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    Things to do while in Miami

    by Zeh » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:33 am

    Hello guys and gals.

    This is a simple touristic question I submit you.
    - What can I do in Miami (or Florida) before or after the cruise?

    I heard of Key West being great to visit, as for Busch Gardens or Disney.

    Any other ideas or recomendations?

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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by asmegin » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:08 am

    The Dolphin Mall is pretty cool over there..You may want to check that out..

    and if you a musician, they have a samash in there too..
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by Lumbergh » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:11 pm

    there aren't any theme parks in South Florida where Miami is located (Disney is 4 hours to the north and Busch Gardens even further.) also, Key west is about a 2-3 hour drive from Miami.

    as far as stuff to do in Miami? well the beach is awesome. there are sporting events as well such as the Miami Heat and the Miami Dolphins who play that time of year (January). not sure about soccer season. there are also art museums, food, clubs, bar, and plenty of other stuff to do. Ft Lauderdale is worth checking out too (it's just north of Miami) as it has events going on too. depends what you're looking for really.
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by militant_x » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:02 pm

    we have a good amount of trendy (and if you are working in dollars, expensive) night life down here. If you intend to stray off the Miami Beach and downtown area, you will have to rent a car because outside of those areas there is essentially nothing in the way of useful public transit.

    Lots of water activities of course. Scuba diving, kayaking, para sailing, jet ski rental, fishing boat charter etc etc. A few museums, lots of art galleries in Midtown, lots of restaurants, and lots of traffic. If you know where to look you can find everything from illegal street racing, drum circles and beach parties, to air boat rides and casinos.

    Local music venues you might want to check out,

    cultureroom (ft lauderdale) www.cultureroom.net (best)
    revolution (ft lauderdale) www.jointherevolution.net
    churchills (Miami) www.churchillspub.com

    after that to find a place playing metal is a shot in the dark. But there are others. For bar hopping I strongly prefer Ft. Lauderdale.
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by TOM CRUISE » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:34 pm

    anyone know how far Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden's restaurant is from Miami? "Rock and Roll Ribs"?
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by Lumbergh » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:53 am

    [quote="TOM CRUISE"]anyone know how far Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden's restaurant is from Miami? "Rock and Roll Ribs"?[/quote]

    it's about a 45 minute drive north on the interstate.
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by TOM CRUISE » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:01 pm

    Hmmmm. Thank you for the info!

    I might rent a car on the 28th and head there for lunch............. since I am not going to fly home until January 29th. :)
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by Metalwrath » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:24 pm

    Me and my Swedish friend are talking about going to Disneyland really wasted.
    I've never been to the states before so will probably extend my holiday to more than just the cruise to check out Miami.
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by TOM CRUISE » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:07 pm

    Disneyland is in Anaheim, California on the West Coast. Disneyworld is in Orlando, Florida

    Either one would be fun wasted.

    in 2003 I won a trip for 4 to Disneyland including airfare, hotel and bus transfers/shuttle and 3 day pass to the theme park. We almost got thrown out of Disneyland for being too rowdy/drunk.

    First night we were there, we went to The Crown (Sweden) with Tomas Lindberg (At the Gates) on vocals at the Chain Reaction club in Anaheim. :)
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by Zeh » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:10 pm

    Sorry.. but what is the difference between Disneyland and Disneyworld? For me it was the same :?
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by mafiotecano » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:12 pm

    Zeh wrote:Sorry.. but what is the difference between Disneyland and Disneyworld? For me it was the same :?


    I have the same doubt...

    Off Topic: Good to know that has more brazilians interested in going \m/
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by Chopper » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:47 pm

    You can drive down to the Keys, not so many metal clubs, mostly dance clubs in Miami esp. South beach
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by Zeh » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:49 am

    I found it. Disneyland is on California, and Disneyworld on Florida.
    It's said Disneyworld is better, but either way I'm not so interested in visiting it.

    mafiotecano wrote:Off Topic: Good to know that has more brazilians interested in going \m/


    It looks like this boat will be like Miami, lots of brazilians! hahahaha
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by Captain Metal » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:19 pm

    Born and raised here in Miami, but I'm not really sure what appeals to the tourist-y types. As someone already stated, all the theme parks are located either in Orlando (4 hours North) or Tampa (4 1/2 hours North). Those that keep bringing up Disney World, I would suggest going to Universal Studios (Islands Of Adventure), as I find it more entertaining for adults.

