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January 24th, 2005

Some Questions about seating arrangements.. @ 10:52 am

le_baiser:
I'm currently feelin: curious curious

Hiya.. I'm new. Name's Nicole.. ;) Been a U2 fan since I was little (7) which was a long time ago. I'm 28. Anyway.. I have a question and I was wondering if anyone could help me? I heard the term mentioned in another post about ears and nose bleed seats. I'm guessing this means right next to the speakers and close to the stage? I've only been to concerts where I had GA standing, but this time I would like to get seats. In all the time I've been a fan I've never attended a U2 concert or any other seating.. So.. I was wondering how if when one gets seating if the stage can still be seen clearly from the back of the GA section. I know a lot of people in seats stand for concerts as well. I don't really have much of a height issue being 5'7" but I'm still concerned. If I'm going to be paying $160. or more I'd like to know what I'm getting into if possible..

Also.. from the other concerts I attended GA. There was some room to move about to run to the restroom, buy concessions.. ect and still work your way through the crowd and back to your original place.. Is it the same for a u2 concert? or do people just squish in and you're better not to move through out if at all.. From my vid collection.. doesn't look like too much room! :/

And also.. one last question.. I know for GA you have to stand in long, long, long lines.. is it the same for seating tickets.. or is there a separate line that lets you in faster?


Thanks for your time and responses in advance. :) I'm looking forward to being a part of this lovely community. x
 
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From:canadanne
Date:January 24th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
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Welcome!

Other people are better qualified than me to answer some of your questions, but as for the last one, there is a separate line for seating tickets. You only need to queue for hours if you're going GA and want to be sure of getting a decent spot.
From:amerrydeath
Date:January 24th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
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Is it possible to buy GA tickets online, or must they be bought in person? Or do they sell out so fast that you couldn't possibly do it online?
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From:billhelm
Date:January 24th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)
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If you don't have access to a pre-sale, my guess is you'll have a hard time getting GA's unless you buy them on the secondary market...
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From:malaria
Date:January 24th, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC)
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I can only give you advice based on my own personal U2-ey experiences...

Nosebleed seats refer to being so far up and far back in the arena that you get a nosebleed from the altitude (at least, that's what the term has always meant 'round these parts... Ear-bleeds would be right by speakers, I assume...

I'm not sure about your seated-ticket situation regarding height, since I'm 5'3" and rarely get to see anything at concerts unless I'm right by the stage or, in the case of Elevation, in the heart!

I saw both Phoenix Elevation shows, and got GA tix to both of them. The first one (at the end of April) I didn't get into the heart unfortunately, but was along the outer edge of the ramps, and it was absolute *packed bodies* - I couldn't move a muscle. For the second Phoenix show, my friend and I got into the heart and had plenty of room to move around, and you were allowed to leave and come back in if you wanted.

And if you have a seated ticket, you have a seperate line from the GA folks :) You can come whenever you want, while if you have GA, you're going to want to line up reeeeeally early in order to try and ensure a decent spot. For each of my GA Elevation shows, I waited in line for probably about ten hours each time. And it was worth it, in my opinion :)

Hope this helps a little

~Jess
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From:billhelm
Date:January 24th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
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Well, the GA line is for people who want to get inside the "heart" which on this tour is going to be egg shaped. I was content to not waste a whole day waiting in line, and we were still able to get right up next to the outside of the "heart" for the elevation tour shows we went to.

There's a decent amount of room at the back of GA, they don't stuff it and you can probably see everything. We went to the back a few times just to chill.
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From:fulpakru
Date:January 24th, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC)
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I somehow found myself at the edge of the heart at one of the Boston shows, and preferred it so much that when I went on a subsequent leg I timed it so that I was one of the first people NOT to get a wristband :)

we are crazy people
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From:corianderstem
Date:January 25th, 2005 02:54 am (UTC)
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Awesome, that's good news - I don't want to deal with the stress, annoyance and confusion over trying to get inside the egg, or up next to the main stage. I'll be waltzing in with my GA ticket close to show time and be all comfy near the back. *g*
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From:le_baiser
Date:January 25th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the info everyone.. it's very much apprishated and has cleared up some of the things I've been worried about.. Thanks for the welcomes too.. Never seen a nicer community, and I mean that! :)

Thanks again.. x

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