Thread: Chicago Theater Tour Wednesday August 21st at noon

Chicagofan - 5/17/2013 at 05:29 PM

I have always meant to take a tour of the beautiful Chiago Theater and have just not gotten around to it. The tour is at noon and there is a discounted price for groups of $10 per person. I contacted the theater to see if there would be any restrictions the days of the shows. The representative did indicate sometimes areas are off limits if equipment is being loaded or performers are in the building. He did suggest the day of the second show would be our best bet for full access as the equipment would already be set up. The full tour allows you throughout the building and both onstage and back stage where performers over the years have all autographed the walls. I'm game on setting everything up. I would have to provide a count of those attending two weeks in advance. If interested add your name in this thread and I'll set it up.


unclj - 5/17/2013 at 08:55 PM

My wife and I are in..

Thanks for arranging it..Appreciate it..


PauliG - 5/17/2013 at 09:30 PM

I'm very interested in this, but will have to see if I can swing it first... I would just be 1 person.


ron_e - 5/18/2013 at 06:04 PM

Beth and I are extremely likely on this one. Thanks!


Chicagofan - 5/19/2013 at 03:28 PM

I received a PM from someone asking if cameras were allowed on the tour. I will check and post further.


Chicagofan - 5/20/2013 at 03:44 PM

Just got word that cameras are allowed on the tour but no tripods or video.


Sang - 5/20/2013 at 03:54 PM

My brother and I are interested............


Chicagofan - 5/20/2013 at 07:27 PM

I'll bump up every now and again till we get closer to the date. Is it August yet???????


foppa - 5/20/2013 at 08:24 PM

We are in. Foppa + 1.
Thanks for organizing.


kevinumberger - 5/20/2013 at 08:56 PM

i'm still working on getting the daze off, but i'd like to do this.....


thanks....


jerryphilbob - 5/20/2013 at 09:19 PM

My wife and I want to go, but only if we can buy Sang a beer .


Chicagofan - 6/11/2013 at 05:55 PM

Bumping this back up to the front.


aekdbmoid - 6/11/2013 at 08:21 PM

I'm not sure if I can go, but please put me in the "interested" column, Julie!


Chicagofan - 6/14/2013 at 06:56 PM

Bumping to the front page again. Just saw on Facebook Tommy Talton will be at Buddy Guys Legends from 3-6 on the days of the Allman Brothers shows. We can do the tour and then walk over there!

Is it August yet?


Chicagofan - 7/8/2013 at 03:17 PM

Bumping this up to the front page. Can we start a roll call of those that wish to do the tour? I'll submit a count to the Chicago Theater in early August.

1. Chicagofan and Kris


lolasdeb - 7/9/2013 at 06:55 PM

Thanks for organizing this, Julie! Just one reason you are an Angel ... Will check with my concert partner on this. (editing to remove the d'oh question re: date having read the thread headline... )


[Edited on 7/9/2013 by lolasdeb]


woodsrat - 7/9/2013 at 07:12 PM

Since I obtained a ticket for the second show absolutely count me in for this.

Anyone interested in brunch or lunch somewhere before or after the tour? It would be nice to put faces with some of the names here...


foppa - 7/9/2013 at 08:12 PM

quote:
Bumping this up to the front page. Can we start a roll call of those that wish to do the tour? I'll submit a count to the Chicago Theater in early August.

1. Chicagofan and Kris
2. Foppa, James and Jesus (Dr. Gonzo from Fear & Loathing)


unclj - 7/9/2013 at 08:17 PM

quote:
quote:
Bumping this up to the front page. Can we start a roll call of those that wish to do the tour? I'll submit a count to the Chicago Theater in early August.

1. Chicagofan and Kris
2. Foppa, James and Jesus (Dr. Gonzo from Fear & Loathing)
3. Unclj and Michaele


kevinumberger - 7/9/2013 at 08:52 PM

4.....Kevin Umberger




i might be up for a lunch afterwards.........

just as long as it doesnt interupt my pre show nap


Jeremybaldwin - 7/10/2013 at 03:28 PM

I am in if you will have me...

