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davehead

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SSE HYDRO GLASGOW QUEING.

Anyone any idea of a reasonable time to que up for those of us that are standing? Coz like most of us on here, we prob wanna be near the front??
I was thinking of going along at 4 as the woman at the hydro says main doors into the hydro open at 6:30...but I dont want to get there and thousands been queing for hours before?
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Reply #1 posted 05/14/14 4:20am

Ppenguin

davehead said:

Anyone any idea of a reasonable time to que up for those of us that are standing? Coz like most of us on here, we prob wanna be near the front??
I was thinking of going along at 4 as the woman at the hydro says main doors into the hydro open at 6:30...but I dont want to get there and thousands been queing for hours before?


Difficult to gauge really...people queued for over 11 hrs for some of the shows in Feb but I suppose that was more to make sure we got in...but KOKO wasn't a massive venue and I pretty sure people who had only been there 2 hours before doors got in

Not sure if that actually tells you anything
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Reply #2 posted 05/14/14 5:24am

hw3004

...it's mid-week, so I would have thought most people will head over after work and getting there at 4 should see you near the front. I'm sure there will be some hardcore there earlier but can't imagine thousands, though who knows? You pays your money and all that.....

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Reply #3 posted 05/14/14 9:58am

bobzilla77

General rule for LA shows is, most people will arrive within 1 hour of the doors opening. So if you are there 90 minutes or more before doors, you have a pretty good shot being in the first few rows of people. If you are hardcore and must be pressed against the stage then, get there as early as you can possibly stand it.

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Reply #4 posted 05/14/14 10:05am

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no point in me queing..i am going with a mate who has a dodgy bladder confused so i will be up the back in the standing area..but i was near the front at the manchester gig in february..as great as it is being at the front...it does restrict you in a lot of ways so i will be up the back with my mates this time..

i have heard their are lots of sound problems at the hydro...seemingly they didnt sound proof it properly and the sound bounces all over the place..i havent been to a gig in the hydro so i cant comment personally on this..but why build a new music venue and not make sure the acoustics are right ??...surely it must be better than the secc ?

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Reply #5 posted 05/14/14 10:11am

Bertrand

where do you get that from?

The daily mirror article from last year featured a video explaining they tested the sound etc when building the Hydro.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/video-new-125m-glasgow-venue-2308291

at 03:09 "one of the key things when we designed the building was accoustics..."

at 03:42: "brilliant quality sound system"

at 03:50: "everything in this building that needs some accoustic panel has got it, including the roof..."

[Edited 5/14/14 10:18am]

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Reply #6 posted 05/14/14 10:18am

davehead

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blackbob said:

no point in me queing..i am going with a mate who has a dodgy bladder confused so i will be up the back in the standing area..but i was near the front at the manchester gig in february..as great as it is being at the front...it does restrict you in a lot of ways so i will be up the back with my mates this time..



i have heard their are lots of sound problems at the hydro...seemingly they didnt sound proof it properly and the sound bounces all over the place..i havent been to a gig in the hydro so i cant comment personally on this..but why build a new music venue and not make sure the acoustics are right ??...surely it must be better than the secc ?




A mate of mine has been to a couple of gigs in the Hydro (seated) and said the acoustics are spot on...the secc was crap...but the worst was O2...as I was up in the nosebleeds couldnt make a thing out!...so im hoping this will be better.
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Reply #7 posted 05/14/14 10:32am

hw3004

davehead said:

blackbob said:

no point in me queing..i am going with a mate who has a dodgy bladder confused so i will be up the back in the standing area..but i was near the front at the manchester gig in february..as great as it is being at the front...it does restrict you in a lot of ways so i will be up the back with my mates this time..



i have heard their are lots of sound problems at the hydro...seemingly they didnt sound proof it properly and the sound bounces all over the place..i havent been to a gig in the hydro so i cant comment personally on this..but why build a new music venue and not make sure the acoustics are right ??...surely it must be better than the secc ?




A mate of mine has been to a couple of gigs in the Hydro (seated) and said the acoustics are spot on...the secc was crap...but the worst was O2...as I was up in the nosebleeds couldnt make a thing out!...so im hoping this will be better.


Given the hype, I've not been that impressed by the acoustics. It is better than the SECC, but that's not exactly difficult!
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Reply #8 posted 05/14/14 10:48am

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hw3004 said:

davehead said:




A mate of mine has been to a couple of gigs in the Hydro (seated) and said the acoustics are spot on...the secc was crap...but the worst was O2...as I was up in the nosebleeds couldnt make a thing out!...so im hoping this will be better.


