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Getting in front at Orange


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Written on: 17.06.2011 20:03
mettesaurusrex
Posts: 2
I'm seeing a band at the Orange stage, and I'd like to get up front, i.e. barricade.

What time should I arrive there and queue?

I know they used to empty the pit booth at Arena between each show, but could I just stay in the booth all day at Orange?
Written on: 17.06.2011 20:22
skallgrimsson
Posts: 1120
It all depends... last year with Prince more than 90 minutes was needed for us to end up in the front row, there were lines circa 1 km long on each side which was pretty insane.

Iron Maiden will probably be just like that
Written on: 17.06.2011 21:30
Fredde
Posts: 824
mettesaurusrex wrote:

I'm seeing a band at the Orange stage, and I'd like to get up front, i.e. barricade.

What time should I arrive there and queue?

I know they used to empty the pit booth at Arena between each show, but could I just stay in the booth all day at Orange?

The pits are emptied after each show on both Orange and Arena.
Written on: 17.06.2011 21:53
Halfdan
Posts: 19
Took us 2 hours on the prodigy last year. Was worth it!
Written on: 17.06.2011 23:02
Anges
Posts: 309
Which concert are we talking about? Some times the pits are open during the concert. Other times you just have to queue 10 minutes before they let people in. And as mentioned, if it's a huge headliner you will probably have to queue for an hour or so if you want a good spot. It depends...
Written on: 17.06.2011 23:11
Kuken Andersson
Posts: 109
Think i was three hours before Judas Priest. I am 1.91 and stood behind two short danish guys, so i had eye contact with Rob Halford several times. He saw that i could all the lyrics by heart etc.

Bob hund 1.5 hour
Grinderman 1 hour.

All of them in the front. So it depens on how big the band is.

Guess:
Iron Maiden 3 hours
My chemical romance 2 minutes
Written on: 18.06.2011 00:32
JuicyWaffle
Posts: 15
As others have said, it really depends on the band. The most "popular" bands will have a longer que. I guess that the top 3 longest queues this year will be:

Artic Monkeys
Iron Maiden
Kings of Leon

Simply because they have a wider audience for whatever reasons...

Last year, I think the longest queues were for Prince and Muse.. And I believe Gorillaz was fairly long aswell.

Rule of Thumb: The more high-placed singles the band has, the longer que. icon_razz.gif
Written on: 18.06.2011 01:09
Starchild
Posts: 21
Still, if the ques are long, i don't think it's impossible to get in the pits right before. They are quite spacious i suppose... If the lights are green, just run for it. I saw some friends running to the pits for Muse 5 minutes before the show last year, when the que was gone and the lights still green, while i stayed in the que for Prodigy. And when the Muse show was over, it seemed like half the crowd just pushed itself into the que again, which was not so cool, but i guess we all fitted in there anyway. But of course, if it's a must see, then go in the que to be sure! There is a nice view to the stage from the que also, so you can se the show before while waiting!
Written on: 18.06.2011 15:06
mettesaurusrex
Posts: 2
Well, I'm seeing My Chemical Romance, and from the feedback people have been giving, I don't think getting in the pit will be a problem.
But I'm aiming for being in the front row *fingers crossed*

Fredde wrote:

mettesaurusrex wrote:

I'm seeing a band at the Orange stage, and I'd like to get up front, i.e. barricade.

What time should I arrive there and queue?

I know they used to empty the pit booth at Arena between each show, but could I just stay in the booth all day at Orange?

The pits are emptied after each show on both Orange and Arena.

Thank you!

Does anyone know if it'll be possible to queue for MCR, when Bad Religion is playing? Or does one have to wait for when BR finishes their show?
Written on: 18.06.2011 15:10
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
mettesaurusrex wrote:

Well, I'm seeing My Chemical Romance, and from the feedback people have been giving, I don't think getting in the pit will be a problem.
But I'm aiming for being in the front row *fingers crossed*

Fredde wrote:

mettesaurusrex wrote:

I'm seeing a band at the Orange stage, and I'd like to get up front, i.e. barricade.

What time should I arrive there and queue?

I know they used to empty the pit booth at Arena between each show, but could I just stay in the booth all day at Orange?

The pits are emptied after each show on both Orange and Arena.

