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The Red Zone guests were escorted together to the entrance doors then allowed access to the floor just moments before the GA guests were let in. This gave the RZ guests first crack at the prime spots on the rail and a good number of us took advantage of that rather than stay in the designated zone.

 

Ha! They should do that at every show... ;-)

 

I've read elsewhere that band management is instructing the venues to let Red Zone in 15 minutes before the rest of GA - apparently that hasn't always happened, but it's apparently supposed to be the official policy. 

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I was in the Red Zone last night in Los Angeles / Inglewood (Night #3).

 

- There is a separate refreshment stand / bar inside the two Red Zone areas, which is nice to have.

- You have to get there early if you want to get next to the stage, there isn't too much room in the places by the stage

- We had over 300 people in our Red Zone last night (north side).  It was crowded - not as bad as GA - but still crowded.  I noticed several people without Red Zone wristbands that had gotten in.

- Here's the biggest benefit (I think) - Since the band starts at one end of the stage and moves to other end throughout the show, the middle of the Red Zone is probably one of the best vantage points in the house without have to move during the show.  Plus the innovative video screen is best viewed if you are back a little from it, which is where the Red Zone puts you.  If you're up against the catwalk, you won't see the all the cool video elements.

 

You'll have a great time either way.

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Miscellaneous red zone question--on the 360 tour, at least some venues also had some seats along the rear of the RZ.  Is this also true this tour?  I might take my elderly mother to one of the NYC shows, and it'd be nice if there some seats she could rest on from time to time.

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Another question--sounds like there was at least one recent show (Phoenix 2, I think) where RZ was actually let onto the floor before regular GA.  Was this also the case for LA1-4?

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Miscellaneous red zone question--on the 360 tour, at least some venues also had some seats along the rear of the RZ.  Is this also true this tour?  I might take my elderly mother to one of the NYC shows, and it'd be nice if there some seats she could rest on from time to time.

Yes, there are fold-down seats inside the red zone barrier (on the side that is farthest away from the stage . . . )

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300 people in one side for Red Zone?? Are you sure about that? I thought it was supposed to be 50 a side?

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Miscellaneous red zone question--on the 360 tour, at least some venues also had some seats along the rear of the RZ.  Is this also true this tour?  I might take my elderly mother to one of the NYC shows, and it'd be nice if there some seats she could rest on from time to time.

Yes, there are fold-down seats inside the red zone barrier (on the side that is farthest away from the stage . . . )

 

Thanks!  That's very helpful to know.

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I cant't believe that it is now almost 3 weeks since the Vancouver shows.  To attend the first night of a U2 tour has been something I have wanted to do for many years.  For me it's always firstly about the songs and then the show and both nights were superb.  Anything else is just extra detail that I can take or leave. However, having been in the RZ for the first night I was/am somewhat disappointed with what I got for my not inexpensive ticket and would have to say that there is little if any difference between the RZ & GA experiences.  I was also disappointed with the way the 'draw' for the back stage tour was handled.  But like I already said ultimately for me it's all about the music so it is hard to be too disappointed by the rest.

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At the 2nd show in Phoenix, 23-May, we had Red Zone tickets.

They did let us in before GA.

We quickly looked at the Red Zone area - we had North Side. It did NOT appear that there were either a private bar or restrooms for the Red Zone. They told us we'd have to go back out to the regular restrooms and concession stands.

We ended up going into the regular GA area because they said we could do that. They also let us go back to the Red Zone if we wanted to.

Because we were standing in the GA area when they did the drawing for backstage passes, we missed out on that. So just be aware if you really want a chance for the backstage pass, you will probably have to be in the Red Zone when the drawing occurs.

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I always questioned RZ for these shows. With a stadium/outdoor gig I wouldn't hesitate as it guarantees you a good spot (better than most of GA anyway), you don't have to queue and make a long day a breeze. Indoor though I couldn't see how they would quite justify the cost for it especially with this layout, unlike Elevation for example where RZ could of been the inner circle of the catwalk.

 

I was going to get RZ for London but got 4 GA tickets for just over the price of 1 RZ ticket.

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My husband and I are students and we saved to buy RZ tickets (no fat wallets or anything), we're going to Chicago1. I have to admit I will get nightmares after reading all the posts (as helpful as they really were) thinking I can't get a good view that night :D

We had 360 RZ tickets too and we went there without any research. It's true that they rarely showed up on the runways but even those few moments were really precious. 