Given the hype, I've not been that impressed by the acoustics. It is better than the SECC, but that's not exactly difficult!


Hope he doesnt cancel like he did with earls court in 87..
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Reply #9 posted 05/14/14 10:52am

Malloy

I've seen Beyonce and Elbow there. It's awesome. Relax . .
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Reply #10 posted 05/14/14 11:00am

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Bertrand said:

where do you get that from?

The daily mirror article from last year featured a video explaining they tested the sound etc when building the Hydro.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/video-new-125m-glasgow-venue-2308291

at 03:09 "one of the key things when we designed the building was accoustics..."

at 03:42: "brilliant quality sound system"

at 03:50: "everything in this building that needs some accoustic panel has got it, including the roof..."

[Edited 5/14/14 10:18am]

the reviews on trip advisor...lots of people reporting the sound was terrible..maybe its just these people that complain about everything.. smile

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Reply #11 posted 05/14/14 11:30am

npg2funky

I'm coming from Belfast but I've no intention of queuing up for hours and missing the whole experience of Glasgow, the pre drinks and the show. I don't think because you stood there for 19 hours that that someone means youre entitled to stand at the front? You paid what I paid, it's general admission so everyone is free to stand where they like. Of course that doesn't mean you can disrespect people by shoving or pushing people etc but woe betide anyone who comes out with the line "ive been here since 2" that's just silly. Being part of the crowd and prince family is more important than wasting your day just so you can get to the very front. Each to their own though. Has anyone received their tickets yet?
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Reply #12 posted 05/14/14 12:05pm

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npg2funky said:

I'm coming from Belfast but I've no intention of queuing up for hours and missing the whole experience of Glasgow, the pre drinks and the show. I don't think because you stood there for 19 hours that that someone means youre entitled to stand at the front? You paid what I paid, it's general admission so everyone is free to stand where they like. Of course that doesn't mean you can disrespect people by shoving or pushing people etc but woe betide anyone who comes out with the line "ive been here since 2" that's just silly. Being part of the crowd and prince family is more important than wasting your day just so you can get to the very front. Each to their own though. Has anyone received their tickets yet?



But if you get there first that surely means you'll be first in and therefore closest...unless people are planning to queue jump and push in
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Reply #13 posted 05/14/14 1:29pm

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I guess that's true, but you will get people nipping to the loos etc then expecting to push past you just because they where there first. I guess I just hate all that selfish behaviour that goes on. I'm 6ft 4 and would gladly side step to allow a smaller person to see, but from experience I know there's people who would gladly block your view because they where there first :/ just doesn't make sense to me. Bit of respect goes a long way smile I witnessed some dreadful scenes at the 02 during the 21 nights, hopefully Glasgow will be different
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Reply #14 posted 05/14/14 2:35pm

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npg2funky said:

I guess that's true, but you will get people nipping to the loos etc then expecting to push past you just because they where there first. I guess I just hate all that selfish behaviour that goes on. I'm 6ft 4 and would gladly side step to allow a smaller person to see, but from experience I know there's people who would gladly block your view because they where there first :/ just doesn't make sense to me. Bit of respect goes a long way smile I witnessed some dreadful scenes at the 02 during the 21 nights, hopefully Glasgow will be different


I think once you're in you're in and there won't be room to move - you go to the loo and you join the back of the arena but, if there's an orderly queue outside, then I hope that's respected
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Reply #15 posted 05/15/14 4:59am

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If I've been queing for 10 hrs to be front row then I expect to get front row and would not tolerate anyone queue jumping. It ain't just about the money you pay it's also about the effort you put in.i expect to be allowed to go to the loo and keep my place in the queue.i respect anyone who does the same.
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Reply #16 posted 05/15/14 7:53am

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cammille said:

If I've been queing for 10 hrs to be front row then I expect to get front row and would not tolerate anyone queue jumping. It ain't just about the money you pay it's also about the effort you put in.i expect to be allowed to go to the loo and keep my place in the queue.i respect anyone who does the same.


Agreed...I mean, once the doors are open and peeps run then it's down to panther like instincts...but waiting on the grid, it's first come first off the blocks
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Reply #17 posted 05/15/14 8:10am

fnksoul

cammille said:

If I've been queing for 10 hrs to be front row then I expect to get front row and would not tolerate anyone queue jumping. It ain't just about the money you pay it's also about the effort you put in.i expect to be allowed to go to the loo and keep my place in the queue.i respect anyone who does the same.

