Each uses the same formula: booze, food, music and fashion to (they hope) attract a few thousand people. Word is organizers realized a few weeks ago they had similar events planned on the same day not too far away from each other. Oops. But neither wanted to budge.
We pretty much have to compare the two, don’t we?
FALLTINI: It’s been around longer and is the more proven name. This year, however, isn’t giving us much new. It’s at the Park Place shopping center at Palm & Nees — which just hosted one of these parties two weeks ago. A couple local bands are performing and there’s a “world famous” fashion show (not sure who deemed it world famous, but hey). It’s backed by 1430 ESPN and HiS magazine.
FALL FLING: In its third year, Fall Fling moves out of the Champlain & Perrin parking lot and into the Woodward Park group activity area. (Shade FTW?) It’s got a stronger entertainment lineup, so long as you don’t hate Kasey and Vienna from “Bachelor Pad.” There’s also on-the-rise pop star Tiffany Alvold and DJ Lady Kate, who is an honorary Fresnan by now, she’s here so often. Fall Fling is put on by longtime local nightlife promoter Lewis Everk.
Here’s one difference that shows just how at odds the two events are: One is sponsored by Bud Light and the other by Coors Light.
So now the questions are: How big is the pool of people who attend these sort of events? Which will win out? Will some big-spenders go to both?
Guess we’ll know Sunday.