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    Thread: the mistakes you made at 2012 SOWO that you'll avoid in 2013...

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      05-25-2012 05:15 PM #1
      1. won't stay outside of town at a cabin, was never there to take advantage of any of the wifi, hot tub, air hockey table, or fire pit. Instead i'll stay at the Helendorf.

      2. won't wait til sunday to go tubing and blow it off as lame, it was actually quite fun

      3. will stay a week instead of 3 nights

      4. will remember charger for digital camera (good thing i had my film camera with me

      i think that's about it, but i'm sure i'll think of more

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      05-25-2012 05:25 PM #2
      1. Still not sure if I'll stay in or outside of town. Done both but each one has it's own perks.

      2. Will drive around town more.

      3. Will take sunscreen.

      4. Will take wifi hotspot.

      5. Will go tubing.

      6. Will not eat 2 Georgia Cluckers in one day.

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      05-25-2012 05:26 PM #3
      Wont be such a dick.
      Make my way around the show more.
      Maybe try tubing.
      Drink more beer Saturday night.

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      05-25-2012 05:29 PM #4
      Wake up early Saturday morning instead of sleeping in. Didn't know you all were up at 7am driving around
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      05-25-2012 05:38 PM #5
      I will definitely not get decide to stay at a house 10 miles out then the next day get a room at the Super 8. Next year in town for sure. Probably should be more organized next year too, my trunk looked like 'nam after the weekend.
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      05-25-2012 05:48 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by neu318 View Post
      Wake up early Saturday morning instead of sleeping in. Didn't know you all were up at 7am driving around
      this made me LOL for real. it's always amazed how early people will get up for the shows we go to. 7am and you hear exhausts all over the place.

      i usually try to get the best of both worlds, stay up til 2 or 3 and wake up around 9,930.

      i'm sure MANY of you guys just stay up all night and go into the next day

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      05-25-2012 05:53 PM #7
      +1 to the staying a whole week. Came down thursday and still didn't feel like it was enough time.

      Will take more pictures/video/have better equipment
      Might split a condo with friends, should bring the cost down.

      Other than that I'm pretty satisfied with what I did this year

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      05-25-2012 06:06 PM #8
      I got there Wed and left on Mon def not enough time so probably stay a full week next time.

      Our cabin was 5 miles out of town which was not bad at all. Our driveway was way to steep.

      go to other hotels to party not just at helendorf.
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      05-25-2012 06:07 PM #9
      1 wont steal pink innertubes from earl...

      2 will probably stay in the middle of town in a hotel not the cabin maybe helendorf

      3 will be sure to take more pictures

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      05-25-2012 06:59 PM #10
      I didn't see the town enough, gotta check more things out next year. Gotta check out the bear park, wanted to do that but never got around to it.

      Other than that, the trip was a F'n success!

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      05-25-2012 07:11 PM #11
      See more things along the way. So glad I did Deal's Gap on the way home.
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      05-25-2012 07:16 PM #12
      Made the mistake of not keying Righteous Bucks car for being closed minded ass about hondas.
      Next year ill be sure to be more like his description of a honda owner
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      05-25-2012 08:50 PM #13
      .5 Get a tdi 5th

      1. Abandon bitchness and drive my Rabbit down

      2. Drive in the town and on the mountain a lot

      3. Get there Wed. again but stay through Sunday night to take the mountain cruise during the day

      4. Stay at Helendorf again

      5. Meet more people and make more friends

    14. 05-25-2012 08:53 PM #14
      1. be low enough to drag credit cards static...instead if gravel.

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      05-25-2012 10:26 PM #15
      Liking the whole week idea...
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      05-25-2012 10:34 PM #16
      I will not be staying in a cabin next year.
      I will try and stay somewhere in town.

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      05-25-2012 10:56 PM #17
      1. Take more pics/vids
      2. Get a condo with friends in town
      3. Stay there longer than 3 days
      4. Actually pre-register and get a SOWO shirt
      4. Won't get lost on the mountain cruise.. AGAIN!
      5. Party harder!

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      05-25-2012 11:02 PM #18
      1 take pictures
      2 get my sowo shirt i signed up for
      3 hit up some more mountain roads


      that is all
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      05-25-2012 11:24 PM #19
      Actually make it to sowo next year..
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      05-25-2012 11:24 PM #20
      This was my 4th year, I know what to expect and what to/not to do but isht happens...

      make a week out of it instead of 4 days.

      drink more water

      don't drink at the bar (apparently it's impossible for me to order a beer at a bar, I meant to but when I got there I said rum and coke, did that 3 times, jack and coke once then redbull and vodka twice in a little over an hour...it was an accident I swear!!)

