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#21 G Lee

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 11:20 PM

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View PostLittleRed, on 31 January 2015 - 02:52 PM, said:

Nosebleed seats here, too!  Who cares?  I'm happy to be going and only paid face value.

Any suggestions on good places to eat near there?  I know Greektown is nearby but I would love to hear suggestions from others who know the area a bit bitter.  It has been a while since I have visited the area for something other than a concert.

A lot of people will tell you the acoustics stink and they are probably right . . . it is a sporting arena after all.  One thing I will tell you . . . it is LOUD!

My mom has told me stories about attending concerts at the UC when it was the Rosemont back in da day. According to her, back then the acoustics were pretty bad because the building was situated in a circular manner which caused the sound to literally hit on the back wall and then bounce back at the audience. Might have remodeled a bit since then though.

The Rosemont Horizon is now the Allstate Arena. Two different places.

Not sure how good the acoustics are, but like some others have said, it will be loud for sure. :)

My mistake, but to my credit, it was a bunch of friends that told me "Oh yeah, the UC is the old Rosemont", lol.

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 09:52 AM

View PostLittleRed, on 31 January 2015 - 02:52 PM, said:


Any suggestions on good places to eat near there?  I know Greektown is nearby but I would love to hear suggestions from others who know the area a bit bitter.  It has been a while since I have visited the area for something other than a concert.

There are options for food on Madison just east of the Arena.  I saw them here last tour and there was a meetup somewhere on Madison that had decent food but don't remember the name of the place.  The Billy Goat Tavern is nearby so you cab stop by there and grab a good burger. It doesn't have the ambiance or history that the one in downtown has but the food's the same.

Maybe someone from Chicago can tell us where a good meetup near the venue is.  Within walking distance. Good food. Strong drinks. And a jukebox that plays LOUD!

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 10:46 AM

WestEnd on Madison is a good option for food and drinks that is close.  They actually have shuttles to the UC before and after Bulls and Hawks games, I wonder if they do that for concerts as well?

I also like Haymarket.  Still in the West Loop, but a bit further (Randolph and Halsted).  There's actually a lot of good places around there.

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:13 AM

View PostAM2112, on 03 February 2015 - 10:46 AM, said:

WestEnd on Madison is a good option for food and drinks that is close.  They actually have shuttles to the UC before and after Bulls and Hawks games, I wonder if they do that for concerts as well?

They do, my wife and I went there before the Paul Simon / Sting concert. Great shuttle service. Bring change for the parking structure across the street. The auto pay machines do not give change :)

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 05:18 PM

Anyone want to split a Platinum pair with me?

I could not resist the temptation.... and bought two seats in Section 113, row 2 on Ticketbastard for $525 each.  I'll be going and am looking for someone who wants the other seat.  PM me if interested.

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 11:06 AM

I should also say that in addition to the aforementioned platinum ticket I have a single I also want to get rid of--Section 334, row 6, seat 14 (on the aisle).  Again, just trying to recoup my cost, which was $89.08.

Thanks!

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 12:20 PM

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 23 January 2015 - 08:51 PM, said:

Friday, June 12, 2015
Chicago, IL
United Center


Alright bitches, it's on for Chicago. Anyone else planning on going?
Got my tickets on Monday.  I'll be in section 214.  :haz:

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 12:23 PM

View PostXanadu, on 31 January 2015 - 11:15 PM, said:

View Postgeddylennon, on 31 January 2015 - 10:53 PM, said:

View PostLittleRed, on 31 January 2015 - 02:52 PM, said:

Nosebleed seats here, too!  Who cares?  I'm happy to be going and only paid face value.

Any suggestions on good places to eat near there?  I know Greektown is nearby but I would love to hear suggestions from others who know the area a bit bitter.  It has been a while since I have visited the area for something other than a concert.

A lot of people will tell you the acoustics stink and they are probably right . . . it is a sporting arena after all.  One thing I will tell you . . . it is LOUD!

My mom has told me stories about attending concerts at the UC when it was the Rosemont back in da day. According to her, back then the acoustics were pretty bad because the building was situated in a circular manner which caused the sound to literally hit on the back wall and then bounce back at the audience. Might have remodeled a bit since then though.

