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|Zach|
10-17-2012, 04:02 PM
Matt Besler, Kei Kamara, and Jimmy Nielsen of Sporting Kansas City.

Sporting Kansas City stars Matt Besler, Kei Kamara and Jimmy Nielsen will “Flip the Switch” as honored guests at the KCP&L Plaza Lighting Ceremony. 41 Action News Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak will host the ceremony, which will feature a performance by The Elders, followed by a free hour-long concert from The Elders immediately after the ceremony. The ceremony is held on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22nd, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at a new location on the Country Club Plaza.

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The ceremony main stage has been moved to a brand new location on Nichols Road and Pennsylvania, near Brio Tuscan Grille and Burberry. The stage will be located on Nichols Road, just west of Pennsylvania, and will face east. The new location features a larger gathering area that will allow for more attendees to have great views of the ceremony’s exciting onstage entertainment and the Flip of the Switch.

Best views of the ceremony stage will be in the Nichols & Pennsylvania intersection, and along Nichols Road between Pennsylvania and Broadway. Several nearby garages will provide free parking close to the stage.

The program begins at 6:00 p.m., with the flip of the switch at 6:50 p.m. by Besler, Kamara and Nielsen. Fireworks displays begin immediately after the flip of the switch, behind the main stage over the parking garage by Bank of America and atop The InterContinental Hotel. In addition to Besler, Kamara and Nielsen, look for appearances by many other Sporting Kansas City players. The ceremony wraps up at 7:00 p.m. Kansas City favorite The Elders will perform a free concert immediately following the ceremony on the main stage.

Incredible community performances will fill the ceremony from beginning to end. The Elders will perform during the ceremony (and at the post-ceremony concert). Choirs from KSHB-TV’s “Sounds of The Holiday” will kick-off the entertainment with holiday favorites. Along with them will be finalists and previous winners from the KC Superstar singing competition, sponsored by the Jewish Community Center.

Recommended nearby parking garages include Valencia Garage (by Gap and H&M) on the north side of 47th and Pennsylvania, Granada Garage (behind Standard Style) on Pennsylvania just south of 47th Street, and Seville Garage (near Capital Grille and Bank of America) behind the main stage on Jefferson and Nichols Road.

KCP&L is pleased to bring such a beloved tradition to Kansas City for the thirteenth year running. KCP&L employee volunteers will be raising money for Salvation Army’s Season of Giving. Listen for that familiar sound of jingling bells.

Follow the KCP&L Plaza Lights on Facebook and Twitter all season long to stay connected with Plaza Lighting Ceremony details, holiday trivia, contests and promotions. The pages will go live on Monday, October 22.

Sporting Kansas City is currently in first place in the Eastern Conference and preparing for the MLS Cup Playoffs. Nielsen, a team captain, and Besler, an Overland Park native, have led the team to 14 shutouts this season. Kamara leads the team in goals this season with 11, his single-season career high.

KSHB-TV is the broadcast partner for the lighting ceremony. KSHB-TV will broadcast live from the Plaza starting with the evening newscast at 4:30 p.m., with the full hour-long ceremony shown in its entirety from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The hanging of the KCP&L Plaza Lights is handled exclusively by Capital Electric. The crew installs the thousands of lights from August to Thanksgiving and completes the removal by the end of February.

Harvest Productions returns to produce this year’s live entertainment for the Plaza Lighting Ceremony.

The KCP&L Plaza Lights shine daily from 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., Thanksgiving through Sunday, January 13, 2013. All Plaza parking garages will be open and accessible for the lighting event.

Highwoods Properties is the owner of the Country Club Plaza and the proud producer of the 83rd Annual KCP&L Plaza Lighting Ceremony.

keg in kc
10-17-2012, 04:03 PM
Who?

L.A. Chieffan
10-17-2012, 04:03 PM
Pioli!

Bwana
10-17-2012, 04:04 PM
Ok then.

Claynus
10-17-2012, 04:06 PM
For a second I thought it was gonna be Pioli.

Electrocution would have been a great way to go out.

Pestilence
10-17-2012, 04:06 PM
You're the Clark Hunt of this board.

|Zach|
10-17-2012, 04:07 PM
You're the Clark Hunt of this board.

You should probably fly a banner over my house.

Agent V
10-17-2012, 04:08 PM
Yay!

bevischief
10-17-2012, 04:10 PM
For a second I thought it was gonna be Pioli.

Electrocution would have been a great way to go out.

That's what I was hoping for when I clicked this thread.

