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oobu24:I think a lot of this has to do with how much disposable income you have or are willing to go into debt for. Then it also depends on where you are in your life. A young person is more likely to throw caution to the wind while an older fan thinks about his future. No need for people to get upset with eachother for their beliefs...no matter who they blame. There are soo many variables. Inside shows, outside, my town, your town, days off school, time away from your own business. Different strokes, different folks.

People have the right to save or spend their own money to their own choosing. Me? I chose to save up to go to a McCartney concert and visit a place I've never been to and visit a few friends while I'm at it!

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I took some pictures in Detroit when he played Comerica. They allowed point and shoots and I even got a picture of Paul looking at my camera.

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Bill813:Dear Crowdsurge, Why is it those that ordered during the AMEX presale for the same event were able to get their tickets within 2 days, while the rest of us have to wait several weeks?

Their response

The Amex pre-sale was facilitated through Ticketmaster who have their own ticket dispatching guidelines. Our time frame is based on the time needed for our ticketing dispatch company to receive the hard stock from the venue.

The VIP tickets were done through tickets.com, so three ticket vendors were used it seems.

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rlj1010:

veggieburgher:
rlj1010:

Personally, I don't need anymore tributes, period.

Perhaps Paul needs them. At any rate, a new selection of tribute songs wouldn't be a bad idea.

Please don't quote just part of what I said, without including the other half! It's a bit of taking my overall statement out of context, and I don't like it.

rlj1010:Personally, I don't need anymore tributes, period. The fact that he continues to perform Beatles' music is already tribute enough. If he wants, he can dedicate a song, ala '89-'90: "I want to dedicate this to three mates of mine, George, Ringo & John...." and then promptly went into Fool On The Hill. I promise, nobody will take offense.

Secondly, I don't think he "needs" to do tributes. He managed his shows just fine without tribute songs in 1989-90, and again in 1993.

John's been gone over 32 years now, and it's been over 11 years for George. We've healed. Those tributes take up valuable setlist space that could be used for something else.

Like I said before (although you decided to omit from my earlier quoting, which makes me seen insensitive!), there's nothing wrong with a few brief words to acknowledge John and George.... but in my personal opinion, we don't really need two full tribute songs anymore.... Feel free to disagree..

My thoughts is that he does these tributes mostly for himself. Yes, I also think in some way he does also do it for the fans, but I think the tributes to John and George are more for him than us. So while we all may "have healed" they were still his very dear friends.

Forum: ROCK SHOW
Thread: 2013 Rehearsals
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Question for those of you that have had main floor seats at any Paul concerts before. I will be on the main floor for the first time in DC. Have any of you experienced other people trying to push their way up to the closer rows? If so, does security make them go back to their own rows? I'm pretty short so this is a worry of mine. I paid for a closer seat so I could experience at least one concert up close and I want to be able to see without rude folks taking over where they aren't supposed to be.

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bernie1cat:

paulfan11:Question for those of you that have had main floor seats at any Paul concerts before. I will be on the main floor for the first time in DC. Have any of you experienced other people trying to push their way up to the closer rows? If so, does security make them go back to their own rows? I'm pretty short so this is a worry of mine. I paid for a closer seat so I could experience at least one concert up close and I want to be able to see without rude folks taking over where they aren't supposed to be.

At the FedEx Field show in '09 I had 3rd row center and as the lights dimmed people would rush the stage. Chairs and people were literally flying. Obviously, those of us who paid the big $$$ were getting PO'd. At first security just sat with there thumbs up their bums until one of Paul's people, I assume, came up front and had a few words with whomever must have been the head of security. The show was delayed 10-15 minutes while security then ushered people back to there appropriate seats and order was resumed. This was nothing compared to a show in Paris in 2004 when it seemed like the entire stadium rushed the stage. Thank God I didn't have field tickets for that one. Just another reason I really don't care for floor seating unless it's front row!

I have 7th row and that is what worries me and I really hope security at the ballpark in DC doesn't allow that to happen. I certainly will be complaining about it if people start rushing the stage at the start of the show.

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bernie1cat:

paulfan11:
bernie1cat:
paulfan11:Question for those of you that have had main floor seats at any Paul concerts before. I will be on the main floor for the first time in DC. Have any of you experienced other people trying to push their way up to the closer rows? If so, does security make them go back to their own rows? I'm pretty short so this is a worry of mine. I paid for a closer seat so I could experience at least one concert up close and I want to be able to see without rude folks taking over where they aren't supposed to be.

