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Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2014, 10:15:37 AM »
So is the consensus to attend or forgo?  This is my first NHC and am looking to take advantage of all that is offered, but if the general sentiment is save $50 and do something else then I don't have a problem doing so.

Cheers and looking forward to next month!

I'm going, and think the outdoor venue will solve a lot of the problem.  However, this is the last chance for the BNA.
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Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2014, 10:18:24 AM »
So is the consensus to attend or forgo?  This is my first NHC and am looking to take advantage of all that is offered, but if the general sentiment is save $50 and do something else then I don't have a problem doing so.

Cheers and looking forward to next month!

Well, since it's in a ballpark I doubt space will be an issue.  All you can eat and drink, plus they are going to have activities like fast pitch contest, dunk a brewcaster, etc., I think $50 is well spent.  And it's a perfect filler for the hole left by the AHA from removing Pro night.
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Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2014, 10:20:43 AM »
So is the consensus to attend or forgo?  This is my first NHC and am looking to take advantage of all that is offered, but if the general sentiment is save $50 and do something else then I don't have a problem doing so.

Cheers and looking forward to next month!

I'm going, and think the outdoor venue will solve a lot of the problem.  However, this is the last chance for the BNA.

I'm not going for reasons outlined previously, also I am not fond of constant d*ck and fart jokes.

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Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2014, 10:20:51 AM »
So is the consensus to attend or forgo?  This is my first NHC and am looking to take advantage of all that is offered, but if the general sentiment is save $50 and do something else then I don't have a problem doing so.

Cheers and looking forward to next month!

Maybe I'm just too old to appreciate it, but I won't be spending $50 to go.
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Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2014, 10:47:45 AM »
I have looked at a couple of the BNA NHC threads over there.

This one has to be corrected next to last [post.

http://thebrewingnetwork.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=31664&start=32
The guy who said Disco Demolition was at Tiger Stadium has that all wrong. It was at Comisky Park in Chicago with a local DJ, Steve Dahl, as the master of cerimonies.

I didn't want to say anything about that to be polite.  I think it was between games of a double header with Cleveland.  The fans stormed the field and game two was a forfeit for Cleveland.
I never heard of it, but here is what the wikipedia page says:
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Disco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion that took place on July 12, 1979, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. At the climax of the event, a crate filled with disco records was blown up on the field between games of the twi-night doubleheader between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers. Many of those in attendance had come to see the explosion rather than the games and rushed onto the field after the detonation. The playing field was damaged both by the explosion and by the rowdy fans to the point where the White Sox were required to forfeit the second game of the doubleheader to the Tigers.
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Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2014, 12:16:00 PM »
I have looked at a couple of the BNA NHC threads over there.

This one has to be corrected next to last [post.

http://thebrewingnetwork.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=31664&start=32
The guy who said Disco Demolition was at Tiger Stadium has that all wrong. It was at Comisky Park in Chicago with a local DJ, Steve Dahl, as the master of cerimonies.

I didn't want to say anything about that to be polite.  I think it was between games of a double header with Cleveland.  The fans stormed the field and game two was a forfeit for Cleveland.
I never heard of it, but here is what the wikipedia page says:
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Disco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion that took place on July 12, 1979, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. At the climax of the event, a crate filled with disco records was blown up on the field between games of the twi-night doubleheader between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers. Many of those in attendance had come to see the explosion rather than the games and rushed onto the field after the detonation. The playing field was damaged both by the explosion and by the rowdy fans to the point where the White Sox were required to forfeit the second game of the doubleheader to the Tigers.

Hey...I was close.  I also seem to remember beer being discounted (to ensure a sellout) so that it was almost free.  It retrospect, it probably wasn't a good idea.  The cheap beer fueled the rowdy fan behavior.  I think this was the brainchild of Bill Veeck.  He was famous for publicity stunts, like signing a midget and sending him to bat in a game.
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Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2014, 01:59:30 PM »
Back on topic, we don't plan on going. Mrs. R says she will just want a quiet evening with a beer and dinner after stewarding all day for the 2nd round. Sounds like a plan to me.
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Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2014, 02:34:54 PM »
So is the consensus to attend or forgo?  This is my first NHC and am looking to take advantage of all that is offered, but if the general sentiment is save $50 and do something else then I don't have a problem doing so.

Cheers and looking forward to next month!

I have been happy going to NHC for many years without attending BNA ever.  Wednesday is a good night to see what's available locally within walking distance, which is usually quite a bit.
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Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2014, 03:52:05 PM »
I'll be there, but that's no surprise
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Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2014, 06:14:29 AM »
So is the consensus to attend or forgo?  This is my first NHC and am looking to take advantage of all that is offered, but if the general sentiment is save $50 and do something else then I don't have a problem doing so.

Cheers and looking forward to next month!

I have been happy going to NHC for many years without attending BNA ever.  Wednesday is a good night to see what's available locally within walking distance, which is usually quite a bit.

not that this will change Jeff's stance, but just a reminder that it is on Thursday night this year for anyone thinking about going.

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Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2014, 06:37:16 AM »
I'll be there this year.  Told the girlfriend to choose which tickets she wanted and she picked the VIP ones... so I guess we're finally important.
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Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2014, 10:53:14 AM »
I'll definitely skip the BN party this year unless someone drags me to it.
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Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2014, 11:00:05 AM »
Well any crowding issues should be resolved with this venue.  This is where the Michigan Brewers Guild has their Winter Beer Festival each year.  That's an 800+ beer/6000 person event.
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Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2014, 11:06:14 AM »
I'll definitely skip the BN party this year unless someone drags me to it.

I feel the same way.  Maybe we can go grab a few beers, instead.
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Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2014, 11:44:30 AM »

I'll definitely skip the BN party this year unless someone drags me to it.

I feel the same way.  Maybe we can go grab a few beers, instead.
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