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    Default How busy is AFL grand final weekend?

    So I've stupidly booked a long weekend in Melbourne this weekend Saturday-Tuesday. We are staying in the city and have booked a couple of restaurants for dinners.

    Today I realised it is grand final weekend. I hate big crowds, struggle with public transport at the best of times and was hoping for a relaxing stress free weekend away.

    Hubby thinks I'm crazy and irrational but I kind of want to cancel.

    So Melbourne locals, what do you think? If we go what should we do to avoid the mayhem?

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    Don't cancel!
    Saturday night will be a bit hectic but the rest of the time will be fine!

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    It'll be totally fine. Don't go near Richmond station right after the game finishes, otherwise it won't be much different than usual. I used to live in South Yarra and it wasn't very busy if you went further away from the MCG.

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    Yep just stay away fron the "g" and you will be fine. Have fun

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    Thank you. Melbourne here we come!

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    I love Melbourne. You'll have a great time. Do you have any specific plans as to where you will go or what you will see?

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    We love Melbourne, I was just worried about footy fever.

    We are booked into a couple of our favourite restaurants and plan to spend a day in the Yarra valley.

    Not sure what else yet.

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    I always say the week before grand final in Melbourne is so exciting! there's a real crackle of excitement in the air! it all goes a bit dead after the GF. I'm not even a huge afl fan lok

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    If you want to go shopping, I suggest you do so around 2pm Saturday - the shops will be yours!!


 

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