Chocolate Hog
10-17-2012, 04:10 PM
Nobody knows who those guys are.

|Zach|
10-17-2012, 04:11 PM
Nobody knows who those guys are.

Alright!

Agent V
10-17-2012, 04:14 PM
Nobody knows who those guys are.

At least 21,010 people do.

Claynus
10-17-2012, 04:16 PM
You're the Clark Hunt of this board.

Fat Clark?

CoMoChief
10-17-2012, 04:19 PM
Who?

SPATCH
10-17-2012, 04:24 PM
Awesome. Winners should be rewarded. These guys are winners.

|Zach|
10-17-2012, 04:25 PM
Awesome. Winners should be rewarded. These guys are winners.

That is pretty cool for Besler as a Kansas City kid.

qabbaan
10-17-2012, 04:31 PM
They should have picked Trent Green again, to remind us that QBs do exist.

memyselfI
10-17-2012, 06:24 PM
Outstanding. They have done so much for the community. They deserve it.

SNR
10-17-2012, 06:29 PM
They asked Dexter McCluster, but he couldn't reach the switch.

Then Matt Cassel told him to go catch an errant throw of his over a pit of poisonous snakes

ghak99
10-17-2012, 06:32 PM
Who?

HonestChieffan
10-17-2012, 06:38 PM
Huge

teedubya
10-17-2012, 06:57 PM
Can't hate on this... they are winners. I don't like soccer, but I respect the shit out of Sporting KC.

They've embraced the fans and the city has fallen in love with them.

Papi
10-17-2012, 07:00 PM
While I think this is cool, I don't really care. I'm even a soccer fan but I can't get into soccer here that much. Maybe it's cause they put the stadium on the outskirts of town on the opposite side of me.

NJChiefsFan
10-17-2012, 07:21 PM
I thought the answer to this was going to be Pioli and I was going to laugh my ass off and then cry. Congrats, at least one team tries and then produces.

SPATCH
10-17-2012, 07:37 PM
That is pretty cool for Besler as a Kansas City kid.

Besler needs more run with the Nat's

|Zach|
10-17-2012, 08:03 PM
Besler needs more run with the Nat's

More and more that sounds like it is going to become a reality. There is a lot of pressure to call him after last nights game. He also came out and talked about how dedicated he was to making it happen.

Deberg_1990
10-17-2012, 08:04 PM
Can't hate on this... they are winners. I don't like soccer, but I respect the shit out of Sporting KC.

They've embraced the fans and the city has fallen in love with them.

I've got to go with this. Much respect.

memyselfI
10-17-2012, 08:04 PM
While I think this is cool, I don't really care. I'm even a soccer fan but I can't get into soccer here that much. Maybe it's cause they put the stadium on the outskirts of town on the opposite side of me.

As a soccer fan, you are doing yourself a HUGE disservice not going to at least one game at Livestrong. The stadium is amazing (don't take it from me take it from international players who've played there) and the atmosphere is as well. It's a great time. It's pretty easy to get to the stadium off of 435 which loops around the city.

Three7s
10-17-2012, 08:38 PM
Honestly, I was hoping it'd be Cassel. The response it'd get would be hilarious!

Superbowltrashcan
10-17-2012, 08:39 PM
While I think this is cool, I don't really care. I'm even a soccer fan but I can't get into soccer here that much. Maybe it's cause they put the stadium on the outskirts of town on the opposite side of me.

So what soccer do you "get into"? Does it have to be EPL? Spanish league? Please share. Did you not attend the USA game? Stadium too small? Does it have to be 80% empty Italian stadiums playing on Sunday evenings? Please enlighten us oh hallowed "futbol fan".....

Al Bundy
10-17-2012, 09:19 PM
Honestly, I was hoping it'd be Cassel. The response it'd get would be hilarious!

He'd get booed. Then cheered when he electrocuted himself.

Papi
10-17-2012, 09:44 PM
As a soccer fan, you are doing yourself a HUGE disservice not going to at least one game at Livestrong.
I've been. Last year. It is a great atmosphere and I had fun. But it's a 45 minute drive for me and I just haven't been motivated to get back yet. I will. I just think I would get into it more if it were closer honestly.
So what soccer do you "get into"? Does it have to be EPL? Spanish league? Please share. Did you not attend the USA game? Stadium too small? Does it have to be 80% empty Italian stadiums playing on Sunday evenings? Please enlighten us oh hallowed "futbol fan".....
Haha you sir are an incredible douche. Calm down and loosen your soccer ball print tighty whitey's. I'll answer your pretentious ass though. I love the World Cup. Watch as many games as I can every 4 years. I'm not putting the MLS or any other league down either. They just don't interest me enough to watch regularly. I don't see why you're so defensive about what I'm interested in! I went to a US qualifier at Arrowhead back in '01. Played Costa Rica I think. I also watched Spain play Germany in Chicago in '94. Now go suck yourself.

