The Big Blue Madness campout is already underway, although it’s not official until tomorrow morning when UK allows the crowd to storm Memorial Coliseum’s front lawn at 7:00 a.m. About 30 campers were across the street in lawn chairs when I stopped by this afternoon, including some who have been there (or around there) since Saturday.
Wildcat Rick is front and center, of course. He’s looking to claim the No. 0001 ticket for the 10th time in 11 years.
Here are some photos from the early turnout…
Wildcat Rick and his bodyguards:
Referee Guy and Bearded Guy pose with a better looking friend:
The Big Blue Posse:
Tent City survival starts with a balanced diet:
Trying to stay warm:
Julius Mays talks with a fan outside Wildcat Coal Lodge:
A young camper:
Hoping to catch a player coming out of the Craft Center:
John Riley (left) is still excited from meeting his idol, Jerry Tipton, at the Joe B. Hall statue unveiling:
We’ll have more throughout the week…