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BigRedChief
09-21-2004, 08:44 AM
Copy and pasted from another thread:
Well, let me use this thread to discuss an ongoing problem.

B5 isn't the ChiefsPlanet official tailgate. We don't have one. B5 is a meeting point for Planeteers, but it actually belongs to a group of people who have been tailgating together for many years - only one of whom is a Planeteer. This is why there is no ChiefsPlanet flag nor any other identifying characteristics. We *really* need to find and identify an OFFICIAL ChiefsPlanet rallying point.

The following is not so much a bitch about as it is a compliment to another group of Chiefs fans:

This weekend, I was invited to participate in another internet organization's charity events, attend their tailgate, and sit in their section at the game. ChiefsPlanet has 10x as many registered users and has been around 4x as long - yet, their participation level was quadruple anything I've ever seen with ChiefsPlanet. That is probably attributed to their leadership, because I was shocked at how organized and well done their events were.

We need to find somebody who is willing to take the tailgating ball and run with it. Hell, we could eventually even buy a ChiefsPlanet tailgating bus or something cool like that.... We have the numbers, now we just need to find the people to make it happen.
I said:

I like the planet tailgating idea. Sounds like people have a hard time finding B5. I would suggest down by where the pope/ hearst guy is by the entrace to Arrowhead in first few rows by the aisle in the "D" parking lot. It's easy to find. People can stop by on their way into the stadium.

So whats your opinion?

Bob Dole
09-21-2004, 08:57 AM
Bob Dole definitely thinks it's a cool idea, but doesn't feel he's in a position to push things one way or another, since Bob Dole's involvement totals only 1-2 games per year.

stevieray
09-21-2004, 08:58 AM
Waste of time. Most planet members don't show up.

ENDelt260
09-21-2004, 08:59 AM
What Bob Dole said.

Mr. Kotter
09-21-2004, 09:03 AM
Waste of time. Most planet members don't show up.

Where is your optimism that you have about the team! :(

I'm gonna be there this week, and each of the four of five other games I make it to! :thumb:

Mr. Kotter
09-21-2004, 09:05 AM
Bob Dole definitely thinks it's a cool idea, but doesn't feel he's in a position to push things one way or another, since Bob Dole's involvement totals only 1-2 games per year.

I agree. This would have to be a KC area-CP member organized thing...not to pass the buck, but realistically speaking. :hmmm:

stevieray
09-21-2004, 09:06 AM
Where is your optimism that you have about the team! :(

I'm gonna be there this week, and each of the four of five other games I make it to! :thumb:

what does this have to do with the team, Rhonda?

I guarantee that there are at least 10 planet members who go the games and never stop by. not a big deal, just the facts.

Saulbadguy
09-21-2004, 09:11 AM
We'd need a firm commitment. I'd be their every game, about 2 hours before kickoff.

In a few years, when the older fellas in my group drop out, i'll be there earlier.

WarCry!
09-21-2004, 09:12 AM
I go to the games, but being from Wichita we typically drive up that morning - and I'm doing good to get there by kickoff. Otherwise, I'd stop by.

Hoover
09-21-2004, 09:13 AM
I think its a great idea.

But someone has to make a real commitment.

You have to have something at every home game, in the same spot, and people have to turn out.

I would love to do this if I was in the KC or event the Des Moines area, but I'm not, and it doesn't even look like I'll make it to a game this year, which sucks.

BigRedChief
09-21-2004, 09:15 AM
I'm a season ticket holder and make it to almost every game. I have a wife and son so sometimes I'm getting there just in time for the game. But I could always stop by and say hay and hang for awhile.

Mr. Kotter
09-21-2004, 09:17 AM
what does this have to do with the team, Rhonda?

I guarantee that there are at least 10 planet members who go the games and never stop by. not a big deal, just the facts.

Rhonda? RHONDA! Sheeesh. Least you could do is stick with Anton... :harumph:

You are probably right; but if people KNEW where it was, KNEW people would be there, and it became a REGULAR event....I think that could change....

Of course, I could be wrong. :(

Hoover
09-21-2004, 09:19 AM
I had a blast last year at B5 but the planet needs their own site. I hate crashing a party.

I think if the Planet had a site, more people would show up, its different than going to Dartgods Rig. The other thing that is needed is you need a sign in area, so when someone gets there they can sign in and be greeted by someone, then make an effort tomake them feel comfortable, they need nametags, and not with "Craig" on it, but one that has their username and real name.

just some of my thoughts

Hoover
09-21-2004, 09:20 AM
Even if people can't make it before the game people should stop by after, its almost better.

