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Concerts at the Gate

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8 hours ago, Frenchay Red said:

For the Rod Stewart gig there were plenty of on street spaces in the Coronation Rd area at 5pm. Depends how close you need to be. 

Duckmoor Rd area worth considering as well I would think.

The key point is to get there early. Just like for the Championship games, not that you'd  know that of course, 😉.

Ha ha - always had to be there early for the derby matches - those secret tunnels used to get rather crowded.

Is there a tented village set up for refreshments etc - don't want to stray too far from my comfort zone.

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4 minutes ago, In the Net said:

Ha ha - always had to be there early for the derby matches - those secret tunnels used to get rather crowded.

Is there a tented village set up for refreshments etc - don't want to stray too far from my comfort zone.

Plenty of refreshments outside and inside the ground. There are security inspections at the car park entrances which have temporary barriers and entrances set up. Followed by ticket validation and body scans in the same areas. These are the actual entrances to the event.

Once you are through these you are in the venue. The doors to the stands are open so you can go into the concourse and back out again whenever you want.

What you can't do is to leave the venue, i.e. go back out through the entrances which have been set up and which are passed through to get in.

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22 minutes ago, In the Net said:

Ha ha - always had to be there early for the derby matches - those secret tunnels used to get rather crowded.

Is there a tented village set up for refreshments etc - don't want to stray too far from my comfort zone.

The one thing you will have to get used to is that the crisps will be in date and the Fanta will be the genuine article.

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17 minutes ago, just like watching brazil said:

Anything to stop you listening from kfc?

I guess not, nor sat in the park! In fact anywhere in the immediate area. 😊

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2 minutes ago, just like watching brazil said:

I’ll tell you what I want what I really really want I wanna zingazinga burger

The KFC could come up with a Spice Girls pricing strategy that would see the WKD and Bacardi Breezer generation come flocking and leave Ashton Gate devoid of revenue.

What they need to do, is to charge people double, but only deliver half the order.

'When Two Become One' 

 

They'll make a killing.

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54 minutes ago, Bristol Rob said:

The KFC could come up with a Spice Girls pricing strategy that would see the WKD and Bacardi Breezer generation come flocking and leave Ashton Gate devoid of revenue.

What they need to do, is to charge people double, but only deliver half the order.

'When Two Become One' 

 

They'll make a killing.

Or they could offer a bog standard chicken burger but package it in a Spice Girls branded cardboard sleeve. They could then knock them out for about fifteen quid.

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On 23/05/2019 at 13:49, phantom said:

Just the same as football, the stair lights were on, the actual lights around the seating area only came on after the fireworks finished

 

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On ‎23‎/‎05‎/‎2019 at 15:09, phantom said:

Good point, I always thought they were off

Spice Girls …  

'' Get 'em off! "  

" Get yer hits out for the lads! '' 

 

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Does @Never to the dark side or @phantom know if there are any extra trains stopping at Parson St on Tuesday night please?

The email I had from the organisers said there were extra trains for the Muse and Spice Girls concerts, but nothing for the Take That concert 

Any info great fully received.

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49 minutes ago, GreedyHarry said:

Does @Never to the dark side or @phantom know if there are any extra trains stopping at Parson St on Tuesday night please?

The email I had from the organisers said there were extra trains for the Muse and Spice Girls concerts, but nothing for the Take That concert 

Any info great fully received.

@GreedyHarry

This is the only additional service tomorrow 

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On 24/05/2019 at 21:05, In the Net said:

Those drink prices sound pretty standard compared to other concerts I've been to, some people just like to have something to complain about. 

Massive attack at filton were charging £8 a pint. So not terrible upto that.

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51 minutes ago, Snufflelufagus said:

Do season tickets still get discounts for drinks etc ?

This event is nothing to do with football or rugby. The stadium has been hired for these events by the music promoters so obviously no discount.

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Someone asked earlier how much we would likely to be making. 

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony is on record as saying they are making £150k profit from the concerts this summer. He was responding to someone moaning about pre season games being away. 

I don’t know how many/who is playing at Peterborough, but knowing the size of the ground I would imagine it’s less than Ashton Gate is holding this summer. 

So so they will make money, but I wouldn’t have thought the millions people are imagining. It’s more about profile. But every little helps! 

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4 minutes ago, Wilksi said:

Someone asked earlier how much we would likely to be making. 

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony is on record as saying they are making £150k profit from the concerts this summer. He was responding to someone moaning about pre season games being away. 

I don’t know how many/who is playing at Peterborough, but knowing the size of the ground I would imagine it’s less than Ashton Gate is holding this summer. 

So so they will make money, but I wouldn’t have thought the millions people are imagining. It’s more about profile. But every little helps! 

Craig David and Tom Jones are the only ones I can see, you would hope that Rod  Stewart,  Take That, Spice Girls and Muse woild bring in more than 150k??

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17 minutes ago, eastonboy said:

Craig David and Tom Jones are the only ones I can see, you would hope that Rod  Stewart,  Take That, Spice Girls and Muse woild bring in more than 150k??

