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Old July 19th 2011, 07:33 PM
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Old July 19th 2011, 07:34 PM
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I don't know how many posts you have to post before your post shows? I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on how long before doors open you'd want to arrive with GA tix, to ensure you get barricade or at least very close to it?

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Old July 19th 2011, 09:06 PM
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We tailgate and then when people begin lining up, we pack up and join. Never been further back than 2nd row-ish. We being tailgating around 2pm
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Old July 19th 2011, 09:12 PM
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Depends entirely on the venue size, the weather, the day of the week the show is on etc. Usually, if you get there 6 hours before doors, you'll get on barrier for certain and sometimes you can leave it as late as 90 minutes before and you might be okay. No set answer.
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Old July 19th 2011, 10:09 PM
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My friend and i turned up at 10.30pm the night before at milton keynes and got centre barricade haha but i wouldn't recommend being as crazy as me !

Depends on the gig/venue but i'd say around 10/11am?
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Old July 19th 2011, 10:16 PM
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What on earth is tailgating at a concert?
I don't know anything about you Fook, so I will assume you are not a football (American, that is) fan. Take a portable grill to the parking lot of the concert venue. Set up grill and cook various easy food such as hot dog, hamburgers, etc. All parties accompanying the griller bring other food items: chips, snacks, salads, beverages. Eat and drink yourself crazy before the concert begins. Play loud music!!!
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Old July 20th 2011, 04:21 AM
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The one and only time I did GA we were there 3 or 4 hours before and got 2nd row.
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Old July 20th 2011, 11:38 AM
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I don't know anything about you Fook, so I will assume you are not a football (American, that is) fan. Take a portable grill to the parking lot of the concert venue. Set up grill and cook various easy food such as hot dog, hamburgers, etc. All parties accompanying the griller bring other food items: chips, snacks, salads, beverages. Eat and drink yourself crazy before the concert begins. Play loud music!!!
Damn, we need to start that here in the UK!!! Although I'm pretty sure venue security will shift you on pretty quickly...
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Old July 20th 2011, 12:23 PM
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Thanks for all that info! I was thinking about going to the Prudential Center in Newark (not the best area) or the Meadowlands in Jersey. Big venues. Both shows on Monday nights.
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I usually get there maybe 3 or so hours before and i've never been worse than 3rd row. A lot of people line up but then still fuck around at the merch stands or whatever, just beeline straight for where you want to go and you should be fine. Once the crush starts there's not much you can do so it's not really worth spending an entire day waiting for a front row you can't guarantee you'll keep, or be conscious for by the end.
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Old July 20th 2011, 01:54 PM
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Old July 20th 2011, 04:44 PM
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How very redneck.
being an english person and having gone to a couple of tailgates in america, I can assure you that they are not. In fact they are really quite fun.
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Once the crush starts there's not much you can do so it's not really worth spending an entire day waiting for a front row you can't guarantee you'll keep, or be conscious for by the end.
Nonsense, it's far easier to protect yourself when you are on the barrier than it is if you are a couple of rows back.
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ooh tailgating sound fun! for a foo show i used to get there early

partly just to meet like minded foo fans that you can talk to... without them thinking your crazy like other non foo fans lol
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Nonsense, it's far easier to protect yourself when you are on the barrier than it is if you are a couple of rows back.
totally agree atleast you get some fresh air on the barrier instead of in the middle of big sweaty folk and guranteed to be a smelly one in there somewhere!! much prefer the barrier
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Nonsense, it's far easier to protect yourself when you are on the barrier than it is if you are a couple of rows back.
Yar, I'd much much rather be on the barrier with a solid support in front of me than in the middle of the crowd or a few rows back.
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Yar, I'd much much rather be on the barrier with a solid support in front of me than in the middle of the crowd or a few rows back.
If you'd been on the barrier instead of me, you'd have missed the chance to fondle Dave!
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i always save my cash for VIP seats. i hate to stand in the crowd.
and i never saw the Foo's on a festival too many people.
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I actually dont care for GA, its not that pleasant if youre 5'4 and 120lbs like me. Tailgating is a blast though, bring a frisbee, get some pizzas, enjoy life. I planned a FF tailgate and every single person walked out of that concert saying it was the best day of their life.

Dotn expect it to be topped until your wedding day or have a baby.
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I actually dont care for GA, its not that pleasant if youre 5'4 and 120lbs like me. Tailgating is a blast though, bring a frisbee, get some pizzas, enjoy life. I planned a FF tailgate and every single person walked out of that concert saying it was the best day of their life.

Dotn expect it to be topped until your wedding day or have a baby.
Here, here!! Nothing wrong with a bit of fun, good friends, good conversation, eat, drink and be merry!!!
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