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Decfest 2022
07/30/22 at 13:42:07
 
If Anyone is planing on driving to the Decfest 2022 in October from the NYC Metropolitan Area and would like some company I would share expenses and be a willing copilot. I sold my Land Rover when I moved back to NYC  from the Adirondacks and I have been commuting by Bicycle ever since.

Please Let Me Know
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Re: Decfest 2022
Reply #1 - 07/30/22 at 18:44:32
 
Tempting, I live in the NYC metro area but I am planning to fly (if you can consider flying as an option, I can share those details when the time comes because Iíd love to have company too).  Btw, for those of you who have been to Decfest before, how does it work in terms of registration? Like, is there a limit to the attendee list and so you need to register ASAP to lock in your place?
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Re: Decfest 2022
Reply #2 - 07/30/22 at 19:06:03
 
We will be taking reservations for this years fest, similar to last year, capping it at 100 people.  We will post the links to the form and additional info in this thread when it becomes available.

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Reply #3 - 07/30/22 at 19:19:36
 
Thanks Steve. Will keep my eyes peeled for updates.
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Reply #4 - 07/30/22 at 19:48:57
 
Hello Kamran, †it would be nice to have company. I have looked at flights, all that I saw had connecting flights nothing direct at around $575 RETURN . We would still need to drive from Peoria rt and to the NYC airports. I haven't flown in years because of the TSA and now the Pandemic. I'd rather drive than deal with all that. I think a road trip would be fun, make it a 4 day weekend. It is a 13 hour drive each way. There is a local airport very close but I don't believe commercial flights work out of Jerry E Staab Airport in East Peoria only 2 miles away from Decware.

Lots of time to research and decide
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Reply #5 - 07/31/22 at 01:10:37
 
True BicyleJoe-we have some time to consider options.  I also donít want to get ahead of myself and want to successfully register especially before looking at flight options.
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Reply #6 - 07/31/22 at 03:25:48
 

The code for Peoria International Airport is PIA.
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Reply #7 - 07/31/22 at 03:37:14
 
The Bloomington airport is only 30 miles away also.

Several options there, but unfortunately no direct flights from anywhere close to NYC at either Peoria nor Bloomington airport.
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Reply #8 - 07/31/22 at 09:41:23
 
I plan on attending Decfest. If you NYC guys want to take a train to Pittsburgh or Greensburg(closer to my location), I can drive from there.
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Re: Decfest 2022
Reply #9 - 07/31/22 at 13:01:59
 
That works for me JB, Much appreciated. I spent a few hours trying to figure out the easiest way to get there going by Amtrak is 27 hours with three connections and a bus. Flying is at least two transfers and then a bus. More than willing to share expenses and driving if you want some relief.
After we get the exact dates we can figure out the best way to rendezvous.

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Reply #10 - 07/31/22 at 13:33:11
 
Great! Pack your bike and we can do some Burg riding Smiley
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Re: Decfest 2022
Reply #11 - 07/31/22 at 13:44:29
 
Seriously? are you taking your bike to Decfest?

I just got off the phone with Amtrak if we left on the Friday I would get to Greenburg about 7pm from there it is an 8 or 9 hour drive about 600 miles to 75 S Riverview Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611.

Have you been to the Decfest before ?

I hope this works out I'm really psyched

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Reply #12 - 07/31/22 at 13:51:34
 
BJ, check your PMs on this forum. I sent you one.

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Reply #13 - 07/31/22 at 17:00:45
 
HA! This thread reminds me of the classic ďPlanes, Trains and Automobilesí!

Iím most likely going to fly in to Chicago and drive over.  Looked at connections to PIA last night and it doesnít look pretty.   Will look at the other airport too.  Just for shits and giggles, I looked up the flight time from Chicago to PIA and it said 59 min, which surprised me, since driving distance is only 2.5 hrs.

Couple of thoughts/questions/requests:

I have a lot riding on being there but the 100 ppl cap (while understandable) is making me anxious.  My humble request to Steve and team is not to drop the announcement/registration during working hours on a weekday.  Weekend is optimal to level the playing field for us working folks.  Hopefully, there is some consideration for new blood to attend.

Format/Agenda: This is important to know considering currently, Iím going with the assumption that one has to be there on opening morning (Day 1) to not miss anything important.  However, that could be a bad assumption on my part.  For all I know, all 3 days follow the same schedule and it doesnít matter if I miss Friday and be there only Sat/Sun?  Like typical shows, does Sunday end early?  Trying to assess what attendees typically do.  Are they there for all 3 days?  If I am not missing anything crucial on Friday, then potentially I can work part of the day vs. taking the entire day off and fly in to Chicago that night.  Less time off work.

What are the nearest decent hotels?

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Reply #14 - 08/03/22 at 18:42:55
 
Sarah and Steve confirmed Decfest will be the weekend of Oct 7, 8, 9
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Re: Decfest 2022
Reply #15 - 08/03/22 at 21:44:02
 
Kamran asked,
Format/Agenda: This is important to know considering currently, Iím going with the assumption that one has to be there on opening morning (Day 1) to not miss anything important. †However, that could be a bad assumption on my part. †For all I know, all 3 days follow the same schedule and it doesnít matter if I miss Friday and be there only Sat/Sun? †Like typical shows, does Sunday end early? †Trying to assess what attendees typically do. †Are they there for all 3 days? †If I am not missing anything crucial on Friday, then potentially I can work part of the day vs. taking the entire day off and fly in to Chicago that night. †Less time off work.



Don't think of this as just another show, it is way more laid back than that.

Think of this more like a cookout with friends. †Friends that have some really cool audio equipment to be tried out.

