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1 minute ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

7:15pm start VIC time I think.

Oh hell what a horrible day I am going to have. I cannot even go anywhere to relieve the tension and fill in time. This is not news but Covid sucks big time. 

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Hi all, I’ve lived in Qld for 8 years and have had few opportunities to see my beloved Demons play both in Melb or on TV (rarely screened here).  I suddenly find myself in the enviable position of possibly going to Perth for the GF. BUT as I am no longer a financial member I am asking / begging if any member could possibly give me their barcode to secure a ticket?? This will be my very 1st GF ever!! (I’m 68). I have all the clobber and promise to go berserk in cheering our boys to victory. 🙏 Demonstrate xx

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19 minutes ago, Demonstrate said:

Hi all, I’ve lived in Qld for 8 years and have had few opportunities to see my beloved Demons play both in Melb or on TV (rarely screened here).  I suddenly find myself in the enviable position of possibly going to Perth for the GF. BUT as I am no longer a financial member I am asking / begging if any member could possibly give me their barcode to secure a ticket?? This will be my very 1st GF ever!! (I’m 68). I have all the clobber and promise to go berserk in cheering our boys to victory. 🙏 Demonstrate xx

If you're in Queensland wouldn't you have to isolate for 14 days in Perth and thus miss the GF?

Or are you currently in a very low risk state such as NT, SA or TAS?

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5 hours ago, Gorgoroth said:

I might try and brew that day, it will take up a lot of the day and keep me busy. If not I’ll look at ways to be put into a controlled sleep until kick off.

Good thinking, might do the same.

Will be taking Monday off work regardless of the outcome....

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13 minutes ago, Kumamoto_Ken said:

Good thinking, might do the same.

Will be taking Monday off work regardless of the outcome....

As soon as the PF was done I put in for Monday and Tuesday off. 
Im actually brewing this sat. So won’t be on GF day now. I’ll watch the nags all day then storm game. (If rumours of time shift are true)

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8 hours ago, He de mon said:

The vast majority of Dee's fans live in Melbourne and it is hard to reconcile that we won't see Melbouurne awash with Red and Blue as we make our way to the game.  No bbq's with family and mates. No pubs open to scream and holler with fellow supporters. No dancing in the streets if we take home the silverware. It feels a little hollow.

What will you do in this strange year as part of the build up to the big dance?

For regional Vic's like myself or interstaters, are there any venues who will be holding events for those of us who are luckily enough not to be in lockdown ?

Even with regional Vic out of lockdown venues are severely limited. I know a lot of places up our way in the Macedon Ranges haven't reopened to sit down/in venue service. Only 10 people inside and 20 outside is not worth it.

In saying that I'm hoping to get a table at a local pub for dinner with the family, not sure if I will let my amazing wife take the kids home and leave me there or I'll go home and watch it. Maybe set up the TV/speakers on the back deck and be as loud as I want.

PS the night element of it bloody sucks, I was really hoping to enjoy the afternoon with the kids running around the back yard but they'll be in bed by end of the first qrt at the latest.

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Have a beer or 3.

Fly down to Perth from Broome at lunchtime.

Have a [censored] tonne more beer.

Go to game.

Celebrate.

get drunk premiership tattoo in dodgy tatt joint!!!

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Been trying to decide. We are not in any lockdown over here. Options are:

Coco's, a travesty of an Australian bar that once went through the entire hottest 100 until number 2, and then turned it off because 'we need to make a party'. Hotbed of band-wagony filth and Essendon supporters.

Drover's Dog, a more upscale Australian restaurant bar, but run by Sydneysiders who couldn't give a [censored] and likely to be told not to make so much noise.

Mate's house on the big screen. Successful option taken for both finals so far. Contained in a box of nervous energy, with homemade meat pies and a [censored] tonne of beer. Likely option.

Meanwhile, have two weeks to choose which local statue of a Dutch notable is going to get a Dees scarf around 'em.

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As my uncle is not well and at my dads I will be going over as a carer (although I’m really a barracker.) Even bought a reject shop Halloween nurse’s outfit as a joke.

Seeing it with my father means everything to me. He got us into the demons. I want him to see it more than I want to see it. I’m just so happy that my uncles last grand final will be a Dees one. I hope he goes out a winner

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9 hours ago, danielE288 said:

Is anyone sneakily going to go to a family members or freinds house to watch it?

 

Absolutely. I went to my best mates place on Friday. Just could not watch it alone at home

not sure what I’ll do for the GF. You would think they’d relax the restrictions but who knows. We’ll be at 70% first dose by then which is not insignificant 

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I organised a watch-along over zoom with 4 other Demon mates for the prelim. Along way from the real thing but at least we got to curse and cheer and drink together. I'll do the same for the granny.

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