No TV's in Seaside, But SEASIDE is throwing a Tailgate Party and Showing Games??

Discussion in 'Music and Nightlife' started by skeek, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. scooterbug44

    scooterbug44 SoWal Expert

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    16,736
    Likes Received:
    3,327
    Location:
    Sowal
    I don't know that that IS their goal, I am just guessing.

    But yes, that is sort of funny!
     
  2. Lake View Too

    Lake View Too SoWal Insider

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    5,897
    Likes Received:
    1,725
    Location:
    Eastern Lake
    Wow! I've been trying to follow this thread, in and out, but does it come down to I want to be in Seaside, and I want to have my TV, no matter what? (PS: you got a TV in your phone, duh...)
     
  3. Jim Tucker

    Jim Tucker Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2005
    Messages:
    823
    Likes Received:
    200
    I know where you're coming from but I think hypocritical is not quite the right word. You can say forcing a tenant to remove the TVs is unreasonable and harmful, and putting a game on in the middle of the town may be a slap in the face to that tenant, but it's not hypocritical IMO.

    What it comes down to is the desires of one or 2 people. Somebody's relative is unhappy with music? Gone. Somebody's eating a pizza and is bothered by a TV? Gone. Somebody doesn't like the way a tenant displays their merchandise? Gone.

    Seaside is a private business and they can do what they like. It's not like the tenants in Pier Park or any other mall like all the rules either. A mall masquerading as a town by having shoppers stay overnight doesn't deserve to be bashed for their landlord policies.

    Seaside is really a wonderful and unique place with very little to find fault with if you're visiting.
     
  4. jswbjw

    jswbjw Beach Comber

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2005
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    6
    Great post! Perfect summation!
     
  5. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    15,283
    Likes Received:
    799
    Location:
    Near the ATL and in SoWal as often as possible
    So how did the tailgate go? Great game. Even though I disagree with the no TV policy, I hope the tailgate went well. We love taking advantage of the amenities at Seaside.
     
  6. Lake View Too

    Lake View Too SoWal Insider

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    5,897
    Likes Received:
    1,725
    Location:
    Eastern Lake
    I'm curious too. So, you're at a Seaside establishment, and there is no game on, so you have to step outside to the central square, and watch a game (maybe, not your game, but a good game) with a whole bunch of other folks in the middle of Seaside, on a cool autumn evening. I'm trying to imagine how this might be a bad thing...
     
  7. scooterbug44

    scooterbug44 SoWal Expert

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    16,736
    Likes Received:
    3,327
    Location:
    Sowal
    That's my big question too.

    People whine about not being able to watch football games so Seaside breaks out a 35' screen and throws a tailgate party. I WISH I got responses like for half the stuff I biatch about.
     
  8. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    26,601
    Likes Received:
    2,678
    Location:
    South Walton, FL
    Seaside sets their own rules and marches to their own beat and that is fine with me (nothing new here). It is a beautiful and wonderful and funn place to be. I do not go to bars or restaurants for tv or football, but I know many do - there are many GREAT choices throughout town for restaurants & bars with TV/sports.

    I believe Seaside bars, restaurants and retailers would rather have our support than have us whine about changes in TV status. There is so much offered by the town for us to enjoy with family and friends. I am very grateful for all the outstanding entertainment brought to visitors and locals alike: outdoor concerts, Seaside REP productions, Seaside Farmers Market, Festivals, Art Walk in Ruskin, fun shopping and lots of dining choices. Santa is coming to town too, as always. Many of our own life traditions are deeply rooted in Seaside.

    A big outdoor tailgate/football party sounds like a blast especially this time of year. Go Gators and Roll Tide!
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011
  9. Danny Burns

    Danny Burns Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    921
    Likes Received:
    349
    Location:
    Inlet Beach
    Before we decided to move to SoWal, we would avoid TV like the plague when vacationing here. There are so many other things to do in this area besides sticking yourself in front of some kind of video screen (I make a living in front of video monitors and try to escape as often as possible).

    Turn your TVs and phones off, unplug from the world and find out what this area really has to offer!
     
