Cigar Social Network
Okay so I haven't been online near as much as I would like as of late. Work has really been crazy and completely drains me. I may not make it to Cincy or any other Herf that requires travel till later this year, but you can be sure I will not miss this.
What is a Tweetup you may ask? Well basically the idea is a gathering of online acquaintances that interact on Twitter getting together to meet-up in person. But just because you don't tweet don't let that stop you from making this party cause it is not a requirement!
Last year I attended #CHAtweetup2011 you may recall the post (click the link) found here. All I can tell you is it was an absolute blast. This year's event promises to be bigger and better, which is hard to fathom considering the awesome time we all had last year.
All of the information can be found here at the Tiki Bar Online but here is a run down of the packages available for pre-sale currently available for purchase at Burns Tobacconist's website. For those of you "ascared" to click a link here's the deal (Thanks to David Jones for allowing me to exert my copy-paste skills):
THE TWEETUP PACKAGE
We got a little complicated with packages last year, so we tried to simplify it a bit this year and include more for what is a steal of a price. The Tweetup Package will include:
A multipack of cigars (quantity to be determined) in a Humidipak bag
T-shirt (we’ll ask your size when you order tickets, available up to 4XL)
Liquor Tasting featuring some fine Tennessee Spirits
1 Raffle Ticket (additional raffle tickets available with purchases of at least 10 cigars)
Discount Card (good at either Burns location all weekend for 5% off all single cigars, up to 19; 20% off all box purchases or purchases of 20 cigars)
Saturday Dinner at CBC/Burns Downtown Location (food only; drinks not included)
For the FIRST 100 people, this package will be $40
Remaining Pre-Sale Tickets: $45
Day of the Event (if available): $50
We’ve reserved the right-field pavilion for Friday night’s Lookouts (Minor-League Baseball, affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers) game. The pavilion is shaded and has cooling fans and can seat well over the 30 to 40 that came to last year’s game. Last year’s luxury suite was nice, but crowded and the food was a bit of a disaster. So...
$20/ticket (limit of 150 tickets) will get you:
Admission plus unlimited hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, ice cream and sodas from the buffet. $1 Draft Beer through the 7th inning. A smoking section adjacent to the seating area...and we’re being told that you can either see the field or that there are TVs set up to watch the game from that area.
We are also working on a surprise guest and cigar sponsor for the baseball game. AND we are looking into group transportation to move large numbers of people to and from the field.
So that’s it...be prepared to get your online butts to www.BurnsTobacconist.com on Thursday, March 15, 2012, to buy your tickets...and we all look forward to seeing you in Chattanooga again this August!
Now one thing that is not mentioned here is that you really don't have to buy anything to attend, so don't let that stop you as we all know money is still rather tight at this point for most of us. Oh did I mention some of the rock star's of the cigar industry list that will be attending this year:
Scheduled special guests* for #CHAtweetup2012 include:Pete Johnson (@tatuajecigars), Tatuaje
Eddie Ortega (@eddieor), Ortega Cigars
Jon Huber (@3barhuber) and Mike Conder (@mikeconder), Crowned HeadsMatt Booth (@Room101Cigars), Room 101 CigarsGary Griffith (@EmilioCigar) and La Musa, Emilio Cigars
Clay Roberts (@AJFcigars), AJ Fernandez CigarsClint Aaron (@262cigars), 262 CigarsSean Williams (@primermundo), El Primer Mundo Cigars
Nada and Jeff Jumper (@NadiCigars), Nadi Cigars
Steven Ysidron (@Live4), Epicurean Cigars
Frank Herrera (@cigarlaw), Herrera Cigars / La Caridad del Cobre
Michael Herklots (@MichaelHerklots), Nat Sherman
Skip Martin (@RoMaCraft), RoMa Craft
George Rodrigo (@RODRIGOcigars), Rodrigo Cigars
Barry Stein (@MCCBarry) & Matt Shugart (@MCcCigar_Dorsey), Miami Cigar & Co.
Steve Saka, Dave Lafferty (@Drew_Estate_Dav), & Willy Herrera (@bigwill0084), Drew EstateFred Rewey (@Godfadr), Nomad Cigar CompanyKurt Kendall (@KurtKendall7204) & Rick Ardito (@RichardLArdito), 7-20-4 Cigars
Marcus and Jessica Padron, Padron Cigars
Dan Tiant, Tiante Cigars
Christian Eiroa, CLE Cigars
Ruth Batista, Juanny Dominguez, Aida Munoz, Capadura Cigars
Oh my this is getting closer by the day..after party is being sponsored by Nat Sherman and the list of contributors is growing daily...This is going to be awesome.
After Party - is this similar to last year??
ha....another (tumbleweed) bails!
real Greaseball shit
no problem Loomis...I promise by the time I retire from work (if not before) I'm gonna meet up with you guys!
no you won't.
I'll be dead before we ever meet.
41 days away Beeeeoooootches! Be there or be a "Bailer" ;-)
Hey! Hey!! Looks like I'm driving, since I just realized I'm supposed to give you that HUGE RP cigar for Joe Ed's Lounge....and I'm allegedly bringing rum (and I'll be damned if TSA enjoys my rum.) Now, only if I had a clue as to where I'm staying. Sigh. LOL
Sorry for the late reply...believe it or not I actually lost my confirmation for where we are staying...drove me nuts for a minute but I found it.
Super 8 Chattanooga/Hamilton Place
7024 McCutcheon Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421 US
I looked up the local news there, looks pretty boring no arrests for prostitution, drug trafficking, mugging, or theft in the last 90 days...;-) I will be sure to ask when we check in when the last murder was.
WHAT! No crime...Unfortunately I'm bailing. But let me know about the murders. ;-)