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Bout time bumped up one hour

Post  nonny noisemaker on Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:23 pm

Incase you didn't see for this bout doors open at 4 and 1st bout will start at 5pm. Pass the word along. We will see how this new time works out for the future bouts!

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Post  Laura on Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:29 pm

Just curious, why did we decide to do this? I voted for it, 'cause I thought it couldn't hurt to try - but how did the idea come up?

And can we get people to come even earlier and tailgate the bout? Start the party early!!!!
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Post  nonny noisemaker on Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:33 pm

The last bout was over after 10pm. There were alot of people that left and families that needed to go home and put their little ones to bed. Discussion occurred and the bout planning committed thought why not see about pushing it up an hour earlier and see how it works.

I believe there is some tailgating that occurs already:)
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Post  Camp on Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:36 pm

It was suggested because a lot of people that have small children, either don't come because its so late or leave early cause it runs late. We have the place all day and have found that it doesnt take us as long to set up. Go team! So we are going to try earlier to see how it goes.

It also is just a long day for people who work from beginning to end and for skaters that have to wait the entire day to play in the second bout.

Im totally fine with the spouses starting the party ealier, but keep in mind these are alcohol free events for ALL MissFits and volunteers. Skating or not!
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Post  Laura on Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:57 pm

Cool. I hope it'll get more people to come - I wonder if there's that sort of mental resistance that "6:00 is dinner time" - but if something starts before or after 6 people don't mind being there. (And buying food and bake sale treats while they're at the bout!) (Hmm...maybe we should mention in some of the publicity that there's tasty food?)

I was half joking about the tailgating....but only half. Wouldn't it be cool if we could do a pre-bout party with a band - have people decorate their cars - maybe let Longhorn sell out of one of the sets of doors, so they could let people picnic early? Is there a way to make money off a tailgate party? Or just lure in more fans? If it's ever nice to be outside again, that could be a lot of fun!
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Post  DV Aunt Rose on Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:50 am

When we were talking about this, we thought one of the interesting things to watch will really be to see if people stay through the second bout more than at the previous bouts. Since there are all sorts of different reasons we sell a bunch of tickets or not a bunch of tickets, but % of attendees comparatively could tell us alot about the effect of the start time. (Not that we have actual numbers, but keep an eye out!) Smile
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