A look back at the ‘Grand Hatching’ of the San Diego Chicken

Ted Giannoulas savored a mouthful of linguine with clams at his favorite restaurant, Tiramisu Trattoria, as he reflected on over 40 years of working as one of the world’s most famous mascots.
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A budding journalism major at San Diego State University in 1974, Giannoulas wanted to be an on-air radio talent. Wearing a chicken costume for a local radio station promotion was supposed to be his entry point into the industry, but it turned into a life-changing career.

Embroiled in a legal battle with local rock station KGB http://www.chiefsfootballofficialprostore.com/DERRICK-JOHNSON-JERSEY-CHEAP.html over the rights to his creation, Giannoulas put together one of the most publicized media stunts of the late 1970s. He called it Authentic Derrick Johnson Jersey the Grand Hatching, set for June 29, 1979, at a sold-out Jack Murphy Stadium to end his chicken persona’s brief absence from San Diego Padres games.

Even Walter Cronkite sent a crew to cover it that night, Giannoulas said. To get a 10-minute standing ovation like that from 47,000 people who turned out that night was a remarkable Connor Brickley Jersey outpouring, all done organically — I didn’t have a PR firm or anything like that. To see that outpouring of people out there, it was extraordinary.

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