How early is too early?

BobbyPJamBobbyPJam Posts: 1
edited November 2013 in The Porch
I have GA tix for L.A. night 2... Just wondering how early people have been getting to the venues to try and get as close as possible... Never had to worry about this before, always had a seat. (First world problems)
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  • I know it has varied show to show. I was GA for both Worcester shows and walked in 15 minutes or so after the line of people who had been waiting there all day cleared and was 6 rows back in between Ed and Stone. Not sure about places like Philly and NY though.
  • Got to Philly II at 12:30 -- was number 94 in line and ended up 2 off the rail in front of Mike (was fun just hanging out with people and talking PJ -- also got stuff at merch tent outside and was able to drop it off in my car before the show). In Bmore it looked like you could get in around 7 and be 4-5 off the rail in GA (usually center fills up first, then Mike side, then Stone).
  • For Brooklyn night 2 which was a Saturday I got in line at 1:30pm and was number 62. I ended up being 2 people off the bar between Jeff and Ed.
  • stickfig13stickfig13 Posts: 1,499
    BobbyPJam" said:
    I have GA tix for L.A. night 2... Just wondering how early people have been getting to the venues to try and get as close as possible... Never had to worry about this before, always had a seat. (First world problems)

    Roll in at show time. You can always work your way up pretty close. The GA sections aren't massive this tour
    Sacramento 10-30-00
    Bridge School 10-20 and 10-21-01
    Bridge School 10-25 and 10-26-01
    Irvine 06-02-03
    Irvine 06-03-03
    San Diego 06-05-03
    San Diego 07-07-06
    Los Angeles 07-09-06
    Santa Barbara 07-13-06
    London UK 06-18-07
    San Diego 10-9-09
  • maj4emaj4e Posts: 587
    In Charlotte I saw people in line way early. I walked in at 6:45 or so and was only about 3 from the rail on Mike's side. From what I could see at Charlottesville, it didn't appear to be that different. So your mileage may vary. It doesn't appear to be worth the hours-long wait.
  • ckravitzckravitz NJPosts: 1,089
    I could be mistaken, but I think as the show ended in Philly 1, folks were getting on line for GA night 2!! :crazy: So, I don't think there is a "too early". For me, too early would be 45 minutes prior to showtime!
  • So, how about everyone chill in OKC at a watering hole and walk in at 7:30? Deal?
    Nacogdoches `93 Dallas`98 BSB `01 OKC `03 Houston `03 Vic `07 OKC `13 EV Tulsa 1 `12
  • stickfig13stickfig13 Posts: 1,499
    TP128347" said:
    So, how about everyone chill in OKC at a watering hole and walk in at 7:30? Deal?

    I think you're better off hanging with the drinking crowd versus the obsessive front row crowd ;)
    Sacramento 10-30-00
    Bridge School 10-20 and 10-21-01
    Bridge School 10-25 and 10-26-01
    Irvine 06-02-03
    Irvine 06-03-03
    San Diego 06-05-03
    San Diego 07-07-06
    Los Angeles 07-09-06
    Santa Barbara 07-13-06
    London UK 06-18-07
    San Diego 10-9-09
  • choopchoop Posts: 956
    i'm already in line for LA 2.
    "If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music." KV Jr.
  • stickfig13stickfig13 Posts: 1,499
    choop" said:
    i'm already in line for LA 2.

    Second show always sucks ;)
    Sacramento 10-30-00
    Bridge School 10-20 and 10-21-01
    Bridge School 10-25 and 10-26-01
    Irvine 06-02-03
    Irvine 06-03-03
    San Diego 06-05-03
    San Diego 07-07-06
    Los Angeles 07-09-06
    Santa Barbara 07-13-06
    London UK 06-18-07
    San Diego 10-9-09
  • stickfig13" said:
    [quote="TP128347"]So, how about everyone chill in OKC at a watering hole and walk in at 7:30? Deal?

    I think you're better off hanging with the drinking crowd versus the obsessive front row crowd ;)[/quote]

    Agreed. I don't get the "rail mentality" so many people have. GA is not a huge section, it's not the whole floor... anywhere in it is probably good. Don't be "that guy" who thinks you can come in late and push your way through to the front of people who were waiting all day! Just get in and claim a spot without standing in front of someone who was there first.

    I'm hanging at the preparty in PHX and walking in at 7:30, just in case they actually start at 7:30, we all know they won't but I've been late to too many concerts where I walk in and it's the 2nd or 3rd song. Man I still remember seeing Tenacious D at HOB in San Diego a few years ago after parking etc, got there less than an hour after the supposed start time on the ticket with a DJ opener, and missed the whole intro and first couple songs. Hate when that happens. Sorry for getting side tracked.
    ABQ 93, Las Cruces 95, ABQ 98, Bridge School 10/30/99, Lubbock 00, ABQ 00: front row, Denver 03, State College 03, San Diego 03, Vegas 03, PHX 03, D.C. 03, Camden 7/5/03, NYC 7/8/03 + 7/9/03, Vegas 06, San Francisco 7/15/06 + 7/16/06 + 7/18/06, Kansas City 10, EV:ABQ 11/6/12, Chicago 13, PHX 13

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  • bigbadbillbigbadbill Posts: 1,758
    What time should I get to SDSU for the Viejas Arena show next Thursday? I won the lottery for GA Floor.
    11/6/95, 11/18/97, 7/13/98, 7/14/98, 10/24/00, 10/25/00, 10/28/00, 6/2/03, 6/3/03, 6/5/03, 7/6/06, 7/7/06, 7/9/06, 7/10/06, 7/13/06, 7/15/06, 7/16/06, 7/18/06, 10/21/06, 4/10/08, 4/13/08, 9/30/09, 10/1/09, 10/6/09, 10/7/09, 10/9/09
  • stickfig13stickfig13 Posts: 1,499
    bigbadbill" said:
    What time should I get to SDSU for the Viejas Arena show next Thursday? I won the lottery for GA Floor.

    If you're planning on parking I would give yourself plenty of time. That's your biggest hurdle there. You might want to park across campus from the arena just to alleviate any headache finding a spot or leaving in the lot across from the arena

    SDSU Grad here
    Sacramento 10-30-00
    Bridge School 10-20 and 10-21-01
    Bridge School 10-25 and 10-26-01
    Irvine 06-02-03
    Irvine 06-03-03
    San Diego 06-05-03
    San Diego 07-07-06
    Los Angeles 07-09-06
    Santa Barbara 07-13-06
    London UK 06-18-07
    San Diego 10-9-09
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 Posts: 16,541
    So.... how's the GA line looking? :corn:
    06: 7/23
    08: 6/27 7/1
    09: 10/30 10/31
    10: 5/18 5/20 5/21
    11: 9/3 9/4
    12: 9/2
    13: 10/18 10/19 10/21 10/22 10/25

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    EV: 8/4-5/2008, 6/21-22/2011
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