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Tomato Battle (Self Guided)

This is a self lead event. Read more details on the Website. I will not be able to lead as I will be in the battle. http://tomatobattle.com/norcal/

 

Information:

September 29, 2012

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. DJ performance
3:30 p.m. Costume Contest/Registration ends
4:00 p.m. Tomato Battle Begins
4:30 p.m. DJ performance
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.

 

 

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  • Anil K.

    Hi all,

    Shared some photos of Tomato battle @ http://500px.com/anilmk2001/stories/57185/tomato-festival

    Please give your valuable feedback there.

    Thanks in advance
    Anil

    October 1, 2012

    • Eric H.

      Nice set Anil!!

      October 1, 2012

    • Anil K.

      Thanks Eric :)

      October 1, 2012

  • Eric H.

    Well, I want to sincerely thank they person who opened my bag (of clean clothes) during the battle. No hoses to wash off with no bathrooms. Plenty of tomotes and goo.

    September 29, 2012

    • Eric H.

      Anil. I was just going for the battle not the photos.

      October 1, 2012

    • Anil K.

      Oh ok :)

      October 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a terrible mess! Thank goodness for the cover over my camera. I was able to get in with the crowd and only got a little on the main lens!

    September 29, 2012

  • Anil K.

    Hi,

    I plan to take some photos during the event. Can you please let me know how to protect my camera and lenses?

    September 23, 2012

    • andy m.

      and by 'buy' he probably means 'rent'. Check our borrowlenses.com

      September 23, 2012

    • Anil K.

      Thanks Eric and Andy :)

      September 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Photographers need to buy a pass as well or only people who intend to get "tomtaoed"?

    September 19, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nevermind -- I can't read: Yes, you do.

      September 19, 2012

  • joy

    I'm sure this will be an awesome fun event, too bad it's my weekend to work. I'm looking forward to seeing the pics already.

    September 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is going to be awesome -- a good excuse to get the LensCoat back out of the closet!

    September 5, 2012

  • Eric H.

    If you as a question that is clearly in the description. There will be a public shaming.

    September 4, 2012

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