At the FedEx Field show in '09 I had 3rd row center and as the lights dimmed people would rush the stage. Chairs and people were literally flying. Obviously, those of us who paid the big $$$ were getting PO'd. At first security just sat with there thumbs up their bums until one of Paul's people, I assume, came up front and had a few words with whomever must have been the head of security. The show was delayed 10-15 minutes while security then ushered people back to there appropriate seats and order was resumed. This was nothing compared to a show in Paris in 2004 when it seemed like the entire stadium rushed the stage. Thank God I didn't have field tickets for that one. Just another reason I really don't care for floor seating unless it's front row!

I have 7th row and that is what worries me and I really hope security at the ballpark in DC doesn't allow that to happen. I certainly will be complaining about it if people start rushing the stage at the start of the show.

Absolutely hold your ground and sharpen your elbows if it happens...You won't be alone and order will eventually be resumed. But I don't think it will happen as I and a few other boardies have noticed recently, at least at arena shows, the first few rows have been all across with no aisle break or with barrier gates on the aisles separating them from other rows. This is presumably to prevent just such a mad rush.

Thanks bernie1cat, will hold my ground. I have a feeling that there will be a lot of boardies at most of the shows this summer that won't tolerate that!

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WixRocks!:

Bill813:
bernie1cat:
paulfan11:Question for those of you that have had main floor seats at any Paul concerts before. I will be on the main floor for the first time in DC. Have any of you experienced other people trying to push their way up to the closer rows? If so, does security make them go back to their own rows? I'm pretty short so this is a worry of mine. I paid for a closer seat so I could experience at least one concert up close and I want to be able to see without rude folks taking over where they aren't supposed to be.

At the FedEx Field show in '09 I had 3rd row center and as the lights dimmed people would rush the stage. Chairs and people were literally flying. Obviously, those of us who paid the big $$$ were getting PO'd. At first security just sat with there thumbs up their bums until one of Paul's people, I assume, came up front and had a few words with whomever must have been the head of security. The show was delayed 10-15 minutes while security then ushered people back to their appropriate seats and order was resumed. This was nothing compared to a show in Paris in 2004 when it seemed like the entire stadium rushed the stage. Thank God I didn't have field tickets for that one. Just another reason I really don't care for floor seating unless it's front row!

At the Fed Ex show, the ushers told us that Paul wanted people by the stage when he came out, and actually encouraged people to go next to the wall. It was only supposed to be for the beginning. Someone complained, so it was back to the seats.

Those on the field are going to have a different issue at Nationals Park. I heard for Bruce Springsteen there was only a couple people checking tickets so there was a wait to get onto the field, and some missed the first few songs as a result.

This was a major issue at Elton John/Billy Joel...I was hoping it had been sorted out since the stadium's first concert. :
They only had three eisles open to go on to the floor and we stood on the steps leading down for about 15 minutes waiting to get onto the field alone. Then, it was like mass security with our tickets and verifying we belonged on the field and getting wrist bands.

It wasn't as bad as Yankee Stadium with PMC, but a not-so distant second. Only difference...they were lax on the pictures!

Thanks for the heads up from both of you. We will plan to get there right when the door open then. Which was the plan anyway, since I'd like to try and listen to soundcheck.

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ryan49321:

paulfan11:I took some pictures in Detroit when he played Comerica. They allowed point and shoots and I even got a picture of Paul looking at my camera.

First time up to the gate they told me to take my camera back to the car... snuck it in... then during the show a guard went to the guy in the row ahead of me and told him to put it away.

At Comerica? Weird they were doing that where you were sitting. When we were all standing outside waiting to go in, the security guards were even telling folks that only point and shoots were allowed. I never got bothered the times I had mine out, same with others around me. I could see tons taking pictures on the main floor as well.

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JK910:I remember back when I saw Paul in Salt Lake City we were allowed to move up. The security standing behind the rail said they had instructions that a few songs into the concert anyone with seats in the first 5 rows could move forward. I was fifth row in the center left section so I bolted as soon as security told us we could move. Made it up to be in the front right against the rail for the rest of the night and it was the best concert experience of my life. I made sure to stay where the aisle had been though so I didn't take a spot from someone who paid $2000 to be front row.

I just hope if security allows stuff like this in DC they keep tabs on it all As I said up a bit I'm just worried about others moving and me then not being able to see. This is the first time I've ever been this close at a McCartney concert and I don't want the experience being ruined by tons of folks moving all over and blocking others.

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