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19 hours ago, thomasgoethals said:

There was no dedicated bar inside the RED ZONE

Wont be happy if this is the case in Manchester, been in 3 Red Zones and always enjoyed a couple beers while waiting for the concert to start without having the massive queues. Sure it was stated when we bought our ticket that we would have a dedicated bar?

Edit to say .....I just looked it up and they say " Access to purchase pre-show refreshments " so no bar then ?

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I'll attend the show first time on red zone on October 8th in Amsterdam. So, if I understand correctly, its Ok that I have only a confirmation by e-mail, because my name will be on a list, and this list will alowe me to enter the show. At what time should I get there? I think about 3, 4 hours earlier?

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On 6/27/2018 at 8:00 AM, mintwax2 said:

Ginapier- did you have any problems entering red zone?  I’m in the same situation for Sunday’s show. I have a hard ticker and haven’t received an email. What was the process at MSG?

How was it to enter? Is that correct that the name is on a list, and we have to go there with a document, no printed ticket? I'll attend RZ in amsterdam and I'm anxious because I have no confirmation yet.

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Hi,

I got there 20 minutes before U2 came on and had no problems - in fact, I was the only one they had to take through, everyone else was already there. I still got a place at the front of the main stage. Maybe because I am short. (When I say 'front', there is a very wide gap between the edge of the stage and the crowd barrier with a heap of sound equipment and people there. I was pretty irritated that they had tall security people blocking the view. Not a single person attempted to go over the barrier during the show. Security would have been better sitting down on chairs facing the crowd, not standing watching the show and blocking the view of people who paid $AU550 for a ticket).  They sent an email prior saying that you would not be admitted if you arrived 15minutes after the show had started. I think this may be because of the way the show is structured. I think they would let you in but you may be taken through a different entrance (and this may just have been in Paris because of the venue set-up). I personally would never get there four hours early. I guess if you want a spot at the front of general admission (not red zone, but you have access because that's what red zone gives you) then get there as early as possible and maybe have a buddy who can hold your place if you need to leave to go to the bathroom.

Yes they only send email confirmation. I travelled from Australia and did not have my ticket posted so I just picked it up when I got there. They email you a couple of days before with instructions about where to pick up the ticket in the venue. It isn't usually from the box office, they set up a separate little table/ tent thing.

I HAD TO SHOW A COPY OF THE EMAIL TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE RED ZONE TICKET PICK-UP AREA. Luckily I had my phone with me, which had a copy of the email. They didn't actually mention this in the email they sent out. Then they have your name on a list and you have to provide some type of photographic ID to verify it is you. They give you the ticket and take you through to the red zone. My advice is:

If you want photos of the boys up close, stay as close to the front and middle of the room as you can get, BUT if you stay there you may not see the whole concert. You will not be able to see when they are down on the round 'e' stage unless you are very tall or unless they install reverse facing screens at the back of the room, which is what they really need.

If you want to see the whole concert, stand about half way back and on the red zone barrier so you can see when they move between stages.

Alternately, be prepared to follow wherever they go. This may mean starting at the front of the main stage but as soon as they go walkabout, take off to the other stage so you can see them.

For one song (spoiler alert - don't read if you don't want surprises ruined) Adam and Edge walk to little platforms at each side of the general admission - this is why there is a line taped on the red zone floor to show you where to stand, because they need a clear path to the platforms. If you want photos of them, your best bet is when they are standing on the platforms. They are very close to the crowd. 

Good luck! I hope you have a great time!

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Thanks Thomas - great update, am looking forward to London,

This tour seems to have something really special about it - I have seen almost every tour so far, and the latest set lists are amazing (its hard to believe that they can be that good and yet nothing from Joshua Tree !!)

 

 

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Hi Thomas,

great tips there for getting the most of Red Zone access. Now looking forward to an ‘Even better than the real thing’ ‘Experience’ (groan ?) at Manchester in two weeks. One other question please - what did you have to provide as proof of purchase at the ticket pick up? Thanks.

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Can I advise anyone collecting RZ tickets, when you get your lanyard and bands and are handed your envelope, in all the excitement at that point make sure you look inside and check you have tickets under your name.

On Friday we didn't get any tickets in the envelope and we eventually got thrown out!!!  and in 2015 when we collected RZ tickets for the I&E tour, we had someone elses given too us, we went back to the desk to hand them back and collect the correct ones to find the people frantically looking for some other poor guys tickets, so mistakes happen .... just check ?

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2 hours ago, spongebob said:

Can I advise anyone collecting RZ tickets, when you get your lanyard and bands and are handed your envelope, in all the excitement at that point make sure you look inside and check you have tickets under your name.

On Friday we didn't get any tickets in the envelope and we eventually got thrown out!!!  and in 2015 when we collected RZ tickets for the I&E tour, we had someone elses given too us, we went back to the desk to hand them back and collect the correct ones to find the people frantically looking for some other poor guys tickets, so mistakes happen .... just check ?

Not great at the price. 

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