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Most people buying RZ are buying specifically NOT to queue up. So, have at it, we'll see you in there a few hours later from 15 feet behind you. ;-)

 

The thing is... I had Red Zone for Croke Park 360 tour and while it was incredible and we got a great spot by the rail - we only seemed to be able to get into the 'Outside ring' and not the 'inner red zone'.

 

I still have no idea why that was. I guess the red zone only got you so far and if you wanted inside the area with the bridges etc that was the 'pit' and you would have had to have queued all day?

 

The 360 RZ was what you're calling "the outer ring".  There was no "inner red zone"--that was 360's version of the GA inner circle/ellipse/etc. as on previous tours.  That said, with RZ, you could just leave the RZ and then go into the inner ring along with regular GA--this is what I usually did with 360 RZ tickets.  This meant that with RZ, you didn't have to queue all day, because RZ and regular GA were let in at about the same time.  Indeed, with RZ you didn't have to actually enter the RZ at all--once you got to the floor, you could simply go into the entrance for the inner circle (rather than the RZ) to begin with.  With the JT RZ, though, we're right up against the rail(s) to begin with.

 

 

Thanks for clearing that up man - really really helpful!

 

I'm a little gutted I didn't know this back in '09! I'm guessing we would have have to be there pretty early at the RZ entrance to get into GA / 'inner ring'.

 

For RZ this time around, do you think we'll need to arrive early at all (by RZ standards = as gates open) to get a good spot by the rail?

 

Where do you predict the best spot will be, rail by the stage or rail connecting the stages?

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But if you have RZ why don't you leave people who can't go here and there to have there spot in GA inner circle pit or whatever??? Sounds unfair. I hope this time people with RZ ticket must stay there

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Monica:

 

Agree it doesn't seem to be the fairest system, it's probably why they've adapted the stage this time out so that when you're in the RZ you don't need to go elsewhere.

 

RZ as a concept is amazing for people who don't fancy queuing, want a great position and can do that while giving back to charity.

 

It should be licensed to *every* major act. No more golden circles, a red zone for every high demand show on earth with proceeds going to charity, half the money going to the band nominated charity and the other half going to the local charity voted for by the bands fans in each city.

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But if you have RZ why don't you leave people who can't go here and there to have there spot in GA inner circle pit or whatever??? Sounds unfair. I hope this time people with RZ ticket must stay there

 

Who said they were leaving RZ, though? There is a rail at the front of RZ against the main stage, a rail connecting to the B stage, and a rail at the B stage... Unless you really want to be near Adam, seems like there's no reason to leave RZ.

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But if you have RZ why don't you leave people who can't go here and there to have there spot in GA inner circle pit or whatever??? Sounds unfair. I hope this time people with RZ ticket must stay there

Who said they were leaving RZ, though? There is a rail at the front of RZ against the main stage, a rail connecting to the B stage, and a rail at the B stage... Unless you really want to be near Adam, seems like there's no reason to leave RZ.

Depending on how they actually do RZ I may very well go into GA. I don't want to be at the end of the left to the main stage. So I'd probably go to GA front and center. I don't agree with RZ being forced To stay in the RZ area. You do realize RZ is a GA ticket with a donation fee right? It says GA on the ticket...

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I would agree with you if RZ ticket holders have the same rights as GA and not separate entrance and area or whatever. If you want to be like a GA holder just buy a GA and make a direct donation

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hi my my booking says standing & red zone I thought  I was in the red zone not so sure now paid £70 for ticket so I guess thatll be ga

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hi my my booking says standing & red zone I thought  I was in the red zone not so sure now paid £70 for ticket so I guess thatll be ga

 

Yes that will be a GA not a Red Zone, they cost £260 each

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I enjoy moving out of RZ into regular GA and then back again at my leisure. Not because moving into regular GA gets me closer to the rail. But rather because I like to be able to move with the band as they leave the main stage and because like to experience the show from different vantage points. The idea behind RZ for me is to get myself and the kiddos up close without having to wait in line all day and it gives us a bit more personal space while we are up close... In other words-- take it easy. Most RZ folks didn't buy RZ so they can compete with masses of GA folks for spots on the general GA rail.

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I would agree with you if RZ ticket holders have the same rights as GA and not separate entrance and area or whatever. If you want to be like a GA holder just buy a GA and make a direct donation

I don't agree.  RZ tickets are, in effect, simply deluxe GA tickets--and as such, RZ ticketholders can either go to/stay in regular GA if they want or have the option (which the overwhelming majority do) of going to/staying in the RZ.  Also, it's worth noting that at past shows, regular GA was let inside c. 1/2 hour before RZ is (at least most of the time).  Given these factors, this whole thing is really an nonissue (i.e., very few RZ folks want to go instead for prime regular GA spots anyway, and even if they did, regular GA still has a bit of a time jump on them).

