rikkealber

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About rikkealber

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    Female
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    Copenhagen
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    Travels - and the perfect combination is travel to see U2 :-)
  • Favourite U2 Album
    Achtung Baby
  • Favourite U2 Single
    Ordinary Love
  • First U2 Gig
    Vertigo Tour, Copenhagen 31st of July 2005
  • Recent U2 Gig
    The Joshua Tree Tour, Dublin 22nd of July 2017
  • Favourite U2 Person
    Edge
  • Fav. Other Bands
    Muse and The Beatles

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  1. rikkealber

    Do you need information on Copenhagen?

    Hi Westy, It is correct it is a new pub in Town, and I have only been to one of their other branches. The Old Irish Pub where the U2 afterparty is taking place is located at Vesterbrogade 2 very much city centre. To make it completely understandable for everyone their Facebook event is in Danish, but basically there is an afterparty both Saturday and Sunday with two bands playing (December and Mount Temple).
  2. rikkealber

    Do you need information on Copenhagen?

    Dear Heather, So sorry to hear, but glad to see you are keeping up the good spirit. I am sure it will help get you though the current health issues, and ensure you get back to the better days soon - and more than ever ready to rock at another U2 concert. Hope to see you somewhere around the world for another U2 concert! Even though it is cold, your husband will have some pretty days in Copenhagen as the weather should be good. Tons of positive thoughts.
  3. I have sent you a PM 🙂

  4. rikkealber

    Do you need information on Copenhagen?

    Hi Heather, Sorry to hear with the lack of mobility, but hopefully you will still be able to have a few great Copenhagen experiences (apart from U2 of course!). Will start with the 'bad' news. The giants are in forest areas just outside Copenhagen, but they are far apart and not easily accessible by car. The concept is that the Giants are hidden and you go on a treasure hunt to find them. For a boat tour, I would recommend to go to Nyhavn and take the Grand Tour with Canal Tours Copenhagen (Stromma) https://www.stromma.dk/kobenhavn/sightseeing/sightseeing-med-bad/grand-tour/ If you manage to do it on a sunny day, Nyhavn will also be perfect to sit and people watch and enjoy a beer before/after the boat ride. Would not recommend to eat there though, it is way to expensive compared to the quality of food. You are rigth in the assumption that Denmark is expensive, it is one of the things I like about going abroad, it is almost always cheaper. The advantage is though, no need to worry about tipping, you should only do that if you get outstanding service, it is not a requirement or expected. If you want to try something very Danish you should have lunch at Aamanns Etablissement on the border of Osterbro and inner city (small place hence reservation is recommended). They serve the traditional open faced sandwiches, you would usually drink beer and snaps to go with the food. Unless you are very hungry two pieces are enough and you only feel like a very light dinner. It is not cheap, but high quality https://www.aamanns.dk For good food at a decent price I often use http://madklubben.dk/en/ . I would recommend 'Hanzo' or 'Alabama Social' as they are located by the lakes of Copenhagen, giving you a great view. If you feel like a coctail afterwards, they have 'Bar next door'. Casual but good burgers can be found at https://www.halifax.dk/ they are located around the city, there is also one in Osterbro. My favorite is Zurich. Close to the two restaurants by the lakes, you husband will also be able to find a small beer bar called Soernes Ølbar http://soernesoelbar.dk/ nothing fancy, but they know their beer. If he wants a larger place Taphouse in inner city is a good place to try an extensive amount of different beers (from what I recall +50 tap beers at all times), but it does not have the same atmosphere as the smaller places but there will always be people, no matter what day of the week https://taphouse.dk/ There a a number of Brewpubs in Copenhagen. One is Warpigs located in the old meatpacking district, now turned into restaurant and bar area http://warpigs.dk/ Do not go to Warpigs unless you really like meat and have to say the crowd is 'younger' and a little bit hipster... just as a warning when I read your post ;-) Another brewpub is Norrebro Bryghus. I have not been for years, but it is one of the first brewpubs I remember (now the micro brewery thing is all over) http://www.noerrebrobryghus.dk/en Final brewpub recommendation would be BRUS https://toolbeer.dk/locations/ also in Norrebro. If you are into beer I do recommend a visit to Carlsberg, they did a renovation and upgrade of the tour a few years ago. I have never been overly impressed with the tour, but it might also be me not being a beer person ;-) From what I know none of the smaller indenpendent breweries does tours I am afraid. If the weather is good you can also go to the lakes in the morning and have breakfast/brunch at either Original Coffee https://originalcoffee.dk/ or Lagkagehuset. It is a good place to sit and watch CPH everyday life (if you are there early I will pass on my bike going to work ;-) ) Another place you can go is Torvehallerne https://torvehallernekbh.dk/ , where you find a variation of stalls of food, drinks, bakeries. It is always buzzing with life. It is located in the city centre and is open until 7pm. Ok think that was a start ;-) Let me know if there are some things you would like more information about (I have not given that many tourist recommendations) or if I need to suggest a couple of bars more. Btw. no problem with the taxi to the Arena from Osterbro. Going from the airport, if you can cope on the day, take the metro to Norreport and then a taxi from there, it will save you quite a bit of money.
  5. Just spotted a similar post in the Amsterdam group, and very much like the idea. If you are traveling from out of town and need any advice or recommendations regarding the venue or Copenhagen in general, just let me know. Hope you have some great days in Copenhagen with some for sure fantastic U2 concerts
  6. rikkealber

