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Mark Knopfler Discussion => Down The Road Wherever EU & NA tour => Pre-concert meetings => Topic started by: Millionaire Blues on January 31, 2019, 10:11:35 am

Title: Barcelona
Post by: Millionaire Blues on January 31, 2019, 10:11:35 am
If anyone is interested in meeting up on the day of the concert may I suggest the below:

Fábrica Moritz brewery/Tapas bar in the Ciutat Vella part of town.

https://moritz.com/ca/

This is a bar that the band had a drink in in 2015 (See link below) and I have been since and loved it.

http://guyfletcher.co.uk/31st-july-2015-barcelona/

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Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: ingridswing on February 01, 2019, 10:19:04 am
Of course I want to join, is it on walking distance from the venue?
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: Millionaire Blues on February 01, 2019, 10:57:57 am
Hi Ingrid,

This bar is a 37 minute walk to venue according to Google, which to me is "walking distance" but I appreciate most people would disagree with that!!

Hopefully weather will be nice...

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Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: tunnel85 on February 01, 2019, 11:06:04 am
Count me in anywhere  ;D
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: jbaent on February 01, 2019, 11:30:17 am
Hi Ingrid,

This bar is a 37 minute walk to venue according to Google, which to me is "walking distance" but I appreciate most people would disagree with that!!

Hopefully weather will be nice...

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The Palau Sant Jordi is in the top of one of the hills in Barcelona, quite high, take that in consideration because that 37 minutes walk could be all going up like climbing a mountain...
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: ingridswing on February 01, 2019, 01:52:44 pm
Isn't there another pub closer to the venue? because 37 minutes according to Google is probably counted without climbing, so could be almost one hour, which means shorter time for drinks ;-) and arrive at the venue exhausted
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: jbaent on February 01, 2019, 01:58:40 pm
Isn't there another pub closer to the venue? because 37 minutes according to Google is probably counted without climbing, so could be almost one hour, which means shorter time for drinks ;-) and arrive at the venue exhausted

No. The venue is located in what was called the olimpic ring, where there are only olimpic venues like the Olimpic stadium, the palau sant jordi or the olimpic swiming pool.

 Your best chance is to meet in somewhere around the old Arenas bullring, which is nowadays a mall with many restaurants and bars, and then walk until the Palau Sant Jordi, that is what anyone usually does to attend concerts at the Sant Jordi

Check this: https://goo.gl/maps/8xCcXEcX7XK2

Close to the venue there is a small and cosy bar, but it's small. This one: https://goo.gl/maps/gE9Bo54uJn92
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: binone on February 01, 2019, 09:47:45 pm
Count me in for any meeting in Barcelona.
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: Dutchessy on February 02, 2019, 02:19:55 pm
Me too  :)
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: Millionaire Blues on February 04, 2019, 11:41:03 am
Jbaent's suggestion is a great one so shall we meet there?
 ;D
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: jbaent on February 04, 2019, 11:47:56 am
Jbaent's suggestion is a great one so shall we meet there?
 ;D

which one, the small bar next to the olimpic stadium or the bullting mall?
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: Millionaire Blues on February 04, 2019, 04:14:00 pm
Either is good for me...just let me know when you choose.

 :wave
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: jbaent on February 04, 2019, 04:39:50 pm
Either is good for me...just let me know when you choose.

 :wave

I'll arrive in time to get the tickets from the mk.com box office, i dont think I'll do any meeting prior to that as i will be there on Easter holidays with the family.
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: silentguy on March 16, 2019, 06:25:40 pm
I'd like to meet up before Barcelona.  We will need to pick up our tickets though, so need to leave time for that.
Could someone post the exact name and address of the meeting place.

Is this the place   Bar Estrella Damm  08038 Barcelona, Spain  ?


Time ?

It looks very close to the venue, so picking up tickets should be no problem.
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: binone on April 08, 2019, 02:52:52 pm
I'd like to meet up before Barcelona.  We will need to pick up our tickets though, so need to leave time for that.
Could someone post the exact name and address of the meeting place.

