OK, I am nervous now. I got 13th row, right of the stage on the field in Seattle. I'm taking my 6.5 year old because she LOVES Paul and the Beatles and I figure this is a once in a lifetime chance. Doubt he will ever come back to Seattle.
It's been ages since I've been to a big rock show. On the field will there still be some assemblance of rows? My kid is going to have to stand on a chair for sure, but I'm wondering if the chairs will even be in place. I don't want this to be an awful experience for her, I want her to enjoy it. I think she will be able to handle the noise/lights (we've been to other shows, just not as big) but I am worried about getting squished. Will that only be happening near the stage?
By the way, I was trying to get seats in lower balcony because of her age, but I couldn't find anything. Two seats on the field came up and I just snatched them up. Funny how 13th row seems like a downer now, I should be ecstatic.
nobodytoldme:All depends on the particular child. You probably would know the best as a parent.
Just fix proper ear protection. Not that McCartney's concerts are so loud - even less so in seating venues... - but still volumes like that could be very uncomfortable for a young 'un.
The stepstool is a brilliant idea! I wasn't sure what kind of seats there would be but expected them to be flimsy.
Thanks for the info. I have two different kinds of earplugs and we will be practicing with them prior to the show. She had told me before she's afraid she won't be able to hear Paul with them in, but I know she will be glad to have them.
I had hoped to avoid looking at set lists (I'd like a surprise) but it's a great idea to plan breaks. Maybe I can have someone on the board make a suggestion instead.
Safeco field responded that they wouldn't allow me to bring a collapsable stepstool into the stadium. Which is too bad as she would be able to see fine and not obstruct anyone's view. They suggested that she stand on her seat which seems much less safe and I really don't want to have her get in anyone's way. We are all spending a lot of money to see a great show.
I may try to do a trade in tickets with someone in lower deck first couple of rows so she can see comfortably. Seems like a shame to give up great seats though. I'm sure I could sell them no problem but getting 13th row to this show is like a dream come true.
Any other suggestions? I wish there was an inflatable step stool.
pood for paul:Yes, I would check about the step stool-I''m betting there is no way they would let it in..
I'd also be prepared for some upset fans, if their view is blocked by your child standing on her seat....
I saw the video of him doing Lovely Rita during Saturday's show and I was so disappointed to see him playing guitar. Lovely Rita's bass line is one of my all time favorites (along with Hey Bulldog and Something, which he also plays guitar on live).
Anyone know why he does guitar instead of bass for some songs? Is it just the difficulty level and fear of messing up?
Does anyone happen to know how the numbering of floor seats will work at Safeco? Does #1 mean the very left of the section or very right? I have seats 11/12 in section F and I am hoping that is more center and closer to the stage but I can't find any info to confirm this.
I'm getting nervous seeing that others have already gotten their tix. I just got an email that they "have been dispatched". I hope them come soon. Are others still waiting for Seattle CrowdSurge?
I got a response from the office at Safeco field:
"Thank you for taking the time to contact the Seattle Mariners. In section F, if you are facing the stage, seat 1 will be on your left closer to the center of the stage. If you have any questions, don?t hesitate to let us know."
Jude Dude:dappa-macca:Does anyone happen to know how the numbering of floor seats will work at Safeco? Does #1 mean the very left of the section or very right? I have seats 11/12 in section F and I am hoping that is more center and closer to the stage but I can't find any info to confirm this.
I'd love to know how the numbering works too. We are also in Section F, seats 7/8.
Finally got my tickets today from CrowdSurge. Phew.
dappa-macca:I'm getting nervous seeing that others have already gotten their tix. I just got an email that they "have been dispatched". I hope them come soon. Are others still waiting for Seattle CrowdSurge?
Holy crap that is a HUGE gap between front row and where Paul and the band will be for 95% of the show.
I have no idea if anyone "official" monitors these boards for feedback or not, but I hope this stage design can be reconsidered. I just sent a message through the official facebook page. I am sure it will do nothing but if enough of us moan about it maybe they'll try to reduce the huge gap between front row and the stage.
Wow! These are amazing shots. Looks like they are having a great time.