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Offline maximumrocker

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2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« on: December 23, 2013, 08:47:50 AM »
Hey!

Whos gonna be here?!

Also, do you know where you can get tickets? Chicago Theater has nothing posted and that is where Dreamtheater.net links you too....


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Offline pwing47

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Re: 2014-04-05 Chicago Theater, Chicago Il
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 11:28:43 AM »
A friend and I were able to get tickets directly through the DT site (dreamtheater.net/tour, which goes through CrowdSurge) on Thursday during the pre-sale, around 10am CST. My best guess is since the site no longer links to a place to purchase tickets, maybe the "official" (non-presale) tickets aren't on sale yet. I was trying to find info on the venue site last week too before the presale, but no info posted yet.

It also wouldn't hurt to try giving their box office a call, to see if anyone there knows anything about it. If I happen across any other info, I'll be sure to post back here. Good luck, and see you there!

Offline HoboDelta

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theater - Chicago, IL
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2013, 02:11:06 PM »
Just bought my VIP ticket.  This is my first VIP experience, but I need to know if I still get admission to the concert, or did I need to buy a seperate ticket for that.  Thanks to you all, and have A Merry Christmad

Offline dirk

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theater - Chicago, IL
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2013, 11:56:36 PM »
I read somewhere that the tickets sale for Chicago does not start until Jan 10th

Offline horizonflyer

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theater - Chicago, IL
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 07:32:18 AM »

Tickets go on sale 1/10 at 1000:

https://www.thechicagotheatre.com/events/2014/april/dream-theater-at-the-chicago-theatre.html

I bought the VIP experience too! I've met JP but never the band so I am stoked!!! Do people still say "stoked"? lol

Offline HoboDelta

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theater - Chicago, IL
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 11:07:14 AM »
Do I still need to buy an admission ticket, or does the VIP cover that?

Offline horizonflyer

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theater - Chicago, IL
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 03:27:35 PM »
Do I still need to buy an admission ticket, or does the VIP cover that?

The VIP experience does NOT include a ticket - you must buy your admission ticket separately.

Offline HoboDelta

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theater - Chicago, IL
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 04:17:28 PM »
Thanks for the response.  Tickets go on sale at 10 on the 10th?  Is that EST or PST?

Offline horizonflyer

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theater - Chicago, IL
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2013, 08:15:23 AM »
I am assuming 1000 CST - central time.

Offline claybobay

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theater - Chicago, IL
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2013, 08:02:37 AM »
Wait, I thought the VIP package came with a ticket. When we bought our VIP, we were also given seating assignments. Did you guys just buy the VIP w/o a ticket?

Offline HoboDelta

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theater - Chicago, IL
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2013, 11:00:12 AM »
I bought the VIP ticket, but my email said ticket not included, with the word Standing in parentheses.  The last DT show I went to had standing room seats in the orchestra pit.  I thought that was what I was getting.  People have also said the Boston show VIP gets you orchestra pit, even though it says ticket not included, which led to my confusion.  I'm still not sure haha

Offline claybobay

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theater - Chicago, IL
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2013, 07:57:06 PM »
So, I guess if you preordered the tickets, there was an option to include orchestra pit tickets. That is what our receipt says, that we have the meet/greet and seats in whatever rows.

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2014, 11:17:39 AM »
Just got an email from TicketMaster about a presale that apparently started today.  Looks like I'll be seeing Dream Theater this spring!

Offline HoboDelta

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2014, 11:53:03 AM »
Just got my tickets.  See you all there!

Offline horizonflyer

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2014, 09:15:28 AM »
Got my main floor tix!

I think it's kinda a rip that the Platinum VIP cost doesn't include tickets - but I know its that way with most VIP experiences - the companies that run those are not Ticketmaster/Live Nation so its completely separate - but I'm gonna meet the boys who cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I also noticed that the tix don't say "no recording" - and IIRC the ones from  the ADTOE show did, and the security staff were all over people taking pics, which was a joke considering they didn't say anything when I presented my ticket to enter and had my camera in my hand in plan sight. Maybe this time we'll be able to?
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Offline claybobay

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2014, 10:06:42 AM »
I'm really concerned/confused. We got the VIP, which in our email  receipt says includes seats in row AAA. However, you guys are saying that an admission must be purchased separately.