5. Jeremy Baldwin


Sang - 7/11/2013 at 04:09 PM

1. Chicagofan and Kris
2. Foppa, James and Jesus (Dr. Gonzo from Fear & Loathing)
3. Unclj and Michaele
4 Kevin Umberger
5. Jeremy Baldwin
6. Woodsrat
7. Sang and his brother

[Edited on 7/11/2013 by Sang]


woodsrat - 7/11/2013 at 05:38 PM

Yup, I'm in.


Positively4thstreet - 7/12/2013 at 03:06 AM

Thanks for setting this up!

1. Chicagofan and Kris
2. Foppa, James and Jesus (Dr. Gonzo from Fear & Loathing)
3. Unclj and Michaele
4 Kevin Umberger
5. Jeremy Baldwin
6. Woodsrat
7. Sang and his brother
8. Positively4thstreet


utabb - 7/12/2013 at 04:55 PM

Thanks for setting this up!

1. Chicagofan and Kris
2. Foppa, James and Jesus (Dr. Gonzo from Fear & Loathing)
3. Unclj and Michaele
4 Kevin Umberger
5. Jeremy Baldwin
6. Woodsrat
7. Sang and his brother
8. Positively4thstreet
9. Steve S.(utabb) and son Ryan


Chicagofan - 7/25/2013 at 02:50 PM

Bumping this up again. Would like to submit final count first week of August.


woodsrat - 7/26/2013 at 12:45 AM

Still in. Anyone interested in doing brunch or lunch before or afterwards?


Chicagofan - 7/26/2013 at 01:27 PM

I figured after we'd head over to Buddy Guy's Legends to see Tommy Talton. They have good food there.


jerryphilbob - 7/27/2013 at 02:15 AM

bump for the Chicago Theater and the ABB.


leftyblues - 7/29/2013 at 07:51 PM

hey all...wanted to let you know the lefty Collins Band will be at the House of Blues Tuesday Aug 20th on the Back Porch stage...hope y'all come by after the ABB and say hi


Chicagofan - 7/29/2013 at 08:12 PM

Is it August yet???????


jerryphilbob - 7/30/2013 at 01:53 AM

Done. Tickets have been miracled. Thanks for the interest.

I am still going to the show, but won't be making the tour.


BTW, I just got my tickets in the mail and THANKS to the ABB. Those are some of the coolest looking tickets ever. Pretty sweet!

[Edited on 8/1/2013 by jerryphilbob]


Chicagofan - 7/30/2013 at 04:44 PM

Important Update: They need advance payment which I am happy to put up and collect from eveyone the day or the tour. They have also indicated we can do the regular noon tour or if we prefer can opt for a private tour at 11 or 1. As they need to adhere to the tech's schedules he suggests the eariler the better. I suggested one so we could head over to Buddy Guy's for the Tommy Talton show after which is at 3. Let me get some feedback from you all about which you prefer and I'll close this for a final count on Wednesday the 7th.


Jeremybaldwin - 7/30/2013 at 07:15 PM

Whatever works best for you as far as I am concerned...Jeremy


woodsrat - 7/31/2013 at 04:57 AM

11 is okay with me. More time to enjoy dinner and blues afterwards!!!


ron_e - 7/31/2013 at 01:44 PM

My group of 4 is in, one way or the other. Private tour-wise, even though I plan to be over at Lefty's gig until as late as I can be there on Tuesday night, I think I'd consider 11, because -- the tech schedule. If there's a private tour. And we're about flexible, so let me get with my west coast friends later to day and see if they have any preference.


Sang - 7/31/2013 at 02:22 PM

Anytime is fine with me - I also plan on seeing Lefty the night before, especially since I am staying at the hotel next to the HOB................

If you need the money up front I can send you a check........


Chicagofan - 7/31/2013 at 02:47 PM

I'm thinking we'll just do the noon tour. Don't want to run late when they have sound check and be restricted.

May I have a full roll cound by August 7th?


unclj - 7/31/2013 at 10:16 PM

Roll Call Started:

1) Unclj and Michaele


Sang - 7/31/2013 at 11:44 PM

Roll Call Started:

1) Unclj and Michaele
2) Sang and brother


Positively4thstreet - 7/31/2013 at 11:44 PM

Positively4thstreet is still in!

