Axpona 2019 Schaumburg IL

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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,622
    Just knowing it's cold.
    What hotels areyou guys staying at?
    Thinking about the embassy suites.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,429
    edited January 19
    sorry. Gonna PM that info.
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,622
    Who are you hiding from?😎😎
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,429
    The dark web. My name and the hotel details. I dunno. Maybe I need to lose the tin hat.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,028
    Definitely.
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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,070
    I’ll be downtown that weekend, I’m gonna try to make it to one of those days
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,298
    Last year it was miserable cold rain all day. Then the hotel had several big convention type things going on besides AXPONA and it was packed all day Saturday. AXPONA is a big enough draw factor in 1 or 2 other things going on and it is a loooong walk in the rain from your parking spot. My walk was about 3 or 4 blocks. Going in I was lucky to get picked up by a shuttle bus running folks to the hotel, coming out I was not so lucky and it was pouring rain at that point.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,429
    Just thought I would throw this out there. I will be driving up from ATL and if anyone has a need for me to bring anything up from this area for them , PM me. Otherwise bring on the wise cracks.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,998
    That cold rain turned into snow, I remember it well, got stuck behind a snow plow with the left lane closed on the drive home. I also remember having to turn up the tunes to drown out Lightmans snoring.
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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,127
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    marvda1 wrote: »
    I'm the cable guy :D
    Was thinking about going to the Florida show, but hotel rates too high. I can spend 3 nights axpona for $400 less than 2 nights in Florida. May go to axpona.
    What's the temperature like in April?

    Hey Marv it's 2019 they do have it indoors these days.
    lol

    Got indoor toilets now too...!!!

    If you've got a day or two to wander around and listen to gear it's not bad. Like the TonyB has said, unless you're willing to play "let's make a deal" on the last day there really aren't any "deals". I will go on Friday, maybe Saturday, usually not on Sunday and that's because of the "let's make a deal" situation! I didn't say this out loud but I think I've got enough stuff... :o

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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,754
    This would br a hoot! Not sure I could convince the boss tho.


  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,622
    save up and come to lone star audio fest.
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  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,243
    Some of the exhibitors do have deals. Basically, 10-20% off the MSRP only through the end of the show.
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,754
    About a five hour drive. Not terrible.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,298
    edited January 21
    deronb1 wrote: »
    About a five hour drive. Not terrible.

    Ride with Kerry @kharp1 you'll get there in 2 hours.....
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,754
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    About a five hour drive. Not terrible.

    Ride with Kerry @kharp1 you'll get there in 2 hours.....

    Does he have a plane?
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,580
    deronb1 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    About a five hour drive. Not terrible.

    Ride with Kerry @kharp1 you'll get there in 2 hours.....

    Does he have a plane?

    Nope but like the Bandit, wanted in 40 states
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,754
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    About a five hour drive. Not terrible.

    Ride with Kerry @kharp1 you'll get there in 2 hours.....

    Does he have a plane?

    Nope but like the Bandit, wanted in 40 states

    Hmmmm....speeding to Chigago with a felon. Sounds like a plan! :)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,298
    edited January 21
    deronb1 wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    About a five hour drive. Not terrible.

    Ride with Kerry @kharp1 you'll get there in 2 hours.....

    Does he have a plane?

    Nope but like the Bandit, wanted in 40 states

    Hmmmm....speeding to Chigago with a felon. Sounds like a plan! :)

    Well he also looks like a serial killer ..... so bro you gots to live life a little.... know what i mean?

    Besides all that other stuff was dropped they never found the complaining witnesses

  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,754
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    About a five hour drive. Not terrible.

    Ride with Kerry @kharp1 you'll get there in 2 hours.....

    Does he have a plane?

    Nope but like the Bandit, wanted in 40 states

    Hmmmm....speeding to Chigago with a felon. Sounds like a plan! :)

    Well he also looks like a serial killer ..... so bro you gots to live life a little.... know what i mean?

    Besides all that other stuff was dropped they never found the complaining witnesses

    That's the point!
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,298
    deronb1 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    About a five hour drive. Not terrible.

    Ride with Kerry @kharp1 you'll get there in 2 hours.....

    Does he have a plane?

    Nope but like the Bandit, wanted in 40 states

    Hmmmm....speeding to Chigago with a felon. Sounds like a plan! :)

    Well he also looks like a serial killer ..... so bro you gots to live life a little.... know what i mean?

    Besides all that other stuff was dropped they never found the complaining witnesses

    That's the point!

    Oh COME ON Derwood :D :D :D

    LMAO
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,754
    Ha! Derwood! That's a Bewitched thing
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,298
    deronb1 wrote: »
    Ha! Derwood! That's a Bewitched thing

    Yep hoped you found the humor ;)
  • halohalo Posts: 5,193
    This Sunday is the last day to buy discounted tickets for anyone on the fence (myself included). Now that it's in Schaumburg instead of Rosemont, it's not as close to my family's house.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,429
    It would be a schaum if you couldn’t make it...
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,298
    Yes I bought a ticket to Saturdays event last year and I plan on buying a ticket this years event for Saturday BUT I truly wonder how many of those folks ACTUALLY bought tickets that were going in and out of rooms ? That weekend was a busy one with several events going on at the same time at that hotel complex.

    I don't need no stinkin tickets B) B)
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,129
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Yes I bought a ticket to Saturdays event last year and I plan on buying a ticket this years event for Saturday BUT I truly wonder how many of those folks ACTUALLY bought tickets that were going in and out of rooms ? That weekend was a busy one with several events going on at the same time at that hotel complex.

    I don't need no stinkin tickets B) B)

    IMO, you gotta "pay to play". Ticket prices go toward paying for all the staff you see running the show as well as other behind the scenes expenses that you don't see.

    Audio shows are already a specialized niche thing, so let's do the right thing® and purchase tickets if we're planning on attending.

    The last thing we want is for our forum to be directly or indirectly advocating sneaking into the show, instead of playing fair and paying for the privilege of being there.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,298

    Clipdat wrote: »

    The last thing we want is for our forum to be directly or indirectly advocating sneaking into the show, instead of playing fair and paying for the privilege of being there.

    Drew a little light reading is involved.

    I said plainly I was buying a ticket for the day I'm attending.
    I'm NOT advocating that anyone NOT buy a ticket or tickets for multiple days if you are going all days

    I also mentioned that there was multiple large events going on at the hotel that same weekend BESIDES Axpona
    My comment was pointed towards the other thousands of folk there for those other events since you never must show proof anywhere that you paid for the event coming and going on the several floors of Axpona.

    Maybe you just didn't get the joke that clearly was a rip off of the Blues Brothers movie

    "We don't need no stinkin badges"

    Pointed clearly at the others showing up on shuttle buses from other hotels to the other large EVENTS besides AXPONA at the hotel the same weekend.

    Once AGAIN I was NEVER advocating that anyone from POLK AUDIO FORUM or ANYWHERE NOT BUY a ticket to attend the event.

    I was simply making a statement from what i had seen and experienced my day at the event.

    Jeesh dude do you ever turn that OCD off? Really man !

  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,429
    To bring levity in, the poor guy has been without bass in his system for a while now. He got it back within the last day or so. But i expect the Withdrawal symptoms to take some time to dissipate. Can any of you imagine not having bass? It’s enough to make a man lose it!!
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