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Dark Lord Day 2012 Rule Changes

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Lansman, Mar 2, 2012.

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  1. backfat

    backfat Initiate (0) Indiana Dec 28, 2009

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  2. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    Word. All I remember from DLD 2010 was that I had a great time hanging out and drinking with friends, and getting to try so many new beers. Weird.
  3. backfat

    backfat Initiate (0) Indiana Dec 28, 2009

    yeah, I never have had a bad time. 2010 was one of my favorite years. I even had a blast @ the anniversary party!!?! :eek: all the waiting in line, animosity towards others, and other shit that is happening around me gets muffled out when I'm shooting the shit with my friends about beer all while drinking great beer. I come for the party, I stay for the beer. Honestly, I wouldn't care if DLD was just a huge tasting once a year and there was no Dark Lord. It's obviously a plus, but that shiz makes people cray bro....cray
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  4. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 18, 2010

    It's debatable that DLD 2010 truly had a 'line' once you got close to the brewery. There were certainly two (!) lines which led into a mosh pit though.
  5. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    I was in the correct line (well the one actually moving) in 2010, but if I remember right wasn't the problem that a group of people in the other line just set up shop and were grilling out/tasting, etc. up nearer the brewpub and everyone lined up behind them thinking they were IN line when they weren't? (Not saying anything about cutting, just seeing if anyone knows if that was in fact the problem)
  6. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    Now there's an idea that eliminates the line cutting. Eliminate the line. Mosh pit instead.
  7. backfat

    backfat Initiate (0) Indiana Dec 28, 2009

    eh, no one knows. The major problem was just simple event organization, which was taken care of the next year. hope you had a good time! we were the guys driving around on the electric cooler/car, cheers! :D
  8. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    I most certainly remember you then, in fact I need to dig them out but I have photos of the event and you guys managed to appear in several of them. I also somewhere have video of the guy dropping the DL and some other guy getting on the ground and licking it up. New idea for FFF : DL aged on asphalt. They would probably sell it out instantly.
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  9. antoines15

    antoines15 Savant (445) California Dec 14, 2008 Verified

    I believe in 2010 they lowered the limit for awhile to 3, then upped it back to 4 later on, and still had open sales afterward. I could be drunk though. It was a mess. Still had fun and still went last year.
  10. MUMike

    MUMike Aficionado (155) Missouri Feb 3, 2012

    Hoping to make my first trip this year, assuming I get tickets. It will be a much needed break for me.
  11. LAanne

    LAanne Initiate (0) California Oct 19, 2011

  12. kiwifuz

    kiwifuz Aficionado (205) Indiana Oct 27, 2005

    Info's up. Sales are at noon on 3/17. Should be fun!
  13. CWBlues

    CWBlues Savant (375) Indiana May 4, 2011 Verified

    I'm expecting the ISO: Dark Lord '12 (pre) posts to start showing up pretty soon too...
  14. Treebs

    Treebs Advocate (640) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    Right during the opening of Stoutfest.....wonderful........
  15. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    Well I WAS thinking about going to Kuhnhenn's St. Patty's Day party, but now it looks like I'll be hounding my computer that afternoon...
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  16. Monsone

    Monsone Savant (370) Illinois Jun 5, 2006

    2010's line had 2 tickets lines that came together right at the same spot that the porta-potty lines and guest draft lines were. So in effect once you got into the parking lot everything went to shit. You could effectively just walk up to the front and walk in because no one knew which line they were in (piss, beer or bottles).

    And yes, less than pleased that tickets go on sale right at the open of Stout Fest. I guess I shouldn't complain cause I did actually get tickets to Stout Fest.
  17. What a pain to do the ticket sales on St. Patty's day.
  18. Labonix

    Labonix Aficionado (150) Illinois Apr 27, 2009

    They sold tickets on St. Patty day before. And its at the start of GI stout fest. They need to go back to releasing them real early like 4am on a sat. That might also help keep some of the ebayers away.
  19. Corbet

    Corbet Savant (395) Michigan Nov 7, 2010 Verified

    This is my first DLD so I have a couple questions pertaining to ordering tickets:

    -Is there any way to register for their order site early? I'm not seeing any sort of login/register area and I want to make sure my info is ready to go.

