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November 5th, 2006

Are you coming to Brisbane for the November 7 gig? @ 01:22 pm

I'm currently feelin: excited excited

Then I have some info for you if you're going General Admission. This is the same info I posted on the Zootopia forums just now, so if you saw it there there's nothing new here for you.

Just a little background for you. I live right near QSAC stadium and with a small group of obsessed tightly focussed fen have been staking out the set up and rehearsals over the last few days. U2 have been amazingly open and tolerant about this and have spent a lot of time giving autographs and photo ops. We also had the opportunity to talk with Scotty, who is U2's head of venue security and full of awesome. He's given us a bunch of info on the arrangements for the night, which I'm sharing around to help things go more smoothly.

Alrighty then... This is what I can remember from the big chat we had with Scotty on Friday night. If anyone knows any different, please say so. I am not affiliated with U2, their management or QSAC in any way and this is just to help folks out who haven't had the same contact that I have. If it turns out to be wrong, I'm sorry, but obviously I'm not going to be privy to changes or refinements in procedures that occur.

Remember, there is no substitute for your own commonsense and paying attention to what the officials tell you.

Having said that... here's what I have:

When you arrive at the main entrance to the stadium, head around to the left and follow the arrows.

Then you'll pass through a gate at the secondary oval on the left and be waiting here:

There'll be food, loos and merchandise available. You may bring non-professional cameras (those without detachable lenses).

At the allotted time, you'll be directed into the stadium through this chute:

If you're one of the first 2500, you'll be on one side of this barrier:

Otherwise you'll be behind these four guys are standing.

Either way, you'll have an awesome time as long as you're sane and sensible and listen to security. Life's too short to act like a dick.
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Date:November 5th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
Do you know anything about parking there? I can't catch public transport so I'll be driving and am going to line up as soon as we're allowed to. Also, what's the story with lining up early, as in do you know the earliest people will be lining up?

Are they rehearsing on Monday aswell? If so, what kind of time during the day do they go there? I was going to go in on Monday to maybe find some answers to my questions and if they're rehearsing then I'd definately want to hang around there anyway.

Sorry for all the questions and thanks for the info.
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Date:November 5th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)


Parking: you may park in the side streets or at the stadium if you can find somewhere, but it is very limited. Obviously if you're getting there early in the morning then you have a better chance of getting one. Don't block resident access and you shouldn't get a parking ticket.

Lining up: My understanding is that it starts at 9am on Tuesday. People may or may not choose to test that.

Rehearsals: Full dress stage rehearsals were originally scheduled to be yesterday and today but we had torrential rain here yesterday which has no doubt changed the schedule. My understanding is that there will be a rehearsal Monday arvo but there will be no public access, and certainly not where we've been waiting where you can see into where the stage is. All the rehearsals so far have been indoors. It's possible they will do photos/autographs on the way in/out but it's impossible to say for sure.

Best of luck.
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Date:November 5th, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)

Re: Yes.

Thanks for that. I'll be there at 9am, before then actually as I guess I'll have to figure out parking first in order to be lining up at that hour. Are you (and this group) going down there then?

I had heard that parking restrictions applied in the area, like at Suncorp stadium on match days, and that there is basically no parking at the stadium. I guess I'd better hope for one of the limited parks at the stadium but being there when they open no doubt helps.

Thanks again for the info, I'll be down there Monday and 9am Tuesday. On another note, I hope there's a bathroom somewhere near where we line up.

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