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Offline Anthony02

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CHICAGO-Questions, Concerns
« on: March 25, 2009, 09:00:21 PM »
I didnt know where to put this, but I guess this is the most logical place. I know there is another Chicago thread, but I didnt want anyone to miss this. If you have any concerns, questions, etc. about hotels, bars, airports, etc. post in here. I figured posts wont get missed in here, concerning these issues. Ive already seen questions all over the forum. So I will do my best to help whoever needs it. And now that I see many more Chicagoans floating around the forum, help is here. I grew up on the southside of Chicago. So Ill do my best to help you out. Just tryin to help my fellow U2 fans, who will be coming in town. 



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Re: CHICAGO-Questions, Concerns
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 02:17:58 PM »
Cool. I'm not from there, but my wife is. We just booked 5 or 6 nights in a suite in Glennview. The price was only $69 per night. Not too shabby. Can't remember the name of the bloody hotel though...

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Re: CHICAGO-Questions, Concerns
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 06:19:53 PM »
Hawk, more infor please.

Thanks for setting this up anthony.

How do you plan on getting from Glennview into SF?

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Re: CHICAGO-Questions, Concerns
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 08:20:33 PM »
Thank you Anthony!

My Canadian butt is going to be down there for the first time ever.  I've been to a lot of big cities but never Chi-Town.

I posted this in the Sept 12 Chicago thread but you probably missed it, good job making this new thread.

Here's what I was wondering...

How's the Irish Oak?  Looking at that to be our pub of choice.

Let us know if you hear anything about any U2-themed gatherings at any pubs or anything.  Should be in town on the Thursday night/leaving after the "last" show if they announce more to go up to Toronto.  We are performing a military operation to get there, driving to Bismarck, ND (7 hrs) and then flying to Chicago from there.  Flights from here to Chicago are so much more expensive when you come out of where I live in Canada, hence the drive to Bismarck.

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Re: CHICAGO-Questions, Concerns
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 08:24:48 PM »
I'm also from Chicago. I live in the city in an area known as West town. Would also like to extend a helping hand to all the U2 fans visiting our great city!

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 08:49:25 PM »
What up rlax? I lived in Lakeview. I just bought a house on the southside. Mt. Greenwood. Me and my roomie talked bout renting rooms out. A U2 bed and breakfast. LOL  Edgefest Ive been to that bar a few times. From what I remember its ok. Theres a nice Irish bar called Dublins. I go there alot. A few blocks from the John Hancock Building.

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009, 09:05:39 PM »
What's up Anthony! Hey, do you think they'll add another show on Monday? Want to get tixs if they do. So, do you also hit Lollapalooza or Pitch fork music fest? I go to those both and try and go to all the street fest. That's what I love about Chicago in the summer, you could find good music any where!

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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009, 08:50:54 PM »
Hello!! Thank you for offering to help w/ info on Chicago!!!

I have been thru OHare before, but that is it. I am very excited to be making my first trip to Chicago (from Seattle) for the concert and to do some sightseeing. I haven't had a chance to start researching the 'must see' places yet (looking for affordable, budget is tight), but I know I will be polling for what is a good cafe/restaurant to have some Chicago style pizza :) :)? and what might be a good place to hear good, live blues --that has a decent, comfortable atmosphere for someone traveling alone? Any input on those questions to start would be nice. That, and will they post info on what side of Soldier Field will the ga line form closer to the show?

Of course, if there ends up being a fan meetup at a club/bar that might be just as well to try and attend that!

I will be staying at the Hostel International Downtown Chicago--and I understand it is about a mile and a half from the stadium and transport is good.

I can't wait until September!! :) I'll have to start researching my daily itinerary soon! That will be a fun way to pass the time! :)

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Re: CHICAGO-Questions, Concerns
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009, 08:52:53 PM »
What are some good places to eat??

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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2017, 05:46:02 PM »
Gino's East for deep dish pizza! You can't go wrong with Italian Beef sandwiches and Pizza in this town!

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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2017, 05:51:48 PM »
Hello fellow Chicago peeps! I am a total GA virgin so I need help! I am from Downers Grove, moved to Orlando for 25 years and now I am back in Lisle. I'll be in the GA on Sun. for sure thanks to a fellow fan but not sure when I will be meeting up with him so he can swipe his card and get me in. Can I or should I get into the GA line in the morning without meeting up with my ticket guy? Will I be allowed to be in the line and then get out to meet up with him? How will this work?
I am also looking for a GA for Saturday's show if anyone has an extra... Thanks! One Love

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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2017, 12:07:03 PM »
My wife and I are going to the 6/4 show.  We are flying into O'Hare (we are from KC) and are staying at the A-Loft near the airport and figure we will Uber back to the hotel on concert night.  I have taken the el from near O'Hare into the Loop before - I figure we are just going to do that to get into town and hang out all day downtown, then go the concert.

I asked earlier about meetups / if there is anything going on prior to the shows.

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Re: CHICAGO-Questions, Concerns
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2017, 07:25:15 PM »
Anyone going Saturday?

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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2017, 06:19:56 PM »
I'm going Saturday 6/3!  Keeping my eyes peeled for GA lineup info. Probably not showing up until 1pm for the line, but still excited!  Hopefully GA lineup info gets posted in this thread!  Cannot wait!

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Re: CHICAGO-Questions, Concerns
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2017, 12:24:30 AM »
Friday, June 2 - Without U2 will be playing at The Dock at Montrose Beach starting at 7pm

Friday, June 2 - Fan meetup at the Tortoise Supper Club starting at 7pm

Friday, June 2 - UZoo at Hard Rock Cafe starting at 9pm or 10pm

Saturday, June 3 - Hard Rock Cafe U2 Concert VIP Reception with UZoo. 3pm-6pm and the cost is $75

Saturday, June 3 - There will be an after show meetup at Pippins

There is a Facebook page dedicated to Chicago if you are interested. It's an invite only page.