Beer. Bands. Tomatoes.....Fight! While the slogan of the Tomato Battle may read like a Facebook invite to a Frat house party, don't be fooled--this downtown bonanza is more like running with the bulls than playing beer pong.
Unifying over 5,000 fruit crazy mother-chuckers for an afternoon of live bands, cocktail slinging and serious Roma tomato flinging, join in the mayhem on July 14th when the global event hits SD.
Festivities commence at noon with live entertainment and a costume contest. But don't shed your game, as the battle kicks off later in the afternoon when 300,000 pounds of past-ripe tomatoes will hurl through the air, "like sentient apple trees avenging the initial-carving of amorous teenagers," (the official metaphor of the Tomato Battle, Metrowize cannot lay claim on creating this genius explanation.) Beats and beer will be provide ammo while the pelting continues on strong through the evening.
Schedule of Events:
Noon Registration & Beer Garden Opens
1:00 p.m. Live Entertainment by TBD
3:30 p.m. Costume Contest
4:00 p.m. Tomato Battle Begins
4:30 p.m. Live Entertainment by TBD
6:00 p.m. Wash up and go home!
So quick! Buy your half-priced ticket, gather up your goggles (eye protection recommended) and start mapping your strategy...for the event guarantees even if the tomatoes run out early (not likely), the battle will rage on with a mud fight...and more beer and music of course.
Life Tips from Metrowize: What To Bring to a Tomato Battle?
-REGISTRATION! YOU MUST HAVE YOUR TICKET!
-Eye protection is recommended – swimming goggles / sunglasses work great.
-Shoes with a good tread
-Wear clothes you don’t mind getting very, very dirty
-A change of clothes to wear home (unless you wish to soak in your glory)
Tomato Battle San Diego
Market Creek Events and Venues
404 Euclid Ave.
July 14, 2012
Children over 14, 21+ to drink