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Big Jeff
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Does or has anybody set up outside a sporting event before the game?

The only place in town I can think of that has a good size crowd on a regular basis here, is the plaza in front of our sports arena. They set up bands and radio station things in front sometimes.

I'm thinking about setting up there in December before a hockey game, although darkness may be a problem.

Any suggestions?

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I think that without a permit you will get trouble from the security guards. Maybe you are better off performing standing up and just coming up to random people who come out of the game.
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Actually My main venue right now is working the crowd before the red sox games. THought the crowds are a lot tougher thanyou might find in other areas.

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Did you set up a table or a booth or you just come over to the crowd before the game?
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I've thought about it here in Pittsburgh but the Pirates (baseball) usually shut down the street in front of the stadium and I could not perform there. So, I would end up being far from the stadium. I would never consider it for a Steelers game, the crowd is too too crazy.
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I worked a whole season for the CFL's Saskatchewan RoughRiders. You have to be really carefull what you say while onstage infront of a bunch of rowdy, and often drunken sports fans.

One show that comes to mind as an example of unruly fans is a bit I did for the "Labor Day Classic". Which for anyone who is not fammiliar with this tradition -- is a game that is played yearly between the Sask Riders, and the Winnipeg BlueBombers on Labour day.

I started my set, and then, about 15 minutes in made asked if there were any Winnipeg fans in the audience. A few fans cheered -- my reply to that "Alright, I'll speak slower then..."

My reward, about 6 rowdy, costumed and face painted guys that jumped up onto my stage and started chanting "Riders Suck, Riders Suck..." Props were knocked over, and security rushed the stage shortly after the guys made their arrival.

So just be careful as to your content, it has often been said that a guy on a stage with a microphone can get away with anything, not so true when you're dealing with sports fans.

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Hey Icy rabbit, I think you were lucky they didn't injure you! For those of you who don't know, the Labor day classic is quite a rivalry.
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Here in Seattle we had a major sports arena with no parking so people had to walk (sometimes several miles) to get to the stadium. This created several venues for street performing.

But alas they tore that old stadium down and replaced it with two equally large sports arenas with no parking so the throngs of hiking sports fans are still treking the several miles to the stadium past the same street perfroming venues.
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