Thanks for setting this up!

1. Chicagofan and Kris
2. Foppa, James and Jesus (Dr. Gonzo from Fear & Loathing)
3. Unclj and Michaele
4 Kevin Umberger
5. Jeremy Baldwin
6. Woodsrat
7. Sang and his brother
8. Positively4thstreet
9. Steve S.(utabb) and son Ryan


Lee - 8/1/2013 at 07:01 PM

I am confused about the multiple roll calls. Which one is a person supposed to respond to? Some add their names, others don't.

Shouldn't there only be one roll call?

Just saying...


Jeremybaldwin - 8/1/2013 at 08:14 PM

Still in...Jeremy


kevinumberger - 8/1/2013 at 09:20 PM

im still in.............unless something wacky happens........


kevin


kresta - 8/6/2013 at 07:15 PM

My hubby and I would love to join your group to tour the Theater
Erik and Kresta Davis


foppa - 8/6/2013 at 10:08 PM

quote:
Positively4thstreet is still in!

Thanks for setting this up!

1. Chicagofan and Kris
2. Foppa, James and Jesus, Mattycam and GDEric
3. Unclj and Michaele
4 Kevin Umberger
5. Jeremy Baldwin
6. Woodsrat
7. Sang and his brother
8. Positively4thstreet
9. Steve S.(utabb) and son Ryan


Added two more to my group. Happy to put a check in the mail now to cover my 5 people. anytime is good with us. PM me you address. THANKS!


Chicagofan - 8/7/2013 at 05:58 PM

1. Chicagofan and Kris
2. Foppa, James and Jesus, Mattycam and GDEric
3. Unclj and Michaele
4 Kevin Umberger
5. Jeremy Baldwin
6. Woodsrat
7. Sang and his brother
8. Positively4thstreet
9. Steve S.(utabb) and son Ryan
10 Eric & Kresta

Is this my final count? I have 19 and someone who already bought 2 tickets and can't use them is mailing them to me. So I'll put in for 17 for the group discount. We can settle up day of show. Any late comers can still do the tour but just won't get the $5 discount. I'll give till days end for any last minute additions and settle up with the theater tomorrow.



kevinumberger - 8/7/2013 at 06:51 PM

thanks for doing this.........

could you do us a favor though?

just post times and place where we need to meet......

ill probably be cutting it close and just want to make sure im in the right (head) space.......

much thanks.....


Chicagofan - 8/8/2013 at 01:27 PM

We'll meet up in front of the theater at 11:45. Most of you know me but if not I promise I won't be hard to find. I also got some fun trinkets for all of us for the occasion. Not even two weeks away now. Looking forward to seeing you all.


kevinumberger - 8/8/2013 at 02:31 PM

cool.........much thanks.....

see you in front of theatre at that time.........

i shouldnt be hard to spot either-----im the one with the long hair...


ron_e - 8/8/2013 at 03:00 PM

Glad I checked in here today. Put me down for FOUR. Send me a PM and I'll paypal you or send you a check, if you like. Me, my lovely bride, my Vancouver friend Kevin and my SF / Chicago friend Sawyer.

quote:
1. Chicagofan and Kris
2. Foppa, James and Jesus, Mattycam and GDEric
3. Unclj and Michaele
4 Kevin Umberger
5. Jeremy Baldwin
6. Woodsrat
7. Sang and his brother
8. Positively4thstreet
9. Steve S.(utabb) and son Ryan
10 Eric & Kresta

Is this my final count? I have 19 and someone who already bought 2 tickets and can't use them is mailing them to me. So I'll put in for 17 for the group discount. We can settle up day of show. Any late comers can still do the tour but just won't get the $5 discount. I'll give till days end for any last minute additions and settle up with the theater tomorrow.




Lee - 8/8/2013 at 08:48 PM

Julie -

Sorry for the late reply, but add Sandman (Chad) and me if you can. If not, we will just show up and see if we can participate.