Offline horizonflyer

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2014, 10:10:24 AM »
I emailed crowd source - my Platinum VIP receipt said "tickets not included (standing) - I emailed them to clarify - they said ignore the "(standing)"  - and that tickets are 100% NOT included in the VIP cost.

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2014, 11:03:57 AM »
Got mine.  Wish they were a little closer but I couldn't do the VIP thing this time.  I'm still pumped!

Offline claybobay

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2014, 07:58:56 PM »
I, too, emailed CS and they were able to confirm that, in my situation, my admission was included with the package. In the presale, there was indeed an option to acquire admission tickets with the VIP experience, and I was sure I had selected that. Whew.

Offline sherni

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2014, 11:42:35 AM »
I am looking for 1 single ticket for this show down low.  If anyone has a show partner fall through please let me know.  Most aftermarket tickets wont sell singles and I want to be lower than the Theater offices.  Thanks
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Offline Madman Shepherd

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2014, 06:48:39 PM »
Anybody interested in doing a meetup beforehand? 

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2014, 09:16:59 PM »
Possibly.  My brother and I are driving up the day of the concert, and I doubt we will figure out all of the plans till the week of, since he's got kids and all, but a meet-up close to the venue could be doable. :tup :tup

Offline Madman Shepherd

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2014, 08:01:05 AM »
I live three hours away so I may drive there the day of as well but I also might get a hotel room.  If you go on priceline and bid on a four star hotel in the loop area, almost always you will get the Hyatt which is just about 6 blocks or so from the chicago theatre.  Every time I have done that I have got the room for 60 bucks. 

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2014, 09:12:56 PM »
Got my tickets.....bringing a huge group, including a few noobs  :biggrin:

And my folks are coming too with a couple of their friends. Gonna be EPIC!

Offline Laurac44

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2014, 01:12:38 PM »
I will be there. Seventh time seeing
DT and I am looking to this so much because of the great set list. Can't wait!


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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2014, 11:00:19 AM »
cmon guys!  It's just a week away.  Who's excited!! :metal :metal

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2014, 04:22:05 PM »
Will also be my 7th DT show....I think about this show every day at work.....the 5th cannot come soon enough!

Offline robbob

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2014, 09:12:13 PM »
Really excited about this show, it'll be my 6th time seeing them, and the first time I did not look at any of the setlists. Got a question for others going to this show.  Got my tickets on will call, email sent from Crowdsurge says concert starts at 7PM, but Chicago Theater website says 8. Does anyone exact start time?

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2014, 08:12:07 PM »
Just booked my hotel today at Palmer House Hilton .4 miles away.  Got it for 80 bucks when I bid on priceline for a four star hotel in the loop area.  Crappy thing is it is an additional 40 bucks to park. 

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2014, 08:30:54 PM »
I will be there!  My first show in Chicago actually, since moving down here last September.  My dad is driving down from Minnesota this Friday. 
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« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2014, 10:47:54 AM »
I will be there!  My first show in Chicago actually, since moving down here last September.  My dad is driving down from Minnesota this Friday.

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« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2014, 11:56:33 AM »
Thanks!  Love it so far!
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Offline horizonflyer

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2014, 09:55:38 AM »
Just got my email for the VIP - need to be there at 5:15 SHARP!! Funny how my VIP did not include tix and some others did - oh well I did get good seats anyway!

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2014, 01:37:58 PM »
I live out in Denver and was going to be going to that show, but just found out I have to be in Chicago now.  Just got my ticket.  StubHub hooked me up.  I'm so excited, I haven't missed Dream Theater since 2003.

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Re: 2014-04-05 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2014, 01:40:06 PM »
Is anyone meeting up anywhere pre-show?  I'm hitting up the cubs game at 1:20 and will then have a 3 hour gab between the Cubs game and show.