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Posted: 22 Apr 05, 07:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi there, just wandering if anyone can offer me some advice/hints and tips/fill me in on what I should expect as being part of the standing-area of a large-venue (which for me will be the gig in Cardiff International Arena). I havent been to any gigs larger than say Rock City in Nottingham, so no arenas or stadiums. I am taking a group of friends with me and some are a bit worried about getting crushed and jostled all night, I know we're going to see Queen not Faith No More or Metallica kinda moshing but still don't know what to expect- any advice will be really welcomed - thanks.

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Posted: 22 Apr 05, 07:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gonna be tight, but still should be safe. There's definitely going to be REALLY tight near the catwalk, but... as you say, it's not 'tallica :)

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Posted: 22 Apr 05, 08:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No pressure whatsoever in first row catswalk in Munich and Vienna. In fact, I've never been so confortable in a standing concert as I was in these two. Having said that, UK could be different, but don't be afraid, you will not be crushed to death ... :-)

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Posted: 22 Apr 05, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its normally only tight really at the front. Going back 20 feet will give you quite a bit of freedom.


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Posted: 22 Apr 05, 08:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Enough space in the first rows at Antwerpen. The best place to stand is right before the catwalk.


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Posted: 22 Apr 05, 13:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've been to quite a few by now (all accept one I stood in the first 5 or 6 rows)and I haven't even been pushed once!
(Tie Your Mother Down is pretty jumpy but I can't imagine you do not want to join in yourself! ;-)
But even that part was very decent at all my shows. I could easily have taken my Grandma to one of them! ;-)

No worries and enjoy!!

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Posted: 22 Apr 05, 16:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The size of venue is irrelevant. I got more crushed at the Marquee than at Wembley Stadium.

In general, down the front is crushed, further back is ok. As you'd expect, really.

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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 07:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks very much everyone for your thoughtfull replies! I can't wait!!!

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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 07:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh and by the way, are any Queenzoners meeting up prior to this concert in cardiff- and are you able to have a drink at the venue?

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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 07:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bananawig wrote:

Oh and by the way, are any Queenzoners meeting up prior to this concert in cardiff- and are you able to have a drink at the venue?

I think there's already a thread about it :)

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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 07:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is not punk/metal so you'll be safe in the front, people won't be pissing on your back.

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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 11:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know that in Cardiff CIA you can watch the concert while drinking lager (and other stuff) from plastic cups. At least thats how its been in every concert I have been to in that venue upto now. And I have been there well over 10 times.

It may take you a while to get served though. Actually its a bit of a pain as people are always moving in and out and pushing past you when you a trying to watch the show.

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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 03:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jeroen wrote:

I've been to quite a few by now (all accept one I stood in the first 5 or 6 rows)and I haven't even been pushed once!
(Tie Your Mother Down is pretty jumpy but I can't imagine you do not want to join in yourself! ;-)
But even that part was very decent at all my shows. I could easily have taken my Grandma to one of them! ;-)

No worries and enjoy!!


Thats wat surprised me at Brixton. There was hardly any jumping etc at all. It must be the audience is that much older than they used to be.


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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 05:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My girlfriend was really shocked- she said the audience @ Brixton was really "stiff"- funny as exactly the same happened at Dream Theater gig. And it couldn't be just English audience, as it was a very international group of ppl at Academy. I don't know- it felt not right in a way... ;) i'm used to something completely different after all those Metallicas and the likes :)

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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 07:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was down the front in Leipzig, no crush and not much bouncing around there either!

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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 07:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


The crowd were stiff in Brixton because the band was!

Remember we had been standing for four hours including listening to all of Track 13!


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