ROYC75
09-21-2004, 09:25 AM
A local guy would have to grab this one by the horns. It's the only way and chances are he is going to be doing alot of work by himself for along time keeping it organized until other planet members kick in.

For us out of towners that make it to 1 game or possibly 2, we have no imput into it other than,SOMEBODY DO THIS.... so we acan have a place to gather.

Good Luck whomever it may be....

Now, somebody show us it can be done ! :thumb:

BigRedChief
09-21-2004, 09:29 AM
I had a blast last year at B5 but the planet needs their own site. I hate crashing a party.

I think if the Planet had a site, more people would show up, its different than going to Dartgods Rig. The other thing that is needed is you need a sign in area, so when someone gets there they can sign in and be greeted by someone, then make an effort tomake them feel comfortable, they need nametags, and not with "Craig" on it, but one that has their username and real name.

just some of my thoughts
I had this happen at the Chiefs Coalition tailgate this Sunday. They announced that Big Red Chief had arrived and every body let out a yell and welcomed me. I'm not that special even though my mommy told me so....It was just their way of trying to make people feel comfortable.

Mr. Kotter
09-21-2004, 09:34 AM
I had a blast last year at B5 but the planet needs their own site. I hate crashing a party.

I think if the Planet had a site, more people would show up, its different than going to Dartgods Rig. The other thing that is needed is you need a sign in area, so when someone gets there they can sign in and be greeted by someone, then make an effort tomake them feel comfortable, they need nametags, and not with "Craig" on it, but one that has their username and real name.

just some of my thoughts

You're right on, about all of this. :thumb:

Bob Dole
09-21-2004, 10:53 AM
I had this happen at the Chiefs Coalition tailgate this Sunday. They announced that Big Red Chief had arrived and every body let out a yell and welcomed me. I'm not that special even though my mommy told me so....It was just their way of trying to make people feel comfortable.

Bob Dole just announces himself. Usually, the ink pen has already clued them in.

ENDelt260
09-21-2004, 10:56 AM
they need nametags

Boo.

Hoover
09-21-2004, 11:07 AM
Boo.
Some people don't have a problem going up to other people and chating. Some do, thus the need for a nametag.

|Zach|
09-21-2004, 11:08 AM
I have been out a couple times and its cool its just that I never really have time to stay more than 10 or 15 mins. That isn't a really get chance to meet someone new or really even enough time for most people to know you are there. I am usually with someone else and I am like...uhhh ya I talk to these people on the internet...I dont know what they look like but I am gonna walk around yelling out names that sound weird when you actully say them out loud. I also take the bus to the games and they only get there so early. I am excited for the whole saturday shindig.

Rausch
09-21-2004, 11:08 AM
what does this have to do with the team, Rhonda?

I guarantee that there are at least 10 planet members who go the games and never stop by. not a big deal, just the facts.

I stop by every time I go. I don't ever remember it, but I'm there... :)

ENDelt260
09-21-2004, 11:11 AM
Some people don't have a problem going up to other people and chating. Some do, thus the need for a nametag.
I'm not terribly interested in talking to someone who's so socially inept they're unable to approach a person and introduce themselves. That's not exactly an ingredient for the most entertaining conversation.

redhed
09-21-2004, 11:34 AM
Now I'll admit I haven't been to B5 in quite some time, but I have gone there a coupla times in the past. The only sticking point for me is it's a 20 min walk. I'd love to meet some more Planet members, and everybody is welcome to come up to d12 (at the back of the lot, 'tween C&D). There's plenty of room, we get there early and stay 'til 11:30. We're usu about 10-12 peeps, so Planet members can easily be absorbed... :D

FloridaChief
09-21-2004, 11:47 AM
I'm not terribly interested in talking to someone who's so socially inept they're unable to approach a person and introduce themselves. That's not exactly an ingredient for the most entertaining conversation.

Ouch.

Count Alex's Losses
09-21-2004, 11:53 AM
I'm not terribly interested in talking to someone who's so socially inept they're unable to approach a person and introduce themselves. That's not exactly an ingredient for the most entertaining conversation.

