Livestream was here.
TR BBQ swap thread is here!Official date is August 17th!
The date for this year is likely to be August, 10th, 17th, or 24th. Will know for sure by the first week of March. For the uninitiated the TR BBQ is an annual tradition hosted in Holland, MI right on the big lake. Any and all TR readers are invited, just introduce yourself in the thread.
Obviously I have some other priorities
this year but things on that front are going well so I'm going to proceed as normal with plans for the BBQ. I really liked the addition of the "pre-party", "after dark" and "walk of shame" last year
so I would plan on that for the general scope of the event if you want to make an entire weekend out of it. I know last year is going to be hard to top but we're talking the BIG TEN YEAR EVENT so if we can find any stops we missed last time we'll pull them out this year for sure! This is the one all of you who keep saying you'll come some year have been waiting for...
Ribs, baked beans, burgers, hot-dogs, cool dog, flamethrower, potato cannon, giant raft, fireworks, Cornhole, trophies, Livestream, bonfire, smores, hardware swap, massive beach, friendly geeks, approachable celebrities, prizes and swag... Phew!
...and that was just last year...<TR BBQ ~X~ Weekend Event Official Timeline>Friday Evening 8/16 - Hanging With The Fishes
For anyone so inclined we are inviting those who are coming to town the night before to join us at our house and hang out and get a pizza or whatever, maybe play some games on our rarely seen in the wild Wii U or maybe we just sit around in our comfy seating and talk. We'll say people are welcome to arrive 7:00 or later and I'm putting a cap on the night preemptively at 11:00 so I can see off those staying at the cottage and still get some decent sleep myself. This'll be a BYOB event BTW but I'll have some sodas to go with the pizza. Of course any night-owls are welcome to continue the pre-party at any of Zeeland's fine local establishments (ha! like any of them are open past 10
).Saturday 8/17 - The Main Event!
This one is pretty self explanatory. Plan on arriving between 11:00 and 1:00 - food should be ready around 2:00. After the feast we start the tourney and the swap and then before you know know it the time is already ~8:00 and it's time to eat again and start thinking about fireworks...Saturday Evening 8/17 - Tech Report After Dark
It was awesome to have so many more people stay late last year - so we're doing it again! After some food cooked down on the beach we wait for the sun to set and then we UNLEASH HELL! We've got ~$500 worth of fireworks to gawk at this year thanks to the efforts of SHOES, Sheldomaus and numerous other donations. When the show's over everyone can stay as late as they want and relax by lake fireside.Sunday Morning 8/18 - The Walk of Shame
BTW, I'm open to a better name for this one. Anyone that didn't leave town Saturday night is welcome to join our group of regulars to help clean up anything that got missed the night before and also for a hearty breakfast (I'll buy the supplies on my way there). There is absolutely no pressure
to come back and help, there will be a sizable crew onsite, but if you feel like stopping by before you head out please feel welcome.</TR BBQ ~X~ Weekend Event Official Timeline>Attendees
(PMs with address and parking info will be sent to anyone on the first two lists, if you are on the "fresh meat" list and are super-serious make sure I know and move you up a level!)Confirmed:
drfish & Mrs drfish & Ellie
sis_of_fish & Mama Fish
SHOES & family
Sheldomaus & family
Clock aka Entweichen aka BeechSprout aka "the guy who can't decide how long he wants his hair"Captain Ned
idchafee & family
thegleek & wife
FroBozz_Inc & Mrs. FroBozzDamage
& Jr. DamageInklingStarfalcon
Xylker & child
Xorathis & friend
DashTrash & Bjeweled
Bombadil & familyjust brew it!
LoneWolf1DposcorpUnconfirmed (but likely):
Other members of the extended Fish Clan
PRIME1Fresh Meat (taking all bets!):
Aranarth & wife
computron9000Anti-Confirmed: Other TR staff
Losergamer04 & family
(post in the thread what you are going to bring and I will add your name below so we know everything is covered)
Ribs - zgirl
Burgers - zgirl
Hot dogs - zgirl
Buns - zgirl
Cheese - zgirl
Charcoal - drfish
Plates - Xylker
Napkins - DashTrash
Silverware - Xylker
Garbage bags - DashTrash
Ice - Bombadil
Coolers - Xylker, Captain Ned (+5 slash damage variant)
Chairs - thegleek
Tables - thegleek
Firewood - idchafee
Soda - Captain Ned, Forge
Water - Captain Ned
Beer - just brew it!, thegleek, jss21382, Captain Ned
Other drinks - idchafee
Chips - idchafee, dashbarron
Condiments - FroBozz_Inc
Fruits - jss21382
Deserts - FroBozz_Inc
Cornhole sets - drfish, zgirl, FroBozz_Inc
Brats - ClickClick5
Smores stuff - dashbarron
Cooking forks - drfish
Any other food stuffs - SHOES (bringing the BEANS!)
Breakfast supplies for Sunday morning - zgirl, ForgeParking!
Unload at the green arrow, park at the yellow arrow (big "K" for Kamp Kiwanis) then walk back to the green arrow. In both cases go down the driveway first, don't literally unload and park at the arrows.
Also, please leave the turn around area open so that people coming in and out have a place they can count on to turn around in.