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Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: MingSubu ()
Date: July 2, 2015 03:23

I know it's late in the ballgame, but does anyone know of any decent hotels that allows dogs? My dog is a chow chow, so a medium-sized dog.

Thanks in advance!

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: CloudCat ()
Date: July 2, 2015 04:01

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Rokyfan
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alieb
They are predicting thunderstorms for July 11th. Obviously it doesn't mean there actually will be when it's this early on, but my question is: how bad does the weather have to be for them to cancel?

worse than it's going to be.

HA!

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: CloudCat ()
Date: July 2, 2015 07:22

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DoomandGloom
Looking more for a direct charter bus right to stadium from NYC and then immediate return. This exact thing must exist I just have to keep looking. Maybe Ronnie can take me in his limo!!!

that sounds 'bout right

i've started looking for airfares for Saturday
(there are greyhound and trailway buses that leave Buffalo for NYC at 12:30 or thereabouts....but from where in Buffalo?)

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: DoomandGloom ()
Date: July 2, 2015 07:36

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CloudCat
Quote
DoomandGloom
Looking more for a direct charter bus right to stadium from NYC and then immediate return. This exact thing must exist I just have to keep looking. Maybe Ronnie can take me in his limo!!!

that sounds 'bout right

i've started looking for airfares for Saturday
(there are greyhound and trailway buses that leave Buffalo for NYC at 12:30 or thereabouts....but from where in Buffalo?)
I figure there must be some charters going directly to Rich Stadium then returning afterwards. That would be easier than a plane and getting back and forth to the site. Plus there's time to sleep on the bus overnight. Imagine it and it will come, tickets included!

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: buffalo7478 ()
Date: July 2, 2015 15:40

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Rokyfan
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alieb
They are predicting thunderstorms for July 11th. Obviously it doesn't mean there actually will be when it's this early on, but my question is: how bad does the weather have to be for them to cancel?

worse than it's going to be.

This is Buffalo. I have sat in that stadium watching some football games in some horrible weather. Predicting weather here a day in advance is dicey, let alone over a week in advance. It would have to be violent thunderstorms for hours with high winds to postpone the show...and though we get lots of snow in Orchard Park, we rarely get a violent storm in any season.

One of my all time favorite Stones shows happened in the rain in Toronto 1994 when as it started raining, and crew started covering up exposed instruments, Mick walked to the piano and began playing Memory Motel.

In 1981 in Orchard Park, it was so windy that the crew had to slice away the fabric covering the stage and speaker towers to they would not blow over. Thankfully, George Thorogood came out, pointed his guitar at the sky while grinding out a riff and the sun came out (true story) and weather trouble was over for the day.

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: buffalo7478 ()
Date: July 2, 2015 16:13

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georgemcdonnell314
Hi everyone.
I am arriving on the 10th and leaving on the 12th.
Can someone local please tell me the following:
Is the airport open 24hours? Our flight leaves at 7:20 Sunday morning.
Also, are the rental car returns open 24 hours? or do they have a 24 hour drop off?
Are there any markets near the airport where we can stock up on food and of course alcohol?
Are there specialty stores for alcohol or the same market?
last is there anything within walking distance of the airport?

The airport is not open 24 hours, but opens well in advance of any morning flights (first flights out are around 6 am, it opens before 5). It is a smaller, easier to navigate airport. It isn't JFK or O'Hare.

Car Rental Returns are based on where you rent.

Stores for alcohol? Lots. Take a right turn out of the airport, and proceed to Cayuga St (on the west edge of the airport). If you turn right on Cayuga and go up a couple of blocks you will see Consumers Beverages on your left. This store sells beer..from Bud to microbrews to imports. Great selection. Can even buy growlers (half gallon jugs) of microbrews on draft. If you need groceries (and or liquor) take a left on Cayuga instead and it becomes Dick Road. Follow it straight till you see a plaza on your left that has a Wegman's in it. Wegman's is a great grocery store and has a great beer selection also. There are several liquor stores within a couple of blocks also (in NY beer can be sold in grocery stores but wine and liquor in liquor stores).

And if you decide you want to go out for a drink, bars here can stay open till 4 am.....just drive carefully.

As for things to walk to from the airport? Like most airports, not a lot, other than other hotels.

I'll post more on here in a few days on all that is happening in Buffalo that weekend. Lots going on.

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: buffalo7478 ()
Date: July 2, 2015 16:16

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MingSubu
I know it's late in the ballgame, but does anyone know of any decent hotels that allows dogs? My dog is a chow chow, so a medium-sized dog.

Thanks in advance!

Hotels here are jammed for that weekend. Finding a decent hotel, let alone one that allows dogs, may be a challenge.

