba.com/pacers/photos/DSCF4595.JPG

threein73
12-27-2011, 06:23 PM
Hey, you guys are great, i was in town from ATL and gave you a holler as my wife/daughters and i walked to the game... awesome and someday i hope to join you...! hey, did anyone get home and realize they COULD have collected prizes from the kroger cards??? i am home now in hampton, GA and just "scratched" the cards we got and read that i needed to redeem during game last night! could have won pacers souvineers AND tickets!! i understand it is too late to get any concession prizes, but i wonder if any way to redeem the others??
anyone know?

kielbeze
12-27-2011, 06:39 PM
Hey, you guys are great, i was in town from ATL and gave you a holler as my wife/daughters and i walked to the game... awesome and someday i hope to join you...! hey, did anyone get home and realize they COULD have collected prizes from the kroger cards??? i am home now in hampton, GA and just "scratched" the cards we got and read that i needed to redeem during game last night! could have won pacers souvineers AND tickets!! i understand it is too late to get any concession prizes, but i wonder if any way to redeem the others??
anyone know?
I would assume you could redeem the prizes at the kiosk just right of the mail entrance. I did not read the card so I don't know if there was a date. I would still assume they would honor it.