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 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

See latest post way down the thread for my 2014 request of the same!

I have already bought a ticket for the John Williams concert in Boston on Saturday, June 8th. However, I may have pulled the trigger too early, as I didn't realize hotel prices were so insanely high in Boston.

So I'm going to make a blunt request -- is there anyone here who lives in Boston and would be able to accomodate me for 1-2 nights? If so, that would make the trip more likely to happen. I had hoped to stay in Boston from June 7th to about June 12th, and if I can cut it down to max 3 hotel nights, that would help a lot. Eugene Iemola can vouch for me....I stayed at his place in LA two nights last year. smile

(before anyone gets furiously mad about this being off-topic, I want to maintain that I consider community/film music event-related topics to be on-topic).

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

If your plea falls on deaf eyes.....

Youth hostel prices are generally half the cost of fancy-schmancy hotels. And although you COULD pass for a youth, having gotten carded in SF smile , most of them accept all travelers.

And it seeing Jack-Jack wave his arms is your priority, then surely you can sleep in a bunk bed with 22-year-old Italian boys for a couple of nights.

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

And it seeing Jack-Jack wave his arms is your priority, then surely you can sleep in a bunk bed with 22-year-old Italian boys for a couple of nights.

I mean in the same room with them, not in the same bed. big grin

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

Thor, I don't live in the area anymore but here's a thought: The T (commuter train) system in Boston stretches way out into the suburbs (my sister lives more than 45 minutes outside Boston and her husband often takes the train to work downtown from a T stop near their house). It might be worth it to find a hotel near a T stop out away from the city.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

He, he....I don't think I could pass for a youth at this time, David, since I've gained quite a few kilos since my trip to the US. Unhealthy living. Need to get back to that 'youthful' shape again.

You're right about hostel dorms. I could maybe tolerate it for a night or two, at the max, untill my age -- and all the comforts it requires -- really kicks in. But if anyone has a spare bed in their apartment or house in Boston, that would be even better. I would of course pay for all possible expenses.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Thor, I don't live in the area anymore but here's a thought: The T (commuter train) system in Boston stretches way out into the suburbs (my sister lives more than 45 minutes outside Boston and her husband often takes the train to work downtown from a T stop near their house). It might be worth it to find a hotel near a T stop out away from the city.

True. It's an alternative, although it makes things a bit more cumbersome since I'm not only in Boston for the Williams concert, but also to experience the city as a regular holiday. Like night-life.

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   Filmscoremonty   (Member)

You might want to give this a look Thor :

https://www.airbnb.com/s/Boston?c=A_TC%3Dhfdeqna4j8%26G_MT%3De%26G_CR%3D11080990936%26G_N%3Dg%26G_K%3Dboston+b%26b%26G_P%3D&af=1922719&gclid=CM-vuPu0h7YCFQdcpQodlEwAkg&checkin=06%2F07%2F2013&checkout=06%2F12%2F2013


smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Yes, try AirBNB. If you create an account on there I will write a recommendation for you so that they will know you are good. I've used it twice so far and it can be very good. Keep an eye out for photos that are verified by the staff and read the reviews and you should have no problem.

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

One time, I got stuck in Boston after a friend flaked out on my sleeping on his couch for a night or two.

Here is an old trick: if you're in dire need of accommodations, you can walk into a hotel and give them a sob story. I told them that the person I was suppose to stay with walked out between parked cars and is in the hospital for being clipped by a taxi. I just needed one place for a night, cheapest they could do, no reservation, its an emergency. The term in the industry is "bereavement fare" - normally something mentioned with airlines but some hotels also accommodate with this rule.

Admittedly, flying from where you are, to go to a Marriott to risk a discount is a bit much! But I figured I should throw my hat into the ring.

Boston is not a cheap town to stay in. There MUST be a Motel 8 or Comfort Inn or something.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

Thor, vrbo.com is another source.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 6:35 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO THOR- You mean you are going to go all the way from NORWAY to Boston and your not going to go to NEW YORK CITY, the best big city in America these days.Why don't you after the concert, save money on a night's motel Get a bus around midnight to New York, you will get in there in the early morning, Boston is nothing compared to the big apple, Maybe meet up with LEXODO on the new Jersey side of the Hudson, Meet up with MALFICIO at a GRAND CENTRAL RESTURANT and have a deep intelligent talk about Delerue. Who knows, loads of others you can meet.See a real city,i don't think a person like you would be bored.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

double post, sorry folks

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2013 - 9:23 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Ah New York is great place to be awed by. I remember my trip in 2010. However no one from the FSM board actualy planned to meet me up except ol' Lukas but that was in LA. (See my post below)

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=73798&forumID=1&archive=0


was planning to meet every one at Driving Miss Daisy's FFM event last year but had to pull out as I was getting married and and had to save all the esxpenses as such.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2013 - 4:19 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yes, if this trip gets off the ground, I will also visit New York for a few days afterwards. But getting reasonable accomodation there is much easier than in Boston.

Thanks for the suggestions. I've thought about airbnb, but I'm afraid of sharing an apartment with creepy folks.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2013 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

Hey let's keep this on topic. Boston is a great city.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2013 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Someone once told me about a website called "Couch Surfing dot com" or something like, where one sleeps on other's couches while traveling. I'll have to look up an old email to find it.

But it sounds like Thor is not interested in these types of accommodations.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2013 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I'd prefer a couch at an FSM'ers place, which is at least SLIGHTLY more familiar (even if I haven't met said person).

But it seems to me that there aren't many Bostonites here?

I know for a fact that there are several here who're attending the Williams concert, however, but they're probably coming from out-of-town.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2013 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

Why don't you stay in New York and take the train up there- it's about the same distance as San Diego is from LA, and you've already done that. Boston just looks like more Brooklyn, New York anyway (there's a Brooklyn in Massachusetts, too). You'll see.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2013 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

And if Lucky goes on tour this summer, maybe, just maybe you can have his place in Harlem- but I couldn't promise you anything at this point because it depends on where Lucky is.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2013 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Yes, if this trip gets off the ground, I will also visit New York for a few days afterwards. But getting reasonable accomodation there is much easier than in Boston.

Thanks for the suggestions. I've thought about airbnb, but I'm afraid of sharing an apartment with creepy folks.


Most places listed offer a private room. You pay much less than you would for a similar arrangement at a hotel.

 
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