Royal Albert Hall, October 11th, 2011.

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Right so Ive bought 4 general admission and they came out as 4 arena standing. Is the floor slopping in there as my lady is quite small so might not see much?
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simonkeeping wrote:Right so Ive bought 4 general admission and they came out as 4 arena standing. Is the floor slopping in there as my lady is quite small so might not see much?
It's flat I'm afraid
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so it will definetly be standing? no temporary seating? they sometimes do that there......in other words, ive made a f**k up :(
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simonkeeping wrote:Right so Ive bought 4 general admission and they came out as 4 arena standing. Is the floor slopping in there as my lady is quite small so might not see much?
Probably will be slopping with beer, urine etc and so forth, by the end of the gig - at least she will get to take a piss without inconvenience....

Maybes it's best we wear wellies, if folks anticipate slopping....
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I went for standing tickets. I felt that at RFH gig I was right out of it.

Making sure I'm right up the front for this.

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mojo filters wrote:
simonkeeping wrote:Right so Ive bought 4 general admission and they came out as 4 arena standing. Is the floor slopping in there as my lady is quite small so might not see much?
Probably will be slopping with beer, urine etc and so forth, by the end of the gig - at least she will get to take a piss without inconvenience....

Maybes it's best we wear wellies, if folks anticipate slopping....

i saw ian brown in brighton a few years ago and before the show the floor was soaked in watery vomit from those still wishing to be 17 and taking their e's and then throwing them up. charming
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i saw ian brown in brighton a few years ago and before the show the floor was soaked in watery vomit from those still wishing to be 17 and taking their e's and then throwing them up. charming[/quote]
heres hoping its a different class of people going to this gig eh? :) im thinking maybe it will be!
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you should now be able to find out which seats you got in the stalls by tracking your order
http://www.seetickets.com/CustomerService

I got seats in Block G, row 6. Can't work out if this is good or neck-crickingly bad.
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Starfish wrote:you should now be able to find out which seats you got in the stalls by tracking your order
http://www.seetickets.com/CustomerService

I got seats in Block G, row 6. Can't work out if this is good or neck-crickingly bad.

It's good and I'm right behind you. The seats swivel.

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that's for the tip off about the checking the See Tickets seat allocation, here's a fairly decent seating plan
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Big thanks to this board for helping me to find the pre-sale link. got mine, can't wait
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Starfish wrote:y
I got seats in Block G, row 6. Can't work out if this is good or neck-crickingly bad.
Those seats are great! I saw The Bunnymen there a couple of years ago and was really happy with that block/row.
Better than being in "O" Block.....you'd only see Jason's back all night.
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Yeah, I'm sure I saw the National from there and the view was great, though a bit side on for my liking. Not sure why the big clamour for seats though. I know we're all getting on a bit, but still...
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Indeed. I really hope it's standing in the main floor. :roll:
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Is this seating plan for the gig and are the blank squares already taken ?
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Yes, I have some.

Block: G, Row: 10, Seats: 9 - 10

What a great thing to look forward to.

At the one in 1997 I was way back and high (pun intended, but I really was) so these ones should be better.
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Got my tickets. Block k, row 9 : 79-80.
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jesus son, where did you get the seating plan from? seetickets or albert hall ?
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heres hoping for standing as well.The RFH L&G show was hard to get into for me due to being side on to stage and seated.
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cottonfever wrote:jesus son, where did you get the seating plan from? seetickets or albert hall ?
it's an albert hall one, just thought it might help pick their seats, it's not a reflection of which seats have been sold or anything
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If there's no slopping Im not going.
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simonkeeping wrote:If there's no slopping Im not going.
Fact.
not that i recall. i saw the bunnymen there for ocean rain and was stood at the front luckily.
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Tix in the bag for the arena. zillion thanks to the board for the pre sale link :D

