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Going Gaga? Get to the Dome early tonight and plan on alternate parking

Post by Kris Sherman / The News Tribune on Aug. 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm with 2 Comments »
August 21, 2010 2:13 pm

If you’re among the legions of Lady Gaga‘s Little Monsters going to see her at the Tacoma Dome tonight, you need to know about this parking alert.

Lady Gaga/Associated Press

Much of the Dome parking has been lost to construction of the LeMay car museum, so there will be only limited $20 cash parking in the Tacoma Dome lots.

The Dome website advises: “Arrive early!”

In addition to parking at the Dome, you can park downtown and take the Link light rail to the Dome. The rail runs until midnight.

Pierce Transit bus No. 42 also stops at Freighthouse Square next to the Dome.

For more information about parking, follow these links:

Link light rail

Downtown parking map

Off-street parking locations

Pierce Transit bus 42

The show is at 8 p.m.; doors open at 6:30. There will be a beer garden pre-show party in the Exhibition Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m., according to the Tacoma Dome website. The party features games and music. Admission is free.

Costumes are welcome for the concert, the Dome website says, but don’t come with anything resembling a weapon. It won’t be allowed in.

Aluminum cans may be part of your outfit, but they must be empty, the Dome also advises.

“Be kind to your fellow little monsters – don’t wear a costume that will endanger others!” the website proclaims.

Leave a comment Comments → 2
  1. stetsonwalker says:

    Do they pass out puke bags at the door?

  2. commutergal says:

    So, I happened to be taking the SoundTransit express up to Seattle last night right about the time of the show. Much to my surprise, there was someone standing at the entrance to the SoundTransit Tacoma Dome Station parking facility collecting $10 a car for “event parking”. I gawked at her and asked if this was for real, considering I was a commuter. She said I didn’t need to pay, “Just don’t be shouting that out.”

    Tell me, was this for real? Or did someone very clever just make over $20K last night asking ten bucks for each of the 2410 parking spaces in this lot?

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