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: Donnebr ()
Date: July 2, 2015 16:41

I am driving up from Philly, does anyone know if I should take 81 or 86 into Buffalo & whats the quickest. Thinking of spending the night on Thursday somewhere. Whats a good town for Thursday night before I head into Buffalo on Friday. Cheers

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: DEmerson ()
Date: July 2, 2015 17:09

If you go on Marriott.com there are still a couple (as of this morning anyway) marriotts available by the airport in Cheekotawga (15 miles or so from the stadium) for $200 or so.
Still PLENTY of tix available. Lots of DEcent ones for $408, and saw some pretty good ones popping up for $158.

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: forsure ()
Date: July 2, 2015 17:19

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Donnebr
I am driving up from Philly, does anyone know if I should take 81 or 86 into Buffalo & whats the quickest. Thinking of spending the night on Thursday somewhere. Whats a good town for Thursday night before I head into Buffalo on Friday. Cheers


Take I-476 N, I-81 N, NY-17 W, I-86 W and I-390 N to NY-36 N in Groveland. Take exit 6 from I-390 N Take US-20A W to Bills Dr in Orchard Park

I'd say maybe elmira is a good place to get to on thursday night giving you about and 1:20 minute dirve the next morning

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: Donnebr ()
Date: July 2, 2015 17:29

Thanks forsure. I appreciate it.

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Date: July 2, 2015 17:52

Thank you! This is very helpful.
Quote
georgemcdonnell314
Hi everyone.
I am arriving on the 10th and leaving on the 12th.
Can someone local please tell me the following:
Is the airport open 24hours? Our flight leaves at 7:20 Sunday morning.
Also, are the rental car returns open 24 hours? or do they have a 24 hour drop off?
Are there any markets near the airport where we can stock up on food and of course alcohol?
Are there specialty stores for alcohol or the same market?
last is there anything within walking distance of the airport?

The airport is not open 24 hours, but opens well in advance of any morning flights (first flights out are around 6 am, it opens before 5). It is a smaller, easier to navigate airport. It isn't JFK or O'Hare.

Car Rental Returns are based on where you rent.

Stores for alcohol? Lots. Take a right turn out of the airport, and proceed to Cayuga St (on the west edge of the airport). If you turn right on Cayuga and go up a couple of blocks you will see Consumers Beverages on your left. This store sells beer..from Bud to microbrews to imports. Great selection. Can even buy growlers (half gallon jugs) of microbrews on draft. If you need groceries (and or liquor) take a left on Cayuga instead and it becomes Dick Road. Follow it straight till you see a plaza on your left that has a Wegman's in it. Wegman's is a great grocery store and has a great beer selection also. There are several liquor stores within a couple of blocks also (in NY beer can be sold in grocery stores but wine and liquor in liquor stores).

And if you decide you want to go out for a drink, bars here can stay open till 4 am.....just drive carefully.

As for things to walk to from the airport? Like most airports, not a lot, other than other hotels.

I'll post more on here in a few days on all that is happening in Buffalo that weekend. Lots going on.[/quote]

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: rambler44 ()
Date: July 2, 2015 19:12

I am coming from Long Island for the Buffalo show. Will be leaving the 10th to see family in Saratoga. Then heading up to Buffalo for the night to see the show. Staying at the Travel Lodge in Amhearst on Niagara Falls Blvd. Questions:

- Do I take 90W up to Buffalo?
- anyone familiar with that area? how close to Ralph Wilson.
- what is a great breakfast/brunch place in the area for Sunday?

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: rambler44 ()
Date: July 2, 2015 19:20

Thanks for this info. I will be staying at Travel Lodge on Niagara Falls Blvd in Amhearst. IS that far from Stadium?

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: CloudCat ()
Date: July 2, 2015 19:44

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DoomandGloom
Quote
CloudCat
Quote
DoomandGloom
Looking more for a direct charter bus right to stadium from NYC and then immediate return. This exact thing must exist I just have to keep looking. Maybe Ronnie can take me in his limo!!!

that sounds 'bout right

i've started looking for airfares for Saturday
(there are greyhound and trailway buses that leave Buffalo for NYC at 12:30 or thereabouts....but from where in Buffalo?)
I figure there must be some charters going directly to Rich Stadium then returning afterwards. That would be easier than a plane and getting back and forth to the site. Plus there's time to sleep on the bus overnight. Imagine it and it will come, tickets included!

well - the minute you hear about this direct charter from NYC - let me know! I'll catch it with you

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: anne ()
Date: July 2, 2015 19:55

Is anybody going with Rally Bus from Toronto to Ralph Wilson Stadium and back to Toronto after the show !
I made a reservation, now they told me the journey is not yet confirmed, because they need more passengers.
Anybody who booked it also ? How do you go, if that Rallybus will not go ?
Iwant to go back after the show to Toronto !

