Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
francispotter

Which end of the stage is the Red Zone?

Recommended Posts

Folks - Just a hunch, but to my experienced U2 concert going eye ('83 till now), the stage will be configured with an "Ie" (innocence and experience) taking up most of the floor and a catwalk connecting them.  The two sides (top/bottom) of the "e" will be where the red zones are with the "I" being the other stage.  As has been stated in earlier posts, these will be really good and really convenient.  No Stress, just awesome.  U2 may be in show business, but always put value out there for cost of the ticket, steep as it may be in this case.  So don't stress. Enjoy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My wife and I are going to Chicago 1 (lower bowl) and 2 (GA), and a Chicago buddy & I have GA for Chicago 4.  On Monday I'll get a single ticket for myself for Chicago 3--not sure what kind yet (if I have a choice!).  Either GA, good lower bowl, or RZ (if I can get it).  If I do get RZ for Chicago 3, see you there! (unless we're on different sides, of course).  Regarding your Chicago 4 ticket choice, sure, a 200 level/center arena would be fine.  But, even better (and same price!) to get similar lower bowl tix.  And best of all (if I'm right about where the main stage is), would be lower bowl 113 (and within this section, closer to 112 than 114) or 121 (closer to 122 than 120).  Next best, 112 or 122.  Also, are you getting 1 or 2 tix for Chicago 4?  It's always easier to get a good single--but of course, you (and most, including me most of the time) will be going for pairs.  Finally, I might try for MSG 5 & 6 tix, but I only have so much cash!

 

Are you from Chicago?

It will be my first time there.

 

I'll get two tickets for Chicago 4 - if I can because general sale is very hard!

Is it possible to choose the block/seats? I just see the option "best available". 

 

Do you really think the shows will be different as U2 said last week? Or just 3 or 4 songs?

 

My side on RZ for Chicago 3 is 1.

Just the facts RZ no wait in queues, the space is not so crowded, and it is also close to stage, I'm happy! :)

Edited by guklein

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Folks - Just a hunch, but to my experienced U2 concert going eye ('83 till now), the stage will be configured with an "Ie" (innocence and experience) taking up most of the floor and a catwalk connecting them.  The two sides (top/bottom) of the "e" will be where the red zones are with the "I" being the other stage.  As has been stated in earlier posts, these will be really good and really convenient.  No Stress, just awesome.  U2 may be in show business, but always put value out there for cost of the ticket, steep as it may be in this case.  So don't stress. Enjoy!

Unlikely.  Check the venue map from San Jose SAP arena (not the TM map)--posted in various threads.  Well, but on the other hand, if the horizontal line in the "e" extends to a significant length before abutting into the "I", that would be reasonably consistent w/the SAP map (& Amsterdam, etc.)

Edited by mike7man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

My wife and I are going to Chicago 1 (lower bowl) and 2 (GA), and a Chicago buddy & I have GA for Chicago 4.  On Monday I'll get a single ticket for myself for Chicago 3--not sure what kind yet (if I have a choice!).  Either GA, good lower bowl, or RZ (if I can get it).  If I do get RZ for Chicago 3, see you there! (unless we're on different sides, of course).  Regarding your Chicago 4 ticket choice, sure, a 200 level/center arena would be fine.  But, even better (and same price!) to get similar lower bowl tix.  And best of all (if I'm right about where the main stage is), would be lower bowl 113 (and within this section, closer to 112 than 114) or 121 (closer to 122 than 120).  Next best, 112 or 122.  Also, are you getting 1 or 2 tix for Chicago 4?  It's always easier to get a good single--but of course, you (and most, including me most of the time) will be going for pairs.  Finally, I might try for MSG 5 & 6 tix, but I only have so much cash!

 

Are you from Chicago?

It will be my first time there.

 

I'll get two tickets for Chicago 4 - if I can because general sale is very hard!

Is it possible to choose the block/seats? I just see the option "best available". 

 

Do you really think the shows will be different as U2 said last week? Or just 3 or 4 songs?

 

My side on RZ for Chicago 3 is 1.

Just the facts RZ no wait in queues, the space is not so crowded, and it is also close to stage, I'm happy! :)

 

I'm from Ann Arbor, MI (c. 4 hours from Chicago); my buddy (re Chicago 4) lives there.  Regarding getting your Chicago 4 reserved seats, if you're getting top price (c. 300), that likely won't be too hard, as demand will be a bit lower than for the 1st two shows.  Regarding choosing them, when they go onsale, directly choosing them won't be possible (other than the price) for a while (until buying slows down considerably).  So, you may want to go for the 1st 2 seats you get from "best available" that you like.  From my experience, this whole process is pretty nerve-wracking.  Why?  Because TM will NOT automatically actually offer you the best of what they've got left (this helps them sell some of the less desirable seats).  So, ideally, be prepared to reject seats they offer (e.g., if the 1st two are 200-level, etc.).  Good 200-level seats will be available for hours, most likely.  Or, say they offer something from the lower bowl, but more toward the RZ.  Maybe reject those too and try again.  But again, this is a stressful process, because of course one worries that rejecting so-so seats may leave you ultimately getting worse seats.  But again, TM will frequently offer worse seats than they actually have for the above reasons.  Often I end up getting the 3rd or 4th pair offerred, something like that.  But there is some risk in this.  On the other hand, you'll definitely have time to try this for a while before the selections are truly generally worse.  Whole thing makes me nervous just thinking about it!

