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Old 01-22-2020, 05:53 PM   #31
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Re: *** Official Columbia, MD 2020 ***

Thanks Mateo. Coming from Pittsburgh so needed the inside scoop
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    Re: *** Official Columbia, MD 2020 ***

    <deep and bitter sigh about Bristow>

    Alright, let me see if I can drag my brother up there. So no grills right? Any nearby Chick-fil-a's where I could buy a platter of nuggets?

    Also, seriously, what's a decent hotel that won't break the bank and won't get me murdered?
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    Old 01-22-2020, 07:41 PM   #33
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    MPP is awesome, especially since the renovations. Tailgating is a bit tricky though. I parked in the parking garage last year for Phish and they wouldn't let you tailgate. Besides that, the venue is awesome. The roof has been raised so the view from the lawn is much better!
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    Old 01-22-2020, 07:47 PM   #34
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    Re: *** Official Columbia, MD 2020 ***

    As others have said, this is about 10k less seats than Bristow and a larger market dumping into it with reduced shows this year so I imagine this will be a tough ticket grab. I'm actually going to hit the 10am que for 2 lawns this year, something I never did for bristow.

    Soooo many hotels around, also union Jack's for your post show indulgence. The lawn here is fantastic.
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    Old 01-22-2020, 10:02 PM   #35
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    Re: *** Official Columbia, MD 2020 ***

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    <deep and bitter sigh about Bristow>

    Alright, let me see if I can drag my brother up there. So no grills right? Any nearby Chick-fil-a's where I could buy a platter of nuggets?

    Also, seriously, what's a decent hotel that won't break the bank and won't get me murdered?
    You have to come!

    And ďno grillsĒ only applies to the garage. There are plenty of non-garage lots where we can still tailgate. And thatís my plan.
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    Old 01-22-2020, 11:07 PM   #36
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    Re: *** Official Columbia, MD 2020 ***

    Alright, I've booked a refundable room at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia - East Elkridge which had a "bedbug free" rating and that's good enough for me. Just need to make sure that Bob can come and then the jello shots are on their way.

    What is everyone going to try to get seats/spots ticket-wise?
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    Old 01-23-2020, 12:14 AM   #37
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    Alright, I've booked a refundable room at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia - East Elkridge which had a "bedbug free" rating and that's good enough for me. Just need to make sure that Bob can come and then the jello shots are on their way.

    What is everyone going to try to get seats/spots ticket-wise?
    I canít be too picky, but Iím hoping to find some decent pavilion seats.
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    Old 01-23-2020, 04:59 AM   #38
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    Re: *** Official Columbia, MD 2020 ***

    A big part of the concert experience for me is tailgating. This will be my girlfriendís first show, so I want to make sure that we get to tailgate.

    I am reading mixed things online and was wondering if somebody can clear this up for me.

    Is tailgating (grill, canopy, etc.) allowed in any of the lots? If so, which one(s)?

    Thanks!
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    Old 01-23-2020, 07:04 AM   #39
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    Re: *** Official Columbia, MD 2020 ***

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    A big part of the concert experience for me is tailgating. This will be my girlfriendís first show, so I want to make sure that we get to tailgate.

    I am reading mixed things online and was wondering if somebody can clear this up for me.

    Is tailgating (grill, canopy, etc.) allowed in any of the lots? If so, which one(s)?

    Thanks!
    Grills and canopy's are allowed at all the standard parking lots. Just not allowed in the garage.
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    Old 01-23-2020, 07:14 AM   #40
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    FYI to the potentially interested, Barenaked Ladies w/ the Gun Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket are playing at the MECU in Baltimore on July 19th. We saw them headline @Wolf Trap in 2018 and they were excellent. Highly recommended. Depending upon whether we do Gilford we might do Baltimore instead of Wolf Trap this year.
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    Old 01-23-2020, 07:18 AM   #41
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    Grills and canopy's are allowed at all the standard parking lots. Just not allowed in the garage.
    Which lots/zones are the standard parking lots?
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    Old 01-23-2020, 07:41 AM   #42
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    Re: *** Official Columbia, MD 2020 ***

    What’s the escape like? That is arguably the #1 issue w/ JLL...if you missed out on premium parking you were usually in for another hour in the lot...minimum.
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    Old 01-23-2020, 08:23 AM   #43
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    Re: *** Official Columbia, MD 2020 ***

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    Whatís the escape like? That is arguably the #1 issue w/ JLL...if you missed out on premium parking you were usually in for another hour in the lot...minimum.
    thats because at jll there was pretty much one way in and one way out. at mpp the lots are spread out so its not that bad. july in baltimore can be brutal with the humidity. wasnt d&t 2 years ago a dang dustfest in the lots? dont wear white or new shoes haha.


    columbia is safe. its the middle confused land between dc and baltimore. like 95% restaurants and a giant ass mall. dont stress, this isnt camden scary.
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    Old 01-23-2020, 09:00 AM   #44
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    Whatís the escape like? That is arguably the #1 issue w/ JLL...if you missed out on premium parking you were usually in for another hour in the lot...minimum.
    Itís night and day. You may move a little slowly getting out of MPP, but you wonít be stuck in your spot for an hour+ and youíll be out in relatively short order.
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    Old 01-23-2020, 10:58 AM   #45
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    Re: *** Official Columbia, MD 2020 ***

    Request in.

