Originally Posted by HeatherC1212
IIRC, they always have a German Heritage night at some point in the fall. I was there one time for a random game that turned out to be German night and it wasn't during Oktoberfest at all. I could be wrong though.
And I would love costume night. There was a guy at the game today who had the wildest Reds themed costume on I've seen in a while. He had this wild jester like red hat on, crazy Reds boxer shorts over some kind of tights, and a big Reds jersey. It doesn't sound that crazy but my friend and I both did a double take, LOL
I would love to see more post game concerts added but I love that the Reds have kept Faith Day going for all these years. Those concerts always get huge crowds at the ballpark. I've seen MercyMe several times, Michael W. Smith, and Steven Curtis Chapman and all of them do wonderful jobs entertaining the fans with great music. Who knows, the Beach Boys may end up being quite fun tomorrow afternoon!
I've always wondered if, after paying the bands, the concert promotions netted much extra money for the Reds. Say you get an extra 10,000 people or so to the park to watch the facsimile of the Beach Boys play after the game. Does the revenue from those extra 10,000 people cover the cost of having the band play play? I'm guessing a promotion like that one is more an investment in trying to get more casual fans exposed to the game who will hopefully return for other games, than it is an actual moneymaker. I don't really know though. I just wonder if too many of these concert promotions would take away regular games where getting some of these fans to return may actually pay-off.