?

Log in

No account? Create an account

U2 LiveJournal

Hello Hello!!


June 21st, 2008

Hello everyone! Please respond! @ 12:53 am

ya_penny_lane:
It's my first time being a fan :) please don't think I'm insolent person but a want to ask you - how fans can stand so close to the stage buring the show? What should I do to get right to be so close?
I've never been to their show. I live in Rissia and planing my vocation - I think I can go to their next show somewhere but I don't know how to do that right. I can fly 9 or more hours to see and listen to them bit I really wanna see them close. How do tou guys do it?

Thank you so much! I appreciate your answers!
 
Share  |  |

Comments

 
[User Picture Icon]
From:all15minutefame
Date:June 20th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
(Link)
While I haven't been to U2 concert to see if it works there, but this is the standard method for getting super-close at concerts:

1) Show up really, really early. How early you should show up depends on the crowd, but for U2 I'd assume you'd have to be there at least a few hours early, possibly a whole day early and camp out. This is also a good opportunity to talk to other fans and makes friends, which comes in handy in the next step.

2) Once you've been let inside the venue, run towards the spot you want like your life depends on it. I'd suggest going for a spot around the sides of the stage; you'll still have a great view but there will be less people immediately rushing there. Also, if you made friends while standing in line, they should be polite and help save you a spot if they're fast runners/get let in first by random selection.

3) Prepare to shove and be shoved. Once you get your spot, you're gonna have to fight for it. Don't be surprised if people try to push their way past you for a closer spot! Also, don't be afraid to sneak past people during the show for a better standing place.

I hope that helps.
[User Picture Icon]
From:ya_penny_lane
Date:June 20th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
(Link)
oh my god!!! :) thank you so much for the info! I didn't know it's so dangerous. But I will do that! >)
Actually I thought I have to be the "BIGGEST fan" or to be one of "Those". u know what i mean. So I guess anyone can be close if he does his best.
Thanks
[User Picture Icon]
From:fionaa
Date:June 20th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
(Link)
это как повезет =) не на u2 конечно, но на парочке других концертов мне удавалось пробраться близко-близко ко сцене. но надежда умирает последней, я тоже надеюсь в следующем их туре попасть поближе к сцене :)
[User Picture Icon]
From:ya_penny_lane
Date:June 20th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
(Link)
поехали вместе :)
[User Picture Icon]
From:fionaa
Date:June 21st, 2008 10:46 am (UTC)
(Link)
почему бы и нет :)
[User Picture Icon]
From:ya_penny_lane
Date:June 21st, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
(Link)
значит. на связи :)
[User Picture Icon]
From:ayajedi
Date:June 20th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Get to the show really early.
Be prepared to stand for a long long time
Be ready to be shoved around or get your toes stepped on
Enjoy the show!
That's what I did at their London concert
[User Picture Icon]
From:ya_penny_lane
Date:June 21st, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Did you like it? How was it?
[User Picture Icon]
From:ayajedi
Date:June 22nd, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
(Link)
The show was awesome!! It was like a religious experience almost. Everyone had a great time, the sound was excellent and loud! They really are an exceptionally good live act and I've seen lots of live acts over the years. They had great energy and they can really play live.
I got my toes stomped on and pushed when these group of guys were pogo dancing but other than that the night was magical
[User Picture Icon]
From:ya_penny_lane
Date:June 22nd, 2008 10:18 am (UTC)
(Link)
You wrote my thoughts about the best live act. :)
[User Picture Icon]
From:canadanne
Date:June 21st, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Ditto! :)
[User Picture Icon]
From:lydia_petze
Date:June 21st, 2008 07:50 am (UTC)
(Link)
Show up as early as you can - earlier for shows in "bigger" cities tends to be the rule - I showed up about nine hours early for a show in Adelaide and got a spot right at the front, on Adam's side, and we had a other spots we could have chosen.

Just a tip - the security guys at our show told us in no uncertain terms to WALK, NOT RUN and anyone caught running would be sent to the back, so that's something else to be aware of.
[User Picture Icon]
From:ya_penny_lane
Date:June 21st, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Thanks a lot !
[User Picture Icon]
From:wydok
Date:June 26th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
(Link)
There are a few cavaets nobody is mentioning. You must have found a GA ticket (obviously). And during the last tour, there wasonly a random chance to get inside the catwalk ("in the bombshelter" as they called it during the last show). If you don't win in this lottery, the closest you can get is right along the outside of the catwalk.

We didn't have any problems with shoving when we were along the catwalk, although the woman behind us was loving her chest up against my back a few times, which is creepy since she was at least 10 years older than me and my wife was right next to me.
[User Picture Icon]
From:canadanne
Date:June 26th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
(Link)
The lottery system was only used at the US shows, though. Everywhere else it's just a case of arriving early.
[User Picture Icon]
From:ya_penny_lane
Date:June 26th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
(Link)
My friend told me the same about the US shows. But she thinks it's the same everywhere, isn't it?
She also was at some shows in Russia (I guess it was Pink's show) and said they had the same system.
Friend says you must be an Active Fan from Official Fan Club to stay along the catwalk. Have you heard something about it?
I don't mind to subscribe for U2-fan club in US although I'm not US citizen.
[User Picture Icon]
From:wydok
Date:June 27th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
(Link)
As far as I know, you do not have to be a U2 club member to be in any specific area. U2 fan club members were allowed to buy tickets early, but I'm not sure if that was all international shows or only US shows.
[User Picture Icon]
From:canadanne
Date:June 27th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
(Link)
To the best of my knowledge, the lottery system wasn't used anywhere in Europe, and I don't think it was used in Australia/NZ either. Not 100% sure about the South American shows.

I was at both London shows and camped out overnight. If you turn up early enough you will be given a wristband for the inner circle and you can stand wherever you want - the first night I picked a spot inside the 'bomb shelter' where the catwalk meets the main stage, and the second night I stood by the B-stage. It had nothing to do with belonging to the fan club, although U2.com membership does give you access to pre-sales and therefore a better chance of getting tickets.

No idea what systems other artists might use!
[User Picture Icon]
From:ya_penny_lane
Date:June 29th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
(Link)
thanks for the answer

U2 LiveJournal

Hello Hello!!