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SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member09 Jun 2013 12:22 p.m. PST

I've been chatting with a friend, and she and her husband are attending Gettysburg. She has told me the event is alcohol free, even after hours!
What's up with that?

Tommy2009 Jun 2013 12:47 p.m. PST

Which one? The BGA event on the last weekend of June, or the GAC event on the first weekend of July?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jun 2013 12:48 p.m. PST

Once again, reenactment looses the battle with historical realism … :)

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member09 Jun 2013 12:48 p.m. PST

Last time they had an openbar and the OFM showed up. It wasnt pretty. The Town Elders said, "Never Again!"

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member09 Jun 2013 12:55 p.m. PST

I believe she said the end of June one, but they may be doing both.

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2013 1:56 p.m. PST

Horror indeed!!!

kyoteblue Inactive Member09 Jun 2013 2:42 p.m. PST

The Horror !!!!

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jun 2013 3:34 a.m. PST

I have attended many, MANY events where alcohol was officially banned but I have never, EVER attended an event where the ban was enforced :) It just means be sensible.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2013 4:18 a.m. PST

Way back in NSSA days, booze was also a no-no.

Guns and alcohol don't mix, was the reason.

Old Slow Trot Inactive Member10 Jun 2013 5:55 a.m. PST

I'm planning on being at the GAC event.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2013 8:24 a.m. PST

As long as you are not carry around a 40 oz and acting like a clown, no one is going to care about what is in you coffee cup or canteen.

Old Slow Trot Inactive Member26 Jun 2013 5:40 a.m. PST

Scratch that. My ride needed more time to recover from some recent surgery. But hoping to watch the webcast of the event.

epturner30 Jun 2013 5:42 p.m. PST

Weeeeellll, let's just say that Rule Four (the no alcohol one) wasn't "exactly" held to.

We had four kegs of Lager in our farb tent.

And we finished them…

Eric

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2013 11:48 a.m. PST

I've been chatting with a friend, and she and her husband are attending Gettysburg. She has told me the event is alcohol free, even after hours!
What's up with that?

Based on my experiences as one of the board of management of the largest WWII organizations in the in the US, our events were officially dry. The reason was the insurance company had it as one of conditions of coverage.

You will probably find the dead hand of liability issues behind this.

epturner03 Jul 2013 4:14 p.m. PST

And we still had cold Lager in our muckets….

Eric

snurl1 Inactive Member05 Jul 2013 8:35 p.m. PST

Wht is it that whenever a TV news crew interviews a reenactor they always choose the worst farb they can find?

epturner15 Jul 2013 3:24 p.m. PST

Because Farbs gravitate to TV newsies like bloody moths to a flame…

My two shillings worth.

Eric

stoneman1810 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member29 Nov 2013 4:07 p.m. PST

How come all these battles took place at national parks? LOL

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Dec 2013 7:31 a.m. PST

"How come all these battles took place at national parks? LOL"
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Well, they didn't really. They fought the battles near the parks but not on them. You can tell because there are no bullet holes in the monuments!

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