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Old 01-25-2023, 01:24 PM   #61
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Tempted to try for these two shows…albeit would be a bit on the budget side for a hotel.

Any experience doing the travel from ALB airport area to and from? Or not even worth the hassle?
Last year I flew in to ALB and met my buddy who drove from MD. We stayed at a Days Inn less than 3 miles away from the airport. The hotel itself was pretty ratty but the drive was quite manageable to/from the shows, and my wallet was much happier than it would've been if we had instead attempted to stay in Saratoga Springs.

Also if you do stay in the ALB area I'd highly recommend the Iron Gate Cafe downtown for breakfast or lunch!

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    Tempted to try for these two shows…albeit would be a bit on the budget side for a hotel.

    Any experience doing the travel from ALB airport area to and from? Or not even worth the hassle?

    Will you have a car? If you have a car, distance isn't an issue. Everyone likes to stay in/around downtown Saratoga but prices are high.



    I've stayed closer to the Albany airport and having a car makes the distance a moot point. I end up driving to see things during the day or park in Saratoga and walk around, etc.
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    That’s fucking crazy. 8 ticket request limit to the hardest ticket on your.

    What in the hell are they thinking?
    You could make the argument this helps people get tickets. Depending how they do confirms you would have to be early in to have a big chunk like that together of the row. Weeds out some normal 2/4 requests.
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    Osteria Danny reservation booked
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    Old 01-25-2023, 03:41 PM   #65
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    You could make the argument this helps people get tickets. Depending how they do confirms you would have to be early in to have a big chunk like that together of the row. Weeds out some normal 2/4 requests.

    Anything that decreases WH members getting tickets is negative in my book. No one needs more than 4 together.
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    Osteria Danny reservation booked
    Sounds like you have good taste in Italian food...just don't be taking my table
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    Old 01-25-2023, 04:51 PM   #67
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    Last year I flew in to ALB and met my buddy who drove from MD. We stayed at a Days Inn less than 3 miles away from the airport. The hotel itself was pretty ratty but the drive was quite manageable to/from the shows, and my wallet was much happier than it would've been if we had instead attempted to stay in Saratoga Springs.

    Also if you do stay in the ALB area I'd highly recommend the Iron Gate Cafe downtown for breakfast or lunch!
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    Will you have a car? If you have a car, distance isn't an issue. Everyone likes to stay in/around downtown Saratoga but prices are high.



    I've stayed closer to the Albany airport and having a car makes the distance a moot point. I end up driving to see things during the day or park in Saratoga and walk around, etc.
    Oh id for sure rent a car, can get a decent discount through my airline. I googled the drive again and said its about 30 minutes to and from the Albany airport hotels. Seems doable. Now just the hard part of finding that single ticket inside the shed if i do both nights
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    Old 01-25-2023, 05:19 PM   #68
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    Sounds like you have good taste in Italian food...just don't be taking my table


    I have to thank CScott for the recommendation last year. My wife isn't going to the shows this time but loved Saratoga so much she wants to come back to explore. This was one of her favorite meals she's ever had. We tried a ton of things on the menu and it was all amazing.
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    I have to thank CScott for the recommendation last year. My wife isn't going to the shows this time but loved Saratoga so much she wants to come back to explore. This was one of her favorite meals she's ever had. We tried a ton of things on the menu and it was all amazing.
    Thank you for credit but while I mentioned it to you, I only know about it because of Russo (jjr4884) - so credit to him.
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    Throwing my hat in the ring for some seats this year. Have to see what this SPAC is all about to complete the venue Big 3.
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    Hotel booked thanks to earlier rumors. Looking forward to another SPAC weekend!
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    Old 01-26-2023, 11:16 AM   #72
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    Hotel booked thanks to earlier rumors. Looking forward to another SPAC weekend!
    Sorry I think you have a bridal or baby shower to go to that weekend.
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    Old 01-26-2023, 12:07 PM   #73
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    if i am just doing the lawn for one other show in this series, probably doesnt make sense to submit for it as i will end up with 4 lawn tickets and pay shipping and no SPAC, right?
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    Old 01-26-2023, 02:40 PM   #74
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    Thank you for credit but while I mentioned it to you, I only know about it because of Russo (jjr4884) - so credit to him.
    Thank you for the credit - while I've opened up my table/heart/soul to you and your brother over the years, and will obviously continue to do so going forward, I cannot take full credit here for this spectacular suggestion.