Ace Gunner
10-17-2012, 09:46 PM
Good. Because I don't want Derrick Johnson & Glenn Dorsey anywhere near this celebration. Losers. HTG

Reaper16
10-17-2012, 10:59 PM
I've been. Last year. It is a great atmosphere and I had fun. But it's a 45 minute drive for me and I just haven't been motivated to get back yet. I will. I just think I would get into it more if it were closer honestly.


45 minutes? Cry me a fucking river.

Psyko Tek
10-17-2012, 11:06 PM
Can't hate on this... they are winners. I don't like soccer, but I respect the shit out of Sporting KC.

They've embraced the fans and the city has fallen in love with them.

well, kc has no NBA or curling
so...
congrats to the other football team

Papi
10-17-2012, 11:48 PM
45 minutes? Cry me a ****ing river.

It's not a matter of 45 minutes being a huge deal. I was making the statement that, for me, it's a matter of economics. Try and wrap your head around this retard: A hour and a half travel time (that's being conservative with additional time for parking and getting in and out of the stadium) isn't worth the joy I personally gain being there. Are you familiar with oppurtunity cost? On most days I have something better to do with my time.
I don't understand why everyone is so butthurt about my opinion on here. I have not said anything against the team or the game. Both are great. So I don't love KC soccer as much as you. Get over it. I can't believe I'm getting attacked about soccer on a Chiefs forum.
I guess one positive is that I uncovered a couple dumbass users that I'll know to ignore in the future.

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 12:50 AM
It's not a matter of 45 minutes being a huge deal. I was making the statement that, for me, it's a matter of economics. Try and wrap your head around this retard: A hour and a half travel time (that's being conservative with additional time for parking and getting in and out of the stadium) isn't worth the joy I personally gain being there. Are you familiar with oppurtunity cost? On most days I have something better to do with my time.
I don't understand why everyone is so butthurt about my opinion on here. I have not said anything against the team or the game. Both are great. So I don't love KC soccer as much as you. Get over it. I can't believe I'm getting attacked about soccer on a Chiefs forum.
I guess one positive is that I uncovered a couple dumbass users that I'll know to ignore in the future.

Drama.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 01:18 AM
It's nice to see KC embracing the gay community.

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 01:23 AM
It's nice to see KC embracing the gay community.

Welp. Someone is drinking again. LMAO

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 01:25 AM
Welp. Someone is drinking again. LMAO

I posted that only to get a response from you. I got the default one.

Lumpy
10-18-2012, 01:33 AM
It's nice to see KC embracing the gay community.

ROFL

<------ Drinking

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 01:36 AM
ROFL

<------ Drinking

I posted something that suggested a lack of support for soccer. That must mean I'm drinking.

I've watched soccer. Entire games. I understood why people kill themselves afterwards. How any game with so much constant "action" can possibily be so boring is truly staggaring.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 01:39 AM
They're running this way.... no no they're running this way... no wait... guys are still running the other way... kick!.... nope. 80 minutes later (in high school soccer at least) it's 1-0. Boy that was fun.

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 01:41 AM
I posted that only to get a response from you. I got the default one.

The default one for you. Yes.

Just awaiting another drunken emotional melt down for you. The leaving...then the coming back.

No worries though. I am patient.

Lumpy
10-18-2012, 01:46 AM
OH FFS!!! :facepalm:

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 01:50 AM
The default one for you. Yes.

Just awaiting another drunken emotional melt down for you. The leaving...then the coming back.

No worries though. I am patient.

LMAO

I left CP once. I'm sorry it left such a mark on you. I was busy with actual life and this place wasn't much fun. God forbid. It must be some kind of narrative on my overall mindset that an internet mesage board wasn't that important.

I hardly drink anymore either. Not that it matters as long as you can still generalize.

You know how most of us figure even the dumbasses here are probably decent people in real life? I met you once and I don't have that feeling about you. I'm sure you don't remember, you were busy being you.

I'm sorry I don't like your sport and you're so sensitive about it.

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 01:50 AM
OH FFS!!! :facepalm:

I know right? Stay or leave I say. Maybe he will stick it out this time.