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At the last Hit & Run in manchester, we had a marker in the queue everyone got a number, and once you got in and got to know people around you a little you could nip out to the loo or for a Pint in the pub or something to eat then come back, aslong as people didnt take the piss it was all good, everyone got on and you could do that a few times everyones in the same boat and will be wanting to do the same so if its a good crowd there is no reason why it cannot be civilised. I suppose it could be different from Manchester though if you get a crown that isnt as laid back.

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Reply #18 posted 05/15/14 8:34am

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fnksoul said:



cammille said:


If I've been queing for 10 hrs to be front row then I expect to get front row and would not tolerate anyone queue jumping. It ain't just about the money you pay it's also about the effort you put in.i expect to be allowed to go to the loo and keep my place in the queue.i respect anyone who does the same.

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At the last Hit & Run in manchester, we had a marker in the queue everyone got a number, and once you got in and got to know people around you a little you could nip out to the loo or for a Pint in the pub or something to eat then come back, aslong as people didnt take the piss it was all good, everyone got on and you could do that a few times everyones in the same boat and will be wanting to do the same so if its a good crowd there is no reason why it cannot be civilised. I suppose it could be different from Manchester though if you get a crown that isnt as laid back.



We did at KOKO to but, knowing he was only doing an hour, people rushed in and there was no room to move
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Reply #19 posted 05/15/14 2:22pm

rararaco

blackbob said:

no point in me queing..i am going with a mate who has a dodgy bladder confused so i will be up the back in the standing area..but i was near the front at the manchester gig in february..as great as it is being at the front...it does restrict you in a lot of ways so i will be up the back with my mates this time..



i have heard their are lots of sound problems at the hydro...seemingly they didnt sound proof it properly and the sound bounces all over the place..i havent been to a gig in the hydro so i cant comment personally on this..but why build a new music venue and not make sure the acoustics are right ??...surely it must be better than the secc ?




I was at the hydro recently and I thought the sounds was ace, perhaps it was the years of torture the SECC gave me though haha! I think it'll be great. Can't believe it's only a week away now!
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Reply #20 posted 05/16/14 6:23am

DieTaylorDie

I'm more concerned with there being wristband pish in force.

We have a group of 7, 4 standing & 3 seating. We were planning on using the ticket stubs to get all our group into the standing. If they are dishing out wristbands then we are fucked !

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Reply #21 posted 05/16/14 6:40am

hw3004

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I'm more concerned with there being wristband pish in force.

We have a group of 7, 4 standing & 3 seating. We were planning on using the ticket stubs to get all our group into the standing. If they are dishing out wristbands then we are fucked !

Just explain you want to circumvent health and safety regulations put in place to keep everyone ,erm, healthy and safe for your own selfish desires and I'm sure they will abandon "wristband pish"!

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Reply #22 posted 05/16/14 7:08am

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Thanks Grandad. I will do that.

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Reply #23 posted 05/16/14 7:23am

Manhattan11

My understanding was that the Birmingham security gave out wristbands to the first 200 people or so who had queued first and just used them to distinguish them from the people behind or queue jumpers, so they could let them in first.

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Reply #24 posted 05/16/14 7:52am

Bertrand

One who thinks fans worry about respect towards each other can be very naive in a few circumstances.

I know I shouldn't expect any respect from other fans when it comes to doing the queue.

Easy to hurt someone while running into the room. I witnessed and experienced it on my first show in 2002. I was pushed aside against a bareer. This can be dangerous.

Again, in Arras 2010, I got insulted when I walked out of the queue to go to the bin and the toilets and wanted to go back to my seat.

Only in Werchter 2010 people looked more civilized.

Same in Paris 2009, there was tension between those at the front of the queue. No details.

My worst experience, by far, was queuing for the New Morning in 2010. We were so tight.. - really, no exaggeration - that I was lucky the guy on my right had a bottle of water he accepted to share. All the guys were worried about was getting in. People at rear were pushing while the guys at the fron were shouting to stop because people could die (litterally), not people those who tried to create another queue at the front, therefore increasing the pressure to get in.

No, it is not an ideal world. Yes, it is real sport.

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Reply #25 posted 05/16/14 7:54am

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fnksoul said:



cammille said:


If I've been queing for 10 hrs to be front row then I expect to get front row and would not tolerate anyone queue jumping. It ain't just about the money you pay it's also about the effort you put in.i expect to be allowed to go to the loo and keep my place in the queue.i respect anyone who does the same.

.


At the last Hit & Run in manchester, we had a marker in the queue everyone got a number, and once you got in and got to know people around you a little you could nip out to the loo or for a Pint in the pub or something to eat then come back, aslong as people didnt take the piss it was all good, everyone got on and you could do that a few times everyones in the same boat and will be wanting to do the same so if its a good crowd there is no reason why it cannot be civilised. I suppose it could be different from Manchester though if you get a crown that isnt as laid back.


