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Raeg
Jul 7, 2008

The top 1% of ducks have control of 99.9% of the bread.

GEORGE W BUSHI posted:

Okay, then that works out. Sorry you can't make it but glad Raeg and his brother can

Thanks for accommodating.

Is there a plan for meeting yet or just meeting there? Me and my brother will likely be at the Hub for a drink around 730.

I think we ended up circling around other meets after the AJPW show. Saw Meltzer going in the F4W Board meet at the Shake Shack just after the show and then we grabbed a quick eat nearby and it seemed like we were in the middle of another big westerner meet.

Raeg fucked around with this message at 08:19 on Jan 3, 2019

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Auritech
May 27, 2004

If looking through a telescope
Is looking down a wall
The mind is charmed and flatness now is depth

If you're in the general Tokyo Dome area or at least near Suidobashi, I can hop a train and be there by 8.

JOHN CENA
Oct 20, 2006


can someone get me a sandwich from st. gentleman's before the show? you gotta grab one at noon or else they'll sell out. they're really popular

Bill Door
Dec 30, 2008


Auritech posted:

If you're in the general Tokyo Dome area or at least near Suidobashi, I can hop a train and be there by 8.

We're headed to the Tokyo Dome City Hub bar, feel free to drop by!

JOHN CENA
Oct 20, 2006


in all seriousness is anyone going to g1?

extradite THIS!
Mar 8, 2010






How do I find ya if I come by the Hub? Currently have nothing to do until EBRIETAS!

Raeg
Jul 7, 2008

The top 1% of ducks have control of 99.9% of the bread.

extradite THIS! posted:

How do I find ya if I come by the Hub? Currently have nothing to do until EBRIETAS!

We're the only two foreigners in the non-smoking area near the entrance just now.

extradite THIS!
Mar 8, 2010






Raeg posted:

We're the only two foreigners in the non-smoking area near the entrance just now.

Ok, well, I'm at my hostel so at least 30 min away. You intend to stick around till then?

Raeg
Jul 7, 2008

The top 1% of ducks have control of 99.9% of the bread.

Yeah, we'll be here.

extradite THIS!
Mar 8, 2010






Cool, see you in a bit If I don't spot you, maybe you will spot me. Will be wearing dark red scarf.

Ganso Bomb
Oct 24, 2005

turn it all around


Does anyone know the process for picking up tickets you reserved for a Korakuen show? Wondering if I need to wait in line at all or just waltz in and up to a ticket counter or something.

Auritech
May 27, 2004

If looking through a telescope
Is looking down a wall
The mind is charmed and flatness now is depth

I will join you in a few minutes, Iím almost at Suidobashi. So there will be three foreigners to look for!

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Thauros posted:

i have at&t international day pass which is 10 bucks a day and i didn't have to worry abut it. more expensive but it's all paid through work anyway

$10 a day?! because I have SoftBank (which owns Sprint) I can pay $10 for a month to make use of my Japanese plan whenever I visit home to the U.S., but per day? Crazy. Also yeah pocket wifi pretty much anywhere is a lifesaver, we used it on our honeymoon and it worked great (until we capped it out on the last day, oops).

Thauros
Jan 29, 2003



harperdc posted:

$10 a day?! because I have SoftBank (which owns Sprint) I can pay $10 for a month to make use of my Japanese plan whenever I visit home to the U.S., but per day? Crazy. Also yeah pocket wifi pretty much anywhere is a lifesaver, we used it on our honeymoon and it worked great (until we capped it out on the last day, oops).

the pocket wifi i found online was like $60 for my 8 day trip so not much cheaper. and most importantly for me is i donít pay for my phone bill anyway. for future reference though, could i have found a better deal on the pocket wifi?

Ganso Bomb
Oct 24, 2005

turn it all around


We got pocket wifi with unlimited data for our 12 day trip for $79 total. We went with Japan Wireless and this site (https://jw-webmagazine.com/pocket-w...an-d1a8bc8ed6ff) offered a 1,000 yen coupon which basically covered the insurance. If you're bad to the bone and don't get insurance, then it's an even better deal.

Plus they delivered it to our hotel with a prepaid to mail it back which it seems is standard, but a super nice standard thing to offer.

JOHN CENA
Oct 20, 2006


you could just steal a local's phone, its a lot easier and cheaper

The_Rob
Feb 1, 2007

musicals are garbage


DDT is wild as hell live. I recommend going if you can.

GEORGE W BUSHI
Jul 1, 2012



The_Rob posted:

DDT is wild as hell live. I recommend going if you can.

Agreed. The main event was my personal match of the year.

Also I'd like to thank Auritech for providing my personal moment of the year so far by trying to explain Cavauro to a visibly tired Toru Yano.

GEORGE W BUSHI
Jul 1, 2012



Also it's JANUARY 4TH in Japan.

The_Rob
Feb 1, 2007

musicals are garbage


GEORGE W BUSHI posted:

Agreed. The main event was my personal match of the year.

Also I'd like to thank Auritech for providing my personal moment of the year so far by trying to explain Cavauro to a visibly tired Toru Yano.

Yeah that main even was loving fantastic. Also I watched Jun Kasai slip on a banana peel that was placed on a ladder step which might be my favorite spot of all time.

