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Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
« Reply #75 on: February 08, 2015, 10:33:49 AM »
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Would certainly be nice if they did.

Yeah, will be weird, with the shops and restaurants. Does anyone know where Entrance F (GA entrance) is? Is it outside the dome, or just outside the arena but inside the dome?

Edit: Upon further research it looks like entrance F is inside the dome. This could get interesting, queue up outside the dome, once the doors open power walk to entrance F, & queue some more.

Whoops, sorry, off topic. I thought I was in the London thread.
Yeah looks like until the actual arena opens, you have to wait outside, and then queue inside when it does open.

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Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
« Reply #76 on: February 08, 2015, 01:23:59 PM »
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Where can I see it? Nobody took a screenshot even?
Nope. Perhaps the OP can give us a freehand sketch of what they saw?

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Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
« Reply #77 on: February 08, 2015, 04:10:12 PM »
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For those of you who missed it.

U2.com posted a presentation just like they did for 360 tour showing the in all its glory.

Its now confirmed the stage will be in the middle of the GA floor - the long catwalk.  There is no End Stage/Rear end stage or "B" stage.

Its looks like Larry Mullen Jnr's drum kit will be on a rounded platform which I predict will turn 360 degrees.

In addition the screens will be located above the stage similar to the 360 screen but a double sided screen - no idea if the screen expands.

The sides of the stage showed the bands guitar technicians - the interactive presentation also showed a mini orchestra to the right of the stage

If this is true and I hope it's not that there is going to be an mini orchestra, could this what Streets and WoWY could sound like?

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Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
« Reply #78 on: February 09, 2015, 10:17:41 PM »
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So I just got back fro the O2 Arena, London, I asked them if I could actually see the view from my seat for the U2 concert, they kindly let me in accompanied by the manager.

I asked him of the layout of the U2 concert, he went back to his office and got the plan out - its the same the ones doing the rounds online - one with the long catwalk - no b stage or main stage.

He confirmed that this is the official plan from U2/Live Nation - When I pressed him about different stage layouts on line for different venues he said that's usually to do with the logistics at the actual venue. 

Some venues maybe deemed to small or large depending on the stage set up.  I also asked him about limited/restricted views he said this occurs in the 400s blocks usually to do with screens set ups - he said it could be a restricted view for some in the 400s blocks

The O2 arena, London is small - I am so pleased with the seats I have.  cannot wait.

Let me get this straight.  You went down to the O2 and asked them to enter the arena so you could see what the view would look like from seats you have for a show many months away.  And the manager lets you in, escorts you to your seat.... and then he gets you a seat chart to confirm your view will be stellar... is that right?

I am looking forward to more details here...

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Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
« Reply #79 on: February 10, 2015, 07:13:05 AM »
I smell something, and it doesn't smell like the truth.

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Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
« Reply #80 on: February 10, 2015, 12:03:27 PM »
Capacity for Wembley Arena is 12,500. For the o2 it's 20,000.

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Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
« Reply #81 on: February 10, 2015, 12:13:10 PM »
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Stage is will be in the middle of the GA floor like in the TM stage diagrams shown

The O2 is small compare that to other arena's such as Earls Court and Wembley Arena

As il_capo says, it's rather larger than Wembley arena and Earl's court. It's the second largest indoor arena in the UK after whatever the Manchester arena is currently called.
I cannot believe the manager took you into the arena and showed you your seat. There are plenty of websites which will show you that, plus I'm sure there are insurance, security and health and safety issues with taking random members of the public into the arena....

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Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
« Reply #82 on: February 10, 2015, 12:25:09 PM »
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The O2 is small compare that to other arena's such as Earls Court and Wembley Arena

This statement makes me think that you haven't been at either of those places.



Btw the plural form of the word arena is spelt arenas and not arena's  ::)

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Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
« Reply #83 on: February 10, 2015, 12:34:14 PM »
Earls Court is also pretty massive but is closing down to be redeveloped as flats.  It'll be a shame to see it go.

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Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
« Reply #84 on: February 10, 2015, 01:37:05 PM »
I hadn't heard that, that's terrible

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Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
« Reply #85 on: February 10, 2015, 01:38:32 PM »
And the o2 is way bigger than Wembley arena...

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Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
« Reply #86 on: February 10, 2015, 02:11:05 PM »
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Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
« Reply #87 on: February 10, 2015, 03:13:51 PM »
Earls Court is also a 20,000 space.  I saw U2 there in 2001 and it felt intimate but that's because I was in the heart at the front.  Not sure what it'd have been like miles back.  I have seen shows at the o2 and felt very excluded by the distance of my place from the stage, but U2 are playing in the centre of the arena which should hopefully make it feel more involved.

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Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
« Reply #88 on: February 10, 2015, 03:45:16 PM »
The o2 has seating that is very steep as opposed to deep so it kind of creates an illusion of being smaller than it actually is.

It's a pretty large space though and certainly larger than Earls Court was and Wembley Arena, a 20,000 seat arena could never really be called intimate but I can see what the Bonzo is getting at.

It's a bit like the millennium stadium, that holds over 70,000 but as the stands are close to pitch and steep rather than deep it feels smaller than it is.

Not too sure suggesting the Bonzo is BS'ing is particularly nice....

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Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
« Reply #89 on: February 10, 2015, 03:54:09 PM »
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The o2 has seating that is very steep as opposed to deep so it kind of creates an illusion of being smaller than it actually is.

It's a pretty large space though and certainly larger than Earls Court was and Wembley Arena, a 20,000 seat arena could never really be called intimate but I can see what the Bonzo is getting at.

It's a bit like the millennium stadium, that holds over 70,000 but as the stands are close to pitch and steep rather than deep it feels smaller than it is.

Not too sure suggesting the Bonzo is BS'ing is particularly nice....

This is round two or three of that suggesting too.  :(