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Old 01-16-2006, 08:29 PM   #1
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Any recommendations on what to explore in the U.S?

I´m trying to gather some info on what to see, eat and drink when we get to the U.S. Any suggestions from our American friends?
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Old 01-16-2006, 08:49 PM   #2
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I´m trying to gather some info on what to see, eat and drink when we get to the U.S. Any suggestions from our American friends?
Wel, If you come to Chicago you could check out the beautiful lakefront, lots of museums, Navy Pier, Buckingham Fountain. As for eating, you need to have a Chicago style hot dog and deep dish pizza. It's just too bad that GC is not playing here unless they had a show here.
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Old 01-17-2006, 01:12 AM   #3
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hey man!

as for New York City... check out Times Square, of course. that can be some fun to walk around... Central Park.

be careful in NYC, though. it's illegal to consume alcohol in public, as well as public drunkenness... other than that, see you at the NY show! and if, by chance, there are more dates to be added, in NJ or Philadelphia. if not... lookin forward to the next tour :)
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Old 01-17-2006, 07:33 AM   #4
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where are you headed? our country is so massive it has a bit of everything and it really depends where you touch ground... places in the south have swamps and hot weather, places in the west are..well.. i dont live there and never have been. it's like the desert in arizona...some awesome sights in terms of geography
the northeast is probably pretty similar to the weather you're used to


wait, it just occured to me you're probably in GC aren't you? so you get to see the whole country.

ill come speak what little norweigan i know with you at valentines in NY if i'm not too shy!
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Old 01-17-2006, 07:53 AM   #5
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Transient; check out the dates on www.greencarnation.no

There will be more dates added.

We'd like some more advice. Looking forward to this!!!

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Old 01-17-2006, 08:33 AM   #6
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I recommend you eat @ McDonalds, it's typical American cuisine :p.
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:25 AM   #7
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Deep Dish Pizza

I´ve heard that the deep dish pizza on the East Coast is great. It is drained in butter and fat I´ve heard. That´s gonna be good for my extremely fit tummy:) And I bet Kjetil won´t decline a pizza like that either:)

Thanks for the tips so far. I appreciate it.

I guess we´ll be spending most of our time in a van, so I thought if I planned a bit up ahead, I´d might get more out of my stay. I am gonna go see the biggest organ in the world in some cathedral in Salt Lake City when we get there and if there is some time. Maybe I could sneak up and throw some evil chords at them :)

To Transient: See you on Valentine´s day. If we´re have a chat after the show I guess we both have had some beers and we can tell some old viking tales in Norwegian:)

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Old 01-17-2006, 12:38 PM   #8
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if, by chance, you go to Philadelphia, you must go to Pat's Steaks. it's pretty much legendary. best cheesesteaks ever
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Old 01-17-2006, 01:43 PM   #9
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Food, food, food.. we'll all have to be on a diet for years after this trip, it seems like!!!

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Old 01-17-2006, 01:58 PM   #10
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When you're in Toronto, I would suggest Sneaky Dee's, if you haven't been there yet. Best chicken wings in the city!! I would definitely try to convince my buddy Adrian to bring me there again the next time I'm there, which I guess will be the weekend of April 1.
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Old 01-17-2006, 02:09 PM   #11
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Harvey's in Toronto was the best fast food i've ever had
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Old 01-17-2006, 02:46 PM   #12
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In Addition to Dead6Skin6Mask6's recommendations in NYC, I would also like to add to check out the EAST VILLAGE, lots of rock shops/metal stores, pubs and bars.. It's also close to CBGB's and Broadway.. You can find anything to do there from street vendors/performers/museums/parks etc.. Also, speaking of food, Little ITALY is just within minutes away, you can find the best OVEN COOKED pizza in NYC there and there's plenty of them. Cross over a couple of blocks and you can check out CHINATOWN for some "somewhat authentic" oriental feel.. From the hanging ducks and live frogs/turtles on the streets to having rabbits and exotic foods you'll find it there. And finally, take a five minute ride and you can check out the South Street Seaport for a nice view of the Hudson River, New York city Bridges, Good foods and bars within the port as well.. and if you're interested there's also the human body exhibit that's going on now until the end of February at the South Street Seaport that shows you different preserved bodies, internal organs, smoker's lungs, cirrhotic livers, a pregnant woman preserved with her baby in the womb, etc. (I missed that when I was in Toronto, we went to Niagara Falls instead like you guys did, haha).. I would suggest not to miss NEW YORK CITY PIZZA. I wish I had the luxury to take you guys out on a tour of NYC but I don't. It really depends on what you guys want to do and interested in seeing/doing.. Afterall, it's the city that never sleeps.. See you guys soon.
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Old 01-17-2006, 03:24 PM   #13
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When you go to South by Southwest in Austin, TX. I recommend that you check out Sixth Street, it will be hopping even more than normal because of SXSW. Austin is the self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World, there will be lots of great bands there in Austin then (not sure how long y'all will be there) I don't know what venue y'all are going to be at, but odds are, it will be on 6th.

Get some Tex-Mex food when you get there, Chuy's or Guero's are my two favorites in Austin.

Let me know if there is anything else you want to know about Austin or SXSW, I'll be there for that show and I will be attending the Albany, NY show as well.

I'd love to help do promotion/interviews/etc for the Albany show on my college radio station too!
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I'm not sure if you guys are the museum types, but when I went over to NYC and Toronto (mainly for the DotE festival) I was seriously impressed with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, it's easily on par with the British Museum and the Louvre. Highly recommended! The Guggenheim Museum is also worth a few hours.

