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Official Washington DC Thread ** Spoilers** 20 June 2017
« on: May 12, 2017, 02:19:05 PM »
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Re: Official Washington DC Thread ** Spoilers** 20 June 2017
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 09:03:10 AM »
Beginning at 8:00AM, GA Field ticket members will receive a numbered wristband located at Gate G. This gate will open for entry to wristband holders, at 12:00PM.
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(RED) Zone tickets and wristbands will be available for collection from the (RED) Zone Check In tent located at GATE E. Please look out for the (RED) Zone signage. Check in will be open from 4:00PM until 8:00PM day of show, TUESDAY 20th JUNE 2017.   You will be able to collect your tickets at anytime during this period.
Should you arrive after 8.00pm, your tickets will be available for collection from the GATE E TICKET OFFICE

Doors to the show will open at 5:00PM.   
Doors                                     -               5:00pm
The Lumineers                         -               7:00pm
U2                                           -               8:40pm
All times are subject to change

Please be aware, the venue enforces a STRICT BAG POLICY. Per NFL policy, fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium: Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”, one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar), small clutch bags are permissible, if they are approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bags. An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.
Bags including backpacks, gym bags, duffel bags, diaper backs, briefcases, purses and fanny packs will not be permitted into the stadium.
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Re: Official Washington DC Thread ** Spoilers** 20 June 2017
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 03:20:29 PM »

Night Before the Show (6/19):
There is no camping or assembling allowed at the stadium the night before the show and street access to the stadium will be shut down. Fans will be dismissed from the premises and considered trespassers until 8:00am on the day of the show. There will be no numbering or lining up until the following morning, when stadium security will issue wrist bands and number GA ticket holders.
 
Day of the Show (6/20):
 
6:00 - 7:30am: Ticket exchanges/sales @ Morgan Boulevard Metro Station
If you have extra GA tickets to sell or need to buy GA tickets, we recommend you meet up with other fans at the metro station’s “Kiss and Ride” drop-off curb area. There will be no numbering or lining up at this point. FedEx Field stadium security will be issuing wrist bands and numbers to fans who have verifiable GA tickets beginning at 8:00am, so it is imperative that you have a ticket if you wish to secure a spot in the Pre-Screen Queue. (Tickets can of course be sold/purchased throughout the day, we simply advise you to get tickets before the Pre-Screen Queue starts if you want a good spot.)
 
7:30 - 8:00am: Getting to FedEx Field
To walk from the Morgan Boulevard Metro Station to FedEx Field takes about 20 minutes. Fans can also take Uber or Lyft to the perimeter of the stadium’s property. (FedEx Field does have a special Uber drop-off area near the stadium, but that will not open until 1:00pm.) (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
 
8:00am: Parking @ FedEx Field
If you are driving your own car and planning to park, the Red Zone parking lot will be open at 8:00am to accommodate GA ticket holders who are arriving at the stadium early. (The title, “Red Zone” refers only to the stadium’s specific parking lot, and has nothing to do with U2’s “Red Zone” tickets.) The “Red Zone” is open to whomever chooses to purchase parking there for $60, even if you have not purchased a parking pass online ahead of time. Lot attendees will accept cash or credit card. To enter the Red Zone parking lot, please follow directions available at the following link: (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login).
 
8:00am: Pre-Screen Queue @ Gate G “Budlight Pavillion”
Stadium security will issue wrist bands and numbers to fans with verifiable GA tickets, on a first-come-first-served basis at Gate G of the stadium, beginning at 8:00am. To qualify for admittance in the Pre-Screen Queue, you must provide the exact credit card used to purchase your ticket(s) and a valid photo ID. All previous fan-initiated queues/lines/numbering will be null and void. Fans without verifiable GA tickets will not be given wrist bands or a place in the Pre-Screen Queue. Fans with more than one ticket must have all persons in their party present in order to be admitted into the Pre-Screen Queue.
 
8:00am – 12:00pm: Waiting Around
Once you have been admitted to the Pre-Screen Queue (received a wrist band and number from stadium security), you may come and go at your discretion until 12:00pm.
 
If you have not yet sold/purchased GA tickets necessary for you/your party’s entry, use this the time to meet with other fans to do so. Return to Gate G for your admittance into the Pre-Screen Queue once you have your tickets sorted.
 
Fans who have problems gaining entry with their tickets can visit the Ticket Resolution centers at either Gate A or E. Standard Will-Call counter is located at the Gate A Ticket Office. Red Zone and VIP Package Will-Call counter is located at Gate E Ticket Office. If you or anyone in your party requires ADA seating or assistance, please report to any Guest Services booth. ADA seating is limited and distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
Tailgating is permitted in all parking lots, including the Red Zone. If you plan to tailgate, set up chairs or shade tents, please read the stadium’s rules for tailgating before you arrive. (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
 
12:00 – 4:00pm GA Entry into “Budlight Pavillion”
At 12:00pm, the stadium will welcome the Pre-Screen Queue into FedEx Field’s “Budlight Pavillion.” Here, concession shops, legit restrooms, trash & recycling receptacles, and smoking areas will be accessible to GA ticket holders. (This is a privilege that most other stadiums have not afforded to U2 fans. Please be conscientious of stadium rules and make the tribe proud. Remember to return personal items to your vehicles, and clean up any tailgating you might have done before you enter the Pavillion.)
 
