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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by wildcat » February 25, 2018 5:52 pm

I'm surprised Wrigley and the United Center, Northerly Island and other venues within Chicago are still getting a large amount of concerts as in January Chicago passed a huge entertainment tax increase for any venues over 1,500 people.

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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by C4Parrothead » February 26, 2018 8:18 am

wildcat wrote:
February 25, 2018 5:52 pm
I'm surprised Wrigley and the United Center, Northerly Island and other venues within Chicago are still getting a large amount of concerts as in January Chicago passed a huge entertainment tax increase for any venues over 1,500 people.
Umm...It's Wrigley. Hard pressed to find a more historic venue.
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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by AlwaysRight00 » February 26, 2018 11:16 am

All the new arenas ballparks and the upgrades to the old ones they need cash to pay for it so they out bid the cool Amphitheaters of the 80s and 90s

Alpine Valley,Shoreline, Cal Expo,Sand Stone,Deer Creek, The George, Pine Knob etc the places where you could have a parking lot /tailgate scene


He stopped playing Red Rocks in the 80s to play lame Fiddlers Green in the 90s who has a lights out by 10pm and noise ordinance. I assume he Quit playing fiddlers due to they will unplug your ass and turn the lights up in the middle of a song if you go past that 10 pm curfew

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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by SMLCHNG » February 26, 2018 12:03 pm

AlwaysRight00 wrote:
February 26, 2018 11:16 am
He stopped playing Red Rocks in the 80s to play lame Fiddlers Green in the 90s who has a lights out by 10pm and noise ordinance. I assume he Quit playing fiddlers due to they will unplug your ass and turn the lights up in the middle of a song if you go past that 10 pm curfew
It's actually a 10:30 curfew, and they don't automatically turn on the lights. We've enjoyed several concerts there over the years. And he finally played Red Rocks (which is a small venue) in 2016.

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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by AlwaysRight00 » February 27, 2018 2:48 pm

seriously are you some kind of douche bag with this comment with this comment? Lets get technically because that half our is so crucial, Many shows have been played there where they stop the show right in the middle of a performance or give the musicians a big fine for play past the curfew. Fiddles green sucks you can not even here the music sitting on the green over the people talking that how low the volume they have it

Yea like in the Middle of October that 2016 red rocks show ,Hardly the weather for a out door concerts what was like may 60 degrees at that show,

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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by tropicalmindset » February 27, 2018 4:04 pm

AlwaysRight00 wrote:
February 27, 2018 2:48 pm
seriously are you some kind of douche bag with this comment with this comment? Lets get technically because that half our is so crucial, Many shows have been played there where they stop the show right in the middle of a performance or give the musicians a big fine for play past the curfew. Fiddles green sucks you can not even here the music sitting on the green over the people talking that how low the volume they have it

Yea like in the Middle of October that 2016 red rocks show ,Hardly the weather for a out door concerts what was like may 60 degrees at that show,

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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by SMLCHNG » February 27, 2018 5:37 pm

AlwaysRight00 wrote:
February 27, 2018 2:48 pm
seriously are you some kind of douche bag with this comment with this comment? Lets get technically because that half our is so crucial, Many shows have been played there where they stop the show right in the middle of a performance or give the musicians a big fine for play past the curfew. Fiddles green sucks you can not even here the music sitting on the green over the people talking that how low the volume they have it

Yea like in the Middle of October that 2016 red rocks show ,Hardly the weather for a out door concerts what was like may 60 degrees at that show,
And you have to make comments like this back?? Wow. I was simply adding facts to your post. And the weather for that October concert was almost 75. It was perfect.

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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by shakes2070 » February 27, 2018 10:27 pm

Red Rocks show was awesome followed two days later by Vegas. One of my best weekends ever😎

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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by tropicalmindset » February 28, 2018 10:17 am

Just checked to see how sales are doing for the show, and now they added a "4 pack" ticket option.

4 tickets for just under $25 a piece :o :o :o
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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by PeoriaTom » February 28, 2018 11:56 am

tropicalmindset wrote:
February 28, 2018 10:17 am
Just checked to see how sales are doing for the show, and now they added a "4 pack" ticket option.

4 tickets for just under $25 a piece :o :o :o
Good, maybe fewer posters will b**** now?
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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by BottleofRum » February 28, 2018 12:04 pm

^
Buffettnews has always been about posting/sharing/opining the good and bad, the positive and negative, the pluses and minus of all things Jimmy Buffett. If someone is unhappy (bitching) with a concert venue and they want to blow some steam off this is the place to do it.. if someone is happy about a concert venue and the want to express their joy this is the place to do it..if someone likes/doesn't like the set list/song/opening act this is the place to do it..

