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Old 06-10-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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How would you like to be an artist (music or otherwise) and have to tell people the venue you will be playing is 1-800-ASK-GARY! People would start cracking up...I mean...they WILL start cracking up. I would be embarrassed to have to tell people the name of the venue I'd be playing if I was a reputable "earned" my due class act! LOL...I'm sorry, I just can't get over it. ONLY IN TAMPA!
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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You know, something about it is more appealing than some of our other corporate places, like Raymond James Stadium and the St. Pete Times Forum. Maybe it's just me.
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:11 AM
 
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I think we should all call 1-800-ASK-GARY EVERYDAY and AX'EM WHOSE PLAYIN' AT THE THEATRE TODAY? .... Maybe we could DRIVE the name off the Amphitheatre. I think I'm gonna call 'em tomorrow! LOL
I think you are right...They probably have to pay additional for every call made to their 800 #....so call call call....
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Who the hell is Gary?
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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No.... this isn't real, is it? No way.
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:12 AM
 
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It will probably get a nickname like "the Gary" or something. I though it was bad when they changed the Ice Palace to St. Pete Times forum......

But you know what - it's a good thing for a city to have a sense of humour, and this is hilarious!
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:57 AM
 
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I think we should all call 1-800-ASK-GARY EVERYDAY and AX'EM WHOSE PLAYIN' AT THE THEATRE TODAY? .... Maybe we could DRIVE the name off the Amphitheatre. I think I'm gonna call 'em tomorrow! LOL
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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Very classy...what's next, the Hooter's Dome?
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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I saw this article on TBO.com and had no idea who Ask Gary is. So I googled it and to my dismay its a accident/injury lawyer referral line. There is an auto insurance guy in the Seattle area named Vern Fonk, so I guess the name could always be worse.

While figuring out the area and looking at upcoming concerts I became familiar with the Ford Ampitheater name and thought of it to be a decent, corporate sponsored venue name. I think Raymond James and Tropicana Field are acceptable name. The St. Pete Times Forum which is located in Tampa is a terrible name and causes confusion. 1-800-ASK-GARY Ampitheater is absolutely horrible and embarrassing and I am fearful on what will happen to ticket prices since 'Lawyers' are now sponsoring this venue. I think it would be interesting if several attendees became injured at an event at this venue and called 1-800-ASK-GARY to sue..... well.... 1-800-ASK-GARY.
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: N.H Gods Country
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ROFL!!! I cannot stop laughing!
This is hilarious and soooo fitting for the area!
Let's be proactive in making sure everyone from outside the state knows how to pronounce it correctly -- One Eight Hundred Akkks Gary.
I agree, you hit the nail on the head with that, that fits this area to a tee.
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