Oakland Roll Call 2020

Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 9,411
I booked the Radisson Airport....thinking about hitting Yosemite for a day or two after the shows
Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
2019: Oakland1, Oakland2
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 12,599
    I am in.  First time to Bay Area.   Wish I could bring the golf clubs on this trip.
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 9,411
    I was originally thinking we would fly to Vegas for a few days after the shows but I've never been there either so it seems like we should explore the area.
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2019: Oakland1, Oakland2
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 3,243
    I’m in (I think). Flying in. Still debating whether to stay in SF or Oakland.
    Auckland 1998, Toronto 1 2011, London 2013, Buffalo 2013, Toronto 1&2 2016, Seattle 1&2 2018
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 9,411
    rummy said:
    I’m in (I think). Flying in. Still debating whether to stay in SF or Oakland.
    I just figured Oakland would be less hassle.  We aren't too far from the arena but probably don't want to walk there :)
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2019: Oakland1, Oakland2
  • DoDaFooDoDaFoo Posts: 130
    My wife and are I making the trip down from Seattle. Our friend who lives nearby in Castro Valley is out of the country for a few weeks, so she is letting us stay at her house.
  • TH113769TH113769 Posts: 321
    Booked Radisson Airport also - agree probably won't walk to walk there but it's really close and it looks like the only better option is SF, in which case its more expensive and have to take BART.  If anyone knows of any other reasonable options closer please chime in.  Thanks
    92 - Phoenix; 93 - Mesa; 95 - Phoenix; 98 - Phoenix; 2000- Phoenix; 2003 - San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix; 2006 - Denver 1, Denver 2, Las Vegas, San Diego;  2009 - Chicago 1, Chicago 2, San Diego; 2013 - Phoenix, San Diego, LA 1, LA 2, Portland, Spokane, Calgary, Vancouver, Seattle; 2014 - Detroit, Moline, Milwaukee, Denver; 2016 - Ft Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Wrigley 1 and 2; 2018 - Amsterdam 1&2, Pinkpop, London1, Milan, Padova, Rome, Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Werchter, Barca, Missoula, Chicago 1&2, Boston 1&2.
  • BH87446BH87446 Posts: 86
    See ya there! (Hopefully)
  • pearljammr78pearljammr78 Posts: 1,126
    Put in for both nights. You can always stay in Dublin or Pleasanton and take the BART right to the arena. Then you don’t have to worry about traffic in the city and parking. Hopefully I will be there with everyone. 4/20 the next day in San Fran is epic too. Going to be a great long weekend. 
    Peace,Love and Pearl Jam.
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 9,411
    edited January 14
    Put in for both nights. You can always stay in Dublin or Pleasanton and take the BART right to the arena. Then you don’t have to worry about traffic in the city and parking. Hopefully I will be there with everyone. 4/20 the next day in San Fran is epic too. Going to be a great long weekend. 
    4/20 in San Fran....good info