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      05-25-2012 11:32 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Righteous Bucks View Post
      1. won't stay outside of town at a cabin, was never there to take advantage of any of the wifi, hot tub, air hockey table, or fire pit. Instead i'll stay at the Helendorf.

      2. won't wait til sunday to go tubing and blow it off as lame, it was actually quite fun
      1. I made the same one 5 years ago in my first year.

      2. I made that mistake (actually not doing it at all) until 2011

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      05-25-2012 11:37 PM #22
      I'll stay at Dorf instead of Ramada, and I'll drink MUCH more.

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      05-26-2012 01:56 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Kiddie Rose View Post
      Made the mistake of not keying Righteous Bucks car for being closed minded ass about hondas.
      Next year ill be sure to be more like his description of a honda owner


      closed minded about hondas? LOL

      why are you on the vortex if you're a honda driver? 2nd, that's how you solve your differences with people is by destroying others property?

      quit your crying, it's a VAG show to begin with and many of us don't care for your lame Honda scene, for that very reason, the douchey behavior of destroying someone's property b/c you disagree with them. You're mad at me b/c some of us drove a 1000 miles to not be admitted while NON VAG cars were?

      You're super awesome.
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      05-26-2012 04:11 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Righteous Bucks View Post


      closed minded about hondas? LOL

      why are you on the vortex if you're a honda driver? 2nd, that's how you solve your differences with people is by destroying others property?

      quit your crying, it's a VAG show to begin with and many of us don't care for your lame Honda scene, for that very reason, the douchey behavior of destroying someone's property b/c you disagree with them. You're mad at me b/c some of us drove a 1000 miles to not be admitted while NON VAG cars were?

      You're super awesome.
      You clearly don't get it. You have predetermined stereotypes you are speaking about the douchey and destructive nature of Honda owners. KR didn't match that, so next year, he'll be an ass-by keying your car-and match your less than accurate depiction of a Honda guy.

      Oh, he's on Vortex because he's had several damned nice VWs. Get over it.

      I love VWs, I love a lot of people in the scene. In my experience though, there are many more *******s per capita driving VWs.

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    26. 05-26-2012 10:30 AM #26
      stay a week and not three days
      make the drive a 2 day event. 18hrs straight up sucked the big one
      staying at the dorf
      maybe actually have a vw for the event so people like righteous bucks dont get all butthurt

    27. 05-26-2012 11:36 AM #27
      If I have a cabin on the hill and on dirt, be more careful, also I should have gotten more sleep prior to driving to sowo.

      Drive more on the mountains again.

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      05-26-2012 03:16 PM #28
      1. Don't fall asleep driving numerous times there and back.
      2. Stay in town and party.
      3. Don't curb my wheel in a drive-thru while texting.
      4. Have something worthy of driving into the show.
      5. Go tubing.
      6. Meet more people.

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      05-26-2012 03:58 PM #29
      Seems like staying longer than the event (ie. a week) is a popular decision!

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      05-26-2012 05:17 PM #30
      1. Make it to the Helendorf party
      2. Meet more people
      3. Spend more time in the USA.


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      05-26-2012 07:01 PM #31
      -Not get so drunk and remember friday night
      -Not get so drunk and remember saturday night
      -Try not to get stuck in the back on the "cruise" so I can go faster

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      05-26-2012 07:47 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Righteous Bucks View Post


      closed minded about hondas? LOL

      why are you on the vortex if you're a honda driver? 2nd, that's how you solve your differences with people is by destroying others property?

      quit your crying, it's a VAG show to begin with and many of us don't care for your lame Honda scene, for that very reason, the douchey behavior of destroying someone's property b/c you disagree with them. You're mad at me b/c some of us drove a 1000 miles to not be admitted while NON VAG cars were?

      You're super awesome.
      what 71camero said.
      plus i still own 2 volkswagens
      I'm not a star. Somebody lied.

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      05-27-2012 12:26 PM #33
      Tell my boss to go F himself and go instead of having to cancel and almost pay for a room I didn't use. Does that count?


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      05-27-2012 02:39 PM #34
      next year im going to try not to get black out drunk and make a fool of myself

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      05-28-2012 03:16 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Righteous Bucks View Post


      closed minded about hondas? LOL

      You're mad at me b/c some of us drove a 1000 miles to not be admitted while NON VAG cars were?

      You're super awesome.




      1400 miles from Quebec. Plz keep your Scheizerbox honda at home.

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