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 01:51 AM
LMAO

I left CP once. I'm sorry it left such a mark on you. I was busy with actual life and this place wasn't much fun. God forbid. It must be some kind of narrative on my overall mindset that an internet mesage board wasn't that important.

I hardly drink anymore either. Not that it matters as long as you can still generalize.

You know how most of us figure even the dumbasses here are probably decent people in real life? I met you once and I don't have that feeling about you. I'm sure you don't remember, you were busy being you.

I'm sorry I don't like your sport and you're so sensitive about it.

It took you 4 words to be dishonest. Impressive.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 01:52 AM
OH FFS!!! :facepalm:

Who are you? Didn't you leave so Zach could make fun of you for ever posting again?

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 01:54 AM
Who are you? Didn't you leave so Zach could make fun of you for ever posting again?

Lumpy has never left...come back as a different user name like a coward and THEN been left again after having an emotional melt down and being pittied back on to the board.

Maybe she will. I doubt it though.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 01:54 AM
It took you 4 words to be dishonest. Impressive.

I'm truly impressed you care enough about me to keep track of when I'm away for a while. It almost makes me want to hug you.

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 01:56 AM
I'm truly impressed you care enough about me to keep track of when I'm away for a while. It almost makes me want to hug you.

It doesn't take detective work. All you have to do is read. And be sober enough to remember.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 01:57 AM
Lumpy has never left...come back as a different user name like a coward and THEN been left again after having an emotional melt down and being pittied back on to the board.

Maybe she will. I doubt it though.

You obviously don't know Lumpy and that's ok. Hopefully if she ever leaves for a while again she'll come back with some sweet vertical lines around her name.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 01:58 AM
It doesn't take detective work. All you have to do is read. And be sober enough to remember.

lol k

Lumpy
10-18-2012, 01:58 AM
I know right? Stay or leave I say. Maybe he will stick it out this time.

I actually stopped posting a few weeks ago. I wasn't sure if I wanted to return. The hate is strong on CP... very annoying. Plus, I've been busy. But, sure enough, this fucking place dragged me back in!! :grr:

Listen, I'm all for busting balls on here, but....

Eh, wait a sec...

Didn't you post an "I'm Leaving Forever" thread? :hmmm:

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 02:01 AM
I actually stopped posting a few weeks ago. I wasn't sure if I wanted to return. The hate is strong on CP... very annoying. Plus, I've been busy. But, sure enough, this ****ing place dragged me back in!! :grr:

Listen, I'm all for busting balls on here, but....

Eh, wait a sec...

Didn't you post an "I'm Leaving Forever" thread? :hmmm:

You can bust all the balls you want! I can handle it. This isn't my country music thread.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 02:02 AM
I actually stopped posting a few weeks ago. I wasn't sure if I wanted to return. The hate is strong on CP... very annoying. Plus, I've been busy. But, sure enough, this ****ing place dragged me back in!! :grr:

Listen, I'm all for busting balls on here, but....

Eh, wait a sec...

Didn't you post an "I'm Leaving Forever" thread? :hmmm:

I'm glad you came back Lump.

:)

As for the rest.................. OH NO SHE DIN'T!

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 02:04 AM
You can bust all the balls you want! I can handle it. This isn't my country music thread.

Is that a putdown?

LMAO

The many who have posted in it seem to think it's ok.

Thread tools... ignore thread. Voila!

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 02:06 AM
Is that a putdown?

LMAO

The many who have posted in it seem to think it's ok.

Thread tools... ignore thread. Voila!

There is not a single thread I wish to ignore.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 02:07 AM
I know right? Stay or leave I say. Maybe he will stick it out this time.

I just want you to know that sometimes I... as many people do... get more involved with real life events than on-line posting. That has happened and may well happen again. If it does I truly hope you'll be ok. A short term break doesn't mean forever. Even if I were to go away for good it doesn't mean I don't love you. Something might have come up. Don't fret darling.

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 02:08 AM
I just want you to know that sometimes I... as many people do... get more involved with real life events than on-line posting. That has happened and may well happen again. If it does I truly hope you'll be ok. A short term break doesn't mean forever. Even if I were to go away for good it doesn't mean I don't love you. Something might have come up. Don't fret darling.

Try and convince someone else you have a social life. Not buying it over here. Just go do what you are good at. Your role on this board is to be the Charlie Brown Royals fan, the bandwagon KU basketball fan, and the guy who always sucks up and is the online version of the safe friend to every female on the board. Just go with what works. We don't need a game changer around these parts.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 02:10 AM
There is not a single thread I wish to ignore.

