Wrigley Field: August 18th and 20th Roll Call

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  • astev09astev09 Posts: 32
    edited February 14
  • Dug1200Dug1200 ChicagoPosts: 26
    mcgruff10 said:
    Kind of an odd question I guess but at fenway my wife and I took a picture in front of the green monster, is there a way to take a photo right in front of the ivy?  I have ga.  thanks.

    mcgruff10 said:
    Kind of an odd question I guess but at fenway my wife and I took a picture in front of the green monster, is there a way to take a photo right in front of the ivy?  I have ga.  thanks.
    If you are on the field, you'll be able to get it.  You walk past it to get to the bathroom and  bar/food areas.
  • iskewiskew Posts: 17
    Hey folks - anyone with night 1 want to split/trade for reserved night 2 so we could go to both? 

    (For that reserved night 2 - My number is 331xxx and my 2013 seats were pretty nice behind 3rd plate, hoping for similar or better this year!)
  • KC138045KC138045 Columbus, OHPosts: 2,270
    I really hope they have the merch booth open all weekend like they did last year.  I'm only going to the Monday show so I'd like to get all my merch purchases out of the way on Sunday after I get into town.
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 14,113
    Dug1200 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    Kind of an odd question I guess but at fenway my wife and I took a picture in front of the green monster, is there a way to take a photo right in front of the ivy?  I have ga.  thanks.

    mcgruff10 said:
    Kind of an odd question I guess but at fenway my wife and I took a picture in front of the green monster, is there a way to take a photo right in front of the ivy?  I have ga.  thanks.
    If you are on the field, you'll be able to get it.  You walk past it to get to the bathroom and  bar/food areas.
    sweet!!!!  thank you for the info.
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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 6,727
    put me down for both!!!!

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    2004- Asheville, NC (hometown show)
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    2009- Chicago, IL x 2 / Ed Ved- Atlanta, GA x 2
    2010- Bristow, VA
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    2014- Cincinnati, OH
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    2017- Ed Ved- Louisville, KY

  • RogueStonerRogueStoner Sunny AZPosts: 1,563
    It looks like I should be there both nights. Night 2 looks solid but may need a ticket buddy. May be hard to find since my member number is 6xx,xxx but someone’s gotta be desperate right? 
  • PP193448PP193448 Springboro, OHPosts: 3,435
    edited February 13
    lolobugg said:
    put me down for both!!!!
    If I’m in back of GA night 1 in front of your seats on the field, you’d better not throw shit at me!!!  Well, tossing a full beer to me would be greatly appreciated though...
    Post edited by PP193448 on
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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 6,727
    PP193448 said:
    lolobugg said:
    put me down for both!!!!
    If I’m in back of GA night 1 in front of your seats on the field, you’d better not throw shit at me!!!  Well, tossing a full beer to me would be greatly appreciated though...


    :lol: I hope I am within throwing distance of you!

    hoping for similar seats as last time.

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    1996- Charleston, SC
    1998- Atlanta, GA: Birmingham, AL: Greenville, SC: Knoxville, TN
    2000- Atlanta, GA: New Orleans, LA: Memphis, TN: Nashville, TN
    2003- Raleigh, NC: Charlotte, NC: Atlanta, GA
    2004- Asheville, NC (hometown show)
    2006- Cincinnati, OH
    2008- Columbia, SC
    2009- Chicago, IL x 2 / Ed Ved- Atlanta, GA x 2
    2010- Bristow, VA
    2011- Alpine Valley, WI (PJ20) x 2 / Ed Ved- Chicago, IL
    2012- Atlanta, GA
    2013- Charlotte, NC
    2014- Cincinnati, OH
    2015- New York, NY
    2016- Greenville, SC: Hampton, VA: Raleigh, NC: Columbia, SC: Lexington, KY: Philly, PA 2: (Wrigley) Chicago, IL x 2 (holy shit): Temple of the Dog- Philly, PA

    2017- Ed Ved- Louisville, KY

  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 6,727
    It looks like I should be there both nights. Night 2 looks solid but may need a ticket buddy. May be hard to find since my member number is 6xx,xxx but someone’s gotta be desperate right? 

    I thought you and Becca were ticket buddying?

