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  1. DOHBOY here. I posted the topic, "Tips from the eXPERIENCED GA-ers". Thanks to everyone that responded with their advice, tips, and mentoring. I posted the topic back in December 2014, after I was fortunate enough to get GA tickets, I was fully intending to arrive at the venue early (6 - 7 am). Since I live 90 miles from the venue, I would be hanging out in line until ShowTime. Most of the replies were posted by the beginning of April 2015. On May 8th, the post from jeffwalsh was the most poignant. Paraphrasing, "Yea, you can arrive early, wait, get your wristband, wait, get in line, wait, run to your spot, wait. I'll show up 30 minutes before the band tends to start and stand 10 feet behind you." Well, jeff, that must have been a bad night for you. I arrived and was parked at 7:10 pm. Show time was announced as 7:30. Went to the special GA entrance, got my wristband, stopped for a double gin and tonic, and stood behind a couple on the rail at the e-stage, 7:40 pm. (just to the left of where Larry's drum set was positioned, about four feet from the rail, comparable to the second row). jeff, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, for the enlightenment of your eXPERIENCE with General Admission. Yea, I understand the joy of sharing time, stories, and enthusiasm with like-minded groups of people; in 1978 I spent 5 days in line to buy tickets for a concert. It's still a fond memory, but, I am so happy I didn't spend 13+ hours in line, waiting for a U2 concert experience that could not be any more fulfilling. If you are emotionally driven to be on the rail, right in front, by all means, follow your heart and do it. General Admission ticket holders - DOHBOY gives testimony - it is not necessary to spend 13+++ hours in line to have a great U2 concert experience. Even if you arrive after the concert has started, you'll be, at most, 30 to 45 feet (about 8 people deep) from some part of the stage, and 25 yards behind you is the nearest seat.
  2. DOHBOY here. I posted the topic, "Tips from the eXPERIENCED GA-ers". Thanks to everyone that responded with their advice, tips, and mentoring. I posted the topic back in December 2014, after I was fortunate enough to get GA tickets, I was fully intending to arrive at the venue early (6 - 7 am). Since I live 90 miles from the venue, I would be hanging out in line until ShowTime. Most of the replies were posted by the beginning of April 2015. On May 8th, the post from jeffwalsh was the most poignant. Paraphrasing, "Yea, you can arrive early, wait, get your wristband, wait, get in line, wait, run to your spot, wait. I'll show up 30 minutes before the band tends to start and stand 10 feet behind you." Well, jeff, that must have been a bad night for you. I arrived and was parked at 7:10 pm. Show time was announced as 7:30. Went to the special GA entrance, got my wristband, stopped for a double gin and tonic, and stood behind a couple on the rail at the e-stage, 7:40 pm. (just to the left of where Larry's drum set was positioned, about four feet from the rail, comparable to the second row). The band spends a significant amount of time at the e-stage. Bono enters from the rear south GA area to the e-stage and the band individually exits the venue by the same path. jeff, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, for the enlightenment of your eXPERIENCE with General Admission. Yea, I understand the joy of sharing time, stories, and enthusiasm with like-minded groups of people; in 1978 I spent 5 days in line to buy tickets for a concert. It's still a fond memory, but, I am so happy I didn't spend 13+ hours in line, waiting for a U2 concert experience that could not be any more fulfilling. If you are emotionally driven to be on the rail, right in front, by all means, follow your heart and do it. General Admission ticket holders - DOHBOY gives testimony - it is not necessary to spend 13+++ hours in line to have a great U2 concert experience. Even if you arrive after the concert has started, you'll be, at most, 30 to 45 feet (about 8 people deep) from some part of the stage, and 25 yards behind you is the nearest seat.
