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Old 04-28-2017, 09:50 PM   #46
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So weird of Willie to chuck the B-stage off to the side .
Runway and B stage were in similar location for ZooTV stadium shows if I recall.
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Yep, very similar location to ZooTV. Popmart b-stage was also off-centre, but over to the other side, Adam's side. I think it's good to have the catwalk off-centre, puts GA right in front of Bono. Tonnes of energy there! Think 360 Ultraviolet, with Bono hanging over the crowd, from the steering wheel mic!
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Darroch that's a great analysis of the pic. So weird of Willie to chuck the B-stage off to the side. So Adam will be furthest from the B-stage. So it's a bit sad that people right under Adam's main spot (like Adam girls or whatnot) will have poor views of the B-stage. Much poorer view of B-stage than people right under Edge's main spot.

Good news for Adam fans is that GA people will rush to the front and congregate around the catwalk (and dead front center of course). So might be thinner right under Adam. idk.
Yeah, as you say, those in front of Edge will have a closer view of the b-stage. They'll also have more 'band traffic' through the show, as the band members go past them & up catwalk towards the b-stage.

Ha, always a bit more room on Adam's side, as people rush to Edge's side, to see the maestro at work. I think you're right, it will be even more pronounced this tour.
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So this type of question might not be more relevant until TJT shows start happening, but I figured I’d ask it now to get a head start and give some people who have similar thoughts a chance to listen too.

I have a GA ticket to each of the Chicago shows in June, and whenever I’ve done GA in the past for U2 shows, I’ve usually been one of those to line up early and get a spot up front. It’s always worked out for me and I’ve liked having a nice place on the rail. And despite the usual ‘list’ drama sometimes and whatever else, the experience itself and meeting people/old acquaintances is always part of the fun too.

This time around, I’m reconsidering things regarding that a little bit. I’ll most likely line up for at least one of the shows, but am considering just going into Soldier Field much later for the other one. It’s mostly because I have friends in the area and know lots of fans by this point, so I might be interested in spending time with them one day that I’m there. The others are various… not really wanting to line up two whole days in a row, the slightly taller stage as compared to an arena one, the potential of driving back home after the Sunday show and wanting to be rested up, etc.

So assuming that’s the case, here’s my question… when any of you went in for GA during the 360 tour (or other ones, even though stadiums might be the most relevant venue here), where did you end up standing during the show? And what time did you go in or get in line in terms of doors opening? I’m not expecting a super-detailed answer or anything, especially since this stage design will obviously differ from 360’s in a few respects. But I want to get a bit of an idea on this before deciding on anything final. I probably wouldn’t be super picky in terms of positioning, although I probably would want to be close enough to get some decent pictures with the point and shoot I usually bring to shows.

For comparison’s sake, I went into a Metallica show last year a few hours after doors opened and just before the second opener went on, and I still had a decent spot 50-75 feet away from the main stage (and plenty good for pics and such). The floor seemed to fill up a bit more just after that, and even though I'd think U2 would be similar, I still want to stack up the experiences here first.

Thanks in advance!
I did GA for all 3 360 shows that I saw. My goal was only to get into the inner ring which I think meant being one of the first 2,000 or so people let in. I only got in the line maybe 1 hour to 30 minutes before they would open the doors to the stadium and let everyone in. Sure there was a lot of people with the same Idea, but essentially anyone in line before they opened the doors got into the inner ring. Then with the bracelet you could come and go as you please, bathroom, food, and make it back into the inner ring. It could be tight in areas with all that moving around, but it also meant that I could find a large number of areas to watch the show from. I found I could get within 10 feet of the main stage from multiple different points inside the inner ring.

For this Joshua Tree Tour 2017, I don't know if there will be an inner ring. I'll probably follow the same strategy though as before. I'll just move through the crowd like I've done before to find whatever I consider to be a good spot. I'm not one of those people that holds a position. I like to eat, drink, go to the bathroom, and in general just move around. I don't really stay in place until U2 comes on, and even then I still might change positions. Thats the great thing about GA.

