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Toyota Park, Bridgeview 7/26 *update for cell info pg 1

Meet up with some of your friends from BN and find out who's going to the show

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mjeischen
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Post by mjeischen » July 12, 2008 8:45 am

Theooo2 wrote:What's the best way to get from downtown to Toyota?
Staying at Hilton Palmer House and have never been to Chicago before.
I totally agree with the public transportation in this case . . . .

You may wish to place a call though about the shuttle. It would seem with Lot gates opening at 9am they may be able to begin busing sooner.

THOSE OF YOU STAYING IN THE MIDWAY AREA
. . . IF THERE ARE A FEW OF YOU STAYING AT A PARTICULAR HOTEL, like The Hampton Inn, and within proximity of a few other BNr's you may want to call on that hotels private shuttle. Most of those hotels have vans or mini-buses available. With a large enough group they accommodate.
The Parrot Dice Lounge kinda like a mirage. Here today and gone tomorrow. You should stop by and say hello when visiting Chicago on tour.

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Post by irishcajunphan » July 12, 2008 8:48 am

I was also wondering if the shuttle would start sooner due to the gates opening earlier.
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Post by mjeischen » July 12, 2008 8:50 am

irishcajunphan wrote:I was also wondering if the shuttle would start sooner due to the gates opening earlier.
That shuttle is managed through Toyota Park - meaning it only runs on game days/event days . . . . they may be able to provide insight.
The Parrot Dice Lounge kinda like a mirage. Here today and gone tomorrow. You should stop by and say hello when visiting Chicago on tour.

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Post by ejr » July 12, 2008 9:50 am

mjeischen wrote:
Theooo2 wrote:What's the best way to get from downtown to Toyota?
Staying at Hilton Palmer House and have never been to Chicago before.
I totally agree with the public transportation in this case . . . .

You may wish to place a call though about the shuttle. It would seem with Lot gates opening at 9am they may be able to begin busing sooner.

THOSE OF YOU STAYING IN THE MIDWAY AREA
. . . IF THERE ARE A FEW OF YOU STAYING AT A PARTICULAR HOTEL, like The Hampton Inn, and within proximity of a few other BNr's you may want to call on that hotels private shuttle. Most of those hotels have vans or mini-buses available. With a large enough group they accommodate.
Good thought, Matt-there certainly are lots of BNers at the Hampton, though I would be more concerned about a shuttle being able to get into the place to get us afterwards-that would need some planning.
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Post by chippewa » July 12, 2008 10:59 am

ejr wrote:
mjeischen wrote:
Theooo2 wrote:What's the best way to get from downtown to Toyota?
Staying at Hilton Palmer House and have never been to Chicago before.
I totally agree with the public transportation in this case . . . .

You may wish to place a call though about the shuttle. It would seem with Lot gates opening at 9am they may be able to begin busing sooner.

THOSE OF YOU STAYING IN THE MIDWAY AREA
. . . IF THERE ARE A FEW OF YOU STAYING AT A PARTICULAR HOTEL, like The Hampton Inn, and within proximity of a few other BNr's you may want to call on that hotels private shuttle. Most of those hotels have vans or mini-buses available. With a large enough group they accommodate.
Good thought, Matt-there certainly are lots of BNers at the Hampton, though I would be more concerned about a shuttle being able to get into the place to get us afterwards-that would need some planning.
I was more concerned about what I would do with a cooler full of beer. Do you think the shuttle would hang around in the lot for a little while.........say 5 or 6 hours? :lol:

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Post by Barefoot Gypsy » July 12, 2008 12:19 pm

Longboardn' ASEL&S wrote:
Barefoot Gypsy wrote:just saying hello......."hello" :wench:
Hello!

Two weeks today.

I can't wait to hit the ParrotDice Lounge!
Hey there! Been awhile. The next 2 weeks will fly by!! I am looking forward to the lounge as well. I need to hit the sbl board and add a post. Had a great time in florida with my bro and family. Looking forward to meeting everyone! Did you ever get the avatar down? (LOL):wench:
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Post by Snowparrot » July 12, 2008 3:08 pm

Hi all,
I've been offline a few days, flying with my daughter, hanging out with my mother.... we had bad weather that delayed our return home by a day, VFR pilots do not do heavy cloud cover and possible storms! But she did a great job in todayu's borken clouds and slight mistiness.