Just go outside and yank them out of the car circling the bar. :p

philfree
09-21-2004, 12:12 PM
I think it would be a good thing. It didn't take me long to figure out that Dart God was just letting Planet members crash his party because he's a nice guy. They're kinda mellow anyway. I live in Springfield but come to almost every game so I would be good for some tailgating Sometimes we run late and barely make it for the opening kick.. But it would be nice to have a tailgate party to attend the 5 or 6 times I get to the game on time. The D & C area would be best for me as I always park on the east side of the stadium. This year I'll be a foursome for every game. Sometimes the wife and daughter and sometimes with my buddies. I would contribute something to the effort. Money or food!


PhilFree :arrow:

jspchief
09-21-2004, 02:11 PM
Here are the problems I see with it.

This puts a lot of work on one person. There are only a select few that would be there every time, so the "host" wouldn't know if he needed to prepare for 1 or 20. Obviously there could be a "sign-up" on the planet before each game, but I'll guarantee there will be games where half the people show up, and other games where twice as many as expected show up. It also requires them to get to the gates early in the morning to get the same spot every game.

Who provides the beer and food? The best bet would be BYO, but people would show up half prepared and end up mooching off of others. No big deal for one game, but it gets spendy week after week. Simple things like plates and condiments that no one brings so the host ends up buying for an army every week.

Then there's the cooking. Say I'm hosting and fire up the grill first thing. Spend 30 minutes cooking, then a few more guys "stop by", and it starts all over again. Basically all of us "somtimes" guys are asking someone to put in a lot of time, effort, and likely money, just to set up a tourist stop for us. Guys will pull into the lot wanting to stop by, but the group they're with won't want to.

And that doesn't even address the set-up and clean-up. While you guys are pulling into the lot at your leisure, the "host" has already sat in line waiting for the gates to opena and set up the site. As you guys stroll off to the stadium, the "host" is left to clean up and put everything away. Repeat process if you tailgate post-game.

I know this from experience. I've tried to get a group from another Bboard to all tailgate at one spot. I get ten people that say they'll be there, and one shows up. So I'm left with a cooler full of meat and beer. The next time, I say everyone's welcome, but it's BYO, and everyone shows up empty handed. The "host" in me wants everyone to enjoy themselves, but it puts a big strain on the amount of fun I can have.

It's a great idea on paper. But if there isn't someone that already has this routine, it's asking a lot of them. Ideally, we need a group of guys that do this consistently regardless of who shows. Not guys that sometimes will have to miss games because of a bitchy wife or a sick kid. It's a big commitment.

Iowanian
09-21-2004, 02:18 PM
I managed to locate the sign on B5 pole, walk around the parking group and locate some Chiefsplanet members at every game I went to, as well as locate another group in another lot...........all without a sign or someone shouting my name with a bullhorn and a group hug..........and without mooching from the host groups tailgate.

KC Dan
09-21-2004, 02:29 PM
I guess I'll start wearing my CP hat again during the tailgating.



not sure I want to be identified easily, what with all of the whining here lately...

Logical
09-21-2004, 02:29 PM
Tell the truth is all a convoluted plot to avoid Vlad!:mad: Move the get together so the out of towner cannot find it. Yeah I know how you all are.:harumph:

:p

KC Dan
09-21-2004, 02:31 PM
Tell the truth is all a convoluted plot to avoid Vlad!:mad: Move the get together so the out of towner cannot find it. Yeah I know how you all are.:harumph:

:p
Your'e showing up? kewl

Logical
09-21-2004, 02:33 PM
I have been out a couple times and its cool its just that I never really have time to stay more than 10 or 15 mins. That isn't a really get chance to meet someone new or really even enough time for most people to know you are there. I am usually with someone else and I am like...uhhh ya I talk to these people on the internet...I dont know what they look like but I am gonna walk around yelling out names that sound weird when you actully say them out loud. I also take the bus to the games and they only get there so early. I am excited for the whole saturday shindig.

You mean Vlad is not a normal name for you to yell.:hmmm:

ENDelt260
09-21-2004, 02:34 PM
You mean Vlad is not a normal name for you to yell.:hmmm:
Actually, I knew a guy named Vlad in college.

Jim is kinda weird, tho.

Mr. Kotter
09-21-2004, 02:40 PM
Here are the problems I see with it.

This puts a lot of work on one person. There are only a select few that would be there every time, so the "host" wouldn't know if he needed to prepare for 1 or 20. Obviously there could be a "sign-up" on the planet before each game, but I'll guarantee there will be games where half the people show up, and other games where twice as many as expected show up. It also requires them to get to the gates early in the morning to get the same spot every game.

