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Vandy Tailgate
I am the lead organizer for 10 of us (5 couples) going to the Vanderbilt game. We are all Huskie alumns, but a few need to get the Huskie fever and not worry about their kids BIG 10 schools.... drives me crazy.

That said, looking to have the best pre-game experience for the game- the 11 AM start is not ideal but we will all make the best of it.

Any ideas from the group? Take over a bar before the game? Try to set up a consolidated tailgate area? Nothing better than getting together with other Huskie fans on the road.

Thanks for any feedback.
09-16-2019 06:27 PM
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Yuck! I was hoping for a night game. I'm just going to the alumni tailgate. Always a good time and no work...
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Anyone going to the Friday evening event at The George Jones?

I am driving down with my adult son and we are staying at the Holiday Inn - Vanderbilt, directly across the street from the stadium.
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(09-16-2019 07:30 PM)HuskieDave Wrote:  Anyone going to the Friday evening event at The George Jones?

I am driving down with my adult son and we are staying at the Holiday Inn - Vanderbilt, directly across the street from the stadium.
Didn't even know about it. Thanks for sharing and yes we will have 2 down there Friday night. Need to go check website.

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(09-16-2019 08:21 PM)Teamduh Wrote:  
(09-16-2019 07:30 PM)HuskieDave Wrote:  Anyone going to the Friday evening event at The George Jones?

I am driving down with my adult son and we are staying at the Holiday Inn - Vanderbilt, directly across the street from the stadium.
Didn't even know about it. Thanks for sharing and yes we will have 2 down there Friday night. Need to go check website.

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The Alumni Association is throwing a party Thursday. Looks like a good deal.

https://www.myniu.com/article.html?aid=933

What is the George Jones event? Have a link?

I think out group is going to find a bar Saturday to pre-game. Couple bars close off West End (The Local, Commodore Grill) some more a little ways off 21st Ave S.
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(09-16-2019 10:24 PM)randyfensfanclub1 Wrote:  
(09-16-2019 08:21 PM)Teamduh Wrote:  
(09-16-2019 07:30 PM)HuskieDave Wrote:  Anyone going to the Friday evening event at The George Jones?

I am driving down with my adult son and we are staying at the Holiday Inn - Vanderbilt, directly across the street from the stadium.
Didn't even know about it. Thanks for sharing and yes we will have 2 down there Friday night. Need to go check website.

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The Alumni Association is throwing a party Thursday. Looks like a good deal.

https://www.myniu.com/article.html?aid=933

What is the George Jones event? Have a link?

I think out group is going to find a bar Saturday to pre-game. Couple bars close off West End (The Local, Commodore Grill) some more a little ways off 21st Ave S.

The NIU Foundation is sponsoring the Friday dinner gathering at The George Jones from 7 to 9PM. I received a mailed and an email invitation, but, have been unable to find a link.

We won’t be arriving in Nashville until Friday afternoon, so the Thursday event is a no go.
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I'm flying in by myself on Friday and staying with a buddy and his wife over the weekend. My buddy is coming with me to the game- no affiliate with NIU, he's a West Pointer. We're open to meet up with fellow NIU fans before the game at a tailgate or bar. We were planning on hitting a bar after the game for some victory drinks!

Go Huskies! Beat Vandy...
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(09-16-2019 06:27 PM)ChicagoHuskie Wrote:  I am the lead organizer for 10 of us (5 couples) going to the Vanderbilt game. We are all Huskie alumns, but a few need to get the Huskie fever and not worry about their kids BIG 10 schools.... drives me crazy.

That said, looking to have the best pre-game experience for the game- the 11 AM start is not ideal but we will all make the best of it.

Any ideas from the group? Take over a bar before the game? Try to set up a consolidated tailgate area? Nothing better than getting together with other Huskie fans on the road.

Thanks for any feedback.
I will be in town, booked an AirBnB in the Gulch so it should be easy enough getting to the game. I'm all ears for what people prefer to do

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I believe the George Jones, Foundation dinner is by invite only.
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My sister lives right down there near the Stadium...she drinks a lot and often. She suggested a couple places:

1) "Kung fu saloon" its one of those vintage arcade bars as well as having a giant sized jenga. http://nashvilleguru.com/54443/kung-fu-s...nashville.

2) "winners" https://www.yelp.com/biz/winners-bar-and...-nashville

3) "Losers" https://www.yelp.com/biz/losers-bar-and-...ashville-2

Loser is right next door to winners. Kinda one place but two. All three are about 1 mile from the Stadium
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(09-17-2019 08:25 PM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  My sister lives right down there near the Stadium...she drinks a lot and often. She suggested a couple places:

1) "Kung fu saloon" its one of those vintage arcade bars as well as having a giant sized jenga. http://nashvilleguru.com/54443/kung-fu-s...nashville.

2) "winners" https://www.yelp.com/biz/winners-bar-and...-nashville

3) "Losers" https://www.yelp.com/biz/losers-bar-and-...ashville-2

Loser is right next door to winners. Kinda one place but two. All three are about 1 mile from the Stadium
Kung fu is cool but fills up with an odd, pretentious crowd pretty early. I prefer Two Bits in midtown which is right by Vanderbilt and has cool 90's video game-themed drinks

Winners and Losers are both fantastic, definitely recommend

Red Door Saloon is a Chicago bar in Nashville with plenty of Chicago beverages (including Malort on draft) and the last time I went the bartender gave us buy 1, get 1 drinks for having a valid Illinois ID.

Also, please make an effort to try Hattie B's hot chicken

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(09-17-2019 09:33 PM)Stay Cool Wrote:  
(09-17-2019 08:25 PM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  My sister lives right down there near the Stadium...she drinks a lot and often. She suggested a couple places:

1) "Kung fu saloon" its one of those vintage arcade bars as well as having a giant sized jenga. http://nashvilleguru.com/54443/kung-fu-s...nashville.

