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  posted on 7/19/2014 at 04:48 PM
Been a long time reader and learned a lot, but this is my first post. I've been to many shows all over the South, but I have to get to the Beacon for a couple shows in October. Ticket prices on Stubhub are outrageous, but I've accepted the fact I will have to overpay. I know prices will most likely go down close to the show, but I'll be taking time off work and flying up, so I don't want to risk not getting a good seat. As a Beacon rookie, I am looking for any advice that will make my trip as good as possible. Thanks!
 
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  posted on 7/19/2014 at 05:13 PM
In front of the theatre----don't drink, smoke pot or do drug deals.....

Another important piece of beacon advice---have fun......

Check out some things in the city---strawberry fields is an easy walk from the beacon.....


 

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  posted on 7/19/2014 at 06:25 PM
First post ever ... new to the site ... and you managed to GET tickets, while many of the long, long, long-time faithful got skunked on the pre-sale and the general sale ... and you want advice from US????

Why don't you tell us YOUR secret?

Like Kevin says, just have a good time. Have a damned good time.

 

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  posted on 7/19/2014 at 06:31 PM
No secrets here. I don't actually have tickets in hand, I was going to bite the bullet and buy off StubHub because I want to go. I've wanted to get to the Beacon for many years, but living in the south I never had the chance. Meant no disrespect by asking for advice.


 

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  posted on 7/19/2014 at 06:55 PM
No disrespect taken ... or intended rightbackatcha.

If it's your first trip to NYC - try to spend at least 2- 3 days. Do some New York stuff - and I don't necessarily mean the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Times Square or all the uber touristy stuff. Having said that, a lot of the post-show parties tend to be at BB Kings, which is right there in the midst of the Time Square area. Go to those!

If art is your thing (or if you can take it), the Metropolitan, Guggenheim and Museum of Modern Art are cool. It costs nothing to walk all around Central Park. I love spending time walking the streets. Try to develop subway savy. Cabs are expensive! Try to get to areas like SoHo and Greenwich Village - just walk around those places, too.

Cheap eats - decent to great pizza on nearly every corner! A slice and a drink won't set you too far back. If you can hook up with a crowd, I recommend Carmine's for Italian.

Again, I get the biggest buzz from just being up there! The entire city is a show worth seeing!

Good luck!

[Edited on 7/19/2014 by Rusty]

 

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  posted on 7/19/2014 at 06:55 PM
Livin in the south ain't no 'cuse for missing the beacon in years past...

They have these modern things called airplanes....

And while I've missed many a good year at the beacon, I've managed to come up from the south for the last six years....

 

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  posted on 7/19/2014 at 07:32 PM
You are going to be on the Upper West Side. Arguably the best neighborhood in NYC. Zabars is a couple of blocks away from the Beacon. Go North, up Broadway toward higher number streets. You will see it on the opposite side of the street as the Beacon. Check out their baked goods. You should also eat a great pastrami sandwich while you are in town.

Rusty is spot on about hitting the art museums. The Guggenheim and MOMA are a little pricey. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the largest and most extensive museums in the world. You will learn stuff just bumping into walls in that building. The collection is amazingly diverse. Everything from furniture, to Egyptian Temples, to Chinese Scholar Gardens, Frank Lloyd Wright rooms painstakingly reconstructed in the museum... the list goes on.

When you walk in you will see a "suggested" fee. What you are actually doing is giving a donation for the privilege of walking around. When I was ten years old my Aunt Judy brought me before taking me to see Hair on Broadway. We walked to the cashier and my Aunt placed a dime on the counter. "Two please." She said smiling brightly. The girl handed us two tokens. The museum is doing just fine. Don't be embarrassed to give them a buck. Then you have worlds and worlds to explore. Again it is in the neighborhood, a short walk across Central Park, which will be beautiful in the Autumn.

 

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  posted on 7/19/2014 at 10:03 PM
Fellow southerner here, and planing my 5th ABB NYC trip in Oct.

In addition to all the good advice so far, I'd recommend:

The Intrepid Museum. An aircraft carrier and submarine adjacent thereto. Lots of cool aircraft on the flight deck and some space program stuff below. The SR-71 Blackbird is worth the trip alone. I now understand they have one of the space shuttles, so I'll be headed back.

The Natural History Museum is very close to the Beacon and has an Imax theatre in addition to the dinosaurs and stuff.

Carmine's Italian restaurant. Family-style and delicious. Get the dessert that looks like a ship! I never miss this place.

Enjoy, but beware, the place is crawlin' with yankees!

 

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  posted on 7/20/2014 at 01:31 AM
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Fellow southerner here, and planing my 5th ABB NYC trip in Oct.

In addition to all the good advice so far, I'd recommend:

The Intrepid Museum. An aircraft carrier and submarine adjacent thereto. Lots of cool aircraft on the flight deck and some space program stuff below. The SR-71 Blackbird is worth the trip alone. I now understand they have one of the space shuttles, so I'll be headed back.

The Natural History Museum is very close to the Beacon and has an Imax theatre in addition to the dinosaurs and stuff.

Carmine's Italian restaurant. Family-style and delicious. Get the dessert that looks like a ship! I never miss this place.

Enjoy, but beware, the place is crawlin' with yankees!


Aka New Yawkah's lol
I live in NJ now but born and bred Brrooklyn. We don't bite

 

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  posted on 7/29/2014 at 07:29 PM
Take the 1 train downtown to South Ferry, then get on the Staten Island Ferry (its free) good views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and downtown Manhattan. Near the Beacon check out Blondies, great wings and food and the Dublin House, great for drinks before the show. At the Beacon if your in the loge or lower balcony standing at your seats blocks peoples views, dancing on the sides is OK and of course downstairs in orchestra everybody is up. Have a super time, The beacon is one of the best places to see a concert.