GEORGE W BUSHI
Jul 1, 2012



The_Rob posted:

Yeah that main even was loving fantastic. Also I watched Jun Kasai slip on a banana peel that was placed on a ladder step which might be my favorite spot of all time.

That was good but I preferred Antonio Honda and Super Sasadango Machine being lured into a ladder trap by bananas

Raeg
Jul 7, 2008

The top 1% of ducks have control of 99.9% of the bread.

GEORGE W BUSHI posted:

Also I'd like to thank Auritech for providing my personal moment of the year so far by trying to explain Cavauro to a visibly tired Toru Yano.

Thanks again for accommodating us. Me and my brother had a great time.

Really enjoyed meeting everyone who came along tonight.

Bill Door
Dec 30, 2008


Raeg posted:

Thanks again for accommodating us. Me and my brother had a great time.

Really enjoyed meeting everyone who came along tonight.
That would be me, yes it was good to meet you all!

extradite THIS!
Mar 8, 2010






GEORGE W BUSHI posted:

Agreed. The main event was my personal match of the year.

Also I'd like to thank Auritech for providing my personal moment of the year so far by trying to explain Cavauro to a visibly tired Toru Yano.

Lmao yes

Hope Auritech posts that photo soon.

Thauros and I went for more drinks in Golden Gai and met a photographer lady who is involved with the NJPW LA stuff. Small world! Thauros knew her from Twitter too.

It was great meeting even more goons. Putting faces to usernames around the world is wonderful.

Auritech
May 27, 2004

If looking through a telescope
Is looking down a wall
The mind is charmed and flatness now is depth

Tonight was an utter blast and I'm happy to have met all of you! Hopefully in the future we have the chance to do this again!

Also, to my good friend Cavauro

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extradite THIS!
Mar 8, 2010






Auritech posted:

Tonight was an utter blast and I'm happy to have met all of you! Hopefully in the future we have the chance to do this again!

Also, to my good friend Cavauro



Infinite love

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


GEORGE W BUSHI posted:

Also I'd like to thank Auritech for providing my personal moment of the year so far by trying to explain Cavauro to a visibly tired Toru Yano.

That's the best thing I ever read!


That's the best thing I ever saw!

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008



Ty I'm glad the plan worked out

Thauros
Jan 29, 2003



it was a pleasure meeting everyone yesterday and i hope to meet up again before i fly out. was it the hub in shibuya or shinjuku a bunchof you planned to watch NYD i?

https://www.tokyu-dept.co.jp.e.fa.h...ail.html?id=520

the tokyu dept store in shibuya is having a baba memorial exhibition until the 7th. gotta check it out.

Bill Door
Dec 30, 2008


Thauros posted:

it was a pleasure meeting everyone yesterday and i hope to meet up again before i fly out. was it the hub in shibuya or shinjuku a bunchof you planned to watch NYD i?

https://www.tokyu-dept.co.jp.e.fa.h...ail.html?id=520

the tokyu dept store in shibuya is having a baba memorial exhibition until the 7th. gotta check it out.

Shibuya, it was pretty fun last year a few of the DDT guys were there watching too.

Ganso Bomb
Oct 24, 2005

turn it all around


At Korakuen now for TJPW and the marathon day of wrestling. It's crazy being in venues like this (and Shinkiba, and soon the Dome) that I never thought I'd see in person let alone attend a show in.

Thanks to every goon here who encourages everybody to take these huge trips. Wrestling is the best.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



On the way to the Dome. Anyone want to chat or hang out before the show?

extradite THIS!
Mar 8, 2010






Sure, I'm also on the way to the Dome. Give me a time and place friend

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



On the same level as Tokyo Dome entrance to the right of the merch area, thereís a sign for TGI Fridayís behind where Iím standing (green baseball cap). Thereís still another hour or so until they open the gates so time for anyone to come say hi!

[Edit] just spotted a Taichi cosplayer, complete with mic

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008



hello harperdc.

Vendo Thefastlane
May 24, 2005

Thefastlane's the last name

Picked a great day to be stuck at home with the flu. Happy with the joys of socialized medical care to get back in the swing of things soon, but not the best idea to take an hour drive to Tokyo just to infect thousands.

It's great seeing all you guys, especially visitors to Japan, having a great time together in this occasion. I hope all of you have a memorable time tonight and can enjoy a fantastic show. Be safe, everyone!

extradite THIS!
Mar 8, 2010






Man the line to the NJPW shop is huge today. Goes halfway down the street. It's my last chance to get any SANADA merch at all though so I gotta do this

extradite THIS!
Mar 8, 2010






I am glad to report I have successfully bought my first ever piece of pro wrestling merch: A COLD SKULL SANADA shirt. Was initially extremely worried as there was only S and M sizes of the shirt on the shelf but then a nice lady conjured up some bigger sizes from somewhere. Here's hoping the Japanese XL is big enough for my dumb fat rear end. If it isn't, well, guess I'll just display the shirt somewhere

extradite THIS! fucked around with this message at 05:01 on Jan 5, 2019

Bill Door
Dec 30, 2008


Mine was a generic NJPW top as I am too much of a coward to openly display my loyalties, hope you are feeling better today extradite THIS!

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Thauros
Jan 29, 2003



https://imgur.com/a/2iTZWc1

is this the right hub? sorry for non embedded link but imgur sucks on mobile

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