    I spent probably 7 years straight going to Saratoga (even in the off-season) and never considered going to Danny simply because Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen here in RI and I always had a list of places I always had to visit. Brad was consistent enough to call me "stupid, idiot, moron, imbecile, etc" until I finally caved and went there. So credit ultimately goes back to the local

    Anyways is it true that Circus Cafe is re-opening? My soul longs for a pint of captain and coke filled with dish soap and popcorn.
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    Sounds like you have good taste in Italian food...just don't be taking my table
    Your table?
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    Try the Veal Danny - its nice and light I promise
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    Ayooooooo first triple of the new year lets gooooooooooooo
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    Thank you for the credit - while I've opened up my table/heart/soul to you and your brother over the years, and will obviously continue to do so going forward, I cannot take full credit here for this spectacular suggestion.

    I spent probably 7 years straight going to Saratoga (even in the off-season) and never considered going to Danny simply because Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen here in RI and I always had a list of places I always had to visit. Brad was consistent enough to call me "stupid, idiot, moron, imbecile, etc" until I finally caved and went there. So credit ultimately goes back to the local

    Anyways is it true that Circus Cafe is re-opening? My soul longs for a pint of captain and coke filled with dish soap and popcorn.
    Been waiting on this post for 18 hours. Love ya buddy
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    Ayooooooo first triple of the new year lets gooooooooooooo
    Hoes gonna whore it up.
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    Might be my first SPAC this year. Got a hotel for a great price during rumor season, all about hitting with ticket requests now.
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    Been waiting on this post for 18 hours. Love ya buddy


    Next up for a rookie first timer like me - Mouzon House and Olde Bryan Inn. I still have not made it there LOL

    Kinda hard when when there are so many Saratoga staples, along with new(er) gems like Seneca/Hamlet opening up and crushing it right out the gate.
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    Hoes gonna whore it up.
    Perhaps i'll rent a boat so they have a place where they belong
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    Sorry I think you have a bridal or baby shower to go to that weekend.
    I think I'm good! though i did have 2 baby showers to go to in november hahahaha
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    Next up for a rookie first timer like me - Mouzon House and Olde Bryan Inn. I still have not made it there LOL

    Kinda hard when when there are so many Saratoga staples, along with new(er) gems like Seneca/Hamlet opening up and crushing it right out the gate.
    Mouton is a top 5, and can be a top 3 place for me on a good night. Just no pasta. Stick to their Cajun inspired dishes.

    Olde Bryan… great French onion soup.
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    Old 01-26-2023, 07:19 PM   #85
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    Perhaps i'll rent a boat so they have a place where they belong
    Probably should rent a tiki boat on Saratoga lake you boujee fuck
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    3 night minimum means I get to enjoy night 0 for the first time in 15 years
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    Old 01-27-2023, 11:24 AM   #87
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    N0 was such a good time last year. It was my first time ever making it to downtown.
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    N0 was such a good time last year. It was my first time ever making it to downtown.

    I'm flying in Wednesday to physically and mentally prepare for N0. That strip of bars with every DMB cover band possible was awesome. Even saw some of the crew hanging out at my first stop.
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    I'm flying in Wednesday to physically and mentally prepare for N0. That strip of bars with every DMB cover band possible was awesome. Even saw some of the crew hanging out at my first stop.
    seriously. don't like this cover band? walk next door to the next one!
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    Next up for a rookie first timer like me - Mouzon House and Olde Bryan Inn. I still have not made it there LOL

    Kinda hard when when there are so many Saratoga staples, along with new(er) gems like Seneca/Hamlet opening up and crushing it right out the gate.
    Even I have been to the Olde Bryan Inn, loser.
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