 

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  posted on 7/30/2014 at 08:30 AM
Autumn in NY. Take a walk thru Central Park.
 

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  posted on 7/30/2014 at 10:56 AM
I am so surprised nobody gave you any "REAL" ABB Beacon advice like:

1) Don't ever think about standing up (apparently, unlike EVERY other musical experience you have probably been to, so many other fans can not hear when someone stands up).

2) DO NOT plan to have any "extra" fun by parktaking in any "herbal relief", (again, as not to offend any old timers who have NEVER done so).....

3) DO plan to purchase a poster, but DO NOT expect it to be what it "should" be... (the REAL last Beacon shows were months ago).....

4) ALWAYS buy two drinks......(see rule #1)

5) Restrooms: Your guess is as good as any when it comes to lines........ (but consider rule #1 again)

**MOST IMPORTANTLY**

6) HAVE FUN!!! - You are at one of the greatest theatres in NYC seeing one of the best bands EVER and try not to let anyone with a bunch of "RULES" try and tell you what to do

[Edited on 7/30/2014 by donkeyrocker]

[Edited on 7/30/2014 by donkeyrocker]

 

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  posted on 7/30/2014 at 10:06 PM
Thanks for all the advice! Donkeyrocker, that definitely helps. I'll have to check out Blondie's and the Dublin House before the shows it sounds like. Can't get here soon enough.
 

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  posted on 7/31/2014 at 10:29 AM
Dublin House is where I go before every show. No food, but they will give you a massive stack of menus and you can have it delivered.
 

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  posted on 7/31/2014 at 01:13 PM
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Thanks for all the advice! Donkeyrocker, that definitely helps. I'll have to check out Blondie's and the Dublin House before the shows it sounds like. Can't get here soon enough.


Blondies for some reason you can get into before a show. It's not that far from the Beacon

 

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  posted on 7/31/2014 at 09:04 PM
I am also really pumped to see my first beacon show. Thank you for the suggestions,
pics suggest a great venue and looking forward to exploring the city.

 

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  posted on 8/1/2014 at 03:38 PM
Gosh, if I didn't know better, I'd think that was my brother-out-law Kevin from Alabama.

I've been coming up from NC for shows for 16 years now. I'm THRILLED for those of you who are going to get to the Beacon for the first time this fall. You are going to have SUCH a good time.

Here's my advice: prioritize. What's most important to you? For me, it's the Allman Brothers Band, each and every time. If that's the case: Don't overindulge before the show. This is going to be memorable, keep some focus. Don't wear yourself out doing the tourist gig. If you must tourist like crazy, schedule yourself some downtime late afternoon to recharge. If you're a stander, get in the orchestra section - if you're a sitter, get in the loge or the balcony. And bring your genuine Southern charm and your genuine Southern smile. Folks up there are remarkably friendly and helpful. Bring those to the show as well -- everyone around you will appreciate each other all the more.

And if you see ME, say hi! (In fact, if you see me, it means I'll have made it to the freakin' Beacon!)

Is it October yet?

[Edited on 8/2/2014 by ron_e]

 

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Gosh, if I didn't know better, I'd think that was my brother-out-law Kevin from Alabama.

I've been coming up from NC for shows for 16 years now. I'm THRILLED for those of you who are going to get to the Beacon for the first time this fall. You are going to have SUCH a good time.

Here's my advice: prioritize. What's most important to you? For me, it's the Allman Brothers Band, each and every time. If that's the case: Don't overindulge before the show. This is going to be memorable, keep some focus. Don't wear yourself out doing the tourist gig. If you must tourist like crazy, schedule yourself some downtime late afternoon to recharge. If you're a stander, get in the orchestra section - if you're a sitter, get in the loge or the balcony. And bring your genuine Southern charm and your genuine Southern smile. Folks up there are remarkably friendly and helpful. Bring those to the show as well -- everyone around you will appreciate each other all the more.

And if you see ME, say hi! (In fact, if you see me, it means I'll have made it to the freakin' Beacon!)

Is it October yet?

[Edited on 8/2/2014 by ron_e]


Very good advice. One other item - if you're taking photos in crowded NYC stand aside from the crowds of walkers. They'll bowl you over lol.

 

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  posted on 8/12/2014 at 06:43 PM
After the show, get a slice at the pizza joint behind the Beacon. Awesome.

 

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  posted on 8/13/2014 at 07:11 PM
or get a papaya dog......the recession special........2 dogs and a drink for 4.95..........

freddie peppers is a decent slice of pie...

a quick one after the show for the ride home if one is buzzing.........

myself---i dig rocky's down on 14th and 7th ave.......

 

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  posted on 8/13/2014 at 08:53 PM
Gray's Papaya is my post show go to. Freddie and Peppers behind the Beacon is also pretty good. If you're headed to Penn Station after the show and craving pizza, I'm partial to Pizza Suprema near the corner of 31st and 8th ave.


 

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  posted on 8/14/2014 at 02:03 AM
Shouldn't be listed as first and last at the Beacon? Just saying

 

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Shouldn't be listed as first and last at the Beacon? Just saying

 

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  posted on 8/14/2014 at 01:54 PM
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Shouldn't be listed as first and last at the Beacon? Just saying


Well the thread is for the people who have never been to The Beacon. NYC welcomes all

 

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  posted on 8/15/2014 at 10:18 AM
wear shorts

 

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