OK, so here's what's going down on Saturday before the Emerald Bowl:
I will arrive at the AT&T Park parking lots around 1PM. Assuming space, I will purchase two spots in Lot A, parking in one and setting up a tent in the other. Anyone who wants to park next to me (other side of the tent), shoot me an email so we can hook up beforehand and coordinate.
I drive a mid-90's green Saturn wagon, so look for that next to the tent. Also, I'll be attaching banners that look like this to the top of the tent:
The current forecast for Saturday is a few showers, 30% chance of precipitation, temperature between 52° and 42°. Everyone's going to want to bundle up for a night game at AT&T Park in December.
In addition, I'll be bringing plates, utensils, soft coolers filled with ice and a few beers, a stereo (w/ Cal Band CDs), and a football to toss around. Also, I'll be bringing nametag stickers so everyone can identify each other by their blog handles.
Finally, I'll be bringing a small Coleman grill. Not sure if I'll bring anything to grill with, but if anyone else brings burgers or sausages or whatever, we'll be able to cook 'em.
Obviously, with a pot-luck, I'll be asking people to bring a contribution. Drinks, snacks, whatever, it doesn't have to be a lot, but something to share would be cool. If you're already committed to another tailgate (such as the CAA tailgate) but want to just stop by for 10 or 20 minutes, you'll of course be welcome, and don't feel like you need to bring something to our tailgate as well.
Calfan was awesome enough to come up with a quick list of things people can bring to the tailgate, and I've copied it here. If you know what you're bringing, please leave it in the comments section below so that everyone else can plan accordingly:
- Cheese & Crackers
- Other dips
- Bread & Dip (e.g., spinach and artichoke)
- Mixed veggies & Ranch dressing
- Pasta salad
- Other pastries and baked goods
To make it easier on everyone, things brough in disposable plastic containers are best, rather than tins or tupperware that you might want back after the game.
...and that's all I can think of for now. I'm looking forward to meeting you guys on Saturday. Go Bears! Beat the Hurricanes!