Is this the place   Bar Estrella Damm  08038 Barcelona, Spain  ?


Time ?

It looks very close to the venue, so picking up tickets should be no problem.


Box office just meters away. 6:00 PM open Box Office.


Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: jbaent on April 08, 2019, 02:58:32 pm
That's the Palau box office? Looks like the stadium box office, that it's just behind the bar.
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: binone on April 08, 2019, 04:41:25 pm
That's the Palau box office? Looks like the stadium box office, that it's just behind the bar.
Are not the same box office?

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Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: jbaent on April 08, 2019, 05:26:23 pm
That's the Palau box office? Looks like the stadium box office, that it's just behind the bar.
Are not the same box office?

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I don't know but they are different venues in different places.

Yes, they are next to each other but they are different venues.
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: jbaent on April 08, 2019, 05:41:08 pm
Binone, I think you're right and that are the box office windows for the Palau, but it rings the bell that also the ones for stadium are there as well...

Can't remember from my last time there.
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: knopflertom on April 14, 2019, 05:04:29 pm
I would like to join the preshow meeting, too. Is the Bar Estrella Damm the meeting location?
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: binone on April 14, 2019, 05:32:56 pm
There are 3 options, For the early hours (3 to 5,30, I recommend the old bullring (Arenas de Barcelona), an old bullring converted into a mall with food and beverage zones in the 4th and 5th floors. From there is 25 min. walking to the venue, or by bus. Box office opens at 6.00 PM, and the Estrella bar is beside the box office. There is another bar not far from there in the swimming pools, maybe less crowded than the Estrella's one.

It can be a hot day to be all the time outside.
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: jbaent on April 14, 2019, 06:40:18 pm

It can be a hot day to be all the time outside.

Hopefully!

End of April is very dangerous in weather terms in Spain, it's the period of time when bigger storms can happen... And Valencia and Córdoba concerts are on open air venues...
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: dmg on April 15, 2019, 12:04:13 pm

It can be a hot day to be all the time outside.

Hopefully!

End of April is very dangerous in weather terms in Spain, it's the period of time when bigger storms can happen... And Valencia and Córdoba concerts are on open air venues...

I hope none of his concerts get cancelled then, such as the Vaison one in '96.  He'd have no such issues in Scotland in April, would he?  ;)
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: jbaent on April 15, 2019, 12:09:10 pm

It can be a hot day to be all the time outside.

Hopefully!

End of April is very dangerous in weather terms in Spain, it's the period of time when bigger storms can happen... And Valencia and Córdoba concerts are on open air venues...

I hope none of his concerts get cancelled then, such as the Vaison one in '96.  He'd have no such issues in Scotland in April, would he?  ;)

Actually those cities are very sunny and warms at the end of April, beginning of May but it's also the period where the bigger rains happen, like in the DS song, "it never rains here, it's just poring down" it's usual that we get in one or two days the amount of rain we should had during the whole winter!
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: Dutchessy on April 23, 2019, 10:25:26 pm
So where and when do we meet? After tickets pickup at 18.00?
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: knopflertom on April 24, 2019, 09:24:12 am
The same question I would have asked  ;D

I have just arrived at Barcelona
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: ds1984 on April 24, 2019, 02:37:16 pm
Binone, I think you're right and that are the box office windows for the Palau, but it rings the bell that also the ones for stadium are there as well...

Can't remember from my last time there.

Seems that the box office is shared for both :

(https://www.palausantjordi.cat/fileadmin/user_upload/Planols-serveis/plano-serveis-exteriors.jpg)
(https://www.palausantjordi.cat/fileadmin/user_upload/Com_arribar/icons-servicios-angles_ok.jpg)
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: Dutchessy on April 24, 2019, 05:58:57 pm
So we see each other at 18.00 at the box Office? Also do we need diner between 18.00 and concert start?
Title: Re: Barcelona
Post by: knopflertom on April 24, 2019, 07:14:12 pm
That Sounds good