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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by SMLCHNG » February 28, 2018 12:49 pm

BottleofRum wrote:
February 28, 2018 12:04 pm
^
Buffettnews has always been about posting/sharing/opining the good and bad, the positive and negative, the pluses and minus of all things Jimmy Buffett. If someone is unhappy (bitching) with a concert venue and they want to blow some steam off this is the place to do it.. if someone is happy about a concert venue and the want to express their joy this is the place to do it..if someone likes/doesn't like the set list/song/opening act this is the place to do it..

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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by Dr.Corona » February 28, 2018 7:55 pm

BottleofRum wrote:
February 28, 2018 12:04 pm
^
Buffettnews has always been about posting/sharing/opining the good and bad, the positive and negative, the pluses and minus of all things Jimmy Buffett. If someone is unhappy (bitching) with a concert venue and they want to blow some steam off this is the place to do it.. if someone is happy about a concert venue and the want to express their joy this is the place to do it..if someone likes/doesn't like the set list/song/opening act this is the place to do it..

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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by PeoriaTom » March 7, 2018 6:18 pm

^ Didn't mean to offend anyone, much less question anyone's fandom; I know we're all Parrotheads! :) I was surprised by the Wrigley move myself, and I would have preferred Alpine this year. However, I did have fun last year, and we have a fun plan for this year; hopin' it works out!!

There have been suspicions of bad ticket sales, but do you guys think that will continue if they're forced to lower price? If so, what do you guys predict for final attendance?? I'd think anything less than 30,000 would look really bad, and this is my girlfriend's first Buffett experience. I'd hate for it to be anything less than a blast! I'm still hopeful that they'll scramble to fill it as it gets closer and eventually fill in the stadium. Here's to hoping!
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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by urlcenter » March 7, 2018 6:21 pm

PeoriaTom wrote:
March 7, 2018 6:18 pm
^ Didn't mean to offend anyone, much less question anyone's fandom; I know we're all Parrotheads! :) I was surprised by the Wrigley move myself, and I would have preferred Alpine this year. However, I did have fun last year, and we have a fun plan for this year; hopin' it works out!!

There have been suspicions of bad ticket sales, but do you guys think that will continue if they're forced to lower price? If so, what do you guys predict for final attendance?? I'd think anything less than 30,000 would look really bad, and this is my girlfriend's first Buffett experience. I'd hate for it to be anything less than a blast! I'm still hopeful that they'll scramble to fill it as it gets closer and eventually fill in the stadium. Here's to hoping!
Alpine Valley is rumored for Labor Day Weekend although this remains unconfirmed

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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by Hendo23 » March 7, 2018 11:24 pm

It was posted in the Alpine thread that Peter Mayer is playing in Iowa on September 1st, which makes Alpine a lot less likely for Labor Day Weekend.

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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by kwoodfan1 » May 14, 2018 2:17 pm

Got a bus of 24 coming down to Wrigley this year. Its not the usual venue for us and we didn't make it there last year. Were there any pre-parties, gatherings, or pow-wows last year that we should keep an eye out for? Did anyone do the party bus thing last year, and if so, can it hang out in the Grace or Southport Lot so we have access to our libations? Any insight would be appreciated.
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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by msu#1 » May 15, 2018 4:11 pm

tropicalmindset wrote:
February 28, 2018 10:17 am
Just checked to see how sales are doing for the show, and now they added a "4 pack" ticket option.

4 tickets for just under $25 a piece :o :o :o

The two posters going at each other are both in the right and both in the wrong......


Having said that., The above quote is the reason there is no Detroit show this year. Wrigley has a no compete contract until it sells out and it won't sell out this time....so no pine knob..no Alpine valley.

I like the novelty of the big shows for a couple years but now it had to stop.

I might have to go to Wrigley just to keep my Buffett streak going, been over a decade every summer at least once.

Plus I might be able to convince a couple people to live it up in Chicago like we're college big ten kids again for one weekend.
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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by Dr.Corona » May 15, 2018 5:44 pm

msu#1 wrote:
May 15, 2018 4:11 pm
tropicalmindset wrote:
February 28, 2018 10:17 am
Just checked to see how sales are doing for the show, and now they added a "4 pack" ticket option.

4 tickets for just under $25 a piece :o :o :o

The two posters going at each other are both in the right and both in the wrong......


Having said that., The above quote is the reason there is no Detroit show this year. Wrigley has a no compete contract until it sells out and it won't sell out this time....so no pine knob..no Alpine valley.

I like the novelty of the big shows for a couple years but now it had to stop.

I might have to go to Wrigley just to keep my Buffett streak going, been over a decade every summer at least once.

Plus I might be able to convince a couple people to live it up in Chicago like we're college big ten kids again for one weekend.
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Re: Wrigley Field 2018

Post by msu#1 » May 16, 2018 9:49 pm

I have a free Marriott hotel certificate to use. So that should help Dr. C
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