MeFi Riot Fest Pre-Game?
posted August 31, 2013 4:43 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat September 14 at 12:00 PM, Riot Fest
2957 West Division Street, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Surely there must be other MeFites going to RiotFest in Chicago this year. Anyone want to meet up before the Saturday or Sunday show and get some lunch and/or beers before heading in festival?
posted by DirtyOldTown to Performance (19 comments total)

Great idea! I'm going to RiotFest though the plans for the weekend with friends from out of town who are also coming are still taking shape - I'll be a maybe for now, change up later as events warrant.
posted by deliciae at 9:02 AM on September 1, 2013

I'll be there but I haven't even begun to figure out my schedule. I'll keep an eye on the thread, though.
posted by eamondaly at 8:19 PM on September 1, 2013

I live right near there so it should be easy for me. I wouldn't be able to do the concert itself, though.
posted by Evilspork at 5:40 PM on September 3, 2013

Ok, I'm not doing Riot Fest, but I'd theoretically be down for this.

Any place walking distance from Humboldt is going to be MOBBED, so Bullhead Cantina is out. I would suggest some place farther east on Division like:

Cleo's (very affordable and laid back, would do their best to accomodate us without throwing a fit about it)
Easy Bar (also pretty affordable and laid back)
Gold Star Bar (very stinky, no food)
Bangers & Lace (lots of beers but if we have a huge group we're going to have seating issues)
Small Bar Division (I love Small Bar Logan but Division has a weird slight sports bar douche vibe)
Jerry's Sandwiches (root beer on tappppppp)
Moonshine (I have never been here, can anyone weigh in?)
posted by Juliet Banana at 8:22 AM on September 11, 2013

Cleo's has a nice patio in the back that you'd never know about without going through the bar.
posted by garlic at 9:12 AM on September 11, 2013

My schedule is here. Subject to change without notice: I've picked a few conflicting shows because I want to have both on my calendar so I cancall an audible on the day.
posted by eamondaly at 10:52 AM on September 11, 2013

I can do this Sunday but not Saturday. Team Not Going to Riot Fest is making cookies on Saturday.
posted by Juliet Banana at 11:45 AM on September 11, 2013

Looks like Cleo's (Damen and Chicago) is the where, and Sunday around 4 (to fit Eamon's schedule) is the when. Confirm?
posted by Evilspork at 1:38 AM on September 12, 2013

Oh! Don't try fitting my schedule! It's highly subject to change. I guess I should make me a maybe.
posted by eamondaly at 6:42 AM on September 12, 2013

That time works for me. Or earlier would be fine also.
posted by Juliet Banana at 7:09 AM on September 12, 2013

4 on Sunday would be cool. I will be a little late, coming out of Bob Mould, but I don't have a burning need to be back on site until a while later.

Eamon, we have exactly the same schedule tonight (actually almost all weekend long... you have good taste), though I may not actually get there until Andrew WK. I'll MeMail you my number.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:08 AM on September 13, 2013

Just a heads-up: I'm pretty sure there's no re-entry. At least, that's what the info email said.
posted by eamondaly at 9:47 AM on September 13, 2013

Damn. Four may be way too late then.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:22 AM on September 13, 2013

Actually for anyone who needs it, my number is:

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(I trust MeFites can figure that out.)
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:27 AM on September 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

I plan to be there tonight (at least so far it looks like a go, maybe tomorrow, too?) and my sched looks likes Eamon's . So see you there, maybe? Sunday I am out.
posted by readery at 11:38 AM on September 13, 2013

Anyone else think Joan Jett was the standout from Day One?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:03 PM on September 14, 2013

Yes, Joan Jett was awesome. The crowd vibe was very good.

Saturday I left early as the surly drunk quotient was getting to me.
posted by readery at 5:40 AM on September 15, 2013

Sorry we couldn't hook up; I failed to rendezvous with half a dozen other buddies at the Fest, too.
posted by eamondaly at 6:36 AM on September 16, 2013

Cell reception was terrible. It was nearly impossible. You'd send someone a text trying to meet up, they'd get it half an hour later, then you'd get their response half an hour later. Great shows, though.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:47 PM on September 16, 2013

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