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#1 Khan

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:56 AM

Where's the best place to get a hotel in walking distance?

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:53 AM

Crowne Plaza....its about a half block walking distance.

I work across the street from the arena and WILL BE THERE.




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Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:19 AM

holy crap...Drury Inn charges $12 for parking

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:29 AM

The Hyatt Regency (I worked there for 6 years when I was in college) is across the street from the Crowne Plaza.  There is a Red Roof about 1 block east of the Crowne Plaza.  There is also a Hampton 1 block north on High St.  Plenty of options.

My office is a 4 minute walk from the arena.  It's an awesome place for a concert/pre-concert party with the arena district.  If you want to know anything else about the Columbus area just let me know.

Can't contain my excitement for the Aug. 29 show at The Wide.  Making plans for my 11 year old daughter to go to her first concert as it was mine back in 1982 on the Signals tour.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:29 AM

Hotel booked

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE (RushNut @ Apr 8 2010, 09:29 AM)
Hotel booked

Did you book the Crowne Plaza??

If you need ideas for other stuff around the area, just let me know.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 10:05 AM

QUOTE (Transylvania Twist @ Apr 8 2010, 09:36 AM)
QUOTE (RushNut @ Apr 8 2010, 09:29 AM)
Hotel booked

Did you book the Crowne Plaza??

If you need ideas for other stuff around the area, just let me know.

No, I did the Drury...it was cheapest overall

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 02:50 PM

I only live an hour away so I'll be sleeping at home.

Never been to this venue though. Is it nice?

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE (RushNut @ Apr 8 2010, 09:29 AM)
Hotel booked

The band is probably staying there. biggrin.gif

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:35 AM

QUOTE (_pete_ @ Apr 8 2010, 02:50 PM)
I only live an hour away so I'll be sleeping at home.

Never been to this venue though. Is it nice?

It's an excellent arena with a plethora of dining/drinking/hanging out options around it known as the Arena District.  Really cool.

Just west of the arena is the where the Indians AAA team plays and they have a weekend series at home that weekend if you are a baseball fan.  It was voted best new ballpark last year beating out both NY stadiums.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:40 AM

QUOTE (Transylvania Twist @ Apr 8 2010, 10:29 AM)
My office is a 4 minute walk from the arena.

TT - where do you work?  NWIE ?  I'm on Marconi


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Posted 09 April 2010 - 09:37 AM

Nationwide Arena is an awesome venue!

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 11:40 AM

QUOTE (Relaxed_Jack @ Apr 9 2010, 07:40 AM)
QUOTE (Transylvania Twist @ Apr 8 2010, 10:29 AM)
My office is a 4 minute walk from the arena.

TT - where do you work?  NWIE ?  I'm on Marconi

My office is on Chestnut off of High.  I work for eTech Ohio.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 11:54 AM

Isn't it more fun to see them outside in the summer?  I saw them at Polaris once and it was awesome, I wonder if that venue was already booked or something?

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 02:08 PM

Great arena for hockey. I work at OSU and have been to many Jackets games. Never seen a show there and am glad Rush will be my first show at Nationwide. I too am debating taking my 11 year old son to his first concert.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 02:22 PM

Does the Nationwide Arena have a glass or skylight ceiling?  Or can they kill the lights and the place gets totally dark?

For me, indoor arena shows where they can totally drop the lights ABSOLUTELY KILLS any outdoor show, period.  I love it when the house lights drop, because I know the guys are getting up onstage and will be there when the stage lights come on.  At outdoor shows, you frigging watch them walk out onto the stage.  There's no element of surprise in that.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 02:26 PM

QUOTE (Godeater2112 @ Apr 9 2010, 12:54 PM)
Isn't it more fun to see them outside in the summer?  I saw them at Polaris once and it was awesome, I wonder if that venue was already booked or something?

Polaris is no more. Closed

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 03:12 PM

Nationwide is my home court. Been to way too many Blue Jackets games and concerts there. I just saw John Mayer there last month and it was the best show I've ever seen besides the 2 Rush shows I've been to. Needless to say, I'm gonna be there on the 29th!

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 05:44 PM

QUOTE (Jimmy14 @ Apr 9 2010, 03:08 PM)
Great arena for hockey. I work at OSU and have been to many Jackets games. Never seen a show there and am glad Rush will be my first show at Nationwide. I too am debating taking my 11 year old son to his first concert.

Yes, saw a BJ game a couple years ago. Nice place. Would love to see RUSH there in Aug. Will see about making that happen trink38.gif 2.gif And Go Buckeyes! trink39.gif  

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 05:46 PM

QUOTE (Jimmy14 @ Apr 9 2010, 03:26 PM)
QUOTE (Godeater2112 @ Apr 9 2010, 12:54 PM)
Isn't it more fun to see them outside in the summer?  I saw them at Polaris once and it was awesome, I wonder if that venue was already booked or something?

Polaris is no more. Closed

Wow that sucks, I hope you guys have another outdoor venue for occasional summer shows!  Nothing quite says summer like an outdoor rock concert.

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