  3. dohboy here. I posted a topic on u2.com, Zootopia Zoo forums back in December 2014. The topic was, "Tips from the eXPERIENCED GA-ers". I was fortunate enough to get 2 GA tickets during the Fan club pre-sale. I had never attended a U2 concert in General Admission. I was fully intending to arrive at the venue early (7 am). Since I live 90 miles from the Forum, I would be hanging out in line until ShowTime. Most of the replies were posted by the beginning of April. On May 8th, the post from jeffwalsh was the most poignant. Paraphrasing, "Yea, you can arrive early, wait, get your wristband, wait, get in line, wait, run to your spot, wait. I'll show up 30 minutes before the band tends to start and stand 10 feet behind you." Well, that must have been a bad night for jeff. I arrived and was parked at 7:10 pm. Went to the special GA entrance, got my south wristband, stopped for a double gin and tonic. And stood behind a couple on the rail at the e-stage, 7:40 pm. (just to the left of where Larry's drum set was positioned, about four feet from the rail, comparable to the second row). The band spends a significant amount of time at the e-stage. Bono enters from the rear south GA area to the e-stage and the band individually exits the venue by the same path. jeff, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, for the enlightenment of your eXPERIENCE with General Admission. Yea, I understand the joy of sharing time, stories, and enthusiasm with like-minded groups of people. I have spent 5 days in line just to buy tickets for a concert, 4th place in line at on-sale. It's still a fond memory, but, I am so happy I didn't spend 13+ hours in line, waiting for a U2 concert experience that could not be any more fulfilling. The concert was excellent. I cannot get the sing-along melody of "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)" out of my head. I am annoying myself with the constant singing/humming, my poor family, friends, coworkers, strangers, ..... If you are emotionally driven to be on the rail, right in front, by all means, follow your heart and do it. General Admission ticket holders - dohboy gives testimony - it is not necessary to spend 13+++ hours in line to have a great U2 concert experience. With this stage design and the band's use of it, even if you arrive after the concert has started, you'll be, at most, 30 to 45 feet (about 8 people deep) from some part of the stage. And 25 yards behind you is the nearest seat. U2, Crew, and Forum staff - Absolutely Unbelievable, well done. Everything. This production shows, by its execution and delivery, the deep appreciation and respect you have for your fans and people (who may not be fans), in general. The words, "THANK YOU", just do not seem to convey my feelings of sincere gratitude and need. I can't imagine my life's musical soundtrack without U2's music and live performances. There is no substitution for the class and grace that U2 provides. THANK YOU, dohboy
  4. DOHBOY here. I posted the topic, "Tips from the eXPERIENCED GA-ers". Thanks to everyone that responded with their advice, tips, and mentoring. I posted the topic back in December. After I was fortunate enough to get GA tickets, I was fully intending to arrive at the venue early (6 - 7 am). Since I live 90 miles from the Forum, I would be hanging out in line until ShowTime. Most of the replies were posted by the beginning of April. On May 8th, the post from jeffwalsh was the most poignant. Paraphrasing, "Yea, you can arrive early, wait, get your wristband, wait, get in line, wait, run to your spot, wait. I'll show up 30 minutes before the band tends to start and stand 10 feet behind you." Well, jeff, that must have been a bad night for you. I arrived and was parked at 7:10 pm. Went to the special GA entrance, got my south wristband, stopped for a double gin and tonic. And stood behind a couple on the rail at the e-stage, 7:40 pm. (just to the left of where Larry's drum set was positioned, about four feet from the rail, comparable to the second row). The band spends a significant amount of time at the e-stage. Bono enters from the rear south GA area to the e-stage and the band individually exits the venue by the same path. jeff, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, for the enlightenment of your eXPERIENCE with General Admission. Yea, I understand the joy of sharing time, stories, and enthusiasm with like-minded groups of people, in 1978 I spent 5 days in line just to buy tickets for a concert, 4th place in line at on-sale. It's still a fond memory, but, I am so happy I didn't spend 13+ hours in line, waiting for a U2 concert experience that could not be any more fulfilling. The concert was excellent. I cannot get the sing-along melody of "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)" out of my head. I am annoying myself with the constant singing/humming, my poor family, friends, coworkers, strangers, ..... If you are emotionally driven to be on the rail, right in front, by all means, follow your heart and do it. General Admission ticket holders - DOHBOY gives testimony - it is not necessary to spend 13+++ hours in line to have a great U2 concert experience. With this stage design and the band's use of it, even if you arrive after the concert has started, you'll be, at most, 30 to 45 feet (about 8 people deep) from some part of the stage. And 25 yards behind you is the nearest seat. U2, Crew, and Forum staff - Absolutely Unbelievable, well done. Everything. This production shows, by its execution and delivery, the deep appreciation and respect you have for your fans and people (who may not be fans), in general. The words, "THANK YOU", just doesn't seem to convey my feelings of sincere gratitude and need. I can't imagine my life's musical soundtrack without U2's music and live performances. There is no substitution for the class and grace that U2 provides. THANK YOU DOHBOY
  5. I've been to a least one show every tour since ZOO TV indoor at the LA Sports Arena. This will be my first GA show on Sat May 30, 2015, at the Forum. Yes, I'm a GA virgin. I'd like some insight from the eXPERIENCED GA populace. Some tips to have the best U2 concert experience in the general admission area. Line up, Entry, Comfort, whatever ..... Something you wished you had, did not have, had done, or had not done when in GA. . Thanx in advance for your time to respond dohboy
  6. I've been to a least one show every tour since ZOO TV indoor at the LA Sports Arena. This will be my first GA show on Sat May 30 at the Forum. Yes, I'm a GA virgin. I'd like some insight from the eXPERIENCED GA populace. Some tips to have the best U2 concert experience in the general admission area. Line up, Entry, Comfort, whatever ..... Something you wished you had, did not have, had done, or had not done the last time you were in GA. Thanx in advance for your time to respond dohboy
  7. This will be my first time to the GA floor. What are the general entry procedures?
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