 

And yes, I'd suspect the shows will be substantially different.  Typically, especially w/arena tours, they'd vary 3-4 songs a night in general--so I think we'll see substantially more variation here--perhaps more like 8 songs being changed.  If they were only going to change 3-4 per night, I doubt they'd make such a big deal about the whole paired show thing.  Of course, lots of people will only see one show, so they probably won't go totally nuts with changing the setlist.

 

And yeah, I bet you'll like the RZ for Chicago 3.  I hope to snag one of those myself!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Folks - Just a hunch, but to my experienced U2 concert going eye ('83 till now), the stage will be configured with an "Ie" (innocence and experience) taking up most of the floor and a catwalk connecting them.  The two sides (top/bottom) of the "e" will be where the red zones are with the "I" being the other stage.  As has been stated in earlier posts, these will be really good and really convenient.  No Stress, just awesome.  U2 may be in show business, but always put value out there for cost of the ticket, steep as it may be in this case.  So don't stress. Enjoy!

Unlikely.  Check the venue map from San Jose SAP arena (not the TM map)--posted in various threads.  Well, but on the other hand, if the horizontal line in the "e" extends to a significant length before abutting into the "I", that would be reasonably consistent w/the SAP map (& Amsterdam, etc.)

 

that's kinda where I got my hunch (Amsterdam map) and the tour logo.  Like I said just a hunch.  Another hunch, there really won't be a B stage per say but two stages.where they play significantly on each (not just the typical 3-4 song B stage acoustic set as an example).  Maybe songs of innocence and the like on the "I" stage and more experience on the "e".  E.g.; I will follow VS bullet or bad...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That map of San Jose/CA is from a reliable source? If yes no more doubts how will be the stage, right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That map of San Jose/CA is from a reliable source? If yes no more doubts how will be the stage, right?

In another thread, I posted that I actually called the San Jose SAP arena, and was told by a very helpful person that yes, the main stage is on the right (on the venue map, which is reversed from the TM map--see below), and the b-stage on the left--just what it looks like.  She further told me that their (venue) map was based directly on what U2 production had sent the venue.  Given all this, and the significant detail on the SAP map (and hey, is SAP just going to make all that detail up?  very unlikely), yes, I think the whole stage setup/where's the RZs question is resolved (especially when taking into account the European "horseshoe" arena maps which are also consistent w/this--especially Amsterdam).

post-295258-0-68491500-1418501464_thumb.jpg

Edited by mike7man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am going to the show with my wife. 

My priorities are to be comfortable and close to the band. Don't need to the in the first row, just close to the band.

I don't want to stay hours ahead of time in the queue. I guess it is not necessary in RZ, right? Also I guess RZ is much less crowded than GA, right? 

 

Reading you post I think it would be a good idea to stay in RZ.

 

Nice to know that I can go to GA and back to RZ how many times I want!

 

In Vertigo tour (stadium) I stayed in GA, very crowed and stayed far from stage. And I stayed for hours in the queue before the show.

It was not a good experience.

 

Will you have to wait Vancouver to know about the stage? Will it not be announced before? 

In the Vertigo Tour, East Rutherford we went there around 5 pm... and they gave us a number.. there was a GA Fan Club line and the regular GA line.  Everyone got a number.  So when the gates will open, that was your number IN LINE.  We were number 78.. we walked inside, they scanned my tickets and were told we could go INSIDE the CIRCLE!!  So we ended up front row!   Amazing experience.  Maybe this time around since its back in Arenas, it would be the same system??  

I got Red Zone tickets for Forum... Hope they are as amazing as the GA experience we had!  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like there's no "circle" this time at all.  Re your RZs, lots of data (which took a lot of digging--see, e.g., San Jose SAP venue U2 map above) suggests that the RZs will be by the b-stage (not the main stage).  They should still be pretty great, though.  I'm going to try for RZ for Chicago 3 tomorrow.

Edited by mike7man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My wife and I are going to Chicago 1 (lower bowl) and 2 (GA), and a Chicago buddy & I have GA for Chicago 4.  On Monday I'll get a single ticket for myself for Chicago 3--not sure what kind yet (if I have a choice!).  Either GA, good lower bowl, or RZ (if I can get it).  If I do get RZ for Chicago 3, see you there! (unless we're on different sides, of course).  Regarding your Chicago 4 ticket choice, sure, a 200 level/center arena would be fine.  But, even better (and same price!) to get similar lower bowl tix.  And best of all (if I'm right about where the main stage is), would be lower bowl 113 (and within this section, closer to 112 than 114) or 121 (closer to 122 than 120).  Next best, 112 or 122.  Also, are you getting 1 or 2 tix for Chicago 4?  It's always easier to get a good single--but of course, you (and most, including me most of the time) will be going for pairs.  Finally, I might try for MSG 5 & 6 tix, but I only have so much cash!

 

 

If I can't get tomorrow 101-121-122 or 111-112-113 for Chicago...what would you prefer? 102-103, 109-110 or 218-219, 233-234?

It is very likely blocks 114-120 would have limit views, no? Also I am afraid to get 113-121 (closer to 114-120) due the same reason.

 

Lets see if general sale tomorrow will be so crazy as last week.

I would like too much to get 2 tickets for Chicago 4.

Edited by guklein

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...