Date is Saturday, February 19 2011, the time is noon until 5. Cost is 5 dollars for anyone over the age of 16 (the age someone can fight at). Sorry but otherwise spectators will be charged as there is no way we can keep track of who fights and who doesn’t. Just like many have already stated the Wolfpack Opener will knock your socks off. Not only is it somewhere above 350 people in a field house swinging stick. It is warm and it’s the first opportunity people have gotten to do it in forever. Remember it will be all kinds of awesome. Now here’s some friendly reminders/rules to make your Wolfpack Opener experience more enjoyable:
#1. Have your waiver filled out ahead of time (aka before you show up) to get a dollar off your entrance fee (it will only be 4 dollars then). #2. Fill out your waiver completely and be prepared to back it up with a State/Government issued photo ID, this is nonnegotiable. #3. Don’t show up more than 5 minutes early. #4. Listen to the heralds, no matter who they are. #5. Deal with our rules in the field house. #6. Have fun, and don’t be a jerk. #7. The Book of War will be in effect for this event, no "special" weapons or rules will be tested at the opener.
If you can deal with these 7 awesome tips, you’re done reading, and I can’t wait to see you at THE best opening event of the year. If you are like me and would like some reasoning behind the rules we have, continue reading for a further explanation of all of these.
#1 DUH, WHO DOESN’T WANT A DOLLAR OFF!!! #2. Fill out the waiver completely and be prepared to back it up with a State/Government photo ID, this is non-negotiable. If you don’t have an ID you don’t get in. If you don’t fill out your waiver completely, you don’t get in (the exception to this is if you don’t want to share medical info, if you don’t want us knowing you have an extra thumb, or are allergic to penicillin don’t put it on there). We had this waiver made by a lawyer to make it as good as we possibly could, if you don’t like it, you don’t have to come. #3. Don’t show up more than 5 minutes early. I know it sounds like a good idea to be there early, but there are sports practices going on in the field house before hand so we can’t check stuff early or let people in before they are out. #4. Listen to the heralds, if you don’t like their calls, too bad, talk to them about it later, when they aren’t busy trying to make your day go smoothly. As anyone who has heralded a battle at an event with more than 100 people knows, it’s hard to keep track of everything that is going on, people arguing with the heralds cause more things to go wrong. #5. Deal with the weird rules we have in the field house. They are for your safety. There is a hard edge of the world, I know it sounds like an awesome idea to bash someone off the side of the world(hell I thought the same thing), but there are really hard walls, and we don’t want someone hitting their heads into them. It also looks like you should be able to fight under the bleachers but unfortunately some fluorescent lights were almost broken last year due to this, and shards of glass flying everywhere isn’t a good idea. Also if you see/hear a herald sitting in a spot, yelling don’t step in the box, or whatever, LISTEN TO THEM, they are trying to keep you out of a pole vault box, a 2’ by 6” metal box that will break your leg. #6. DUH, everyone wants to have fun, and no one likes a jerk. #7. If you want to know the rules, look at the Belegarth Book of War on this website
He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. - Albert Einstein