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Offline Scotty

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Re: The Best Advice I got before a concert
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2010, 11:19:36 AM »
take plastic water bottle lids in your pocket because once inside the bars take the lids off and you cant sip and stash for later and if you drink it all in one go it means having  to struggle out of the crowd to the loo.

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Re: The Best Advice I got before a concert
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2010, 11:37:14 AM »
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How do you handle going to the bathroom?

Can anybody answer Starman's question?



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Re: The Best Advice I got before a concert
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2010, 11:51:18 AM »
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How do you handle going to the bathroom?
Can anybody answer Starman's question?

Folks are generally pretty good about letting you back in your spot.

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Re: The Best Advice I got before a concert
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2010, 12:25:09 PM »
The tips on linking arms, cheap chairs & bringing bottle caps are A+. I will keep them in mind for the future.   
I dont think I have really have any good tips except look at a map of the venue before hand to have a plan & be familiar with the layout.
For ladies I dont bring my purse in, I just put keys/phone in pockets & money/ID/ticket in my bra. 
Yep, I'm klassy like that.

I need to get one of these, its called a RackTrap. Its a little wallet you can put in your bra.

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Re: The Best Advice I got before a concert
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2010, 12:29:27 PM »
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How do you handle going to the bathroom?

Can anybody answer Starman's question?




Have a friend save your spot after you get to the floor and go before the opening act. Once the opening act is off the stage and it's that half hour before U2 comes on, it'll be impossible to get off the floor AND get your spot back.

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Re: The Best Advice I got before a concert
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2010, 02:33:24 PM »
I would add to carry something that your friend can wave so you can find your spot! I used a small Irish flag but if everyone carries those it'd be too confusing. ;) Try and be creative!

I love the bottle cap idea! The stadium plan idea is great too. Or try to be with someone who's been to that venue before. The moment you step onto the field is disorienting because you HAVE to look up at the Claw-meanwhile 2000 people are streaming past you to the front! ::)

As for the tee shirt, I love wearing the band's tees to the show. Yup, I'm a dork, but a happy one!

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Re: The Best Advice I got before a concert
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2010, 02:53:39 PM »
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"when someone hits the floor in the pit, help them up."

#@!

yes. definitely. When someone is throwing up over the rail. Be nice. find the security guard for them.

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Re: The Best Advice I got before a concert
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2010, 02:55:27 PM »
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The tips on linking arms, cheap chairs & bringing bottle caps are A+. I will keep them in mind for the future.   
I dont think I have really have any good tips except look at a map of the venue before hand to have a plan & be familiar with the layout.
For ladies I dont bring my purse in, I just put keys/phone in pockets & money/ID/ticket in my bra. 
Yep, I'm klassy like that.

I need to get one of these, its called a RackTrap. Its a little wallet you can put in your bra.

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yes! credit card and ID in the bra. A classic.

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Re: The Best Advice I got before a concert
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2010, 03:08:30 PM »
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The tips on linking arms, cheap chairs & bringing bottle caps are A+. I will keep them in mind for the future.   
I dont think I have really have any good tips except look at a map of the venue before hand to have a plan & be familiar with the layout.
For ladies I dont bring my purse in, I just put keys/phone in pockets & money/ID/ticket in my bra. 
Yep, I'm klassy like that.

I need to get one of these, its called a RackTrap. Its a little wallet you can put in your bra.

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Great idea! It also spares you the horror of seeing so many guys running into the venue while you're held up opening your purse to the only female security guard on duty.

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Re: The Best Advice I got before a concert
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2010, 03:50:18 PM »
'Don't go'


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Re: The Best Advice I got before a concert
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2010, 04:20:58 PM »
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The tips on linking arms, cheap chairs & bringing bottle caps are A+. I will keep them in mind for the future.   
I dont think I have really have any good tips except look at a map of the venue before hand to have a plan & be familiar with the layout.
For ladies I dont bring my purse in, I just put keys/phone in pockets & money/ID/ticket in my bra. 
Yep, I'm klassy like that.

I need to get one of these, its called a RackTrap. Its a little wallet you can put in your bra.

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Ticket in the bra, brilliant!! 

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Re: The Best Advice I got before a concert
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2010, 04:48:40 PM »
I know this may be a little off topic on tips but it's something I'd like to advise you fellow U2'ers not to say to tall people, but I know most of you won't.
Well, I'm about 6'9" -
I was in the GA line at one gig and someone said The best advice I'll give you is that you better stand to the very back of the stadium or you'll have bricks thrown at you. I felt like a loser in the GA line that day, I felt unwanted. My friend felt really bad for me because they were all telling me to stand in the back and it's not my fault I'm the height that I am. but then again when the gates opened me and my friend made a mad dash to the front, right in front of Bono's mic, front row.  ;D
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Re: The Best Advice I got before a concert
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2010, 06:50:41 PM »
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I know this may be a little off topic on tips but it's something I'd like to advise you fellow U2'ers not to say to tall people, but I know most of you won't.
Well, I'm about 6'9" -
I was in the GA line at one gig and someone said The best advice I'll give you is that you better stand to the very back of the stadium or you'll have bricks thrown at you. I felt like a loser in the GA line that day, I felt unwanted. My friend felt really bad for me because they were all telling me to stand in the back and it's not my fault I'm the height that I am. but then again when the gates opened me and my friend made a mad dash to the front, right in front of Bono's mic, front row.  ;D


You did right Andy.  If anybody says anything uncomplimentary about your height, tell 'em to f*** off. ;)




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Re: The Best Advice I got before a concert
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2010, 08:33:41 PM »
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I know this may be a little off topic on tips but it's something I'd like to advise you fellow U2'ers not to say to tall people, but I know most of you won't.
Well, I'm about 6'9" -
I was in the GA line at one gig and someone said The best advice I'll give you is that you better stand to the very back of the stadium or you'll have bricks thrown at you. I felt like a loser in the GA line that day, I felt unwanted. My friend felt really bad for me because they were all telling me to stand in the back and it's not my fault I'm the height that I am. but then again when the gates opened me and my friend made a mad dash to the front, right in front of Bono's mic, front row.  ;D

Why should you have to move to the back? That's assy of them.

Of course, I might just be saying that because I'm tall for a girl :D

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Re: The Best Advice I got before a concert
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2010, 11:54:46 PM »
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How do you handle going to the bathroom?

Can anybody answer Starman's question?




Adult diapers!! I kid you not! I am considering it next time. No trip to restroom, sanitary!  ;D