Tomato Battle!

Hi, Bucket Listers!

I'll be going with friends to this event & thought to share! Hope to see you all there! It is $49 for a ticket, but Living Social has a deal for only $25! I pretty much just pasted below the information from their event page. Of course, we can all have a meeting spot if you guys decide to go! :)

Tomato Battle is coming back to the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Don’t forget to wear a costume!

Information:

Tomato Battle where? To the Bay Area. The feeling of tomato bits on your neck will rhyme with the sensation flinging a slushy tomato into the air while you laugh so hard it makes you snort. This is going to be the food fight of a life time so come down and make some new friend in the ketchup rain.

Schedule of Events for Saturday September 29, 2012

Noon Registration & Beer Garden Opens
1:00 p.m. Live Entertainment by TBD
3:30 p.m. Costume Contest
4:00 p.m. Tomato Battle Begins
4:30 p.m. Live Entertainment by TBD
6:00 p.m. Wash up and go home!

The Tomato Battle unifies as many as 5,000 fruit-chucking fanatics for an afternoon of dancing to music, sipping libations, and flinging 300,000 pounds of roma tomatoes at one another. Mosh in a ketchup-covered fray that marries the traditions of Spain’s La Tomatina tomato-throwing festival and Germany’s Oktoberfest. Festivities commence at noon with registration and opening, followed by live entertainment and a costume contest. At 4:00 p.m., soldiers donning bathing suits, safety goggles, and well-treaded shoes converge on piles of past-ripe tomatoes and set about pelting people with fruits like sentient apple trees avenging the initial-carving of amorous teenagers. Beats and beer flow until past 7 p.m., when ruddy troops lay down their arms and rinse themselves clean of pulp and juice. An extra set of clothes is highly recommended.
All of the tomatoes used during the exhibition will have been previously marked for disposal, making the Tomato Battle an efficient and entertaining use of nonedible waste. Onward.

How Do I Sign Up?
-Click the “Events” link at the top of the page or to the left of the page and buy a ticket.

When Will It Be In My City?
-We’d love to come to your city. Email us if you have a venue and we can plan it! In the meantime join the mailing list and vote for your state, we’ll come based on votes.

Do I Get Stuff?
-A Huge F’ing tomato fight with all your friends.
-Beer (available for purchase 21+)
-Bands
-Lots of vitamin C (tomatoes contain a lot!)
-The most AWESOME day of your life!

Will Chuck Norris Be There?
-He might be, that’s why everyone has to sign a waiver.

Isn’t This A Waste Of Tomatoes?
-Nope.
-They are past ripe and can’t be sold. They are inedible and are not fit for human consumption.
-They will be thrown away as it is, instead of thrown (that’s a waste).
-They are evil tomatoes and need to be crushed, thrown and pulverized.
-for every email complaint 10 healthy tomatoes will be executed!

What Do I Bring?
-REGISTRATION! YOU MUST HAVE YOUR TICKET!
-Eye protection is recommended – swimming goggles / sunglasses work great.
-Shoes with a good tread
-Wear clothes you don’t mind getting very dirty
-Bring a change of clothes to get home

Things To Leave At Home
-All tomato acceleration devices are banned including but not limited to potato guns, water balloon launchers, dog tennis ball throwers, rackets, paddles, bats.
-Alcohol or other drugs
-Nice clothes
-Kids under 14
-Items you might throw
-Bad attitude

What happens if there is a tomato shortage?

- We will hold a giant mud fight and continue with the live music and beer as planned . One way or another, there will be a battle.

Source: http://tomatobattle.com/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Gaspingly fun!

    September 29, 2012

  • David E.

    We are under the white tents in the center, I'm wearing a big straw hat

    September 29, 2012

  • Lennie

    We posted a picture for this meet up so you can spot us, otherwise we are by the monster booth.

    September 29, 2012

  • Alicia H.

