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Thread started 02/18/14 3:45pm

funkyhead

Queuing Etiquette tips?!-IT HAS TO BE ASKED!

o.k. London fans clue us peasants in the North up. I am expecting to stand around in the cold & rain for c 10 hours on Friday & Saturday [really am wayyyyy too old for this!] The question is this - if the venue are dishing out numbers to fans say 2 or 3 hours before a gig I assume you can leave the queue & come back later? Were any of you able to just get your number & leave for a bit of warmth & food!

Also share any other tips please!!

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Reply #1 posted 02/18/14 3:58pm

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Tip 1 - Don't barge your way to the front of the queue half hour before show time, or join your "mates" who are at the front of the queue....you're likely to get hurt...probably by a large stick with a nail in the end...or a sack of doorknobs....

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Reply #2 posted 02/18/14 4:33pm

EuanH91

funkyhead said:

o.k. London fans clue us peasants in the North up. I am expecting to stand around in the cold & rain for c 10 hours on Friday & Saturday [really am wayyyyy too old for this!] The question is this - if the venue are dishing out numbers to fans say 2 or 3 hours before a gig I assume you can leave the queue & come back later? Were any of you able to just get your number & leave for a bit of warmth & food!

Also share any other tips please!!

I've queued up a few hours in advance of almost every gig I've been to at Manchester Academy and every time I've been able to leave the queue for food/drinks and rejoin in the same place.. not due to numbering, but due to the kindness of fellow queuers! biggrin Just let the guys around you in the queue know that you're going for a bit, and they'll no doubt let you back in when you return.. then you can do the same for them. Us northerners are good like that lol wink

Granted, those gigs were all advance ticketed, so we knew we were getting in regardless.. but as long as you're in the queue early enough to guarantee entry, there shouldn't be a problem.

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Reply #3 posted 02/18/14 6:06pm

BillieBalloon

Hold hands with the person behind you even if you dont know them.
Smell nice
Make some awful sandwiches sell them at 5 times the going rate for a london sandwich which cost more than a the debt of a small country.
talk only about the weather for 10 hours
Take a foldable chair and rent it out at extortionate rates
In case of rain buy some umbrellas at poundland flog them for 27 times their worth.
[Edited 2/18/14 18:09pm]
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Reply #4 posted 02/18/14 10:20pm

Ppenguin

funkyhead said:

o.k. London fans clue us peasants in the North up. I am expecting to stand around in the cold & rain for c 10 hours on Friday & Saturday [really am wayyyyy too old for this!] The question is this - if the venue are dishing out numbers to fans say 2 or 3 hours before a gig I assume you can leave the queue & come back later? Were any of you able to just get your number & leave for a bit of warmth & food!



Also share any other tips please!!


I queued for 11 hours at KOKO on Sunday...just make sure everyone around you knows you and you'll be fine for toilet break,food, bit of a stretch. However it's probably nut good form to just disappear for hours on end as one person did...I shan't describe them as they may be on here but let's just say, ironically, they'd made themselves so we'll known that nobody cared
P-p-e-n-g-u-i-n......the P is silent
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Reply #5 posted 02/18/14 10:42pm

udo

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It's about communicating.

Make sure to be seen.

Talk with people, acquaint them a bit.

Tell them you are leaving for a sandwich or whatever and be back soon enough.

Do not leave the queue within an hour of the expected time of `doors open`. Do the toilet break etc before that.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #6 posted 02/19/14 2:38am

nisha24

DaveT said:

Tip 1 - Don't barge your way to the front of the queue half hour before show time, or join your "mates" who are at the front of the queue....you're likely to get hurt...probably by a large stick with a nail in the end...or a sack of doorknobs....

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Reply #7 posted 02/19/14 2:48am

nisha24

funkyhead said:

o.k. London fans clue us peasants in the North up. I am expecting to stand around in the cold & rain for c 10 hours on Friday & Saturday [really am wayyyyy too old for this!] The question is this - if the venue are dishing out numbers to fans say 2 or 3 hours before a gig I assume you can leave the queue & come back later? Were any of you able to just get your number & leave for a bit of warmth & food!