Thanks !


letitgonow - 8/9/2013 at 12:55 AM

Hi all,

so i just bought a ticket for my mother to this show on the 21st, and its her birthday! she is new to chicago and will be attending the show solo, bummed i cant be there, but this looks like something she would really enjoy. i figure she could get a chance to meet some really cool folks in her new city and see an awesome theater, win win! she'll be turning 51 years young, loves live music, is 420 friendly, and well, just the best person ever ... so pretty sure she will like this group . anyways, not sure if the registration is over, but if someone would be kind enough to get back to me i'd love to set this up. cheers-- aaron


ron_e - 8/10/2013 at 06:08 PM

Just bumping this back up because we're planning our day around it.

Aaron, my wife and I look forward to meeting your Mom. We're a friendly, harmless bunch. At least the folks I run with, anyway. (BTW 51 IS young.)


Chicagofan - 8/11/2013 at 02:06 PM

Ron E and Let it go now I did not see your message until after I put the order in. I'll check with the theater and see if he'll let me add additional to the order. If so you can get the discount. If not you can get tickets at the theater for $15.

I'll update tomorrow once I've heard back from the theater.


ron_e - 8/11/2013 at 06:07 PM

That's cool, just let us know. Thanks!

quote:
Ron E and Let it go now I did not see your message until after I put the order in. I'll check with the theater and see if he'll let me add additional to the order. If so you can get the discount. If not you can get tickets at the theater for $15.

I'll update tomorrow once I've heard back from the theater.


Chicagofan - 8/13/2013 at 04:19 PM

Ron E and letitgonow, I was able to get you the discounted tickets. Anyone else can still join us but pay at the box office. Just one week until the first show! Looking forward to friends, fun and music.


Chicagofan - 8/13/2013 at 04:33 PM

This is who I have tickets for;

1. Chicagofan and Kris
2. Foppa, James and Jesus, Mattycam and GDEric
3. Unclj and Michaele
4 Kevin Umberger
5. Jeremy Baldwin
6. Woodsrat
7. Sang and his brother
8. Positively4thstreet
9. Steve S.(utabb) and son Ryan
10 Eric & Kresta
11. Lee & Sandman
12 Ron E+ 3
13. Letitgonow's mom (birthday girl!)

You can still join us if you want just get your tickets at the box office.


Sandman - 8/14/2013 at 01:40 PM

Awesome! Thanks, Julie

Can't wait!


lolasdeb - 8/14/2013 at 03:27 PM

Julie, thanks again for setting this up for everyone. Kim and I haven't decided yet but it's good to know if we do want to join we can show up and do the box office tickets. Regardless, looking forward to seeing you (and others) next week!


aekdbmoid - 8/14/2013 at 05:20 PM

Julie,

I'll probably be joining the group by paying at the door. Thanks for doing all of the group work to organinze!


Chicagofan - 8/14/2013 at 05:26 PM

One week to go. Looking forward to seeing everyone!


unclj - 8/14/2013 at 05:32 PM

Julie,

Thank you for all your efforts in organizing the tour..It is much appreciated..We can't wait to "get this show on the road"..We'll see you next week..

Are we there yet?


Lee - 8/14/2013 at 06:18 PM

quote:
Julie,

I'll probably be joining the group by paying at the door. Thanks for doing all of the group work to organize!
Glad you are going Shawn. I wasn't sure so I didn't add you.
Sorry !


ron_e - 8/15/2013 at 12:42 AM

Wow! Thanks so much - can't believe it's only a week away!

We fly up Sunday - got Book of Mormon tickets for Sunday night. May go out to the Green Mill afterwards, or on Monday. Plan to catch Lefty after the Tuesday night show. Plan to go on an architectural river tour, likely Monday. I think Beth (and maybe me, not sure) is going to the Art Institute after the Theatre tour Wednesday. Busy 4 days for us! REALLY looking forward to seeing everyone.

Aside from the HTN things on Tues and wed, any other music-related stuff we should be up on?


quote:
Ron E and letitgonow, I was able to get you the discounted tickets. Anyone else can still join us but pay at the box office. Just one week until the first show! Looking forward to friends, fun and music.


rodeen - 8/15/2013 at 07:21 PM

We're coming in Saturday and hoping to hit Umphrey's McGee and STS9 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion that night. Also looking at going to see Lefty Collins Band after the Tuesday night show. What HTN things are happening? I'd love to meet up with all you fine people.

