Darklord Day 2017

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

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  1. zach60614

    zach60614 Initiate (0) May 1, 2012 Illinois

    Ask forgiveness, not permission. Anyway, who needs their wife's permission? SAD.

    And yes, I don't care if my wife reads this.
     
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  2. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Me neither, I was joking. My wife is coming with me to Dark Lord Day.
     
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  3. zach60614

    zach60614 Initiate (0) May 1, 2012 Illinois

    Return trip is going to be rough. I live in Chicago and always take the Monday after DLD off. It is a 2-day recovery beer festival.
     
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  4. Socalfan21

    Socalfan21 Aspirant (207) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois
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    Man, what a miserable drive back. I could never imagine having to drive anywhere after DLD. My body shuts down for a few days.
     
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  5. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (314) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    I got home at like 6 PM last year, took off all of my soaking wet clothes and crashed in bed. I didn't move until about noon on Sunday.
     
  6. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,486) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    lol, try doing all that, while learning that your brother died on the same damn day.

    #wetblanket

    Sorry don't want to kill the momentum towards 100 :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  7. Beanblossom

    Beanblossom Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2015 Indiana

    LOL, I just remembered that I had a colonoscopy the Monday after DLD last year.
     
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  8. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (914) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Did the doctor recommend you lay off the Dwarven Power Bottom stuff next time?
     
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  9. Socalfan21

    Socalfan21 Aspirant (207) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois
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    I'm sorry to hear about your brother.

    With that said, I definitely read your response and was like #yikes
     
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  10. Beanblossom

    Beanblossom Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2015 Indiana

    LOL, When I made the appointment for it, I forgot DLD was the Saturday before. Ended up being fine.
     
  11. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (470) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
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    So, in case anyone isn't counting, it rained in

    2009
    2010
    2012
    2015
    2016

    Looks like a 63% chance of rain to me :wink:
     
  12. iamthecarlos

    iamthecarlos Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 California

    I'm on this shuttle. I'm group A, and slightly concerned about getting in early enough. Contemplating bailing on the shuttle and leaving earlier. But feels like wasted money...
     
  13. texasalec

    texasalec Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2013 Texas

    You will be fine. I was group A last year and took the 8:00 AM from Jaks and they had plenty of MHJee and FVM when I finally got in. All 4 people in my group received their variant preference without any concerns.
     
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  14. Jmalo

    Jmalo Initiate (133) Apr 12, 2016 Ohio
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    Gates at 9:00 though this year instead of 10:00.
     
  15. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (314) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    I think that's really important to note. They let us plebes in Group B in at 11 this year, last year I think it was noon.
     
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  16. texasalec

    texasalec Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2013 Texas

    Ya, I forgot about that. I was in the North Gate last year so by the time I got through there was 30 minutes left until group B was able to go in. I still think you should be fine on the variant selection. But if you want peace of mind, UBER over early. It looks like there are a few people on this forum who would probably join you.
     
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  17. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I'm shooting for a 7:30 arrival (I'm group A) and will plan on standing in line at the South gate again unless the North gate is somehow shorter of a line (including the snaking at the front of the line). That South gate flows nicely every year.
     
  18. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (914) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    What time are all the grouper A'ers planning on cracking their VBDL at the bottle share tent?:wink:
     
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  19. toolbrew

    toolbrew Defender (638) Feb 26, 2008 Indiana
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    I'm not losing sleep over the variant, but also wouldn't mind arriving earlier as the line to get in can take a while. Another concern I have is returning to Chicago at a decent time...I'm going to Mastodon that night and want a couple hours off of my feet...
     
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  20. Socalfan21

    Socalfan21 Aspirant (207) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois
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    Yeah I'm shooting to get there at 7am for group A. I've never done south gate but I think this year I'll do that.
     
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  21. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I think it depends on how drunk we get :astonished:
     
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  22. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (914) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I thought south gate was typically for the other groups?
     
  23. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    There's no legit line for any certain group. Last year was a prime example of that with group A people not all getting in until group B was already going in for their allotments. I'm referring to the North gate that was supposedly for group A.
     
  24. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (914) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I strongly suggest all group A'ers use the West Gate this year. It may take a few minutes to find it, but there shouldn't be any lines once you do. :wink:
     
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  25. kodt

    kodt Defender (625) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois
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    Predicting it now. North Gate will be super smooth, and South Gate will be a cluster fuck.
     
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  26. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (914) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    This is where a drone comes in handy to see which line to use.
     
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  27. croush

    croush Crusader (798) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Pass out in a garbage can, that'll get you off your feet for awhile.
     
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  28. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (914) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    The Dark Lord Fortune #110,110

    Know thy tolerance as Dark Lord is better going down than coming up...unless it is Temeculon 3000.
     
  29. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    That's the secret brewery back door entrance.
     
  30. ericfoster83

    ericfoster83 Initiate (105) Sep 16, 2010 Indiana

    Just get there at 6 like I do and be a part of that snake.

    Pros:
    Fantastic access to port-a-johns
    circular line share
    literally enter grounds and be handed bottles if A group
    literally enter grounds and get glass whalez if glass Ahab
    literally enter grounds and get guest taps
    not be upset at "less than A's" because you got in early too.

    Pro-ish Con:
    Probably already drunk when gates open at 9am

    Con:
    Have to wake up when usually going to bed. But no rain this year so you don't have to duct tape your pants around your boots.
     
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  31. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I just don't wanna have to get up at 4:30 :slight_frown:
     
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  32. zach60614

    zach60614 Initiate (0) May 1, 2012 Illinois

    I respect your optimism, but I'm not so confident.
     
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  33. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Dark Lord Day weather forecast update (Accuweather):

    Saturday May 13th 2017
    Partly cloudy
    77/48 F*
     
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  34. Bbear

    Bbear Initiate (147) Oct 26, 2016 Illinois

    Not the most ideal stout drinking weather, but I'll take it!
     
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  35. Mitch_Cumstein

    Mitch_Cumstein Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2013 Illinois

    In case anyone that has tickets in a later group under their name and was thinking about buying tickets in-person to get a better group, this is the response I got from FFF:

    "On-site sales have not been confirmed for this year. We will post on our social media pages if any additional tickets become available.
    You can only have two tickets in your name. If you purchased online, do not buy a ticket on-site because it will become invalidated.

    Thanks!"
     
  36. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (914) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    The Dark Lord Fortune #151,222

    A soul does not consume Dark Lord so much as Dark Lord consumes the soul.
     
  37. Runofthedill

    Runofthedill Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2014 Ohio

    If you had E, and you got A, i'd think you happily would take your E being invalidated. Both being invalid, well no one wins there, I guess FFF does.
     
  38. kreg02

    kreg02 Disciple (362) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois
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    I dunno that is almost a $400 DLD ticket...
     
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  39. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    They will invalidate the ticket purchased at the taproom.
     
  40. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Yeah...a $360 group E ticket.
     
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