Pictures don't do it justice! Hundreds here for Big Blue Madness tix! The mad dash is minutes away at 5! pic.twitter.com/FLoKy8cXOX— Claire Crouch (@clairecrouch) September 30, 2015
This guy has been here since Sunday night camping out for a spot for his mom, Nanny Wildcat. #BBMCampout pic.twitter.com/YPWfXtwl98 — Michele Chamberland (@MicheleWKYT) September 30, 2015Then insanity ensued.
And the fun has started at the #BBMCampout! A video posted by Kentucky Men's Basketball (@kentuckymbb) on
Funniest place to sleep. People sleep anywhere during #BBMcampout #bbn pic.twitter.com/cFuyf2hTim — Pippipshario ♏ (@Sharionhoskins) September 20, 2014Within three hours, camping space reached capacity and tent city status was achieved.
As of 9 a.m., approximately 585 tents had been set up. Space was limited this year because of ongoing campus construction.— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) September 30, 2015
Before and after, part I. #BBMCampout #BBN pic.twitter.com/wve7iWgVjU — CoachCal.com (@CoachCalDotCom) September 30, 2015
@CoachCalDotCom I only willingly suffer through rain and utter dreariness for #BBMCampout pic.twitter.com/Auc7bNL5AV — Kayla Denny (@mskayladenny) September 30, 2015And here's a little more weirdness.
Yet again, only at Kentucky. A live show from a tent campout for FREE tickets to a practice! You people are crazy. http://t.co/DvKdLugaFY — John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) October 1, 2015
The players also became pizza delivery men for the night.
Some #BBMCampout campers assembled outside Memorial Coliseum will soon have some pizzas delivered to them by the Cats pic.twitter.com/Nv4hqFHW6P — Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) October 2, 2015Fans can get tickets to Big Blue Madness on October 2 at 10 p.m. at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows and online at Ticketmaster.com. Big Blue Madness is the first open practice for UK’s 2015-16 men’s and women’s basketball teams and is October 16 at 7 p.m. All Big Blue Madness tickets are free again this year. Fans can expect introductions of both the men’s and women’s basketball teams, practice drills, a scrimmage and more. Broadcast info hasn't been announced yet. UK's basketball season begins November 2 with an exhibition against Ottawa. Subscribe to the Ace e-dition for Lexington news, arts, culture, and entertainment, delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning.