From “groovy baby”, “let’s boogie,” “to busted,” “my bad” and with each generation young people invent new words and phrases that allow them to make the language their own. One of the most popular additions to the vernacular these days is the word, pre-game. But what does it mean? The Urban Dictionary defines it as follows: /pri gajm/ verb: derived from a term that originally referred to the tradition of tailgating before football games, it has now become known as meeting up for drinks before any gathering. Uses: “A bunch of us are gonna pregame at the Pavilion before Ben’s party. Wanna come?”
As a way to pay tribute to this trend, Access is taking over the third floor lounge and top two decks of the Mt. Adams Pavilion on July 14 from 8-10pm for a Saturday Night Pregame Party which is being billed as the hottest happy hour of the summer. No matter what their plans are for later that night, young professionals 21-35 are invited to start their evening off at this exclusive event where they can party it up on the dance floor with the live DJ or chill out on the private decks with free appetizers and plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle with other YPs. The first drink is on Access with an advance RSVP, and everyone who brings the invitation they received in the mail will also be treated to a second free drink and a chance to enter a free drawing for a $100 cash prize.
“I’m not surprised that RSVPs are already pouring in for this event!” says Rachel Plowden, Access Event Coordinator. “In the last year or so we’ve noticed that a lot of our guests pregame before our Saturday night events. So this time, we decided to turn the tables by hosting the biggest pregame blowout of the season so we could let our guests do their own thing afterward,” she adds. Even if they don’t have any particular plans for later in the night, chances are good they will hook up with a group going to other bars or parties in the area, or they can choose to stay with everyone else who’s hanging at the Pavilion for the rest of the evening!”
“Most of the parties I go to don’t really get going until 10pm or 11pm, so this is the perfect opportunity to pre-game at one of the coolest bars in town and get my night off to a great start,” says Dan Klein. “The best part about this event is that no matter what you’ve got going on, you can just stop by for a drink and head out to your next destination, or stick around and see what unfolds.”
The Saturday Night Pregame Party is free with an advance RSVP or a minimal fee at the door and open to all young professionals, Jewish and non-Jewish. However they must be between the ages of 21-35. For more information or to RSVP please call. Access contact information can be found in the Community Directory listing located in this issue.