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A Brief Update Regarding CPF 2010

Discussion in 'Chicago Powerfest' started by Chris Lotesto, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Chris Lotesto

    Chris Lotesto Uncle Fester

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    Happy New Year Chicago Powerfest fans, all the best in 2010 to you and yours!

    Since the closing of the Pearl Room, we have yet to find a suitable venue to accommodate
    the needs and vision of CPF but will continue searching. We will keep you posted on any
    breaking developments here on the forum, on our website and on our myspace page, and
    still have hope of bringing you a 2010 edition of the festival!

    As always, thank you beyond words for your patience, support, and encouragement, we truly
    appreciate it, you guys are the best! :headbang:

    Rock on!
    Chris, Rob & John
    CRJ Productions
     
  2. Pate

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    Good luck guys.
     
  3. MetalSpice

    MetalSpice A slave who forever rocks

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    Best of Luck guys!
     
  4. Will Bozarth

    Will Bozarth Everlasting Godstopper

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    sounds good, guys!

    how about Reggie's? not much backstage room, seems like it would be cheaper to use, plus that restaurant nextdoor that's attached has that stage for acoustic things.

    personally, I loved that venue when I saw Novembers Doom and Woods of Ypres. not sure what hotels are like around there, though
     
  5. Vegetaman

    Vegetaman Jagdpanzer

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    Best of luck; hope it all works out!
     
  6. Saladbar

    Saladbar Jose Saladbar

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    Reggie's all the way.
     
  7. MetalSpice

    MetalSpice A slave who forever rocks

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    I don't know. I just don't see Reggies working for this type of show. There would not be enough parking, I wouldn't think. Also, out of towners, the bands and people wanting to stay overnight close to the venue would end up paying way too much to stay in a hotel. I briefly looked into this and the cheapest I could find was the Best Western, which is a mile away for $130/night, which is ridiculous for a Best Western.
    Reggies is a nice venue and I enjoyed the last time I was there, but I don't think it would be so great for a fest.
     
  8. ShadowLioness

    ShadowLioness \m/ \m/

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    Sorry. I have to agree with Amber on this one. Reggie's is great, but not for something like CPF.

    Best of luck to you guys!
     
  9. Saladbar

    Saladbar Jose Saladbar

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    I'd get a hotel close to any red line stop and take the train to the show and back. Train stop is a block away. You can get there early enough and enjoy some good beer and food.
     
  10. Scott H

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    Hey Chris and Rob I support you 100% good luck.

    Jose, right Venue wrong neighborhood.
    I wish I could think of a place.
     
  11. The Wicked One

    The Wicked One Still menacing

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    Reggies is a great place. Saw Amebix there. And guys you can get a hotel in china town. Its not that far. Barely a mile walk from Reggies.

    And mine was like 90 bucks for 2 beds for 1 night. And yes everything worked fine.

    In May the weather is great for a nice walk.

    Discounted parking nearby. So basically you may have to walk 2 and 1/2 miles your first day and then around 2 for the other days you go.

    If I was going 2-3 days I think I would backpack it from the EL to the hotel to avoid spending like 100 bucks on parking overtime.

    The neighborhood is fine. I walked back from there to China Town with no problems.

    Heck downtown is far worse. When I saw Kreator at HOB my friend was dumb enough to get his shoes shined. So he was 'robbed' $20 bucks and the bastard even wanted a tip. The Chicago crime world sure has fallen eh?:lol:
     
  12. KingsGene

    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    Is it possible to provide a list of venues already researched/declined so that we can suggest alternatives?
     
  13. Srontgorrth

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    Some guy tried to mug me while I was walking from my car to Reggie's, the neighborhood definitely not safe.
     
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    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    Anybody know what place fits this description:
    "MelodicRockFest 2 ( www.melodicrock.com ) will be held in the Chicago suburb of Elgin, on the weekend of Friday April 30 - Sunday May 2. The venue is a newly renovated bar - a 1000 capacity - with standing room on the floor and a smaller balcony, but a restaurant attached for those needed rest periods!"

    Perhaps CPF could be held at this location...?
     
  15. MetalSpice

    MetalSpice A slave who forever rocks

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    Melodic Rock Fest 2?
    I didn't even know there was a Melodic Rock Fest 1.

    But anyway, I'm not familiar with Elgin, so I have no idea.
    Perhaps Jose might know.
     
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    Rev. Pickles New Metal Member

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    Saladbar Jose Saladbar

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    Never been there, actually didn't even knew the place existed. I think it's located where the old Prairie Rock used to be.
     
  18. Saladbar

    Saladbar Jose Saladbar

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    Did he have a gun or something? How did he try to mug you?
     
  19. Dr. Pete

    Dr. Pete Asian Frank

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    I will be paying attention to the developments here.
     
  20. Yippee38

    Yippee38 Living the dream!

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    Me neither.

    There are no hotels closer than about 2 miles away. The train would be an option for getting there, but it would be about a 1/2 mile walk from the closest train station (there are two on either side of the place).
     

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