I see it's only 2 weeks away now! [smilie=battingeyes.gif]

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Post by Longboardn' ASEL&S » July 12, 2008 3:39 pm

Barefoot Gypsy wrote:
Did you ever get the avatar down? (LOL):wench:
After first viewing the avatar and joking about it, I had full intentions of practicing balancing Diane in that position for a few seconds so that we could at least PRETEND that we were about to do the spin.
That would have been good for a few moments of anticipation if I had posted that we had perfected the move!

A week or so later Diane's knee blew out, and following arthroscopic surgery she still isn't fully recovered.
A month ago I tore my calf muscle longboarding uphill, and saw the surgeon yesterday.
What better to do on my birthday?
Of course I went to the up-scale orthopedic surgery office barefoot, I just didn't bring the longboard.
No surgery neccesary. I just have a new look and new stiffness to my right calf as a result, and will slowly rehab to LB status.
The Avatar is probably out for this lifetime for both of us!

I hope to longboard the TP lot in two weeks even if it means a stop at the PD lounge might have to include something stronger than a Miller Light!
Anybody know what the lot surface at the venue is like apart from the sandy lounge?
As a longboarder/barefooter, it's always good to plan ahead!
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Post by Longboardn' ASEL&S » July 12, 2008 3:43 pm

Snowparrot wrote:Hi all,
I've been offline a few days, flying with my daughter, hanging out with my mother.... we had bad weather that delayed our return home by a day, VFR pilots do not do heavy cloud cover and possible storms! But she did a great job in todayu's borken clouds and slight mistiness.

I see it's only 2 weeks away now! [smilie=battingeyes.gif]
That's why I sent my son to flight school, instead of just a co-pilot, soon I'll have an instrument rated multi-engine commercial pilot flying next to me.
Now I just need to get a plane that can handle his skills!
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Post by ejr » July 12, 2008 5:08 pm

Longboardn' ASEL&S wrote:
Barefoot Gypsy wrote:
Did you ever get the avatar down? (LOL):wench:
After first viewing the avatar and joking about it, I had full intentions of practicing balancing Diane in that position for a few seconds so that we could at least PRETEND that we were about to do the spin.
That would have been good for a few moments of anticipation if I had posted that we had perfected the move!

A week or so later Diane's knee blew out, and following arthroscopic surgery she still isn't fully recovered.
A month ago I tore my calf muscle longboarding uphill, and saw the surgeon yesterday.
What better to do on my birthday?
Of course I went to the up-scale orthopedic surgery office barefoot, I just didn't bring the longboard.
No surgery neccesary. I just have a new look and new stiffness to my right calf as a result, and will slowly rehab to LB status.
The Avatar is probably out for this lifetime for both of us!

I hope to longboard the TP lot in two weeks even if it means a stop at the PD lounge might have to include something stronger than a Miller Light!
Anybody know what the lot surface at the venue is like apart from the sandy lounge?
As a longboarder/barefooter, it's always good to plan ahead!
Sorry to hear all of that. I am having problems with the achilles tendon of my driving foot, so I am really uncomfortable after driving, but I guess a drink or two in the parking lot will help!

OK-just talked to Customer Service-they said that some of the lot is gravel and some is paved. and they are anticipating a fun weekend and looking forward to it!
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Post by mjeischen » July 12, 2008 5:26 pm

ejr wrote:
mjeischen wrote:
Theooo2 wrote:What's the best way to get from downtown to Toyota?
Staying at Hilton Palmer House and have never been to Chicago before.
I totally agree with the public transportation in this case . . . .

You may wish to place a call though about the shuttle. It would seem with Lot gates opening at 9am they may be able to begin busing sooner.

THOSE OF YOU STAYING IN THE MIDWAY AREA
. . . IF THERE ARE A FEW OF YOU STAYING AT A PARTICULAR HOTEL, like The Hampton Inn, and within proximity of a few other BNr's you may want to call on that hotels private shuttle. Most of those hotels have vans or mini-buses available. With a large enough group they accommodate.
Good thought, Matt-there certainly are lots of BNers at the Hampton, though I would be more concerned about a shuttle being able to get into the place to get us afterwards-that would need some planning.
You'll likely need to drop off somewhere outside and wander in . . . that would be the same meeting spot.
The Parrot Dice Lounge kinda like a mirage. Here today and gone tomorrow. You should stop by and say hello when visiting Chicago on tour.