There is a lot of banter among other like minded folks, It is food and drink to be had, and most of all a killer listening room.
It goes on way into the night with many people sharing music and conversation.

There are quite a few people around on Friday, even more on Saturday then a few stragglers on Sunday.

I've been coming to the fest since '11 and enjoy myself every year.
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Reply #16 - 08/04/22 at 01:21:27
 
All will be revealed Donnie we have decided to travel early Friday morning and arrive early Friday afternoon

We have made reservations for Friday and Saturday night at a nearby Airbnb.  3pm check in / 11am check out Sunday Morning but we will probably go straight to Steve's place †

We have 2 extra beds in the Apartment we rented 10 miles from Steve's place, Split evenly only $75 each person total for 2 nights.
Let me know if you would like to Share with JBZEN and I

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Another memorable rental in the heart of the village, a short walk from the historic Metamora square with Eli's, our local coffee lounge, many shops, and the historic courthouse. Several restaurants also within walking distance. Minimum 2-night stay, providing great value for out-of-town guests requiring local accommodations



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Reply #17 - 08/04/22 at 01:36:33
 
Iím in subject to successful registration
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Reply #18 - 08/04/22 at 01:56:45
 
Sorry for the quick response earlierópacking for a Hawaii vacation so my mind is all over the place!

Donnie: Thanks for sending the details on the nature of the fest.  Much appreciated and very helpful!

Bicycle Joe and JBZEN: Thanks for taking the initiative on the AirBnB. If things go well, I look forward to spending quality time with you two gents.  Glad to see that you two are arriving early.  I still havenít made up my mind how I am getting there, but Iíll be in touch.

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Reply #19 - 08/05/22 at 11:28:27
 
Kamran, hop aboard with BJ. My wife's Sonic can fit three in relativly good comfort.
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Reply #20 - 08/06/22 at 09:43:17
 
Sorry for the delayed response JBzen. Currently vacationing in Hawaii so time is limited with all the activities planned. Thanks for the offer to hop aboard the Decfest train-seems like a great way to get there. Iíve some family in Chicago so thatís the only reason Iím considering flying in there so I can stop by to meet them. That said, havenít made up my mind yet, but will let you guys know soon!
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Reply #21 - 08/06/22 at 10:13:07
 
No problem Kamran. Either way I'm sure we'll meet up at Decfest. Have a great vacation!
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Reply #22 - 08/06/22 at 15:59:28
 
Round trip train to PA Thursday around 10am & return Monday am $130
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Reply #23 - 08/07/22 at 02:27:10
 
If I can be among the 100 to register, I'll be there. Driving from Detroit. I'm up for any carpooling. I drive a Civic, small but in good shape. I'll probably just find a hotel room for myself, though.
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Reply #24 - 08/07/22 at 02:37:25
 
I hear camping out is an option at Steve's place.
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Decfest 2022 - REGISTER HERE
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Reply #26 - 08/08/22 at 01:53:59
 
Done & Done Yeah! Smiley
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Reply #27 - 08/08/22 at 05:11:44
 
Registered!

Watched that little video. 2022 Woodstock at Decware doesn't sound so bad.
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Reply #28 - 08/08/22 at 06:35:27
 
Smack in the middle of a sightseeing tour, during our anniversary trip to Hawaii, I got the notification and told my wife that for the next 5 minutes, everything takes a backseat to getting registered for Decfest. Well, Iím registered, though all bets are off whether there will be another anniversary!

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Reply #29 - 08/08/22 at 10:27:34
 
I suppose I will go.....
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Reply #30 - 08/08/22 at 11:17:41
 
I was interrupted while playing with the grandkids by a phone call that confirmed my registration. Double delight! Thanks BJ for locking me in!
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Reply #31 - 08/09/22 at 15:50:48
 
Registered - Now where is my "ITFWSWC" shirt from 2006?
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Reply #32 - 08/09/22 at 15:57:12
 
JBzen Road Trip I could tell you were really having fun all the giggling in the background & Kamran  yes enjoy the islands
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Reply #33 - 08/09/22 at 23:58:13
 
FYI for those who already registered for this years fest: The registration form was only allowing you to pick one day or the other. You are absolutely welcome to attend both days. No need to re-register. And for those who will be registering, it has been fixed. †

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Reply #34 - 08/10/22 at 04:23:32
 
I've enjoyed reading the forum for the last year while I've been waiting on my first Decware amp. I never had a question, so never posted.

Posting now just to say I'm really looking forward to Decfest and meeting a few of you. I'll be heading up from FL - making a road trip out of it.

See you soon! † Smiley

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Reply #35 - 08/10/22 at 06:00:57
 
Thank you DeVon, for the clarification. I was wondering about that when I registered but just chalked it up to harmless survey question. Hopefully you guys didnít get a lot of unnecessary double registrations.

Ryan, looking forward to meeting other first timers like you and veterans alike!

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Reply #36 - 08/10/22 at 17:45:08
 
Hi folks.  Having never attended a Decfest before, I was wondering if there is anyone doing buying and selling gear at the event, or is that frowned upon /or under the radar kind of thing?  Not that it is my intention, but just thought I'd ask.
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Reply #37 - 08/11/22 at 08:57:10
 
I have bought and sold items in the past at Deafest.

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Reply #38 - 08/11/22 at 11:31:36
 
Quote:
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Reply #39 - 08/16/22 at 02:57:36
 
Ready for the shindig in Peoria!  Flights booked.  Landing in Chicago on the 6th and driving down to Decfest on the 7th.  Leaving on the 10th.  This will allow me to spend some time before and after Decfest to visit friends and family in the Windy City.
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