Philly GA Advice

dko323dko323 Posts: 23
edited October 2013 in Given To Fly (live)
Hello, seeking feedback from the Philly 1 GA fans on what they encountered today as far as lines, times, numbering systems, etc. and overall experience during the show.
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  • BoltOfLightnin'BoltOfLightnin' South JerseyPosts: 695
    I got in line around 10:15AM and got put on 'the list' - #32. By the time doors let in there were at least 100 people in the GA line. Thought for sure I'd get rail, but apparently some people went to the Cure Insurance Club inside the venue, which opens at 5PM...once doors were opened they ran from the bar and were in front of me! Kinda pissed me off but I was still 3 deep center stage so I couldn't complain too much. Probably won't wait in line again though...

    Oh, and there was the douche who was friends with security that pushed his way to the front...
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  • How about room in the back? Was it tight? It was filled alto more than I thought it would be...
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  • BoltOfLightnin'BoltOfLightnin' South JerseyPosts: 695
    How about room in the back? Was it tight? It was filled alto more than I thought it would be...

    Yeah it was hard to tell cause I'm pretty short, but it seemed like the GA area was packed pretty tight! It took forever to get out cause they only had one tiny exit, enough for single file.
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  • BoltOfLightnin'BoltOfLightnin' South JerseyPosts: 695
    I should add that I did have a lot of fun in line - the three guys from Montana, Becki & Christine - it was great meeting you guys and hanging out!
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  • How about room in the back? Was it tight? It was filled alto more than I thought it would be...

    There was some room in the back. I got in around 7:30-7:40 and it was still pretty roomy.
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  • so you can grab your ticket and head to the bar to grab a bite and then you are let in at 5pm? Even though everyone else that was not at the bar let's you in at 630?
    Or are you saying people went to the bar and were closer to getting into the sections right when allowed in at 630?
  • Who I AmWho I Am Posts: 608
    My advice: Grab your 10C GA tix from box office, go enjoy your tailgate and return right at 6:30 when they let the line in. You can still get rail on the extreme right or be content being two people off the rail in front of Mike or Stone or 6 people back from Ed.

    Not worth waiting in GA line unless you are the first 40.


    Just my 2cents. What a show last night...looking forward to tonight!!!
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  • JSF158JSF158 Posts: 4
    What time did the concert start and what time did it end? I'm taking the subway from work and just seeing how much time I have. Thanks!

    I got pit for tonight. This is my first time seeing them from the real pit. This is also my fiancee's first PJ show ever. It's been awhile since I saw them (all 4 spectrum shows). The last spectrum show was the best and since I wasn't there last night, maybe tonight's show will be the "better" Philly show this time around.
  • What I am not understanding is if it will be the same tonight that you go to this restaurant and they just let you through their rail/gate to go to the entrances at 6:30?

    Is that how it worked?
  • Biggest WaveBiggest Wave Posts: 686
    edited October 2013
    How about room in the back? Was it tight? It was filled alto more than I thought it would be...
    Like I said in a previous post, I was row 2 behind GA and by the time the show started it
    looked like one big cluster fuck. I can't even imagine having to stand in that all night without
    even having the option of sitting. I'll stick with my reserved seats.
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  • ruffo34ruffo34 Posts: 22
    it was very crowded, but I got there at like 8 and was 10-12 rows from where stone was. Just make friends with people near you so you can get the douchebags that try to butt in front to feel like a dick doing so.....
  • PillowPantsPillowPants Posts: 4,828
    i can't believe pearl jam is packing the GA this tight

    are they still using the same color wristbands?

    i think the ushers arent' paying attention or are hooking up friends
  • How about room in the back? Was it tight? It was filled alto more than I thought it would be...

    There was some room in the back. I got in around 7:30-7:40 and it was still pretty roomy.
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  • BoltOfLightnin'BoltOfLightnin' South JerseyPosts: 695
    Or are you saying people went to the bar and were closer to getting into the sections right when allowed in at 630?

    This
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  • BoltOfLightnin'BoltOfLightnin' South JerseyPosts: 695
    What I am not understanding is if it will be the same tonight that you go to this restaurant and they just let you through their rail/gate to go to the entrances at 6:30?

    Is that how it worked?

