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Old 01-30-2009, 07:10 PM
 
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I happened to get up early this morning and saw on the news that there were already tons of people at this event at 5AM this morning. Has anyone ever been to this?

It has been held every year as the official kick-off to the Rodeo for a number of years now. This year it was located at the Rim shopping center, at I10 and LaCantera. (Apparently some attendees from San Antonio's south side were not happy with this far north location). Before that it was held at Crossroads Mall for a few years.

But it was traditionally held at Central Park Mall from the time it originated I believe. (I think the upper parking lot in front of Sears but I'm not certain). They must have moved it away from there after Central Park Mall closed down a few years ago.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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It was held at The Rim last year too.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:32 PM
 
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So how was it, did anyone go?
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:35 PM
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I happened to get up early this morning and saw on the news that there were already tons of people at this event at 5AM this morning. Has anyone ever been to this?

It has been held every year as the official kick-off to the Rodeo for a number of years now. This year it was located at the Rim shopping center, at I10 and LaCantera. (Apparently some attendees from San Antonio's south side were not happy with this far north location). Before that it was held at Crossroads Mall for a few years.

But it was traditionally held at Central Park Mall from the time it originated I believe. (I think the upper parking lot in front of Sears but I'm not certain). They must have moved it away from there after Central Park Mall closed down a few years ago.

Seems I heard they made the move because of traffic and crowds and parking. There's not much that will get me out of bed at the crack of dawn to stand in the freezing cold, and coffee and biscuits AIN'T one of 'em!
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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I didn't go, but watching it made me hungry so I stopped at Bill Miller's this morning. I noticed there was quite a large crowd at Bill Miller's also (where I sometimes stop for breakfast).
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:20 PM
 
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I havent been since the Central Park Days when I was in high school. It was fun then, but then again I was a kid! I do remember the food being pretty good, but now its highly unlikely I would ever go again. I think they should though for people who are into this kinda thing, move it to a more centralized location.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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I went back in the Central Park days and once when it was over here at Crossroads. But [curmudgeon]like every single "fest" in or around San Antonio, it's just too crowded to be fun. Poteet Strawberry Festival is another that just isn't fun anymore b/c it's so crowded.[/curmudgeon]

I do still love all the Fiesta events, though, crowds or no.
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:52 AM
 
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I've never been to any of the Cowboy Breakfasts, but I would have to drive to work on Loop 410 across the North Side during the years it was held at the old Central Park site, and the traffic on 410, which was bad enough on a normal day, would always be insane during the event. Throw in backed-up exit ramps and a wreck or two on 410 undoubtedly caused by rubbernecking, and I would start thinking this would have been a good day to take Personal Leave. In fact, I think I did that a couple of years just so I wouldn't have to go through that traffic nightmare!
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:20 AM
 
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I went. This was my first time going. Honestly, it all seems like a good idea - free tacos, coffee, biscuits and such, but it just wasn't worth the effort to me. Just my opinion. I'm glad I did go, just to say I did it at least once, but I'm pretty sure you won't see me there again.
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:44 AM
 
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Hmn, wake up early, stand in line in the cold, get stuck in a crowd for tacos I can make at home.......NO.
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