[Edited on 8/15/2013 by rodeen]


cubchubby - 8/15/2013 at 07:41 PM

quote:
We're coming in Saturday and hoping to hit Umphrey's McGee and STS9 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion that night. Also looking at going to see Lefty Collins Band after the Tuesday night show. What HTN things are happening? I'd love to meet up with all you fine people.

[Edited on 8/15/2013 by rodeen]


I don't know about HTN things but I was just downtown riding my bicycle along the lake and they're setting up for the Air and Water show this weekend. Looks like nice weather for it.


Sang - 8/15/2013 at 07:52 PM

Tommy Talton cd release party at Buddy Guy's both days put on by HTN......

Saw that it's $20 - I already did the cd release party at BB King's in NY, so not sure if I will do it again.....


Chicagofan - 8/20/2013 at 02:46 PM

Bumping this up. Everyone meet tomorrow 11:45 in front of the theater. Letitgonow, what's your Mom's name. We'll look for the birthday girl!


NELLIE1123 - 8/20/2013 at 08:41 PM

I'm in just got to town be good to meet some of the peach heads....peace


jswihart01 - 8/21/2013 at 02:37 AM

Dang...I wish I was there.


Chitown - 8/21/2013 at 04:05 PM

Lee, Sandman, Moid, Dave & Sang- Chicago pre-show gathering. All 5 made it into the building. Only 4 saw the show. Tonight we seek perfect attendance.


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JFish - 8/21/2013 at 05:19 PM

We are heading back tonight for Round 2, but we do have a good pair in Row J MF 4L 417, 419 if anyone needs (Wed 8-21). Just send me a message or a text 317-517-6356. Would love to get these in the hands of big fan. Can work out a hand off prior to the show. Thanks Jim/Indianapolis


BillyBlastoff - 8/21/2013 at 08:24 PM

I'm green with envy.


bob1954 - 8/21/2013 at 08:32 PM

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Lee, Sandman, Moid, Dave & Sang- Chicago pre-show gathering. All 5 made it into the building. Only 4 saw the show. Tonight we seek perfect attendance.

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Nice hat, Lee!


Sang - 8/22/2013 at 06:41 PM

Thanks again Julie for arranging the tour - the mushroom necklace bling made us stand out at the show - we got lots of compliments on them........Thanks!


aekdbmoid - 8/22/2013 at 07:12 PM

Julie, I wanted to thank you as well! What a great idea. It was wonderful of you to put it together!


Sandman - 8/23/2013 at 12:23 AM

Thanks Julie for getting the tour organized...very cool to be a part of that!

I'm not sure what's going on in that picture, but Chitown insured us that it wouldn't end up on the interweb...not sure what happend there

Thanks for a great few days, everyone!


BillyBlastoff - 8/23/2013 at 12:34 AM

I really love the Chicago Theatre. What did you folks learn on the tour?


Chitown - 8/23/2013 at 05:16 AM

quote:
Thanks Julie for getting the tour organized...very cool to be a part of that!

I'm not sure what's going on in that picture, but Chitown insured us that it wouldn't end up on the interweb...not sure what happend there

Thanks for a great few days, everyone!


I never "insured" you that I wouldn't post it. In fact, the topic never came up. What's going on in the picture is just a few guys having a beverage before a show. I hope I didn't have a negative impact on anyone's witness protection program or anything like that. Good seeing you again Chad.


ron_e - 8/23/2013 at 04:56 PM

Thanks for organizing the tour. Beth & I enjoyed it so much we lingered, reading all the descriptions in the room of photos of historic theatres in Chicago. The docent finally came in about the time sound check started, chatted with us a while longer, and we wandered out. If the tour had been twice as long, I wouldn't have minded!


Lee - 8/25/2013 at 12:49 PM

quote:
Thanks again Julie for arranging the tour - the mushroom necklace bling made us stand out at the show - we got lots of compliments on them........Thanks!



Agreed. Thanks so much! It was a ton of fun. Wish I had taken my digital camera instead of thinking my phone camera would be good given the darkness of the place.

But it was cool as hell. Nice to lean on the stage for the first time in 10 years.


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