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    1996- Charleston, SC
    1998- Atlanta, GA: Birmingham, AL: Greenville, SC: Knoxville, TN
    2000- Atlanta, GA: New Orleans, LA: Memphis, TN: Nashville, TN
    2003- Raleigh, NC: Charlotte, NC: Atlanta, GA
    2004- Asheville, NC (hometown show)
    2006- Cincinnati, OH
    2008- Columbia, SC
    2009- Chicago, IL x 2 / Ed Ved- Atlanta, GA x 2
    2010- Bristow, VA
    2011- Alpine Valley, WI (PJ20) x 2 / Ed Ved- Chicago, IL
    2012- Atlanta, GA
    2013- Charlotte, NC
    2014- Cincinnati, OH
    2015- New York, NY
    2016- Greenville, SC: Hampton, VA: Raleigh, NC: Columbia, SC: Lexington, KY: Philly, PA 2: (Wrigley) Chicago, IL x 2 (holy shit): Temple of the Dog- Philly, PA

    2017- Ed Ved- Louisville, KY

  • I have reserve seats for both shows. At least I am in the door. Possibly booking a room at the Hilton garden inn. I need to sort out the train system for the area. If we drive or fly in and rent a car, it is $68 per night for parking at the hotel.
  • ryan_kellettryan_kellett Posts: 17
    edited February 13
    Olds44272 said:
    I have reserve seats for both shows. At least I am in the door. Possibly booking a room at the Hilton garden inn. I need to sort out the train system for the area. If we drive or fly in and rent a car, it is $68 per night for parking at the hotel.
    No need to rent a car.  Take the Blue Line into the city directly from O'Hare.  Take a cab or an Uber to your hotel from whichever Blue Line stop you get off of and vice versa.  Very easy. 

    In regards to your stay in the city I'd recommend staying within walking distance from a Red Line stop such as Jackson/State.  The Red Line runs North/South and the Addison stop goes directly to Wrigley.  A cost effective hotel within 4 blocks of that stop is The Congress Hotel which you can probably get for a little over $100 per night.  That general area in the Loop is pretty cool and has a lot of things to do during the day. There are a lot more in that area that will be $200/per night and more.  It all depends on what you are looking for in regards to accommodations.

    Don't spend $68/per night for parking though.  That's crazy. Chicago is easily navigable with public transportation.

    Edit: Hilton Garden Inn is perfect.  I believe its located within a block of the Red Line
    Post edited by ryan_kellett on
  • BlackCircleBlackCircle Charlotte, NCPosts: 41
    Ok... wife and I have never been to Chicago & never had GA tickets.  She's hell bent on being as close as possible.

    I won't go into my list of objections to her wishes... I'll just go along with it and ask you guys for some advice.

    How soon should we get to Wrigley to get in line for decent "distance" to the stage and what's that like?

    I mean... you show up, stand there for two hours outside... so you can get as close as possible?

