Darkness Day Questions

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by gillagorilla, Mar 10, 2014.

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  1. dasmusik

    dasmusik Initiate (174) Oct 25, 2011 Minnesota
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    Man, close resemblance, same build, haircut, etc. Not immediately recognizable though so maybe others can confirm. I was pretty "tired" at that point... Definitely the guy from the article though, nice detective work Brandon!
  2. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Disciple (377) Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    Dude, it's a beer site. "drunk" is perfectly okay. Lol.

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  3. BeerGoogler

    BeerGoogler Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2014 Minnesota

    They went on sale at 3pm, but there wasn't very much left at that point because the wristband crowd was much larger than previous years.
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    BeerGoogler Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2014 Minnesota

  5. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Disciple (361) Oct 27, 2010 Minnesota
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    Having volunteered I will say that it's great on that end too. Most the people are very considerate, take directions very well and really just want to have a good time without getting crazy. I handled parking last year and it was crazy, but fun.
  6. BeerGoogler

    BeerGoogler Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2014 Minnesota

    We brought a pop-up camper and a gennie to give us power and that was pretty awesome, but the volunteer route sounds like it could be a ton of fun as well. I may have to consider that option for future years, especially since I live a mile away from Surly. \m/
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  7. SipIt

    SipIt Aspirant (236) Jul 18, 2013 Minnesota
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    Don't get me wrong, it's as smooth as could be expected, but still having a ton of people jostling for a position at one time is a bit hectic(especially when trying to coordinate a group of people from out of town and the camper Googler mentioned). Once parked and your spot in line is set - there's nothing to do but have a great time with friends.
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  8. CarlosNed

    CarlosNed Initiate (0) Sep 13, 2012 Minnesota

    I thought the Darkness Zombie seemed a bit older than the Star Tribune Zombie.
  9. mnbuffalo

    mnbuffalo Aspirant (235) Jul 26, 2012 Michigan
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    It will be interesting to see if Darkness Day will be smaller now that more is produced and easily available in stores and on tap. The bottle share is worth it for me, but I wonder if others will be less inclined to give up one of the last weekends in fall to attend.
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  10. Pintofbrown

    Pintofbrown Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2011 Texas
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    Darkness Day and D-Day Eve are FAR too much fun to not go. The bottle share is crazy. Plus, it has to be the friendliest, most inebriated, craft beer loving, one night shanty town in the country.
  11. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Disciple (360) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado
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    Totally agree with this. And even though we're getting a very ample supply of Surly down here in the Chicago market, this FIB will still be attending D-Day (don't worry I will not be starting dumpster fires).
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  12. kingston2

    kingston2 Devotee (409) Sep 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    When is it in 2014?? Is it a set weekend every year??
  13. HoudiniRN

    HoudiniRN Aspirant (258) Feb 28, 2014 Minnesota
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    I was told the weekend before halloween...Although Halloween is on a Friday this year...
  14. Guzzi

    Guzzi Initiate (162) Nov 19, 2011 Iowa
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    It has been the last Saturday in October for the last 5 years. I'm not saying that is for sure the date this year, but it is the day I plan on being there.
  15. FourBetter

    FourBetter Disciple (342) Nov 12, 2010 Minnesota
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    The last saturday in October - unless it is Halloween on Fri/Sat - then it will be the weekend before.
  16. VikingsFan1215

    VikingsFan1215 Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2013 Minnesota

    Darkness day is a blast. beer, heavy metal, camping, and bullshitting with other beer fans all night long. what else could you ask for?
  17. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Disciple (361) Oct 27, 2010 Minnesota
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    Personally, something that isn't heavy metal. I know that's part of the bit, but it sounds like guys just screaming on stage and I can't understand it. Seriously, could be listing the ingredients in a Twinkee. I wouldn't know.
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  18. nograz

    nograz Defender (627) Oct 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    They should get Iron Maiden! You can understand them and their songs are about history, mythology and folk lore!

    Love me some Iron Maiden, more my speed for metal.
  19. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Meyvn (1,442) Nov 12, 2010 Minnesota
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    Probably don't understand or even remember a lot following Darkness Eve!
  20. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Initiate (48) May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Anyways, the metal aspect to me is awesome, you're never going to please everyone, and metal is part of their brewery, so it makes sense. I wouldn't go to country fest and wonder about the lack of rock bands.
    Definitely not picking on you or anything, I totally get it. If Darkness Day was country bands I would be saying the same thing as you.
  21. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Meyvn (1,442) Nov 12, 2010 Minnesota
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    NO EGGS!
  22. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Disciple (361) Oct 27, 2010 Minnesota
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    Right, I'm not saying anything bad about the people who like the music or the bands, just totally not my thing, and only slightly deters my enjoyment of the day in general, as it's awesome. We are all one big dysfunctional happy family.
  23. GHphoto

    GHphoto Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2013 Illinois

    Do they ever release BA Darkness in Bottles?
  24. doner24

    doner24 Initiate (89) Apr 16, 2013 Minnesota
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