We’re Number One!

We’re big believers in the adage “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” So who gives a crap if practically every sports team in Miami or Florida pissed itself in shame this season? Just because we’re at the bottom of the championship possibility pile doesn’t mean we can’t party like we’re winners, right? Right? Who cares if the Orange Bowl is being torn down and we went out with a whimper instead of a bang? We’re gonna tailgate like we’re rooting for the home team at today’s WaMu Orange Bowl Fan Fest. Show those out-of-towners that no fans can get drunker, rowdier, or more ridiculously celebratory than us locals. Woo hoo! Three-oh-five represent!

The fest takes place at Margaret Pace Park, and there’ll be all of the typical pep rally offerings – lots of face-painted jocks and jockettes freely imbibing in the afternoon sun. The music, food, and fun begin at 1 p.m. and continue till 7. A full roster of local performers is scheduled, but this year’s headliner is Collective Soul, comin’ atcha straight out of the Nineties. Is it still cool enough to wear a flannel shirt for old times’ sake?
Wed., Jan. 2, 1 p.m., 2008