- Jan 6, 2009
- Reaction score
- Elmhurst, IL
If you asked me last year I would say that it wasnt worth the trip. Even walking out with a full case last year it was such a mess that we all swore we would never go back. But I always like a good kick in the sack so we went again this year and I must say it was 100X better this year. Still some confusion with the lines and groups and such but once the gates opened at 10 we went from being about a mile away to in the gates in 30-45 minutes. I had tickets for group B so once I got in I went to the pub line and my buddies got their beer and found me in line still only half way to the pub! By the time I got my beer and found them again we were almost at the pub door. I didnt have a chance to get any of the guest taps but we were able to hit the pub. For 4 bottles of beer it was a bit much but we had a great time. I would say 6 bottles per person would be a better deal but the great people in the pub line made up for the lack of beer. One of the guys in front of us got a special bottle of the vanilla with his winning ticket and opened it along with a few Westvleteren 12s so it was a good day to be standing in line for 4 hours!Okay, so I have to ask...What is it that has made this Dark Lord Day so popular? Is it simply because the beer is really incredibly good or is it something else? I think its a really cool idea and I especially like the dark lord theme and all the awesome artwork surrounding it. I'm really in to metal so I can understand the attraction to a beer called dark lord and going to an event where there's heavy metal and beer. But, what I don't understand is why people are willing to drive from hours away and stand in lines that long for just a couple bottles of beer and some music? Is it really that good?
Sorry for the stupid questions, I'm sure I just made myself look stupid by asking.