Please adopt the Bruce Springsteen GA line method (lottery for spot in line). End the madness. Thanks.
I’ve met amazing people from all over the world in the GA line. I have never experienced bullying in line; people have always been very friendly, accommodating, and considerate. Wrigley 2 was my only bad GA experience. But even then, my friends and I got back to our spots (sort of) and found almost everyone we were standing with before the storm. Being surrounded by people who, like me, immediately recognized and freaked out with joy over Evil Little Goat was priceless. Like them or not, the people who put in the time to get on/near the rail create a special atmosphere during the show. I’m not sure a GA lottery can replicate that- especially for people who travel solo to shows.
I do think there should be a more organized method of evacuating and reassembling the GA. For example, for shows in outdoor venues 10C could give the first 200-250 people in line (rail + first 2 or 3 rows) different colored GA wristbands as they enter the venue. This would not be difficult: GA entry during the shows in Europe this summer was in single file lines let in 50 people at a time, and the GA line initially entered Wrigley 2 in single file. Security would just switch to a new color wristband after the 4th or 5th group of 50. That way, if there is a storm the people who put the most time in line can be evacuated to a separate area, and then allowed back into the GA pit to reassemble into their prior spots before the rest of the GA. If the rail is already full, the second wave of GA folks probably won’t run. This isn’t perfect; I would hate to be #251. But it seems safer than the current stampede method.
Please consider 10C seats at Fenway next go around. I would think that 10c would investigate nets prior to assigning our seats as to whether or not the ballpark can take the nets down (would love an explanation as to why this could happen at Seattle but not Fenway) prior to assigning the seats. Hopefully some lessons learned for the next time they come back to Fenway. Sight lines are not great when staring through a net.