Have they ever raised the stage in the RAH. Looking at the virtual tour the stage isnt the highest so if your standing your bolloxed for a view

check the arena view here
http://www.royalalberthall.com/virtualtour/index.html
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Won't let me buy tickets without a postcode!! :evil: Anyone know how to get around this? I've put in n/a, tried random numbers and letters, also 00000 and no joy. AAARRRGH!!!!!!!!
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Hedspace wrote:Have they ever raised the stage in the RAH. Looking at the virtual tour the stage isnt the highest so if your standing your bolloxed for a view

check the arena view here
http://www.royalalberthall.com/virtualtour/index.html

Wow, that's incredible. Good thing I'm tall.
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jesus son wrote:
cottonfever wrote:jesus son, where did you get the seating plan from? seetickets or albert hall ?
it's an albert hall one, just thought it might help pick their seats, it's not a reflection of which seats have been sold or anything
Thanks jesus son. I was beginning to panic seeing all those seats taken. Didn't want to end up at the side of the stage or up in the gods (wanted to see god from a decent seat). Quickly realised it wasn't for the gig. Got my tickets now, more or less where i wanted to be, i can now sleep well tonight.
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Tommy... see you down the front! 8)
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We'll have to do a roll-call on this at some point. See exactly who's going and arrange the obligatory pre-gig meet and greet.
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finally got my ticket- was sitting on the fence about whether to go but gave in and got a standing one. I don't mind not having a seat (at RFH it made me feel slightly 'detached' from the gig)

other reason I was deliberating was that my mates were being uncommital too. bugger them i'll go on my own if i have to!
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Finally managed to get 2 standing tickets. Jesus i fucking hate Seetickets, not even a phone number for customer services, just going round in circles clicking on links trying to get an answer to my question. Eventually got lucky by putting I.E. in as my postcode. And don't get me started on the charges....!!!! :shock: :evil:

Funny thing is i'm only going 'cos of the venue, the sense of occasion and the chance of another meet up, i don't think the gig itself will be anything special: new material, that i don't have high hopes for, plus a lot off A&E probably. Add in that it'll likely be the start of the tour and the band won't yet be in their stride.... :?

Why did i buy those tickets again? :lol:
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Can't remember where i read it, but j will be playing stuff from the new album.
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lionboy wrote:Yay!! 2 days after my birthday!! I remember the last RAH gig was around the same time. See you there!!!
Think it was the 12th?
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heyman wrote:
lionboy wrote:Yay!! 2 days after my birthday!! I remember the last RAH gig was around the same time. See you there!!!
Think it was the 12th?
The 12th was the Royal Festival Hall gig in 2009 too. Was that the same as the previous Albert Hall gig too? Pretty amazing if so.
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toomilk wrote:
Hedspace wrote:Have they ever raised the stage in the RAH. Looking at the virtual tour the stage isnt the highest so if your standing your bolloxed for a view

check the arena view here
http://www.royalalberthall.com/virtualtour/index.html

Wow, that's incredible. Good thing I'm tall.
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Incase you were wondering, there is a news post about the booking charges:
Booking fee of £2 per ticket plus a credit card handling charge of 2% on each ticket. The booking fee applies to all sales except for personal callers at the Box Office and the 2% applies to all credit card sales.
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May be worth reopening the Ticket Zone thread, if people aren't sure what they've bought or wish to change their minds?

That said, I've got mine, and am happy with Standing - Mrs sm-iom not so sure, although I have explained that the atmosphere there should be better than seated at RFH.

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Scored! One standing ticket, I've got mates coming from Edinburgh and Liverpool for this, I just hope they got their tickets.

I booked with Stargreen and sailed thru no problem, no ridiculous booking fee either, I had the page for See open as well and I'd finished booking with Stargreen before the See page even loaded.
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The RAH has amazing tickets... UGH!

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Got me a standing ticket 8)

SEE and Stargreen are sold out of standing tickets, got mine direct from RAH.

They still have standing tickets left on the RAH site, and some really good stalls tickets too.

Good luck.
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Just checked the dates. The original Albert Hall gig was the 10th October 1998. This one's on the 11th. The Roundhouse gig was the 16th. The last Spz gig I attended was the Oxford Academy on 12th in 2008.

It looks like if you're a fan of the band and live in the South East UK, keep the second week of October free in your diary - there's bound to be a gig!!

