Top 11 Moments at 97.5 The Fanatic’s Fan Fest 2023
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I had quite an eventful weekend, and a busy Saturday, in particular. I told you all about the Philly Naked Bike Ride I participated in during yesterday’s post, but before that, I was in attendance at WMGK’s sister station, 97.5 The Fanatic’s big event of the year, Fan Fest!
For those of you who do not know, The Fanatic’s Fan Fest is a big party of sorts that they put together for all the fans and listeners of the station. Tickets are free, but you have to win them by calling into the station or attending one of their ticket raid events. The overall idea is to get the station’s community all in one place to celebrate Philly sports, the station’s talent, and the fans alike. Without any of the three, the station would cease to exist.
This was by far the biggest turnout to Fan Fest, and it is only right considering it is the ten-year anniversary of the event. Xfinity Live down at the stadium complex was the perfect place to host the event on a nice sunny August day. Hopefully, everyone was able to find some shade at some point because it was definitely hot!
Not only were there musical acts but there were also a handful of former great athletes who played in the city of Philadelphia. The crowd went insane when former Eagles greats Darren Sproles and Nick Foles were announced to the fans.
The former players’ appearances did not stop there, and I actually got to experience the reception of the rest of them being introduced firsthand as I was the one introducing them myself! Those players include Scotty Hartnell, B-Ball Paul, Lou Williams, and the president of hockey operations for the Philadelphia Flyers, Keith Jones!
I was stoked to take part in all of the Fan Fest festivities. I want to send a huge shout-out to all of the people who made it happen and a big congratulations to The Fanatic for putting together the best Fan Fest yet!