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Old 05-27-2008, 04:01 PM
 
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My teen wants to go to a conert there (Mighty Bosstones)and I don't know the area. It looks like he can take the red line to Silver Springs, but that's it. Is it an easy cab ride to the pavillion from the metro? So, transportation-wise, is it relatively easy? Also, what is the area like during concerts? Is it what one would typically expect or is there more going on in general?

Thanks for any input!
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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A cab ride would probably be easy enough -- he'd just sit there. But it could get a little expensive, since Merriweather Post is about 20 miles up the pike. Not sure how he'd get a cab back...
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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Back in the day when I was 15, my parents dropped me off for a show there, went to dinner in Colombia and then picked me up with a fair amount of ease.
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:55 AM
 
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Back in the day when I was 15, my parents dropped me off for a show there, went to dinner in Colombia and then picked me up with a fair amount of ease.
Me too - also eliminates parking hassles.

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Merriweather Post Pavilion is located in Columbia, Maryland, and is one of the nicest venues in the area. This outdoor concert venue is located on 40 acres in an area known as Symphony Woods. Although there are other venues in the state that are more popular than Merriweather Post Pavilion, it still has a lot to offer. For this reason, both fans and performers come back year in and year out.

Most people are not aware that this concert venue was named after Marjorie Merriweather Post, the cereal heiress. Since opening in 1967 this venue has played host to hundreds of great events. It was originally built to be the home of the National Symphony Orchestra, but over time this began to change. In today's day and age, Merriweather Post Pavilion is used mostly for popular music concerts and events.

Among the most popular performers to take the stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion is Jimmy Buffett. In fact, he has performed at this venue more than 40 times; making him the artist who has frequented this venue the most.

Some of the high schools located in Howard County, Maryland use Merriweather Post Pavilion for their graduation ceremonies in June.

Both Jackson Browne and The Eagles have produced live albums at this venue.

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With so much to offer, seeing an event at Merriweather Post Pavilion is something that you will never forget"

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Old 05-28-2008, 03:49 PM
 
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Default yeah, I'd thought about that

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Back in the day when I was 15, my parents dropped me off for a show there, went to dinner in Colombia and then picked me up with a fair amount of ease.
Part of it is that he's taking a girl and doesn't want mom around--but I've got smaller kids and pickup time would be past their bedtime--no one to watch them yet so that's why I was looking for public transportation.
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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Part of it is that he's taking a girl and doesn't want mom around--but I've got smaller kids and pickup time would be past their bedtime--no one to watch them yet so that's why I was looking for public transportation.
See if the girl's parent can pick them up?

Back when I was a teen, my friends and I didn't have the luxury to just ditch the parents when we wanted to go out. Date or not, we relied on who was available, and sometimes that meant getting dropped off and picked up by mom. It beat not going at all (which was of course the other option)...
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:02 AM
 
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You could always get him limo...for like $200 and up. Ouch! Getting a sitter for the little ones so you could do the pick up might be cheaper than that...
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:56 AM
 
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Part of it is that he's taking a girl and doesn't want mom around--but I've got smaller kids and pickup time would be past their bedtime--no one to watch them yet so that's why I was looking for public transportation.
Oh. That is a tough one. I was going to see the Moody Blues and honestly nobody but nobody wanted to go.

Hmmm...Sag's idea may be the best unless there is a bus or something.
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:00 PM
 
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Oh. That is a tough one. I was going to see the Moody Blues and honestly nobody but nobody wanted to go.
Hopefully you hang out with a better class of people these days! :-)
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:35 AM
 
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I'd say a taxi ride to Merriweather from Silver Spring would take 20+ minutes and cost over $25 each way -- I'd suggest calling Barwood Taxi (the main taxi cab company in Silver Spring) for a more accurate price quote. As someone else pointed out, getting a taxi at the end of the concert would be a challenge, and you'd probably want to schedule one in advance.
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