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Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 10, 2017 12:58 pm
by BottleofRum
Jimmy Buffett
@ Great Woods
EST: 06-18-1986

Party like it is the last time at Great Woods because one day it will be!

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 10, 2017 1:30 pm
by drunkpirate66
Still one of the best days of the year.

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 10, 2017 1:34 pm
by TommyBahama
Out again this year!!....He really needs to consult with me on dates!!

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 10, 2017 1:41 pm
by BottleofRum
TommyBahama wrote:
March 10, 2017 1:34 pm
Out again this year!!....He really needs to consult with me on dates!!
Again? Why? I thought you were def in this year?

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 10, 2017 1:46 pm
by TommyBahama
BottleofRum wrote:
March 10, 2017 1:41 pm
TommyBahama wrote:
March 10, 2017 1:34 pm
Out again this year!!....He really needs to consult with me on dates!!
Again? Why? I thought you were def in this year?
The ALS Golf Tournament I play every year, is scheduled that day , The guy it's for , who passed away was a friend , I know his wife , Kids , Brothers and sisters. They always have it around his birthday , which was Aug. 22nd.

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 13, 2017 5:26 pm
by Fineas
I love Buffett day at Great Woods. What a great time!

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 17, 2017 10:33 am
by Fineas
For those who were successful with getting tickets...did anyone notice that tickets indicate that lots will open at 1:00 pm?

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 17, 2017 1:22 pm
by MDShark70
Fineas wrote:
March 17, 2017 10:33 am
For those who were successful with getting tickets...did anyone notice that tickets indicate that lots will open at 1:00 pm?
I saw that too but I'm not all that concerned. A Saturday at Great Woods? There is no way they could hold back the tide of cars until 1. It would be complete gridlock on 140 and the I-495 ramps.

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 17, 2017 1:27 pm
by irshfiregrl
I'm willing to bet almost anything lots open at 1100.

Fins up, see you all there!

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 17, 2017 2:19 pm
by TommyBahama
MDShark70 wrote:
March 17, 2017 1:22 pm
Fineas wrote:
March 17, 2017 10:33 am
For those who were successful with getting tickets...did anyone notice that tickets indicate that lots will open at 1:00 pm?
I saw that too but I'm not all that concerned. A Saturday at Great Woods? There is no way they could hold back the tide of cars until 1. It would be complete gridlock on 140 and the I-495 ramps.
They will open at 11 , as they did in past years. And they have turned cars away in the past. I don't know if they will make you show tickets when coming in. Some years they have , others not. When they did , a lot of cars were forced to turn around and leave.

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 17, 2017 2:30 pm
by Fineas
What's everyone's opinion on the premier parking?

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 17, 2017 2:37 pm
by irshfiregrl
It's terrible. You don't get out any easier. We use to get the tix with VIP and even that lot is a complete disaster leaving. Save your money and caravan in with the rest of us and try to park over Infront of the RV lot

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 17, 2017 2:48 pm
by Fineas
irshfiregrl wrote:
March 17, 2017 2:37 pm
It's terrible. You don't get out any easier. We use to get the tix with VIP and even that lot is a complete disaster leaving. Save your money and caravan in with the rest of us and try to park over Infront of the RV lot
So, in front of the RV lot is a good place to park? Is there more grassy area to set up where you don't have the cops constantly coming and telling you to keep the emergency lane clear?

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 17, 2017 2:54 pm
by irshfiregrl
It's the only lot with grass if memory serves.

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 17, 2017 2:58 pm
by TommyBahama
Fineas wrote:
March 17, 2017 2:48 pm
irshfiregrl wrote:
March 17, 2017 2:37 pm
It's terrible. You don't get out any easier. We use to get the tix with VIP and even that lot is a complete disaster leaving. Save your money and caravan in with the rest of us and try to park over Infront of the RV lot
So, in front of the RV lot is a good place to park? Is there more grassy area to set up where you don't have the cops constantly coming and telling you to keep the emergency lane clear?
It's hard tp predict where you park , unless you have a VIP , if you stay to the right when entering , you will probably end up close to the RV lot , if not , you could be a bit far. GW flows the traffic in , so unless you are with a group, and you can stay together with your cars in line , you could end up together. If not , you can be far apart.