Who provides the beer and food? The best bet would be BYO, but people would show up half prepared and end up mooching off of others. No big deal for one game, but it gets spendy week after week. Simple things like plates and condiments that no one brings so the host ends up buying for an army every week.

Then there's the cooking. Say I'm hosting and fire up the grill first thing. Spend 30 minutes cooking, then a few more guys "stop by", and it starts all over again. Basically all of us "somtimes" guys are asking someone to put in a lot of time, effort, and likely money, just to set up a tourist stop for us. Guys will pull into the lot wanting to stop by, but the group they're with won't want to.

And that doesn't even address the set-up and clean-up. While you guys are pulling into the lot at your leisure, the "host" has already sat in line waiting for the gates to opena and set up the site. As you guys stroll off to the stadium, the "host" is left to clean up and put everything away. Repeat process if you tailgate post-game.

I know this from experience. I've tried to get a group from another Bboard to all tailgate at one spot. I get ten people that say they'll be there, and one shows up. So I'm left with a cooler full of meat and beer. The next time, I say everyone's welcome, but it's BYO, and everyone shows up empty handed. The "host" in me wants everyone to enjoy themselves, but it puts a big strain on the amount of fun I can have.

It's a great idea on paper. But if there isn't someone that already has this routine, it's asking a lot of them. Ideally, we need a group of guys that do this consistently regardless of who shows. Not guys that sometimes will have to miss games because of a bitchy wife or a sick kid. It's a big commitment.

1. Sign up, in the parking lot....no big problem, right?
2. BYOB, period. Bring your own stuff, period.
3. Cooking? Who needs cooking...unless you want to; in which case, bring your own. Bring a sub; go through Gate's drive-thru.
4. Everyone cleans up after themselves.
5. Most of us would be happy with a place to congregate, drink a couple of brews, and get to know one another.

THAT doesn't seem too difficult to me; maybe I'm naive though... :hmmm:

Raiderhader
09-21-2004, 02:46 PM
Tell the truth is all a convoluted plot to avoid Vlad!:mad: Move the get together so the out of towner cannot find it. Yeah I know how you all are.:harumph:

:p


He's on to us.....


How ya' been Jim, besides pessimistic? :)

jspchief
09-21-2004, 02:57 PM
THAT doesn't seem too difficult to me; maybe I'm naive though... :hmmm:

Maybe you are. I'm not trying to be a dick. I've done it before, and it can go very smoothly, but often it doesn't.

Just look at the responses so far:

It's in the wrong lot, or too far away.
I'll only be there for a little bit...but I want you to get there at the ass-crack of dawn so I have a place to hang when I do show up.
It has to be a regular thing...even though I can't commit to it.

IMO, it would be easier for someone to say "here's my cell#, call me when you get in the lot and I'll tell you where I'm at".

Here's the only thing I can honestly offer. Any game I go to, you're welcome to come party at my tailgate. Sometimes there's a few, other times there's a lot. If you tell me in advance, I'll bring what you need. The only time I can tell you where I'm at is after I park (although I can give you a general idea beforehand). If you want to meet me early, you can follow me to the gates and we'll park next to each other and it will be very easy.

Beyond that, it's just a bunch of us sometimers that want a party to be waiting for us when (or if) we show up.

J Diddy
09-21-2004, 03:02 PM
Maybe you are. I'm not trying to be a dick. I've done it before, and it can go very smoothly, but often it doesn't.

Just look at the responses so far:

It's in the wrong lot, or too far away.
I'll only be there for a little bit...but I want you to get there at the ass-crack of dawn so I have a place to hang when I do show up.
It has to be a regular thing...even though I can't commit to it.

IMO, it would be easier for someone to say "here's my cell#, call me when you get in the lot and I'll tell you where I'm at".

Here's the only thing I can honestly offer. Any game I go to, you're welcome to come party at my tailgate. Sometimes there's a few, other times there's a lot. If you tell me in advance, I'll bring what you need. The only time I can tell you where I'm at is after I park (although I can give you a general idea beforehand). If you want to meet me early, you can follow me to the gates and we'll park next to each other and it will be very easy.

