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Old 19-09-2013, 04:30 AM   #1486
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I swear, next time I'm just gonna try skipping to the barrier.
In Oakland they shouted "No skipping either!" I guess someone tried.
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Old 19-09-2013, 06:12 PM   #1487
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In Oakland they shouted "No skipping either!" I guess someone tried.


I totally skipped in Pittsburgh.
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Old 19-09-2013, 06:16 PM   #1488
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I totally skipped in Pittsburgh.

I got yelled at in Philly for speed walking.
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Old 21-09-2013, 12:33 AM   #1489
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Just want to clarify... you should not have to avoid the pit if you are short. Just go really, really early and be one of the first 10 people in line and you should be fine. I am 5'0" and was on the barricade.
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Old 19-05-2015, 10:00 PM   #1490
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I'm going to see Muse at Pinkpop, and was wondering how things are different at a festival than a normal gig. I'd like to be at the barrier. Should I just queue early, go to the main stage immediately and stay there for the rest of the day? I'll be out in the sun all day, so how do I get enough to drink? How early is early enough, when talking about queuing? I have some experience with arena and stadium gigs, but none with festivals. So I have no idea how these things are in that case. Also, I'm probably on my own, so I can't do anything like taking turns to get drinks.
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Old 19-05-2015, 11:02 PM   #1491
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I'm going to see Muse at Pinkpop, and was wondering how things are different at a festival than a normal gig. I'd like to be at the barrier. Should I just queue early, go to the main stage immediately and stay there for the rest of the day? I'll be out in the sun all day, so how do I get enough to drink? How early is early enough, when talking about queuing? I have some experience with arena and stadium gigs, but none with festivals. So I have no idea how these things are in that case. Also, I'm probably on my own, so I can't do anything like taking turns to get drinks.
At a festival, a lot of people usually leave the crowd between acts so you shouldn't have to queue there all day or arrive super early to get to the barrier. I've arrived at the main stage halfway through the lineup at festivals multiple times before and still managed to get to the barrier pretty easily (without pushing or being rude).

Can't really give particularly good advice for staying hydrated 'cause I'm really bad health-wise at festivals If you're at the barrier or at least close enough, security usually hand out water to people who need it fairly regularly. Other than that, you could take a bottle or two or maybe even one of those water sack things (not sure what they're called). I wouldn't advise taking a bag, unless it's maybe a light drawstring bag, 'cause it's uncomfortable for you and can be annoying for people around you.

That's all from my experience though. I've only been to Leeds festival a few times and I'm sure specific things can vary between countries/festivals but those are the fundamentals I guess.
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Old 20-05-2015, 05:30 AM   #1492
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I'm going to see Muse at Pinkpop, and was wondering how things are different at a festival than a normal gig. I'd like to be at the barrier. Should I just queue early, go to the main stage immediately and stay there for the rest of the day? I'll be out in the sun all day, so how do I get enough to drink? How early is early enough, when talking about queuing? I have some experience with arena and stadium gigs, but none with festivals. So I have no idea how these things are in that case. Also, I'm probably on my own, so I can't do anything like taking turns to get drinks.
It depends on how close to the center you want to get. If you don't mind outer edges of barrier, then you can probably get there early afternoon/evening and be fine-- you won't need to line up. If you want closer towards the center, you might want to get there a little before festival opening time to lock down your spot. Chat with your neighbors and get to know them. You should be able to switch off between the first few sets if you let them know so you can use the restroom, get food etc. Check the festival prohibited items list. Some let you bring sealed bottles of water and food. I usually bring a camelpak and fill it there. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a protein bar, and energy drinks. Some people bring way less, but I like to be prepared and properly hydrated.
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Old 17-09-2015, 08:28 PM   #1493
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Crashin' the thread 'ere!

So, I'm hopefully going to see Muse with one of my good friends next year. It'll be my first proper gig.
I am excited, however the other half of me is like "What the Hell are you thinking?" as I'm not good with crowds, I'm incredibly paranoid and pretty much fear my safety. These fears only started proper (or should I say "pwopa"? I'll get my coat :P) when I finally get the opportunity to go to a gig.

But this is something I've wanted to do for a long time! Seeing Muse live is a fantastic opportunity! I know tips have been said on the thread and I've been pretty much browsing through this thread and there is alot of helpful advice I'm taking on board but I'm going to ask anyway. Any tips for a noob? :P

Oh, and we got standing tickets lol
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Old 17-09-2015, 08:36 PM   #1494
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Be there early. Keep your spot in the front. Enjoy.

