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A Gator, an Auburn Tiger, and a first time in Boulder (Ariz @ CU)

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There’s a good Denver restaurants thread somewhere on here, I recommend perusing that, as it depends on what kinda “scene” you’re looking for. In Denver Larimer Square is a hot pedestrian area lotta good haunts, obviously Pearl Street mall and “The Hill” (collegetown area with sandwich places/bars/coffee shop just off campus) is a must-do in Boulder. Dude do me a favor and get a hot pastrami sandwich at Salvaggio’s on the hill if it’s still there - I still fantasize about that ****.
@thehakujin If you go to Larimer Square, get out of there before midnight to avoid the drunken fights and bullets. I'm sure your Denver buddies know the drill.
 

Ralfie

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@thehakujin If you go to Larimer Square, get out of there before midnight to avoid the drunken fights and bullets. I'm sure your Denver buddies know the drill.
Dude I went to a show in the Five Points area and went outside to try to hail a cab.

Was NOT a good idea. I repeat: NOT A GOOD IDEA.
 

thehakujin

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@thehakujin If you go to Larimer Square, get out of there before midnight to avoid the drunken fights and bullets. I'm sure your Denver buddies know the drill.
Yikes. Thanks for the heads up. The Auburn guy is apparently friends with a chef at some restaurant in Denver, so it'll probably be a visit to that place and a handful of breweries... more our pseudo-old-man speed. But just in case: Larimer after midnight is a mogwai fed after midnight. Noted.
 

Ralfie

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Yikes. Thanks for the heads up. I know the Auburn guy is apparently friends with a chef at some restaurant in Denver, so it'll probably be a visit to that place and a handful of breweries... more our pseudo-old-man speed. Larimer after midnight is a mogwai fed after midnight. Noted.
Which restaurant? There’s some damn good ones in Denver. I dislike hipsters very much, but man, they make good food.
 

Buffalewd

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Visit the" farm" get some gummies and enjoy your time in boulder.
Go to the med for tapas, go up baseline to get a great view of the city, and if you have time, see boulder falls and visit ned!
 

Not Sure

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Ha, thanks, we will mostly do just that. We're not the clownish Vol characters referenced in a previous post (though forsaking our team colors on game day strikes me as odd) so we'll certainly be bringing our own tickets and beer, and are happy to contribute financially (or otherwise) to tailgates if such a thing is an option (which we've seen/done before). As much as we look forward to the stadium, the town, the atmosphere, all of that, we look forward to meeting some CU fans and shooting the breeze. Thanks for the info/rec/invite, looking forward to Boulder/Folsom.
In all honesty, wearing UF or Auburn gear to a CU game will come off as kind of weird.
 

ELBUFF

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Greetings, mountain folk!

My name is Mike and I'm a Florida Gator transplant living in Dallas, TX. A few years ago, the above-referenced Auburn fellow and I started talking about making an effort to visit a new college football stadium each season. Well, after scouring CFB schedules and flights and stadiums and a whole lot of word-of-mouth, we agreed that Boulder in October sounded terrific. Another Gator is joining us for this one, as well. As much as we love our home stadiums/atmospheres, we generally believe that one of the most exciting things about college football is visiting a place you've never been, and taking in all that is has to offer -- the stadium, the traditions, the campus, the people, the food, the drink, etc. And we also believe that the kinds of fans who visit the message boards are typically just like us -- here for the team, the experience, and a good time!

We'll be staying in Denver to visit some friends (and breweries... and restaurants... and breweries), but are getting up early on Saturday to head into Boulder. I looked through some previous posts in the "Fan Network" forum linked at the top of this page, so I have a decent idea of the layout of campus and where to park. Beyond that, though.... it's all air, opportunity, and a boatload of question marks.

I was hoping perhaps some of you may have some advice and/or recommendations on what we should be sure to see/do/eat/drink while in town. I know every college town usually has that one restaurant or bar that is a 'must' for all who have visited -- the kind of place that graduates young and old remember fondly as a staple of campus life. Most schools have fun one-off traditions all their own related to the game day experience. And every stadium has best, worst, and just plain fine seating sections. So on and so forth...

Though we'll be rooting for CU, we'll also be easy to spot in our opposing shades of orange and blue. In fact, as it happens, Auburn and Florida are meeting down in Gainesville that same day, so we'll of course be hoping for staggered kickoff times. Nonetheless, we hope to represent our schools well, and look forward to potentially meeting and imbibing with a few CU loyalists.

