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"Shit" tickets

Started by zoony, May 16, 2012, 18:15:50 pm

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zoony

Have to admit that I'm surprised at the amount of people posting on here today saying that most of the tickets on sale today were either shit, rubbish, pish, crap etc. What constitutes a "shit" ticket then? I suppose if you've had tickets right at the front before, then obviously ones further back aren't as good, but it seems a bit unfair to describe them as shit! Me and Ian have got block A row t for Birmingham, and Block B1 row h for London today, and they're the best we've ever had, but I wouldn't say for one minute that any of the tickets we've had for RUSH previously have been shit, and we've always been grateful for what we got, and really enjoyed the experience every time.

MickW

My guess would be anything that is not front row (VT needs to let us in on his secret strategy!). I can understand if you're up in the gods or right at the back or to the extreme ends of the stage where you get no view at all. Over the year's I've sat in various locations and I can't say any of them were crap as I had no obstructions other than people's heads. Mind you with all the bald head's at next year's gigs I'll need sunglasses to avoid the glare :P
When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave...

Simon_LDT

Mainly the ''shit'' tickets are those at the back, but for me I'm quite picky because I'm a short arse. No point me getting anything past the first few rows unless they're aisle tickets (so I can can move slightly out a step or 2 to look past heads) 'cos I won't see shit.

sjsbrfc

Quote from: MickW on May 16, 2012, 18:26:56 pm
My guess would be anything that is not front row (VT needs to let us in on his secret strategy!).


He ain't telling nobody. It's an ELM secret  ;) :o


From first to last. The peak is never passed. Something always fires the light that gets in your eyes

mc

If you are going to pay 82.50 for a ticket offered in side blocks half way back, is my idea of shit..................or should it be shafted ;D

I have done front row etc and this time was just looking for something half decent but must have missed them at the MEN.
Hammersmith Odeon June 77
Where it all began....................

Lyth

 :)

I saw Rush at the NEC (as it was then) on the last night of the R30 Tour and was at the back of the downstairs seating.

A 'shit' ticket? Well, I enjoyed the gig just as much as the other 5 U.K. shows and it was good to see the 'show' in all of it's glory, so I'd have to say no.

Next year at the MEN I'm just in front of the mixing desk - Is this a 'shit' ticket? Not to me, as I'm looking forward to seeing a Rush show from a location that I've not been before.


dannyc

Shit tkts for me refers to the way arenas work out how to charge for floor tkts when they fill them with seats.. They seem to use a simple cut off row to change a tkts value but on a flat floor this is very suspect..

There are few if any arenas with a raked floor. Arenas seldom offset the seating.

So anything further back than where the stage height +artist has a chance of being blocked by an average height punter should be a cheap seat. That is probably about rows 1 -15 yet its generally a hell of a lot further back before a seat becomes a lower cost.

jarvo

I'm sorry ive got to respond.
The pre sale was ********** to say the least
The best i got at the O2 was A2 row V £83 then came blocks at the back 104 , 105 etc to block 109.

im a family man earning good money but i cannot justify these prices for over a year ahead.

Lots of you who did all the gigs in years gone by had first 10 row seats. Even i got front 15 rows without issue.

WHAT IS GOING ON??

Nulli Secundus

Quote from: jarvo on May 16, 2012, 21:28:47 pm
I'm sorry ive got to respond.
The pre sale was ********** to say the least
The best i got at the O2 was A2 row V £83 then came blocks at the back 104 , 105 etc to block 109.

im a family man earning good money but i cannot justify these prices for over a year ahead.

Lots of you who did all the gigs in years gone by had first 10 row seats. Even i got front 15 rows without issue.

WHAT IS GOING ON??


Got to agree with this. I was ready at 09:00 and sprung into action. Within seconds I had tickets in A Block for MEN when ever I tried to progress the site refused. Did this three times. By the time I'd started again. Literally by about 2 or 3 minutes past nine all that was being offered is the seats in the blocks right at the very back of the arena.

There must be some exceptional tickets being released in the next couple of days. Fingers crossed  ::)
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IanTheHolte

a shit ticket.....an hour of half @ villa park took some beating....... Seriously well chuffed with our efforts today,a little over priced but most bands are making all their money with tours .....seems Rush are no exception,.fans pay
RUSH "took my little baby soul on one hell of a ride"
                                           NP   Ghost rider

Analog RH

A shit ticket for me is one where (a) I am surrounded by boring feckers, (b) the sound is shite and (c) I can't see shit.
Today ended up being a result. For Sheffield, Brum and Manc I am (a) surrounded by TNMSers, (b) on the tier so the sound will be good and (c) I will see everything.

Neph

Quote from: Simon_LDT on May 16, 2012, 18:33:46 pm
Mainly the ''shit'' tickets are those at the back, but for me I'm quite picky because I'm a short arse. No point me getting anything past the first few rows unless they're aisle tickets (so I can can move slightly out a step or 2 to look past heads) 'cos I won't see shit.


This.
#herewego10inarow

Oor Wullie

I've never had a shit ticket when I've seen Rush.  It's true I wish I could've been closer at some of the gigs but at least I've been able to hear the band and see the band at every gig I've been to.

;)
Glasgow - 15/4/1992
London - 8/9/2004
London - 9/9/2004
Birmingham - 11/9/2004
Manchester - 12/9/2004
Glasgow - 14/9/2004
Glasgow - 3/10/2007
Newcastle - 5/10/2007
Sheffield - 6/10/2007
Dublin - 12/5/2011
Glasgow - 14/5/2011
Newcastle - 21/5/2011
Manchester - 22/5/2013
Glasgow - 30/5/2013

Rob Barchetta

Cant remember the year or the name of the tour before R30 (unless I look it up  ;)), but we were about 3/4 of the way back, up the side at Wembley and the sound you heard was a good 1/2 second behind what you sere seeing. Very off-putting  ::)
Can't get enough of that long hair music...

Oor Wullie

Quote from: Rob Barchetta on May 17, 2012, 13:21:04 pm
Cant remember the year or the name of the tour before R30 (unless I look it up  ;)), but we were about 3/4 of the way back, up the side at Wembley and the sound you heard was a good 1/2 second behind what you sere seeing. Very off-putting  ::)
The last UK tour before R30 was Roll The Bones in 1992 mate. ;)
Glasgow - 15/4/1992
London - 8/9/2004
London - 9/9/2004
Birmingham - 11/9/2004
Manchester - 12/9/2004
Glasgow - 14/9/2004
Glasgow - 3/10/2007
Newcastle - 5/10/2007
Sheffield - 6/10/2007
Dublin - 12/5/2011
Glasgow - 14/5/2011
Newcastle - 21/5/2011
Manchester - 22/5/2013
Glasgow - 30/5/2013