    Now, as for Miami itself, not a lot of Metal locales to visit. It seems like Militant_X covered a lot of the bases in his post, but I think you could throw Seaquarium in there as well, for anyone that has to urge to see Killer Whales and other sea creatures performing and such. Kinda like Seaworld without the rides. There's also a large public beach near there called Crandon Park which isn't bad.

    I know the owner of the Culture Room, so I might have to discuss with him the possibility of setting up a show in conjunction with the cruise (Pre-Party sounds good). Churchill's is a dump, but on occasion you get some good bands going through there.

    As for Rock 'n Roll Ribs, if Iron Maiden isn't too busy touring at that time (which they might be), then Nicko will most likely be there and you can chat him up, as he's an affable sort of bloke. He might even tell you some of his jokes, so look out :lol:

    And yes, Downtown Ft. Lauderdale is definitely a better place to bar hop
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by militant_x » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:09 pm

    this covers all the touristy things

    http://wikitravel.org/en/Miami
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by TOM CRUISE » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:05 pm

    I think that a group of us headbanger cruisers should invade Nicko's joint....
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by TOM CRUISE » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:07 pm

    Oh and they will have that Hairy Pothead attraction at Universal Studio's Orlando by the time the cruise happens.

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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by Schluckspecht666 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:14 pm

    TOM CRUISE wrote:Oh and they will have that Hairy Pothead attraction at Universal Studio's Orlando by the time the cruise happens.

    :mrgreen:

    :mrgreen: :lol:
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by Metalwrath » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:15 pm

    TOM CRUISE wrote:I think that a group of us headbanger cruisers should invade Nicko's joint....
    :lol:

    Agreed. :mrgreen:
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by PapaSmurf » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:08 am

    Metalwrath wrote:Me and my Swedish friend are talking about going to Disneyland really wasted.
    I've never been to the states before so will probably extend my holiday to more than just the cruise to check out Miami.


    I imagine every one of us needs some extra holiday to recover after these 5 days :twisted:


    As for theme parks, niko's, any other activities actually, If we can get a fairly large group of metalheads together, we'll have a good time no matter where we'd head. Hell, even at barbie island!
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    by Metalwrath » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:14 am

    Haha there's a Barbie island? seriously?
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by Schluckspecht666 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:18 am

    Metalwrath wrote:Haha there's a Barbie island? seriously?


    Barbie Island! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by PapaSmurf » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:20 am

    haha no clue, just made that one up :d

    (so if anyone were like "oh yeah i know barbie island..." i could remember his face and STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM HIM! :P)
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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by Schluckspecht666 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:28 am

    I hear some people talking about a pre-cruise party. I don't know if I would be into that. I mean it's 4 days straight on the cruise, The day before I might just hang out at the beach in Miami Beach :shock: and then go to some nightclub totally fucking wasted... if they let me in :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    by Zeh » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:24 am

    Just remembered. You can't drink alcohol in a open public place by USA laws, right?

    Please, just confirm it. I remember some American movies were a guy is drinking on a bottle inside a plastic/paper pack.
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    by PapaSmurf » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:47 am

    Zeh wrote:Just remembered. You can't drink alcohol in a open public place by USA laws, right?

    Please, just confirm it. I remember some American movies were a guy is drinking on a bottle inside a plastic/paper pack.


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    by Zeh » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:12 am

    Oh man, I can't imagine myself on the beach without a beer.
    Creepy!

    At least Pamela Anderson work as a lifeguard at the beach.





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    by Metalwrath » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:08 am

    PapaSmurf wrote:
    Zeh wrote:Just remembered. You can't drink alcohol in a open public place by USA laws, right?

    Please, just confirm it. I remember some American movies were a guy is drinking on a bottle inside a plastic/paper pack.


    america, land of the free...

    not.

    Techincailly you can drink in public in any country in the world as long as you don't get caught :lol:
    It's illegal here too but they rarely catch me .
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    by PapaSmurf » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:52 pm

    Metalwrath wrote:
    PapaSmurf wrote:
    Zeh wrote:Just remembered. You can't drink alcohol in a open public place by USA laws, right?

    Please, just confirm it. I remember some American movies were a guy is drinking on a bottle inside a plastic/paper pack.


    america, land of the free...

    not.