Beyond that, it's just a bunch of us sometimers that want a party to be waiting for us when (or if) we show up.

yup......
you're a dick

:)

go bowe
09-21-2004, 03:07 PM
... I'm not trying to be a dick. I've done it before...and you'll do it again...

BigRedChief
09-21-2004, 03:08 PM
If it was easy to pull off it would already be happening. That was the original point of Phobia. Theres a lot of work that would have to be done to pull it off and someone or somebodies need to step up that can and possess the "want to" to pull it off

Bob Dole
09-21-2004, 03:34 PM
Beyond that, it's just a bunch of us sometimers that want a party to be waiting for us when (or if) we show up.

Not sure why this is listed as a "problem." Works just fine for Bob Dole.

ENDelt260
09-21-2004, 03:36 PM
I expect a party to be waiting for me everywhere I go. Not just Arrowhead.

Lzen
09-21-2004, 04:25 PM
Not sure why this is listed as a "problem." Works just fine for Bob Dole.

:LOL:


In all seriousness, I don't expect people to cater to me. I will bring my own drink and probably have already eaten beforehand. So, I will just show up and drink a couple brews and bullshit with you all. Not much planning required for that.

Mr. Kotter
09-21-2004, 04:28 PM
In all seriousness, I don't expect people to cater to me. I will bring my own drink and probably have already eaten beforehand. So, I will just show up and drink a couple brews and bullshit with you all. Not much planning required for that.

That's what I was sayin'; but you said it better... :thumb:

BigRedChief
09-21-2004, 04:33 PM
That's what I was sayin'; but you said it better... :thumb:

You want a drink? BYOB. You want to grill? Bring your own ribs. Nothing fancy. Just show up drink a beer or two go into the game. No biggie. Just come up with a meeting place. If it gets to be a regular occurance with plenty of planeters you can start think more organized and fun raising to get a bus etc...but thats all down the line.

Mr. Kotter
09-21-2004, 04:58 PM
You want a drink? BYOB. You want to grill? Bring your own ribs. Nothing fancy. Just show up drink a beer or two go into the game. No biggie. Just come up with a meeting place. If it gets to be a regular occurance with plenty of planeters you can start think more organized and fun raising to get a bus etc...but thats all down the line.

And I thought that's what B5 was....I'm beginnin' to think though, that maybe Dartgod is simply too gracious to tell us to get lost, or that people were becoming uncomfortable not wanting to "impose." And I think, in both instances, those are reasonable reactions.

If it is truly no imposition on Dartgod, I'd say why not stick with B5? If it is an imposition, let's designate someplace else that is centrally located.

ROYC75
09-21-2004, 05:01 PM
OK, I want the red carpet treatment for this weekend as I make my annual trip to a game.

Who's doing that for me ?

BigRedChief
09-22-2004, 07:43 AM
And I thought that's what B5 was....I'm beginnin' to think though, that maybe Dartgod is simply too gracious to tell us to get lost, or that people were becoming uncomfortable not wanting to "impose." And I think, in both instances, those are reasonable reactions.

If it is truly no imposition on Dartgod, I'd say why not stick with B5? If it is an imposition, let's designate someplace else that is centrally located.

You can't really expect Dartgod to say anything but it's cool. He's the Eric hicks of the planet. He's got to back up his planet buddies or he loses face with his buddies. If you are truly his buddy also you don't put him in that position. But I've never met Dartgod and don't know him so I cant speak for him or about him. It's just a general observation on the situation from someone whos never been to B5. :thumb:

Mr. Kotter
09-22-2004, 07:53 AM
You can't really expect Dartgod to say anything but it's cool. He's the Eric hicks of the planet. He's got to back up his planet buddies or he loses face with his buddies. If you are truly his buddy also you don't put him in that position. But I've never met Dartgod and don't know him so I cant speak for him or about him. It's just a general observation on the situation from someone whos never been to B5. :thumb:

You are probably right. I'm a straight-shooter; what you see is what you get. If you ask me a question, I'm gonna give you a straight answer. My impression of Dartgod is, if it wasn't Kosher....he'd tell us.

Then again, not everyone is the insensitive, cold, uncaring cad that I am. :p

Bob Dole
09-22-2004, 07:55 AM
:LOL:


In all seriousness, I don't expect people to cater to me. I will bring my own drink and probably have already eaten beforehand. So, I will just show up and drink a couple brews and bullshit with you all. Not much planning required for that.

What? No live music?

This sucks...

Mr. Kotter
09-22-2004, 07:58 AM
What? No live music?

