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Michael Stern
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Free Raffle: Win $2400 tickets to the Great American Food and Music Fest! - Tue, 05/25/10 12:31 PM
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I am not sure whether we are cheerleaders, curators or just good friends of the Great American Food and Music Fest, but I do know that the Festival is a good friend of Roadfood. How do I know this? The organizers have provided us with two All-Access Tickets to give away to either the Meadowlands event in New Jersey (June 13) or the Gillette Stadium event at Foxborough (June 26). The value of these tickets? $2400.00. Yes, $1200 each for the ultimate experience, which includes: a reserved seat for musical performances, invitation to an exclusive backstage meet-n-greet party with celebrity chefs and performers (Guests will have their own Green Room for the entire event)... plus Food and Beverage from any and all purveyors served backstage, admission to the Grand Tasting areas for beer and wine sampling, and VIP parking. For details and a roster of musical performers and participating Roadfood restaurants, visit www.greatamericanfoodandmusicfest.com.
 
We will pick the winner of these two tickets at random from all posts in this thread (one post per person, please!) on June 7th.
 
And PS: The wonderful Willie Mae's Scotch House of New Orleans has just been added to the list of vendors.
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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 12:41 PM
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Put me down.  If it's for free, it's for me!

EDIT: Me and The BadMan!  That's if Greymo isn't available of course.
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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 12:45 PM
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Holy Toledo, Michael!!  It would be fantastic to attend something like this at the Meadowlands as I'm just a stone's throw away in Lower Manhattan.  I would gladly be ready with camera and notebook in hand to cover this epic event.  I just looked at the list of restaurants and my eyes welled up with happy tears.  Oh, could such joy be mine??

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 12:59 PM
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Hey, can one of you guys take me if you win...I don't think I am eligible for contest!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 1:05 PM
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I live about halfway between the two.  I would love to go to either one!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 1:32 PM
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Ohh Boy Micheal!! Would Love to Attend....  The meadowlands is calling mme....!!!lol

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 1:38 PM
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That would be worth flying up to NY!  Please add me to the raffle. 

I promise not to rub Tony's nose in it when I win, if that helps.

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 2:02 PM
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Definitely worth a trip up the NJ Turnpike! Please count me in. Thank you!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 2:09 PM
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Would love to attend the MA event and eat my heart out. beth g

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 2:33 PM
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I live 15 miles away from the Meadowlands. Would love to meet you guys and attend the discussion/debate about hot dogs.

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 2:49 PM
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YES!!!  That All Access Pass is something to die (dine) for!!  The lineup is awesome, and boy, what a great day it will be.  Count me in, in, in for the Meadowlands.  It would be great to meet you, Jane and Stephen!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 2:50 PM
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Boy, I have to get out more.  I can't believe that I've been a Roadfood insider for over three years, and I'm still just a junior burger!!  I guess I've spent too much time lurking!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 4:54 PM
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It
looks like an amazing time for whoever wins, hopefully me

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 5:16 PM
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Good luck to all!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 5:21 PM
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I'm already trying to figure out how to fit this into our schedules; winning the tickets would certainly make it easier for us to decide.

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 8:09 PM
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Wow, looks great!  What a nice line-up.  Lots of good....um...music.  Yeah, thats why I want to win.....for the...uh...music.

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 8:22 PM
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Count me in and feel free to lock thread! 

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Tue, 05/25/10 8:45 PM
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  If I win, I will trade the tickets for mail order lobster roll fixins.  

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Wed, 05/26/10 7:37 PM
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Michael,
I have been following your work for years. I grew up in the same town that you did. I normally agree with most of your opinions.However, I must disagree with your support and affiliation with this event. This event is a total Ripoff!! In this economy, to charge a cover charge which gets you nothing but within 1000 feet or more (binocular range) of these 'seminars." I don't think any of us need to see any of the bad Food Network Cooks who for the most part know nothing of food. Food network stopped being taken seriously about 7 years ago when all the real chefs left or were fired.

Look at the lineup. Not enough restaurants (lines will be horrendous,parking will likely be charged, no serious regional cooks leading seminars,and food charges are extra. I don't mind paying for the food but 40 bucks for what? I wonder who the charlatans are who will be making a tidy profit from this event?

If managed properly and by ethical folks, something like this could be fun. This event is exactly the opposite of the spirit of Roadfood.

Stay Away all.

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Wed, 05/26/10 8:27 PM
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I would love to go!  Count me in on this cool contest!  yay!


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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Thu, 05/27/10 1:24 PM
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I'll go - I could use some good roadfood in NY!  What a generous offer!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Thu, 05/27/10 2:57 PM
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The Travelin Man


I promise not to rub Tony's nose in it when I win, if that helps.

 
I think your odds would be better if you promised to rub Tony's nose in it when you win.


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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Thu, 05/27/10 3:01 PM
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I would love to attend............I want to go so badly that I would take Joe with me!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Thu, 05/27/10 3:21 PM
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i need to go 1200 a ticket thats a nice vacation
bill

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Thu, 05/27/10 3:32 PM
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Count me in, music AND food? Way too cool!!!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Thu, 05/27/10 4:33 PM
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Pick me, pick me, pick me!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Thu, 05/27/10 4:55 PM
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I go to Fenway for baseball, but I'd love to go to Gillette for the grub !

