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Old 12-28-2011, 01:59 PM   #91
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Re: *^*^* Alpine 2012 *^*^*

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Yeah, i saw those posts. Just wanted to try and get several veteran opinions.

And for sure my people will be hanging out until the mass exodus dies down, it's just the sobering up enough to drive part that's annoying. But if it's not far, the sobriety won't have to last long.
there's a few hotel rooms near by. i don't think it will be a problem. i vote for hotels this go round.
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    so, where is the closest hotels? links would be helpful. thanks.
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    so, where is the closest hotels? links would be helpful. thanks.
    http://www.expedia.com/East-Troy-Hot...el-Information

    4.3 miles and 10 minutes to the venue. winner!

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    Justin, did you just have a conversation with yourself?
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    I have stayed at 3 campgrounds. Bark River - This place is dumpy but is probably the funnest out of all 3 i've been too. Showers suck. I took my shower in a swimming hole they built in but has a real good community feel. You don't need reservations for this place. Scenic Ridge is nice. Has it's own beach with a conveniance store. ok showers. 1 o clock curfew which sucks. Lastly I stayed at Bong State. Real nice beach. The campsites are kind of distant from each other so I didn't like that. Probably the nicest actual campground but my least favorite to stay at. There is also a curfew here and troopers patrolling constantly.
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    Alpine 2012! I get giddy just posting in here. I miss you all.
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    Justin, did you just have a conversation with yourself?
    it appears that i did.

    now we just need dates!
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    Old 12-28-2011, 03:23 PM   #98
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    http://www.expedia.com/East-Troy-Hot...el-Information

    4.3 miles and 10 minutes to the venue. winner!
    Just a few things to be mindful of when staying at the Country Inn right there in East Troy:

    - They know they're one of the closest hotels to the venue... so they'll jack up their rates about 4x their normal rate (which is to be expected). As soon as you hear solid date rumors, be sure to book your rooms. You can always cancel.
    - Also, be sure to put the max amount of people down at the time you make the reservation. Like if the room can hold 6 people, make sure you put down 6 people even if you don't plan to have that many. Once the show is officially announced, they'll charge an additional $20 per person/per night on top of the already exorbitant rate, if you haven't already made your reservation. We didn't know this and only booked for two. When we showed up with two more people, they wanted the cash at check-in.
    - Everyone staying at the hotel is given a wrist band when they check in so that only the people with official reservations can enter at any point. They hire security for the duration of the weekend and they'll check wristbands each time you enter the hotel/and or parking lot. I don't know for sure, but I think they require your entire party to be present at check-in to receive the wristbands. My whole group was there, so I don't know if that's the case, but I saw a lot of people sitting around the lobby waiting... so I got the impression that they make everyone show IDs and get wristbands at the initial check-in.
    - I'm pretty sure parking was included with the room... but for some reason I have a feeling they might have charged for that as well. I know you get a parking pass at check-in, and will not allow any vehicles in the lot without one.
    - They also make you put a $200 security deposit down at check-in, in case there is any damage to the rooms or if additional cleaning is needed (post party clean-up). They also make you sign a contract that includes something about excessive noise, etc.

    That was just my experience. I used points to make the reservation way in advance of show announcement, and even then the point rate was jacked way up. They will not allow the use of points once the show is announced, but will honor any previously made reservations.

    Regardless, it was stupid expensive and crazy strict. I'm not out of control partyer, but the whole thing made me paranoid. I don't ever plan to stay there again, even if it is close. That's just my take on it....
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    Re: *^*^* Alpine 2012 *^*^*

    Well fuck a duck. I really thought this joint had on-site camping.

    Hotel it is.
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    Old 12-29-2011, 12:18 AM   #100
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    Well fuck a duck. I really thought this joint had on-site camping.

    Hotel it is.
    I think they added campsites last year. Not many. And I don't know any details. But there are a few. I think.
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    I've always done hotels, but never stayed in East Troy. Easier to find cheaper hotels and I don't mind the drive.
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    Old 12-29-2011, 04:38 AM   #102
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    I say screw the hotels.

    I have been a regular at the motel 6 in Janesville (40 min drive from alpine valley) for the past 4 years. Its not bad, but I also dont ever drink at shows. Getting a DUI would for sure ruin anyones weekend.

    In 2012 my lil brother and I will be camping (probobly bark river). I figure I will sacrafice some modern conveniences like a soft bed, hot shower and television in exchange for getting the opportunity to meet and party with some fellow DMB fanatics. I just plan on bringing my acoustic guitar, a bag, some food and a tent. What else do you really need my friends?