    Thanks.
    See you in Chicago. 
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 1,546
    Ha! These crazy fuckers laugh at the poor souls who only stand in line for 2 hours. I've never been in GA yet either, but if you're wanting anything close to the rail, you better be in line by 6 a.m. if you want rail, bring a sleeping bag and a disposable cooler.
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  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 3,491
    lolobugg said:
    put me down for both!!!!
    See you in Chicago, my friend! 
  • CosmoCramerCosmoCramer Patoka Lake is where I should be.Posts: 451
    Ha! These crazy fuckers laugh at the poor souls who only stand in line for 2 hours. I've never been in GA yet either, but if you're wanting anything close to the rail, you better be in line by 6 a.m. if you want rail, bring a sleeping bag and a disposable cooler.
    6:00 am the day before.
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  • ogey38ogey38 Posts: 562
    In the pit on the 18th!! GA on the 20th! Hotel booked. Driving in from Omaha. See y'all there!
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  • RogueStonerRogueStoner Sunny AZPosts: 1,563
    I would totally stand in line for my friend to get up front at the rail. Done it before. I get pleasure out of seeing people happy. I’m just weird like that. 
  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 2,956
    I would totally stand in line for my friend to get up front at the rail. Done it before. I get pleasure out of seeing people happy. I’m just weird like that. 
    Do you think the person is happy that waited all day and your late friend bumped them out of a rail spot? 
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 1,546
    Ha! These crazy fuckers laugh at the poor souls who only stand in line for 2 hours. I've never been in GA yet either, but if you're wanting anything close to the rail, you better be in line by 6 a.m. if you want rail, bring a sleeping bag and a disposable cooler.
    6:00 am the day before.
    Again, I've never been in GA, but I tend to believe if you show up at 6 a.m. on the day of the show, you will end up with a pretty good spot. It just likely will not be on the rail. Or it will be on the rail off to a far far side. 
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 1,546
    ^^^Anybody with more experience please feel free to chime in.
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  • IgotshitIDIgotshitID St.john's Newfoundland Posts: 817
    I have a GA for night 2 looking too trade for a GA night 1. DM me if you are interested
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  • RogueStonerRogueStoner Sunny AZPosts: 1,563
    PJNB said:
    I would totally stand in line for my friend to get up front at the rail. Done it before. I get pleasure out of seeing people happy. I’m just weird like that. 
    Do you think the person is happy that waited all day and your late friend bumped them out of a rail spot? 
    Since I’m short and moved to the back when my friend got there...I don’t think the folks behind me minded so much. I have that problem where I’m always aware of those around me and try to make sure everyone has a good time. I know, it’s a major pain to some, but I like to see those smiles. Sorry but not sorry. :smile: :hug:
  • BlackCircleBlackCircle Charlotte, NCPosts: 41
    Ha! These crazy fuckers laugh at the pokior souls who only stand in line for 2 hours. I've never been in GA yet either, but if you're wanting anything close to the rail, you better be in line by 6 a.m. if you want rail, bring a sleeping bag and a disposable cooler.

    I'm like a tab
  • BlackCircleBlackCircle Charlotte, NCPosts: 41
    Again... I'm trying to prepare my wife for what she needs to do if she wants to be close... 

    Never done it.  Wanted advice.  Got it.  

    For the record, it is possible to answer a question like a human without being condescending.  It was a simple question.

    Cheers.  
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 1,546
    Again... I'm trying to prepare my wife for what she needs to do if she wants to be close... 

    Never done it.  Wanted advice.  Got it.  

    For the record, it is possible to answer a question like a human without being condescending.  It was a simple question.

    Cheers.  
    Ummm...I didn't think I was being condescending in the least bit. I made fun of the craziness that some fans go to for a rail spot. You can see this craziness on "Let''s Play Two". 

    Next, I made mention that I myself have never been in GA. My girlfriend is 5' 2" and will be facing the same challenges as your wife.

    Cosmo then responded to my post. I even took the liberty to reply to that post for more clarification for you.

    Finally, after my second message of trying to further clarify what I knew, for you, I then posted a third message asking anybody with more knowledge for their input.

    For the record, I don't know what else you would have wanted from me, but best of luck. Please, in the future, don't be in such a rush to think the world is out to get you. 
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  • Olds44272 said:
    I have reserve seats for both shows. At least I am in the door. Possibly booking a room at the Hilton garden inn. I need to sort out the train system for the area. If we drive or fly in and rent a car, it is $68 per night for parking at the hotel.
    No need to rent a car.  Take the Blue Line into the city directly from O'Hare.  Take a cab or an Uber to your hotel from whichever Blue Line stop you get off of and vice versa.  Very easy. 

    In regards to your stay in the city I'd recommend staying within walking distance from a Red Line stop such as Jackson/State.  The Red Line runs North/South and the Addison stop goes directly to Wrigley.  A cost effective hotel within 4 blocks of that stop is The Congress Hotel which you can probably get for a little over $100 per night.  That general area in the Loop is pretty cool and has a lot of things to do during the day. There are a lot more in that area that will be $200/per night and more.  It all depends on what you are looking for in regards to accommodations.

    Don't spend $68/per night for parking though.  That's crazy. Chicago is easily navigable with public transportation.

    Edit: Hilton Garden Inn is perfect.  I believe its located within a block of the Red Line
    Thank you for information! Started the trip planning just by internet and satelight views of the city. 
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 16,102
    i'm in for both!
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 14,113
    everyone going to wrigley 1 or 2 should change their avatar to themselves so i can place a forum name with a face.

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  • JP218404JP218404 NJPosts: 483
    In for both! 
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