I survived 2 almost barrier gigs even though I'm a quite angsty person. And it was SO worth it.

It seems that Muse fans are not as scary as others. Apart from a bit of jumping up and down, everything was very civil around me. After a few minutes, I forgot the people around me anyway.

No idea what this tour is going to be like, though, since it's so big and all.
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Old 17-09-2015, 08:59 PM   #1495
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Crashin' the thread 'ere!

So, I'm hopefully going to see Muse with one of my good friends next year. It'll be my first proper gig.
I am excited, however the other half of me is like "What the Hell are you thinking?" as I'm not good with crowds, I'm incredibly paranoid and pretty much fear my safety. These fears only started proper (or should I say "pwopa"? I'll get my coat :P) when I finally get the opportunity to go to a gig.

But this is something I've wanted to do for a long time! Seeing Muse live is a fantastic opportunity! I know tips have been said on the thread and I've been pretty much browsing through this thread and there is alot of helpful advice I'm taking on board but I'm going to ask anyway. Any tips for a noob? :P

Oh, and we got standing tickets lol
If you are not good with crowds I would not suggest going anywhere near the front as I will be tightly packed and people will be invading your personal space. The back and side are normally a lot less packed with some space to dance and jump so I will suggest finding a spot there. Plus if you start feeling uncomfortable at any time just move and find a better spot.
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Old 17-09-2015, 09:08 PM   #1496
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Crashin' the thread 'ere!

So, I'm hopefully going to see Muse with one of my good friends next year. It'll be my first proper gig.
I am excited, however the other half of me is like "What the Hell are you thinking?" as I'm not good with crowds, I'm incredibly paranoid and pretty much fear my safety. These fears only started proper (or should I say "pwopa"? I'll get my coat :P) when I finally get the opportunity to go to a gig.

But this is something I've wanted to do for a long time! Seeing Muse live is a fantastic opportunity! I know tips have been said on the thread and I've been pretty much browsing through this thread and there is alot of helpful advice I'm taking on board but I'm going to ask anyway. Any tips for a noob? :P

Oh, and we got standing tickets lol
just try calming yourself with the fact that the people around you are there for the same reason as you: to enjoy music. I love going to live shows because I like to think that for a short period, the whole crowd stops being a group of individuals, and rather becomes a mass of emotion dissolved in the music. if you can drift away like that, you'll feel great.

oh, and please don't say pwopa. just don't.
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Old 18-09-2015, 10:54 AM   #1497
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oh, and please don't say pwopa. just don't.
Oh, I won't I just thought I'd be annoying there for the lulz
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Old 23-09-2015, 10:55 PM   #1498
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Hi all! My first post on the forums!

So, I've gotten standing tickets for the 9th in Manchester. First saw Muse when I was like 13 in V Festival 2004 and loved them ever since. Saw them again in the MEN in 2006 and then this year at Download! Until now I've never really been able to go to more of their concerts because of nobody wanting to come with me and having to travel far. But I'm now 25 AND CAN FINALLY GO WHEN I WANT TO!

ANYWAY! Generally I've been to a lot of gigs in my time and know the precautions to be aware of when in the pit/standing/at the barrier, etc, and I always make every effort to get to the barrier since I'm only 4ft11. However, I've never had a standing ticket for a concert of this popularity and venue size. What I'm wondering is, what time do I have to start queuing for this sort of thing to try and make sure I get to the barrier? Considering the gig is on a Saturday I guess this is something I need to keep in mind as well! Although my friend is unable to get tickets, she's going to queue with me so I can go to toilet and get something to eat and not lose my place in the queue

Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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Old 24-09-2015, 03:40 PM   #1499
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I think it'll be easier to gauge when we know the size of the barrier and where the good spots are, once we've actually seen the 360 stage in action. Bear in mind that some people will be queueing to hang out with friends as much as getting specific spots, so when people say 'I'm turning up at 7am!!' or whatever, don't panic!!
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Old 23-10-2015, 03:08 PM   #1500
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So so mad!!

The tickets for Muse's Toronto show sold out so quick! I could've bought seats but we all know General admin floor is where it's at and I was all ready to buy GA tickets right as the sale started and there were now. Wtf...did they all sell out in Presale, which btw I also tried and no GA tickets. I'm so MAD I really wanna see them again and get GA seats and the GA seats online are being sold for $300 tickets. I'm really hoping they announce a second Toronto show, if not, I might try to buy two tickets for Montreal show. End rant
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