    Need any info on Amsterdam?

    Hi Gogme United, Thanks for this, great idea - will immediately extend this service to anyone going to Copenhagen :-) Have been to Amsterdam a number of times but never Ziggo Dome. Unless it is raining cats and dogs I suppose bikes would be a good option going to and from the Arena? (being from Denmark we are used to biking)
  7. rikkealber

    Royal Arena floor layout

    One thing could be that there are no seats in Royal Arena behind the main stage. This might give them an opportunity to push the stage a bit further back compared to other venues where you have seats behind the stage as well. Have been to a number of concerts at Royal Arena and to me it seems like a very standard Arena setup, but have of course not seen a stage setup similar to I&E/E&I (until today I have not thought of the no seats behind the stage). I do not think it will make it more crowded, as the 'locals' who are there for one night will be fine with hanging out at the back (not knowing what they will miss on the walkway screen).
  8. rikkealber

    E+ i tour

    Wrapping it up as you just seem to want to start a debate, which I have no interest in participating in. I started off with writing in my very first post that i might be born under a lucky star, but at the same time I happily pay my 40$ every year as the Experience Group helps me get some of the tickets I really want... the rest is a gamble, and trust me I do not always get my first priority location or day. One fact is though you have to make it into Ticketmaster in first wave if not, you will not get tickets...In Denmark Ticketmaster let in 8000 people in one go, there is not even enough tickets for the ones in the first wave, with an Arena capacity of 15.000.... Hope you manage to swap with someone and enjoy U2 in the fall! Have a great weekend.
  9. rikkealber

    E+ i tour

    I have plenty of sense - thank you for the concern though, but yes I have a large U2 budget in touring year as it is a priority to me. I would not pay that price for seated tickets, but it does not change the fact that it is the going rate these days, does not matter if it is U2, Muse, Justin Timberlake or whoever you want to see, you cannot blame it on the stage set-up. It was clear from the beginning that a lot of fan club members would be disappointed and not get the tickets they dreamed of. Especially the Innocence Group where a number of people signed-up when the tour was announced, and with the Arena capacity, the number of tickets available to the Fan Club must of course be limited.
  10. rikkealber

    E+ i tour

    I have to disagree completely. I might be 'born under a lucky star', but the two Experience pre-sale codes we had, gave us the ticket we wanted for Vegas and LA, at a more than fair price compared to most other GA tickets i purchased in the last couple of years. I looked at the seated prices and did not find them outrageous either compared to other artists. I go to see my absolute favorite band in the world, but from my perspective the LED screen gave an extra dimension to the i+E tour, and even though I disagree with you comment on expensive prices I have to say I would be willing to pay more to get the extra dimension to some amazing U2 songs.
  11. You have pretty good seats close to the main stage - this is from the Kygo concert next month, but the seating chart/numbers are the same from concert to concert
  12. Congrats on the tickets! Managed to get my own, very important to get 'home' concert tickets :-) You will enjoy the Arena, transport to/from is so easy with the Metro. Live in Copenhagen and just pm me and I can easily help with recommendations to food, what to see and so on based on your preferences.
  13. Just saw Madrid 18th September on U2Valencia FB page (Well that was what I got through Google Translate)... also hoping for more news on Europe dates soon though 😊
  14. rikkealber

    Verified fan for LA2 (regular onsale)

    Thanks for the response mtnfox. Did not manage to get for LA1, hope I will receive a new e-mail before they open tomorrow, if not I will just have to try my luck in the sale for everyone starting at noon....
  15. I have since the announcement tried to sign up as verified fan for LA2, but cannot find anywhere to do it (it just states it is closed). An e-mail has been sent of to Ticketmaster for help, but no response so far from them.... Does anyone know where I can register? (My Experience code was used for Vegas1)