I'd suggest the Empire State Building observatory if there wasn't such a huge fucking queue to get to the top. :(

And don't forget the bagels.

And the pizza.

Ah god I'm drunk.
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I'm not sure if you guys are the museum types, but when I went to NYC (on my way to the DotE festival in Toronto) I was seriously impressed with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, it's easily on par with the British Museum and the Louvre. Highly recommended! The Guggenheim Museum is also worth a few hours. Also, definitely see the Bodyworlds exhibition that Candlelight6 mentioned (if it's still happening), that's some weird and interesting shit.

I'd suggest the Empire State Building observatory if there wasn't such a huge fucking queue to get to the top. :(

And don't forget the bagels.

And the pizza.

And the pretzels.

Ah god I'm hammered.

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Old 01-18-2006, 07:09 AM   #17
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Thanks for all the info. I'm taking notes for my calendar. Some of us tried to get up in the CN-Tower i Toronto when we were there, but the queue was just too damned long. I guess the queue isn't smaller at The Empire State Building. Keep it coming...

To VisiblyShaken:
Thanks for the tip. I can't wait to get to Austin, Stevie Ray Vaughan's hometown:)
It would be great if you would do something on your radioshow. If you send me a private message with your email-address I can get Tchort to mail you whatever you need for promoting. Thanks in advance

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I´ve heard that the deep dish pizza on the East Coast is great. It is drained in butter and fat I´ve heard. That´s gonna be good for my extremely fit tummy:) And I bet Kjetil won´t decline a pizza like that either:)
Yeah, right. New York style pizza is thin crust. If you really want deep dish pizza then you ought to come where it was invented and that's Chicago. Some great pizza places here are: Lou Malnati's, Gino's East, Giordano's, Pizzeria Uno, Home Run Inn, Rizzatta's.
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I think I went to Giordano's when I was in Chicago
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what, you want them to die?
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:24 AM   #21
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When you're in Toronto, I would suggest Sneaky Dee's, if you haven't been there yet. Best chicken wings in the city!! I would definitely try to convince my buddy Adrian to bring me there again the next time I'm there, which I guess will be the weekend of April 1.
Cheers. Sneak's owns.

Harvey's is gross. I'd say typical canadian fast food is more like Tim Hortons. hhahaa.

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Old 01-19-2006, 09:44 AM   #22
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Cheers. Sneak's owns.

Harvey's is gross. I'd say typical canadian fast food is more like Tim Hortons. hhahaa.
When it comes to fast foods in Ontario, Lick's owns! And then there's always those pita places.
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Maybe it's 'cuz I live here, but NYC isn't really that interesting. Like Times Square and shit...just giant neon advertisements and way too many people.
I think it is just you. ;)

I didn't see any appeal in Times Square at all (I've copped enough bells-and-whistles neon crap in Japan), but regardless, whatever kind of music/art/food/culture/etc you're into, I'm certain it can be found somewhere in New York at a damn good standard. It always seems like there's something to do or see. And the subway was great! Hehe. The only other equivalent would be London, IMHO... although people always seem to complain about the weather. :P

Perhaps I'm a little biased but I also think the same of my home town (Melbourne, Australia) but we don't get anywhere near the same number of international tours happening. :P And the public transport can be kinda shit sometimes.

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I can wait to see you guys. This show is gonna kick ass. There isnt too much to do outside of Boston, but if you have some cash you could check out the Boston Museum of Science. They have some really cool stuff there, like the Omni Theater. :D
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To Transient: See you on Valentine´s day. If we´re have a chat after the show I guess we both have had some beers and we can tell some old viking tales in Norwegian:)
jupp, men jeg kan ikke ha et øl...jeg er 17 :/
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If any of you are hockey fans, there's the Hockey Hall Of Fame to visit in Toronto.
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in Fayetteville, NC, the venue is in the back of a strip mall in the middle of nowhere...well a residential area but outside of the city. they venue might not feed you either, so you are stuck with Chinese or Food Lion (grocery). don't try to spend much time here it's not the greatest area.

i've not been to the Social, but Myrtle Beach is typically putt-putt golf, strip clubs, cheap souviners. i would suggest actually taking the short walk out to the beach. as long as its not biker weekend you are in good shape. and if you swing through the small town of Calabash, NC (right over the border on your way north) it is quite famous for its seafood.

Baltimore has a great aquarium and Norfolk (next to VA Beach) has a science-y ocean themed place called Nauticus.
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ah the boston aquariam is awesome too! and the museum of air and space in DC
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Vel, da får jeg ta en øl mens du tar en cola :devil:
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lol.

well hopefully u guys get to come to south florida. cause if ya dont. ur gonna miss out on alot down in the sunny state.

well at least here in Miami u could go to alot of great places.

im sure u guys would love south beach, especially during a drumcircle...its amazing.
The area is known for its hip clubs and wild nightlife as well as numerous excellent restaurants

and u hav to take a drive down Ocean Drive.

also ft.lauderdale downtown has a bunch of great clubs and venues. and very sexi gurls in very kool looking bars.

u can also go to the Grove. the great Coconut Grove.

or u can go shoping at Bal harbor. very famous for its huge variety of stores.


there is more to the wonders of Vice City. the only way to see is if u bring Green Carnation down here....please.
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