The TR BBQ XIV is coming up fast—act now

Howdy folks! If you're a TR regular and have never heard about the annual BBQ at the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, you're probably living under a rock, or a bridge, or a pineapple under the sea. Well, get out of there and come catch some sun with the rest of the crowd. You still know what "sun" is, right? The event takes place a week and a half from now on July 15 in Holland, Michigan.

Purty, eh?

The TR BBQ is now on its fourteenth iteration (it's been that long, jeez) and is hosted by the super-gracious Colton "Dr. Fish" Westrate. To attend, all you have to do is mark your presence in this here thread and show up. Gifts of cheese aren't required but most definitely encouraged.

Usual activities include eating ribs, participating in a cornhole tournament, browsing a hardware yard sale, and just overall fun and games. Did we mention there will be a huge prize and giveaway haul courtesy of the good folks at Corsair? That's right, a few members of the company's staff are attending, and they come bearing gifts. Corsair is chipping in around $2000 worth of hardware that will be doled out as both cornhole tourney prizes and as participation awards of multiple types.

There will be fire

That's not the end of it either. Tunai might not be a household name, but the Formosa company has graciously offered a couple crates of its finest vintages—the Clip wireless headphone amplifier and the Firefly tiny Bluetooth receiver. We'll have ten of each to give away, totalling around $1000 of goodies.


Tunai Clip headphone amplifier and Firefly Bluetooth receiver

Anyhow, although the giveaways and the food are both excellent reasons to attend, the BBQ is ultimately about the people. You get to talk nerdy to a lot of like-minded fellows, meet interesting people, and just shoot the breeze in good company. I'm visiting the U.S. for the first time, and the first stop (except for a layover) is Holland for the BBQ. So yeah, no pressure. You just have to impress a jaded European with your mad conversation skills and hospitality. And hey, you can make lots of jokes about Portugal's economy and debt. I'll enjoy them greatly while I'm sipping on the Port I'm bringing, and no, you can't have any.

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    • Spotpuff
    • 2 years ago

    As a nearby Torontonian I would love to attend but have a previous engagement that day.

    Have fun everyone!

      • drfish
      • 2 years ago

      Not assuming you would/could choose the BBQ over your other event, but I’m curious… We start the front page warnings three months in advance, but in the BBQ thread we usually know the date a couple months before that. How much of a heads-up do people want?

    • Questar
    • 2 years ago

    Have fun everyone, another year I can’t fit it into the schedule :(. Someday!

    Edit: Why the downvote? I’m having surgery in the 14th. Driving across the state is a no-go.

    • DragonDaddyBear
    • 2 years ago

    I went 3 years ago. The kiddo had a blast. The bubbles were epic. Unfortunately she got tired really fast and I missed a lot of the fun and prizes. If my small sample it’s anything to go by then this should be a great mini vacation.

      • ClickClick5
      • 2 years ago

      Agreed. If you have the chance to go, do go!

    • Dposcorp
    • 2 years ago

    1st post and was at the first BBQ too

      • Starfalcon
      • 2 years ago

      I was too, amazing isnt it

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