Also share any other tips please!!



We came to London and managed to see prince twice. We left the queue for short amount of times and for toilet breaks...make sure the people around you know who you are haha... How ever for Ronnie Scott's we queued for over 12 hours and as soon as all the "VIPs" started to turn up the queue became complete chaous. Have fun!! The overall experience is amazing and meeting other Prince fans... The wait is all worth it to see prince so close up...I Love prince!!!!
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Reply #8 posted 02/19/14 3:32am

kaber

Get to know those around you. Share your little known
facts about Prince, his music, gigs etc etc

Get to know security. Ask them if there will barriers up
an hour before doors opening to stop queue jumpers.
If not get your elbows ready and be prepared to deal
with some chancers.
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Reply #9 posted 02/19/14 3:40am

funkyhead

luckily I am a bit of a gobshite so chatting is neber an issue!!!. More concerned about leaving the queue as I have read posts saying that people got their numbers allocated ages before the doors opened so were able to toddle off!. Likewise others seem to have arrived late & got in without issues!.

Will play it by ear!

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Reply #10 posted 02/19/14 3:43am

Ppenguin

funkyhead said:

luckily I am a bit of a gobshite so chatting is neber an issue!!!. More concerned about leaving the queue as I have read posts saying that people got their numbers allocated ages before the doors opened so were able to toddle off!. Likewise others seem to have arrived late & got in without issues!.



Will play it by ear!



It'll be fine, if enough people in your area know you then it won't be N issue at all. I was 30 at KOKO on Saturday, queued 11 hours and went out if the queue 4 or 5 times for toilet and coffee - no issues at all.
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Reply #11 posted 02/19/14 3:49am

funkyhead

kaber said:

Get to know those around you. Share your little known facts about Prince, his music, gigs etc etc Get to know security. Ask them if there will barriers up an hour before doors opening to stop queue jumpers. If not get your elbows ready and be prepared to deal with some chancers.

half my problem is that I just know I'll be in securities face as soon as I get there - just to make sure they are on the ball & prewarned! There will be loads of casuals out , especially on Saturday so am prepared for knobheads to be turning up drunk / queue jumping etc. All part of the fun!!!

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Reply #12 posted 02/19/14 4:50am

unkleg

All the numbering doesn't actually amount to much. They tried that at Ronnie Scotts and then gave up. A couple of fans were numbering people at Koko, but the venue security just said it doesn't mean anything. Having a numbered hand is kind of comforting though!

Comp slips at EB were pointless as there was a rush when the doors opened...

You can only hope that in the main everyone is decent and honest, and just be prepared for some people to be arseholes...it's going to happen!

Good luck, the gig's going to amazing! wink

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Reply #13 posted 02/19/14 7:13am

luvsexy4all

what about sex on line???

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Reply #14 posted 02/19/14 7:15am

Ppenguin

luvsexy4all said:

what about sex on line???



You can only do it with people who have a number that is devisable by yours
P-p-e-n-g-u-i-n......the P is silent
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Reply #15 posted 02/19/14 9:10am

funkyhead

Ppenguin said:

luvsexy4all said:

what about sex on line???

You can only do it with people who have a number that is devisable by yours

OR JUST LOOK HOT!!

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Reply #16 posted 02/19/14 9:32am

Ppenguin

funkyhead said:



Ppenguin said:


luvsexy4all said:

what about sex on line???



You can only do it with people who have a number that is devisable by yours


OR JUST LOOK HOT!!




In such circumstances I bring decimals into the mx...thus not breaking my own rule smile
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Reply #17 posted 02/19/14 9:40pm

udo

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luvsexy4all said:

what about sex on line???

Overrated. It has done nothing for the solution to the so-called crisis.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #18 posted 02/21/14 6:56am

luvsexy4all

udo said:

luvsexy4all said:

what about sex on line???

Overrated. It has done nothing for the solution to the so-called crisis.

it would take their minds off the problem

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Reply #19 posted 02/21/14 9:20am

udo

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funkyhead said:

OR JUST LOOK HOT!!

That will just make the IQ look overstated to certain people.

In shirt: it won't work.

Just arrive early.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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