Dark Lord Day (DLD) 2015

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  1. bshadley7

    bshadley7 Initiate (0) May 31, 2014 Illinois

    The biggest question is "where will the hot sauce be sold"? Merchant tent? Haha
     
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  2. 1beardedbeerdrinker

    1beardedbeerdrinker Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2014 Illinois

  3. YoungLad

    YoungLad Initiate (133) Apr 27, 2009 Indiana

    Jimmy Dugan once famously said - "There's no crying in baseball!!!"....and under the fourth corollary to the transitive property on non-related topics, I suggest that therefore - "There's no whining at DLD!!!" Check my math, I'm pretty sure I'm correct on this one.

    So - I'm going to dress for the weather. I'm going to meet and greet with folks from all over. I'm going to have a fine time, rain or shine, sharing pours of whatever the hell I decide to bring, with whoever the hell I bump into. And, yes, thank you, I'll try some of yours.

    And, if you do it right, line standing can be a great time. One of the first DLDs, maybe about 2006(?), I got home from a bidness trip on Friday night, and decided to venture over to the fest. Lo and behold - Gumballhead, which was still a seasonal at the time, was just released. I got a pint of this delicious summer beer, and then promptly got back in queue again for another, as my razor sharp intellect told me that I would probably want another when the first was gone, and that the line was about as long as my beer would last. (And my math was correct on that one, too!)

    So, I spent the better part of the afternoon going from the back of the Gumballhead line to the front, where I would then buy another Gumballhead, and then promptly get back in line again. I had a flat out great time, just sipping my GBH, and talking to the folks in the line.

    But I digress.

    There's no whining at DLD!
     
  4. Corpsicle664

    Corpsicle664 Initiate (0) May 7, 2014 Wisconsin

    Right.

    For example, my backpack might be a bit taller than a milk crate but it could be crammed in to one. I am hoping there are no issues.
     
  5. bshadley7

    bshadley7 Initiate (0) May 31, 2014 Illinois

    Well my cooler pack just squeezed in the crate but sticking well above. Tight fit hahaha
     
  6. stephenieman

    stephenieman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2011 Illinois
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    DLD 2015: Year of the "WHERE'S MY TICKET?!" and "Backpacks, how do they work?"

    These threads are a fucking riot every year!
     
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  7. BRZvice

    BRZvice Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2012 Michigan

    My favorite year on the threads was 2013- year of the "Can I camp out or line up early" which led to one entertaining gentleman who in every post he referenced contacting the Munster PD.
     
  8. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,392) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Merchant tent? I think you mean merchandise tent. Anyway the map pdf already mentions that the hot sauce will be sold at tent 4 by the brewpub along with the waxed barrel aged ice cream.
     
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  9. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon

    Is this empty or full? Can't see any backpacks especially those polar ones fitting into a milk crate with bottles in it
     
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  10. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon

    ... We need tickets!!!?
     
  11. bshadley7

    bshadley7 Initiate (0) May 31, 2014 Illinois

    Hi Brandon,



    It’s not that they can’t enter through the North Gate. We encourage the split so that we can more efficiently get Group A ticket holders in the festival and in their queue line to purchase Dark Lord. We found that this worked very well last year. However, no one will get turned away from either gate. You might find that the line at the South Gate is shorter.



    I hope that this helps. Thank you for your email!
     
  12. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2013 Michigan

    2014 DL listed on bottles to go on FFF website fwiw.
     
  13. lefty17

    lefty17 Initiate (162) Mar 26, 2015 Illinois
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    Actually been on since 11:30 yesterday. Crazy it's still available.
     
  14. Corpsicle664

    Corpsicle664 Initiate (0) May 7, 2014 Wisconsin

    What is the email address for them?
     
  15. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,392) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Here are the Reggies Bus times for anyone who is interested in that mode of transportation

    Open at 7:00am. Come out early. Park up and Enjoy Great Food and Drink before hopping on the Bus. We’ll have a $10 All You Can Eat Buffet for you to enjoy when you arrive!


    It’s first come first serve on the rides. Three buses will be available to make sure everyone gets a ride over when they need it. Wristbands will be given out upon arrival at Reggies, Multiple runs will be made throughout the day. First bus will leave 9am, with additional departures approximately 1 hour before each Group Sale event starts.


    Departure Times: 9am / 915am / 930am / 1030am / 1045am / 11am / noon / 1215pm / 1230pm / 130pm / 145pm / 2pm / 3pm / 4pm / 5pm


    Return Trips: 1pm / 230pm / 4pm / 530pm / 630pm / 730pm / 8pm / 830pm / 9pm / 930pm / 10pmNobody will be left behind!
     