I wish we could go to more than 1 show this time to test out some of these strategies you guys suggested, but I really want to focus on the fun of the experience now :)

Hope all you guys have fun as well.

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Hey, new to this forum. I just got Red Zone tickets for MSG on July 26th, so psyched! I am curious about what's on the tickets-it says "RZ1 North Gn Adm VIP3". Are all the Red Zone tickets marked VIP or are these ticks something a level up from regular Red Zone? On sites like stubhub I see Red Zone tickets being sold and in the description sometimes it says GA, or GA1, or VIP. :unsure:

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So where in Red Zone is the best spot to be in?  Obviously "on the rail", but *where* on the rail?

 

Closest end to the main stage?  Closest end to the "e" stage?  Where the two lines of the "L" meet?  Where?

 

Seeing them this Friday @ Montreal, so just wondering.  If anybody has any insight, please let me know: thanks! :)

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Hey, new to this forum. I just got Red Zone tickets for MSG on July 26th, so psyched! I am curious about what's on the tickets-it says "RZ1 North Gn Adm VIP3". Are all the Red Zone tickets marked VIP or are these ticks something a level up from regular Red Zone? On sites like stubhub I see Red Zone tickets being sold and in the description sometimes it says GA, or GA1, or VIP. :unsure:

 

The only important bit is whether you are RZ1 or RZ2, you can ignore everything else. I believe RZ1 is Adam's side and RZ2 is Edge, but that is the only thing in play.

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Hey, new to this forum. I just got Red Zone tickets for MSG on July 26th, so psyched! I am curious about what's on the tickets-it says "RZ1 North Gn Adm VIP3". Are all the Red Zone tickets marked VIP or are these ticks something a level up from regular Red Zone? On sites like stubhub I see Red Zone tickets being sold and in the description sometimes it says GA, or GA1, or VIP. :unsure:

How'd you get them? Is it an actual ticket or eticket? I got one but when they went on sale, so mine has either 1 or 2, I forget.

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My husband and I are students and we saved to buy RZ tickets (no fat wallets or anything), we're going to Chicago1. I have to admit I will get nightmares after reading all the posts (as helpful as they really were) thinking I can't get a good view that night :D

We had 360 RZ tickets too and we went there without any research. It's true that they rarely showed up on the runways but even those few moments were really precious. 

I wish we could go to more than 1 show this time to test out some of these strategies you guys suggested, but I really want to focus on the fun of the experience now :)

Hope all you guys have fun as well.

 

I saw a couple of shows in LA. One in GA and one in the seats, middle of the arena.

From what I saw, I would probably tend to claim a rail spot either in the actual RZ area or (if the venue lets you) get on the GA rail.

Even along the catwalk is a lot of close up action.

e-stage is pretty classic too. You never know what might happen there.

The piano broke at one of the shows which provided a lot of entertainment with Bono buying some time interacting with the crowd.

Other than the seats right behind the goals (no view of the big screen) I don't think there is a bad spot in the house.

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My husband and I are students and we saved to buy RZ tickets (no fat wallets or anything), we're going to Chicago1. I have to admit I will get nightmares after reading all the posts (as helpful as they really were) thinking I can't get a good view that night :D

We had 360 RZ tickets too and we went there without any research. It's true that they rarely showed up on the runways but even those few moments were really precious. 

I wish we could go to more than 1 show this time to test out some of these strategies you guys suggested, but I really want to focus on the fun of the experience now :)

Hope all you guys have fun as well.

 

I saw a couple of shows in LA. One in GA and one in the seats, middle of the arena.

From what I saw, I would probably tend to claim a rail spot either in the actual RZ area or (if the venue lets you) get on the GA rail.

Even along the catwalk is a lot of close up action.

e-stage is pretty classic too. You never know what might happen there.

The piano broke at one of the shows which provided a lot of entertainment with Bono buying some time interacting with the crowd.

Other than the seats right behind the goals (no view of the big screen) I don't think there is a bad spot in the house.

 

 

Thanks for the info Silverbullet, appreciate it!  :)

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Hey, new to this forum. I just got Red Zone tickets for MSG on July 26th, so psyched! I am curious about what's on the tickets-it says "RZ1 North Gn Adm VIP3". Are all the Red Zone tickets marked VIP or are these ticks something a level up from regular Red Zone? On sites like stubhub I see Red Zone tickets being sold and in the description sometimes it says GA, or GA1, or VIP. :unsure:

Makes no difference whatsoever.  RZ tix are RZ tix, that's it.  RZ1 does mean you're on a certain side, however.

