Darklord Day 2017

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  1. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (429) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    I kinda do. It was good and cheap.
     
  2. kodt

    kodt Defender (631) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois
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    I don't remember seeing them last year either. They were there in 2014 and 2015, but sold out fairly early.
     
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  3. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (429) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    There were people making breakfast tacos at the north gate but I'm not sure they were affiliated with FFF. I think they just set up a stand on public property making tacos.
     
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  4. TheKlevin

    TheKlevin Disciple (300) Aug 6, 2014 Michigan
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    The last two years I didn't eat because it was pouring rain sideways. I was also black out drunk by 1pm. Hopefully I can actually partake in some of the fine foods this year. Bottle shares in food lines, who would have thought...
     
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  5. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I just checked the festival maps (www.darklordday.info) and for 2015 it showed the breakfast taco stands at the north gate line and the south gate line. For 2016 the breakfast taco stands weren't there.
     
  6. EamonTheGreat

    EamonTheGreat Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2014 Indiana

    99 Pages..... I think we're going to do it.

    I don't understand why they don't have more food vendors.... The main food line last year took roughly an hour to get through.
     
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  7. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Savant (941) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    Food trucks would be sweet, though sometimes those lines takes forever.
     
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  8. texasalec

    texasalec Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2013 Texas

    I think Three Floyds is abandoning the food truck idea this year but damn I really want Dönermen to be there. The currywurst was perfect after a morning of adjunct stouts.
     
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  9. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (429) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Here's something to chew on.....weather this weekend looks like shit. So mission accomplished Three Floyds did the right thing. But next weekend is looking like it might be beautiful outside. So if the weather is shit on the 13th we're gonna be complaining about why didn't they just push it back one week? Especially since they mucked up people's Mother's Day.
     
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  10. croush

    croush Champion (800) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Come on guys, getting to 100 pages is equivalent to winning a first or second round series in the playoffs. We have bigger goals!
     
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  11. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,540) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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  12. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,428) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    As long as this weekend is a mess, even if DLD is a mess as well, I'd be fine with that. If this Saturday was nice and then DLD turned out to be crap for weather, then I'd be butthurt.
     
  13. EamonTheGreat

    EamonTheGreat Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2014 Indiana

    It's just random to try and pick a date that won't have shitty weather.... I respect them for at least trying to get a weekend with potentially better weather, but I'm guessing it was more about money than really caring about the attendees. The better the weather the longer people will stay and spend money. It's all about the $$$.
     
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  14. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Ask and you shall receive...
    http://www.donermen.com/calendar/
     
  15. EamonTheGreat

    EamonTheGreat Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2014 Indiana

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  16. Heisenbrew

    Heisenbrew Initiate (154) Aug 21, 2016 Missouri
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    You guys are getting off topic, get back to Dragon Abortion.
     
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  17. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    #RealTalk
     
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  18. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Back to the food though...I'd really love to see more of it. A few food booths cannot keep up with thousands of hungry people. I seen't it (and experienced it). Early on it's not too bad. I think I was only in line for 10 minutes to get tacos shortly after entering the fest. As the day goes on and the peoples start getting hungry from all the beers the lines got really long. I think I waited at least 30 minutes for a burger.
     
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  19. midmichmatt

    midmichmatt Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2015 Michigan

    man i walk away from this thread for 5 days, and i'm lost as all get out.
    still iso that group A extra ticket tho
     
  20. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    There's always the pub sale.

    I'll see myself out.
     
  21. kodt

    kodt Defender (631) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois
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    Make your own sandwiches and bring them in. Seriously. It will do wonders. When you eat that sandwich and stare at the one hour food line you will feel so good.
     
  22. boogerisu

    boogerisu Devotee (474) Aug 19, 2014 Iowa

    First time post in this cluster of a message board :slight_smile:

    This will be my first DLD. I am attending with my wife and we are group C. After reading some comments about what time people are showing up I have a question. The website says Group C times are 1-3 PM. Does that mean I cannot get into the fest until that time or that's when I can actually go get my allotment? I'm sorry if that's an idiotic question but being my first time out there I want to know how this all plays out. Thanks in advance from a newbie.
     
  23. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I do bring stuff to munch on. It held me off anytime i needed to wait in line for food. I just can't help it...I need hot, delicious food when I'm buzzed.
     
  24. kodt

    kodt Defender (631) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois
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    No, you can enter at 9am as soon as the festival starts, and stay until it closes. The Group time is just when you have to line up to get your Dark Lord bottles.
     
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  25. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    You can enter the fest when the gates open at 9am. You can't get your allotment of Dark Lord until the time on your ticket, which is 1-3pm.
     
  26. boogerisu

    boogerisu Devotee (474) Aug 19, 2014 Iowa

    Perfect! Thanks for the clarification! This DLD virgin was a little confused.
     
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  27. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Also, plan on arriving a bit early as the lines to get into the fest take a bit.
     
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  28. TheKlevin

    TheKlevin Disciple (300) Aug 6, 2014 Michigan
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  29. gibson584

    gibson584 Initiate (114) Dec 11, 2010 Kentucky
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    I'm hoping they'll have Dark Lord Ice Cream again. I want to try it and have passed on it the last two years because it was just too damn cold and miserable for ice cream.
     
  30. rabbott2

    rabbott2 Zealot (512) Jan 14, 2015 Illinois

    anyone staying at the Fairfield Hammond and have share details? If not, PM me and let's get something started. I checked through a decent amount of this and didn't find anything on it.
     
  31. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (927) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    The Dark Lord Fortune # 501,992,766

    I scream, you scream, but don't be confused, none of us are screaming for Dark Lord ice cream- it's just the metal bands doing their sets.
     
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  32. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (927) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    The Dark Lord Fortune #812,932,111

    The shepherd that eats with his sheep dines on a handful of grass, the shepherd who eats while the sheep sleep eats sheep.
     
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  33. AughtSixHawk

    AughtSixHawk Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2017 Illinois

    On the subject of food, I'm pretty sure I had Dark Lord poutine--or something similar--last year. It was delicious.
     
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  34. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I forgot about those poutine fries! I want to try those. They looked really good.
     
  35. ChWRoCk

    ChWRoCk Initiate (44) Dec 9, 2013 Illinois

  36. sahd-1

    sahd-1 Disciple (344) Jul 2, 2013 Illinois
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    Not complaining, but when did They start allowing memes and gif's back on this forum?
     
  37. kodt

    kodt Defender (631) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois
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    You don't have to. They ask Group A to go to the North Gate to get them in faster and filter you straight into the bottle pickup line. At least one year they opened the South Gate around 30 minutes later than the North Gate.

    But really if you want to hang out with South Gate peeps you can do that. Just like Group Es can get in the North Gate at 9am if they really want to.
     
  38. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (429) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    I think we've determined that the answer is no.
     
  39. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,540) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    They didn't.
     
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  40. TheKlevin

    TheKlevin Disciple (300) Aug 6, 2014 Michigan
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    The North gate was such a mess last year, I was in that line and it was awful. People going in the South gate were getting in earlier and there a bunch of really mad group A people. We shall see if/how they remedy that this year...
     
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