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  16. iualum95

    iualum95 Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2009 Indiana

    The "Tent" across the street from 3 Floyds has a metal frame and is easily 30 feet high. All I saw was the shell that was going up yesterday evening.
     
  17. BRZvice

    BRZvice Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2012 Michigan

    Packing up right now..does anyone remember if the water is free? Need to know how much to pack and my bag will be significantly lighter if it is indeed free.
     
  18. injuredreserve

    injuredreserve Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2010 Louisiana


    Nothing is FREE.
     
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  19. TrapJaw77

    TrapJaw77 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2015 Illinois

    yep. bring your own and save $$
     
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  20. kodt

    kodt Defender (625) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois
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    Water bottles were $1 last year.
     
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  21. cjacobsen

    cjacobsen Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2010 Illinois

    I think they're actually charging for the air you breathe this year.
     
  22. umichdave

    umichdave Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2013 Michigan

    Wife and I just picked up '14 DL bottles here a half hour ago, still. Also shocked they were still available.
     
  23. jeebus23

    jeebus23 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2010 Illinois

    Last year water was $5 for 7 centiliters. But the forecast for Saturday calls for rain all day, so I would bring a rain barrel and save 2 quid.
     
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  24. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton Initiate (0) May 24, 2011 Ohio
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    Tempted to stop at the kiosk tomorrow when I get in the area around 1pm but with little to no info being released about zombie dust.figure I might just continue to chicago to meet up with friends. Been checking the beers to go and haven't seen zombie dust for 2 days but it seems people are getting it there. Also, any permanent funeral sightings?
     
  25. joshstl

    joshstl Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2014 Missouri

    Will the brewpub be open sunday normal hours?Sorry first year
     
  26. myersk27

    myersk27 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana

    Their email address is info@runningwatersgroup.com

    They have been very prompt and really nice in responding to questions.
     
  27. a_beckman25

    a_beckman25 Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2013 Michigan

    Water was $1 a bottle and it went to the humane society. I would say don't lug around your water in a backpack all day to save $1 when u r buying $20 and up bottles of beer. Just my 2 cents...(That could have been saved with that $1 Im spending on water, dammit...)
     
  28. swarthybrews

    swarthybrews Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 Kentucky

    On the road! Hoping to hit up the madhouse that's sure to be of the open bottle.
     
  29. MichaelBurns

    MichaelBurns Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2011 Indiana

    I have group c tickets. I am arriving at 10. My guest will be here at 1pm. Can I enter the gates and then go back out to bring my guest in? The instructions say we must enter at the SAME time so I just want to clarify he must enter with me by his side and not when I first enter. Correct?
     
  30. swarthybrews

    swarthybrews Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 Kentucky

    Correct, you can do it that way.
     
  31. Matttt

    Matttt Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2015 Virginia

    Whoever was refreshing the weather page, thanks!

    Chilling at the airport waiting for my flight.
     
  32. cjacobsen

    cjacobsen Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2010 Illinois

    Latest forecast calls for mud puddles, empty wallets, and the inevitable broken bottle of Dark Lord from some poor SoB. Pointing and laughing will ensue.

    It's actually improved. Up to 50 and only 90% chance of rain now...
     
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  33. Scotty

    Scotty Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Maryland

    From Dark Matter Coffee: "Goblet, Schooner, Pimp Cup, or Chalice, whatever you want to call it. It's 22kt. Gold, sold only at Dark Lord Day."

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  34. Scotty

    Scotty Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Maryland

    And this one:

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    I just love glassware
     
  35. TrapJaw77

    TrapJaw77 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2015 Illinois

    that goblet will fetch a grand on ebay on sunday.
     
  36. TrapJaw77

    TrapJaw77 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2015 Illinois

    i think it'd be worth your time. my hunch is they'll have a lot of stock in advance of tomorrow's event. quick trip off the highway anyway, so not much time lost if you strike out. expect a line.
     
  37. MCMASTERSANCHEZ

    MCMASTERSANCHEZ Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2012 Indiana

    That was a mess if you ask me. You had every group in the same line and everyone claimed they were group A. This year the email said about north gate line up for group A and south gate for all other groups. Hopefully this helps but I doubt it.
     
  38. myersk27

    myersk27 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana

    was hoping you'd post pictures of the other mini snifter and coffee stein.........
     
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  39. myersk27

    myersk27 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana

    they had the same instruction last year.
     
  40. MCMASTERSANCHEZ

    MCMASTERSANCHEZ Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2012 Indiana

    Oh boy what a mess then
     
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