Drawing: Tickets to SPAC's "Dallas" winter ball

spac winter ball 2013 dallas

The drawing is now closed. The winner has been emailed.

SPACs Winter Ball isn't the kind with poofy gowns, glass slippers, and a pumpkin coach pulled by white mice. This year's version is the kind with stetsons, cowboy boots, a bourbon bar, and mechanical bull rides.

The Dallas-themed winter ball at The Hall of Springs on February 23 will have Tex-Mex food, an open bar, a Tuthilltown Spirits bourbon bar, a champagne reception, live music, a western photo booth, and a costume contest for best dressed "Texas Beauty Queen" and "JR" Oil Baron.

We have a pair of tickets to the ball, and we're giving them away.

To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

The theme of the ball this year is "Dallas: Everything's Bigger in Texas." What's the biggest thing in the Capital Region?

We'll draw one winner at random.

Tickets for the SPAC Winter Ball are $65 before February 20, and $70 at the door. It's from 8 pm-midnight. Proceeds help underwrite the classical programming and educational activities for SPAC's summer season.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 5 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. Regular commenting guidelines still apply. The winner will be notified via email by noon on Wednesday and must respond by 9 am on Thursday, February 14.

Comments

First thought: The Egg.

Albany County Legislature

If we're talking physically big, it's that Global Foundry Building up in Malta - that's BIG! Otherwise, it'd have to be the State Government :)

Fuccillo ... he's HUUUUGE!

I'm not trying to score points - I know that this is random - but the biggest thing in Albany is All Over Albany, duh! :)

U Albany!!

Oh, come on. The ONLY answer is Billy Fuccillo. He's HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE

the track

State Government!

The Egg!

the anti-fracking population!

Cuomo's ego!

The biggest thing in our area is income disparities

Our tax burden

The Cohoes Mastadon

The State Street hill

Lark Street area (specifically summer time)

Fred Dicker's ego.

The biggest thing is also one of the smallest: Nanotechnology.

Texas aint got nothing on Albany's Big Dog, Nipper.

Bombers burritos.

education cuts

The Corning Tower!!!

When I talk about this area, the first thing I usually bring up is the racing season in saratoga.

The SUNY Albany campus - it can be seen from space, rumor has it!

The biggest thing in Smalbany? the potential

The Hudson

The Empire State Plaza's totalitarian-style architecture. Those are some big buildings!

The RPI president's salary

I second JES - it's all potential (fortunately and unfortunately)

The misconception that Bombers makes good burritos.

Andrew Cuomo's ego

Definitely EMPAC. That building is huge and very prominent.

The Saratoga Track

Cuomo's ego

City Beer Hall!

My a** after going to Crisan too often. You can see it from the moon.

Jenning's tan allowance...

I think the biggest thing the capital region has is its ability to come together as a community for what they believe in!

The invisible chicken who laid The Egg.

The biggest thing in The Capital Region is CiaraToga. Come to the SPAC Winter Ball to find out what it is!

The potholes

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