Ha ha.  Didn’t realise that. Tom Jones and Rod on the same level?? 

If if that’s the case. Decent return for two concerts for them. 

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Just heard from a friend who lives local to AG that there are people camping out at the moment to see TT tomorrow

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3 minutes ago, RedM said:

Just heard from a friend who lives local to AG that there are people camping out at the moment to see TT tomorrow

They interviewed one of the ladies camping there on ITV West, she said she got there yesterday! 

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1 minute ago, RedM said:

Just heard from a friend who lives local to AG that there are people camping out at the moment to see TT tomorrow

Yep. It was on the local news - camping out by the Atyeo statue. I wonder what they do with their tents and other stuff when they finally get into Ashton Gate?

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20 minutes ago, Red Grovesy said:

Yep. It was on the local news - camping out by the Atyeo statue. I wonder what they do with their tents and other stuff when they finally get into Ashton Gate?

Send it to the 15ers. 

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1 hour ago, Red Grovesy said:

Yep. It was on the local news - camping out by the Atyeo statue. I wonder what they do with their tents and other stuff when they finally get into Ashton Gate?

Is what I was wondering given my tickets state “no bags bigger than A4 size” 

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What I thought was odd the woman that was at the front of the queue got there yesterday but she said how she has been around local shops etc today, so how does she keep her place in the queue, surely she rejoins at the back?

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2 minutes ago, phantom said:

What I thought was odd the woman that was at the front of the queue got there yesterday but she said how she has been around local shops etc today, so how does she keep her place in the queue, surely she rejoins at the back?

Probably like the que system at Wimbledon tennis tournament..you get given a number for your place in the que.

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I didn’t realise it had been on the news. Regarding people who camp, my experience from other gigs ( and I’ve been to a fair few all over the country) is the venue quite often gives the campers or people who have queued early and are at the head of the queue a pass or a number, sometimes even just written with a sharpie on the persons hand.  Depending on venue size it can be anything from around 50 to a couple of hundred, this indicates their place in the queue. The people then are allowed to return to their cars and put their camping stuff away and return to the queue. I’ve never done it.

In Cardiff for a gig back in the winter people had purchased cheap duvets from primary etc, they just handed them out to the homeless who were hanging around just before they went in. It was quite a weird sight, the homeless descending on a gig queue from every direction and then all these pristine white quilts all walking away!

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2 minutes ago, phantom said:

What I thought was odd the woman that was at the front of the queue got there yesterday but she said how she has been around local shops etc today, so how does she keep her place in the queue, surely she rejoins at the back?

I think it`s sort of accepted that you keep your place. I remember queuing all day for Millennium tickets (Brighton play off I think) and people were taking a break every now and again and returning to their place in the line. As long as the people around you are OK with it, no problem.

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8 minutes ago, phantom said:

What I thought was odd the woman that was at the front of the queue got there yesterday but she said how she has been around local shops etc today, so how does she keep her place in the queue, surely she rejoins at the back?

Or she has someone ‘queue sit’ for her, one of her group stays on the understanding she gets let back in, or you  get chatting to the people in front and behind and come to the same agreement. I’ve done this to nip to the loo or something, not to go shopping, but the longest I’ve queued is only about 4 hours or so I think.

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16 minutes ago, Spoons said:

Probably like the que system at Wimbledon tennis tournament..you get given a number for your place in the que.

I’ve queued at Wimbledon the last 3 years, such a slick operation, different queues for different days, you get a ticket with a number so you can go and get drinks etc, and then get back where you were

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2 hours ago, RedM said:

Just heard from a friend who lives local to AG that there are people camping out at the moment to see TT tomorrow

Surely 3 days of BO will be enough to clear a path to whatever part of the stadium you want to visit.

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Look - concerts not my thing - but why are they queuing? Surely everyone has a ticket,  they'll all get in.........please don't tell me people are camping out just to get in front of the stage?  ????

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remember queuing overnight for playoff tickets v Walsall , the cider was flowing and in the early hours  several of us climbed the fence with a  ball  got on the pitch and had a kick about then took a few penalties  and ran down the tunnel on to the pitch  . dont think you would get away with it now

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1 hour ago, Tinmans Love Child said:

I’ve queued at Wimbledon the last 3 years, such a slick operation, different queues for different days, you get a ticket with a number so you can go and get drinks etc, and then get back where you were

Flipping 'eck, you must be freezing

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42 minutes ago, CodeRed said:

Look - concerts not my thing - but why are they queuing? Surely everyone has a ticket,  they'll all get in.........please don't tell me people are camping out just to get in front of the stage?  ????

Is the right answer. I’m guessing they have standing tickets so want to get down the front once the gates open. Meanwhile I’ll just wander to my seat shortly before Rick Astley starts. ;) 

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Attention seeking ***** who want to be on the news.The sound is appalling at the front too, always head to the mixing desk about 2/3rds back.

Get in first, run to the front, after a couple of hours or so waiting you are still going to want the loo.  Then you have to get to the front again.

