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I've lived in Chicago almost one year... Lol. Cracks me up how people get so snippy over who knows the City more. ( I know squat)
Fwiw, I still haven't taken a bus and haven't been anywhere near the UC since 2001... I'm approaching this like a tourist and will enjoy the actual advice etc.
Remember everyone, Chicago celebrates St. Pattys on Saturday the 16th, the whole town gets drunk, REALLY drunk. I'm starting at 9 am if anyones around :)
Ill be PMing , FYI Haven't done a st pats in chi in 20 years
well, im doing the bashevents thing, done it for the last 7 years, im probably too old to be out at 9 am drinking green beer and eating eggs, but eh, gotta do it before a kid shows up in my house.
There are plenty of ways to still get tix.
Fuck that. You're not too old, you're experienced. If it's fun its fun, screw what anyone else thinks.
I also enjoy the saturday of st. pats, because it sets up great for all day drinking and hoops watching...and if the weather is even close to what it was last year, it's amazing. We went to Will's last year, so we had all of that, plus a largely UW crew mixed with St pats people, and beer garden drinking. For MSU, the barleycorn on lincoln would be a great option because if you're drinking outside, you're not "sitting in a bar wasting the day".
This post was edited by Chitown_Badger 14 months ago
The secondary market is the way to go anyway.
You need to head down to the UC for a game or two anyway.
Union park is also a good option close to the UC. That's where we go before blackhawks games.
oh man, that place before hawks games is Kane and Toews jersey wearing BRO CENTRAL
FYI, 'The Ogden' is a new joint near the UC that is actually really nice. It's on Ogden between Monroe and Adams. Walking distance to the United Center. Good for beers before or even after the games.
hahha, when you're the one guy that gets a chair in the entire bar, you're old :) Though it is amusing watching all the MSU coeds come down for the weekend and end up getting rocked at hi-tops, last year a girl was sleeping under a table outside by 11 am.
I know it won't happen, but i'd kill for weather like last year, 80 f'ing degrees and sunny. GLORIOUS DRINKING WEATHER
This year is predicted to be....
40 and rainy, fab.
You're never too old for 9am drinking, you just might be too old to make it all day.
My brother is moving to Chicago to start medical school rotations and think it might be a nice gesture to send him tickets to the Big Ten Tournament. He didn't go to MSU but he is a fan of MSU because I went to school there. He gets called a Walmart Spartan by Michigan fans all the time.
Last year was nuts. I started drinking at 9am.
I think I've watched every Saturday BTT game hammered on a St Patricks Day bar crawl for the last 10 years or so. Seems like we're always playing Wisconsin.
I have a sharp jersey.
but now a bolland jersey that I won. Good crowd there. Mix of old, young, families...
I'll feel guilty about not going if they make it to saturday, but it's not like the alternative is miserable.
i dont, i just looked at ticket prices on stubhub for the friday and saturday games, they are at butt rape level right now.
you can send me and chitown tix as well :)
We'll just get good and loaded early and jump in a cab right before game time.
Every year I go through this process with the BTT where I want to go, but ticket prices seem crazy. So I don't buy them thinking I'll just get a single day/session ticket instead, and then realize the prices for those are insane too so I don't buy and wind up not going.
I guess with it being in Chicago this year I might roll the dice and see if I can buy on the street the day of. If it doesn't work out, I can just watch from a bar (or go home). When it was in Indy I had to commit to a hotel + transportation, etc.
I'm bad at negotiating with scalpers in person. Always got the cheap-o tickets from Indy box office when I got into town for the event. Thought it might be more popular this year so was planning to buy Saturday tickets once the single sessions went on sale. Should've just bought the full pass and sold extras.
Does MSU have any tickets left? Is it possible Nebraska/PSU are still sitting on some that will get turned back to United Center?
You should know by now if there is one thing that folks from Chicago get very defensive about is their neighborhood. Which I do find a bit amusing since in any of the desirable areas folks are mostly living a similar lifestyle.
But maybe I'm expecting too much from a guy who lives in Wrigleyville
Well done! I'm eager to try this Subway place you suggested. What would a true Chicago local order there??
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