Forums > Queen + Adam Lambert > Why?

forum rss feed
Author

Ms. Bea Haven user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 326 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 20 Sep 05, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How come the U.S. is the only place on the Queen 2005 tour where 'premium' or 'golden circle' seats were sold? Can somebody answer me this question legitimately? Everywhere else, I kept reading how the same people get to the front of the stage concert, after concert, after concert, and here, we have to pay out the nose for some package deal...it isn't like anybody who bought these premium tickets are really going to get to meet anybody....

Makes me so damn mad....

Penetration_Guru user not visiting Queenzone.com
Penetration_Guru
Deity: 11013 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 20 Sep 05, 18:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Er, you're wrong. THere were gold circle tickets for almost all outdoor shows.

Ms. Bea Haven user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 326 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 21 Sep 05, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok...misinformed. Let me restate my question - how come they did not sell general admission tickets to the shows in the States - I found out that's how the same people got to the front of the audience 2, 3, 4, 12 times....why not here?

Penetration_Guru user not visiting Queenzone.com
Penetration_Guru
Deity: 11013 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 21 Sep 05, 18:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry, are you saying there is no such thing as General Admission, only "gold circle"?

Jimi user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 106 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 21 Sep 05, 19:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you wouldn't want to be in the first 3 rows with them fuckers that go anyway. Its like reading Peter and Jane books on the 'official' website. You'll get close enough trust me..

Ms. Bea Haven user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 326 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 21 Sep 05, 23:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Correct PG - no general admission tickets were sold for either U.S. show. All the tickets in the sections adjacent to the stage on the floor were part of some premium package (i.e. - they cost upwards of $500 for the package) - you couldn't just buy a ticket in any of those sections.

Shay user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 315 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 22 Sep 05, 04:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Miss Bea Haven wrote:

Correct PG - no general admission tickets were sold for either U.S. show. All the tickets in the sections adjacent to the stage on the floor were part of some premium package (i.e. - they cost upwards of $500 for the package) - you couldn't just buy a ticket in any of those sections.


My best suggestion to you is if you're wanting a ticket near the stage without having to buy the whole package deal is to go to the Meadowlands the day of the concert and get a ticket. A lot of seats open up right before the concert from "returns" (i.e., large businesses who bought seats in the front sections, tickets that were bought for promotion giveaways and not used, broker agencies who couldn't sell the tickets they purchased, etc.). That's how I've gotten tickets to all concerts I've went to over the past 3 years and I've gotten 10th row or better everytime but once.

Ms. Bea Haven user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 326 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 22 Sep 05, 10:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the advice, Shay.

Crazy LittleThing user not visiting Queenzone.com
Crazy LittleThing
Royalty: 1593 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 22 Sep 05, 10:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also . . . the area around the stage isn't general admission, or a standing area. It's reserved seating, so there will be rows of (probably) folding chairs linked together to get in the way when we all stand up.

When I was at the U2 show in San Diego earlier this year there were two standing areas, one inside the "raceway" part of the stage, and one outside of it.

I remember going to gigs at the San Diego Sports Arena where the entire floor in front of the stage was a standing area, and was termed "open seating," meaning that people would line up early and rush in when the doors opened. There were several incidents where people were trampled and even killed in the rush to grab prime real estate, and I recall that "open" or unassigned seating was banned for a time as a result.

I had an extra floor ticket for the Queen gig in Manchester, but was a bit concerned where I'd end up--either far away from the stage or under flattened like a cartoon character under the crowd's feet. In reality, the people I would have been with that evening ended up right at the edge of the stage and had a terrific time. I was also surprised to read here and on QOL that some people were able to get right up to the stage at all of the Europe/UK gigs they attended. That must have been a blast!


I saved Spike's life in 'Nam.
Crazy LittleThing user not visiting Queenzone.com
Crazy LittleThing
Royalty: 1593 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 22 Sep 05, 10:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Miss Bea Haven wrote:

Correct PG - no general admission tickets were sold for either U.S. show. All the tickets in the sections adjacent to the stage on the floor were part of some premium package (i.e. - they cost upwards of $500 for the package) - you couldn't just buy a ticket in any of those sections.


Miss Bea is right about this.

I was very disappointed that this band is allowing this kind of treatment to the people attending the gigs in the US.


I saved Spike's life in 'Nam.
Fenderek user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 4924 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 22 Sep 05, 10:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Crazy LittleThing wrote:

I was also surprised to read here and on QOL that some people were able to get right up to the stage at all of the Europe/UK gigs they attended. That must have been a blast!

Apart from Manchester (balcony) and Wembley (row fuckin C or D- whatever, miles away) that was the case, yes... All you needed to do was... be at the door kind of early...Anyway- the best aren't near the stage- the best are exactly in front of the catwalk :) BTW- I wonder if they're gonna have this in US- they should!

Erin user not visiting Queenzone.com
Erin
Deity: 8445 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 22 Sep 05, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was disapppointed about the floor not being general admission, at least. But we have to think about it.. There are only 2 concerts they are doing over here. They are going to want to secure X amount of seats for the real "VIPs" that are attending the shows. Instead of letting the hardcore fans fight it out for the front, it was just easier to do these overpriced platinum and gold packages that are seated. From my experience, general admission always turns out to be a huge mess in America. People really aren't fond of lining up over here and tend to push and shove and act like complete morons when it's time to get in. Queen fans would be a lot more behaved, of course, but unfortunately we aren't being given a chance.
I'm really hoping if there is a US tour that some of the venues will be general admission. It's not right that people should have to pay $600 to get near the stage.

Erin user not visiting Queenzone.com
Erin
Deity: 8445 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 22 Sep 05, 13:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

3* taylorgaga (Begg) wrote:

i got there half hour before the doors opened, and i was more or less standing at the back of the arena, got in, went to souvenier shop since the doors inside werent open, lined up at a door, there were like 8 doors into the actual area, no bag searches, doors opened, walked in, they took the ticket and got second row from front infront of the catwalk.


You got there that late and STILL ended up in front of the catwalk?! Damn..I would've been one of those people that camped out all day.. LUCKY!;-P