Once admitted to the Pavillion, GA ticket holders may come and go as they please, but must be at their place in the queue inside the Pavillion by 4:00pm.
 
3:00pm: Parking @ FedEx Field
All other parking lots will open at 3:00pm. Please check the FedEx Field website for directions on how/where to enter other parking lots. (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
 
4:30pm: Walk to the Floor
At 4:30pm, stadium security will escort the GA Queue to the floor of the stadium. Please do not run to the floor; there will be plenty of amazing spots for everyone who is in line by 4:30pm.
 
5:00pm: Open GA Entry @ Gates F & G “Budlight Pavillion”
All GA ticket holders must enter through Gates F & G at the “Budlight Pavillion.” GA ticket holders who arrive after 5:00pm can make their way to the floor at their leisure.
 
7:00pm: The Lumineers
 
9:00pm: U2
 
11:15pm: Approximate Concert End Time
If you want to catch the last metro train out of Morgan Boulevard Station, we recommend that you leave the concert before the end. It takes around 20 minutes to walk from the stadium to the metro station.
 
11:27pm: Last Train Departs @ Morgan Boulevard Metro Station
 

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Re: Official Washington DC Thread ** Spoilers** 20 June 2017
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 12:39:36 AM »
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Night Before the Show (6/19):
There is no camping or assembling allowed at the stadium the night before the show and street access to the stadium will be shut down. Fans will be dismissed from the premises and considered trespassers until 8:00am on the day of the show. There will be no numbering or lining up until the following morning, when stadium security will issue wrist bands and number GA ticket holders.
 
Day of the Show (6/20):
 
6:00 - 7:30am: Ticket exchanges/sales @ Morgan Boulevard Metro Station
If you have extra GA tickets to sell or need to buy GA tickets, we recommend you meet up with other fans at the metro station’s “Kiss and Ride” drop-off curb area. There will be no numbering or lining up at this point. FedEx Field stadium security will be issuing wrist bands and numbers to fans who have verifiable GA tickets beginning at 8:00am, so it is imperative that you have a ticket if you wish to secure a spot in the Pre-Screen Queue. (Tickets can of course be sold/purchased throughout the day, we simply advise you to get tickets before the Pre-Screen Queue starts if you want a good spot.)
 
7:30 - 8:00am: Getting to FedEx Field
To walk from the Morgan Boulevard Metro Station to FedEx Field takes about 20 minutes. Fans can also take Uber or Lyft to the perimeter of the stadium’s property. (FedEx Field does have a special Uber drop-off area near the stadium, but that will not open until 1:00pm.) (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
 
8:00am: Parking @ FedEx Field
If you are driving your own car and planning to park, the Red Zone parking lot will be open at 8:00am to accommodate GA ticket holders who are arriving at the stadium early. (The title, “Red Zone” refers only to the stadium’s specific parking lot, and has nothing to do with U2’s “Red Zone” tickets.) The “Red Zone” is open to whomever chooses to purchase parking there for $60, even if you have not purchased a parking pass online ahead of time. Lot attendees will accept cash or credit card. To enter the Red Zone parking lot, please follow directions available at the following link: (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login).
 
8:00am: Pre-Screen Queue @ Gate G “Budlight Pavillion”
Stadium security will issue wrist bands and numbers to fans with verifiable GA tickets, on a first-come-first-served basis at Gate G of the stadium, beginning at 8:00am. To qualify for admittance in the Pre-Screen Queue, you must provide the exact credit card used to purchase your ticket(s) and a valid photo ID. All previous fan-initiated queues/lines/numbering will be null and void. Fans without verifiable GA tickets will not be given wrist bands or a place in the Pre-Screen Queue. Fans with more than one ticket must have all persons in their party present in order to be admitted into the Pre-Screen Queue.
 
8:00am – 12:00pm: Waiting Around
Once you have been admitted to the Pre-Screen Queue (received a wrist band and number from stadium security), you may come and go at your discretion until 12:00pm.
 
If you have not yet sold/purchased GA tickets necessary for you/your party’s entry, use this the time to meet with other fans to do so. Return to Gate G for your admittance into the Pre-Screen Queue once you have your tickets sorted.
 
