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  posted on 1/21/2013 at 11:16 AM
Since the 2009 run I've been trying to go to the Beacon and I think the time has arrived. I have the money and the time and the band is in great shape. I've seen Dylan, Stones, McCartney, Peppers and tons more so the only missing are the ABB.

I need some help and some basic information:
- Tickets: I will be travelling for the weekend only so I need the tickets for Friday and Saturday night, what's the cost of them? I've seen in the Ticketmaster page the prices around $170 each but I guess it is too much. What price range would you recommend?
- Cheap hotels nearby, hostels or whatever you would recommend
- A bar where they all gather to meet some people since I'll be travelling alone.-
- Any additional information to have a great weekend

 
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  posted on 1/21/2013 at 10:12 PM
Cost varies. Ticketmaster has various cost structures, depending upon what kinda "package" you want to buy.

Also, that is---if ticketmaster has tickets left. Most of them are gone by now.

However, if you plan on going on March 15 or 16---I have an extra for each show.

Cheap hotels----depending upon what you consider cheap.

When I go to the New York for the Beacon, I have to do it as cheap as i can get as well.

That being said----the lowest I have found for this year is right around 100 bucks.......I dont do hostels as i like to have my own room, but for the 100 buck mark, it's shared bathrooms....... Days Hotel up on Broadway is about 150 a night and it's an easy couple of subway stops up from the subway stop (72nd street) from the beacon.

Bars and restaurants----there's a bunch in the general area. Alot of people head to the Amsterdam, which is right around the corner. I dont drink, so i dont hang there but i always see fans in there. Big Nicks restaurant is a place where a bunch of people get a burger or something quick and easy to eat.

But, generally, especially on the weekend shows----you'll see fans all around the blocks leading to the Beacon.

Hope that helps......

 

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  posted on 1/23/2013 at 09:16 AM


[Edited on 1/23/2013 by hastings]

[Edited on 1/23/2013 by hastings]

 

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  posted on 1/23/2013 at 12:53 PM
Hi Chumbo,

I've been doing the Beacon run on the cheap for many years. It can be done. I have gone the Secaucus route, but I would not recommend. It is cheap, especially if you are driving into the area and need free parking, but it is also an inconvenience to have to take the bus back and forth. Nothing like crashing nearby after a show, or some post-show beers, pizza, etc.

By using websites such as priceline.com and hotels.com, you will be able to find rooms in NYC for $100 or less in March, especially if you are ok with hostel-like accommodations with shared bathrooms, minimal amenities. There are a number of spots on the Upper West Side and by Central Park. Anything from Times Square to 100+ St. on the West Side will be convenient to get to the Beacon via subway or taxi.

Find a hotel that fits your budget/location requirements. Then, check out the reviews on www.tripadvisor.com. If you can live with the room, book it.

Amsterdam Ale House is a good place for beers, but it gets EXTREMELY crowded before shows. Great beer selection though. Dublin House on 79th is a cool Irish bar. All of the bars in the area are usually filled with fans. There are also many cheap drinking establishments on Amsterdam Ave, several blocks north of the Beacon.

Tickets will be tough, especially for weekend shows. I would check this forum for fans who might have extras. Stubhub.com is an expensive, but safe option.

Have fun! The road will not go on forever. Good for you for making the long trip. It will be worth it!

 

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  posted on 1/23/2013 at 03:35 PM
Thank you both, that is really useful information.

Are we able to meet the band after the show?

 

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  posted on 1/23/2013 at 04:02 PM
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Are we able to meet the band after the show?


You may be able to get a quick hand shake or autograph from a member or 2 after the show at the side entrance of the Beacon, but not extremely likely.

 

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  posted on 1/23/2013 at 05:36 PM
Wow, no more tickets?
 

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  posted on 1/23/2013 at 06:02 PM
Tickets went on sale a couple of weeks ago and the weekends sell out right away. Like I said before, there are a few "reasonably" priced single tickets for some of the weekend shows on stubhub.com. They guarantee the tickets, so they are almost as safe as buying from the box office.
 

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  posted on 1/23/2013 at 09:17 PM
Last year there were lots of fake tickets on the street and especially in the secondary market on Craigslist, etc. Be careful who you buy from, use legitimate sources if possible or this board. If it seems too good to be true, it's probably fake. No point in coming all this way and having to stand outside on Amsterdam Ave listening to the show through the brick wall.

 

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  posted on 1/23/2013 at 11:21 PM
What about that page StubHub? Is it reliable? I don't have any address in the US where the ticket can be shipped...

A balcony would be okay?

I'm sorry for so many questions!

 

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  posted on 1/24/2013 at 10:58 AM
There is a Spare Ticket forum right here on HTN. It is under "Music" on the Board Index. People post there if they are looking to buy or looking to sell spare tickets. As for meeting the band members, they always leave by the side door on 75th Street. Butch never stops to sign autographs, Jaimoe might sign 1 or 2, same with Gregg and it seems that he perfers to sign autographs for the ladies Derek will sign a bunch and Warren Haynes will stay signing autographs, chatting with fans and posing for pictures longer than anyone. I live right by the theater and wait several times during the run to see the boys.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2013 at 12:14 PM
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What about that page StubHub? Is it reliable? I don't have any address in the US where the ticket can be shipped...

A balcony would be okay?



Stubhub is reliable. They guarantee all sales. As for shipping to Argentina, you may want to contact them to clarify. I would think that tickets will be mailed from ticketmaster to buyers in the next few weeks. I would make sure that any tickets you buy from stubhub would be "ready to ship" so that you can guarantee that you would have them in your hand before you have to leave for your journey to NYC.

As far as sections/seating at the Beacon? People will say that there are no bad seats at the Beacon. But some seats are much better than others.
The lower balcony, rows A-F, are good, beyond those rows are not my favorite seats. The first few rows of the loge are great. All of the balcony and loge seats are "seated."

If you wish to stand, the orchestra is your only option. The orchestra is excellent up until about row Q. The more centered you are, the better the sound. You will already be overpaying for tickets. If the price difference $50, and you can afford it, you would be better off in the orchestra than sitting in the last rows of the upper balcony. If you are traveling all the way to NYC to see the Allman Brothers, better seats should = a better experience.

 

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  posted on 1/28/2013 at 04:36 PM
i have one ticket to both the march 15th and march 16st shows for sale.....
 

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  posted on 1/29/2013 at 03:23 PM
kevinumberger, how much for both?

Thank youMule75 and tclawrence for the information!

 

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  posted on 1/31/2013 at 05:04 PM
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kevinumberger, how much for both?



just asking to get what i put into them.......

here's detalis--

Fri, Mar 15, 2013 08:00 PM

Seat location: section ORCH2, row X, seat 16
Total Charge: US $ 120.04


Sat, Mar 16, 2013 08:00 PM

Seat location: section LOGE, row J, seat 112
Total Charge: US $ 177.49


 

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  posted on 2/3/2013 at 03:05 PM
Thank you very much for the offer but I won't be able to go that weekend.

Finally I got yesterday two Orchestra seats on the Ticketmaster page gor the first two shows, can't believe it!!

I am all set, now I can book my flight and see the brothers

 
 


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