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Thu, 05/27/10 8:59 PM
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i just lost some weight and this might be a wonderful reward for me and my husband!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Thu, 05/27/10 9:30 PM
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Sounds like a blast!  (a delicious blast)  Would love to win the tickets!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 12:25 AM
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I'm with Tony, doubt I'm eligible either, but what a great time and experience!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 1:31 AM
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Wow...I would be more than happy to take a road(food) trip for this!

Mike

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 6:43 AM
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Just send me those tickets and I'm off to the Meadowlands in NJ! I would really just love something like this!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 7:51 AM
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i need a day off

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 7:59 AM
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We would be glad to travel to either location.  Here's hoping for the best.

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 8:10 AM
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Sound like a fantastic time for someone!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 9:25 AM
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I never win contests, and now will have a hell of a time picking a 'plus one' if I do win...but as my mother always said 'Nothing ventured, nothing gained.'   Thanks Michael, for the opportunity!

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Re:Free Raffle: Win $2400 tickets to the Great American Food and Music Fest! - Fri, 05/28/10 9:34 AM
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Count me in for Foxborough.  Looks like it will be a great day!

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Re:Free Raffle: Win $2400 tickets to the Great American Food and Music Fest! - Fri, 05/28/10 10:23 AM
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Well, shoot. No reason not to reply to this one. Not sure what I'll have to rearrange to go to this, but I think I'll figure it out.

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Re:Free Raffle: Win $2400 tickets to the Great American Food and Music Fest! - Fri, 05/28/10 11:12 AM
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I have always wanted to go to a food festival! And it's been a dream of mine to meet Paula Deen.

Being in CT I can go to either one- Oh I hope I get picked!!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 12:26 PM
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Music Food and a chance to go back to Massachusetts and stay with the family!!!! count me in---i would wish you all good luck--but then I wouldnt win!!!!

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Re:Free Raffle: Win $2400 tickets to the Great American Food and Music Fest! - Fri, 05/28/10 12:57 PM
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I would love to make that trip to the Meadowlands.  Thanks for the chance. 

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Re:Free Raffle: Win $2400 tickets to the Great American Food and Music Fest! - Fri, 05/28/10 1:03 PM
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Holy moly, what an opportunity for someone! Me, puhleeeeze!  :)

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 1:28 PM
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I love my Willie Mae's.  Count me in for the raffle.  :)



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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 5:18 PM
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What the heck! New Orleans was a blast. This sounds fun. I'm packed and ready to go!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 5:49 PM
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Looks like a winner. Put me in for the raffle!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 7:38 PM
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Wow - TnT in CT are mid-way between the two, and would love the opportunity!!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 7:44 PM
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Long time lurker here. This would be a great roadtrip for this Georgia boy.

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Re:Free Raffle: Win $2400 tickets to the Great American Food and Music Fest! - Fri, 05/28/10 8:55 PM
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and me!!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 9:59 PM
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Count me in!!! I don't know if the work schedule will allow me to get away but I will try mighty hard. Sounds like a great time.

David O.



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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 10:02 PM
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WooWoo! I would be happy to travel from TN to either venue. Thanks!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 10:03 PM
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Been mostly lurking lately, but certainly would love to participate in this event.

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Fri, 05/28/10 11:33 PM
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I'll do 100 mph up the Parkway and leave the State Troopers in my dust just to get to the Meadowlands. (Is that convincing enough to improve my chances?) Oh please oh please oh please I wanna win!!

Dave

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Re:Free Raffle: Win $2400 tickets to the Great American Food and Music Fest! - Sat, 05/29/10 9:55 AM
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Count me in as posted- I'd sure love a VIP anything!
Maybe you'll be calling me Mrs. Lucky....

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Re:Free Raffle: Win $2400 tickets to the Great American Food and Music Fest! - Sat, 05/29/10 10:49 AM
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Oh, man, this would be AWESOME...  I always lurk, but this is worth registering for!

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Re:Free Raffle: Win $2400 tickets to the Great American Food and Music Fest! - Sat, 05/29/10 2:04 PM
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Put me down!!

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Sat, 05/29/10 5:23 PM
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I need to find another foodie roadtrip. Food and music run through my veins and I need a transfusion.

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Sat, 05/29/10 7:56 PM
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Oh to be in Boston again, so

(Dancing a happy dance)

ME, ME, Pick Me

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Sat, 05/29/10 10:11 PM
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I'd love to go! Fingers crossed! 

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Re:Free Raffle: Win $2400 tickets to the Great American Food and Music Fest! - Sat, 05/29/10 10:12 PM
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This would be way cool! Big fun.

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Re:Who Wants to Enjoy the Great American Food and Music Fest to the Max? - Sat, 05/29/10 10:17 PM
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YUM! What a TREAT! I have someone special who wants to go too....with a little luck maybe It'll happen! This sounds like an extra-ordinary event....I wish....

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