I would never hold a position on the rail as I don't think its worth the effort of not eating, drinking, going to the bathroom or experiencing the stiffness from not moving for hours. I can avoid all of that and still get a position that is nearly as good without waiting in line all day either.
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Old 05-02-2017, 12:45 PM   #50
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Darroch that's a great analysis of the pic. So weird of Willie to chuck the B-stage off to the side. So Adam will be furthest from the B-stage. So it's a bit sad that people right under Adam's main spot (like Adam girls or whatnot) will have poor views of the B-stage. Much poorer view of B-stage than people right under Edge's main spot.

Good news for Adam fans is that GA people will rush to the front and congregate around the catwalk (and dead front center of course). So might be thinner right under Adam. idk.
Eh, I kind of like that there will be fans right up front like that. The i-e stage was neat, but it was a bit weird to have the fans split right down the center. Lost a bit of that front-and-center energy.
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Where is the best place to video tape, from the floor?
Does anyone know if Adam Clayton has a significant pedalboard, for this set, because for me that's the clincher.
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Unless you're one of the first few dozen onto the field & get rail front & near centre, I think the best place would be b-stage rail. Far side, so you're overlooking the b-stage, when looking back towards the main stage. This way you'll have unobstructed views of the band on the main stage, & the visuals on the screen. Also the rail around the b-stage will be must closer than the main stage rail, so you'll get closer to the band there, at times. The b-stage is much lower than the main stage too, so no problems having to look up.

If you are going to film, please make sure you keep the camera/phone low, with LCD screen turned down (or off if possible), so it's unobtrusive to others.
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Why are they already setting up in NRG Stadium when they don't play there until the 24th, 16 days from now. Seems a bit early to be putting up a stage. There was a Vancouver stage picture posted, that shows a rather large RZ section, but I suppose it could be bigger for the first show, but who knows.

I believe this is the vancouver stage....
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Just went through some of the older threads highlighting past issues/experiences with GA lines on previous tours. Maybe someone can enlighten me here...

Before the Elevation tour, were the previous few tours almost strictly seats on the field or was a certain percentage of them GA as we know it today? I imagine a lot of the early shows were GA for the smaller gigs, but now I'm sort of curious as to how this went in the mid-80's to late-90's!
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Where do I stand in GA?

I stand in the place where I live, then face north.

On rare occasions, I think about direction and wonder why I haven't before.
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I hear checking the sun or carrying a compass helps you along when you're disorientated too.
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Listen to reason, trevgreg. Reason is calling.
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Just went through some of the older threads highlighting past issues/experiences with GA lines on previous tours. Maybe someone can enlighten me here...

Before the Elevation tour, were the previous few tours almost strictly seats on the field or was a certain percentage of them GA as we know it today? I imagine a lot of the early shows were GA for the smaller gigs, but now I'm sort of curious as to how this went in the mid-80's to late-90's!
Zoo/pop was generally seated in North America(us/Canada) and GA elsewhere for stadiums. Joshua seems to randomly be seated in some cities and GA in North America, GA elsewhere. Never seen a compiled list for the 87 tour for which was which.

Elevation was likely the first time headlining an arena with GA floor.
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Just went through some of the older threads highlighting past issues/experiences with GA lines on previous tours. Maybe someone can enlighten me here...

Before the Elevation tour, were the previous few tours almost strictly seats on the field or was a certain percentage of them GA as we know it today? I imagine a lot of the early shows were GA for the smaller gigs, but now I'm sort of curious as to how this went in the mid-80's to late-90's!
Once they hit arenas in the US, it was seated floor.
I didn't do stadium for Joshua Tree( 3 arena shows, all had seats on floor), but as stated by Peter, I think it was a mix.
ZooTV was seats on floor indoors, seats on field outdoors.
Pop was seats on field.
First major tour that featured GA at all shows in the US was Elevation.
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look at some old u2 ticket stubs and nerd out on which have GA.

Vancouver 87 was GA and Tempe a month later was seats. I've seen seats in other US Stadium 87 shows.
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