GCP: Friday Night Hangout - Tacoma Dome's Birthday!
May 10th, 2023
57 mins 30 secs
About this Episode
This time, the guys give an update on Putt Stuff, cover Jeffs capades, the history behind Tacoma Dome, hobbies, and much more.
00:20 – Justin expresses how he's always been a jock despite others' perceptions of him being a nerd, shares how users can listen to them live, and Derek gives a shout-out to CNote that's listening to them live while at the hockey game. Scott shares how patrons can link their Discord account, talks about their newest Patrons, and Justin encourages them to give suggestions to GCP. Derek talks about the number of sign-ups they have for Putt Stuff, Justin shares how those interested in attending can get more information, and what the cost is.
15:31 – Justin jumps into Jeff's Capades, Jeff tells the story of his recent road trip helping his father-in-law drive from the backseat while under the intoxication of the green stuff, and Justin reflects on Tacoma Dome's recent birthday. He talks about the song written for the dome, the guys guess how old it is, and Justin shares when it opened. He talks about how pieces of the lumber were from Mount St. Helens, the naming contest they had for the dome before deciding on Tacoma Dome, and shares other names people suggested.
30:44 - Justin expands the topic sharing the suggestion of naming the dome after mayor at the time, Mike Parker, how the city owns the dome, and Derek talks about his earliest memories of events there. Justin talks about the Bacon Bowl charity football game from 1979 – 2006. Scott talks about police and firefighters being engaged in the community where he grew up, and Justin gives a shout-out to some of the businesses noted on the Shout Outs Channel.
43:11 – Justin explains what the business Second Cycle does, they share the types of hobbies they've gotten into, and talk about their love of the pizza pretzel crust. Justin and Derek debate which is better between Mr. and Mrs. Pac-Man, they make plans to get together and partake in building an arcade machine, and Jeff reflects on the cat soap opera happening at his house.Support The Grit City Podcast
- Happy 40th birthday to the Tacoma Dome (or is it DomaTacoma?) - MyNorthwest.com — The Tacoma Dome is celebrating its 40th birthday this weekend with all kinds of fun and free activities, but the official selection of that now household name goes back a bit further.
- Bacon Bowl - Wikipedia — The Bacon Bowl was an annual charity football game in the United States. It was originally played between members of the Seattle Police Department on one side, and members of the Tacoma Police Department, Pierce County sheriff's deputies, and state police working in Pierce County on the other side.
- Community Bike Shop | Second Cycle | Tacoma — 2nd Cycle provides essential bicycle sales and repair services to the greater Tacoma and South Puget Sound community.
- 2nd Cycle on Instagram: “The Destiny Dozen is almost here! Tomorrow, May 5, is the last day to register at the $50 price and for scholarship tickets. After that…”