Congratulations to the Gades fans who tailgated at Landsdowne Park on Canada Day!!!
July 1st should have been the Home Opener and the Gades Nation turned out to celebrate.
Let's hope July 1st 07 will be the season opener.
By the way I haven't got my season ticket refund yet, anyone else in the same boat?
Eh. I came across this thread while searching something else. Funny to read about it over a year later.
The deal is, we didn't do it to get attention, really. Our best tailgate as a group was July 1st 2005. We had 30-40 people drop by, many of us meeting for the first time. We had a great time, followed by the overtime win against Montreal, the best game in the team's short history.
When the team was "suspended" in 2006, one fan said "Screw them, it won't prevent me from tailgating July 1st". So we did anyway. One guy brought a TV to watch the previous year's game, for lack of a better option.
We didn't go out and contact all media in the city or try to get every single fan there to make some kind of point. It was a specific group having a get-together. I don't recall the specifics of how the media found out.
Unfortunately, it got more or less treated as though we were trying to accomplish that very thing. We took a few light shots in some other papers, but whatever. We had a good time with it and THAT was the point.