    Techincailly you can drink in public in any country in the world as long as you don't get caught :lol:
    It's illegal here too but they rarely catch me .


    haha i like that attitude, technically u can do everything as long as you don't get caught :D


    but as Zeh said... lying on the beach without alcohol.. how do u do that?!

    ah right, Pam, i forgott ^^
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    by Zeh » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:17 pm

    PapaSmurf wrote:but as Zeh said... lying on the beach without alcohol.. how do u do that?!

    Just for the record, it's hard to drink beer while lying on the ground. :mrgreen:

    Well.. I hope Mexico is "freeer" than USA.
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    by Schluckspecht666 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:31 pm

    I have been in Miami Beach, South Beach to be exact, a few years ago and there are guys at the beach selling beer out of a cooler. Whenever I have been to the US I have seen people drinking at the beaches. You just have to hide it and possibly pour it out if a cop comes by. What however surprised me, was the amount of weed smoking at the beach in South Beach. Did not expect that for sure.
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    by Captain Metal » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:01 pm

    If you really want to sit on the beach, then stay the hell away from Miami Beach, as it's over crowded and over hyped, and the parking is horrible. There are plenty of other more accessible beaches around town.

    As for the drinking, I say just put whatever your drinking at that moment into a plastic cup and no one will even think twice about it. By this I mean in a public place where there might be cops about, because otherwise no one else will give a shit if you're tossing back a few beers. Also, on another note, alcohol can be sold 24 hours a day in Miami-Dade county. This means no worries in terms of being able to find something to get blasted on day or night.

    And as for the Pre-Cruise "party", well what I'm talking about would be a show with bands playing and such, but in a venue that serves alcohol. So in a sense, it would be a party, but not exactly.

    Lastly, if there is a "Barbie Island", then it sure as hell isn't here. Frankly I would avoid that at all costs. Sounds like something to be found in Southern California perhaps...
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    by Die for Dethklok » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:27 pm

    Lets see things to do in Miami..... You can wrestle an alligator, or perhaps you can go south to the keys with all the German tourists. For real, last time i went to the keys the hotel was full of them. I thought that was comical for some reason. You can also go to an outlet mall up north and get caught in a sea of Britons. They go crazy for discounted polo shirts 5% off.

    No but seriously Miami is a great place to live- for the most part. Lots of stuff to do
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    by Metalwrath » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:30 am

    Yeah i'm deffintly going alligator wrestling?
    Anybody else man enough for this? :lol:
    Best way to sneak alchohol in public is to get a coke bottle and empty nearly all of the coke out and then fill the rest with whiskey ;)
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    by sideways » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:04 pm

    Metalwrath wrote:Yeah i'm deffintly going alligator wrestling?
    Anybody else man enough for this? :lol:
    Best way to sneak alchohol in public is to get a coke bottle and empty nearly all of the coke out and then fill the rest with whiskey ;)

    absolute genius. this is always my master trick and it works everytime. infact ive walked past several police officers taking a sip of my "soda pop" :lol: i prefer pepsi tho
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    by Zeh » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:07 pm

    Mix Pepsi can and Rom, and you get a cuba libre in disguise.

    Good idea!
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    by TOM CRUISE » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:42 pm

    Metalwrath wrote:Yeah i'm deffintly going alligator wrestling?
    Anybody else man enough for this? :lol:
    Best way to sneak alchohol in public is to get a coke bottle and empty nearly all of the coke out and then fill the rest with whiskey ;)



    Actually coke is darker than whisky, so the best thing to use is a 20 ounce bottle of Nestle Ice Tea....it is exactly the color of Jack. :)

    Hmmmmm

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    by TOM CRUISE » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:44 pm

    Zeh wrote:Mix Pepsi can and Rom, and you get a cuba libre in disguise.

    Good idea!


    Not really, a cuba libre has a lime wedge in it. Otherwise its just a "rum '& pepsi/coke.

    I used to bartend. But was fired for drinking on the job. LOL

    That was 22 years ago....

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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by Schluckspecht666 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:14 am

    TOM CRUISE wrote:
    I used to bartend. But was fired for drinking on the job. LOL

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    Re: Things to do while in Miami

    by BlackToothGrin » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:31 pm

    One of my friends was a promoter at a bar. He got fired for giving away to much booze to friends he let into the shows for free lol
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