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Old 09-12-2016, 07:09 PM   #121
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Good info. What really scares me is the single supplement. Gambling on another compatible paying the split, after I've shelled out the money is probably 40 to 1. People will most likely try to wait out people who do that, or have another drop out of their group to get a reduced rate opportunity. Can't blame them, though.
i don't think it's that much of a gamble. once people get over the sticker shock, I guarantee there will be no shortage of those figuring out they can actually and want to swing it
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    This is spendy, I went to both of the MMJ concerts at the same resort and it was not nearly this much, plus they had a couple others bands play each day as well.

    As for the picture of the Phish one, not accurate at all. The Phish shows were billed as Riveria Maya but they played at a different location than the hard rock. The hard rock shows are played on the cement between the two sets of buildings and you have the ocean as a back drop. I believe the MMJ shows had about 2500 people and we had plenty of room and great views nightly, it was very easy.

    Just my two cents but don't let the Phish pics scare you off, this is not the same thing.
    This is wrong. One Big Holiday is ran by Cloud 9- this is put on by CID.

    I went to Phish in January (and am going back January 2017). That event- and this one- are directly on the beach of the Barcelo Maya Resort. No official attendance numbers came out, but it was thought there was about 5,000 people there. I'm not sure I would call it "intimate" per se, but it was definitely amazing.

    I'm not really a DMB fan anymore (haven't posted here in years), but I can't imagine spending this considerable coin on just D&T. I'd imagine the full band will be back there in February 2018 if this goes well.

    I'll gladly answer any questions you guys have about it though.
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    I did this for Phish last year, it was absolutely incredible and worth every penny

    My Tips;

    -You will want to stay at the barcelo, its so much more convenient to basically be staying on site, the other resorts should only be considered as a last resort

    -buy the cheapest 4 person package at barcelo, and split it with friends, its the most affordable way to go ($1740pp)

    -you will not need to spend a dime down there unless you want to. they pick you up at the airport, take you to the hotel, and people try and shove free food and drinks at you with every step. there are multiple restaurants and bars around the venue, all FREE

    -its at best around 5000 people, on a gorgeous beach, with the band playing....nothing like it
    thank you for the tips!
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    Old 09-12-2016, 07:12 PM   #124
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    My bro booked direct at the resort before reading the website... Hahahaha

    Thought he could get the room for 1400 and buy a ticket later, don't jump the gun.

    Something tells me, depending on ticket sales (or lack thereof), we might see tickets being offered outside of the package deals, regardless of what they're saying now...
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    Old 09-12-2016, 07:13 PM   #125
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    Re: Dave & Tim in Mexico, February 2017

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    This is spendy, I went to both of the MMJ concerts at the same resort and it was not nearly this much, plus they had a couple others bands play each day as well.

    As for the picture of the Phish one, not accurate at all. The Phish shows were billed as Riveria Maya but they played at a different location than the hard rock. The hard rock shows are played on the cement between the two sets of buildings and you have the ocean as a back drop. I believe the MMJ shows had about 2500 people and we had plenty of room and great views nightly, it was very easy.

    Just my two cents but don't let the Phish pics scare you off, this is not the same thing.

    The shows aren't at the Hard Rock, they're at Barcelo Maya Beach, which is the same place Phish played.

    Hard Rock is just one of the hotels you can pick to stay at for this thing.



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    Old 09-12-2016, 07:16 PM   #126
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    The shows aren't at the Hard Rock, they're at Barcelo Maya Beach, which is the same place Phish played.

    Hard Rock is just one of the hotels you can pick to stay at for this thing.



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    Upon further review I do see that I missed that, my apologies if I caused confusion. Damn, I would really rethink this if I were consider going after the Phish fans chimed in, def does not sound like a small intimate place to see two guys with guitars, full band yes, but acoustic does not seem like it would work.
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    Re: Dave & Tim in Mexico, February 2017

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    Upon further review I do see that I missed that, my apologies if I caused confusion. Damn, I would really rethink this if I were consider going after the Phish fans chimed in, def does not sound like a small intimate place to see two guys with guitars, full band yes, but acoustic does not seem like it would work.

    Yea, man, I'm with you on that. A GA crowd of 2-3k full of people who spend the day trying to drink their $5k worth doesn't sound like a good mix for a D&T show.
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    DDTW to be played every night.

