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February 1st, 2006

(no subject) @ 11:52 am

bloodfever:
I read (on ebay of all places, on a ticket auction) that entry into the Ellipse for the Vertigo tour was being done on a random basis, based on computer ticket selection – so every GA ticket holder had an equal chance of getting into the eclipse no matter when they arrived at the stadium.

Can anyone who has been to a Vertigo show confirm this? I already have tix to the Sydney show, and will probably be showing up at the crack of dawn to line up anyway, but Im curious – it struck me as completely different from the Elevation procedure (first come, first served, basically).

(Sorry if this has been covered before, its not in the memories!)

[Edit: As has been pointed out a couple of times, the stadium set up is different and there is no ellipse, so there is no question. Back to planning my plan of attack to get near the stage!]
 
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From:edibleflowers
Date:February 1st, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
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As far as I know, it was. Apparently they wanted to make sure that everyone had a chance to get into the ellipse so that they didn't keep seeing the same faces in the front row every night, as happened on Elevation. However, if you don't get scanned into the ellipse, there's always the strategy of bonding with the people behind and in front of you in line (so that if you get in, they do and vice versa), which is how I got my line-buddies in, or I think I read somewhere about hanging around the sound board looking desolate... =) They want the ellipse full, so if it isn't filled up by the time the show starts, you could probably schmooze your way in.
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From:bloodfever
Date:February 1st, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
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Nice icon ;D
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From:edibleflowers
Date:February 1st, 2006 01:16 am (UTC)
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Thanks =)
From:walrusoct9
Date:February 1st, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
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There's no ellipse on the stadium shows. There's catwalks that go into the crowd but it's not an enclosed area like the Elevation heart, so there's no lottery system outside of the U.S.
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From:bloodfever
Date:February 1st, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
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Duh. I have actually seen a map of the stadium layout/stage for the Sydney show, I dont know why I didnt realise!!

thanks :D
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From:jevoislerouge
Date:February 1st, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
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Even if you're not scanned into the ellipse, it's a good idea to get there super early to guarantee yourself a place on the rail.
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From:bloodfever
Date:February 1st, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
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Yep, thats the plan!
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From:volare
Date:February 1st, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
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still delirious from the bomb shelter in Boston.. can confirm XD
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From:notasecretagent
Date:February 1st, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
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*confirms*

Yup. It's random. :/
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From:sarahfer
Date:February 1st, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
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I was wondering about this too

The stadium layout seems to be different... the eclipse is split in half and doesn't seem to be completely closed off. Looks more like first-in-best-dressed :/

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From:sarahfer
Date:February 1st, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
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*ellipse, even :P

and woo, look at all the replies o.O
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From:hbpen
Date:February 1st, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
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I wonder why there's an alcohol free area if it's going to be SO teeny & SO far away from the stage, ya know?
From:sandjampanda
Date:February 1st, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
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I've been in the ellipse!! Right next to Bono (except he was a couple feet over my head)!! I was lucky, though. I was tabling for an organization, and someone from the One campaign had extra wrist bands to get into the ellipse, and she gave me them. It was *amazing* and I just had to brag!! : )
From:packofpoodles
Date:February 1st, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
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As far as I could possibly tell, it was. I had GA tickets to the Hartford, CT. We arrived at the venue around 5 and there were probably 150-200 GA ticket holders in line in front of us. I cearly remember standing in line, waiting for my ticket to be scanned the final time and knowing that if the people directly ahead of me in line were scanned in, I probably wouldn't be. However, it was must have been my lucky day or praying really does work, because lo and behold, I GOT IN and got a spot directly in front of the stage. And, as if this has not been said many times before, IT WAS LIKE TOUCHING GOD.
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From:raptoe
Date:February 1st, 2006 08:48 am (UTC)
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I ahve been to two shows in Holland .. the first time we were at the side of the ellipse where Adam was. And the time after that we were in second row in the center of the clipse..

All I can say, get there early as with us it was the first one who was there was getting the nice spots.

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