People really are idiots.

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8 hours ago, CodeRed said:

Look - concerts not my thing - but why are they queuing? Surely everyone has a ticket,  they'll all get in.........please don't tell me people are camping out just to get in front of the stage?  ????

Yes, this is exactly what they are doing ‘to get barrier’ is a very big thing amongst standers. Of course those who have a seat ticket can just rock up when they like as they have a dedicated seat. At some concerts standing is so much more expensive than seated. I hate to sit but have done a few times as standing was so dear. I love to be right in with the action, not always front row but there abouts. When I saw Take That in Swansea two years ago we actually moved back a bit as being near the front you couldn’t see the great visual show theirs is. 

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9 hours ago, Tinmans Love Child said:

I’ve queued at Wimbledon the last 3 years, such a slick operation, different queues for different days, you get a ticket with a number so you can go and get drinks etc, and then get back where you were

Why would you queue then and not just get a ticket, go off and come back later..?

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7 hours ago, RumRed said:

Attention seeking ***** who want to be on the news.The sound is appalling at the front too, always head to the mixing desk about 2/3rds back.

Get in first, run to the front, after a couple of hours or so waiting you are still going to want the loo.  Then you have to get to the front again.

People really are idiots.

People generally are morons, I’d agree with that..! 

I suppose for these people, it’s a big thing and all part of the event. The “story” of how they camped overnight and were front of the queue. 

I don’t get it and can’t think of anything worse, but if it makes them happy then it’s all good. 

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8 minutes ago, Bar BS3 said:

People generally are morons, I’d agree with that..! 

I suppose for these people, it’s a big thing and all part of the event. The “story” of how they camped overnight and were front of the queue. 

I don’t get it and can’t think of anything worse, but if it makes them happy then it’s all good. 

Many people get hooked on a band or artist and follow their whole tour, so probably a month or six weeks of seeing them at least every couple of nights. My son and daughter don’t do  this because of work commitments but they have examples of people that do. Rita Ora in Cardiff last Tuesday (21st). my daughter knows a couple from Cambridge who then saw her on 22nd in Bournemouth, 24th in London, 25th in Birmingham, 26th in Middlesbrough. Yesterday (27th)  they saw her in Liverpool, tonight will be in Leeds and finally on 29th in Glasgow! The girl has also upgraded to a VIP package to meet the singer at least 4 times to her knowledge, at a cost of £110 each time. 

And we thought Saturday/Tuesday matches can be gruelling!

Sometimes fans even follow them abroad. Another person my daughter knows has seen Years & Years 52 times, anywhere from all over the UK to Europe and the US, and has pretty much bankrupted herself doing so. 

They are just as dedicated and fanatical as any football fan. I often wonder though what happens when the bands fade away or break up, as many do, it must be devastating for them. At least we know our club is more likely to be here. 

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8 minutes ago, BRISTOL86 said:

Does anyone know if you get your ST discount on food and drink at concerts or is it only on match days? 

I’m pretty certain there is no discount. As previously mentioned on here somewhere by myself and others, the concerts are totally separate events from football or rugby. The promotors have hired the stadium to host the gig, that is the only connection therefore any ST discounts do not apply. 

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Probably a silly question but why are people queueing a day before when they have tickets? 

2 minutes ago, Rudolf Hucker said:

Who is the support act for Take That? Asking for a friend. 

Big Rick

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12 minutes ago, RedM said:

I’m pretty certain there is no discount. As previously mentioned on here somewhere by myself and others, the concerts are totally separate events from football or rugby. The promotors have hired the stadium to host the gig, that is the only connection therefore any ST discounts do not apply. 

Thanks, I’d assumed as much! 

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8 minutes ago, Rudolf Hucker said:

Who is the support act for Take That? Asking for a friend. 

Rick Astley, the original One Hit Wonder and the only person in the world who can’t dance to his own song...should be good. 😁

The Spice Girls have a better support act in Jess Glynn than themselves, very weird. That’s if she turns up, our Jess has a habit of cancelling. Somehow I’ve seen her three times when not really intending too. She is good, very slick and professional but no personality at all. I’ve not seen Rick before.

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Further update from MrRedM’s workmates who saw Rod Stewart. It has been widely mentioned he did a full 2 hour set, well it seems he wasn’t on for all that time. About four outfit changes, a solo from his backing singer and more background stuff cut his actual time on stage down somewhat. 

I’m just passing on info, I wasn’t there. I’m there tonight and have someone at the other two concerts afterwards and I hope to read lots of opinions on here.

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I managed to get 2 tickets for tonight for my Mrs and daughter in S19. They're a fair way from the stage but I'm sure they'll enjoy themselves. Not sure how the bus works from the P and R as the pick up point at the stadium appears to be in the car park beside the KFC rather than on Winterstoke Rd as they do on matchdays. Can anyone confirm this?

Personally, I've got tickets for Muse, which is much more to my taste but can understand why people want to see Take That, they put on a great spectacle by all accounts.

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