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KC_Bobby
08-29-2007, 08:50 PM
As an effort not to get the Royal Spots location thread off topic, I'll start a new one for various questions the newbies can ask the vets.

Other than locking your port-a-pot, what other things are essential compared to a regular comp?

What ideas do you vets have to set up a fence, rails, etc around your area to keep the regular spectators out? I'm looking for a low cost effective solution. Will cheap orange constuction fence posted to 2x4's set in concrete filled buckets stand the test of Lot A?

Plowboy
08-29-2007, 10:00 PM
I've seen teams at contests with rope lights around their area on 3' stands.

HoDeDo
08-29-2007, 10:03 PM
You would be fine with the silt fence. Concertina wire works well too...

Jeff_in_KC
08-29-2007, 10:03 PM
Bobby, if you're on the Dark Side, bring ear plugs! The parties go on and on and when they stop, the trains coming in and out of the bottoms all night get to grinding on your nerves. The engines roaring and the wheels squealing on the tracks are like nails on a chalkboard. Earplugs helped that. And you really should find a way to keep people out of your camp and away from your food table! I hesitate to call then spectators. Drunken arseholes is more fitting. Hell, they just wandered in and helped themselves to our food. For us, sandbags would have helped to prevent the free-flowing piss from running from where partiers just decided to stop and go on the pavement and have it run right into our camp. Just steer clear of any fights and lock up your women! OK, ok so your women are probably safe. But the food thieves and pavement pee'ers were a frustration. :lol: I spent last year's Royal over on the more "serious side" with the Meatheads, VoodooBBQ and Squeal of Approval and was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was compared to "out yonder by the tracks" :wink:

Plowboy
08-29-2007, 10:06 PM
Geesh, sounds like pure hell. Why are we doing this?

Lock your beer cooler, too.

Jeff_in_KC
08-29-2007, 10:21 PM
It's all a matter of perspective, Todd. I was completely unprepared for what I witnessed over there. And I'm sure everyone doesn't have the same experience. But the invitational side (lot B???) is MUCH better.

KC_Bobby
08-29-2007, 10:37 PM
Jeff, I hope you were the exception not the rule. I've partied 3 different years on the Dark Side and haven't noticed the issues you mentioned. In fact, I don't recall even hearing a train, but that could have been what woke me up at daybreak last year - I'll pack some plugs just incase. I did 2 years in college with my bedroom about 30 yards from the tracks, got used to it pretty quick. Besides, everytime a train goes by it's time for a social right?

I would hope the fence out front helps keep the dine and dashers away. I really don't see us having too much out at one time other then early Friday evening when we have a few dozen friends over. After that, it will be mostly drinks.

The pee is the thing that concerns me, I'm going to take some bails of straw to use where necessary. I'll be up partying on Friday night ... late so I'm not worried about noise that night. Saturday might be a different story. I'll have to try to catch a nap after meat is prepped Saturday afternoon.

Kung Fu BBQ
08-29-2007, 10:44 PM
he's too far to be really bothered by the train, I didn't even notice them last year. I believe I was sober when I tried to sleep.

I think a quick mode of trasportation is essencial. Scooter, skateboard, bicycle theres alot of ground to cover and that walking stuff gets old quick.

If you're keeping to yourself no one will mess with you. We didn't have a big tadoo last year, mainly people watching. No one tried to come in our area, I think if there is action in your tent they'll come by. It also probably helped that we were the scariest lookin mofos on that row, not shy to cast out a "what for" when needed.
The one thing that sucks about where you are is the lights. We're up against the fence and after quiet time it's nice and dark. So bring something to cover yer head with.. that is if you're slumming it like me and sleeping outside.

Jeff_in_KC
08-29-2007, 10:53 PM
We were on the row RIGHT next to the tracks. Keep in mind I live in a smaller quiet town. I hear the train from across town at night here, it's so quiet. :wink:

Jaberwabee
08-30-2007, 11:55 PM
I'm gonna be there as a spectator, and maybe help a friend in the vendor exhibits (sauce). But all this talk makes me not even want to go and bother anyone to meet them. With my work there are only 3-4 comps I can get to meet anyone. Good luck to all who will be there, I will be in KC all weekend and if anyone needs a beer run or any help let me know.

KC_Bobby
08-31-2007, 11:20 AM
How concerned should we be about our smokers and other supplies during the awards ceremony? We use a ulitity trailer to load our stuff for most comps. I'm considering renting an enclosed U-Haul trailer or even a small moving truck for the weekend. I'm thinking some secured area might be a necessity.

paydabill
08-31-2007, 01:24 PM
Last year I had the chance to cook with a team who did the open and the invite. It was probably one of the best times in my life.

On the invite side, it is mild. However, you do have to worry about people walking through your space. Team Q made a line out of string and some 3 foot signs. We were lucky enough to be around a couple of pros. They had the orange fence that you see at construction sights. It kept people out.

This year I am cooking the invite, but not the open. It is hard to cook both when your by yourself. I do not know my space yet, but will blurt it out when I do.

Jeff_in_KC
08-31-2007, 03:57 PM
Bobby, I wouldn't worry about that... the party's over and all the drunks have gone home by that time. It's a ghost town out in the parking lots while the Open awards are going on.

KC_Bobby
09-17-2007, 03:53 PM
Will turn in boxes/trays be provided when teams check in or at the cooks meeting? I just started to think how tough that is going to be to complete if the trays are not provided until that after the meeting Sunday morning (starts at 9:30 ??? - I guess the time is OK if you have a large enough team) - while cooking/finishing chicken and ribs.


