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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 21:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok guys here are venues i have been to for shows and a few tips on where and where not to try and sit

Philadelphia Spectrum-this is the original building for indoor sports not the new Wachovia center where teams play now.long and narrow,end seats are a bit far.200 level are actually first level and really close.great old school venue with lots of recent upgrades.lots of radio promo freebies outside as 2 stations are "hosting".for pre and post,go to Mcfaddens in the baseball park accross the street.awesome place.use public transportation.easy in and out.Dont trust scalpers here!!ever.

Pittsburgh-the "igloo"almost round,side seats will leave you a bit far off but far end closer then most.the very top is no place to be

NY-the nassua coliseum.a bit dank and not very close to manhattan.accoustic nightmare,if you are to the side you wont hear as well as you would if in front.also be extra careful with cameras here,the closer to NY the more security.If you are close to philly or buffalo these would be better bets then this dump.

Washington-MCI center.much better then the old cap center was although a bit high in upper levels.also,this is downtown and close to a few war zones so be advised.better acoustics then alot of newer buildings.extremely expensive vender stands.$9.00 a beer for imports.shoot for middle lower section and leave during GSTQ,otherwise you will wait

Atlanta-Gwinnett center-not the premier arena in town,but by far the nicest.11,000 capacity for end stage set up.Tix will go slow at first then get nuts towards show.the south,never in a hurry.Dynamite accoustics and easy public trans.not exacty the liveliest fans on this tour similar to sheffield in a way.

Jacksonville-possibly the worst venue and a curious choice to choose.not a real city,more like a big town.i was there for superbowl and was suprised how ill prepared they were.venue in a circle no matter how ticketmaster maps display it.lousy accoustics and if any show were to cancel,this would be my first pick.if able,try atlanta or Miami.there is NOTHING to do to burn off after concert high.


ok there you have it ,the places i have been to.hope it helps our pals accross the pond.see you in philly and wash--john


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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 23:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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NY-the nassua coliseum.a bit dank and not very close to manhattan.accoustic nightmare,if you are to the side you wont hear as well as you would if in front.also be extra careful with cameras here,the closer to NY the more security.If you are close to philly or buffalo these would be better bets then this dump.



cameras are allowed in Nassua...


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Posted: 25 Dec 05, 01:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thats cool Jamie>you going to the "Mauseleom"?


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Posted: 25 Dec 05, 01:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thats cool Jamie>you going to the "Mauseleom"?


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Posted: 25 Dec 05, 11:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was shocked to receive 2 Front Row tickets to the show in Jacksonville on 03/05 from my husband! What a wonderful Christmas present!!!

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I was shocked to receive 2 Front Row tickets to the show in Jacksonville on 03/05 from my husband! What a wonderful Christmas present!!!


Thats an AMAZINGGG present!
i got front section, not as much front row, but near the catwalk tickets for christmassss


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Posted: 25 Dec 05, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We also have front row seats for Jax. Seems there are LOTS of good seats still available. Hope the venue does not suck as much as some report.

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Posted: 25 Dec 05, 21:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Philadelphia Spectrum-this is the original building for indoor sports not the new Wachovia center where teams play now.long and narrow,end seats are a bit far.200 level are actually first level and really close.great old school venue with lots of recent upgrades.lots of radio promo freebies outside as 2 stations are "hosting".for pre and post,go to Mcfaddens in the baseball park accross the street.awesome place.use public transportation.easy in and out.Dont trust scalpers here!!ever."

Saw Queen at the Spectrum in 1978. This will be my first time back to the Spectrum since then! We actually scalped tickets back then and changed our 300 level (very nosebleed)to 15th row floor. But times have changed, I probably wouldn't trust scalpers in the parking lot now either!! Hope to hit McFaddens before the show too.

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Posted: 31 Dec 05, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

McFadden's is gonna be rocking that afternoon! I'm heading down w/ my crew hopefull about 4-5 pm. I hope they have Queen in the juke box! Another place to go to is Chicky & Pete's but that is a 10 min. walk to the Spectrum. I'm sure there will be some tailgating in the parking lots, afterall we are the tailgating Kings!! But a day before the Ides of March could still be quite cold & raw, or it could be 65 degrees. ya never know.


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Posted: 02 Jan 06, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cool! mefaddens it is then.look for a hottie in a queen skinny tee-its my wife!


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Posted: 04 Jan 06, 01:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ill be at the Pittsburgh show....cant wait , im on the floor right by the stage!!


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