2) "winners" https://www.yelp.com/biz/winners-bar-and...-nashville

3) "Losers" https://www.yelp.com/biz/losers-bar-and-...ashville-2

Loser is right next door to winners. Kinda one place but two. All three are about 1 mile from the Stadium
Kung fu is cool but fills up with an odd, pretentious crowd pretty early. I prefer Two Bits in midtown which is right by Vanderbilt and has cool 90's video game-themed drinks

Winners and Losers are both fantastic, definitely recommend

Red Door Saloon is a Chicago bar in Nashville with plenty of Chicago beverages (including Malort on draft) and the last time I went the bartender gave us buy 1, get 1 drinks for having a valid Illinois ID.

Also, please make an effort to try Hattie B's hot chicken

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Last year when I visited Nashville Winners and Losers was highly recommended but we never made it. Hopefully we hit Winners after the game. 03-wink

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With the game starting at 11 what bars will be open early?
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(09-18-2019 07:35 PM)NIU Adam Wrote:  With the game starting at 11 what bars will be open early?
Ummm, most? It's a weekend in a city, they should mostly be open

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(09-17-2019 09:33 PM)Stay Cool Wrote:  
(09-17-2019 08:25 PM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  My sister lives right down there near the Stadium...she drinks a lot and often. She suggested a couple places:

1) "Kung fu saloon" its one of those vintage arcade bars as well as having a giant sized jenga. http://nashvilleguru.com/54443/kung-fu-s...nashville.

2) "winners" https://www.yelp.com/biz/winners-bar-and...-nashville

3) "Losers" https://www.yelp.com/biz/losers-bar-and-...ashville-2

Loser is right next door to winners. Kinda one place but two. All three are about 1 mile from the Stadium
Kung fu is cool but fills up with an odd, pretentious crowd pretty early. I prefer Two Bits in midtown which is right by Vanderbilt and has cool 90's video game-themed drinks

Winners and Losers are both fantastic, definitely recommend

Red Door Saloon is a Chicago bar in Nashville with plenty of Chicago beverages (including Malort on draft) and the last time I went the bartender gave us buy 1, get 1 drinks for having a valid Illinois ID.

Also, please make an effort to try Hattie B's hot chicken

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I want to check out Patterson House. Looks like cool place. Literally across from our hotel
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(09-18-2019 07:52 PM)randyfensfanclub1 Wrote:  
(09-17-2019 09:33 PM)Stay Cool Wrote:  
(09-17-2019 08:25 PM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  My sister lives right down there near the Stadium...she drinks a lot and often. She suggested a couple places:

1) "Kung fu saloon" its one of those vintage arcade bars as well as having a giant sized jenga. http://nashvilleguru.com/54443/kung-fu-s...nashville.

2) "winners" https://www.yelp.com/biz/winners-bar-and...-nashville

3) "Losers" https://www.yelp.com/biz/losers-bar-and-...ashville-2

Loser is right next door to winners. Kinda one place but two. All three are about 1 mile from the Stadium
Kung fu is cool but fills up with an odd, pretentious crowd pretty early. I prefer Two Bits in midtown which is right by Vanderbilt and has cool 90's video game-themed drinks

Winners and Losers are both fantastic, definitely recommend

Red Door Saloon is a Chicago bar in Nashville with plenty of Chicago beverages (including Malort on draft) and the last time I went the bartender gave us buy 1, get 1 drinks for having a valid Illinois ID.

Also, please make an effort to try Hattie B's hot chicken

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??????

I assume it’s a liquor dispenser. But the real question is: is it a victory shot or punishment loss shot? Cuz if it’s a victory shot I may be rooting for Vandy just a little.
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The weather is looking absolutely brutal. Game day forecast is 95 degrees and sunny.
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(09-19-2019 07:29 AM)HuskieDave Wrote:  The weather is looking absolutely brutal. Game day forecast is 95 degrees and sunny.

If it’s an 11 am start, it won’t get that hot until later
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(09-19-2019 06:57 AM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  
(09-18-2019 07:52 PM)randyfensfanclub1 Wrote:  
(09-17-2019 09:33 PM)Stay Cool Wrote:  
(09-17-2019 08:25 PM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  My sister lives right down there near the Stadium...she drinks a lot and often. She suggested a couple places:

1) "Kung fu saloon" its one of those vintage arcade bars as well as having a giant sized jenga. http://nashvilleguru.com/54443/kung-fu-s...nashville.

2) "winners" https://www.yelp.com/biz/winners-bar-and...-nashville

3) "Losers" https://www.yelp.com/biz/losers-bar-and-...ashville-2

Loser is right next door to winners. Kinda one place but two. All three are about 1 mile from the Stadium
Kung fu is cool but fills up with an odd, pretentious crowd pretty early. I prefer Two Bits in midtown which is right by Vanderbilt and has cool 90's video game-themed drinks

Winners and Losers are both fantastic, definitely recommend

Red Door Saloon is a Chicago bar in Nashville with plenty of Chicago beverages (including Malort on draft) and the last time I went the bartender gave us buy 1, get 1 drinks for having a valid Illinois ID.

Also, please make an effort to try Hattie B's hot chicken

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??????

I assume it’s a liquor dispenser. But the real question is: is it a victory shot or punishment loss shot? Cuz if it’s a victory shot I may be rooting for Vandy just a little.

03-lmfao

I'll stick to Pine Sol from a dirty mop after cleaning a bathroom floor. With a touch of turpentine.

Honestly, we win, I'll drink it.
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