This sucks...

If you wanna provide it, I'm sure it'd be welcome. :thumb:

NewChief
09-22-2004, 08:00 AM
If you wanna provide it, I'm sure it'd be welcome. :thumb:

As long as it's not a DJ. DJ's are wannabe poseurs.

BTW, whatever happened to Dinny Blues?

Mr. Kotter
09-22-2004, 08:03 AM
As long as it's not a DJ. DJ's are wannabe poseurs.

BTW, whatever happened to Dinny Blues?

He's still around; will be providing music at the banquet, IIRC.

NewChief
09-22-2004, 08:05 AM
He's still around; will be providing music at the banquet, IIRC.

Ooops, didn't realize he was still around. I probably shouldn't have made my little DJ joke, then.

Dartgod
09-22-2004, 08:16 AM
And I thought that's what B5 was....I'm beginnin' to think though, that maybe Dartgod is simply too gracious to tell us to get lost, or that people were becoming uncomfortable not wanting to "impose." And I think, in both instances, those are reasonable reactions.

If it is truly no imposition on Dartgod, I'd say why not stick with B5? If it is an imposition, let's designate someplace else that is centrally located.
The only time it hasd been a problem was last year at the 37 Forever tailgate. There were simply too many people for the area. But keep in mind, B5 is just a meeting place for Planeteers. There are a couple of people from here that do participate in the complete tailgate experience (food, booze, etc.) but that's because they were invited to do so by the people that provide the food for each event. My wife and I rarely do the cooking or purchase the food for our parties. Our contribution is the $22 parking pass each game. So you can understand why I can't leave an open invitation for anybody to stop by and grab some brew or some chow. Not that that's ever been a problem. Practically everyone understands this and has been very cooperative.

Nzoner
09-22-2004, 08:18 AM
FWIW,Arrowhead offers a group package starting at around $110 per which includes a tent,food,ticket to the game,a visit by KC Wolf and the cheerleaders as well as an autographed football for the group coordinator.

Last time I checked it took a minimum of 20 people.I realize this doesn't help those of us who have season tickets but thought it was worth mentioning for a possible get together for one game.

ROYC75
09-22-2004, 08:30 AM
FWIW,Arrowhead offers a group package starting at around $110 per which includes a tent,food,ticket to the game,a visit by KC Wolf and the cheerleaders as well as an autographed football for the group coordinator.

Last time I checked it took a minimum of 20 people.I realize this doesn't help those of us who have season tickets but thought it was worth mentioning for a possible get together for one game.

That option was discussed for this years 37 event...... it was part of a package deal that didn't go through.

Maybe next year.

BTW, I'm sending you a pm......

Nzoner
09-22-2004, 08:40 AM
Like Dartgod we have a regular tailgate group of 20+,however,if anyone ever wants to stop by and say hey you're more than welcome.

We have a grass island we set up on on the Northwest side.

BigRedChief
09-22-2004, 08:42 AM
Like Dartgod we have a regular tailgate group of 20+,however,if anyone ever wants to stop by and say hey you're more than welcome.

We have a grass island we set up on on the Northwest side.

Wellll thats kind of vaguish....Vlad proof I would think..:rolleyes:

Dartgod
09-22-2004, 08:46 AM
Some people don't have a problem going up to other people and chating. Some do, thus the need for a nametag.
And some people will show up and not talk to anyone and later say they "didn't feel welcome".

Nzoner
09-22-2004, 08:51 AM
Wellll thats kind of vaguish....Vlad proof I would think..:rolleyes:

heh,I figure if someone wants to stop by they'll send me a smoke for directions and or a cell number.

jspchief
09-22-2004, 09:13 AM
Like Dartgod we have a regular tailgate group of 20+,however,if anyone ever wants to stop by and say hey you're more than welcome.

We have a grass island we set up on on the Northwest side.

Sounds like you might be near where I tailgate..although northwest is kind of hard to determine because of the angle of the stadium. I'm usually over by the K near where the bus/RV parking is.

Here's a map showing my spot:

jspchief
09-22-2004, 09:15 AM
Oops, I hit the wrong button.

