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This will give you an idea on the view. I lined up at 430pm both nights and both nights got a front rail spot.

https://youtu.be/TYFBcIsMP2c

I think you could get this spot in GA too, by lining up at 430pm. You'd just have to line up at 430pm, the day BEFORE the show ;)

 

Thanks Shannon387, that looks awesome!

 

Yes thanks for posting that, puts my mind at rest. Hope I get a similar position................minus the wooohooos  :D

 

lmao! don't stand near me then... 

 

Whoohoo!

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How was the experience yesterday? How many in each RZ? Well located, close to stage/catwalk? Nice to see the big screen? 

Un like the majority hear I am not a super fan of U2 ,I listen to them the odd time ,the real fan is my wife who like many of you is crazy for them, I get that I feel the same way about the band's I like . I hope everyone here gets a chance to read this ,the red zone is terrible ,u are not near the stage for the most part ,ga has a much better vantage point overall.I applaud support red ,but to see the way the red zone in Vancouver was setup was shocking .First we have the steep prices ,then we have no order what' so ever to get into the redzone ,then when you get there you see that there are very few spots availaible close to the stage.The worse part is seeing GA crowds with a far better vantage points than the red zone .I thought I was the only one with this opinion but I had a chance to speak to over 20 people and we all felt the same. To me U2 has lost there perspective here ,truly felt like a money grab ,it did not take away from there performance ,I will give credit for credit due and it was excellent from a performance point ,but from a $$$ amount it was a huge failure .  You truly owe a refund of a portion to the fan's who were misled in believing the red zone  was a ticket to a closer look at the band perform 

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I must say, based on my observations from GA at last nights show, I would prefer GA. In fact, I have RZ tix for tonight's show but will do everything in my power to make sure I get back into GA. RZ just seems too far disconnected.

That said, I am glad that Shannon had a great time. Perhaps she was up close but that's only in a very small section.

Your observation is spot on ,GA is much more preferred than the red zone   Never again   tremendous waste of money ,felt completely duped

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Hi guys!  Still fresh from the euphoria of the Red Zone experience at San Jose last night!  Don't feel cheated, you really do have an awesome view of the band especially when they're at the main stage.  It's not GA caliber, but if you don't wanna stand hours and hours in line to get what you get with GA, then it really is the second best.  I still think it's much better than watching it from GA if you don't have time to line up.  You're paying for the convenience. 

 

I got into the Red Zone at around 7:45 and we were pretty close.  I don't even think 50 people were there on my side the entire time (Northside - Adam's side).  As the band makes their way to the walkway and the E stage, people in your Zone move along with the band, which is a great thing to do so you can see the entire show.  That also clears some space up at the front railing if you wanna be super close when the band makes their way back. 

 

What RZ folks have that GA folks don't is that opportunity for mobility to see the entire stage and the screen.  If you're stuck in GA, you really are glued to your spot, especially if you're at the front railing.  This prevents you from getting a good view of the awesome screen, and totally strains your neck for 50% of the concert when they're not near you.   If you're in RZ, you can move around fairly comfortably along with the band, and go in and out of GA as you please, etc.  

 

I've usually done GA and this was my first RZ experience, and I definitely enjoyed the comfort, the ability to move around, and still get close to the band.  I did have this awful/weird experience where this woman bit my finger as I was dancing about because she said it was in her face...I've never experienced anything like that in GA.  A few pretty aggressive folks as well, but I caught the attention of one of the security folks, and she watched out for me.  That kinda dampened the experience for me, but don't want it to ruin it for me too much! 

 

As far as checking in - my mother purchased these tickets for me as a gift, and wasn't able to escort me to the venue.  I was afraid I'd be denied entry, even though I had her credit card...but the guy handing out the wristbands and tickets, accepted a photocopy of her ID and checked me in.  It was a pretty seamless experience and they're actually very great and accommodating at check-in.  You do get souvenir tickets, which are awesome! 

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I was in Red Zone in Vancouver on the 15th. I thought it was a ripoff. The entire area is back from the stage with maybe a small corner up against the main stage. The rest was back against the boards. There was supposed to be a designated concession stands and swag stand. There was neither. We got let in at the same time as GA and had to cross through the stampede of people running for a spot by the stage to get to the entrance. Nearly got run over.

 

Not worth the money. I was in GA on the 14th. Basically had to pay 3x the money for Red Zone for the exact same experience except farther away from the stage. Sold a bill of goods that was not delivered.