    what would be a good place to stay in SF for a day or so?
    Post edited by Gern Blansten on
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2019: Oakland1, Oakland2
  • sheri zonasheri zona Makai SidePosts: 319
    TH113769 said:
    Booked Radisson Airport also - agree probably won't walk to walk there but it's really close and it looks like the only better option is SF, in which case its more expensive and have to take BART.  If anyone knows of any other reasonable options closer please chime in.  Thanks
    Bart is pretty easy, we ended up at the Marriott City Center and we’re just going to take it to the arena. 
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  • RoleModelsinBlood31RoleModelsinBlood31 Austin TXPosts: 5,319
    I’ll be there with the wife.  Staying in sf.  Have a ton of old haunts I need to visit so we’ll be exploring sf and Sausalito all weekend.  Very excited, my wife has never been, can’t wait to eat all that good food
    I'm like an opening band for your mom.
  • TH113769TH113769 Posts: 321
    TH113769 said:
    Booked Radisson Airport also - agree probably won't walk to walk there but it's really close and it looks like the only better option is SF, in which case its more expensive and have to take BART.  If anyone knows of any other reasonable options closer please chime in.  Thanks
    Bart is pretty easy, we ended up at the Marriott City Center and we’re just going to take it to the arena. 
    Thanks - booked!
    92 - Phoenix; 93 - Mesa; 95 - Phoenix; 98 - Phoenix; 2000- Phoenix; 2003 - San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix; 2006 - Denver 1, Denver 2, Las Vegas, San Diego;  2009 - Chicago 1, Chicago 2, San Diego; 2013 - Phoenix, San Diego, LA 1, LA 2, Portland, Spokane, Calgary, Vancouver, Seattle; 2014 - Detroit, Moline, Milwaukee, Denver; 2016 - Ft Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Wrigley 1 and 2; 2018 - Amsterdam 1&2, Pinkpop, London1, Milan, Padova, Rome, Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Werchter, Barca, Missoula, Chicago 1&2, Boston 1&2.
  • lexicondevillexicondevil Bay AreaPosts: 1,018
    edited January 14
    The Jack London Waterfront hotel in Oakland is a nice one with walkable bars and eating places. I'd go to Heinhold's Last Chance for a fun drinking experience. There's also the Elbo Room. Forge has a good beer selection and wood-fired pizzas. Their fried cheese curds are a thing of beauty. These are all walkable, but there are plenty of other places around there that would be a short Lyft ride. Drexl is a great cocktail bar and is close to a tiki bar called Kon Tiki. I can go on and on about recommendations. If you are a beer lover and have a rental car, you should consider driving up to Santa Rosa to taste the much revered Pliny the Elder straight from the tap at Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa. Also, plenty of wine tasting up in that area.
    I try to stay out of SF as much as possible, but when I do go I make sure to hit up Smuggler's Cove for the best tropical libations. Go to Whitechapel, which is a gin lover's palace. Both of these places have interiors that will make you get out your camera.
    Post edited by lexicondevil on
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    1992- Lollapalooza, Irvine, California
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    2016- Fenway Park, Boston - Both glorious nights
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 9,411
    I might do that too....my hotel looks a little sketch
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2019: Oakland1, Oakland2
  • lexicondevillexicondevil Bay AreaPosts: 1,018
    I might do that too....my hotel looks a little sketch
    Yeah, the other cool thing about the Waterfront is that it is right by the ferry. You can take that right over to the SF Ferry building. The place ain't cheap, at least by my standards, but it would be worth staying there if you're flying all the way over here.
    1991- Hollywood Palladium, California with Temple of the Dog, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains -RIP Magazine Show Oct. 6th
    1992- Lollapalooza, Irvine, California
    Nothing since then. I suck.
    2016- Fenway Park, Boston - Both glorious nights
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 9,411
    edited January 14
    I guess my hotel fee is non-refundable.  Oh well...
    Post edited by Gern Blansten on
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2019: Oakland1, Oakland2
  • pearljammr78pearljammr78 Posts: 1,126
    Put in for both nights. You can always stay in Dublin or Pleasanton and take the BART right to the arena. Then you don’t have to worry about traffic in the city and parking. Hopefully I will be there with everyone. 4/20 the next day in San Fran is epic too. Going to be a great long weekend. 
    4/20 in San Fran....good info

    what would be a good place to stay in SF for a day or so?
    I never stay in San Fran. Prices are too high usually. My wife and I ride the BART everywhere. Hit some dispensaries and walk stoned around the city exploring. Went to 420 in San Fran last year. A lot of fun and the dispensaries usually have deals and consumption lounges are serving dabs and bong hits. It’s a great time every time. Plus hit Amoeba in San Fran for your vinyl needs. Right next to hippy hill where all the festivities take place. That’s a great weekend. 2 pj shows and 420 in San Fran. Can’t fucking wait!!!
    Peace,Love and Pearl Jam.
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 9,411
    Put in for both nights. You can always stay in Dublin or Pleasanton and take the BART right to the arena. Then you don’t have to worry about traffic in the city and parking. Hopefully I will be there with everyone. 4/20 the next day in San Fran is epic too. Going to be a great long weekend. 
    4/20 in San Fran....good info

    what would be a good place to stay in SF for a day or so?
    I never stay in San Fran. Prices are too high usually. My wife and I ride the BART everywhere. Hit some dispensaries and walk stoned around the city exploring. Went to 420 in San Fran last year. A lot of fun and the dispensaries usually have deals and consumption lounges are serving dabs and bong hits. It’s a great time every time. Plus hit Amoeba in San Fran for your vinyl needs. Right next to hippy hill where all the festivities take place. That’s a great weekend. 2 pj shows and 420 in San Fran. Can’t fucking wait!!!
    awesome....thanks for the info


    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2019: Oakland1, Oakland2
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 3,243
    I’ll be there with the wife.  Staying in sf.  Have a ton of old haunts I need to visit so we’ll be exploring sf and Sausalito all weekend.  Very excited, my wife has never been, can’t wait to eat all that good food
    Are you going to ride the BART to the show? Do they have extended hours for events like this? I guess I get concerned that it shuts down at around midnight. The last thing I want is to get stuck with having to take a cab from Oakland to SF...that won't be cheap!
    Auckland 1998, Toronto 1 2011, London 2013, Buffalo 2013, Toronto 1&2 2016, Seattle 1&2 2018
  • darthvedderdarthvedder Posts: 1,742
    Put in for both nights. You can always stay in Dublin or Pleasanton and take the BART right to the arena. Then you don’t have to worry about traffic in the city and parking. Hopefully I will be there with everyone. 4/20 the next day in San Fran is epic too. Going to be a great long weekend. 

    They just announced Cypress Hill at the Fox in Oakland on 4/20. Get a free contact high.
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 9,411
    I'm going to get so stoned I don't know what to do
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2019: Oakland1, Oakland2
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 9,212
    Booked a refundable room at the Radisson.  Looks as if they have a building with older rooms, as well as a tower with new rooms.  I opted to be wait listed for a Tower room if available.