    -How fast did they sell out last year?
  20. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    1) No.
    2) Minutes. Maybe seconds.
  21. bierenutz

    bierenutz Savant (320) Michigan Jan 21, 2010

    Mark, borrow a laptop and see you at Kuhnhenns!
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  22. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Savant (250) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    Not at the XV. For that it was a wait plus a lack of availability of first come first serve beers.
  23. Lansman

    Lansman Advocate (500) Illinois Mar 19, 2011 Verified

    Also not pleased about the tickets going on sale at the start of Stout Fest, but last year the tickets went on sale at 1 PM, so 12 PM is certainly a little better than that.
  24. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (400) Michigan Jan 7, 2012 Verified

    Looks like I'll be coming home from Kuhnhenn early that day. That's actually probably for the best.
  25. Lansman

    Lansman Advocate (500) Illinois Mar 19, 2011 Verified

    Just announced that there will be three groups (A, B, C), just like last year.

    Could not agree more with this method of splitting up the allocation.

    Cheers to FFF for sticking with what works.
  26. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Advocate (525) Oregon Aug 17, 2005

    Has it occured to you that they don't want 10,000 people clogging up their property? They'll sell it all either way, and if the lack of bottle sharing is enough to deter someone then maybe they're on to something.
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  27. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    My mistake, I guess I was thrown off by FFF selling tickets.

    You can't "clog up their property" unless you buy a ticket that they willingly make available to the entire world via the internet.

    They're not even selling tickets at the brewpub to locals. So essentially FFF is encouraging that many people from around the country.
  28. dangle

    dangle Disciple (70) Michigan Mar 19, 2009

    Right over your head.
  29. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    I doubt it.
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  30. If they didn't want 10k people then they would only sell tickets at the brewpub or not sell tickets at all (See Hunahpu)

    Selling them online means:

    They want people from across the country to attend
    They want the hype to remain as high as possible
    They want tickets being sold on the secondary market
  31. In a sense yes they should help locals out a bit however, the guy that put aside the extra money for a how-ever-many-hour drive to and from FFF deserves that beer the same if not more than someone that can mosey on down the street for it at leisure.
  32. EliteDigger

    EliteDigger Savant (360) Wisconsin May 9, 2006 Verified

    Just curious...I see the bottle limit is per person this year and not per ticket. Yet you can buy 2 tickets per person... I'm wondering why, besides the extra pour of DL and the warm fuzzy feeling of adding more to charity, I would want to buy more than one ticket if it won't get me any more bottles?
    Yes, I understand getting 2 tickets if you're getting one for someone else. But let's say you're coming alone...all another ticket gets you is another pour of Dark Lord, not extra bottles. Certainly not worth an additional $15.

    Edit: Ok, so I went back and re-read and see I was reading last years info (I couldn't get tickets last year). So was the bottle limit per person last year? I thought I saw somewhere in this thread that it was 4 bottles per ticket last year...yet it says it was per person on DLD.com.
    Forgive me...massive amounts of cold medicine...I'm a little fuzzy...
  33. Lansman

    Lansman Advocate (500) Illinois Mar 19, 2011 Verified

    Not sure it matters if it is classified as 'per ticket' or 'per person' as it would be difficult logistically for FFF to track each and every person coming through the line trying to get their allocation. Certainly there will be people (as happened last year) who go through the line, get their allocation, go out to their car, put the bottles away, and then get back in line in accordance with their other ticket (be it in the same Group, or at a later time with another Group - i.e., buy a ticket for Group A and Group B or C, get allocation with both Groups). Since getting Dark Lord in as many hands as possible is the goal of the event, this practice is likely frowned upon, but I'm not sure to what extent FFF will be policing the line to ensure each person gets only their allocation, and not a bottle more.
  34. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Late-to-the-game FYP.
  35. Just buy as many tickets as you want, and then bring friends who appreciate beer, yet know nothing about DL. Have them stand in line with you, enjoy various brews while in line, talk about sports, what have you. Give each of your friends a ticket, along with $60. Multiple tickets are no longer an issue.
  36. backfat

    backfat Initiate (0) Indiana Dec 28, 2009

  37. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 18, 2010

    Calendar site -> More Information -> Ticket Info
  38. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Savant (250) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    It's better than the other problems associated with these types of releases. Plus, the odds of landing as many tickets as you want are not good... they're not good even if "all the tickets you want = 1"
  39. rogueleonardi

    rogueleonardi Initiate (0) Ohio Jan 4, 2012

    Don't you mean ten fidy?
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