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March 16th, 2005

Would you? Or wouldnt you? @ 10:19 am

camiloj:
Help! I need some advice/ideas. I recently landed a GA tix (with a friend) for 11/2 Staples Center L.A. show. Yeah, all the way in November. I have no tix for first swing.

BUT...I just received an opportunity to purchase two tickets for OPENING NIGHT but they are Terrace 8a and Terrace 9a which are BEHIND the stage at San Diego Sports Arena. Tickets are just $90 each and not seated next to each other (but not real far).

Would you do it? Just to be there on opening night, would you pay $90 to be behind the stage? I am tempted to do it just to "be there". Let me know what you would do if you were in my situation. Thanks U2 LJers!
 
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From:wolfp10
Date:March 16th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC)
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If you can afford it, then go for it. I would do it in a heartbeat.
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From:hard2explain8
Date:March 16th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
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ive never been to a tour's opening night, but i HAVE been to the closing show of a tour, and it was really something special. If you want to SEE bono and the boys, then i say stick with what you have, but for my show, I was far away and STILL loved it because I was there and I could have faced the wall and I would have been happy to be there.

i think I would do the opening show personally- and I'm totally in love with Bono, so you'd think I'd want to see him better, but I'd still do the opener.

good luck with your decision!
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From:cherry_divinity
Date:March 16th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
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Hell, I'd do it! If ya have the money to..GO for it! :)
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From:jenvargas
Date:March 16th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)

Just me..

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I'd keep the GA tickets. Only because I think you'll have a better time on the floor, possibly dripping in Bono sweat with your friend, than you would if you were separated in seats behind the stage..
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From:camiloj
Date:March 16th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)

Re: Just me..

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oh hey Jen, I would STILL get to keep the GA's for November, this (opening night in the back of stage) would be in ADDITION to...thanks to you and the others who have responded though!
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From:jenvargas
Date:March 16th, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC)

WOW.

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Oh!!! I obviously cannot read right now ;)

GO FOR IT, then!!!
From:iamtheunderdog
Date:March 16th, 2005 08:38 pm (UTC)
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Heck YEAH I'd be there opening night!!! GOOO!!!
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From:interiority
Date:March 16th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Hey, I'll be behind the stage on opening night, huzzah!
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From:septembergrrl
Date:March 16th, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
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If I had the money and could make the trip, I would do it in a heartbeat.

*is jealous.*
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From:boomtownrat
Date:March 16th, 2005 10:16 pm (UTC)
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I would, absolutely, if I had that kind of opportunity... just to be there.
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From:rockingthemike
Date:March 17th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)
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it's a moving/circular stage. That being said, we dont' know how much they'll move, but I'd go for it just because it's opening night. One of my options for the Ottawa show is behind the stage. At this point, I just want to be in the arena. Where is a secondary concern.
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From:mtheu2nut
Date:March 17th, 2005 01:32 am (UTC)
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Ok, I will be the lone voice of dissent here. Sort of.

I have to say go for it, because it is U2.

However, the first shows of any tour tend to not be the best shows. They often run into bugs that need worked out.

That being said, I am going to the 4th show (Anaheim April 2), and they probably will still be fine tuning things at that point. That's ok with me.

More looking forward to seeing them in November though, I have a feeling it will be a better show.

I wouldn't worry about being behind the stage, I've done that and it was not a bad experience at all.

:)
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From:trabbie
Date:March 17th, 2005 06:49 am (UTC)
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Back Of Stage Tix:

Go for it, I sat side stage for Elevation San Diego, and rear, corner, stage for Elevation L.A. and it was a great experience, think about this....getting see the audience / band / stage all at once!!!

It's well worth the price, and besides it's U2 Live!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tour Openers:

I did Vegas in 97, everyone was tailgating in the parking lot before the show. Using propaganda tix, I was 6th seat to the left of the B-Stage, U2 had to restart Staring At The Sun. After the show everyone was tailgating again in the parking lot, It was a blast!!!
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From:trabbie
Date:March 17th, 2005 07:29 am (UTC)
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I sat Lowers all the waaaaaaaaay at the other end of an arena for Anaheim 2 Elevation, and nosebleeds all the waaaaaaaay at the other end of the arena, up in the corner, for Anaheim 1 Elevation, and actually I enjoyed my recent back and side of stage experiences more.

All these shows were great U2 wise, but being so far away from the stage sucked!

But with the way these shows are selling out....you take what you can get or pay the top dollars to the scabs.........
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From:reecord2
Date:March 17th, 2005 09:35 am (UTC)
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Ok, here's what you should most definetly do. Buy the tickets, then decide you don't want them anymore, and sell them to me. Kthxbye.
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From:la_vation
Date:March 17th, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC)
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If this is your drug of choice, buy the tickets behind the stage, (i.e. take the blue pill), that arena in SD is so small. And most of the time when I'm not on the floor, behind the stage is where I'll be anyway because the sound back there is much better. Sound is critical, because most of the time you'll be crying your eyes out.

I know I'm sick so don't listen to meee...

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