Thank you!

Does anyone know if it'll be possible to queue for MCR, when Bad Religion is playing? Or does one have to wait for when BR finishes their show?


It is always a queue for the next band to play, sometimes even for the next 2 or 3 bands. I remember people started to queue for Prince last year from about 9 or 10 in the morning.
Written on: 19.06.2011 18:40
Coldblooded
Posts: 1228
mettesaurusrex wrote:

Well, I'm seeing My Chemical Romance, and from the feedback people have been giving, I don't think getting in the pit will be a problem.
But I'm aiming for being in the front row *fingers crossed*

Fredde wrote:

mettesaurusrex wrote:

I'm seeing a band at the Orange stage, and I'd like to get up front, i.e. barricade.

What time should I arrive there and queue?

I know they used to empty the pit booth at Arena between each show, but could I just stay in the booth all day at Orange?

The pits are emptied after each show on both Orange and Arena.

Thank you!

Does anyone know if it'll be possible to queue for MCR, when Bad Religion is playing? Or does one have to wait for when BR finishes their show?


See you in the pit then!
Written on: 19.06.2011 20:28
Limabeancross
Posts: 1426
mettesaurusrex wrote:

Does anyone know if it'll be possible to queue for MCR, when Bad Religion is playing? Or does one have to wait for when BR finishes their show?


You want to queue for MCR while Bad Religion are playing? icon_eek.gif. Bad Religion are not to be missed for MCR! icon_eek.gif.

Anyway, if you are clinically insane then yes, you can do this. However you don't even need to queue for the pits for many concerts during the day. You can just walk right in.
Written on: 23.06.2011 21:41
Vibeke Ingebrigtsen
Posts: 4
Would 2 hours in line do for KOL, or should I be there like 3 or 4 hours before the concert starts?
Written on: 23.06.2011 22:50
MasterMaster
Posts: 1462
Vibeke Ingebrigtsen wrote:

Would 2 hours in line do for KOL, or should I be there like 3 or 4 hours before the concert starts?


To get into the actual pits 2 hours will be fine.. Probably not to be in the very front row though. I have been in the pits for Muse, Coldplay, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Slayer, Gorillaz, Oasis ++++++ the past few years, and i have never queued for more than an hour i dont think.
Written on: 24.06.2011 01:19
Vibeke Ingebrigtsen
Posts: 4
To get into the actual pits 2 hours will be fine.. Probably not to be in the very front row though. I have been in the pits for Muse, Coldplay, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Slayer, Gorillaz, Oasis ++++++ the past few years, and i have never queued for more than an hour i dont think.


I was supposed to write that I wanted to be in front row, sorry for being unclear. So what do you think? 4 hours?
Written on: 24.06.2011 08:19
Silje Cathrin Olsen
Posts: 18
Last year we queued for Muse for 5 hours, and we were at the third row.
Written on: 15.07.2011 08:42
Mads Pedersen
Posts: 9
It all depends on HOW close you want to be. And as others say; it depends alot on what artist is playing, but I've made my own rule of thumb(for the big shows) in the past 4 years: 45 minutes to 1 hour before the show begins. And you will get a decent spot in the front pit. Hope you got a good spot for the show you wanted to see.
Edit: Oh, misread the first post, if you want to be all the way up front, next to the fence, my rule of thumb isn't valid! icon_smile.gif

[This article was edited 2 times, at last 15.07.2011 at 08:47.]
Written on: 14.10.2012 19:44
Xenu
Posts: 10
Question. What if I want to have a good spot for an act, but also want to see the act playing right before them? Will I have to leave the pit and get all the way to the back of the queue? Also, what about the queues for the other stages? Do they have this pit system as well?
Written on: 15.10.2012 07:38
Wallu
Posts: 705
Xenu wrote:

Question. What if I want to have a good spot for an act, but also want to see the act playing right before them? Will I have to leave the pit and get all the way to the back of the queue? Also, what about the queues for the other stages? Do they have this pit system as well?


They empty the pits after each concert, so yes you have to go at the end of the queue. But there´s usually a long gap between acts on Orange, so the queue is usually not very long at that point. There´s also pit in Arena with queueing (love the word).
Written on: 15.10.2012 15:01
Xenu
Posts: 10
Thanks!


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