    But seriously, overpriced. I was interested and was willing to shell out a decent amount of money for this, but those prices are way over inflated.
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    Re: Dave & Tim in Mexico, February 2017

    Just a quick shoutout to the Phish folk that can shed a little extra light on this event. I still don't plan on going but from what i've heard from them you can do it right if you're smart about it.
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    Re: Dave & Tim in Mexico, February 2017

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    Something tells me, depending on ticket sales (or lack thereof), we might see tickets being offered outside of the package deals, regardless of what they're saying now...


    see they cant really do that. the resort itself is all inclusive, you get a wristband when you check in. they dont let people just wander on to the property to watch or even listen to the concert


    I would suggest, if you are looking a cheaper alternative, just book rooms at the venue(Barcelo), and go! you can hear fine from the beach, right where they block it off, and you still get all the resort perks, just cant get near the stage.


    sneaking onto the beach is doable, but there is security....mexican security....who will send you to mexican jail.....they will build a wall in your ass! not worth the risk IMO
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    Just a quick shoutout to the Phish folk that can shed a little extra light on this event. I still don't plan on going but from what i've heard from them you can do it right if you're smart about it.
    last year i did the 4 person barcelo room (+ a day) for about $1800pp, this year we dropped 2 people so i am splitting the same room with a friend for $2300 each.

    it's basically the best venue you could ever imagine for a concert. like i said though, i can't imagine 2 guys on acoustics could really rage quite as much as having the whole band there would.
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    Re: Dave & Tim in Mexico, February 2017

    I saw hotel staff tackle a dude first night there, he had no hotel wristband. you either have to be constantly on your guard, or book a room. I would not want to get caught doing something wrong in a foreign country....dont be a Lochte!
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    Re: Dave & Tim in Mexico, February 2017

    my pics from Phish

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=222a5115b1


    I am selling merch for Phish, and Dave and Tim interest?

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    last year i did the 4 person barcelo room (+ a day) for about $1800pp, this year we dropped 2 people so i am splitting the same room with a friend for $2300 each.

    it's basically the best venue you could ever imagine for a concert. like i said though, i can't imagine 2 guys on acoustics could really rage quite as much as having the whole band there would.
    https://youtu.be/XMFs1rQxY_8?t=12s
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    Sounds like Dave wanted a free vacation . Payment plan options are about $500 a pay period, so it's around $2,000? Would consider if I hadn't just done the Gorge. Fingers crossed for a whole Dave and Tim tour.
    Exactly what I thought when I first heard it. He does have form doing this although maybe not to this extent!
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    thanks for the pics. i think the most important question now is...why were you wearing socks at the beach?
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    thanks for the pics. i think the most important question now is...why were you wearing socks at the beach?
    Have you met Phish Phans? Style's not quite their thing.
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    thanks for the pics. i think the most important question now is...why were you wearing socks at the beach?

    what us phish fans may lack in fashion, we make up for in simple comfort. these are neoprene socks designed for beach wear. the sand can be hot and rough on barefeet all day.

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    what us phish fans may lack in fashion, we make up for in simple comfort. these are neoprene socks designed for beach wear. the sand can be hot and rough on barefeet all day.
    that's wise, but those tan lines
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    Wow. I thought it would be pricey but that's outrageous. 1 person starts at $3,600?? All the vacations I've taken in the last 2 years combined have been less than that. I thought the Gorge 3 day weekend was expensive. Sheesh.
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    so split one of the 4 person rooms with 3 friends and it's 1700 each. crisis averted.
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    Re: Dave & Tim in Mexico, February 2017

    this is not advisible as a solo trip....but oddly enough, if you watch during the onsale, those packages are some of the first to sell out


    everyone laughed at the prices last year for Phish, said the same thing, too much money, not gonna sell out....it sold out in minutes! there is enough fans out there for this
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    so split one of the 4 person rooms with 3 friends and it's 1700 each. crisis averted.
    Just back read that now. Def a wise idea. If everything is truly included, then it's not so bad.
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    so split one of the 4 person rooms with 3 friends and it's 1700 each. crisis averted.
    + airfare, which was about $500 for me.
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    this is not advisible as a solo trip....but oddly enough, if you watch during the onsale, those packages are some of the first to sell out


    everyone laughed at the prices last year for Phish, said the same thing, too much money, not gonna sell out....it sold out in minutes! there is enough fans out there for this


    So much this.
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    Just back read that now. Def a wise idea. If everything is truly included, then it's not so bad.
    its really not bad at all. yes, it's not cheap, but it's also not outside the realm of possibility. plus, there's always tax return time in the spring
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    Re: Dave & Tim in Mexico, February 2017

    Just connected the dots that I have stayed here before
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    I might be open to a room share with some cool people if anybody's looking. I'm still not 100%, but I'm going to consider it over the next couple days.

    Added Bonus: I stayed in Playa last year so I know my way around that area a little bit.

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    i've been looking into doing burning man next year a lot lately and you saying playa immediately made me think of that
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    i've been looking into doing burning man next year a lot lately and you saying playa immediately made me think of that
    I usually don't like calling it Playa since that just means beach in Spanish, but that's what most people seem to call it. I was feeling lazy lol
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