Monday, May 26, 2014

46th Annual Wild Game Feed

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My order form for tickets to the 2014 Annual Wild Game Feed in Irvine, CA has arrived!   Last year I received several hundred requests for tickets from some who were just learning about the Feed, some who didn’t order tickets when the form arrived, and some who just forgot to order (how could anyone forget?).  The reality is the Feed was sold out of tickets by about July 1st, and this year they expect to sell out even earlier.  I missed many friends last year simply because they hesitated to order their ticket when the form arrived.  Unfortunately, I do not have tickets other than my own.  I am just a purchaser like everyone else.

That being said, this is the biggest Wild Game Feed I’ve ever heard of, and it’s the best one I’ve ever attended.  The food is a carnivore’s utopia, and it never runs out.  The beer is unlimited, and it never runs out.  Last year I arrived with 78 cigars, gave away about 125, and came home with 88—a gain of ten—after consuming 6 myself.  I met many old friends, made many new friends, and I was still meeting and making friends when the sun went down and it was time to go home.

I value my friends from the Wild Game Feed.  We come from many different walks in life, and it doesn’t matter.  Male (required), old (like me), young (but at least 21), rich, not rich, just named Rich, Wall Street, sanitation worker, bottle collector—at the Feed, we are equal, and we are friends, and we will remain friends.  We are there for only a handful of reasons.  Fundraising for charities is the main reason, followed closely by food, beer, cigars, and old/new friends.  Some are there for the drawings for the great prizes, and some are there for the competitions.  But all are there to have fun.

The organizers know what they are doing, and every year I’m amazed to see how smoothly it works from start to finish.  At no time does this event appear to become chaotic or disorganized, even with more than 1,300 guests.  Each member of the Annual Wild Game Feed has a specific job, and it always gets done.  It takes a year of planning by these dedicated men to pull it off, and ‘pull it off’ they do.  While it is hard work (for them), it is also great fun (for everyone else), and it is a terrific revenue source for various charities.  To the organizers, I thank you.

Remember to order your ticket as quickly as you can.  They will sell out.

13 comments:

  1. Any idea if it sold out this year. I was late & sent my tickets out on July 25th :(

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    1. Sorry, but I don't know. Usually someone tells me they were turned down, but not so far this year. I would try anyway, but don't expect it to work. However, you won't know if you don't try. Glad you sent for them anyway.

      Also, it's a long shot, but there is Craig's list where I saw a couple of tickets show up last year. I know they don't sell tickets at the Feed, but last year a couple of guys in line were trying to sell tickets for friends that weren't going to make it. They weren't scalping, just trying to recoup their money. Just a thought. If you manage to get a ticket, stop by and visit. I'll be very close to the admission booth.

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    2. Where do u apply to get tickets?

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    3. This has always been a problem. It's a word of mouth event and application forms are sent only to former attendees, so the best way to get a form the first time is to know someone. If you will email me at fineleatherart@yahoo.com I will put you on my personal mailing list for next year (it's too late for 2014), and I will send you a copy of the form as soon as I get one in my hands. This year I got mine in late May, so I expect the same for next year.

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    4. David, Do you know if the Silverado Canyon Fire hit the Park where we have the event?

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    5. I assure you I've been monitoring this situation with great interest. There is a government site keeping track of it at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4105/ It's the most reliable source of info I have available. The good news is the fire seems to be blowing away from Irvine Lake. The bad news is anything can happen. I'll keep monitoring the situation and if there is any problem, I'll post it here.

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    6. Thank you, If all is well I will see you Friday. I talked to you last year. I also have a white beard. Will you have Cigars this year, too?

      Dean

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    7. I think we're going to be okay. The fire doesn't seem to be interested in Irvine Lake. At least not yet. And, Yes!, I will have some Cigars with me. I ended up with mostly Gurkas this year. Not a lot of variety like I usually bring, but these are really good cigars, so I hope the lack of variety can be forgiven. See you there.

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    8. I have an extra ticket if you have anyone that needs it. Had someone that had to work. 150... I will be there tomorrow.

      Dean

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    9. I'll ask around. Bring the ticket tomorrow. Someone usually shows up looking for one.

      David

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  2. How and where can I get a ticket for 2015

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    1. Michael, just send me your email address to fineleatherart@yahoo.com and I will send you an e-copy of the order form.

      David

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  3. How can I get a ticket for 2015

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