By request, a gathering spot for Chicago-bound folks to connect and plan!
....back my Heads to the trip that never ends....we're so glad you could attend...come inside, come inside!!!!!!! And settle down easy!
WE HAVE A HOME !!!!
Hey now brothers and sisters, welcome home and thank you Marye and Uncle Rich !!!! Cheers !!
ok is cool all shiney and new
like being at the front of the line for tickets... page 1!
IS THIS THE RIGHT PLACE OR THE WRONG TIME??????
Is this where we get the tin foil hats? This space is getting hot!!!
after show meeting place
Calling local Chiacgoans for an after-show tavern/bar suggestion for Fri and Sat? My 2c below. •walkable from concert, or •cab/uber to the north (lincoln park etc) of Chicago with tons of dive bars and fancier ones •prolly all want to avoid the 20-something macho/frat "my parents are rich but didn't give me attention" vibe of State/Rush street ◦(no offence to Greek brothers or sisters...I have many good friends) •Many of us are at downtown hotels, so hotel bar (yikes!) is another option; ◦major hotel will be screening for hotel room keys at the entrance....they fear the zombie hippie mobs
re: after show...
Thanks, jambo...good call. Thinking Geo can organize a sub-committee to his GP committee lead chair role? C'mon, Geo !!!!!
KristineD other Chi-locals re:Midway
Saw earlier posts on the Dead50 blog waving off Midway for lodging. Probably should have researched that before I got my hotel. Is the area sketchy, isolated, smelly? I was planning on using the L to get around to/from festivities. Good or bad idea?
After Party, Before Party, Anytime Party
It is a good idea to know where everyone is staying in case of hotel (yikes) after parties, or before parties. I am def a daytripper! Truthfully, I'm not sure a huge ass party is for me after partying from early afternoon to midnight. Maybe add it to Tfonts' spreadsheet? I'm at the Westin River. I would love nothing more than to take over the hotel bar with Sunshine Daydreamers! At least distance to my hotel will be important if I'm gonna be firing all cylinders at an after patty!
Me n LainieBear got a roof over our heads
Yay!! Thank You!!
Thanks Marye...and thanks guys for getting this done!! All bookmarked and ready here in MD!
Why, Thank You!!!
So glad to be on the "inside." Now let's get some tickets to be on the inside in July!!
Everyone sing in the People's Key of G
and we'll be fine.
We have a home
Thanks, Marye, and everyone involved in putting this together--especially Tfonts the driver of the bus and Klang the mascot hanging onto the hood ornament and rrrrrr guh rrrrrr and Stella Moon Girl and now Geo and what the hell, thanks everybody for taking part. This is a pretty amazing bunch, y'all--that much is evident from the building of Rome in a day when days ago there were streets of rubble. I'm really looking forward to this. I'm staying near the I need a magnificent miracle mile where I will be waving my finger (any extras?) unless the prices come down which I still think they might.
Hotel Motel Holiday Inn
Sunshine DayDreamers, I am at the Palmer House Hilton. 4 years of living and working on the road and staying in hotels left me with close to a million hilton points. I booked a room with points the minute the shows were announced. -- Tom
Sounds like it's a ...
...party at the Palmer House Hilton!!!! Better set some ground rules quick.
So glad you made it!!!!!!!
Whomever you be.. So glad you made it as well!!!! Gonna pitch a wang dang doodle in a little over 100 daze!!!!!!
@ fonts Trey ink...
NOT !!!! But the man is making a house call tomorrow at 10am for my new steelie 50 tatt :-) Whoo-hoo !!!
It's ok Justin Bieber ink is Hitler friendly as well... Drums n Space for half the show!!!!!
so glad you made it....God this is wearing thin!!!!!
@ Tom and the Hilton..
Dude - I'm a Hilton whore too but I'm at the one on Michigan Ave... Oh, right across the street from Grant Park :-) Hey gang, the spreadsheet goes out in the AM with Vol. # 5. (Geo likes the Volumes....might be Dick's Picks-ish..). On it, there's hotel info. NO PERSONAL posting stuff here please.
You need a pic kiddo. Let's get some cool thingy up there for your name. Can't believe no comments on my Spectrum T-Shirt. That was my "Dead" home....most played venue in this great land of ours !!! And of course was there in '09 just before the wrecking ball tore it down. Unveiled a tie-die 53 in the banners - OMG....CHILLS. And the encore that night? Samson and Delilah of course...."if I had my way....I would tear this ole building down." Alright...I better go see my wife before the divorces me !!! God bless her poor soul....lol
Help on the Pic
Someone please come up with a pic or logo-thingy for me!!! And I need a name, too??? Okay, sounds good. I'm just not that clever or creative as you can plainly see from my Dead.net name.
Caught on a limb no more!
So glad to be here and see so many wonderful people! Can't wait to meet at the picnic!
You are all *something* else, thanks for that..
