CHICAGO Market Days

  • justarunner

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    Jul 31, 2012 10:51 PM GMT
    haha, so the person I'm with is persuading me to come to Chicago for Market Days. Haven't ever been, and can't really find much online... haha.

    Anyone want to help give me an idea of what to expect?
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    Aug 01, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    Just Google Chicago Market Days 2012. There's a list of vendors, performers, etc. I was going to go this year for the cheese factor of seeing Sheena Easton, but I'm off to South Beach instead that weekend.
  • tgrissom0312

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    Aug 01, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
    I'll be in CHI the 6th - 13th. I'm there for work through Wednesday but vacation the rest of the time. This will be my first trip to the city in the summer. I've only been in Jan/Feb!

    I'm all alone and crashing with a friend who isn't really up for going out. So, if anyone is in the area, let's hang out! And if anyone has guest passes to their gym...hit me up!

  • Aug 01, 2012 2:15 PM GMT
    As a Chicagoan I've got this one.

    Simply put Market Days is like Pride minus the parade and a little more laid back. There will be a lot of people out and about but it's still a good time to walk the fest and enjoy some music. Yes there is a "suggested donation" but nobody pays that anyway. Come out and enjoy.
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    Aug 01, 2012 2:32 PM GMT
    Looks like it's on the 10th, that sucks, I'm leaving on Friday the 10th.
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    Aug 01, 2012 2:44 PM GMT
    rollingthunder2828 saidSimply put Market Days is like Pride minus the parade and a little more laid back.


    This. It's a good opportunity to hang out with a bunch of guys from all over the place, and it's a more chill crowd than a pride event would be. I think the street fair part of it contributes to that a bit. Still a little cheesy, and yeah it can be super packed at times, but it's a fun way to spend a summer weekend.

    I'm going this year too and can't wait. Will be there Aug 9 - 13.
  • Hothouse

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    Aug 01, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
    Never been before but I'm going this year - can't believe I've actually scheduled a trip and there's a gay event going on.
  • justarunner

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    Aug 07, 2012 4:48 AM GMT
    haha yeah getting a better idea , anyone have pics from past year they took?
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    Aug 07, 2012 4:50 AM GMT
    I WAS going to be there...but alas, plans shifted, and now I won't.
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    Aug 07, 2012 4:50 AM GMT
    I'm living in the Suburbs and was debating on going to this... But wouldn't have anyone to go with cause I really don't know anyone. Would it be weird if I went alone you think? You think I'd still enjoy it?
  • justarunner

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    Aug 07, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
    right now just longwith81 and i going so far
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    Aug 07, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
    If anyone wants to have me tag along with them, hit me up and maybe we can work something out. It'd be interesting to see I think.(haven't experienced too much of the gay life yet)
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    Aug 07, 2012 5:05 AM GMT
    Boomm18 saidI'm living in the Suburbs and was debating on going to this... But wouldn't have anyone to go with cause I really don't know anyone. Would it be weird if I went alone you think? You think I'd still enjoy it?

    Just go. Friends get in the way of hooking up. For some reason they think it is selfish for you to expect them to crash on a stranger's couch while you go in his bedroom to have sex.
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    Aug 07, 2012 5:05 AM GMT
    justarunner saidAnyone want to help give me an idea of what to expect?
    Beheaded torsos.
  • Longwith81

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    Aug 07, 2012 5:09 AM GMT
    hey! he is a sexy beheaded torso! haha
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    Aug 07, 2012 5:12 AM GMT
    Longwith81 saidhey! he is a sexy beheaded torso! haha
    Not anywhere near as sexy as the headed torsos I've been with. icon_cool.gif
  • Longwith81

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    Aug 07, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    i will need some proof of this headed torso,

    besides i keep justarunners head for safe keeping under my bed. haha
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    Aug 07, 2012 5:23 AM GMT
    Boomm18 saidIf anyone wants to have me tag along with them, hit me up and maybe we can work something out. It'd be interesting to see I think.(haven't experienced too much of the gay life yet)


    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2584513
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    Aug 07, 2012 6:34 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    justarunner saidAnyone want to help give me an idea of what to expect?
    Beheaded torsos.


    Nope. iPhone's don't work during mkt days icon_evil.gif
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    Aug 07, 2012 6:38 AM GMT
    CABucky said

    Nope. iPhone's don't work during mkt days icon_evil.gif


    An event full of gay men...who don't have functional access to their iPhones...soo...it's just a big mass suicide then?
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    Aug 07, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    CABucky said

    Nope. iPhone's don't work during mkt days icon_evil.gif


    An event full of gay men...who don't have functional access to their iPhones...soo...it's just a big mass suicide then?


    Yep. Death by slushies at Side Track!
  • austex85

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    Aug 07, 2012 6:44 AM GMT
    This will be my first time in Chicago. Can't wait!
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    Aug 07, 2012 1:29 PM GMT
    austex85 saidThis will be my first time in Chicago. Can't wait!

    Chicago is a great city! You'll love it!!
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    Aug 07, 2012 8:27 PM GMT
    I got my schedule for the week, and work Saturday. So I probably will go down there Sunday and check it out.
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    Aug 07, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
    yaaaa I will be there with Montague (from here).

    So waaatch out icon_smile.gif