The thing is... I had Red Zone for Croke Park 360 tour and while it was incredible and we got a great spot by the rail - we only seemed to be able to get into the 'Outside ring' and not the 'inner red zone'.
I still have no idea why that was. I guess the red zone only got you so far and if you wanted inside the area with the bridges etc that was the 'pit' and you would have had to have queued all day?
The 360 RZ was what you're calling "the outer ring". There was no "inner red zone"--that was 360's version of the GA inner circle/ellipse/etc. as on previous tours. That said, with RZ, you could just leave the RZ and then go into the inner ring along with regular GA--this is what I usually did with 360 RZ tickets. This meant that with RZ, you didn't have to queue all day, because RZ and regular GA were let in at about the same time. Indeed, with RZ you didn't have to actually enter the RZ at all--once you got to the floor, you could simply go into the entrance for the inner circle (rather than the RZ) to begin with. With the JT RZ, though, we're right up against the rail(s) to begin with.
Thanks for clearing that up man - really really helpful!
I'm a little gutted I didn't know this back in '09! I'm guessing we would have have to be there pretty early at the RZ entrance to get into GA / 'inner ring'.
For RZ this time around, do you think we'll need to arrive early at all (by RZ standards = as gates open) to get a good spot by the rail?
Where do you predict the best spot will be, rail by the stage or rail connecting the stages?