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Old 02-08-2008, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Sydwayz
Yes, drop me an email, and we can chat more. We're still up in the air as to who will be at the show and/or factory on which days, but the doors at the Factory will be open every day but Sunday.
Check your email!

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Old 02-08-2008, 01:24 PM
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I'm heading down Thursday morning.
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:50 PM
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If anyone has or knows of a somewhat reasonable place to stay, let me know. $300 a night is too much for just me.
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Go early & buy a bottle for $250 bucks and get a table up front. Easy way to pass out drinks for the ladies. You'll drink all night and have a blast. You'll probably hate youre self in the AM but so will everyone else.
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If anyone has or knows of a somewhat reasonable place to stay, let me know. $300 a night is too much for just me.


At least you have your priorities straight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Blue by You
If anyone has or knows of a somewhat reasonable place to stay, let me know. $300 a night is too much for just me.
This is where I am staying. A little bit of a drive to convention/south beach but it was a decent rate!

http://www.bestwesternflorida.com/ho...n-windsor-inn/
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:05 PM
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At least you have your priorities straight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I try brother... Seems like a lot of people are avoiding south beach hotels this year. Hotels use to be somewhat affordable. But $250-300 for POS places. $750 a night at a lowes. With no wife this year it's not worth it
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:16 PM
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I'm thinking about making the run up to Daytona Thursday am to catch the Duel 150's. Anyone one else like to go. I'm staying in So Beach (getting in Wednesday afternoon). If I go, I'd like to leave between 6-7am.
Good seats are around $120!!!!!!!
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game on....., anyone else get the news
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:17 PM
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For those south beach virgins...here's some tips on how to get into the hottest clubs on SB.

The simple fact is that the great majority of people do have to wait in line at a club. Sometimes it’s 2 minutes. Sometimes it’s an hour. Luckily, you CAN control how long you have to stand there and wait before you’re let through the gates of sex, sound and sin.

Nothing is as important as making contact with door staff and you can’t do that until you’re at the front of the line. Best way to get there: arrive early.

Something that can affect your process greatly is crowd size. There is nothing more discouraging than turning a corner and being greeted with a mob, 50 people deep in circumference, and lines that seem endless. I know you didn’t just spend hours getting ready to simply stand on the curb. So unless you have a crowd parting magic wand, you’ll want to arrive before the masses do. Generally, this is 11ish and always before midnight.

Getting to the front of the line is only half the battle at the ropes so once there, make sure you’re not overlooked because you didn’t dress the part. It should go without saying that hygiene is important but just in case, at the very least, BE CLEAN. Remember, door staff are looking for people that give the appearance that they’re going to do one thing: spend money.

Acceptable garb for men is flattering denim paired with a classy dress shirt and dressy shoes, well relatively dressy anyway. No baggy jeans. No sneakers. No underwear that is exposed- it’s called ‘underwear’ for a reason.

Ladies, less really is more here. Barring unnecessary exposure of certain female areas, and outfits designed specifically for stages with poles, the tighter it is, the skimpier it is, the more revealing it is, the quicker you’re getting in.

Remember to spit the gum out and toss any alcoholic beverages you may have before you get there and for the love of Pete, don’t slouch. Confidence goes a long way in getting you noticed.

If, unfortunately, you do find yourself waiting in a line, don’t act like an idiot- even if an idiot is what you usually are. Be friendly and polite. Leave the cockiness and arrogance for the bad pickup lines to be slurred while intoxicated, ONCE inside. Also, there is no need to name drop. No one cares if your cousin’s ex-boyfriend’s sister knows Diddy or P-Hil and if you mention it, you’re not getting in.

Similarly, don’t tap them or try to grab a host or door staff member. This is assault; a definite deal-breaker at the door; and, provided the person’s mood, a possible black eye and/or arrest. You also don’t want to huff, puff, taunt and make comments like “I can’t believe this guy is making me wait.” This is no way to get in door staff’s good graces.

Sweetheart, you’re not in Kansas anymore and sometimes you have to wait. Respect the door guy. Remember, nirvana is inside and good things do come to those who wait PATIENTLY.

Above all, make sure you’re in the correct line. Many establishments have separate lines for regular entry and VIPs. Imagine standing in line for a half hour only to find out that is was in vain. You’re supposed to be in the other line that’s four times as long as this one!

While waiting, why not take advantage of the time by interacting with those around you. Mingle. That group of six, very lovely, very tanned ladies behind you could just be your ticket in This doesn’t mean that you need to try and hook up with any of the hotties while in the line, simply incorporate yourself into their group.

Actually, this is the most sure-fire way of getting into a club. Increase your gal-to-guy ratio and make sure you fill those female positions with hot women. They say honesty is the best policy and here’s a prime example. You may even want to be completely honest with some women and barter something like drinks in exchange for assistance with getting in.

(To avoid looking like a pack of rabid dogs, look for a group of women equal or close to the number in your party)

“Hi. My name is Paul and these are my friends Chris and John. We’re here from Detroit. We were wondering if you ladies would be kind enough to escort us in because it looks as if we’ll never get in here. We’ll buy you each a drink inside. What do you say?”

This tip works even better for a single guy who is partying alone.

What? You never thought about that?

Lastly, have any requested items like ID’s ready. I’m sure you can imagine what the repercussion for wasting a door guy’s time is…

For large parties of guys: you’re better off splitting your crew into smaller sub-groups and meeting inside.

A quick note on ‘greasing’ door staff: Good luck. Unless you know him or her, this is actually quite difficult to do.

Gone are the days of one door guy. You now have a hoard of characters at the door and most places also employ off-duty police officers to maintain some level of security. This means that A) ‘greasing’ is not cheap because you’ll need to fund a few people and B) odds are, you’ll need to do so in front of a police officer. It’s awkward enough to try and be discreet while slipping it to him but the fear of publicly bribing someone in front of an officer is enough to kill any buzz. What’s worse, some door staff members actually consider it an insult, think: your $20 is not worth my job.

Truthfully, this option is best left as a last resort or if you’ve been standing in line for longer than 30 minutes and your company is getting antsy.

That said, pay attention you under-aged folk: There are establishments where underage persons can (and will) hand door staff an under-aged ID and accompany it with a neatly folded bill or bills.

I’ve seen this work. I’ve also seen this fail miserably with the underage person not only being denied entry but also losing their money. Mostly, scantily clad girls get away with it.
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Originally Posted by Blue by You
That said, pay attention you under-aged folk: There are establishments where underage persons can (and will) hand door staff an under-aged ID and accompany it with a neatly folded bill or bills.

I’ve seen this work. I’ve also seen this fail miserably with the underage person not only being denied entry but also losing their money. Mostly, scantily clad girls get away with it.
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I didn't know you hangout with scantily clad underage girls. I learn something new reading OSO posts every day.
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