I gotta bad feeling about this one.

MoKanMeathead
09-17-2007, 05:01 PM
Get your turn in trays when you check in - we have never been to the cooks meeting at the royal - for the open or the invitational.

scottyd
09-17-2007, 06:16 PM
I got the brass pole up and the strippers are on speed dial. I am on dark side so I am going to make the most of it. Grin!!!! 252

ique
09-17-2007, 06:31 PM
I got the brass pole up and the strippers are on speed dial. I am on dark side so I am going to make the most of it. Grin!!!!

Site number please. :-D

scottyd
09-17-2007, 06:41 PM
Site number please. :-D



252 is the number, ya party on garth

Chris Nickelson
09-17-2007, 08:31 PM
Party on Wayne!

I preferred the 2 am fight at the end of our row, It kept us awake.

:icon_smil

spicewine
09-17-2007, 08:34 PM
Don't know what you all are talking about!! John ,Brian, Steve and I had a nice manacure, facial and a hot towel each morning. Jeeves brought us a nice light breakfast of poached eggs and crumpets the first morning. After a brief nap in the afternoon we had our meat prepaired by the team chef Omar, and promptly set up for the evenings coctail hour. My only complaint was that they did not have an ample supply of Dom Perion to searve with our Steak- Tar- Tar that evening!! A major Royal Fopah!!

Oh well!! After all we were roughing it!!!

Spice

SP
09-17-2007, 08:41 PM
If you have alot of people then get the hay and use it as a border and seating for guest, That what my buddies do works well.

Kung Fu BBQ
09-17-2007, 11:03 PM
I almost missed the deadline for ordering a portapot. Decided to split the cost over a frew months and thought the deadline wasn't until next week for the add ons. Luckily my wife had some questions and was looking at the forms ... 3 hours prior to deadline.
whew, could not do with out a toilet this year.

KC_Bobby
09-18-2007, 08:22 AM
Get your turn in trays when you check in - we have never been to the cooks meeting at the royal - for the open or the invitational.

Thank God

YankeeBBQ
09-18-2007, 08:28 AM
You guys might want to bring a couple of 5 gallon containers of water with you. Water is provided by a couple of golf carts with tanks on them and it's not always easy to get their attention.

KC_Bobby
09-18-2007, 08:52 AM
Thanks, we have a few of those blue water containers and we're bringing the radio flyer to haul them.

paydabill
09-20-2007, 08:50 AM
You know it is a bad site when you can not even find your site on the map. According to the website I am lot 38, I see no 38 on the map. I have tried to contact somone about this, but have not gotten a reply.
Kind of scared.

Kung Fu BBQ
09-20-2007, 09:19 AM
I think a number is missing, all spaces have 3 numbers.

KC_Bobby
09-20-2007, 09:19 AM
Is your space 25x25? If so, I'd guess they are putting a row of tents across the the row 047 - 033. If so, you'll have a little grass area behind your space with a 40" fence between the 800 lot.

We have some friends that are in the 600 section and their spot is not listed on the map either. Not sure if someone decided they don't need as large of space or if they are adding more A size spaces over there too.

Plowboy
09-21-2007, 03:31 AM
Randy and I are having our wives come out Saturday morning. We are hoping that my wife can stay the entire weekend like Randy's, but we don't have anyone, yet, who can stay with our boys for the weekend.

Where should we tell them to park?

What's the best time for movement in and out of the Royal on both days? I know evenings have to be a beyotch.

Randy and I are assuming that once we are there, we aren't leaving. Might stay all the way through Monday.

DeanC
09-21-2007, 05:16 PM
We have had good luck moving in early on Thursday. Our area seems to get pretty crowded Friday mornings. My wife has parked in the Liberty Lot every year, I believe it is free. It's a long walk but she has never had any problems with her vehicle being tampered with. We have also had no problems at exit time. We are able to keep the truck and trailer on site, so we can pack up and by the time the awards are over, everything has cleared out fairly well.

Fredbird
09-21-2007, 06:30 PM
Randy and I are having our wives come out Saturday morning. We are hoping that my wife can stay the entire weekend like Randy's, but we don't have anyone, yet, who can stay with our boys for the weekend.

Where should we tell them to park?

What's the best time for movement in and out of the Royal on both days? I know evenings have to be a beyotch.

Randy and I are assuming that once we are there, we aren't leaving. Might stay all the way through Monday.

There are parking lots close to contest. I think it was $10.00 a day. One is just to the west of Lot B.

I don't know about movement in and out. We stayed put until the contest was over! We would still be there if we hadn't run out of beer!:icon_clown

Plowboy
09-23-2007, 11:55 AM
Should we get orange expandable fencing for our site? We have some stands to string rope lights. Is that good enough for Lot B? We won't be having a party or even guests. Just cooking, camping, and visiting others.

For the orange expandable fence, anyone know where to get it or how big the rolls are? Are they big enough that we could split it with another team?

KC_Bobby
09-23-2007, 04:31 PM
100 feet = $20 at Home Depot, back with the fencing, roofing and concrete

KC_Bobby
09-24-2007, 01:50 PM
Someone told me that we could only have one vehicle per spot (a truck and trailer would count as two). Is that correct?

PigBoy
09-24-2007, 01:59 PM
I looked at the website last nite, if I remember correctly your vehicle is separate from from trailer- trailer is npt a vehicle. Probably will get a hang tag or something. one vehicle per space, can not leave during contest.