[lug] Summer BBQ?
CAtkinson at Circadence.com
Fri Jan 12 15:51:09 MST 2001
I like the idea of supplying grills and the place and people bring thier own
food and are encouraged to bring something to share. I think the best
option is to keep it as unstructured as possible yet pretty well organized.
In other words, I'd bring a grill, a few other people would too, so that
things get done, yet not so much that person A brings forks, person B brings
I could bring a grill and would be able to contribute condiments and some
funding. I could bug the city once we decide where to go. A weekend would
be a good idea I think too. Sadly, I must agree with your fears about
alchohol. What a pain excessive responsibility is. :-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: J. Wayde Allen [mailto:wallen at lug.boulder.co.us]
> Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 10:33 AM
> To: 'lug at lug.boulder.co.us'
> Subject: RE: [lug] Summer BBQ?
> On Thu, 11 Jan 2001, Atkinson, Chip wrote:
> > Sure. How much trouble could it be? What could go wrong? ;-)
> This all depends. If you just want to go to the park, there
> is nothing
> more that needs to be done. We just pick a park and show up.
> If however,
> we want to reserve one of the shelters in case of rain, and
> similarly to
> guarantee that we have one of the BBQ pits, then we have to call the
> relevant authority involved with the maintenance of the Park. That
> depends on which park you choose. It usually costs about $50
> to reserve
> one of the Park shelters in advance. This is a good idea
> just in case it
> decides to rain. We should be able to dig up this kind of
> money without
> any real difficulty.
> If there is a desire to have beer we'd need to apply for a temporary
> liquor license. That is certainly possible, but I think I'd
> be tempted to
> forgo the hassle. Not involving alcohol also minimizes the
> possibility of
> lawsuits if someone gets hurt or gets picked up for drunk
> driving, etc..
> > One question is how much should the organizers do vs. the
> That is kind of up to the orginizers and how you choose to
> set it up. If
> you haven't figured it out yet, I like to keep things as simple as
> > Pot luck or does everyone pay money and eat, or a combination of
> > both, say a salad or desert, with burgers provided.
> Either of those works. Pot luck is almost always a good
> choice, unless
> you feel that a bunch of geeks would only show up with bags of chips
> <grin>. The pay money idea works too, especially if you want to have
> someone cater the food. However that means that you now have
> to find a
> caterer or buy and cook the food yourself. It also means
> that someone has
> to take the money, and that you have to be careful that only
> people who
> have paid actually get food, etc.. I personally would think carefully
> before doing the pay-to-eat event. Combinations of the above are also
> One hybrid approach I've used successfully in the past is to
> provide the
> place, a hot BBQ pit, and drinks. People then bring whatever
> they want to
> cook on the grill.
> I figure the logistics of this all is kind of up to whomever wants to
> organize this. It also depends a bit on what the goal of the BBQ is -
> just get together and have fun, fun in the sun install fest, park wide
> Linux demo day, etc.. If you want to do this, my suggestion is to be
> creative and have fun. I'll help.
> - Wayde
> (wallen at lug.boulder.co.us)
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