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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Grab a Drum and Celebrate John Adams' 3000th Indians Game

Posted By on Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM


John Adams has been faithfully banging his drum in the bleachers since approximately 1932. (Or, to be more specific, August 24, 1973.)

How many games has he tomahawked his way through? It will be 3000 on Saturday, a day on which the Tribe will honor their most recognizable fan with a special ceremony which will include an Adams-led drumline before the game and free tickets to anyone who brings a drum to participate.. Kudos to the Wahoos for their imagination on this one.

Details after the jump.

WHEN: Saturday, April 30 - Registration 3:30-4:30pm

WHERE: Progressive Field (Enter through Gate A entrance in left field)

WHO: The Indians fans who register and bring a DRUM


WHAT: All drummers who register online and bring a drum will...

* Receive two FREE seats in the bleachers for the 4/30 game
* Take part in ON-FIELD PREGAME CEREMONY (drummers only, no guests)
* Receive a FREE commemorative t-shirt (drummers only)

For the safety of fans and musical instruments alike, drummers must return drums to their vehicles after the pregame ceremony. (Re-enter via Gate A)

Boo re: the last part, but still very cool. Registration link can be found here.

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