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Old 09-10-2009, 05:20 PM   #1
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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Has anyone been to the Paradise Theater (apparently also known as The Paradise Rock Club)? Is this bit of a landmark worth visiting for a U2 fan? I thought it would be kind of interesting to see where they are said to have first played in America (even though they played in New York like a week before).

Is it obvious I'm excited for my first trip out there?
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Question for those familiar with area around Gillette Stadium...

I read here somewhere that Gillette won't open the premises for lining up for the GA inner circle until 3PM...

Either

a) that is TOTAL nonsense

or

b) they'll stop cars from coming in the parking lot but not people from lining up SOMEWHERE in or around the vicinity.

So, to those of you familiar with the area -

Where could I put my car if we are not permitted in the parking lot until a certain time, but are NO WAY IN HELL going to allow that to prevent us from lining up somewhere FAR earlier than that?

Any suggestions from Bostonians who already have a game plan for this would be much appreciated!
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What do you think the danger level of getting your car towed if you parked at the Bass Pro Shop or CBS Scene Restaurant to actually get on the GA line early?

What do you think is the best bet for those people that need to ditch their car without worrying about it to get on line early...then get back to it somewhat easily after the concert ends?
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I have played there.

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Looks as though I'm parking at Patriot Place Mall and then getting the car when the main parking lot opens while my wife holds our spot in line.
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Looks as though I'm parking at Patriot Place Mall and then getting the car when the main parking lot opens while my wife holds our spot in line.
I was at Patriot Place the other day & that might be a good idea. However, I read that they time ticket all cars on EVENT DAYS and if your car remains in one of the store parking lots after a certain time, you'll be fined a hefty fee. Im not sure how they know which cars are for the stores and which are using the lot for an event-unless the car is still there after closing time.
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Im alittle confused as to what time I should get to the stadium (not GA though). What time would be good to avoid the pre-show traffic? Also, Does getting there earlier mean you will be one of the first to leave the stadium?
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:11 PM   #9
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I'm going to park my "van down by the river" and walk to the stadium
Will cover all U2 related items in/on car. Thgrow (some more)trash around inside and make it look abandoned
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I just went down to Gillette tongiht and there are already 17 people lined up at the gate.
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:26 PM   #11
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just kidding everyone.
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Wonder how long after the Pats game Monday they'll wait to build the Claw

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Yea, second thread!

I still have business to take care of, if anyone cares:

--I need a ride for my sister and I *to* Gillette on Monday from Boston/Cambridge.

--I have 2 Monday GAs to sell.
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all these rumors about the parking at Gillette or Patriot Place mall are making me nervous. But at the same time I had to say, Really?? I've never been to Gillette stadium, but I've been to a few venues.

Why does it seem like they make it very difficult at Gillette? First there's no public transportation (or very limited service), then no parking until 3pm even when they're ripping us off by charging $40/car? What kind of mayor does this city have?

People are known to tailgate on game days, hours before the match. Parking is usually plentiful and opens early. I've arrived hours before a concert in the past without any problem, and there had been people lining up before my arrival.
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all these rumors about the parking at Gillette or Patriot Place mall are making me nervous. But at the same time I had to say, Really?? I've never been to Gillette stadium, but I've been to a few venues.

Why does it seem like they make it very difficult at Gillette? First there's no public transportation (or very limited service), then no parking until 3pm even when they're ripping us off by charging $40/car? What kind of mayor does this city have?
Gillette Stadium and its parking lots are privately owned by the Kraft family, so they can do whatever they want - charge outrageous fees, open lots when they choose, etc. They built it with their own money, so it's their 'house'. We should just be glad they didn't build it in Hartford, as they had threatened to do, or we wouldn't have an NFL-sized stadium venue in Massachusetts at all.

Public transportation is limited because it's not cost effective to build the infrastructure for heavy use less than 50 days each year (assuming maybe a dozen NFL games, some soccer games, and a handful of concerts).

I don't live in Foxboro, but everything I've heard leads me to believe that most residents (and therefore the mayor) HATE having the stadium in their town. Any residents on here care to comment?
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Foxboro doesn't have a mayor. The town is run by selectman.

And yeah, the Krafts own that whole area, so they can do whatever they want.
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Yeah a 2nd thread

I wonder how early I should get there for a handicapped parking spot? It doesn't look like there's a whole lot. We're in seats so no GA line to worry about--I can't imagine parking really opens at 3?????
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10 days is a stretch to guess the weather, but if it stays like this I am happy. Cept that fact that it'll be cold as hell come sundown

10 Day Weather Forecast for Foxboro, MA - weather.com

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Does anyone have any guesses about the band coming in for soundcheck next week?
I am planning on going down there for that but was wondering if it will be Fri (2days before show like they did in Chicago). Also, with that forecast and possibility of rain-will that change things. I can't see Larry sitting in the rain at his droom kit for a rehearsal.
If i can figure out how to upload photos to my computer, I will post pics of the claw being built. Even my kids are excited to see that.
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