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Dark Lord Day: 2014 Questions

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by regularjohn, Oct 2, 2013.

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  1. Domeshot14

    Domeshot14 Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2011 California

    That's where diamond status comes in handy! Giving somebody the bump if I get tickets.
     
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  2. BertSugar

    BertSugar Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2007 Indiana

    FFF is in "The Region". We don't consider ourselves part of Indiana! Seriously, there is little link to Indy because most of our economic activity comes due to Chicago.
     
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  3. BertSugar

    BertSugar Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2007 Indiana

    There are several decent and/or seedy motels on rt30 in Schererville, a short drive south. Just be careful with Johnny Law.
     
  4. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (441) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota

    Going to stay in Naperville, IL again I think (same as last year).
     
  5. boilermakerryan

    boilermakerryan Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2011 Indiana

    Anyone looking for a hotel, not exactly walking distance but brand new Hampton Inn on US 41 (Indianapolis blvd.) in scherelville, IN.
     
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  6. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (250) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Contemplating doing the bus again, leaving from parking lot of Castle Vav this time. Stay tuned.
     
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  7. mdomask

    mdomask Aspirant (208) May 27, 2012 Illinois

    They had check points set up last year, just as a warning...
     
  8. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    Founders Black Party....Should be renamed the Founders Black Out Party.
     
  9. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Aspirant (274) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Where were they set up at? We stayed at the Holiday Inn right on rt30 a couple miles east of Calumet Ave. Didn't see anything.
     
  10. mdomask

    mdomask Aspirant (208) May 27, 2012 Illinois

    They were in the industrial park on the way out of DLD, about mid-day. I paid to park in at the business just south of FFF. They were funneling traffic past a check point where they were randomly selecting cars.
     
  11. dwduncan2

    dwduncan2 Aspirant (205) Feb 8, 2012 Illinois

    They probably didn't have enough jail cells to check every car.
     
  12. Socalfan21

    Socalfan21 Initiate (188) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois

    You may as well stay in downtown Chicago... It may be a closer drive.
     
  13. powz87

    powz87 Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2012 Illinois

    ISO lansmans bus again as long as we can stop at Johnny's tap. I want to meet mr fun
     
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  14. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Aspirant (274) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    There's always the Reggie's bus. However, that bus doesn't arrive at DLD as early as some people may want to be there.
     
  15. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (257) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    You're right of course. But at least i got to make an Archer reference.
     
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  16. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    I'll figure everything out once I actually get my ticket
     
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  17. wpqx

    wpqx Initiate (196) Aug 12, 2013 Illinois

    If I get a ticket I'll figure it out after the fact. Really though I'll die a happy (and drunk) man if I get a BB Vanilla Bean Dark Lord.
     
  18. texasalec

    texasalec Initiate (69) Jul 18, 2013 Texas

    Wasn't the site already updated last year at this time? Or have I gone crazy?
     
  19. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (775) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    You've gone crazy.
     
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  20. mdomask

    mdomask Aspirant (208) May 27, 2012 Illinois

    We didn't even stumble across the dev.darklordday.com site until March last year.
     
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  21. sbxx

    sbxx Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois

    The date was announced in January last year. That's pretty much it. Everything else came out in March.
     
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  22. jeffdill

    jeffdill Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2012 Washington

    When do we expect the tickets to go on sale? I know it was Saturday, March 17 in 2012 and Sunday, March 17 in 2013, I'm not sure if they always do it on St. Patty's day or what.
     
  23. Cruiser

    Cruiser Initiate (94) Nov 25, 2007 Illinois

    Yes, it's been on St. Paddy's day for several years in a row now.
     
  24. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (250) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Over 11K views so far on a thread for an event taking place in two and a half months. Wow.
     
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  25. beerhan

    beerhan Zealot (568) Apr 28, 2010 Ohio

    The real wow is that is already a 5 month old thread.
     
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  26. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,776) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana

    All of the hotels within a fifteen minute drive did have shuttles by the way. I thought they were a nice addition.
     
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  27. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    So ummm, any news ?
     
  28. sbxx

    sbxx Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois

    You drink beer other than Pipeworks?
     
  29. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    Nice... Yes I drink it all
     
  30. Synergy87

    Synergy87 Initiate (153) Jan 21, 2012 Wisconsin

    Our group is thinking about renting a big van and tailgating it like it's Miller Park or Lambeau! Anyone else ever tailgate the event? I love seeing people grilling out just outside the gates.
     
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  31. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    Yeah you guys should get a van and tailgate and I should just go there and eat and drink
     
  32. Drucifer

    Drucifer Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2012 Illinois

    If DLD is ran like it was last year, you DO NOT want to tailgate. I would suggest being a gallon of water and 2-3 breakfast sammiches deep by the time you stroll into the festival at 9 am or whenever it opens. There will be insane beer on tap or being shared for 12 straight hours. Also no need to arrive early as they rushed people into the festival at the start and tapped rare stuff throughout the day.

    ...but DLD is usually different from year to year so take last year's info as you will.
     
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  33. rxeight

    rxeight Aspirant (241) Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    And that it hasnt been shut down
     
  34. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (438) Jan 2, 2010 California

    Booyahshaka, I waited until Feb.

    Started ringfencing bottles May of '13
     
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  35. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,260) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    They'll be plenty of time for that once the definitive threads start :wink:
     
  36. rxeight

    rxeight Aspirant (241) Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    We tailgated for most of the day last year. I knew over 20 people that went. We paid $20 per car to park in the lot behind the stage (stage was in the field across the street from the brewery). we got there at 10, got in line, immediately went through for bottles. Went back to the car, set up the grill and continued to drink. We went back and forth from our tailgate and the stage and guest tent. Some of my friends spent more time at the tailgate, some more inside the festival. 5 min walk back and fourth.
     
  37. incubuscience

    incubuscience Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    And some of your friends spent 4 hours looking for some of their friends. Btw; tell your wife to bring more of those delicious wraps this year. Those were fantastic.
     
  38. Synergy87

    Synergy87 Initiate (153) Jan 21, 2012 Wisconsin

    This is my 3rd DLD. Tailgaters last year looked like they had a blast.
     
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  39. MUMike

    MUMike Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Missouri

    Tailgated the last two years and plan to do it again this year. Cigars, beer, food, and beer. Last year's weather was divine, two years it sucked arse, but both years were enjoyable.
     
  40. ShaunNewman

    ShaunNewman Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Florida

    FYI: The band "Iron Reagan" scheduled to play at FFF on April 26th. Straight from their Facebook page.
     
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