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Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by yoshiki2, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. forensicbuzz

    forensicbuzz Helluva Engineer

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    yep
     
  2. Buzztheirazz

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    There’s other decks around campus. Have a drop off location set up for the tailgating gear. Open from the night before to 4 hours before game time.

    I guess where would you build a replacement deck is the question. Doesn’t tech now own the lot across from Bobby Dodd on north? There used to be an assisted living place there. You could build the deck and add in a bridge. People would tailgate there as well.
     
  3. MikeGT

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    Maybe once a year have some halftime entertainment, but do not restrict this to rap acts. I don't personally believe that any significant percentage of current or possible immediate future season ticket holders will view that as a positive differentiator to investing for season tickets. On top of that, my hypothesis would be that too much more rap would be a detriment to a large percentage of current season ticket holders that invest heavily in the program.
    The band has done a great job of taking the music from these (like all the way turnt up and mo bamba), and they sound great. But I personally would not want those actual songs played.
    Just FYI - I'm < 50 (but barely...) and bring my family of 4 to the games.

    Also - beer at the games is probably the right answer, though that brings with it some other issues.
     
  4. Buzztheirazz

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    Agree on both of these. I’m sure “Enter sandman” at VT wasn’t warmly taken when they rolled it out but it’s tradition now and gets butts into seats for the game. And gets the stadium buzzing pre-game.
     
  5. Animal02

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    No to the halftime entertainment.......that is what the band is for......those kids practice a lot, get no compensation.....and get to perform just a few times.

    Do something after the game maybe......might keep the students in their seats instead of departing at the end of the third.
     
  6. neb llarmus

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    Then build a multi story parking facility with tailgating space on each level. Solves two problems.
     
  7. Animal02

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    Yes, according to the Fulton County GIS, Tech owns the parcel at the SW corner of Techwood and North ave.....1.4 acres. There is also another 3.5 acres behind it and the Alumni building that is vacant that belongs to the Centennial Park North II LLC. Those two parcels combined could provide some premium tailgating space.
     
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  8. Animal02

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    Fire marshalls typically do not like any kind fire, whether propane and charcoal, in structures.....
     
  9. Jacket05

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    I love the idea of an entry song like VPI does with enter sandman. Someone brought up AC/DCs Thunder which would be pretty awesome. If possible, I think it would be better if we could get a big name local Atlanta musician (Ludacris, Big Boi, or even Sevendust) to make a song specifically for Tech.
     
  10. Supersizethatorder-mutt

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    Mr. Peters' will forbids that.
     
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  11. slugboy

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    It BARELY complies with his will now. The current deck is just below the sight lines, and the courts on top are kind of a park.
    I think the man wanted trees and grass there.


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  12. Supersizethatorder-mutt

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    Yeah, I know, but "barely" is better than not at all.
     
  13. g0lftime

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    It was for athletic use. Had large walls for a form of paddle ball that a lot of jocks played plus volleyball and basketball courts. Tennis courts were at the end toward the A TO house. They kept the tennis courts on top to meet the intent of the donation to the school. I played a lot of basketball on those courts when I was a freshman in Glenn dorm.
     
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  14. TheSilasSonRising

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    Yep.

    Have a much better chance of tearing down existing decks and make it entirely "Grove" like.

    We aren't getting beer unless State &/or BoR approves.

    Barring other schools bands (even if just ugag) would be very short sighted and a self induced problem.

    (Replying to several other posts here Mr Supersize).
     
  15. TheSilasSonRising

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    During either the Rodgers or curry years the ugag band was given a warning by the refs during our game at Grant Field.

    Only time I have seen it.
     
  16. Eli

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    That's ugly. Imagine frat row around Bobby Dodd if that parking deck wasn't there...just a big green area.
     
  17. FrostedOrange

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    That'd be one heck of a pregame party spot.

    Most of the discussion has focused on 6-7 Saturdays in the fall. What kind of use does Peter's deck get during normal business hours? I'd imagine it's a vital employee/faculty parking location.
     
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  18. RonJohn

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    The band already plays a song specifically for GT when the football team enters the field. Why should we take more away from them and have canned music for the entrance? If they want to do something piped in for the entrance, do something like they used to with Kernkraft 400 before the entrance.
     
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  19. Animal02

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    I don't have to imagine....I remember when it was like that.
     
  20. AUFC

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    I am pro remove Peters. At the moment I think 5th St Bridge is a special place to tailgate. Peters tailgating would be next level.
     
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