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Dave Sauder is his name. He was U2's official head of security (very nice guy). I made friends with him from East Lansing going forward so yeah Moncton, a couple of us let him know what was going on and he straightened out the GA queue situation before we all got herded. He's doing seciuity for the Red Hot Chili Peppers now.

 

Philadelphia, I don't know what happened between getting getting ready to go in, and going in. But it was abundantly clear that stadium security did NOT follow Dave's directions. It was a dangerous situation when they corraled us into JUST one entrance to go down onto the field. Then security added insult by telling people there was ONLY one entrance into the inside circle on Edge's side, causing peope to sprint over to Edges side to get through the inner circle turnstyle. Voxare and I stayed on the outer rail where it seemed safer.

 

Why so much chaos for such a simple procedure? Egos that's why, lots of power trippin' security. Saw lots of it at certain venues.

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You should've been in Helsinki last year. The first 200 hundred people were treated like A-list celebrities!!! Those after were treated just as well.

 

No BS signup days before*. On the morning of the show you showed up and had to be in the queue all day. You had a number signed up when you arrived and everyone had to queue according to their numbers. We were even let in according to your numbers...

 

There was order, there was clear information from security, we were told what's gonna happen when. We respected each other.

 

 

* -- there were people queueing a fe days before the show, but they were actually queueing by the stadium. They did not sign up X days before, then leave and never be seen again until the start of the show. If you were on the list, you had to be by the stadium all the time.

It was quite similar in Rome, worked perfectly happy.gif The security guys were super nice and helpful. The first 200 fans actually walked (!) into the stadium according to their numbers. So keep it like that! Starting a list days before the show and then returning only a few hours before the gates open is ridiculous and unfair. If you are in line, you stay in line. It's as easy as that.
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If there is another US tour and GA is allowed, do like Boston did on the Vertigo tour indoors, but U2Dave and whoever else with U2 security have to put their 'A' game on and do their job for the day they are paid for...can't be done fairly without their full attention at every venue. I've always said since Elevation there should be a U2/U2.com rep present working this all out. U2 has plenty of cash to hire a team to do this at every gig. Let alone most fans would do it for free.

 

1- All fans that are in GA get there at the venue 7:00 am day of the show. No one is allowed on the property prior to that time and no fan made lines will be allowed in the vicinity (like across the street). No camping out will be allowed in proximity of the venue the night before, city police should be alerted to tend to this issue.

 

pro= This eliminates line nazi's and frequent show front rail whores (the ones the band get tired of seeing show after show. If you're reading this and are one of 'those fans', yeah, they're sick of you!).

 

no random choosing system required.

 

2- Wristbands given out by u2 security at 10:00 am.

 

pro= Since no line to wait in, this eliminates heat stroke, passing out and other heat related issues and other safety reasons. This also allows fans to enjoy their hotel room for awhile, grab a shower, nap due to jet lag or get together with other fans in places other than the line. Having liquid refreshments and dining with others in air conditioning beats out doing it in a hot ass line. This also eliminates a case of bucket pouring showers to deal with for 8-12 hours. I think most people will want to be in a dry place.

 

Seriously, this scenario beats out waiting in line for so long that you're tired, burnt or soaked to the gills by showtime.

 

3- All GA wristband holders return back to venue to line up starting at 5:00 pm, of course based upon wristband number is where your position in line is.. No one is allowed to line up on the property prior until 5 pm.

 

pro= If this is done, all a fan has to do is ask what number anther fan is to find their spot. simple.

 

4- GA wristband holders begin entering venue with u2 security escorting 100 at a time starting at 5:30

 

pro= Opening act does not come on till 7:30 so plenty of time to get everyone in an orderly fashion.

 

No need for the hand holding spot savers which I find just wrong. People doing this piss other fans off to the point of an altercation.

These fans that do this are hypocrites! That fan that can't get a rail spot due to others holding hands is the same as them and waited just as long. Just because your friend/friends are way back or closely back in the line is their problem. Period! This happened to me a few times. I'll tell you right now, if I'm ever at a future show and this spot saving is done, there will be broken elbows, even if I know you. I let it slide last time but won't stand for it next time.

 

5- ENJOY THE CONCERT!

 

anyone got any cons to this common sense method?

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If there is another US tour and GA is allowed, do like Boston did on the Vertigo tour indoors, but U2Dave and whoever else with U2 security have to put their 'A' game on and do their job for the day they are paid for...can't be done fairly without their full attention at every venue. I've always said since Elevation there should be a U2/U2.com rep present working this all out. U2 has plenty of cash to hire a team to do this at every gig. Let alone most fans would do it for free.

 

1- All fans that are in GA get there at the venue 7:00 am day of the show. No one is allowed on the property prior to that time and no fan made lines will be allowed in the vicinity (like across the street). No camping out will be allowed in proximity of the venue the night before, city police should be alerted to tend to this issue.

 

pro= This eliminates line nazi's and frequent show front rail whores (the ones the band get tired of seeing show after show. If you're reading this and are one of 'those fans', yeah, they're sick of you!).

