I'm headed to The Super Bowl

Freakingstang Posted By Freakingstang, Jan 14, 2013 at 12:55 PM

  1. Freakingstang

    Freakingstang
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    Yea

    Yeah we do the fashion twice a year in NYC.. I've only done that job once, as they always pull me for the Super Bowl instead. That job is a nightmare. We have 40-50 semi trucks to load/unload in the streets between the hours of 2am and 4:30am. Makes for a small fiasco....
     
  2. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford
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    Yup, and you guys screw up traffic in the neighborhood too!
     
  3. Freakingstang

    Freakingstang
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    More pics

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    All the memorabilia from the past ten super bowls here in new Orleans came from the pro football hall of fame... Ya know that little place in canton Ohio? Y'all don't know how lucky we are

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  4. seige101

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    That is totally bad ass to see come together. I love seeing behind the scenes stuff like that and appreciate all the infrastructure that comes together to make it happen!
    Thanks for sharing with us!
     
  5. Danno77

    Danno77
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    Uh oh! Bet we hear a good story when this is all over with! Sending positive vibes your way hoping this stuff gets taken care of and nobody gets into big trouble.
     
  6. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake
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    WE need Freakingstang!!!
     
  7. Badfish740

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    When one goes out, they all go out... ;lol
     
  8. nate379

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    Story about the photos?

     
  9. Danno77

    Danno77
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    Nope, they are having/had power issues. Half hour of play delay because of the issues.
     
  10. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake
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    Not watching the Superbowl?
     
  11. WellSeasoned

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    Police scanner all lit up for orleans area. Having power issues outside superdome as well.
     
  12. nate379

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    No, forgot that it was today even.

     
  13. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake
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    The stadium lost partial power for a half hour or so delaying the game . . . just resumed. Scotty, like myself, thought of Freaking right away.
     
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  14. Danno77

    Danno77
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    You aren't missing anything. The 49ers musta been unable to make it, they sent the local HS team in their place.
     
  15. Woody Stover

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    Damn terrorists! ;lol
     
  16. nate379

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    Haha. I haven't even remotely followed football in close to 15 years, I have no real interest in it. I'd probably find "Knitting tips with Martha" more interesting. :eek:

    Prolly would throw it on the TV for some noise, but renter is watching other stuff that is more interesting anyhow. Only have one tuner for the satellite.

     
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  17. Jack Straw

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    Quick, does anyone know the hiemlich manuever?
     
  18. WellSeasoned

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    All this rest from the power outage, the 9ers are coming back:eek: say it aint so
     
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  19. DexterDay

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    Rut Roh Shaggy..... Someone had a Bad Day ;)
     
  20. aussiedog3

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    Rut Ro Stang:(
     
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  21. MasterMech

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    So did I! ;lol
     
  22. granpajohn

    granpajohn
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    Based on post No. 14, it sounds like the grid power went out, not AggrekoStang. (Might've had some relation,,,IDK) viz:

    No, the Gensets are for three things.

    The live broadcast. They pay big money to ensure there is no drop in power for the live feed or the uplink. They can't rely on the grid, when an event of this magnitude comes to town.

    The 2nd "job" is supplying generator power to the half time show, mainly for the lights as the load most acts put on is more than your average stadium can handle.

    Third job is the venue/operations. Noel Lesely is contracted by the Nfl for the entire "game" it is months and thousands of man hours for this four hour game. There are a bunch of vendors that work of the stadium to get the show done, and we supply the whole vender/operations compound

    As stated, the load on the grid during an event of this magnitude is too much for most cities to handle, that's where we come in.
     
  23. Jags

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    'Stang - I see you found the light switch.;lol
     
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  24. Shane N

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/marketforceslive/2013/feb/04/aggreko-super-bowl-power-failure

     
  25. Danno77

    Danno77
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    That's what I was starting to think. seemed like the power issues were from the city's end of things.
     

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