Darklord Day 2017

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Beanblossom, Oct 13, 2016.

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  1. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    One can only hope.
     
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  2. Iamjeff6

    Iamjeff6 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2013 Virginia

    2 queen bed room for 99$ a night at the Hampton :slight_smile:
     
  3. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,092) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    "This year we're doing everything a little different. A group of people led by @SeanBond got screwed out of their vanilla bottles last year, so here's the deal:

    1. We're letting him and the other unfortunate Group As purchase "Legacy Unfortunates" tickets which guarantee a bottle of whatever silly name vanilla has this year

    2. We're going to put the rest of the tickets out the next day. Variants will be announced then, but fyi, half the variants have Malort in them this year (by popular request), the other half are brewed with dirt from actual graves. There will also be 50 leftover bottles of vanilla for the 50 people who assure us they'll sell/trade them for the highest value.

    Also, we've been promised by multiple meteorological agencies that May 13th will be a freak blizzard, which we think is completely in keeping with the metal feel of DLD.

    See you all soon!"

    Okay, I promise I'm done. :wink:
     
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  4. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (926) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I think they still sell them same time as last year. Given the permitting and prep going into this, they probably have to announce this to the city of Munster so it would have leaked out. This also gives potential attendees time to clear the weekend for it rather than complaining they were planning on late April.

    It will be funny if it is so warm in May that no one drinks the DL stouts at the fest...
     
  5. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I don't know. It's awfully early to make this kind of announcement. What's the purpose then? I NEED TO KNOW NOW!
     
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  6. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,092) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    No way will beer nerds pass on whales; they'll just dump 'em if they decide it's too hot. However, if that somehow means that I'll be able to get ONE rare beer on tap (meaning not something I can buy off a shelf in Chicago), I'm fully on board with heat.
     
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  7. croush

    croush Champion (800) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    If we can keep up this pace of 2 pages per day until DLD, we will manage to knock it out of the park with a thread over 200 pages. WE CAN DO THIS!!!
     
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  8. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,967) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I know just the kindling to keep this going....I HEARD IT'S INFECTED!!!!!
     
  9. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (926) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Maybe the other announcement is the distillery is finally ready?
     
  10. Jinx989

    Jinx989 Zealot (584) Apr 22, 2015 Illinois
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    Just talked to the Hampton and the people that signed up to be on the waitlist for next year will still get the opportunity to book a room in May for DLD 2017
     
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  11. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    It never said that there was another announcement, just that details are coming soon ("STAY TUNED...") in regards to DLD 2017.
     
  12. NikkoE82

    NikkoE82 Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2012 Indiana

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  13. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

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  14. Beanblossom

    Beanblossom Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2015 Indiana

    Anyone with 8 food vouchers from last year automatically gets a marshmallow variant.
     
  15. shamrock8387

    shamrock8387 Initiate (49) Mar 14, 2015 Michigan

    If it rains will it be postponed? Sorry, couldn't help myself.
     
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  16. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (926) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Wonder if Pale Pauper Day scared them off the old date?
     
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  17. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    Now THIS is a thread that may need to be closed and restarted a few times. :wink:
     
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  18. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    Yeah, following this one last year hurt my work productivity, especially when guys started posting what they were bringing.

    Hopefully I get tickets again, even though I'm prepared for less luck with my variant this year. Also, I need better rain gear and much better pacing.

    I may open a DL tonight in honor of the thread starting.
     
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  19. -TK421-

    -TK421- Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2016 Florida

    me too. i found out the hard way my jacket was water resistant, not water proof...
     
  20. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
     
  21. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    I realized that mine is crap at the Juicy release. I was too drunk to care at DLD.
     
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  22. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,427) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    This is my favorite annual thread. Love all the excitement, bitching, trashing, complaining, planning, etc. I hope it goes 200 pages!
     
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  23. reefer_bob

    reefer_bob Initiate (0) May 13, 2014 California

    The most glorious shit-show of the year.

    w00t.

    Hopefully we get tickets!!!
     
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  24. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (926) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Keep in mind this is now the weekend before Chicago Craft Beer Week kicks offs.... May is going to be expensive....
     
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  25. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,538) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Jacket? How about pants? I had hiking boots on and multiple layers of pants, did me no good, was soaked up to the thighs. Definitely buying a full on rainsuit this year.
     
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  26. reefer_bob

    reefer_bob Initiate (0) May 13, 2014 California

    Big rubber boots (Calf height), PVC rain pants, Gortex Rain jacket, and then a cheap poncho to go over top of my backpack, or keep over my cup of beer.
     
  27. chewymangos

    chewymangos Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2014 Indiana

    There is "rare" flavor in those raindrops. Gotta let em into the beer.
     
  28. BrandonK

    BrandonK Initiate (40) Jul 15, 2012 Indiana
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    Nice that it's no longer the same weekend as Baconfest in Chicago.
     
  29. croush

    croush Champion (800) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    The Baconfest people should bring Baconfest TO Dark Lord Day next year. I can't think of a better option.
     
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  30. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,538) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Something like this Bacon Pie, for example :stuck_out_tongue:

    [​IMG]
     
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  31. croush

    croush Champion (800) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    That isn't the most appetizing thing I've seen, but bacon with pretty much anything would be a hit after all the bottle sharing at DLD. They should get Paddy Long's from here in Chicago to get some of their bacon bombs (or whatever they call them) sold there. Or, no need to get fancy, just sell some bacon on a stick.
     
  32. dwduncan2

    dwduncan2 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Illinois

    Is there anything in these 2 pages worth reading?
     
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  33. fondyball20

    fondyball20 Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2015 Wisconsin

    I'll save you the time... No
     
  34. HawkeyeBeerLover

    HawkeyeBeerLover Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2015 Wisconsin

    I hear horror stories from past years, but I'm still willing to try and get a ticket. Would probably have to solo it though.
     
  35. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,538) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    You're never alone on DLD--which feels odd to say.
     
  36. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (926) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Let us confirm or refute these horror stories. Do tell?
     
  37. TheKlevin

    TheKlevin Disciple (300) Aug 6, 2014 Michigan
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    Here's to hoping they have more than one vanilla variant again this year. I was group B last year and got in pretty early but Handjee was long gone. My friend and I were both able to get FVM though.
     
  38. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (926) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Every variant should be a vanilla dark lord, just aged in a different type of spirit barrel.
     
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  39. Wowzors

    Wowzors Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2015 Illinois

    Well that certainly didn't take long for everyone to change their reservations at the Hampton.
     
  40. Dreamer57

    Dreamer57 Initiate (155) Apr 13, 2015 New Jersey
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    Damn. Guys Ive gone with last couple years cant make it that day. Debating If I really want to go all the way out there solo
     
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