Chicago Apple Store: Who's in line?

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  1. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

    patrick0brien

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    Who am I <and the two potential switchers I'm bringing> going to see in line Friday for the 6:00pm opening?

    I'm easy to find, just use my 'tar for reference.
     
  2. chicagdan macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I'll be there (I plan on getting in line at about 4:30.) Jeez, Apple is taking up my Monday and Friday this week ... not to mention all my disposable income. Heroin addicts ain't got nothin' on me.
     
  3. pEZ macrumors 6502

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    I only wish I could - I have to work from 1 PM to 9 PM - otherwise I'd be there. Unfortunately, though I COULD just not go to work the second half of the time, I really do need the money...
     
  4. Groovsonic macrumors regular

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    Wish I could, But I can't. I will probably go the next day.
    After all, I have an apple giftcard burning a hole in my pants as we speak.
    I have the one in oakbrook, which is right by my house, but I have to check out the big one downtown. Maybe they'll have SimCity4 by then???
     
  5. Zion Grail macrumors regular

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    I would, but I'll be on vacation in California. Oh well. :) I'll check it out eventually.
     
  6. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    that thing's FINALLY opening, eh? hmm... i might check it out friday.

    to recognize me, look at my 'tar. i _am_ a duchamp readymade.

    okay, i'm not.
     
  7. patrick0brien thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's ok - just wear one on your head, that should work.

    :D
     
  8. iShater macrumors 604

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    So how was the grand opening? I dread the thought of driving down to Chicago on Friday night, traffic is icky.

    any pics?
     
  9. patrick0brien thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Actually, it's next Friday. You still have time to fight the traffic.

    :D
     
  10. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    I'm interested in seeing pics from anyone who's going. I'll be in the Chicago area the weekend after July 4th for my high school reunion. My dad is in the market for a new computer, so maybe I can talk him into going with me.

    By the way, can anyone set up some lawn chairs so I have a place to park?
     
  11. Ambrose Chapel macrumors 65816

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    argh

    I'm flying to Chicago tomorrow and leaving Thursday night. So not only will I miss the grand opening but I won't even be able to follow the Stevenote at WWDC! At least not til hours after it happens...
     
  12. iShater macrumors 604

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    Re: argh

    If you are flying to O'Hare, Schaumburg is around 20 mins from the airport, so just hop in a cab if you fly in before noon and head over to Woodfield Mall :D
     
  13. pyrotoaster macrumors 65816

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    I'll be there.

    You can actually use my 'tar for reference. I'll be the high school student wearing a t-shirt with that Blueish Happy Mac on it.

    I got an email about the opening from Apple, looks like it's going to be great.
     
  14. 000111one111000 macrumors regular

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    I'll be there too.

    What's the parking situation like over near there? I've never actually driven down there, just taken cabs and stuff, but on Friday I'll be forced to actually drive there. I assume there's a parking garage/lot close by? Or at least relatively close by. And if you know, what's the price on parking there?

    We should meet up or something. Hang out in the new Internet Cafe or something. :)

    Me, Me, Me.....

    There are some pics of me there, so you can tell what I look like and all that.

    What time are you planning on getting there?

    enoch
     
  15. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    street parking is well nigh impossible, but you can get lucky (probably 25 cents/15 minutes, max 2 hours). lots of garages and lots, check 2 blocks on either side of Michigan Ave. on almost any side street.

    figure $22 for 3 hours.
     
  16. 000111one111000 macrumors regular

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    is the Apple Store in walking distance of the Ogilivie station?

    If so, I might just ride the train in and walk there. I don't feel like messing with traffice and parking.

    enoch
     
  17. patrick0brien thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ironically, I work in the Citibank building (top of the Ogilvie)

    I'm taking a Cab. It's walkable, but a little over a mile.
     
  18. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going with my possee of lackies. I don't know if that's spelled right...meh. I'll be there way early. I want a t-shirt. I need a t-shirt! I was one of the first at the Apple store in Woodfield today; got there around 10:00, as it was opening. Michigan Avenue is gonna rock!
     
  19. fuzzy7slippers macrumors member

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    Who here is going to the Chicago Apple store opening?

    It is going to kick ass.
     
  20. chicagdan macrumors 6502a

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    I live less than a mile away, so I see no reason to brave the crowd -- a 1-1000 shot at an iSight isn't good enough for me. Besides, the keynote at Woodfield Mall was enough personal contact with Macheads for me for awhile.
     
  21. FriarTuck macrumors 6502

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    I did the Woodfield Mall Jaguar opening last year. That'll do it for me as far as Apple events. It was absurd, joyous, and amazing. But I can't justify a Friday evening away from the family for the MichAve opening.

    BTW, I was at Woodfield again today. They are still running G3 iMacs in the kids section. I simply do not understand why they are giving up the tremendous opportunity to allow kids to try out eMacs, which their parents can ACTUALLY BUY.

    And when will they start selling those little ball chairs?
     
  22. tazo macrumors 68040

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    honestly going to any apple store opening is awesome. When I went to the bellevue sq. opening, a relatively small store, the feeling of seeing a ferw thousand people all dedicated to the same platform never got old. I have seen pix of the Michigan Ave. store and I have to say, that if it is anyhthing like the attendance at Bell Sq. you all are in for a real treat :)
     
  23. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    heck yeah

    i live about 5 hours away and as long as i can get my butt into work tomorrow morning early enough, i'm taking off at lunch to go. if i go this will be my first apple store opening... i'm so excited!!
     
  24. 000111one111000 macrumors regular

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    the t-shirts and stuff aren't being handed out till 6 pm, right? Because that's when the "Grand Opening" starts. So the store is closed all day till then?

    I'm a t-shirt freak. I must have one.

    enoch
     
  25. patrick0brien thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes. 6p. The first 1000 in the door.

    It's going to be wild! (the little voice in my head keeps saying "rock concert")
     

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