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Does anyone know around how many people are in the red zone roughly? I've never been in the red zone before and was was wondering about capacity

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Does anyone know around how many people are in the red zone roughly? I've never been in the red zone before and was was wondering about capacity

Last time I believe it was 50 people on each side. My guess is 100-200 people this time since it's stadium and there's only one redzone section

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I would agree with you if RZ ticket holders have the same rights as GA and not separate entrance and area or whatever. If you want to be like a GA holder just buy a GA and make a direct donation

I don't agree. RZ tickets are, in effect, simply deluxe GA tickets--and as such, RZ ticketholders can either go to/stay in regular GA if they want or have the option (which the overwhelming majority do) of going to/staying in the RZ. Also, it's worth noting that at past shows, regular GA was let inside c. 1/2 hour before RZ is (at least most of the time). Given these factors, this whole thing is really an nonissue (i.e., very few RZ folks want to go instead for prime regular GA spots anyway, and even if they did, regular GA still has a bit of a time jump on them).

I thought we go in at the same time as GA?

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No, they let GA go first then RED zone a few minutes later

Then i really dont feel bad for any GA'ers complaining about RZ haha. That seems very fair.

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RZ also gets to come and go to the bathroom. Oh yeah, and there's a beer cart close by!

 

No RZ is going to pay that money to fight for prime real estate with GA. Too many perks to bother jockeying for an extra 10-feet.

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This will be my second RZ concert and its an amazing experience.  I didn't know I could walk between GA and RZ.  Might have to explore that option.  Having a dedicated bathroom and beer stand is also a nice perk.  Most likely, I will park my butt right up against the barrier and not leave once the concert starts.

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In Toronto back in 09 we arrived two hours early and were the first in line.  Took my then 12 year old daughter and that is the only way to go if you have young children and want to be up close to the band.  In 09 we could pick either Red Zone or right in front of the stage when we entered through the red zone line.  Best way to see a concert ever.

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39 minutes ago, alan_bordessa said:

Just curious about Red Zone. Just wondering if you have to pick up tickets prior to lining up in Red Zone/Vip queue. ty

The Red Zone email that was sent out to Seattle ticketholders:

 

Hello from U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017!

We hope that you’re as excited as we are about U2’s SEATTLE visit and gearing up for this special The Joshua Tree’s 30th anniversary concert experience.

ATTENTION:  Please refer to the following information regarding the collection process for your (RED) ticket(s) purchase.

This package is NON-TRANSFERABLE. Please bring PHOTO ID matching the ATTENDEE orPURCHASE NAME on your order. 

Your (RED) Zone ticket(s) and wristband(s) will be available for collection from the (RED) Zone Check In tent located at SOUTH WEST VIP, as shown on the map below.  Please look out for the (RED) Zone signage. Check in will be open from 4:00PM until 8:00PM day of show, SUNDAY 14TH MAY 2017.   You will be able to collect your tickets at anytime during this period.

Should you arrive after 8:00pm, your tickets will be available for collection from WILL CALL, which is located at PRESS/PLAYER WILL CALL.  

Doors to the show will open at 5:00PM (time subject to change).  Your (RED) Zone hosts will greet you upon arrival to the check in location and escort you to the (RED) Zone on the floor.

Please note that you will be allowed to enter the venue at the time that doors open.  This ticket does not include early entry access to the venue.

The winner of the back stage tour will be randomly selected the day prior to the show and will be contacted directly by phone, email and text. 

Please be aware, the venue enforces a STRICT BAG POLICY.  Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″, one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar), small clutch bags, that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″, with or without a handle or strap are permitted. Exceptions for medically necessary items after proper inspection may be permitted.

Please refer to the venue’s website http://www.centurylinkfield.comfor further venue information. Parking will be $50 in the CenturyLink Event Centre Parking Garage. Two motorcycles arriving together will in allowed to park in one stall for $50. No parking will be available in the North Lot. 

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I have RZ tix for upcoming Toronto gig. Do i have to get tickets at box office before red zone gate or do i just line up at red zone area?

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What kind of drinks were served in the red zone?  Was it just beer or was there wine and hard liquor for sale also?

Thanks

 

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I never received the Red Zone email for tomorrow's show in Dallas. Can anyone post it so I know where to go for check-in? Thanks.

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Anyone knows if all concerts have the red zone? I don't see the red zone for Colombia mmm...

 

 

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I just saw U2 in Chicago.  I bought "best available" tickets using the Wires presale code at the instant Wires tickets were available.  I ended up with $300/ticket tickets far from the stage.  A good chunk of the show they performed without broadcasting videos of themselves on the big screens.  I could see nothing.  I have another Wires presale code and am planning on seeing the show in Indianapolis.  Is there any good way to buy red zone tickets or any tickets that will allow me to see the band when they are not on the video screen?  I certainly don't mind the video but was bummed they weren't on the video screens for many of their songs.  This made things tough in the very large Soldier field venue.  

Thank you for any advice.

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