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Saturday, Oct 27 2012 12:42 AM

Why I Live Here: Erik Burgdoerfer (video)

Compiled by Hillary Haenes

Age: 23

Hometown: East Setauket, N.Y. (a town on Long Island)

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Bakersfield Condor Erik Burgdoerfer enjoys living in Bakersfield. He is from Long Island, New York.

How long have you lived in Bakersfield? Spent the better part of the last two and a half years here.

Three words that describe Bakersfield: Friendly, hot (temperature-wise) and CondorsTown!

When I’m not on the road with my team, my favorite weekend activity is: Watching football on the weekends if we have a Sunday off. Typically, I like to watch the games at Hooters.

Where you may find me eating lunch/dinner: I usually like to eat at Mexicali. Their enchiladas are very good. We also do a lot of team meals at Goose Loonies and I enjoy eating there.

I relax in Bakersfield by: Hanging out by the pool at Whispering Meadows and enjoying the sun and good weather.

What surprised me most about Bakersfield: How big it actually is. There are a lot of different areas and places to go.

I celebrate after a game by: Normally, we go to The Padre after games if we don’t have a game the next day.
What I think Bakersfield is famous for: Country music — definitely very popular out here.

Favorite community event: We went to the new children’s wing last year at Memorial Hospital, and it was nice to visit and spend some time with the kids.

Favorite memory of Bakersfield: Just being able to play in front of our great fans at Rabobank Arena. It’s a great atmosphere and fun to be a part of it.

What I like most about living here: Everyone’s definitely more friendly compared to people back in New York. I like the laid back nature out here.

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