Then your post was just meant as a putdown or to point out something you find stupid. That's fair if you aren't interested. Only a smallish group of people are. That's part of the beauty of it. Like interests shared among people who have some common ground. That's one of the best things about CP.

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 02:13 AM
This thread needs more soccer.

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Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 02:14 AM
Try and convince someone else you have a social life. Not buying it over here. Just go do what you are good at. Your role on this board is to be the Charlie Brown Royals fan, the bandwagon KU basketball fan, and the guy who always sucks up and is the online version of the safe friend to every female on the board. Just go with what works. We don't need a game changer around these parts.

There isn't a laughing emoticon good enough for this.

That was quality know-it-all-but-doesn't-really-know-anything self supporting stuff. The zach many of us know and loath. I mean love.

Lumpy
10-18-2012, 02:16 AM
Lumpy has never left...come back as a different user name like a coward and THEN been left again after having an emotional melt down and being pittied back on to the board.

Maybe she will. I doubt it though.

Um, I've done all of those things. But I'm stealthy, like a ninja, and nobody noticed.

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 02:20 AM
There isn't a laughing emoticon good enough for this.

That was quality know-it-all-but-doesn't-really-know-anything self supporting stuff. The zach many of us know and loath. I mean love.

Needs more hyphen.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 02:20 AM
Lumpy is a friend of mine. Luv loves to hate me. Dylan is cool... don't know her that well.

I'm the safe friend for all the female members though lol. I don't even think Lumpy thinks that rofl.

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 02:21 AM
Lumpy is a friend of mine. Luv loves to hate me. Dylan is cool... don't know her that well.

I'm the safe friend for all the female members though lol. I don't even think Lumpy thinks that rofl.

Yea. Here come the rationalizations and defensiveness. Really scored a direct hit with that post didn't I?

Oh well, we all have our stuff.

Enough with this silliness. More soccer.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 02:23 AM
You're just rambling sentence fragments at this point.

like "needs more hyphen." Sentence fragment.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 02:24 AM
In before edit. Oops.

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 02:24 AM
More USA from Monday in Kansas City.

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Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 02:29 AM
I'd deflect back once I discovered I lost too.

Go Soccer!

'Night Zach. (sentence fragment)

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 02:30 AM
I'd deflect back once I discovered I lost too.

Go Soccer!

'Night Zach. (sentence fragment)

That is the greatest part. You think of this as winning and losing and you're all wrapped up in it. It is all so emotional for you.

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 02:31 AM
More winning.

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Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 02:34 AM
That is the greatest part. You think of this as winning and losing and you're all wrapped up in it. It is all so emotional for you.

Remember my first post in here? Remember me saying I posted it just to fuck with you? How many posts later am I still getting it done?

Yeah... I'm all emotional LOL.

Go ahead and feel like you're right buddy. I know that's important to you.

|Zach|
10-18-2012, 02:39 AM
Remember my first post in here? Remember me saying I posted it just to **** with you? How many posts later am I still getting it done?

Yeah... I'm all emotional LOL.

Go ahead and feel like you're right buddy. I know that's important to you.

Go drink somewhere alone and try to convince people you have important stuff in your life when the mods give you another vacation.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 02:40 AM
Go drink somewhere alone and try to convince people you have important stuff in your life when the mods give you another vacation.

ROFL

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-18-2012, 02:45 AM
Safe friend is Lumpy and my new nickname for each other. Thank you zach. This was all worth some good lulz and now a new inside joke. Awesome!

memyselfI
10-18-2012, 06:16 AM
It's not a matter of 45 minutes being a huge deal. I was making the statement that, for me, it's a matter of economics. Try and wrap your head around this retard: A hour and a half travel time (that's being conservative with additional time for parking and getting in and out of the stadium) isn't worth the joy I personally gain being there. Are you familiar with oppurtunity cost? On most days I have something better to do with my time.
I don't understand why everyone is so butthurt about my opinion on here. I have not said anything against the team or the game. Both are great. So I don't love KC soccer as much as you. Get over it. I can't believe I'm getting attacked about soccer on a Chiefs forum.
I guess one positive is that I uncovered a couple dumbass users that I'll know to ignore in the future.

Mine wasn't an attack. Mine was encouragement. :D See, I've talked to people who decided they hated soccer in KC because they went to an empty stadium at Arrowhead or ridiculous games at Community. If you are one of those folks then I just know to ignore you because you are too stupid for me to waste my time.