Nzoner
09-22-2004, 09:24 AM
We're at the furthest corner by Lot H where one of the main roads intersects with the road leading right between the stadiums.


http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=31840&stc=1

BigRedChief
09-22-2004, 09:57 AM
You are out in the boonies dude. You need to come to the light of parking lot D

Nzoner
09-22-2004, 11:15 AM
You are out in the boonies dude. You need to come to the light of parking lot D

Nah,we love our spot.2 port-a-pots on either side of the island and we back in so the vehicles are parked towards the main road.Can be out of Arrowhead in 5 minutes.

ENDelt260
09-22-2004, 11:17 AM
Can be out of Arrowhead in 5 minutes.

That's easy to achieve. Just stick around for a few hours after the game.

BigChiefFan
09-22-2004, 11:20 AM
I have a great place to park at the Stadium. There's PLENTY of room to have a festivus. Who every is putting this together. Drop me an e-mail and we can discuss the location and such.

Iowanian
09-22-2004, 11:21 AM
I'm trying to figure out how people even get to the same spot every time...............Seems like every game I come to, we get waved on, back to L.

This week, I have a red pass, but I'm not exactly sure how that will "help" me get closer to B....

Nzoner
09-22-2004, 11:25 AM
That's easy to achieve. Just stick around for a few hours after the game.

True,however,I'm usually ready to get back to Joetown and hit the gameroom for the 2nd half of the late games.

Dartgod
09-22-2004, 11:29 AM
This week, I have a red pass, but I'm not exactly sure how that will "help" me get closer to B....
Go in gate 4 (it's off Raytown road), get there early and you will be parked in lot B. If you go in any other gate, they will park you in the nearest "red" parking lot.

jspchief
09-22-2004, 11:32 AM
I'm trying to figure out how people even get to the same spot every time...............Seems like every game I come to, we get waved on, back to L.

This week, I have a red pass, but I'm not exactly sure how that will "help" me get closer to B....

Well I pull it off by getting there very early. I usually wait in line at the gate for about an hour. If you're in that first early rush of cars, the lot attendants will let you take off to wherever you want to go. Just act like you know where you're going. It also helps to use the gates that are close to where you want to be. I use a gate on the west side of the stadium that is accessed by side roads. It may not be known to as many people.

As far as getting out early, I tailgate post game. We're usually pulling onto empty roads by the time we leave.

Phobia
09-22-2004, 11:32 AM
The only time it hasd been a problem was last year at the 37 Forever tailgate. There were simply too many people for the area. But keep in mind, B5 is just a meeting place for Planeteers. There are a couple of people from here that do participate in the complete tailgate experience (food, booze, etc.) but that's because they were invited to do so by the people that provide the food for each event. My wife and I rarely do the cooking or purchase the food for our parties. Our contribution is the $22 parking pass each game. So you can understand why I can't leave an open invitation for anybody to stop by and grab some brew or some chow. Not that that's ever been a problem. Practically everyone understands this and has been very cooperative.

Wow - I'm a moron. I misunderstood (again).

FWIW, the tailgate is at B5 again, but we're gonna setup on a different row - probably the one closer to the stadium.

ROYC75
09-22-2004, 11:35 AM
Go in gate 4 (it's off Raytown road), get there early and you will be parked in lot B. If you go in any other gate, they will park you in the nearest "red" parking lot.

Don't the gates open at 9:00 AM ?

Nzoner
09-22-2004, 11:38 AM
I'm trying to figure out how people even get to the same spot every time..............

Someone in our group(4 vehicles)is always within 20-30 cars of the gate.First car there puts out chairs,coolers etc to hold spot for others.I'm sure this is much easier done since we don't park in one of the lots.

For the first time in 8 years,we had a group set up in our spot last week so we all but parked on top of them.I realize it's first come etc but when you've been somewhere for that long it kind of becomes home.We're now planning to leave St Joe earlier than normal.

ENDelt260
09-22-2004, 11:41 AM
We're now planning to leave St Joe earlier than normal.

Cripes. So what time can I expect you to be kicking me in the side yelling, "Get off the floor, ya drunk!" on Sunday morning now?

Iowanian
09-22-2004, 11:43 AM
THe thing is........B5 is an area of a parking lot.........Its close to the stadium, close to some porta johns, and relatively central located.

It would be entirely possible to meet in the same area, without imposing on the DartGate folks.
My small group will be at the 37 tailgate and Any other game I attend, Unless uninvited, I'm dropping by to say hi to the dartgod clan. I'll be the modest, handsome, well hung gentleman in the Delaney Jersey....don't be shy....say hi.