 

no random choosing system required.

 

2- Wristbands given out by u2 security at 10:00 am.

 

pro= Since no line to wait in, this eliminates heat stroke, passing out and other heat related issues and other safety reasons. This also allows fans to enjoy their hotel room for awhile, grab a shower, nap due to jet lag or get together with other fans in places other than the line. Having liquid refreshments and dining with others in air conditioning beats out doing it in a hot ass line. This also eliminates a case of bucket pouring showers to deal with for 8-12 hours. I think most people will want to be in a dry place.

 

Seriously, this scenario beats out waiting in line for so long that you're tired, burnt or soaked to the gills by showtime.

 

3- All GA wristband holders return back to venue to line up starting at 5:00 pm, of course based upon wristband number is where your position in line is.. No one is allowed to line up on the property prior until 5 pm.

 

pro= If this is done, all a fan has to do is ask what number anther fan is to find their spot. simple.

 

4- GA wristband holders begin entering venue with u2 security escorting 100 at a time starting at 5:30

 

pro= Opening act does not come on till 7:30 so plenty of time to get everyone in an orderly fashion.

 

No need for the hand holding spot savers which I find just wrong. People doing this piss other fans off to the point of an altercation.

These fans that do this are hypocrites! That fan that can't get a rail spot due to others holding hands is the same as them and waited just as long. Just because your friend/friends are way back or closely back in the line is their problem. Period! This happened to me a few times. I'll tell you right now, if I'm ever at a future show and this spot saving is done, there will be broken elbows, even if I know you. I let it slide last time but won't stand for it next time.

 

5- ENJOY THE CONCERT!

 

anyone got any cons to this common sense method?

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If there is another US tour and GA is allowed, do like Boston did on the Vertigo tour indoors, but U2Dave and whoever else with U2 security have to put their 'A' game on and do their job for the day they are paid for...can't be done fairly without their full attention at every venue. I've always said since Elevation there should be a U2/U2.com rep present working this all out. U2 has plenty of cash to hire a team to do this at every gig. Let alone most fans would do it for free.

 

1- All fans that are in GA get there at the venue 7:00 am day of the show. No one is allowed on the property prior to that time and no fan made lines will be allowed in the vicinity (like across the street). No camping out will be allowed in proximity of the venue the night before, city police should be alerted to tend to this issue.

 

pro= This eliminates line nazi's and frequent show front rail whores (the ones the band get tired of seeing show after show. If you're reading this and are one of 'those fans', yeah, they're sick of you!).

 

no random choosing system required.

 

2- Wristbands given out by u2 security at 10:00 am.

 

pro= Since no line to wait in, this eliminates heat stroke, passing out and other heat related issues and other safety reasons. This also allows fans to enjoy their hotel room for awhile, grab a shower, nap due to jet lag or get together with other fans in places other than the line. Having liquid refreshments and dining with others in air conditioning beats out doing it in a hot ass line. This also eliminates a case of bucket pouring showers to deal with for 8-12 hours. I think most people will want to be in a dry place.

 

Seriously, this scenario beats out waiting in line for so long that you're tired, burnt or soaked to the gills by showtime.

 

3- All GA wristband holders return back to venue to line up starting at 5:00 pm, of course based upon wristband number is where your position in line is.. No one is allowed to line up on the property prior until 5 pm.

 

pro= If this is done, all a fan has to do is ask what number anther fan is to find their spot. simple.

 

4- GA wristband holders begin entering venue with u2 security escorting 100 at a time starting at 5:30

 

pro= Opening act does not come on till 7:30 so plenty of time to get everyone in an orderly fashion.

 

No need for the hand holding spot savers which I find just wrong. People doing this piss other fans off to the point of an altercation.

These fans that do this are hypocrites! That fan that can't get a rail spot due to others holding hands is the same as them and waited just as long. Just because your friend/friends are way back or closely back in the line is their problem. Period! This happened to me a few times. I'll tell you right now, if I'm ever at a future show and this spot saving is done, there will be broken elbows, even if I know you. I let it slide last time but won't stand for it next time.

 

5- ENJOY THE CONCERT!

 

anyone got any cons to this common sense method?

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Bad design Jake.

 

Do like J A M E S

 

VIP ticket, grants you access to a 3-4 song soundcheck, a Q&A, and early access to the field/floor before anyone else. Plus you'll get a VIP laminate and possibly a chance to take photos with the band during the end of the Q&A (who needs autographs).

 

And charge no more than 79.00 (includes the fees).

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Bad design Jake.

 

Do like J A M E S

 

VIP ticket, grants you access to a 3-4 song soundcheck, a Q&A, and early access to the field/floor before anyone else. Plus you'll get a VIP laminate and possibly a chance to take photos with the band during the end of the Q&A (who needs autographs).

 

And charge no more than 79.00 (includes the fees).

So in U2's case there would be thousands of VIPs at every show then? wink.gif

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