    Yes! I got an email about it today (from Wells Fargo - about going to the Cure Insurance Club)...but I have seats today anyway.
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  • BoltOfLightnin'BoltOfLightnin' South JerseyPosts: 695
    JSF158 wrote:
    What time did the concert start and what time did it end? I'm taking the subway from work and just seeing how much time I have. Thanks!

    I got pit for tonight. This is my first time seeing them from the real pit. This is also my fiancee's first PJ show ever. It's been awhile since I saw them (all 4 spectrum shows). The last spectrum show was the best and since I wasn't there last night, maybe tonight's show will be the "better" Philly show this time around.

    It started around 8:30 and ended almost 11:30.

    Have fun!
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  • BoltOfLightnin'BoltOfLightnin' South JerseyPosts: 695
    i can't believe pearl jam is packing the GA this tight

    are they still using the same color wristbands?

    i think the ushers arent' paying attention or are hooking up friends

    Also - people were using magic markers to make their old wristbands look like the new ones. Not cool IMO. I mean, I love this band just as much as anyone, I love being up front at shows (this was my first PJ show up front), but I'm not a sneaky fuck. Let everybody get their fair shot.
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  • So, Bolt, what you are saying is that this is what people should do since it is allowing some folks to essentially "cut" the line?
  • From the Wells Fargo Website re the Club

    Doors open at 5pm. Join us for our pre concert party with Live Entertainment from Sidearm. Try our Featured Drinks " Better Man Brew" and " Mind Your Manners Mix".

    http://www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com/c ... aspx?c=cic


    Seems lining up to get into there at 5 and then lining up on the far side of it to be the first allowed in at 6:30 is the way to go?
  • BoltOfLightnin'BoltOfLightnin' South JerseyPosts: 695
    So, Bolt, what you are saying is that this is what people should do since it is allowing some folks to essentially "cut" the line?

    I'm not saying it's what people 'should' do...I mean, I was kinda pissed since I waited in line all day...but if you were planning on waiting in line, I'd say going to the bar would probably be a better option.
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  • BoltOfLightnin'BoltOfLightnin' South JerseyPosts: 695
    From the Wells Fargo Website re the Club

    Doors open at 5pm. Join us for our pre concert party with Live Entertainment from Sidearm. Try our Featured Drinks " Better Man Brew" and " Mind Your Manners Mix".

    http://www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com/c ... aspx?c=cic


    Seems lining up to get into there at 5 and then lining up on the far side of it to be the first allowed in at 6:30 is the way to go?

    Plus, I don't how many people actually did this yesterday...it may have only been like 30-40 people. I'm guessing now that more people know about it, that bar is going to VERY crowded! :o

    It's all a crapshoot...
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  • We went in around 730 and grabbed some beers. Got down to ga about 10 min later. Not to crowded. We were able to get about 4 rows back on right rail by stone. Went out during first break and came back and just watched rest of show from back of ga. The back and sides are not bad as far as people being packed in and crowded. If u don't mind that then take your time and go in when u want. If u want the rail then u should already be in line. Lol . Great show!
  • crazygeocrazygeo Posts: 2,370
    jesus Christ...not sure what to do
    1. wait in line
    2. go in through bar....enough drinking last night
    3. decisions
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  • leedog0leedog0 Posts: 152
    crazygeo wrote:
    jesus Christ...not sure what to do
    1. wait in line
    2. go in through bar....enough drinking last night
    3. decisions


    I hope you make the right decision :corn:
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  • leedog0leedog0 Posts: 152
    crazygeo wrote:
    jesus Christ...not sure what to do
    1. wait in line
    2. go in through bar....enough drinking last night
    3. decisions


    I hope you make the right decision :corn:
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  • crazygeocrazygeo Posts: 2,370
    will do....
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  • guacamolejoeguacamolejoe Posts: 2,376
    leedog0 wrote:
    crazygeo wrote:
    jesus Christ...not sure what to do
    1. wait in line
    2. go in through bar....enough drinking last night
    3. decisions


    I hope you make the right decision :corn:

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  • kosteva2kosteva2 Posts: 156
    FYI. Cure insurance club checking tickets tonight for night 2. Only letting in reserved before 630. Directing anyone with GA to separate line close to will call.
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  • Just tried it. Cure Club only allowing reserved seaters in. GA's will have to wait.
  • kosteva2kosteva2 Posts: 156
    Multiple security said all ga tickets directed to entrance by will call, even if go to other entrance after 630
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