You are all part of that X factor, that unexplainable extra reason why I/we did what we did. I try to explain it to my non dead head wife. "Was it the music she asks"? "Yes" I answer.. "Was it just the music she asks"? "No there was more" I say. Was it the adventure? Yes there was plenty of adventure, hitching, sleeping out doors, making do, waking up covered in dew far away from home, giving things away, having things given to you, meeting strangers/friends, missing class, quitting jobs, following a crazy path that somehow improbably seemed to work out. Was that all? No there was something else, the quest, the music the adventure, the crazy path, the friends all that plus *something* else. This forum, this chat this group.. You are that something else !!! Thanks
The deal so far...and something else
Okay, Here's the Deal So Far on our Birthday Weekend, subject to change in a few hours, so pay attention...you in the back, tone down the drums for a bit...thanks... Hi campers and camperettes, cats, and catettes, We are the Sunshine Daydreamers. Thanks to rgergelis, his Karma and his just all-around coolness and welcome smile, and Marye for her spot-on attentiveness to all-that-is-right, we now have this portal in cyberspace. Pretty cool, huh, pull up a chair, or stool, or carpet, join us and hop on this magic bus as we head for Chicago. For the un-initiated,and as a bit of history, Tfonts gathered a bunch of names over the past days, from folks going to or planning on being in Chicago, got them in on an email, sent out an email blast and all sorts of stuff happened...it kind-of exploded into 15-20 conversations on whowhatwhenwhere and how to have a picnic. Apparently, we can't just show up with a checkered tablecloth and some fried chicken and call it good. Thank God, for that would be way too plebeian and droll. So committees were formed, officers were elected,t-shirts and coffee mugs were designed, tasks were delegated, and we now have have meetings, we follow Roberts Rules of Order, and even have donuts. NOT!!!...but we did agree on a name, Sunshine Daydreamers. And some other stuff, like a T-shirt which is in the works. It's not too late to get in on a t-shirt, so do your homework and notify the responsible person for that. Things are fluid, we are all partying and listening to righteous tunes, you are included if you are going and are kind, and we may meet and hang out in one OR ALL OF three places, as follows: 1) A pub/hotel bar south of Soldiers Field 2) A pub/hotel bar north of Soldiers Field 3) Somewhere close to the fountain in downtown Grant Park for a Grand Hug-and-Meet-and Greet, maybe at high noon on Saturday and maybe someone can bring a camera and take a picture or sumpin'. 4) An ongoing meet and hang out spot (near #3) that will be a central gathering all weekend long, starting around noon on Friday and running till whenever on Sunday. It could be a great place for a rendezvous; to touch bases, get a plan, and party on before (during) or after the show, as you stroll thru to other hot spots that may grab your attention. Anyhow, that's it in a large nutshell. If you have an idea, or a plan, or a suggestion, or a comment, or a cold beer, OR A TICKET by all means, share. Stay tuned for further announcements...here and elsewhere, from those that are in the know, or from those who are telling us what we need to know, or from you, who has a brilliant idea and JUST KNOW it will be the perfect addition to our Grand Picnic and Show...please share, your comments are welcome. Still waiting for someone to make us our all access laminates, btw...and still waiting for a mascot... Remember friends at the end, as always, it's about the journey: the life, the love, the planning, the music, the vibes, the family, the experiences and the memories...so live large, plan grand, love without end and go for it! One last thing, as Tom right below said, we are and have "That Something Else"...dream it, say it, prove it...and Let There be Songs..To Fill the Air. cheers, geo
What a way to start a day :-)
I'm lovin' my peeps here !! Morning all and TY for such wonderful posts. And alas, your humble correspondent will be sending out Vol. V update this morning with important info needed so head's-up for that. Make it a great day and a great week, all !! ps - I'll try to shoot you a pic of my new tatt today (the SYF 50th logo). My artist is making a house call today @ 10am. But those with ink know that first pic might require a "parental warning" an if so, I may wait a month :-)
@Tom, @Rat and G
....so glad you made it.... Have a grate Monday to all us Daydreamers.... Walk me out in the morning dew.... Still waiting to see that Trey ink.....in honor of his 50th birthday.... :-) good luck tfonts....
That Something Else
Tom Hanlon - and everyone who's made it here so far and everyone to come... Perhaps Tom Wolfe put it slightly right (as right as words can be). I can't find the quote I'm thinking of right now, but here's one somewhat in the same (grant) ballpark. “The Pranksters never talked about synchronicity by name, but they were more and more attuned to the principle. Obviously, according to this principle, man does not have free will. There is no use in his indulging in a lifelong competition to change the structure of the little environment he seems to be trapped in. But one could see the larger pattern and move with it - Go with the flow! - and accept it and rise above one's immediate environment and even alter it by accepting the larger pattern and growing with it.” ― Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Alright I don't live on the East Coast like tfonts - I have no excuse (except I like the witching hours and I work a lot of nights) Nightzzz all :)
On Your Culinary Itinerary?
If Napoleon was right when he said that armies (including peaceful ones like Sunshine Daydreamers) travel on their stomachs, and if you can trust an out-of-towner, especially one from Texiz, here's an option that's 2.5 miles/5 minutes from Soldier Field that according to today's issue of USA Today offers the "Best Sandwich in the World": http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/03/ricobenes-chicago-best-sandwich-in-the-… http://www.ricobenespizza.com/#!location-and-contact-info/c66t
CID VIP with Hotel
Everyone on here should email a "contact seller" to this prick and tell him what you think!!! See below what i sent to him. http://www.ebay.com/itm/111624201929?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPag… You are one of the few lucky Dead Heads to score these coveted CID VIP packages and are going with 2 of your passses. But you should be ashamed of yourself to capitalize on the unfortunate ones. This package cost you around $2500 maximum, but $4100 was not enough for you. It looks like you want $7500. Your 2 passes completely free plus $2500 gravy for flight and incidentals. Shame shame on you!!
What gets me is that the seller is advertising this as a VIP package. It is a travel package, not a VIP package. NOT VIP. The price is ridiculous and I hope no one bites. The last bid was way over face for sure (maybe about $1000) and it is falsely advertised. It should have been sold at &4100. Was that 1 3-day or 2? I was assuming it was 2.