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 17, 2017 3:08 pm
by Fineas
TommyBahama wrote:
March 17, 2017 2:58 pm
Fineas wrote:
March 17, 2017 2:48 pm
irshfiregrl wrote:
March 17, 2017 2:37 pm
It's terrible. You don't get out any easier. We use to get the tix with VIP and even that lot is a complete disaster leaving. Save your money and caravan in with the rest of us and try to park over Infront of the RV lot
So, in front of the RV lot is a good place to park? Is there more grassy area to set up where you don't have the cops constantly coming and telling you to keep the emergency lane clear?
It's hard tp predict where you park , unless you have a VIP , if you stay to the right when entering , you will probably end up close to the RV lot , if not , you could be a bit far. GW flows the traffic in , so unless you are with a group, and you can stay together with your cars in line , you could end up together. If not , you can be far apart.
We usually stay left when we turn in and then we take another left. We're usually there early enough where we can get a spot that allows us to pull forward a bit on the grass, giving us more room to pitch our canopy.

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 17, 2017 3:21 pm
by BottleofRum
Lots will open at 11am, VIP parking is not worth it. The lot is somewhat isolated. Best place to me IMO is one of lots to the right because it closer to the the RV lot and the Rv becomes it's own 3rd world nation that day where anything and everything goes and anything and everything happens. The police don't even venture down there.

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 17, 2017 3:24 pm
by TommyBahama
Fineas wrote:
March 17, 2017 3:08 pm
TommyBahama wrote:
March 17, 2017 2:58 pm
Fineas wrote:
March 17, 2017 2:48 pm
irshfiregrl wrote:
March 17, 2017 2:37 pm
It's terrible. You don't get out any easier. We use to get the tix with VIP and even that lot is a complete disaster leaving. Save your money and caravan in with the rest of us and try to park over Infront of the RV lot
So, in front of the RV lot is a good place to park? Is there more grassy area to set up where you don't have the cops constantly coming and telling you to keep the emergency lane clear?
It's hard tp predict where you park , unless you have a VIP , if you stay to the right when entering , you will probably end up close to the RV lot , if not , you could be a bit far. GW flows the traffic in , so unless you are with a group, and you can stay together with your cars in line , you could end up together. If not , you can be far apart.
We usually stay left when we turn in and then we take another left. We're usually there early enough where we can get a spot that allows us to pull forward a bit on the grass, giving us more room to pitch our canopy.
That would be going towards the back of the venue , but where is there grass?? The RV lot is right , I think 2 years ago they parked us up in a grass area near the RV's....VIP area may be grass....can't remember.

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 17, 2017 3:28 pm
by Fineas
TommyBahama wrote:
March 17, 2017 3:24 pm
Fineas wrote:
March 17, 2017 3:08 pm
TommyBahama wrote:
March 17, 2017 2:58 pm
Fineas wrote:
March 17, 2017 2:48 pm
irshfiregrl wrote:
March 17, 2017 2:37 pm
It's terrible. You don't get out any easier. We use to get the tix with VIP and even that lot is a complete disaster leaving. Save your money and caravan in with the rest of us and try to park over Infront of the RV lot
So, in front of the RV lot is a good place to park? Is there more grassy area to set up where you don't have the cops constantly coming and telling you to keep the emergency lane clear?
It's hard tp predict where you park , unless you have a VIP , if you stay to the right when entering , you will probably end up close to the RV lot , if not , you could be a bit far. GW flows the traffic in , so unless you are with a group, and you can stay together with your cars in line , you could end up together. If not , you can be far apart.
We usually stay left when we turn in and then we take another left. We're usually there early enough where we can get a spot that allows us to pull forward a bit on the grass, giving us more room to pitch our canopy.
That would be going towards the back of the venue , but where is there grass?? The RV lot is right , I think 2 years ago they parked us up in a grass area near the RV's....VIP area may be grass....can't remember.
There is grass on the one edge of the parking lot. It leads into a ditch. Its just enough room to pull the car forward about 2 feet, giving more room to set up camp so that we are not crowding the emergency lane.

Re: Who's going to Great Woods, August 19, 2017?

Posted: March 17, 2017 9:59 pm
by 12VLTMN
irshfiregrl wrote:
March 17, 2017 2:37 pm
It's terrible. You don't get out any easier. We use to get the tix with VIP and even that lot is a complete disaster leaving. Save your money and caravan in with the rest of us and try to park over Infront of the RV lot
Do you know how to buy VIP separate from the tickets? Having a hard time figuring it out searching online. It looks like Premier parking is not available via Live Nation but no info on VIP. I have had good luck with the lot in years past, but does it only come with a ticket?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!