In the meantime, any direction y'all can provide would be greatly appreciated!
I highly recomend getting up here by 7:00am to beat the traffic, exit on baseline turn left up to 9th street and visit the flatirons for while then go from there. Need to avoid hwy 36 & baseline after 8:00 am
 

Uncle Ken

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In all honesty, wearing UF or Auburn gear to a CU game will come off as kind of weird.
If I went to an Auburn game I’d wear Buff gear.

I fully expect these guys to rep their teams. It’s cool that they’re visiting Folsom.

Recommendation: come to Boulder the night before, get reservations (call today) on Pearl Street for 5:45 and attend the Pearl Street Stampede.

I live in Boulder and work in Denver. It’s not bad going back and forth. Let RTD do the work and take the Flatiron Flyer.
 

Gary Indiana

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Hey thehakujin, meet Gary! He’s the AllBuffs resident nanny and he’ll graciously take the time to inform you what you should think about RVs at football games, and the best part, you don’t even need to ask.
A group of Tennessee fans did a similar exploratory visit to Folsom last year.

The guy asked for face value on extra tickets and was refused for insisting on wearing his Vol orange colored team gear. This was after drinking free beer and tucking in to the food at our tail gate.

Then after the game his write-up was meh.

Based on the Vol, IMO if you insist on sporting anything other than Black and Gold, I honestly don’t want you in my section.

But you are still welcome to a beer.

Hope you enjoy the trip.

My pro tip on a Boulder visit ... book a fly fishing trip to pair with the game. Nothing says you are not in Texas anymore better than standing in a clear fast moving mountain stream in a battle of wits with rainbow trout.
Oh the irony of Clean Undies.
 

Gary Indiana

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I made a joke about your nannying.

Your thin skin is showing.
You’re such a joy to have on this site. So glad you’re posting again! Stay vigilant in your defense of...whatever the hell it is you’re defending this time.

I’m done with the back-and-forth, So don’t feel the need to reply.
 

Clean Undies

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In summary, Gary is tolerant of fans of other programs wearing their team colors in Folsom. Also tolerant of not charging them a premium for that choice.

Hmmmm.
 

thehakujin

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I highly recomend getting up here by 7:00am to beat the traffic, exit on baseline turn left up to 9th street and visit the flatirons for while then go from there. Need to avoid hwy 36 & baseline after 8:00 am
Appreciate it. I'll have to see how this aligns with the prior recommendations on taking the scenic route offered in prior posts. This is need-to-know info, thank you.
 

whatthebuff

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So a bunch of people are telling you you're going to get into a fight or get shot in Larimer square, this is simply not true (also it's not a pedestrian area). It's one block of high end shops and restaurants that will all be closed by 11pm . There's one bar, the green Russel, and even that closes early. So a. You won't be there late anyway and b. It's safe. However if you are hanging out one block away on 15th and market between 2-4 am, that's not a safe place to be.
 

thehakujin

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If I went to an Auburn game I’d wear Buff gear.

I fully expect these guys to rep their teams. It’s cool that they’re visiting Folsom.

Recommendation: come to Boulder the night before, get reservations (call today) on Pearl Street for 5:45 and attend the Pearl Street Stampede.

I live in Boulder and work in Denver. It’s not bad going back and forth. Let RTD do the work and take the Flatiron Flyer.
If I came wearing CSU or *gasp* you-know-who gear, I can maybe get it. But from a faraway school that has virtually zero interaction? Clearly just a tourist, pilgrim in a strange land. I wouldn't want someone to pretend on game day. Clearly some people agree, some people disagree, what can ya' do?

Thanks for the recommendation on traversing Boulder/Denver. Because of our plans in the city on Friday (and our already-booked hotel), we're unlikely to see Boulder before Saturday morning. With regard to the RTD and Flatiron Flyer... I'm assuming that kind of transportation is a bad idea on Saturday?
 

WarBuff

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If I came wearing CSU or *gasp* you-know-who gear, I can maybe get it. But from a faraway school that has virtually zero interaction? Clearly just a tourist, pilgrim in a strange land. I wouldn't want someone to pretend on game day. Clearly some people agree, some people disagree, what can ya' do?

Thanks for the recommendation on traversing Boulder/Denver. Because of our plans in the city on Friday (and our already-booked hotel), we're unlikely to see Boulder before Saturday morning. With regard to the RTD and Flatiron Flyer... I'm assuming that kind of transportation is a bad idea on Saturday?
On gear wear, it probably wouldn't be a big deal. I would assume your either just a college fan in town, or maybe someones brother, cousin, etc. Wouldn't really care.

RTD and the Flatiron Flyer are fine, its just that you are at the mercy of their schedule/ routes. You want to stay later, do or go soemwhere else, it may not happen conveniently. Much easier if you have your own wheels and can go as you please.
 
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