    And now we play the waiting game.
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    Old 01-23-2020, 11:42 AM   #46
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    The waiting game sucks.

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    Old 01-23-2020, 11:43 AM   #47
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    Lot 3, I believe, is the main tailgating lot. That is where it all goes down. Some concerts "security" cares if you have the correct parking numbers while others do not (some may be young adults). If you do not get that lot you can bring your stuff over and set up shop which is a fairly short distance from lots 1, 2, 4 and 5.
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    Old 01-23-2020, 01:24 PM   #48
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    Re: *** Official Columbia, MD 2020 ***

    How are the $85 reserves here? I'm wondering if I should avoid requesting through the WH to avoid them and try only through Ticketmaster.
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    Old 01-23-2020, 01:53 PM   #49
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    How are the $85 reserves here? I'm wondering if I should avoid requesting through the WH to avoid them and try only through Ticketmaster.
    Honestly not bad. Itís a small pavilion. We all want to be as close as possible, but if you end up in the back you wonít be upset.
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    Old 01-24-2020, 09:44 AM   #50
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    Honestly not bad. Itís a small pavilion. We all want to be as close as possible, but if you end up in the back you wonít be upset.
    Thank you..
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    Old 01-24-2020, 09:45 AM   #51
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    Re: *** Official Columbia, MD 2020 ***

    Can we get a hotel roll call going? Can anyone make recommendations? Right now I'm at:

    La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbia / Fort Meade

    Should I be looking elsewhere? Not looking to break the bank but also want to be decently close to the venue and at a clean enough hotel lol.
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    Old 01-24-2020, 04:38 PM   #52
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    Re: *** Official Columbia, MD 2020 ***

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    Can we get a hotel roll call going? Can anyone make recommendations? Right now I'm at:

    La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbia / Fort Meade

    Should I be looking elsewhere? Not looking to break the bank but also want to be decently close to the venue and at a clean enough hotel lol.
    I booked a refundable room at the Holiday Inn Express East Elkridge. I looked at a bunch of hotels the other night and this one had no bed bug reports. Just an FYI, that your La Quinta had a bed bug report in December 2019. Not that bed bugs can't show up at the Holiday Inn in the next six months but I'm sort of a nut about checking for that when I book.

    My room was $142 with taxes but a single non refundable was $109 (without taxes) if you are looking to switch.
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    Old 01-24-2020, 09:13 PM   #53
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    Any hotel recommendations that are close to the venue? Never been here before. Anything to know about the venue or surrounding area?
    I know nothing about this place but am considering going.

    Starting my research with hotels
    Does anyone know what hotels are good? Looking for info on...
    distance from venue
    Food options near hotel
    Family friendly, would have kids with me

    These are listed on Merriweather site but anyone with direct knowledge that can be helpful in my research please lmk. TIA
    https://www.merriweathermusic.com/hotels/

    This info is just so I can find it faster 10475 LITTLE PATUXENT PKY, COLUMBIA, MD 21044
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    Old 01-24-2020, 11:05 PM   #54
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    I booked the same holiday inn express in Eldridge. Hoping to be approved for tickets and to meet some of you.
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    Old 01-24-2020, 11:34 PM   #55
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    I booked Comfort inn I think
    The Holiday Inn express link takes me to Columbia MO
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    Old 01-25-2020, 12:01 AM   #56
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    I booked Comfort inn I think
    The Holiday Inn express link takes me to Columbia MO
    That happened to me when I started looking up hotels. I was looking at distance and one was14 hours to MPP. I was like, wait a minute, what?

    This is the one I booked:
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/osutup71ZCgp3pyz5
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    Old 01-25-2020, 05:23 PM   #57
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    That happened to me when I started looking up hotels. I was looking at distance and one was14 hours to MPP. I was like, wait a minute, what?

    This is the one I booked:
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/osutup71ZCgp3pyz5
    Thatís how I found out, I booked it then put the address is and was like wth lol
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    Any hotel in the area isnt terrible, it's a decent area and most the hotels are very Uber-able
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    Old 01-28-2020, 10:49 AM   #59
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    Best breweries in the area:

    Sapwoods

    Black Flag (dog friendly also)

    Hysteria

    As forever said, Union Jack is the spot to be after the show (right across the street)
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    Best breweries in the area:

    Sapwoods

    Black Flag (dog friendly also)

    Hysteria

    As forever said, Union Jack is the spot to be after the show (right across the street)
    Manor Hill is at the top of my list
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