    I'm a redhead in a black baseball cap & goggles.

    September 29, 2012

  • Sach

    Just got there. [masked]

    September 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Text if you want to meetup. [masked]

    September 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Eat before you get here. There is only one hotdog stand and they will run out soon

    September 29, 2012

  • Lennie

    Anybody here yet, so we can meet up?

    September 29, 2012

  • Rea R.

    Hi, everyone! The battle starts at 3pm I believe.You guys can meet at the entrance of where the battle will take place. Hope you guys have fun!

    September 29, 2012

  • Sahil

    Hey Guys, I have one extra ticket. Can sell it for $25. Anyone interested can email me. Also, can anyone tell how to find you guys over ther. I am new to this group.

    September 29, 2012

  • David E.

    This event is going to be a little chaotic since it's such a big event and the original organizer is not going to be able to make it. I'd recommend bringing your smartphone if you have one and checking to see if anyone's posted once you get there, or make a post yourself saying where you are if no one else has. Hopefully everyone can meet that way. Feel free to text me but I'm not going to be there until about 3 PM with my carpool. Hope we'll be able to find the rest of the group. [masked]

    September 28, 2012

  • Sach

    This is my first time with this group. How do I find you guys?

    September 28, 2012

  • Lennie

    Hi everyone! This will be my first meet up with this group. What time are we suppose to be meeting up and exactly where at the fairgrounds?

    September 28, 2012

  • Jonette C.

    Hey Kim! Do you still any of those tickets available?!

    September 25, 2012

    • Sedrick

      I'm interested..

      September 27, 2012

  • Lexie

    I have 3 vouchers I'm not going to be able to use. Let me know if ur interested.

    August 6, 2012

    • Sedrick

      Hi Kim, Please save me a ticket, I want to go! Where can I pick it up?

      September 26, 2012

    • kim l.

      sorry i ran out BUT go to www.zozi.com - the deal is still ongoing.

      September 26, 2012

  • kim l.

    I found a legit website to buy your $25 ticket

    http://www.zozi.com/deals/2856?...­

    September 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    September 25, 2012

  • Rea R.

    Hi, everyone! I regret to say that I wont make it to this. My younger cousin has decided to go to school abroad & she will be gone for 4 years. The family has decided to have her going away party on the same day as this. She's leaving the 1st week of Oct as school starts right away for her. If anyone wants to be the "Organizer for a day" on this event, I would greatly appreciate it!! If you want my tickets, please message me. I bought them at Living Social for $25 each. I have two. If no one volunteers to be an organizer, I'm sure you can all just meet in the front area right before the big battle. Have fun, guys!!

    September 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    found a 50% off coupon
    http://www.zozi.com/experiences...­#

    September 7, 2012

  • Sach

    looks like groupon has a similar deal, expiring soon. - http://www.groupon.com/deals/to...­

    August 21, 2012

  • Lexie

    Hi manesh. Pls email me directly and we can arrange this.

    August 10, 2012

  • Lexie

    All 3?

    August 6, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      yes , I would like to have all 3.

      August 6, 2012

  • Rea R.

    Hi, Manesh! I will definitely let you guys know if I see any other deals for this

    August 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Rea
    Ya it got expired.. If anything pls comes up let me knw

    August 1, 2012

  • Rea R.

    Hi, Manesh. Did the Living Social deal expire already?

    August 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey If any other groupon comes please post it here

    August 1, 2012

  • Rea R.

    Well, it looks like we have an event! I'm happy that you guys can join in. As the date gets closer, let's talk about a meeting spot so we can at least grab a beer together and be in the same area during the tomato battle :) See you all soon!

    1 · July 25, 2012

  • Rea R.

    Hey guys! Here's the link to the Living Social deal! Admission to September 29 NorCal Tomato Battle : https://www.livingsocial.com/dea...­

    The deal is only available for 126 more hours, so scoop it up soon!

    July 24, 2012

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