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One thing that has been overlooked at both Cougarfest and HCKC was security, specifically parking lot security.

For next years event, my suggestion is that we contract an off duty officer to stay in the lot overnight. At HCKC we were visited by the sheriff a few times and he mentioned that they have no problems. In addition, we can have acccess to a police escort to and from major areas....Rather than getting lost in downtown Indy and meeting up accidently in a Walmart parking lot (allthough it was fun).

Now, IIRC the off duty officer was $25-30/hr, and that included a car. It might no be a major issue to some, but it could be somthing to think about, and worth the $250 for someone in a cop car to be there watching our cars from 11pm-7/8am (even though some will still be up...like me...until that time).

The police escort would not only draw attention, but help keep lost souls in tact. When we got lost in Indy it wasted a BIG chunk of the night, and made the evening a it scattered. It was definatly fun, but we allmost didn't get food at the mall we were all going to as the food court was closing (thankfully I begged the Subway lady to stay open for an extra 40min lol)

guess this is some "food for thought"
 

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This is something that has been suggested to me via IM's, and is something in my notes for consideration.
 

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1 thing to think about though is that theres always someone from NECO up and usually outside. I know last yr there were people up at sunrise sunday morning and probably saturday as well. I know I was one that was still up at 4am sunday and there were others still up as well. I know this is kinda a lot to say for sure there is going to be someone up but I m betting there is. And the fact that we are such a large group I know we could handle about anyone who tried anything with our cars.

Just a thought, someones probably gonna be up all the time.... If not we could even work shifts I know people wont all want to but Id volunteer to help...
 

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theres always a first time - "we" just want to make sure that the NEXT time wont be that first time :)

and yeah, with this event being COMBINED with HCKC, i'm sure there will be people up at all hours, but still, i wouldnt want to make those people all of a sudden responcible of watching everything. - this way, with the cops, we pay for the watch, and we dont have to worry about a damn thing - and we can still watch all our stuff anyway.

however... i dont like cops, :tongue: so as long as he/she stays away from me i dont care if there is or isn't one around.
 

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Originally posted by: EricF
Well try this on for size, I could be wrong, correct me if i'm wrong.
4 years of cougarfest, and the only thing I can remember being a problem is
someone lost a shorty antenna? and all that toilet papering that happens.
Ooooh... don't forget the valve stem covers that got taken off a few cars in Pigeon Forge! Those'll run you about $5... for chrome! :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by: ND4SPD
however... i dont like cops, :tongue: so as long as he/she stays away from me i dont care if there is or isn't one around.
cops are a good idea, but hopefully they don't get in the way of having fun.
 

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sorry to get off topic with the last post, but I will say this I REFUSE to direct traffic unless I have a car or two with emergency strobe kits and a big yellow wavy thing... I almost got killed twice at HCKC.... but man, what a rush...
 

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I was up to at least 5 am all nights at cougarfest. That rent a cop did absolutely nothing. With us staying up that late and the cleaning crew arriving/business people leaving at 6-7 am.....we have nothing to worry about. Besides, the sound of an alarm makes most of us paranoid and look out our windows of our rooms. Lets save our $$$ for something more useful and enjoyable.
 

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Originally posted by: Catnip9
sorry to get off topic with the last post, but I will say this I REFUSE to direct traffic unless I have a car or two with emergency strobe kits and a big yellow wavy thing... I almost got killed twice at HCKC.... but man, what a rush...
ya dude! Jim (Estiem) and i were in my car watching you direct traffic... we were both like "this d00d is crazy!!" heh! :tongue:
 

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OK...I haven't replied for awhile...my bad.

My main point about the parking lot wasn't as big as for the cruises.

I was one of the people up until 7am at Cougarfest, I was also well known at HCKC for being up late...HOWEVER, just because nothing has happened yet, doesn't men the potential is there, and with the security factor comes a higher likelyhood of attendees (IMO)

and yeah, we need an escort. The police escort will do some MAJOR promotion....running red lights, getting from point A to B without loosing anyone, and we know we're good to go. Picture a coug getting written off blocking traffic and the bill to replace the car...then imagine $400 could have prevented that...like I said....it was food for thought.
 

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do ya think that they would even provide a police escort? doesn't it hafta b some kinda of an emergency 2 do that?? i was at hckc & i know all the "fun" w/ getting lost...haha...& it would b nice 2 have some way 2 get downtown, etc. just wondering if it's even something that could b done?!?
 

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you couldn't have a rent a cop run through town like that in an escort capacity... The best you will get is someone to watch over the parking lot. The only way to get what you are looking for is to pay someone on the police payroll which is stupid expensive. People will have to review thier maps before they go there!
 

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I'm not worried toomuch about getting lost. I still have the $9 laminated map I bought at K-Mart last year so we could get downtown lmao.
 
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