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Old 04-23-2002, 01:06 PM   #1
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Everyone who had GA for the tour

After responding to another post, I forgot how much line cutters got to me. So, If ANY OF YOU cut into the GA line, while all the other people had to do the honest thing and line up early, I have a question. WHY??? WHY CUT THE LINE AND SELLOUT ALL US OTHER HONEST FANS???

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I doubt any of the people here were line cutters. Doesn't seem like they'd be the hardcore type of fan.

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true. But if any of you know any, ask them why?? How did other GA lines deal with the cutters? I was in Hamilton and it was pretty bad!!!
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I don't really understand exactly what you mean by "cutting." I held a place in line for a buddy, but two of us got there around 11 and he showed up at about 3. Was that cutting??
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I know someone here that admitted to cutting.
But I dont think it would be wise to rehash this again. Just cause for more drama.

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but how else will we spend our time sicy?

there was only one line cutter in montreal in october that i knew of and he got busted twice and eventually tossed altogether i believe, to the cheers of the crowd of course.
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Old 04-23-2002, 01:30 PM   #7
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no, what I mean by "cutting" is showing up with less than an hour before show. In Hamilton, there was a group of guys in front of us and at about 15 before we moved in, his "friends" decided to hop 3 levels of barricads to get in. They also split the line by some double doors so that official people could get in and out. When they first split the line, one side of the doors had about 50 people on it. By the time to go into the venue, that one side had like 200 people!!!! and a lot of the people who were now in front of me I saw at the back of the line whenever I had to leave to go to the bathroom!!!! It was my first GA experience and it was great except to see all the well slept faces hoping over the barricades. Hell, I even think Security helped some people!!! It just sucked, that's all!!

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There was a riot in the GA line in Atlanta in March of 2001. I don't know if anyone who was there posts here...

But the riot was caused by the idiot security people from Phillips Arena separating the GA line, and then letting the back end of the line (the ppl who got there 5 minutes before the doors opened) go in first.

Well, those of us who had been there for hours ran at the BackEnders, nearly got punched by the security people, and managed to squeeze through the VERY thin doors to get in before the BackEnders.

The BackEnders actually started screaming at us!!! Thinking they had EVERY right to go in first - before those of us who were starving, hot and exhausted and had waited! It was terrible - and the venue security did NOTHING to stop what was happening once ppl started squeezing through doors. Awful awful.

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Well, I gotta rant about this again lol....NJ CAA 28th October...queued from 6am and thanks to security's outstanding incompetence, failed to get in the heart. They split the line up and opened, what seemed to me, as many different doors as possible.

Chaos reigned!...

As for ppl actually cutting in the line, a group of guys tried it at one of the london shows..jumped a barrier into a nice big gap left by some girls who'd gone off to wait outside the back of the arena. I think about 20 ppl around us had a few words and sent them back where they had been. Apart from that, i can't say I witnessed too much "cutting"

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I waited in line for 6 hours in the Seattle rain....but there were some people who waited 20 minutes....and got a better spot in the heart....
I loved the heart, but if you are going to have GA for something like that, you need a better method of securing that the people who got there earliest would get in first. That's my complaint about my GA experience...
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Old 04-23-2002, 01:58 PM   #11
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Charlotte was great. Some peole tried to cut but the security separated the line and it worked perfectly. I got there at noon and was on the second row.

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there were people trying to cut the line in vegas and one of the girls that my friends and I hung out with totally called him on it right before they started letting people in. It was great.
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Ohh Digi are you talkin about that blonde cowgirl bimbo girl? She just waltzed right into the line all late and me and some other girls started talkin shit until finally she got her ass outta there and went to the back of the line... everyone applauded afterwards.. ahhahahaha.. oh yeah and db9 thought it was just fine that she was cutting. "oh she's part of the show" um, yeah.. right.
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Ohh Digi are you talkin about that blonde cowgirl bimbo girl? She just waltzed right into the line all late and me and some other girls started talkin shit until finally she got her ass outta there and went to the back of the line... everyone applauded afterwards.. ahhahahaha.. oh yeah and db9 thought it was just fine that she was cutting. "oh she's part of the show" um, yeah.. right.

heh heh... i remember the cowgirl chick, sicy! all the guys i was in line with were *drooling* over her. i know that she's been pulled up onstage a couple of times, but i don't think that constitutes being part of the show! DB9 was probably just overwhelmed by her "hotness". lol!


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Bonovation, which night in London was that? I was there for the 4th show, and quite a few people tried to cut right in front of us, but then a couple of guys we were sitting with told them where to go.

MunkyMan, the group I was with was sleeping right next to you guys in Hamilton, inside the first baricade. There were a couple of girls cutting in line behind us, and some of the guys started yelling at them to get back, calling them cows, etc. That's what happens after spending 24 hours on the pavement.
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hey Skeek, I think you were right in front of us. I was there with my wife and two buddies. I think your crew had just come straight from the montreal gig the night before.
Actually, the people who came from Montreal the night before were right behind us.. Naya from interference was among them.

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Ohh Digi are you talkin about that blonde cowgirl bimbo girl? She just waltzed right into the line all late and me and some other girls started talkin shit until finally she got her ass outta there and went to the back of the line... everyone applauded afterwards.. ahhahahaha.. oh yeah and db9 thought it was just fine that she was cutting. "oh she's part of the show" um, yeah.. right.

That was the girl I asked to leave. Ask Gina! I went up and told her that we had been here all day and not seen her in line (by this time it was dark and we were standing - I believe the beginning of the line was actually being sorted through the queue). I mentioned that we all thought it was obvious she wasn't in the right part of the line. She mentioned that crap about being part of the show and then she said that she was just talking to her mom. All those little wannabe's around her started being rude to me (no one can be more bitchy than a skank and her friends called out on something - and hey I was an easy target) and I just said - it's a valid question and in about 5 minutes I would have to come back to more seriously address the issue. I went back to my spot and a few minutes later she left (to cheers of the line)! One lightly tipsy fan thought I was amazing for that - but I figure you gotta take a stand or stop complaining.



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There's actually a funny pic.. I have to post it.. db9 and her.. and me in the background flipping her off..( to the left)
Everyone there enjoyed that too.. hehe..

Yeah part of the show my arse.



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Old 04-23-2002, 04:40 PM   #19
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I was not happy in the GA, really. I actually would have liked seats. There was so much pushing and shoving, and my "vertically challenged" wife could not see very well.

At least with seats, you have a barrier between you and the a-holes.

Also, when you think about it, the stages for Popmart and Zoo TV had more frontage, thus allowing for more people to have a "front row" experience. I had champagne sprayed on me from a bottle Bono opened during ZooTV, but had to worry about being trampled during Elevation.

My vote: arenas (not outside stadiums) with longer "runways" and also seats.

By the way....anyone receive the final Prop yet? Any word?
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Caption for the pic: But DB says I'm a sexy -- I'm pretty, I deserve to cut in!

I'm sure I've said it before, but I'll say it again:

Sicy, you rock!

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