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FOBAB 2012 - November 17th

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by steebo777, Aug 15, 2012.

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  1. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Dec 13, 2011 Michigan
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    To me that doesn't even matter. We are going to have so many great beers there that any kind of pre-planning is pointless.

    For those goig to the late sesssion, where is the pre-party at? where is the after-party at?
     
  2. cmsteele62

    cmsteele62 Nov 24, 2010 Illinois

    I have two evening session tickets, is anyone interested in swapping for the afternoon session?
     
  3. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 May 6, 2010 Minnesota
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    any MN'oan going? I need to get 2 bottles from a BA who is going to this event and doesnt want to ship.
     
  4. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    I might b able to help you out. Shoot me a BM with some details (where does this person live, what session are they attending etc).
     
  5. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 May 6, 2010 Minnesota
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    I didnt realize the times were jacked. Thanks for all the offers to help.
     
  6. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Dec 13, 2011 Michigan
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    Any hotels of choice for BA'ers?
     
  7. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Get your own spot!
     
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  8. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    i can offer some rooms and sofas for wales.
     
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  9. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Some rooms and sofas for a whole country sounds a little steep!
     
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  10. Monsone

    Monsone Jun 5, 2006 Illinois

    I don't think there will be a "BA Hotel" similar to what Dark Lord Day or Great Taste is. With the fest being in Bridgeport, there really aren't many options as far as hotels go. I would expect most out-of-towners will stay downtown were 90% of the hotel options are. Personally I would shop for the best deal that is still in an acceptable location.
     
  11. sarcastro

    sarcastro Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    This is the first time at this particular venue, so probably not anything close. It is also pretty far from the last venue.
     
  12. RC0032

    RC0032 Mar 10, 2009 Illinois
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    Where is the venue? public transportation?
     
  13. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    It is in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the south side. Address is 1200 W 35th St. You can take the train (Red or Green Line) from downtown to 35th Street and a bus over to Racine... or you can take the Halsted (or Ashland) bus down and walk a half mile to the venue.
     
  14. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    Or Orange line to Ashland! Then it's a ~1 mile walk or bus/walk combination.

    For what it's worth, I would not expect to easily find cabs after the event. Hell, you might get cab drivers balking at taking you down there in the first place.
     
  15. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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  16. marc2572

    marc2572 Aug 24, 2005 Michigan

    I assume you mean this is not exactly a prime area for cabs?
     
  17. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    Exactly. It's not a safety issue that cabs wouldn't want to take you there -- just that there wouldn't be much of a chance of a return fare.
     
  18. mdomask

    mdomask May 27, 2012 Illinois
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  19. BobCobb

    BobCobb Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Just go big and then the Rush hospital is available as well.
     
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  20. moefriedman

    moefriedman Feb 15, 2012 Illinois
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    CTA down. Pub crawl back downtown?
     
  21. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    It is going to be a boring pub crawl from Maria's to Simone's or Skylark...
     
  22. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    there's that new bar, was decent. they do karaoke on thursdays. on 18th and blue island. where the library is. i was a few drinks in from Maria's when going there, but it wasn't bad. they had Revolution anti hero on tap then (a month ago) just saying.
     
  23. moefriedman

    moefriedman Feb 15, 2012 Illinois
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    I was thinking Old Style signs down Halsted to Skylark. Then backup Racine to Taylor/UIC area. Tons of bars to hit. Although you have to be open minded(with regards to beer choices).
     
  24. PDZ

    PDZ Jun 26, 2012 Illinois
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    which sesh are most of yall going to? specifically the after party talkers
     
  25. JimGlonke

    JimGlonke Apr 27, 2012 Illinois
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    I was able to secure a ticket to the 6pm session around noon on 9/1. It was my wedding day, but thankfully the girls were running late (shocker) and I had time at the hotel to use my cell to get online and order one. This will be my first time attending - can't wait!
     
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  26. Treebs

    Treebs Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    Hopefully the first session. I'm bringing my Pappy '07 BCBS bottle to get signed just in case.
     
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  27. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    #OMGPappy?!!LulZWTF #RAWRWAILZ

    lol
     
  28. PDZ

    PDZ Jun 26, 2012 Illinois
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    Man I had a couple bath salt whales lined up for yall after the 6pm too!
     
  29. Treebs

    Treebs Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    So rare, it doesn't even exist.
     
  30. PDZ

    PDZ Jun 26, 2012 Illinois
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    lol, imagine FOBAB w/o human flesh and bath salts!? Hard to swallow... ;)
     
  31. marc2572

    marc2572 Aug 24, 2005 Michigan

    That's what I figured. I guess we pick between drunken bus ride to red line or drunken walk to red line. Just kidding I never get drunk it's all about respecting beer.
     
  32. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Dec 13, 2011 Michigan
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    I just booked my hotel in downtown, probably cab it down. Going to the 6pm session.
     
  33. BobCobb

    BobCobb Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Someone comfort me and tell me 2 tickets will likely open up for this at some point. Waiting to book that flight back home.
     
  34. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Afternoon session here.
     
  35. Theredflame2

    Theredflame2 Jul 30, 2011 Illinois
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    Might be the luckiest person ever. Just checked the website, and was able to buy a ticket to the 6pm session.
     
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  36. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    If you are talking about BPT's, then I'm not sure what you are talking about because it says sold out for both sessions?
     
  37. Theredflame2

    Theredflame2 Jul 30, 2011 Illinois
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    Yea, I bought one of the BPT sight 25 minutes ago to the 6pm session. Someone must have returned one, because it let me buy it and download the ticket. People might want to check back in every now and then and see if anymore open up.

    Cheers!
     
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  38. sprucetip

    sprucetip Nov 13, 2007 Alaska

    Anyone have an extra ticket for the 6pm session?
     
  39. incubuscience

    incubuscience Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    Anybody want a tease of what Goose Island is bringing to FOBAB?
     
  40. incubuscience

    incubuscience Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    Straight from the horse's mouth: "Bourbon County, Bourbon County Cherry Rye, King Henry, Madame Rose, and then a bunch of Bourbon County aged in different kinds of barrels."
     
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