That was a great queue experience,how it should be.
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Reply #26 posted 05/16/14 8:08am

Manhattan11

Bertrand said:

One who thinks fans worry about respect towards each other can be very naive in a few circumstances.

I know I shouldn't expect any respect from other fans when it comes to doing the queue.

Easy to hurt someone while running into the room. I witnessed and experienced it on my first show in 2002. I was pushed aside against a bareer. This can be dangerous.

Again, in Arras 2010, I got insulted when I walked out of the queue to go to the bin and the toilets and wanted to go back to my seat.

Only in Werchter 2010 people looked more civilized.

Same in Paris 2009, there was tension between those at the front of the queue. No details.

My worst experience, by far, was queuing for the New Morning in 2010. We were so tight.. - really, no exaggeration - that I was lucky the guy on my right had a bottle of water he accepted to share. All the guys were worried about was getting in. People at rear were pushing while the guys at the fron were shouting to stop because people could die (litterally), not people those who tried to create another queue at the front, therefore increasing the pressure to get in.

No, it is not an ideal world. Yes, it is real sport.

Arras was strange alright - especially with two entrances and making people wait in a crush in the baking heat - people just went beserk! Remember how many people were fainting once they got in?! But to be honest, I've never been to a Prince show where I haven't been crushed and scared once the doors open sad

The worst in my experience was Montreux last year - I'm amazed nobody got crushed - the locals just didn't understand that saying 'stop pushing' wouldn't work on hyped-up foreigners.

Am hoping each venue will be as civilised as Birmingham yesterday but I guess it's down to the security who manage the queues - I haven't yet been to a Prince concert where the security gave a damn about anyone in the queue getting crushed but were instead focused on militantly stopping people taking pictures during the show. Here's hoping these shows will be different (I'm fine with them asking people to stop taking pictures, I just wish they'd put as much effort into looking after people trying to get into the venue safely).

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Reply #27 posted 05/16/14 1:43pm

hw3004

DieTaylorDie said:

Thanks Grandad. I will do that.

No problem, immature brat.

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Reply #28 posted 05/16/14 2:22pm

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npg2funky said:

I'm coming from Belfast but I've no intention of queuing up for hours and missing the whole experience of Glasgow, the pre drinks and the show. I don't think because you stood there for 19 hours that that someone means youre entitled to stand at the front? You paid what I paid, it's general admission so everyone is free to stand where they like. Of course that doesn't mean you can disrespect people by shoving or pushing people etc but woe betide anyone who comes out with the line "ive been here since 2" that's just silly. Being part of the crowd and prince family is more important than wasting your day just so you can get to the very front. Each to their own though. Has anyone received their tickets yet?

Yeah. I kinda agree with that. When I'm going somewhere to a show I also rather check out the city beforehand or come straight from work than spending countless hours of queuing. I usually try to be there about an hour to an hour and a half before the doors open and then it's free for all. Whoever is quicker or maneuvers more intelligently gets the best spot. And at 95% of my shows I am in the front row. I really pitty the people who get there 10 hours early.

npg2funky said:

I'm 6ft 4 and would gladly side step to allow a smaller person to see, but from experience I know there's people who would gladly block your view because they where there first

Oh well... at that height there is obvisously the luxury of not having to worry about where to stand. Geez, that would make my concert going experience much more relaxed. At 5ft 5 the only chance for me is to be at the front. And I do recognize the situation you describe. But if there is a tall guy in front of me and after me politely and somewhat embarrasingly asking if could step in front, I don't have a problem getting there even without his help.

Bertrand said:

No, it is not an ideal world. Yes, it is real sport.

Yes. That's a way I look at it too... it's a sport to respectfully get to the front. And most times it works without people even noticing. I've somehow perfected that in the 300+ concerts I've seen so far. wink

Manhattan11 said:

The worst in my experience was Montreux last year - I'm amazed nobody got crushed - the locals just didn't understand that saying 'stop pushing' wouldn't work on hyped-up foreigners.

Yeah. Montreux was a strange crowd. But then again, it was the concentration of Prince fanatics from all over Europe. I was glad to leave after the second day and about 3 hours of queuing on my own each day.

[Edited 5/16/14 14:37pm]

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Reply #29 posted 05/19/14 5:59am

Bertrand

I have just called The Hydro.

People with standing tickets have a door on their ticket.

The door is not the same for all standing tickets.

You will need to use the door on the ticket.

1- we all get into the building through the main entrance.

2- inside, we need to locate the correct door and wait there.

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