Hi all! This newbie would greatly appreciate some help from the Macca fanbase because, honestly, I don't know whom else to ask. (I've written quite a lot, but replying shouldn't take you long.)
Long story short, I'm in my early 20s and a huge Paul fan who was giving up any hope of ever getting to see him (since he never comes remotely close to where I live and he's unlikely to keep doing great shows by the time I start making my own money) when, all of a sudden, my parents say they want to pay me all the expenses as a b-day present (it's literally the only expensive thing I've ever asked for). Yay!
I'm almost certain that I want to go to Naples, with Barcelona as plan B.
As this is a one-in-a-lifetime thing for me (I'll never be a fan on the run, I'm afraid), I want to make sure that I don't make a mistake choosing the type of tickets. My goal is to be as close to Paul as possible to enjoy the experience.
After some research I've reached some conclusions and I would highly appreciate if one (or more!) of you could confirm or refute them.
1. If I chose not to be standing, my seats would be extremely far away from the stage: https://www.eventtravel.com/piazza-plebiscito-naples. Considering the prices of both regular and VIP tickets, it seems a bit counter-intuitive, but the map is the map. Right?
2. GA Standing would mean saving some money, but my Paul experience would basically be watching the screens (with the real-life Paul very far away), no matter how much in advance I arrive. Wouldn't it?
3. Regular Pit tickets would allow me to be on the 3rd row from the stage (behind soundcheckers), as long as I am willing to queue for... 10 hours?
4. Hot Standing is the same as regular Pit, but with no queues. Right? My issue with this is that Eventtravel speaks of "PIT GA", which is a weird mixture between two different kinds of positions, but I believe it means Pit (am I wrong?).
5. Soundchecks are worth it if you can afford them. I've read some reviews of people complaining that they were insanely far away from stage, that they had to wait long hours before Macca showed up and so on. However, even if that's true (is it?), you get an extra hour of live Macca music (with storytelling, maybe?) and, more importantly, 1st or 2nd rows guaranteed. Right?
6. If 1, 4 and 5 are true, Hot Sound Standing is supposed to be the best possible ticket for me, but probably Hot Standing wouldn't be a bad choice either.
Any insights? Or do you know where I can get further info?
Thanks heaps in advance! (And apologies for my "suboptimal" English. Not my 1st language... Btw, if you reply in Italian or Spanish, it's totally ok.)
P. S.: I find the following comment of fellow user Devil a bit confusing:
I got a Hot Ticket Standing. Looks like there is a special area right next to the PIT Area (side section) and not in front of the stage. That would be very disappointing.
Can anyone explain it? How do I manage to be in front of the stage? (I assume that Macca won't move from his central position during the 3 hours...)