BuffettNews Gathering 2006 Location?

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Where do you think is the best locale for this event?

Chicago
20
19%
St Louis
10
9%
Nashville
29
27%
Tampa
46
43%
Omaha
1
1%
 
Total votes: 106

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BuffettNews Gathering 2006 Location?

Post by Tiki Bar »

Part 2: Location location location

Johnny of the Beach Bum Band is hoping to plan a worldwide BN gathering, held in the states! There is considerable interest based on the first poll.

We want as many BuffettNewsers as possible. West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, all over the place to join at one central location with a Friday meet and greet, and a Saturday show with Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band, and possibly other bands as well.

We want the only costs to BNers to be travel and accomodations, and whatever the cost of booze would be. We want to have a huge Buffettnews.com tapestry made up where everyone who attended can sign. If it becomes an annual Phlocking we can retire the signed tapestry somewhere from year to year.

PHJim has given his approval for it to happen, and part 2 will be determining the location.

We had some ideas thrown out there... which would you prefer?

Disclaimer: This is for planning purposes on possible city to pursue further... nothing's in stone!
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Post by SMLCHNG »

Family in the Chicago area.. but .....

I picked Tampa. :)

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Re: BuffettNews Gathering 2006 Location?

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Tiki Bar wrote:Part 2: Location location location

Johnny of the Beach Bum Band is hoping to plan a worldwide BN gathering, held in the states! There is considerable interest based on the first poll.

We want as many BuffettNewsers as possible. West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, all over the place to join at one central location with a Friday meet and greet, and a Saturday show with Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band, and possibly other bands as well.

We want the only costs to BNers to be travel and accomodations, and whatever the cost of booze would be. We want to have a huge Buffettnews.com tapestry made up where everyone who attended can sign. If it becomes an annual Phlocking we can retire the signed tapestry somewhere from year to year.

PHJim has given his approval for it to happen, and part 2 will be determining the location.

We had some ideas thrown out there... which would you prefer?

Disclaimer: This is for planning purposes on possible city to pursue further... nothing's in stone!
If I had a choice for two: Chicago and STL for their ease of getting around. Both have good airports and centralized location with easy access from all over the country; good mass transit systems and easy access to airports; a large collection of hotels that are also tied into that transport network; and a variety of other things to do in town as well as the BN function.

Nashville, while a nice city, doesn't really have great connections (not a real hub for anything other than perhaps SWA); no real good transport between say the airport and downtown/interest sites; and is not really central. And {edited statement by owner/poster}.

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Post by f2cdlzrd »

Nashville. But I would be willing to go almost anywhere within reason. Did someone mention St. Bart's??
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I picked Nashville because R2 didn't like it . . . and I do! :wink: :lol:
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Since it's all about ME :wink: , I picked Nashville. That's the place I'd most likely be able to get to.
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Re: BuffettNews Gathering 2006 Location?

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RinglingRingling wrote:If I had a choice for two: Chicago and STL for their ease of getting around.
Me too! Sweet Home Chicago, or Meet Me in St Louis! :D
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Post by RinglingRingling »

Jodibug wrote:I picked Nashville because R2 didn't like it . . . and I do! :wink: :lol:
dear, just looking at making it easy for folks coming in from elsewhere. Call me phoolish, but Nashville comes up short until they link BNA to downtown.

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Post by Elrod »

There are things that I'd enjoy if I was in the other cities:

St. Louis - Food, Cardinals game in the new stadium.
Indy - Half marathon, Indy 500 practice and time trials
Omaha - College World Series
Nashville - Opry, bars along Broadway
Chicago - Parthenon, The Billy Goat, Bears game, Strictly Sail

... but if I'm travelling, there really needs to be a beach.

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RinglingRingling wrote:
Jodibug wrote:I picked Nashville because R2 didn't like it . . . and I do! :wink: :lol:
dear, just looking at making it easy for folks coming in from elsewhere. Call me phoolish, but Nashville comes up short until they link BNA to downtown.
I know dear one - just busting your chops :wink:

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Elrod wrote:There are things that I'd enjoy if I was in the other cities:

St. Louis - Food, Cardinals game in the new stadium.
Indy - Half marathon, Indy 500 practice and time trials
Omaha - College World Series
Nashville - Opry, bars along Broadway
Chicago - Parthenon, The Billy Goat, Bears game, Strictly Sail

... but if I'm travelling, there really needs to be a beach.

Tampa 8)
been awhile since I was in the Goat, and there is a great beach down around 63rd... :D

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Post by Left Field ParrotHead »

I voted for STL but it does not really matter to me. All but Tampa are a days drive for me and I love Tampa so I'd be in if it was there as well.
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Post by citcat »

phjrsaunt wrote:Since it's all about ME :wink: , I picked Nashville. That's the place I'd most likely be able to get to.
HEY! :evil: I thought it was all about ME !!! :wink:

But even Johnny Russler said he'd like to go to Nashville....and trust me, Wayne....every big airline comes into Nashville. True, they don't have a subway but they do have buses, trains, automobiles, cabs, rentacars, boats, sidewalks, horsetrails, limos, etc. 8)

Second choice would have to be St. Louis.
These cities have much smaller 'scary areas', square mile-wise. Although East St. Louis is pretty durn scary. :o :o :o
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citcat wrote:
phjrsaunt wrote:Since it's all about ME :wink: , I picked Nashville. That's the place I'd most likely be able to get to.
HEY! :evil: I thought it was all about ME !!! :wink:

But even Johnny Russler said he'd like to go to Nashville....and trust me, Wayne....every big airline comes into Nashville. True, they don't have a subway but they do have buses, trains, automobiles, cabs, rentacars, boats, sidewalks, horsetrails, limos, etc. 8)

Second choice would have to be St. Louis.
These cities have much smaller 'scary areas', square mile-wise. Although East St. Louis is pretty durn scary. :o :o :o
I heard tell they even has indoor plumbing now! :lol:
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Jodibug wrote:
RinglingRingling wrote:
Jodibug wrote:I picked Nashville because R2 didn't like it . . . and I do! :wink: :lol:
dear, just looking at making it easy for folks coming in from elsewhere. Call me phoolish, but Nashville comes up short until they link BNA to downtown.
I know dear one - just busting your chops :wink:
just remember... you're not too old to be turned over Larry's knee... :D

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RinglingRingling wrote:
Jodibug wrote:
RinglingRingling wrote:
Jodibug wrote:I picked Nashville because R2 didn't like it . . . and I do! :wink: :lol:
dear, just looking at making it easy for folks coming in from elsewhere. Call me phoolish, but Nashville comes up short until they link BNA to downtown.
I know dear one - just busting your chops :wink:
just remember... you're not too old to be turned over Larry's knee... :D
WOO HOO - I'm gonna get a spankin' :lol:

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Post by carolinagirl »

Elrod wrote:There are things that I'd enjoy if I was in the other cities:

... but if I'm travelling, there really needs to be a beach.

Tampa 8)
I second that em-ocean... :lol:
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Post by citcat »

I forgot to add horse-drawn carriages. 8)

And that great brewery bar (amongst other great bars, famous ones) downtown....what's the name of that one, the one the Smokey MT. PHC had a pre-concert party at one year????

right on the tip of my tongue....???
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Post by SchoolGirlHeart »

it might also be worth seeing the tour schedule.... depending on the cities, might be able to include a JB show before or after the BN gathering...
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carolinagirl wrote:
Elrod wrote:There are things that I'd enjoy if I was in the other cities:

... but if I'm travelling, there really needs to be a beach.

Tampa 8)
I second that em-ocean... :lol:
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