  10. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    12,457,083
    Likes Received:
    1,214,392
    Location:
    SoWal
    :lol: you are talking to SEC football fans dude!
     
  11. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    15,283
    Likes Received:
    799
    Location:
    Near the ATL and in SoWal as often as possible
    Well said!

    Teresa, we'd stay at home to watch games, but when we come down for a weekend, it's impractical to cook. Our refrigerator is empty (the cleaning service empties it after renters leave), so we have nothing except olive oil and dry spices/seasoning in the owner's closet and a few condiments in the little fridge in the garage. To cook a meal would require buying too many staples. We can dine out cheaper than we can cook for the two of us. :wave:

    Plus I don't wanna be cooking and washing dishes when football is on. I am too focused on football. :lol: It's just a Gator thing.
     
  12. scooterbug44

    scooterbug44 SoWal Expert

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    16,736
    Likes Received:
    3,327
    Location:
    Sowal
    There are literally hundreds of meals you can make that contain few ingredients and can be fully consumed by 2 people.

    Not to mention the wide variety of take-out items readily available.
     
  13. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    15,283
    Likes Received:
    799
    Location:
    Near the ATL and in SoWal as often as possible
    That's what I do during the work week.

    On the weekends I want something special or different, especially at the beach with fresh seafood available. And not to have to buy groceries, cook, wash dishes, and clean the kitchen counters while football is on.

    So I think we'll do takeout or go to places that have TVs on game days.
     
  14. KineticEnt

    KineticEnt Beach Lover

    Joined:
    May 16, 2010
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why?

    Why are we still having this conversation? I realize this is a forum and people are allowed to talk about things they love to hate...but really?

    The solution is simple: Want to watch football? Go somewhere that has TV's! Want to catch the new episode of How I Met Your Mother over a sandwich? Go somewhere that has TV's!

    Being in the entertainment business I spend lots of time at the local bars and restaurants either promoting myself, a band, or the bar itself, so I know that there are plenty of places along 30A (and God forbid we ever leave 30A and go hang out at Pier Park or the Destin area, right?) that have TV's and are ready to use them!

    Go There!!

    P.S. Go Noles!!!
     
  15. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    15,283
    Likes Received:
    799
    Location:
    Near the ATL and in SoWal as often as possible
    Why? Because many of us come to the beach during college football and basketball seasons and like to enjoy watching games and not having to buy groceries, cook, wash dishes, and clean a kitchen. Hubby and I have full-time jobs and want to relax on the weekends.

    Our Saturday options are clear now -- watch Game Day while eating Cheerios and fruit at home, Shoo Mamas burgers or take-out shrimp from Goatfeathers for lunch, and dinner at the Borago bar or takeout from Pizza Bar or Bruno's for dinner. That works. And gives us both some chill time with no work.
     
  16. Ballyhoogrill

    Ballyhoogrill Beach Lover

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    0
    And Ballyhoo. I hear they have a few TV's and their food doesn't suck anymore. As a matter of fact, they have really great burgers, home made onion rings, and more beers than most people can count with their shoes off!!
     
  17. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    15,283
    Likes Received:
    799
    Location:
    Near the ATL and in SoWal as often as possible
    We'll try your bratwurst! :wave:
     
  18. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    26,601
    Likes Received:
    2,678
    Location:
    South Walton, FL
    I totally get what you are saying - if you are on vacation cooking may not be what you want to do - I'm with you on that completely. Plus, some folks really enjoy watching football with others in a bar or restaurant environment.

    My point is that there are plenty of places nearby to go watch some football, from Shades to Shoomamas, Ballyhoo, etc. but I do not know for sure which places have TVs for football, so it is worth asking that question! I think I shall. I saw some big screens in 98 BBQ the other day - that is some good eating!
     
  19. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    15,283
    Likes Received:
    799
    Location:
    Near the ATL and in SoWal as often as possible
    Thanks for your new thread with a list of places with TVs for football. :bow:

    Actually the last time we went to V, they had a TV at the bar.
     
  20. CampCreekLou

    CampCreekLou Beach Lover

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2005
    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    33

Share This Page