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Hi guys!  Still fresh from the euphoria of the Red Zone experience at San Jose last night!  Don't feel cheated, you really do have an awesome view of the band especially when they're at the main stage.  It's not GA caliber, but if you don't wanna stand hours and hours in line to get what you get with GA, then it really is the second best.  I still think it's much better than watching it from GA if you don't have time to line up.  You're paying for the 

 

I've usually done GA and this was my first RZ experience, and I definitely enjoyed the comfort, the ability to move around, and still get close to the band.  I did have this awful/weird experience where this woman bit my finger as I was dancing about because she said it was in her face...I've never experienced anything like that in GA.  A few pretty aggressive folks as well, but I caught the attention of one of the security folks, and she watched out for me.  That kinda dampened the experience for me, but don't want it to ruin it for me too much! 

 

As far as checking in - my mother purchased these tickets for me as a gift, and wasn't able to escort me to the venue.  I was afraid I'd be denied entry, even though I had her credit card...but the guy handing out the wristbands and tickets, accepted a photocopy of her ID and checked me in.  It was a pretty seamless experience and they're actually very great and accommodating at check-in.  You do get souvenir tickets, which are awesome! 

Someone BIT YOUR FINGER??? That's just creepy and, ew. Anyway, glad you had fun, that's good to know. Was there any kind of dedicated concessions stands the way it was promised? And what time did you get on line, oh, and was it a separate line for RZ?

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Hi guys!  Still fresh from the euphoria of the Red Zone experience at San Jose last night!  Don't feel cheated, you really do have an awesome view of the band especially when they're at the main stage.  It's not GA caliber, but if you don't wanna stand hours and hours in line to get what you get with GA, then it really is the second best.  I still think it's much better than watching it from GA if you don't have time to line up.  You're paying for the 

 

I've usually done GA and this was my first RZ experience, and I definitely enjoyed the comfort, the ability to move around, and still get close to the band.  I did have this awful/weird experience where this woman bit my finger as I was dancing about because she said it was in her face...I've never experienced anything like that in GA.  A few pretty aggressive folks as well, but I caught the attention of one of the security folks, and she watched out for me.  That kinda dampened the experience for me, but don't want it to ruin it for me too much! 

 

As far as checking in - my mother purchased these tickets for me as a gift, and wasn't able to escort me to the venue.  I was afraid I'd be denied entry, even though I had her credit card...but the guy handing out the wristbands and tickets, accepted a photocopy of her ID and checked me in.  It was a pretty seamless experience and they're actually very great and accommodating at check-in.  You do get souvenir tickets, which are awesome! 

Someone BIT YOUR FINGER??? That's just creepy and, ew. Anyway, glad you had fun, that's good to know. Was there any kind of dedicated concessions stands the way it was promised? And what time did you get on line, oh, and was it a separate line for RZ?

 

 

I know - I wasn't pleased by that, and it angered me.  It was pretty surreal.  I took her picture and a picture of my finger and started to tell security, but they left and security couldn't track them down  <_< .

 

There was a concessions stand in the RZ area, but it closed down early on in the show.  The general concessions stand had an express line for RZ and VIP folks, though! 

 

There is a separate check-in area for RZ, apart from GA and VIP.  I didn't line up before they opened the doors, I just got there around 6:50pm, and there were only a few folks getting their wristbands.  I was still close to the main stage, though not on the railing.  Hope that helps! 

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I was in Red Zone in Vancouver on the 15th. I thought it was a ripoff. The entire area is back from the stage with maybe a small corner up against the main stage. The rest was back against the boards. There was supposed to be a designated concession stands and swag stand. There was neither. We got let in at the same time as GA and had to cross through the stampede of people running for a spot by the stage to get to the entrance. Nearly got run over.

 

Not worth the money. I was in GA on the 14th. Basically had to pay 3x the money for Red Zone for the exact same experience except farther away from the stage. Sold a bill of goods that was not delivered.

 

Why didn't you just join the GA people at that point. It's not like they're going to force you to stay in RZ if you don't want to...

 

Based on previous tours, I'm not sure why people had such high expectations for RZ. It is basically just for people who want to be kind of close but have zero interest in queuing up early. The RZ was described on ticketmaster as a "Barricaded area adjacent to the Stage," which seems like what it is...

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