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Cigarfest question
lance4824 Offline
#1 Posted:
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I am wanting to go to Cigarfest in May and if i get a ticket this will be my first time. Is it better to go on Friday or Saturday?

thanks....
ZRX1200 Offline
#2 Posted:
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I’d PM Shana and see which evening she’s available for fine dining.
lance4824 Offline
#3 Posted:
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What? who is Shana? The wife would not be happy....
Pudding Mittens Offline
#4 Posted:
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lance4824 wrote:
I am wanting to go to Cigarfest in May and if i get a ticket this will be my first time. Is it better to go on Friday or Saturday?

thanks....

It doesn't matter which day you go, the main event is identical. Your choice will involve:

1. Which day is better for me?
2. Which day's supplemental events do I like better? (see event schedule at website).
3. Which day has available tickets left to purchase?

Also, bring good foam earplugs (sporting goods stores and Wal-Mart have them), because typically the band is playing and is amplified to very loud volume levels in the food tent while you're eating.

Hope that helps!
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lance4824 Offline
#5 Posted:
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Pudding Mittens wrote:
It doesn't matter which day you go, the main event is identical. Your choice will involve:

1. Which day is better for me?
2. Which day's supplemental events do I like better? (see event schedule at website).
3. Which day has available tickets left to purchase?

Also, bring good foam earplugs (sporting goods stores and Wal-Mart have them), because typically the band is playing and is amplified to very loud volume levels in the food tent while you're eating.

Hope that helps!
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What happen to you4 orginal post. I was reading it and then is gone.
Pudding Mittens Offline
#6 Posted:
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lance4824 wrote:
What happen to you4 orginal post. I was reading it and then is gone.

Eh, I figured it was too long and had answers to stuff you didn't ask.

I've found that most people dislike long posts with a lot of detail. They want short and very little detail. I don't understand it, but that's how most people are, go figure.

If you're interested though, the gist of the stuff I deleted was:

1. Get the basic 2:30 PM entry ticket, the earlier-entry options (12:30 PM and 10:30 AM, if I remember right) aren't worth the extra money for what you get.

2. They keep jacking the ticket prices up yearly at rates FAR beyond the rate of inflation.

3. Once the basic 2:30 PM entry ticket breaks $200, my buddies and I aren't going anymore, because a pretty large percentage of the sticks you get are "meh" sticks to pad the total count. It looks like this may be our last year, as the 2:30 PM ticket price is $190 this year, if I remember right. Next year it'll be over $200.

All just my opinion, of course. If you'd like to know anything else, just ask!
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ZRX1200 Offline
#7 Posted:
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Shana is an employee of CBid......one of our minataurs here......

You treat them well, thus I said fine dining. Doesn’t mean a date, she’s too classy for you anyways trust me. Does your wife understand “cigar people”? Because I’ve had loved ones get blown away that every time we meet a cigar buddy literally anywhere in the US it’s always the same. Kind weirdos just like me. Just usually a different type of weirdo......my point is if she understands cigar people then it’s a friendly adventure not an attempt at a ménage à trois. And that’s really insulting to insinuate that with Shana as she is every bit a lady.
VaMtnMan Offline
#8 Posted:
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This will be our 13th year going to CigarFest. Both days are pretty much the same. Saturday seems to sell out faster, since most people work on Friday, but they will sell out quickly also.

Whatever you do, if you are planning on staying at Split Rock for the weekend, make sure you call Monday right after you buy your tickets to make reservations. They do book all the rooms quickly.

Let me know if you have any questions.
ShanaC@CigarBid Offline
#9 Posted:
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Posts: 979
Howdy! Depends on your schedule which day is better, because they both offer the same things. The only difference with the ticket options is getting into the fest 2-4 hours before hand. Some people like getting in early as your not dealing with a few thousand people at 2:30, gives you the rest of the afternoon to herf, etc.

I won't be at the fest this year, but I will be at the 191 store this Saturday, February 2nd, helping with ticket sales. If coming to the store, come early. I have talked to fellas who herf for hours before we open. Dress warm as temps are going to be in the teens.

Say hello if anyone sees me! Herfing

Pudding Mittens Offline
#10 Posted:
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Hey Shana, I thought CigarBid was supposed to tongue-in-cheekly pretend it's not CI. You're a CigarBid employee who's going to be working at a CI store doing CigarFest ticket sales? You're breaking character a bit!

You guys don't try TOO hard to hide it though. That emoji you used? It's the CI logo, and the forum code to make it is "CI" surrounded by square brackets. Terrible job of hiding the link, I tellya!

Herfing
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ShanaC@CigarBid Offline
#11 Posted:
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I’m volunteering my services Herfing
rfenst Offline
#12 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
Posts: 29,440
Pudding Mittens wrote:
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Hey Shana, I thought CigarBid was supposed to tongue-in-cheekly pretend it's not CI. You're a CigarBid employee who's going to be working at a CI store doing CigarFest ticket sales? You're breaking character a bit!

You guys don't try TOO hard to hide it though. That emoji you used? It's the CI logo, and the forum code to make it is "CI" surrounded by square brackets. Terrible job of hiding the link, I tellya!

Herfing
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LOL.
lance4824 Offline
#13 Posted:
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The extra $100 gets extra raffles so is that worth it?

I understand the extra $100 gets me in 4 hours earlier and breakfast. 4 hours earlier and breakfast is not worth it but maybe the raffles… please help
lance4824 Offline
#14 Posted:
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Pudding Mittens wrote:
Eh, I figured it was too long and had answers to stuff you didn't ask.

I've found that most people dislike long posts with a lot of detail. They want short and very little detail. I don't understand it, but that's how most people are, go figure.