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Post by mjeischen » July 12, 2008 5:28 pm

Chewed up asphalt aka post road construction waste is the gravel lot. Gravel is the largest portion of the lot naturally.
The Parrot Dice Lounge kinda like a mirage. Here today and gone tomorrow. You should stop by and say hello when visiting Chicago on tour.

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Post by Longboardn' ASEL&S » July 12, 2008 9:55 pm

mjeischen wrote:Chewed up asphalt aka post road construction waste is the gravel lot. Gravel is the largest portion of the lot naturally.
I'll pack my largest diameter wheels.
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Post by ParrotHeadInThe Making » July 12, 2008 9:59 pm

I'm going to both Chicago shows. Woooooh hooooh! Plus we are going to see Club Trini Friday night. If you include the July 24 show 12 days and counting.
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Post by ejr » July 12, 2008 11:49 pm

ParrotHeadInThe Making wrote:I'm going to both Chicago shows. Woooooh hooooh! Plus we are going to see Club Trini Friday night. If you include the July 24 show 12 days and counting.
Be sure to get on the cellphone list for each concert if you want to track down other BNers. You can PM the info to me for the Thursday concert list if you want.
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Post by Glorfindel7 » July 13, 2008 1:30 am

Who's running the cellphone list for the Saturday Concert?
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Post by ejr » July 13, 2008 10:25 am

Glorfindel7 wrote:Who's running the cellphone list for the Saturday Concert?
gypsygirl60565.
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Post by maufro » July 13, 2008 10:55 am

ejr wrote:
Glorfindel7 wrote:Who's running the cellphone list for the Saturday Concert?
gypsygirl60565.
she's not asking for email addresses so I'm not sure how she plans on distributing the list. It seems to me from her post, that she will collect the list and give her # out to everyone so they call her to get the other #'s.
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Post by Barefoot Gypsy » July 13, 2008 1:12 pm

Longboardn' ASEL&S wrote:
Barefoot Gypsy wrote:
Did you ever get the avatar down? (LOL):wench:
After first viewing the avatar and joking about it, I had full intentions of practicing balancing Diane in that position for a few seconds so that we could at least PRETEND that we were about to do the spin.
That would have been good for a few moments of anticipation if I had posted that we had perfected the move!

A week or so later Diane's knee blew out, and following arthroscopic surgery she still isn't fully recovered.
A month ago I tore my calf muscle longboarding uphill, and saw the surgeon yesterday.
What better to do on my birthday?
Of course I went to the up-scale orthopedic surgery office barefoot, I just didn't bring the longboard.
No surgery neccesary. I just have a new look and new stiffness to my right calf as a result, and will slowly rehab to LB status.
The Avatar is probably out for this lifetime for both of us!

I hope to longboard the TP lot in two weeks even if it means a stop at the PD lounge might have to include something stronger than a Miller Light!
Anybody know what the lot surface at the venue is like apart from the sandy lounge?
As a longboarder/barefooter, it's always good to plan ahead!
Well, first...HAPPY BIRTHDAY...alittle late. Hope you had some good times after the doc. Sorry to hear about the injuries for both of you. I remember you telling me about Diane's before. Even so...you got way farther in planning for the avatar than I ever have..lol. Looking forward to seeing all the lot activities in full swing and making my "virgin" voyage to the parrot dice lounge. less than 2 weeks to go now....major WOO HOO!! Guess I should get on that phone list soon! :wench:
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Post by ejr » July 13, 2008 2:16 pm

maufro wrote:
ejr wrote:
Glorfindel7 wrote:Who's running the cellphone list for the Saturday Concert?
gypsygirl60565.
she's not asking for email addresses so I'm not sure how she plans on distributing the list. It seems to me from her post, that she will collect the list and give her # out to everyone so they call her to get the other #'s.
She and I PM'd and I advised her against posting her cell # on the boards so I think she is doing what I am doing which is PM'ing the list to those who are on it or who ask for it. That's how I got the list last year and it seemed to work fine.
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