Nzoner
09-22-2004, 11:52 AM
Cripes. So what time can I expect you to be kicking me in the side yelling, "Get off the floor, ya drunk!" on Sunday morning now?

THAT was based on my other tailgate spot.

Since I'm pulling the trailergater this Sunday for the 37 tailgate the plan is to still leave at 7a.m.If my count is correct I have 6 of you staying that I'm assuming will be wanting to use the guest shower.

Like Arrowhead parking,the hot water will be first come first served.

ENDelt260
09-22-2004, 11:59 AM
well hung

Sheesh. You walk around in public waving it around or sumfin?

Showoff.

ENDelt260
09-22-2004, 12:00 PM
I'm assuming will be wanting to use the guest shower.

Nah... yours will be fine.

NewChief
09-22-2004, 12:07 PM
Wow - I'm a moron. I misunderstood (again).

FWIW, the tailgate is at B5 again, but we're gonna setup on a different row - probably the one closer to the stadium.

Excellent. I'm going to try to convince the wife to tear away from our tailgate for a while to go over to B5. Seeing as she's pregnant, she might not want to walk across the lot, so I may be coming alone. I'd love to have done the whole Planet weekend, but our football weekends in KC usually are focused on spending time with her family.

Dartgod
09-22-2004, 12:52 PM
Wow - I'm a moron. I misunderstood (again).
What do you mean?

Bob Dole
09-22-2004, 01:13 PM
I'm trying to figure out how people even get to the same spot every time...............Seems like every game I come to, we get waved on, back to L.

This week, I have a red pass, but I'm not exactly sure how that will "help" me get closer to B....

This is just a suggestion, but it's worked for Bob Dole:

Ignore the minimum wage doofus with the flashlight and go where you want to go.

BigRedChief
09-22-2004, 01:21 PM
This is just a suggestion, but it's worked for Bob Dole:

Ignore the minimum wage doofus with the flashlight and go where you want to go.

It's the parking Nazi's in the neon green jackets from the highway patrol that should worry you..

Bob Dole
09-22-2004, 01:47 PM
It's the parking Nazi's in the neon green jackets from the highway patrol that should worry you..

Don't recall seeing any of those inside the gates. (That's not saying they ain't there, mind you.)

BigRedChief
09-23-2004, 07:21 AM
What was decided? Stay at B5? Still seems to me to be up in the air. But I'm easily confused..

ROYC75
09-23-2004, 07:56 AM
OK, confused or not.......Let's clear this up !

B5 is where Dartgod and his regular crew set up for tailgating.

The 37 Forever tailgating will be as close to B5 as possible ...... the exact location has not be determined due to us not setting up yet.Joe is leaving early to get in line to get as close to B5 as possible.

People should go to B5 and see Dartgod, he will know where we are since Joe will be there about the same time.

LOOK FOR THE RED FOOD SERVING TRAILER.......... Here is a picture of it ! We will be right there !
http://trailergater.com/images/crew.jpg

Phobia
09-23-2004, 09:25 AM
What was decided? Stay at B5? Still seems to me to be up in the air. But I'm easily confused..

It seems I misunderstood a comment from Dartgod in PM.... Being the nice dumbass that I am, I tried to generate interest in tailgating elsewhere. But, Dartgod doesn't have a problem with B5 unless we're having the big turnout 37 Forever weekend generates.

We're still having 37 Forever at B5 this weekend, but it will be isolated from the other group. I'm sure it will work well.

BigRedChief
09-23-2004, 09:50 AM
Prior commitments have me sitting at home watching the game and missing the 37 forever parties.

Kick ENDElt260 for me when he's passed out on the ground. I'd appreciate it and would give out rep to everyone who participated in the hijinks. And thers also $20.00 in it for you if you put a Cardinals bumper sticker on his car.:p

ENDelt260
09-23-2004, 12:48 PM
Kick ENDElt260 for me when he's passed out on the ground.

When I'm pissin' blood I'll know who to thank.

And thers also $20.00 in it for you if you put a Cardinals bumper sticker on his car.:p

That's cold. Thankfully, my pickup will be safely in Phoenix.

BigRedChief
09-23-2004, 11:34 PM
When I'm pissin' blood I'll know who to thank.



That's cold. Thankfully, my pickup will be safely in Phoenix.

Do we have any other Planet members from the Phoeniz area? If ...for out of towners the going rate will be $30.00 and I'll send you the bumper sticker.:)