Bought a standing ticket from the Albert Hall site this morning - now the waiting begins ....
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lionboy wrote:Just checked the dates. The original Albert Hall gig was the 10th October 1998. This one's on the 11th. The Roundhouse gig was the 16th. The last Spz gig I attended was the Oxford Academy on 12th in 2008.

It looks like if you're a fan of the band and live in the South East UK, keep the second week of October free in your diary - there's bound to be a gig!!

Not to mention the two RFH Don't Look Back gigs 2 from 2009 - October 12th & 13th!
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How freaky is the virtual RAH tour? Think I'll just stare at the ceiling all night.... :shock:
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Anyone here in Loggia Box number 17? Just got the last 3 tickets to fill all 8 seats.
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Never been to the RAH before so this should be a fitting first gig for the venue. (I'm short, and standing - might take the yellow pages)
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bisonheed wrote:Never been to the RAH before so this should be a fitting first gig for the venue. (I'm short, and standing - might take the yellow pages)
3rd time for me.

First went in about 88 to see Siouxsie and the Banshees, I had seen Jim Foetus the night before and spent most of the night with my fingers in my ears because my hearing was fucked.

Second time was for the House of Love a couple of years later which would have been a completely forgettable night if it wasn't for Mercury Rev supporting and Dave Baker scaring the shit out of people with his extra long mic cord.
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It would be nice with a dvd from this show! Do you think there is any chance for that?
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nickh wrote:
bisonheed wrote:Never been to the RAH before so this should be a fitting first gig for the venue. (I'm short, and standing - might take the yellow pages)
3rd time for me.

First went in about 88 to see Siouxsie and the Banshees, I had seen Jim Foetus the night before and spent most of the night with my fingers in my ears because my hearing was fucked.

Second time was for the House of Love a couple of years later which would have been a completely forgettable night if it wasn't for Mercury Rev supporting and Dave Baker scaring the shit out of people with his extra long mic cord.
Heh heh - I was at that HoL/Mercury Rev gig - they gave away a free purple vinyl 10" or 12" at that show as I vaguely recall...
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bunnyben wrote:
toomilk wrote:
Hedspace wrote:Have they ever raised the stage in the RAH. Looking at the virtual tour the stage isnt the highest so if your standing your bolloxed for a view

check the arena view here
http://www.royalalberthall.com/virtualtour/index.html

Wow, that's incredible. Good thing I'm tall.
it was raised when i saw the bunnys

This is very reassuring. :D
Thanks bunnyben
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Hey maybe all those standing could sit down like we were at a Spacemen 3 gig? ....and light up a few doobies? :D
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bisonheed wrote:Never been to the RAH before so this should be a fitting first gig for the venue. (I'm short, and standing - might take the yellow pages)
Here's a pretty accurate photo of what the view is like (although I don't imagine that the people in the background seats will be standing up at Spz). The stage isn't that high, but the view is usually ok (it's not a huge venue):
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Hmmm......only the left half the photo shows up......
Have a look here for the whole view:
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The Breeze wrote:Hey maybe all those standing could sit down like we were at a Spacemen 3 gig? ....and light up a few doobies? :D
Sounds good. Glowsticks as well!
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Cheapster wrote:
bisonheed wrote:Never been to the RAH before so this should be a fitting first gig for the venue. (I'm short, and standing - might take the yellow pages)
Here's a pretty accurate photo of what the view is like (although I don't imagine that the people in the background seats will be standing up at Spz). The stage isn't that high, but the view is usually ok (it's not a huge venue):
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Hmmm......only the left half the photo shows up......
Have a look here for the whole view:
http://www.andreharry.com/music/thekillers

Better get myself some Slade style shoes on the go...
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cottonfever wrote:Is this seating plan for the gig and are the blank squares already taken ?
I *believe* that the blank squares are the privately owned seats. They sold these (for £100 each for 999 years!) when they built the RAH, to help fund the building. So those tickets don't go on general sale.

