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Posted: 16 Jun 05, 10:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FIRST QUESTION
Where you guys able to get priority booking with seating preferance for being members of the Official Fan Club?

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SECOND QUESTION
(which is for everyone who has attended this tour)

Are there seats on the floor section of the venues, or general admission with everybody standing?


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Posted: 16 Jun 05, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles79 wrote:

SECOND QUESTION
(which is for everyone who has attended this tour)

Are there seats on the floor section of the venues, or general admission with everybody standing?

I think it depended on the venue. Wembley was all seated... And it was just the crappiest experience ever...
In Birmingham there were some seats behind standing ones... Doesn't make sense really... You have to bloody stand anyway... No seats in Cardiff, no seats in Brixton (only balconies)... I don't think there were seats in Sheffield on the floor section... There may have been in Manchester but honestly- don't remember. I think it just depends on the venue really...

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Posted: 16 Jun 05, 12:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Got priority booking for Newcastle. A few days before general release. Supposed to be reserved seating but I think they just filled blocks A, B, C etc.

Seating all round the arena (obviously had to stand) with the floor area being all-standing.


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Posted: 16 Jun 05, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Got priority booking for Newcastle. A few days before general release.

Same- for all British shows, chose standing. AND I'm not even Fan Club memeber (proud of it)- it was avaliable for FC memebers AND those registered at queenonline newsletter thing. Just like Brixton lottery...

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Posted: 16 Jun 05, 12:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles79 wrote:

FIRST QUESTION
Where you guys able to get priority booking with seating preferance for being members of the Official Fan Club?



Are you a member? I'm contemplating joining again, to be on the safe side.

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Posted: 16 Jun 05, 13:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I got all my UK and Ireland tickets through the fan club presale. The only ones I haven't got through the fan club are Paris, Arnhem, Lisbon, Cologne and Aruba. The only seated one I got was for Wembley where we had no choice and I got Block A3- right next to the cat walk. I think I was very lucky though!

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Posted: 16 Jun 05, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Presale was also available to people registered with Queenonline.

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Posted: 16 Jun 05, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

Mr.Jingles79 wrote:

FIRST QUESTION
Where you guys able to get priority booking with seating preferance for being members of the Official Fan Club?



Are you a member? I'm contemplating joining again, to be on the safe side.


I am, and I only joined because of the possibility of a U.S. Tour.


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Posted: 16 Jun 05, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

Presale was also available to people registered with Queenonline.


but a day later than the fan club presale.

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Posted: 16 Jun 05, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I went to Basel...
It was general admission... you could choose between being seated or being in the crowd standing!

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Posted: 16 Jun 05, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Didn't receive priority ticketing through either OIQFC (a member) or QOL (registered.) The Fan Club sent me a phone number for priority booking, but the number was only good within the UK. Received it Friday afternoon, the day before tickets went on sale to the general public, and in my time zone, the FC office was closed for the weekend in the UK. An oversight, I'm sure, but it makes whatever I paid to join a bit of a waste. Got up at 4:00 am and got online with the rest of the general public to get a "best available/any location" ticket via Ticketmaster. Any printed material is virtually worthless by the time I receive it as it's torn or bent up by the time I get it.

Never received anything about Brixton, but have heard the horror stories about THE LOTTERY. (insert scary music here.)

When I inquired as to whether or not people outside the UK were included in the lottery I was told yes, and was asked to send my FC member number to see if I was on the list of lottery winners. Am still waiting for that email several months after the gig ;-)

Have heard that the gig tickets that were reserved for the Fan Club weren't in great locations. Don't know if that's true or not.

Two or three times we were asked to send a self-addressed, envelope to receive information about the UK/Europe gigs . . . received one back about two weeks after the information was made public because there was no postage stamp on what they sent. I had to pay the postage due on the out of date information contained inside. So, what we pay to be in the club goes to cover the costs of what? (that's a rhetorical question.)



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Posted: 16 Jun 05, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Able to purchase in the fanclub presale. Got up at 4am. to phone to the UK found out number only worked in UK- emailed right away then faxed about 5 hours later to alert that the phone number did not work-was faxed back a new number-which worked. We wanted seats(you still stand for most of the show) which were in the the tiers at most venues and a balcony in Cardiff. Given the 5 hour delay in recieving a working number were mid venue and top rows (r-Z)
It worked out OK since in most places we were aligned with the B-stage and had an excellent view.

You could not select specific seats/sections...If we could have I had I would have picked the Brian side of the venue...were on the otherside for most shows.

We decided in the morning the day of the Belfast show to fly up from London to Belfast. We were able to purchase tickets at the venue. Also note that at all shows there were ticket touts buying and selling tickets..So if you were really desperate you could pay the premium.

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Posted: 17 Jun 05, 02:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We had problems phoning the number the fan club gave us for Dublin tickets from the UK so we tried looking on the web for other numbers for ticketmaster ireland. My friend Gavin found one and rang that while I was ringing for Belfast tickets, once he got through they said they would only sell them to people in Ireland on the presale day so when I spoke to the guy in ticketmaster UK, I asked him if he could sell me the Dublin tickets too and he did!

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Posted: 17 Jun 05, 03:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sarah_watkin wrote:

I got all my UK and Ireland tickets through the fan club presale. The only ones I haven't got through the fan club are Paris, Arnhem, Lisbon, Cologne and Aruba. The only seated one I got was for Wembley where we had no choice and I got Block A3- right next to the cat walk. I think I was very lucky though!


You must have been bloody lucky -

I 'phoned straight away at 10-00 and got row C for Wembley Pavilion - great view though ;)


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Posted: 17 Jun 05, 05:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RohemianBapsody wrote:

sarah_watkin wrote:

I got all my UK and Ireland tickets through the fan club presale. The only ones I haven't got through the fan club are Paris, Arnhem, Lisbon, Cologne and Aruba. The only seated one I got was for Wembley where we had no choice and I got Block A3- right next to the cat walk. I think I was very lucky though!


You must have been bloody lucky -

I 'phoned straight away at 10-00 and got row C for Wembley Pavilion - great view though ;)


Yes very lucky. I phoned alos at 10am on the dot and I booked the Wembley tickets first as that was my only seated gig. I think the automated system might have put me there as I was booking three tickets and the bit where I was sitting turned out to only be three seats wide. Of course this might not have had anything to do with it at all!!

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Posted: 17 Jun 05, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I simply sent emails to the Dutch and German Fanclub to get ticket-reservations, then transferred the money using my computer and got all tickets through the mail (Dortmund,Rotterdam and Arnhem).
All standing-arena tickets, I was first row at the Dortmund and Rotterdam concerts :-)

For Cologne I simple ordered tickets for the standing-arena through a website, payed with my creditcard and 4 days later I got my tickets in the mail. This was a few weeks ago, and tickets were on sale for that gig for 1 or 2 months already!

All very easy and simple. :-)