If you're interested though, the gist of the stuff I deleted was:

1. Get the basic 2:30 PM entry ticket, the earlier-entry options (12:30 PM and 10:30 AM, if I remember right) aren't worth the extra money for what you get.

2. They keep jacking the ticket prices up yearly at rates FAR beyond the rate of inflation.

3. Once the basic 2:30 PM entry ticket breaks $200, my buddies and I aren't going anymore, because a pretty large percentage of the sticks you get are "meh" sticks to pad the total count. It looks like this may be our last year, as the 2:30 PM ticket price is $190 this year, if I remember right. Next year it'll be over $200.

All just my opinion, of course. If you'd like to know anything else, just ask!
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What is meh?

thanks for your post. Herfing
KingoftheCove Offline
#15 Posted:
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lance4824 wrote:
What is meh?
Herfing

Rocky Patel cigars...

Budweiser...

Cigar of the Month Clubs...

Political jousting on cbid Forums...

My old car...
tonygraz Offline
#16 Posted:
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Say it ain't so - not the car.
Pudding Mittens Offline
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lance4824 wrote:
What is meh?

"Meh" is something people say when they're underwhelmed. In this context, it means mediocre sticks. Just-okay ones that don't have a ton of flavor and don't really impress. Stuff you wouldn't buy unless you're new to the hobby.

You do get some world-class sticks too, but a significant percentage is "meh" sticks. The total haul of sticks, good and mediocre, is worth different dollar amounts to different people, but as I said, once they cross the $200 mark on the cheap late-entry ticket, I'm done, and there are a LOT of other guys like me.

However if they go above $200 and eliminate the "meh" filler sticks and make them all good, then that's a different story. I'd pay more for that.

Quote:
thanks for your post. Herfing

You're quite welcome! Glad to help.

KingoftheCove wrote:
My old car...

If you've never heard it, go on YouTube or wherever, and look up Adam Sandler's song (from one of his comedy CDs) titled "Piece Of S**t Car". You'll die laughing. It's a classic.
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lance4824 wrote:
What is meh? Herfing


meh = The x-wife / 1.5

Hell Naw = The x-wife * 1

I would rather cut off my balls with a blunt rock = The x-wife * 1.5
Pudding Mittens Offline
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Ewok126 wrote:
meh = The x-wife / 1.5

Hell Naw = The x-wife * 1

I would rather cut off my balls with a blunt rock = The x-wife * 1.5


A tale of two slogans:

The X-Files: "I WANT TO BELIEVE!"

The X-Wife: "I WANT TO LEAVE!"
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KingoftheCove Offline
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tonygraz wrote:
Say it ain't so - not the car.

The azzhats here beat me into submission re my car........................I blame JadeRose...
Ewok126 Offline
#21 Posted:
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Pudding Mittens wrote:
A tale of two slogans:

The X-Files: "I WANT TO BELIEVE!"

The X-Wife: "I WANT TO LEAVE!"
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You dang Skippy!
Ewok126 Offline
#22 Posted:
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lance4824 wrote:
What? who is Shana? The wife would not be happy....



I am not sure which is worse

Asking for Platinum or asking who is Shana?
lance4824 Offline
#23 Posted:
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Pudding Mittens wrote:
"Meh" is something people say when they're underwhelmed. In this context, it means mediocre sticks. Just-okay ones that don't have a ton of flavor and don't really impress. Stuff you wouldn't buy unless you're new to the hobby.

You do get some world-class sticks too, but a significant percentage is "meh" sticks. The total haul of sticks, good and mediocre, is worth different dollar amounts to different people, but as I said, once they cross the $200 mark on the cheap late-entry ticket, I'm done, and there are a LOT of other guys like me.

However if they go above $200 and eliminate the "meh" filler sticks and make them all good, then that's a different story. I'd pay more for that.


You're quite welcome! Glad to help.


If you've never heard it, go on YouTube or wherever, and look up Adam Sandler's song (from one of his comedy CDs) titled "Piece Of S**t Car". You'll die laughing. It's a classic.
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thanks
VaMtnMan Offline
#24 Posted:
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The first year we went, it was only $90. An extra $90 for two parties that were all you could drink, and pretty much smoke.

It has been down hill since then, and a lot more expensive. The best part there were less people and we didn't order our tickets until March, and they were still available.




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JGKAMIN Offline
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OK who else got shut out? Seems they sold out even quicker than usual. I’d love to know th3 breakdown of 3000 per session from GA to VIH and then the top tier. Anybody get their confirmation email? Friends of mine got tickets and page said they’d get a confirmation email within 24 hours, but almost 28 hours later nada.
Pudding Mittens Offline
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JGKAMIN wrote:
OK who else got shut out? Seems they sold out even quicker than usual. I’d love to know th3 breakdown of 3000 per session from GA to VIH and then the top tier. Anybody get their confirmation email? Friends of mine got tickets and page said they’d get a confirmation email within 24 hours, but almost 28 hours later nada.

I never get a confirmation email, heh! Herfing
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lance4824 Offline
#27 Posted:
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I got a $190 ticket for Saturday
JGKAMIN Offline
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lance4824 wrote:
I got a $190 ticket for Saturday

Did you get any confirmation yet?
lance4824 Offline
#29 Posted:
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Yes. They charged my card
JGKAMIN Offline
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Interesting, a call to customer service also indicated no purchase but screen says the sales was complete and confirmation will be emailed with 24 hours...that was 2 days ago. And I understand that happened to a couple people.
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And anybody know the breakdown of the 3000 tickets? Seems the GA sell out so quickly, there might be more VIH and Megaherfer tickets being sold, which based on the pricing tier I understand why.
lance4824 Offline
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I got a ticket for Saturday and staying at the resort.

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