June 29, 2012 10:33 AM Subscribe
Attending the "Gentlemen of the Road
" festival in Portland, ME on August 4th. Looking for information both on the festival and on where to stay the night (cheaply!)
posted by maryr to travel & transportation around Portland, ME (14 answers total)
A friend and I will be traveling up from Boston for the concert. Taking the Downeaster Amtrak seems like the best option for travel - and personally, I love traveling by train. However, the latest train to Boston leaves at 8PM, which seems a bit early.
Unfortunately, there is practically no information on the website linked above. There isn't even a reliable starting time posted. I've looked at the information from the UK stops (Huddersfield
) and it seems like events will be going on late enough that staying the night makes the most sense. Where we spend the night - and IF we stay the night - depends on how late the concert goes. Staying the night also depends on finding relatively inexpensive accomodations that we can get to without a car (if we take the train). We do have the option of driving (if we can't find affordable sleeping arrangements), but we'd both rather take the train than put more wear on my friend's elderly car.
All this boils down to me looking for the following info:
- Did you attend one of the UK shows? How late did things go? Is it worth staying for the late stuff? I assume Mumford and Sons don't go on until the very end, at the least. Any general thought you'd like to share about the festival? What should we bring?
- Is there anywhere within a reasonable walk, bus, or taxi ride of Portland's "Eastern Promenade" where the concert is located?
- Are YOU going to this show too? I know meetups belong in IRL, but if you are attending and would be interested in sharing accomodations (cost dilution!), this seems a more appropriate place for it. Also, of course, I'd love to arrange a meetup.