I have done the 7:00 am thing many times and did not mind until the Oakland 360 tour stop. They crammed way, way too many folks into the "Inner Circle". Most venues had it under control but that show was extremely uncomfortable. For the life of me I don't understand why the band doesn't take a page from the Springsteen GA approach. It is organized and civilized. I have shown up at 4:30 some thirty minutes before the wristband drawing and got in directly in front of Bruce at Pac Bell. Getting there early insures that you have plenty of time to compare shows and meet folks but in no way affects your final place in line and orderly entry. I have also been unlucky and wound up out of the "Pit". Just a thought. I'll still be there early unless changes are forth coming. Going to both San Jose shows in May.