Three Floyds Has Some New Rules For Dark Lord Day 2012

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Feb 14, 2012 3:30PM

Image Credit: Bridget Houlihan

Three Floyds Dark Lord Day is April 28. Last year's event went smoother than previous incarnations, in large part to the staggered buying sessions, better management of the "Golden Ticket" system, and a "no ticket, no entry" policy to the event.

This year, Three Floyds is laying down some more ground rules.

Once again, the Munster Police Department will enforce traffic flow and loitering (again, no RVs will be allowed in the industrial Park).

Coolers, furniture, tents, grills etc… will not be permitted. If you want to bring a couple beers to trade or sample, that’s great within reason.

Parking is not provided by the brewery. Please carpool and designate a driver.

This, naturally, has led to the attendant grumblings and speculation of how a typical Three Floyds event is handled in the comments to the announcement:

by Mickey

On February 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm

So even if I only bring a “couple” of beers to sample or trade, how am I to keep them cold without a cooler? Also I’m assuming no furniture means no chairs? If so does that mean there will be adequate seating for everyone in attendance? My father usually comes with me but he can’t stand all day.

by jeff m

On February 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm

If your food and drink vending wasn’t so poorly organized perhaps I wouldn’t have to bring a cooler.

Three Floyds replied to the questions by stating they're going to do the same things with last year's DLD and incorporate "what we feel are the successful ideas from (the 15th anniversary party)." To be fair, the latter event was more than a four-hour line. The Lillie's Q and Big Star food trucks were a welcome addition, as were an increased number of ATMs available for a cash-only event.

If Three Floyds sticks with what worked for DLD 2011, they'll be fine.