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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by regularjohn, Oct 2, 2013.
That's where diamond status comes in handy! Giving somebody the bump if I get tickets.
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.
There are several decent and/or seedy motels on rt30 in Schererville, a short drive south. Just be careful with Johnny Law.
Going to stay in Naperville, IL again I think (same as last year).
Anyone looking for a hotel, not exactly walking distance but brand new Hampton Inn on US 41 (Indianapolis blvd.) in scherelville, IN.
Contemplating doing the bus again, leaving from parking lot of Castle Vav this time. Stay tuned.
They had check points set up last year, just as a warning...
Founders Black Party....Should be renamed the Founders Black Out Party.
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.
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.
They probably didn't have enough jail cells to check every car.
You may as well stay in downtown Chicago... It may be a closer drive.
ISO lansmans bus again as long as we can stop at Johnny's tap. I want to meet mr fun
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.
You're right of course. But at least i got to make an Archer reference.
I'll figure everything out once I actually get my ticket
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.
Wasn't the site already updated last year at this time? Or have I gone crazy?
You've gone crazy.
We didn't even stumble across the dev.darklordday.com site until March last year.
The date was announced in January last year. That's pretty much it. Everything else came out in March.
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.
Yes, it's been on St. Paddy's day for several years in a row now.
Over 11K views so far on a thread for an event taking place in two and a half months. Wow.
The real wow is that is already a 5 month old thread.
All of the hotels within a fifteen minute drive did have shuttles by the way. I thought they were a nice addition.
So ummm, any news ?
You drink beer other than Pipeworks?
Nice... Yes I drink it all
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.
Yeah you guys should get a van and tailgate and I should just go there and eat and drink
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.
And that it hasnt been shut down
Booyahshaka, I waited until Feb.
Started ringfencing bottles May of '13
They'll be plenty of time for that once the definitive threads start
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.
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.
This is my 3rd DLD. Tailgaters last year looked like they had a blast.
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.
FYI: The band "Iron Reagan" scheduled to play at FFF on April 26th. Straight from their Facebook page.