    Cannot fucking wait!
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    Old 12-29-2011, 04:47 AM   #103
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    Hey I just did a map search from alpine to bark river campground and it comes up as being 20 something miles apart? Is this correct???
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    Hey I just did a map search from alpine to bark river campground and it comes up as being 20 something miles apart? Is this correct???
    Sounds correct. There might be some campgrounds closer but that sounds like the norm to me.
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    Just a few things to be mindful of when staying at the Country Inn right there in East Troy:

    - They know they're one of the closest hotels to the venue... so they'll jack up their rates about 4x their normal rate (which is to be expected). As soon as you hear solid date rumors, be sure to book your rooms. You can always cancel.
    - Also, be sure to put the max amount of people down at the time you make the reservation. Like if the room can hold 6 people, make sure you put down 6 people even if you don't plan to have that many. Once the show is officially announced, they'll charge an additional $20 per person/per night on top of the already exorbitant rate, if you haven't already made your reservation. We didn't know this and only booked for two. When we showed up with two more people, they wanted the cash at check-in.
    - Everyone staying at the hotel is given a wrist band when they check in so that only the people with official reservations can enter at any point. They hire security for the duration of the weekend and they'll check wristbands each time you enter the hotel/and or parking lot. I don't know for sure, but I think they require your entire party to be present at check-in to receive the wristbands. My whole group was there, so I don't know if that's the case, but I saw a lot of people sitting around the lobby waiting... so I got the impression that they make everyone show IDs and get wristbands at the initial check-in.
    - I'm pretty sure parking was included with the room... but for some reason I have a feeling they might have charged for that as well. I know you get a parking pass at check-in, and will not allow any vehicles in the lot without one.
    - They also make you put a $200 security deposit down at check-in, in case there is any damage to the rooms or if additional cleaning is needed (post party clean-up). They also make you sign a contract that includes something about excessive noise, etc.

    That was just my experience. I used points to make the reservation way in advance of show announcement, and even then the point rate was jacked way up. They will not allow the use of points once the show is announced, but will honor any previously made reservations.

    Regardless, it was stupid expensive and crazy strict. I'm not out of control partyer, but the whole thing made me paranoid. I don't ever plan to stay there again, even if it is close. That's just my take on it....
    That sounds pretty damn awful. Totally don't want to deal with that nonsense. Where do you plan on staying now?

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    Well fuck a duck. I really thought this joint had on-site camping.

    Hotel it is.
    Hotel and possibly a car service.
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    Old 12-29-2011, 01:06 PM   #106
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    That sounds pretty damn awful. Totally don't want to deal with that nonsense. Where do you plan on staying now?



    Hotel and possibly a car service.

    That car service in WPB was the shit.
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    I can't wait for alpine.
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    That car service in WPB was the shit.
    Yeah it was, very convenient. Was that through the hotel? I think it was. Surely there will be a similar situation in one of the places at Alpine. That should be part of the selection criteria.
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    Yeah it was, very convenient. Was that through the hotel? I think it was. Surely there will be a similar situation in one of the places at Alpine. That should be part of the selection criteria.

    Well, it was an independent contractor, but yea, it was arranged through the hotel concierge. But that was a fancy resort hotel... don't know if they have anything that swanky in East Troy, WI
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    I think they added campsites last year. Not many. And I don't know any details. But there are a few. I think.
    that would be sweet. if they have showers like the gorge, that is.
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    Hey I just did a map search from alpine to bark river campground and it comes up as being 20 something miles apart? Is this correct???
    yeah, thats about right.None of the camping is super close, unfortunately
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    We Texas folk are coming to fuck y'alls world up this summer. Get ready.
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    Old 12-31-2011, 12:56 AM   #114
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    Finally read through all of this, business time.

    Never done anything other than lawn before (only a fan for short time). How much does a decent pavilion seat go for (nonWH) nowadays? I'm trying to decide if I'm going to need the money from a summer job, or just screw the summer job and possible conflicting dates it presents.

    Also, I'm looking for a decent motel/hotel to stay at. Any suggestions? Last year we stayed at the Chateau Royale. By the end of the weekend, it was called the Shithole Royale. Rather not do that again.
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    Happy New Year Alpine!!!
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    Finally read through all of this, business time.

    Never done anything other than lawn before (only a fan for short time). How much does a decent pavilion seat go for (nonWH) nowadays? I'm trying to decide if I'm going to need the money from a summer job, or just screw the summer job and possible conflicting dates it presents.

    Also, I'm looking for a decent motel/hotel to stay at. Any suggestions? Last year we stayed at the Chateau Royale. By the end of the weekend, it was called the Shithole Royale. Rather not do that again.
    lots of motels/hotels in franklin and new berlin. If youre not to picky, you can get a room for pretty damn cheap. All the cheap places in franklin would be on 27th st
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    So I haven't really been on here in a long time, but I figured that I might as well get back into it, seeing as how I am not only super pumped about this summer, but that Alpine is basically the number 1 event of the year for me... I'm so ready. SO ready.
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    lots of motels/hotels in franklin and new berlin. If youre not to picky, you can get a room for pretty damn cheap. All the cheap places in franklin would be on 27th st

    If you like whores and crack, this is probably the type of establishment you want to stay at.
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    If you like whores and crack, this is probably the type of establishment you want to stay at.
    i prefaced it by saying,,,,,,,,,,, if youre not too picky haha
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