However, many of the private seats are resold by the box office if the owners don't want to use them. This is often quite late in the day, a week or two before the gig, so can be a great source of some of the best tickets late in the day, without paying a premium. Enjoy this gig, it'll be a treat. I've been there three times in the last week for the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs - always a special experience!
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AlecSp wrote:
cottonfever wrote:Is this seating plan for the gig and are the blank squares already taken ?
I *believe* that the blank squares are the privately owned seats. They sold these (for £100 each for 999 years!) when they built the RAH, to help fund the building. So those tickets don't go on general sale.

However, many of the private seats are resold by the box office if the owners don't want to use them. This is often quite late in the day, a week or two before the gig, so can be a great source of some of the best tickets late in the day, without paying a premium. Enjoy this gig, it'll be a treat. I've been there three times in the last week for the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs - always a special experience!
That is correct. I went to see Nick Cave there a good few years ago (with Tim Rose supporting - blew my fucking mind) and I was with some mates, one of whom was in a wheelchair, when we got to the disabled area it was set up behind a speaker stack and you couldn't see a thing so we went back to the front of house and moaned like crazy - the upshot of which was that a very nice bloke let us in to one of the private boxes and we had drinks bought to us, and as we were going both nights he told us to go back and see him and he sent us straight up to the same box again - it was well cushy!!! Those were two nights my mate didn't mind being in his chair.
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I shall be standing! It's how I like it really.
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SOooooo, has anyone solidified plans for the October shows?

I'm thinking about doing all three in October, but don't know anyone else who is. Most likely training it in between the three shows. It would be fun if other Spz fans made the journey(s) with me!
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Re: Royal Albert Hall, October 11th, 2011.

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I'll be going to the Leamington show as it's on my doorstep, then next day down to London on the train for RAH (will prob stop in a hotel somewhere, still need to sort that)
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Re: Royal Albert Hall, October 11th, 2011.

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I'm going to Edinburgh and Albert Hall... I dunno whether to go to Leamington Spa... I wanna go but I'm really skint... maybe it's time to start flogging stuff... this is Spiritualized after all...

Only five weeks to go and it all kicks off... I'm stupidly excited! I wonder if we will hear any new tunes...
and through wax seals and padlocks...a hand through my ribcage...past the choking I saw palms and fingers grasping shoulders...collarbone...crushing...I imagined myself hacking desperately at a sea of appendages...freeing myself like a butcher...
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Re: Royal Albert Hall, October 11th, 2011.

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I know! I'm really excited too...even though it's been dead on the forums.

I'll be going to all three. We need to start scheduling the meetups again. Anyone who knows each area care to suggest watering holes?
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Re: Royal Albert Hall, October 11th, 2011.

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toomilk wrote: Anyone who knows each area care to suggest watering holes?
Pass. I'm not familiar with the surrounding area of the RAH, but I'd bet there's a really expensive pub not too far away. I remember going into a pub that had a bookcase for a toilet door but I think that was near to the US Embassy which is probably just that bit too far away.

ps.... I've booked a £1.50 (virgin) train ticket back from London to Birmingham.
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Re: Royal Albert Hall, October 11th, 2011.

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Shaun wrote:
toomilk wrote: Anyone who knows each area care to suggest watering holes?
Pass. I'm not familiar with the surrounding area of the RAH, but I'd bet there's a really expensive pub not too far away. I remember going into a pub that had a bookcase for a toilet door but I think that was near to the US Embassy which is probably just that bit too far away.

ps.... I've booked a £1.50 (virgin) train ticket back from London to Birmingham.
The closest pub is the Queens Arms at:

30 Queens Gate Mews,
South Kensington,
London,
SW7 5QL

It doesn’t look more than a five minute walk to the RAH and a 10 minute (tops) walk from Gloucester Road Tube Station. Website here: http://www.thequeensarmskensington.co.uk/

Seems like a decent enough place although being in a pretty swish part of town don't expect much change out of £4.00 for a pint :?

In fact, don't expect any change at all.
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Re: Royal Albert Hall, October 11th, 2011.

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Queens Arms it is. Anyone else OK with this?

How about Leamington? Edinburgh? C'mon, this is two and half weeks away!
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Re: Royal Albert Hall, October 11th, 2011.

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I'm up for the Queens Arms, handy cos im staying 2 mins away :)
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