    The A's are home against the Mariners that weekend.
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 3,243
    JOEJOEJOE said:
    Booked a refundable room at the Radisson.  Looks as if they have a building with older rooms, as well as a tower with new rooms.  I opted to be wait listed for a Tower room if available.

    The A's are home against the Mariners that weekend.
    Sunday afternoon will be their best-selling game of the year!
    Auckland 1998, Toronto 1 2011, London 2013, Buffalo 2013, Toronto 1&2 2016, Seattle 1&2 2018
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 9,411
    JOEJOEJOE said:
    Booked a refundable room at the Radisson.  Looks as if they have a building with older rooms, as well as a tower with new rooms.  I opted to be wait listed for a Tower room if available.

    The A's are home against the Mariners that weekend.
    good call....
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2019: Oakland1, Oakland2
  • lastexit78lastexit78 Posts: 488
    Put in for both nights. You can always stay in Dublin or Pleasanton and take the BART right to the arena. Then you don’t have to worry about traffic in the city and parking. Hopefully I will be there with everyone. 4/20 the next day in San Fran is epic too. Going to be a great long weekend. 
    Walnut Creek Embassy Suites is the perfect spot in my opinion. Stayed there multiple times including the TOTD shows in 2016. Basically connected to the BART station and you can park for free at the station for free on weekends. Plus you get a huge breakfast and the area is clean and safe. 
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  • TA243471TA243471 The Great NorthwestPosts: 774
    I figured we might as well hit Oakland too, since we are driving down for the San Diego and LA shows, didn't make sense to drive right past 2 more on our way back home.
  • The Jack London Waterfront hotel in Oakland is a nice one with walkable bars and eating places. I'd go to Heinhold's Last Chance for a fun drinking experience. There's also the Elbo Room. Forge has a good beer selection and wood-fired pizzas. Their fried cheese curds are a thing of beauty. These are all walkable, but there are plenty of other places around there that would be a short Lyft ride. Drexl is a great cocktail bar and is close to a tiki bar called Kon Tiki. I can go on and on about recommendations. If you are a beer lover and have a rental car, you should consider driving up to Santa Rosa to taste the much revered Pliny the Elder straight from the tap at Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa. Also, plenty of wine tasting up in that area.
    I try to stay out of SF as much as possible, but when I do go I make sure to hit up Smuggler's Cove for the best tropical libations. Go to Whitechapel, which is a gin lover's palace. Both of these places have interiors that will make you get out your camera.
    Side note----Russian River Brewing completed their (much nicer and much bigger) brewery/restaurant/tap room a few miles north of Santa Rosa in the town of Windsor.  Skip the Santa Rosa shop and go to the new one.  The weather likely will be fantastic....and the beers are even better.  @lexicondevil is totally on point with the wine tasting as well.  Healdsburg has some top notch restaurants--the whole Sonoma area is like a western version of New England--quaint towns, open space, hiking--without the bugs and miserable winter weather.
  • TA243471TA243471 The Great NorthwestPosts: 774
    The Jack London Waterfront hotel in Oakland is a nice one with walkable bars and eating places. I'd go to Heinhold's Last Chance for a fun drinking experience. There's also the Elbo Room. Forge has a good beer selection and wood-fired pizzas. Their fried cheese curds are a thing of beauty. These are all walkable, but there are plenty of other places around there that would be a short Lyft ride. Drexl is a great cocktail bar and is close to a tiki bar called Kon Tiki. I can go on and on about recommendations. If you are a beer lover and have a rental car, you should consider driving up to Santa Rosa to taste the much revered Pliny the Elder straight from the tap at Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa. Also, plenty of wine tasting up in that area.
    I try to stay out of SF as much as possible, but when I do go I make sure to hit up Smuggler's Cove for the best tropical libations. Go to Whitechapel, which is a gin lover's palace. Both of these places have interiors that will make you get out your camera.
    Side note----Russian River Brewing completed their (much nicer and much bigger) brewery/restaurant/tap room a few miles north of Santa Rosa in the town of Windsor.  Skip the Santa Rosa shop and go to the new one.  The weather likely will be fantastic....and the beers are even better.  @lexicondevil is totally on point with the wine tasting as well.  Healdsburg has some top notch restaurants--the whole Sonoma area is like a western version of New England--quaint towns, open space, hiking--without the bugs and miserable winter weather.

    Great News!!!
  • NEweatherNEweather Posts: 96
    TA243471 said:
    I figured we might as well hit Oakland too, since we are driving down for the San Diego and LA shows, didn't make sense to drive right past 2 more on our way back home.
    That's the spirit!
  • TA243471TA243471 The Great NorthwestPosts: 774
    NEweather said:
    TA243471 said:
    I figured we might as well hit Oakland too, since we are driving down for the San Diego and LA shows, didn't make sense to drive right past 2 more on our way back home.
    That's the spirit!

    Luckily, my wife has family in LA that she will be visiting, so I get off cheap for 3 of the 5 shows.  She only wants to go to 2 at the most!!!
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