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wildcat
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Alpine Reopening

Post by wildcat » December 1, 2017 10:31 pm

Alpine just announced that they are reopening after having no shows last summer.

I guess it is never too early to start an Alpine thread.


https://www.jsonline.com/story/entertai ... 914389001/


Their Facebook page is also trying to sell season tickets with zero concerts announced.

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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by tropicalmindset » December 2, 2017 9:27 am

They do that every year.

Fins crossed for Buffett, but not getting hopes up.

He did mention that he will be back to Wrigley this summer...
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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by boatdrinks84 » December 2, 2017 2:38 pm

tropicalmindset wrote:
December 2, 2017 9:27 am
He did mention that he will be back to Wrigley this summer...
Really? That’s disappointing. The tickets were overpriced and hard to get, the seating layout is awful, the crowd sucks, traffic was a nightmare even by Chicago standards, and the bar scene comes nowhere close to making up for no tailgating.

I’ll gladly go to Alpine instead, or make it a road trip to someplace else.

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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by wildcat » December 2, 2017 11:09 pm

When did Jimmy say he is going back to Wrigley? That is really disappointing. If history is any indication, a Wrigley show will mean no Alpine which is horrible.

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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by urlcenter » December 3, 2017 11:59 am

wildcat wrote:
December 2, 2017 11:09 pm
When did Jimmy say he is going back to Wrigley? That is really disappointing. If history is any indication, a Wrigley show will mean no Alpine which is horrible.
During the pre-show for the 2016 Wrigley Show Jimmy said "We're coming back next year" meaning coming back to Wrigley

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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by wildcat » December 3, 2017 11:20 pm

urlcenter wrote:
December 3, 2017 11:59 am
wildcat wrote:
December 2, 2017 11:09 pm
When did Jimmy say he is going back to Wrigley? That is really disappointing. If history is any indication, a Wrigley show will mean no Alpine which is horrible.
During the pre-show for the 2016 Wrigley Show Jimmy said "We're coming back next year" meaning coming back to Wrigley
Bah humbug!!!

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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by tropicalmindset » December 4, 2017 11:00 am

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but trust me, I would so much rather go to Alpine than Wrigley.

And this is coming from a Cubs fan who loves going to Wrigley Field.

While the one show was a fun expierience, I definetly want the tailgating expierience of Alpine again.
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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by urlcenter » December 4, 2017 12:44 pm

tropicalmindset wrote:
December 4, 2017 11:00 am
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but trust me, I would so much rather go to Alpine than Wrigley.

And this is coming from a Cubs fan who loves going to Wrigley Field.

While the one show was a fun expierience, I definetly want the tailgating expierience of Alpine again.
It will depend on whether Alpine Valley is still willing to meet Jimmy's performance price in order for him to return there. Wrigley is clearly willing to pay Jimmy so we will have to wait and see

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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by tropicalmindset » December 4, 2017 3:17 pm

Only time will tell.

Still far too early to get any sort of idea as Wrigley only has two concerts announced for next year anyways, the Foo Fighters on Sun July 29th and Mon July 30th
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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by wildcat » January 12, 2018 12:14 pm

Alpine has had their first concert announcement with Zac Brown Band playing two shows 8/11-12.

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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by wiscoleeds1 » January 12, 2018 12:44 pm

Open for business is GREAT news. I'm very optimistic Jimmy will be returning.
Cheers
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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by tropicalmindset » January 12, 2018 2:00 pm

Wow didn't think people would beat me to it!

If ZBB is August 11-12 just leaves the question on if we get the usual time frame for Buffett as 3rd or 4th Saturday in August.
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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by Mplsfins » January 12, 2018 3:22 pm

I have heard through some very reliable people the Alpine show will be September 1st Labor Day weekend.

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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by tropicalmindset » January 12, 2018 3:25 pm

Mplsfins wrote:
January 12, 2018 3:22 pm
I have heard through some very reliable people the Alpine show will be September 1st Labor Day weekend.
I wouldn't mind that... makes for a great Labor Day Weekend!
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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by lime rickie » January 12, 2018 5:26 pm

Happy for y'all. I hope this happens. 8)
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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by wildcat » January 12, 2018 10:15 pm

Are people still thinking Jimmy is going back to Wrigley? History is not kind to Alpine if that's the case.

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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by tropicalmindset » January 13, 2018 11:02 am

wildcat wrote:
January 12, 2018 10:15 pm
Are people still thinking Jimmy is going back to Wrigley? History is not kind to Alpine if that's the case.
Still only have one concert announced for Wrigley. Buffett in Chicago is usually announced early to mid Feb. This time last year there were a lot more concerts announced for Wrigley. With ZBB playing Alpine, and FGL playing at Summerfest, I think we have a light concert season at Wrigley, if any besides the Foo Fighters.
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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by wildcat » January 18, 2018 1:30 pm

Two more shows.

Dead and Company 6/22-23

That's almost Alpine's show average for the last few years.

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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by wildcat » January 27, 2018 11:18 pm

tropicalmindset wrote:
January 13, 2018 11:02 am
wildcat wrote:
January 12, 2018 10:15 pm
Are people still thinking Jimmy is going back to Wrigley? History is not kind to Alpine if that's the case.
Still only have one concert announced for Wrigley. Buffett in Chicago is usually announced early to mid Feb. This time last year there were a lot more concerts announced for Wrigley. With ZBB playing Alpine, and FGL playing at Summerfest, I think we have a light concert season at Wrigley, if any besides the Foo Fighters.

Wrigley is up to seven shows.


Journey / Def Leppard 7/14
( I'll be shocked if they can fill the park)


Foo Fighters 7/29-7/30

Pearl Jam 8/18 & 8/20

Billy Joel 9/7

Fall Out Boy / Machine Gun Kelly / Rise Against 9/8

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Re: Alpine Reopening

Post by tropicalmindset » January 29, 2018 10:03 am

Seeing Journey and Def Leppord play Wrigley on July 14th actually made me kinda relieved, as that is the weekend Buffett played Wrigley last year.

Based on his normal touring schedule, it is really starting to look like we will get Alpine this year.
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