Thank you !
Anne

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: DoomandGloom ()
Date: July 2, 2015 20:13

Quote
CloudCat
Quote
DoomandGloom
Quote
CloudCat
Quote
DoomandGloom
Looking more for a direct charter bus right to stadium from NYC and then immediate return. This exact thing must exist I just have to keep looking. Maybe Ronnie can take me in his limo!!!

that sounds 'bout right

i've started looking for airfares for Saturday
(there are greyhound and trailway buses that leave Buffalo for NYC at 12:30 or thereabouts....but from where in Buffalo?)
I figure there must be some charters going directly to Rich Stadium then returning afterwards. That would be easier than a plane and getting back and forth to the site. Plus there's time to sleep on the bus overnight. Imagine it and it will come, tickets included!

well - the minute you hear about this direct charter from NYC - let me know! I'll catch it with you
Hop on the bus Gus!!!!! Fingers crossed...

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: alieb ()
Date: July 2, 2015 20:59

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anne
Is anybody going with Rally Bus from Toronto to Ralph Wilson Stadium and back to Toronto after the show !
I made a reservation, now they told me the journey is not yet confirmed, because they need more passengers.
Anybody who booked it also ? How do you go, if that Rallybus will not go ?
Iwant to go back after the show to Toronto !

Thank you !
Anne

I wish this had been an available option when I was booking my accomodation, I would have happily paid one all-inclusive fee for something like this!

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: jasona93 ()
Date: July 2, 2015 22:22

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rambler44
I am coming from Long Island for the Buffalo show. Will be leaving the 10th to see family in Saratoga. Then heading up to Buffalo for the night to see the show. Staying at the Travel Lodge in Amhearst on Niagara Falls Blvd. Questions:

- Do I take 90W up to Buffalo?
- anyone familiar with that area? how close to Ralph Wilson.
- what is a great breakfast/brunch place in the area for Sunday?

90W to 219 into Orchard Park. 20 minutes, no traffic. Plan on an hour of traffic.
The parking lot! The tailgate scene is not to be missed for both solid and liquid nourishment.

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: rambler44 ()
Date: July 3, 2015 00:00

Thank you!
I am traveling alone. I was hoping there would bbe some fellow IORR's to meet up with.

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: buffalo7478 ()
Date: July 3, 2015 00:13

Niagara Falls Blvd in Amherst is about 22 miles from the stadium. One a normal Saturday, about 25 minutes tops. The day of the show there will be lots of traffic. I highly advise leaving a few hours early and tailgating at the stadium.

Niagara Falls Blvd was the main road to Niagara Falls back in the 50s before the advent of expressways. It is loaded with small hotels and chain restaurants, generally more of them south of I-290.

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Date: July 3, 2015 01:20

We are still trying to find a place to stay Saturday night. Coming from downunder is a long way.
Suggestions please there are no hotels.
Our flight out is at 7:20 in the morning so we have to be at the airport very early to check in.
Anyone have ideas?

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: rambler44 ()
Date: July 3, 2015 01:22

There were rooms at the travel lodge in Amhearst. If not you may to try just over the border in Canada

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: taz22 ()
Date: July 3, 2015 01:42

Lots of great hotels in Niagara Falls, Ontario along with a really nice casino.

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: forsure ()
Date: July 3, 2015 02:45

if ya don't mind crossing the border after going to a rolling stones concert. in 13 coming and going neither side was all too friendly. "Where ya going" "toronto" "why" "because my wife likes to shop" "but wherey you going" "Bloor Street" "yea, but for what" "Louis vuitton" "where else?" oh for the love of @#$%&, give me a break here. I should have doused the @#$%& wiht the liquid L right on the spot

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: DoomandGloom ()
Date: July 3, 2015 03:15

"The airport is not open 24 hours, but opens well in advance of any morning flights (first flights out are around 6 am, it opens before 5)." Whay kind of city is this where the airport closes??????

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: forsure ()
Date: July 3, 2015 03:37

it dont close, the man might just poke you with his stick if you're laying around at 4:00 a.m.

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: Christopher ()
Date: July 3, 2015 03:48

I did not check out the airport hours but I am heading out on the first Southwest flight Sunday which leaves just after 7:00. If they want me to check in an hour ahead the airport has to be open at least 5:00. I agree I have never heard of an international airport closing at night.

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: Amy340 ()
Date: July 3, 2015 04:56

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Christopher
I did not check out the airport hours but I am heading out on the first Southwest flight Sunday which leaves just after 7:00. If they want me to check in an hour ahead the airport has to be open at least 5:00. I agree I have never heard of an international airport closing at night.


It's not a big airport, it's one terminal. I think the security lines open around 4:30 as there is a few 6:00 am flights. The last flights at night get in around midnight. The few restaurants and shops close before then.

Re: Buffalo NY USA Rolling Stones 2015 show and travel info
Posted by: VoodooLounge13 ()
Date: July 3, 2015 05:03

Just got my ticket - $170 in section 133. Very excited. Haven't seen them since Churchill Downs on the ABB tour - this will be my 12th time!!!!! Can't wait!! I will probably sleep in my car somewhere on the way toward home. It's a 6 hour ride from there without traffic, and there will definitely be a LOT of that!!

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