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TDIFest 2009 Discussion about TDIFest 2009 coming to Washington, DC (Dulles)on the Labour Day weekend (September 4-6th, 2009) .

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Old July 17th, 2009, 20:39   #1
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Hello.

I have never been to a TDIfest, but I have been to the Free State Project's 2009 Liberty Forum. (http://www.freestateproject.org/libertyforum)

It's held around middle of winter, so camping isn't an option up in NH, so I stayed with friends.

Recently I went to the Free State Project's Porcupine Freedom Festival, which was held at a camp ground in beautiful Lancaster, NH. http://www.porcfest.com Which was pretty much all camping, and it was FUN!! I can't imagine that September is too late to be camping, so anyone got any information on that?

I'm considering coming to TDIfest, but the Hyatt looks expensive, and I'm still in school and I've got rent to pay!
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Old July 18th, 2009, 19:56   #2
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I have no idea where you're going to camp around here.

As for the Hyatt being expensive, I'm not sure what you're used to, but their weekday rates are $259+ and we're getting the ballroom and all other fees for free, which is a huge bonus for TDIClub.
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Old July 18th, 2009, 20:00   #3
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Can't he camp on the White House lawn?
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Old July 18th, 2009, 20:04   #4
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He can try!

As for trying to find a way to make Fest more affordable for you, you may want to take a peek at the Hotel Room Sharing thread. Several people do this every year, and the cost can be cut in half or more if you get 2 - 4 people sharing a room. The rooms at the Hyatt will comfortably sleep three individuals (two double beds and a pull-out sofa).
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Old July 18th, 2009, 20:06   #5
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He can try!

As for trying to find a way to make Fest more affordable for you, you may want to take a peek at the Hotel Room Sharing thread. Several people do this every year, and the cost can be cut in half or more if you get 2 - 4 people sharing a room. The rooms at the Hyatt will comfortably sleep three individuals (two double beds and a pull-out sofa).
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Old July 18th, 2009, 20:07   #6
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I just read the info on the Hyatt from the website. It's $99 a night. That a little under $400 for the 4 evenings. Where do you get the $259 from?
I said weekday rates. This week, the rates range from $159 to $229 per night.
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Old July 18th, 2009, 20:15   #7
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camping with porcupines ***?
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I'm considering coming to TDIfest, but the Hyatt looks expensive, and I'm still in school and I've got rent to pay!
It's fortunate for you the TDIFest organizers have been able to work out some, shall we say... budget arrangements for people like yourself.

There is one well-known green space not far from the hotel which will be open for camping. Space is limited and first-come first-served. You're expected to pack in everything you will need, especially firearms, knives, fishing equipment and firestarting materials for all the hunting/trapping you'll need to do as you will not be allowed to bring in food.

Here is a map to the campsite. Make sure you show up early and check in at the front gate.



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Old July 18th, 2009, 20:16   #9
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You can pitch a tent in my hotel room....for only $50 a night. I will throw in the use of the latrine for free, but sorry no campfires. The night time methane from my anus may blow the whole place up.

Edit: non-breeding male member friends have just informed me I should be careful whom I invite to 'pitch a tent' in my room. Let me make it perfectly clear, I am not willing to switch teams at this point in my life, and if any tent pitching involves any instances of erections other than those involving canvas and aluminum you are most certainly NOT welcome.
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You can pitch a tent in my hotel room....for only $50 a night. I will throw in the use of the latrine for free, but sorry no campfires. The night time methane from my anus may blow the whole place up.
Pitch a tent, eh?
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Old July 18th, 2009, 20:22   #11
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Lost me entirely.

Allow me to simplify.

If you go to the Hyatt this coming Monday, July 20th, and check into a room, they will charge you $199.

This means that their normal rate, on any given weekday, is double what it is for our weekend. In addition to the negotiated Fest rate of $99 per night, you get free wifi, free use of the ballroom, free use of the registration suites, and reserved parking.

Yes?
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Old July 18th, 2009, 20:33   #13
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That's an outside gathering. You can witness this fact due to the individual with the cigarette in his hand. Smoking has been banned for almost 5 years in most public indoor areas.

I conclude this is not the TDIFEST nor pertains to the atypical guest attending the above mentioned.

I call bluff on your photo.

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Yes, their normal rate for that weekend is comparable to what we're getting... but without the other things that I mentioned, such as the ballroom and the parking and the suites and the labor to set up the events in the aforementioned ballroom, suites, and parking lot.
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Old July 18th, 2009, 20:34   #15
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That's an outside gathering. You can witness this fact due to the individual with the cigarette in his hand. Smoking has been banned for almost 5 years in most public indoor areas.

I conclude this is not the TDIFEST nor pertains to the atypical guest attending the above mentioned.

I call bluff on your photo.

Yes.
You haven't been to Virginia lately, have you? You can still smoke in bars and restaurants here.
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