Fans who have problems gaining entry with their tickets can visit the Ticket Resolution centers at either Gate A or E. Standard Will-Call counter is located at the Gate A Ticket Office. Red Zone and VIP Package Will-Call counter is located at Gate E Ticket Office. If you or anyone in your party requires ADA seating or assistance, please report to any Guest Services booth. ADA seating is limited and distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
Tailgating is permitted in all parking lots, including the Red Zone. If you plan to tailgate, set up chairs or shade tents, please read the stadium’s rules for tailgating before you arrive. (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
 
12:00 – 4:00pm GA Entry into “Budlight Pavillion”
At 12:00pm, the stadium will welcome the Pre-Screen Queue into FedEx Field’s “Budlight Pavillion.” Here, concession shops, legit restrooms, trash & recycling receptacles, and smoking areas will be accessible to GA ticket holders. (This is a privilege that most other stadiums have not afforded to U2 fans. Please be conscientious of stadium rules and make the tribe proud. Remember to return personal items to your vehicles, and clean up any tailgating you might have done before you enter the Pavillion.)
 
Once admitted to the Pavillion, GA ticket holders may come and go as they please, but must be at their place in the queue inside the Pavillion by 4:00pm.
 
3:00pm: Parking @ FedEx Field
All other parking lots will open at 3:00pm. Please check the FedEx Field website for directions on how/where to enter other parking lots. (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
 
4:30pm: Walk to the Floor
At 4:30pm, stadium security will escort the GA Queue to the floor of the stadium. Please do not run to the floor; there will be plenty of amazing spots for everyone who is in line by 4:30pm.
 
5:00pm: Open GA Entry @ Gates F & G “Budlight Pavillion”
All GA ticket holders must enter through Gates F & G at the “Budlight Pavillion.” GA ticket holders who arrive after 5:00pm can make their way to the floor at their leisure.
 
7:00pm: The Lumineers
 
9:00pm: U2
 
11:15pm: Approximate Concert End Time
If you want to catch the last metro train out of Morgan Boulevard Station, we recommend that you leave the concert before the end. It takes around 20 minutes to walk from the stadium to the metro station.
 
11:27pm: Last Train Departs @ Morgan Boulevard Metro Station
Thank you for posting! Very useful information!

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Re: Official Washington DC Thread ** Spoilers** 20 June 2017
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 07:40:02 AM »
looking at the map of the stadium I can not find which side of the stadium the F and G gates are located.

nevermind, I found it.  its just early.
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Re: Official Washington DC Thread ** Spoilers** 20 June 2017
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 09:12:13 AM »
So - my plan is to get the stadium at 8 and get the wrist bands then go home.  I have 4 tickets for GA - but only two of the people going with me to the show will be there at 8. I am planning to bring two of my kids with me to act as stand ins to get the bracelets - I'll worry about how to get the bracelets on the other folks afterwards.  Is this a reasonable approach or am I missing something? 

Do they write a number on your hand?

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Re: Official Washington DC Thread ** Spoilers** 20 June 2017
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 09:24:31 AM »
from what I have seen they have been writing numbers.  the wrist bands might be a difficult transition as well.  the photos of bands seem tighter on the wrists as opposed to looser.  What time do you plan to come back with your friends?

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Re: Official Washington DC Thread ** Spoilers** 20 June 2017
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 09:31:05 AM »
2PM.  I guess I could always have the two of us get our bands/numbers at 8 - then have the other two get to the stadium later and get their numbers and once we hit the floor have them work their way up to us.

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Re: Official Washington DC Thread ** Spoilers** 20 June 2017
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 09:45:30 AM »
Did you get the tix by Credit Card?  I think everyone needs to be together to get into the venue.

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Re: Official Washington DC Thread ** Spoilers** 20 June 2017
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 02:11:10 PM »
It's a little unclear - so once we get our wristband/number in the morning, do we HAVE to be back at noon - are we trapped in the pavilion until 4pm? Or can we come back at, say 2 or 3pm?

I ask because FedEx is such a pain to get to, and by the time we get wristbands and go home, we may just have to turn around and go right back.
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Re: Official Washington DC Thread ** Spoilers** 20 June 2017
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2017, 05:34:36 PM »
Seems like you need to be there at 4

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Re: Official Washington DC Thread ** Spoilers** 20 June 2017
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2017, 09:57:11 PM »
If you have the bands, could you say the number just got washed off?

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Re: Official Washington DC Thread ** Spoilers** 20 June 2017
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2017, 08:27:37 AM »
Hi everybody. First time poster. I'm sure this is a long shot, but does anybody know of any tapers that will be at this show. I'm considering it, but my seats aren't in a great spot for it and I don't really feel like dealing with the security

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Re: Official Washington DC Thread ** Spoilers** 20 June 2017
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2017, 03:11:09 PM »
Those of you who are there tonight...enjoy! Looking forward to some scopes/ mixlr. Hoping we get Mega Preacher Bono in D.C.!!!!!

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Re: Official Washington DC Thread ** Spoilers** 20 June 2017
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2017, 04:30:18 PM »
Possible mixlr for tonight

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