We're sending the email out a little early to help with tailgate planning. We know we don't need to tell you all what this week is. You live it every day.
Most of our fellow Bills fans in WNY "hate" the Pats. And in their hearts they believe they do. It's tough for all Bills fans to deal with the same result every year. But they don't live among Pats fans like we do. Whether it's getting cut off on the 90 by somebody who considers using a blinker as a sign of weakness or hearing the masses worship at the feet of TAAAHM BRADY, THE GOLDEN GAAAAHD WHO WAS SENT DOWN UPON US TO WIN SUPAAH BOWLS. Bills fans living in Boston really HATE the Pats.
There is a generation in New England that's now in their 20s and hasn't felt the pain of losing. We're talking Buffalo/Cleveland level losing. The worst they've felt is only winning 4 out of 6 super bowls. Oh boo hoo! What kind of upbringing is that? That doesn't build character or test loyalty. How will they face a world without Tom Brady? Won't someone think of the children?!
It's about time somebody brought them down a peg. The Bills may not be able to win the division this week, but we can certainly take away their undefeated season announce on a national stage that the Bills are no longer a team to roll over for 2 wins a year. LETS GO BILLS!
Here's the info:
Bills vs Pats
Monday - 8:30 pm Kickoff
Below is info for this week at The Harp and at Gillette. No matter where you're watching the game, be loud, be proud and lets show them what real fans are made of. GO BILLS.
-Bills Backers of Boston
This week @ The Harp:
We'll have the normal setup at the Harp. No Garden event this week so parking should be easier. Come on down and make Shout echo thru downtown Boston with every score!
This week @ Gillette Stadium:
Lucky enough to have a ticket to the game? Come on down and join our annual Bills Backers Pinto Ron Foxboro Tailgate! We’ll be joined by arguably the most famous Bills fan, Ken “Pinto Ron” Johnson. Ken’s known for attending over 300 consecutive home and away games, and got his nickname for the Ford Pinto he drives to every Bills home game that’s the centerpiece of some massive tailgate celebrations. Here’s the info for the tailgate:
SAME SPOT AS LAST FEW SEASONS:
Cost: $50/vehicle (expensive, we know. But at least it’s a private lot so your $$ isn’t going to Robert Kraft)
Time: Lot officially opens at 3:30-4pm, but we’ve been told they’ll allow people to come earlier to get into the lot. You may not be able to formally set up in the back until 3:30-4pm, but you'll be able to get in the lot and start getting the group together.
If approaching from the North (Boston) on Route 1, entrance to the lot is BEFORE the building on the right.
Because it’s a night game, the liquor store will be open! The owners look forward to us every year, so we’d love to encourage anybody who needs some last minute refreshments to consider picking them up there.
Got extra tickets? Need a ride? Use the comment wall on our facebook invite to reach out to the group: https://www.facebook.com/events/470107709828947/
Where in the lot is the party?
- We generally set up shop along the tree line in the back of the lot.
What time should I show up?
- The lot opens at 3:30-4pm, and they start filling in cars from the back of the lot (where we normally set up shop). The only way they can guarantee parking next to a group is to show up together. So if you’re not there early enough to be part of the main group, just park nearby and bring your stuff over.
What if the lot is full?
- The liquor store lot is before the building. There is another larger lot IMMEDATELY past the Liquor Store lot in a large field (you can see it on the google maps link above) behind the liquor store building. You can park there and just walk over the low guardrail in the back of the lot to join the party.
I’m going with Pats fans, will they have fun?
- It should be a pretty friendly environment for them. Our group is surrounded by Pats fans every year, and sometimes a few are mixed up in the middle. They’ve been very friendly in the past, and many of them ask to partake in Bills tailgate traditions like the bowling ball shot. We’ve also been known to square off in a drinking game or two. Many Pats fans have told us they have a blast at our tailgate, and a few are coming back to join us this year.
How far is it from the stadium?
- About a 10-12 min walk to the gate. Allow an extra 10-15 min going into to allow for the lines due to searches/pat downs. Also be careful taking a “beverage” with you walking to the stadium as law enforcement here is not as lax as in Orchard Park.
Can we tailgate postgame?
- One of the reasons we picked this lot is it’s not stadium owned, so the rules are a little more lax and they don’t kick you out right after the game. Generally we’ve been able to stick around for an hour or two postgame without a problem, which is great because traffic isn’t as bad by then so the drive home is easier.