The Rosemont Horizon is now the Allstate Arena. Two different places.

Not sure how good the acoustics are, but like some others have said, it will be loud for sure. :)
The Allstate is much smaller than the UC.  

UC acoustics are OK for an indoor venue designed for hockey.  I've seen Rush there twice (and at the Allstate twice, for those of you scoring at home).  I would have preferred they played 1st Midwest Bank or somewhere outside. :(

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 02:41 PM

still haven't snagged my ticket yet but plan on being.  hoping i can snag something on the floor within first 15-20 rows.  prolly try a week before the show.  unless some kind person has an extra! :)

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 11:04 AM

There is a pre-show gathering starting at 3pm at:

The Beer Bistro
1061 W Madison St
Chicago IL 60607

This will include the raffle of a few RUSH trinkets as well as the signing of a huge banner that will be presented to the band.

Information is on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook...40416052923761/

Whoever is coming to the show, hope to see you there! :rush: :haz:

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 06:16 PM

^^Sounds great! Me and my friend will try to make it for this. What usually happens at these?

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 05:28 PM

View Postgeddylennon, on 07 April 2015 - 06:16 PM, said:

^^Sounds great! Me and my friend will try to make it for this. What usually happens at these?

Don't know, as I haven't been to one myself, but I would think it's fans gathering to meet up, hang out, and grab some eats before the show. The fact that we are getting the raffle and signing the banner is an extra bonus. :)

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 10:37 AM

Xanadu, you forgot the best parts of any Rush meetup - inexplicable nudity, squirrel toss, and airing of (setlist) grievances.

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 10:40 PM

View Posttomhealey, on 30 April 2015 - 10:37 AM, said:

Xanadu, you forgot the best parts of any Rush meetup - inexplicable nudity, squirrel toss, and airing of (setlist) grievances.

Oh yeah....don't forget Rush karaoke in Spanish! Ole! :whipgirl:

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:37 PM

I'll be at the Chicago show.

If you like beer, bacon, encased meats, and bocce ball, this is a great spot near the United Center:

Kaiser Tiger, 1415 W. Randolph

http://kaisertiger.com/

:bacon:  :cheers: :rush:

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 01:09 PM

The Beer Depot sounds cool. I'll probably be stopping by there.

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 12:29 PM

View PostXanadu, on 05 April 2015 - 11:04 AM, said:

There is a pre-show gathering starting at 3pm at:

The Beer Bistro
1061 W Madison St
Chicago IL 60607

This will include the raffle of a few RUSH trinkets as well as the signing of a huge banner that will be presented to the band.

Information is on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook...40416052923761/

Whoever is coming to the show, hope to see you there! :rush: :haz:
Can you cut/paste the main info for those of us that don't have facebook?
Thanks

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 10:35 PM

View PostCygnus T-1, on 13 May 2015 - 12:29 PM, said:

View PostXanadu, on 05 April 2015 - 11:04 AM, said:

There is a pre-show gathering starting at 3pm at:

The Beer Bistro
1061 W Madison St
Chicago IL 60607

This will include the raffle of a few RUSH trinkets as well as the signing of a huge banner that will be presented to the band.

Information is on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook...40416052923761/

Whoever is coming to the show, hope to see you there! :rush: :haz:
Can you cut/paste the main info for those of us that don't have facebook?
Thanks

Friday, June 12 at 3:00pm - 6:00pm

The Beer Bistro
1061 W Madison St, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Come join the fun of good eats, beverages and great company. We'll be raffling off some RUSH items including a copy of all 13 discs of my semi-famous RUSH ALPHABETICAL SETLIST! All proceeds will go to the charity Overtime Angels. Raffle tickets will cost 2 for $10.01 (The Body Electric) or 5 for $21.12). There will also be a banner for everyone to sign so we can say thank you to DA BOYYZ! I've made arrangements to get it to them.

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 12:21 AM

If you guys think Rush is loud at UC, you've never heard them play anywhere else.
I've seen them at Rosemont, the Ampitheater and Summerfest to name a few and they were always make your head swim loud, but the UC sounds dead and quiet.

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 07:44 PM

searching out a place to stay in Chicago...and of course there's a Hotel Rush!




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