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Offline GardenTart

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Re: GA Line Arrival Time
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2017, 07:16:41 PM »
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What's to stop anyone from arriving 10 minutes before the show and just making their way to the front? People move around the whole time, going to the toilet, or the bar...
If anyone is precious about land possession, then surely seated tickets are the answer...

Not in my experience. If you're on the floor, you stake your claim and do not move (or allow anyone else  to move, including pushy B-list celebrities). Bar? Pfffttt. If you're there for a party, get up in the stands. Actually, just stay home and drink. Toilet? A luxury that gets forfeited by having prime real estate. Ain't nobody got time for luxuries when you're on the floor!
In line for Vancouver for i.e. people were leaving the line and coming back a lot to find restrooms and buy food.  Pretty relaxed atmosphere.  One gentleman tried to cut in and staff pulled him out.  Needless to say, the people around him were making a lot of remarks to him but he didn't care.

Oh yes, the line is completely different - lots of cooperation and respect. I was referring to the environment once inside and on the floor.  ;)

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Re: GA Line Arrival Time
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2017, 07:33:38 PM »
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I've done the GA 3 times, all for arena shows. The first was in Atlanta on the Vertigo tour, and we got there at like 10am, waiting all day. It was a fun experience, though cold. We made friends w some people who were in line w us, and we did get a good floor spot, though not on the rail.

The other two were on the I&E tour, in Belfast and Dublin. For both shows, I made no rush to show up "early", and, while I obviously didn't get a rail spot, my spot was quite good for both.

I'm doing the GA for Pittsburgh in June, and, as the stadium is so much bigger, I'm not planning on arriving crazy early. When U2 played Heinz field back in 2011, friends of mine didn't go in until super late, and still managed to get inside of the inner circle. At present, according to Ticketmaster, there are still a solid 3,000 GA tickets available for Pittsburgh, so we'll see how that ultimately pans out come June 7. I'm confident that most, if not all, will sell, it still is kinda surprising that so many are still available. With that said, I crunched the numbers, and they've still sold about 90% of the tickets for that show!

Thanks everyone for the insight.  I'm not planning to get there before noon, but I also don't think arriving an hour before doors open is a good plan either.  I'll see how the Boston show works out and go from there. 
@cocamojoe I'm not sure what ticket site that you were looking at but Ticketmaster doesn't have any unsold GA tix.

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You are correct.  Almost 3,000.  Very strange indeed.  Are they not as popular in PA, or as the fan base ages do more people want to sit down to enjoy the show? :)

It's a combination of the fact that PA is on a weekday (as opposed to weekend for the other closest shows) and many who might have gone to PA are instead going to Cleveland or Chicago (both sold out). I think someone else said that for whatever reason, Pittsburgh is a tougher sale these days.

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Re: GA Line Arrival Time
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2017, 10:32:03 AM »
Yes, I think Pittsburgh being midweek has a lot to do with the sales.

Cleveland is on the first weekend of July, Saturday night.  The weekend is a long weekend for Canadians too (Canada Day).  A lot of people will be coming from Canada.

The US people may stretch it into a long weekend as well, July 4th is the Tuesday.

This is why Cleveland sold out ahead of Pittsburgh.

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Re: GA Line Arrival Time
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2017, 06:34:14 PM »
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Yes, I think Pittsburgh being midweek has a lot to do with the sales.

Cleveland is on the first weekend of July, Saturday night.  The weekend is a long weekend for Canadians too (Canada Day).  A lot of people will be coming from Canada.

The US people may stretch it into a long weekend as well, July 4th is the Tuesday.

This is why Cleveland sold out ahead of Pittsburgh.

I think a lot of people also saw Cleveland as a second choice to Chicago--and it's also the NA leg tour ender, which makes it a little special. I know when Chicago quickly sold out, I settled for Cleveland with the intention of going to a show in Chicago if I could secure enough tickets. As it is, it looks like I'm going to be going to Pittsburgh.