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Hey y'all...here's a pretty cool parking tip. There's a Togo's near by, right near the Crossman Light Rail Station. You can park for free there by the Togo's, grab a brew and a sandwich (they have a FULL BAR!!), and then hop the Light Rail in for a 7 minute ride in. The trains will be running after the show as well for about an hour. Here's a coupon for a free sandwich too!!! They're not open on Sunday, but for Saturday, should be perfect.
1200 Crossman Avenue
I think we all know what kind of traffic clusterfuck they are bringing down on themselves with that late gate time. Utterly ridiculous to pay 60 bucks and not get in a lot until three after driving 600 miles. Or more! It's unbelievable. Didn't anyone from GDP or Shapiro tell them what a stupid idea that was? They're treating it like it's just another concert crowd, when we all know... it is anything but!
Camping, I don't even care... But this lot time thing, combined with the asinine parking fee is really pissing me off. I don't know if Levi's or Shapiro are to blame for that crazy shit.
Good to know Mary!!
you can tune in at 97.7
in the South Bay
as well as 104.5
KFOG Radio (104.5 FM in the Bay area, kfog.com) just announced that it'll be rebroadcasting each night's SC show starting 30 minutes after the show ends. For your drive-time listening pleasure...
Don't know if it works on the net, but they're on RDIO, so maybe.
I don't know what the hell they are thinking.... but according to a tweet I got back form Levis' themselves they are not opening lots until 3 pm on Saturday. Just imagine the horrible traffic backup. I am pretty furious about it actually. I am paying 60 goddamned dollars a day to park my freakin' car and with the traffic and short amount of time in the lot that is a huge, usurious rate to charge.
Chances are once the huge line of people unaware the lots don't open till late starts to back up on to the freeways and streets the CHP will force them to open. But come on. Bad enough to charge people ridiculous money, but for like 3 hours of lot time with the GD family, it's a tragedy.
I've posted a bunch of things to Twitter about it.... I seriously doubt, being concert newbies, the Levi's crew has no idea what they were in for. Not a Taylor Swift concert or a Kenny Chesney show. It's idiotic. I don't know that I have ever gone to a stadium Dead show where the stadium didn't have the good sense to open the lots bright and early. Get people in and off the roads, and you'll keep 'em safe and the neighboring areas too. Didn't anyone learn any lessons in the late 80's?
I still have room in my truck. I am looking to split some gas.
PM if you need a ride.
I am leaving either Friday night or Saturday morning early.
Looking to share camping if anyone has room at a camp site?
Although I don't get to go , its good to see everyone happy about going ...Rock On !
My son and his best friend just graduated high school and for their grad gift they want to road trip up to SC to see the Dead Shows. I found bus fare through Megabus that is not too bad, but willing to discuss rideshare option. Having a hard time finding camping or hostel availability in Santa Clara or nearby...have you had any luck?
I just called and they said they are only allowing tailgating 4 hours prior to show with paid parking pass, but no overnight camping will be permitted.