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Hey, new to this forum. I just got Red Zone tickets for MSG on July 26th, so psyched! I am curious about what's on the tickets-it says "RZ1 North Gn Adm VIP3". Are all the Red Zone tickets marked VIP or are these ticks something a level up from regular Red Zone? On sites like stubhub I see Red Zone tickets being sold and in the description sometimes it says GA, or GA1, or VIP. :unsure:

How'd you get them? Is it an actual ticket or eticket? I got one but when they went on sale, so mine has either 1 or 2, I forget.

 

I got them on Vivid Seats, for a ridiculous amount of money ($850 per ticket, which is at least much less than some of the other prices I've seen-we're talking thousands!), and they sent me the actual tickets. Hope I'm posting this reply correctly.

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It seems weird to me that there's no additional information with these Red Zone ticks-I mean if I hadn't gone on this forum I wouldn't have known anything about arriving at 630 to have a chance at a backstage tour. And aside from ticketmaster, none of the ticket sites like Stubhub or SeatGeek or Vivid Seats, say anything in ticket info about the perks that these tickets are supposed to have. Why would someone who didn't know, pay $1500 for a Red Zone ticket if they didn't know it came with private entrance, concessions, blocked off area, whatever. I don't get it.

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Really great experience yesterday in Montreal. Unless you want to be on the rail on the front of the stage you dont need to stress out and to go in early. Theres plenty of space to move in the red zone. About 100 persons each side. Its cool that you have your own bar in the section. In Montreal there was also a private entrance which was nice. Theres so much stuff going on in the show that its good to be able to move around the floor. There was only one red zone person who was picked for the backstage tour. The person could bring someone with him of course but more winners would have been nice. Anyway, thats just to get some info about the red zone details. Hope it helps.

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Hey, new to this forum. I just got Red Zone tickets for MSG on July 26th, so psyched! I am curious about what's on the tickets-it says "RZ1 North Gn Adm VIP3". Are all the Red Zone tickets marked VIP or are these ticks something a level up from regular Red Zone? On sites like stubhub I see Red Zone tickets being sold and in the description sometimes it says GA, or GA1, or VIP. :unsure:

How'd you get them? Is it an actual ticket or eticket? I got one but when they went on sale, so mine has either 1 or 2, I forget.

 

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Hey, new to this forum. I just got Red Zone tickets for MSG on July 26th, so psyched! I am curious about what's on the tickets-it says "RZ1 North Gn Adm VIP3". Are all the Red Zone tickets marked VIP or are these ticks something a level up from regular Red Zone? On sites like stubhub I see Red Zone tickets being sold and in the description sometimes it says GA, or GA1, or VIP. :unsure:

How'd you get them? Is it an actual ticket or eticket? I got one but when they went on sale, so mine has either 1 or 2, I forget.

 

I got them on Vivid Seats, for a ridiculous amount of money ($850 per ticket, which is at least much less than some of the other prices I've seen-we're talking thousands!), and they sent me the actual tickets. Hope I'm posting this reply correctly.

 

I think I answered you twice. Duh. Sorry.

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My husband and I are students and we saved to buy RZ tickets (no fat wallets or anything), we're going to Chicago1. I have to admit I will get nightmares after reading all the posts (as helpful as they really were) thinking I can't get a good view that night :D

We had 360 RZ tickets too and we went there without any research. It's true that they rarely showed up on the runways but even those few moments were really precious. 

I wish we could go to more than 1 show this time to test out some of these strategies you guys suggested, but I really want to focus on the fun of the experience now :)

Hope all you guys have fun as well.

 

I saw a couple of shows in LA. One in GA and one in the seats, middle of the arena.

From what I saw, I would probably tend to claim a rail spot either in the actual RZ area or (if the venue lets you) get on the GA rail.

Even along the catwalk is a lot of close up action.

e-stage is pretty classic too. You never know what might happen there.

The piano broke at one of the shows which provided a lot of entertainment with Bono buying some time interacting with the crowd.

Other than the seats right behind the goals (no view of the big screen) I don't think there is a bad spot in the house.

 

Thanks for sharing :) You're right, amazing things can happen all over the floor area. From what I hear, people who got seat tickets also enjoyed their experience a lot. So, I guess we'll try to be there a little bit sooner to claim a rail spot in RZ as I hear we have to be there if we want to be in the drawing for the backstage tour. Then, if the venue lets us, we may move towards the e-stage later (probably for EBW performance).

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