I have floor tix row 5, center. I don't mind standing to get closer, but I want to know from people if its worth fighting for if I have row 5 reserved? Thoughts Please.
i've always had reserved for Eric never been in the pit.
i agree, pit is where you have to be. I am in the NYC area and have gotten there 4hours early and have no problem being right up front. I dont mind waiting bc its totally worth it. I just take a book (bc i am usually solo) to pass the time or make new friends to chat with. good luck!!
How early did you all get there for the pit? I've been to some shows and walked right up against the stage without having to wait, but I've been to others for other artists and got there at noon and still wasn't the first one there. I'm going to Pikeville Saturday and would like to get right up front. Any suggestions?
Thanks, he is really excited!
I'm sure your son will be fine. Just tell him to stand his ground, and get to the show early so he can get right up front. Once there he can hang on to the barrier and not suffer too much :)
I got pit tickets for my 14 year old son, and i hope i don't regret it, but he is also 6' tall, so hopefully he wont' have any problems. This is his first concert and he LOVES Eric Church, so I hope he will really enjoy being that close.
At least for Eric Church I would absolutely say go for the pit unless you have a real problem with people being close to you. You just have to hold your ground and create a little space.
Seeing Eric a few times in small clubs and being used to that - being in the pit is a lot like that. I was in the pit in Fort Wayne and you really do get "lost in the show" and the fact you're in a big arena doesn't matter. You're right there.
I was in Battle Creek two days before and we sat in the seats to the side. Still a good spot but it really feels like you're not a part of the show. After experiencing both so close, for me it's so worth it to be up front.
P.S. the pit in Fort Wayne held 500 people but there was room for probably 1000. So, if you didn't want to be right in the front you could scoot to the backside of the pit and have all the room you wanted but still be 25-30 feet from the stage. And you would be standing in front of the guy in "Row 1"
a catwalk?? when did he start using that? he didn't have one in Southaven!! wonder if that is why some venues are making the entire floor GA/Pit??
Loved the pit! I went to the show in Fort Wayne last night, we were second row at the end of the catwalk! I am very short (5'3") but I had a great view the entire time! (That can be so frustrating for us shorties!) Plus, we didnt have to stand outside before the show, we walked right in so we didnt even bother with taking our coats! Now I am regretting getting reserved seats for the Columbus, OH show... so if you ask me, the pit is where its at :)
Personally I prefer pit over reserved. I never sit at a concert so I like the GA, Then I have a chance to get closer than if it's a reserved seat. Plus it's fun to join the party of everybody down in the pit. That being said the pit isn't for everybody. Drew is right if you're not going to be in the pit get tickets in the lower bowl so you have a better view of the stage.
first, LeaChristie - THANKS for looking for an open thread on Pit questions instead of starting another new thread ... it really helps to keep the redundant posts to a minimum - THANK YOU for you forum etiquette :D
The coat in the pit -- unless the venue has a coat check (which brings other issues itself), you can either freeze while outside in line and not wear one .... or you will have to hold on to it once you are inside.
I usually choose to layer a jean shirt over a long-sleeve tshirt so that all I have to keep up with is the jean shirt.
Have fun and come back and tell us about your show!!
To all the Pit veterans out there... what do you do with your coat? This will be my first time in the pit and I plan on getting to the venue early! But I'm sure its going to be cold standing outside for hours! Any suggestions?
I can get row 2 reserved but I'm thinking I'll have to stand the entire time anyway to see over the standing pit. So I'm going to the pit to get a little closer.
I just bought my tix for the Hoffman Estates show. I went back and forth between the premium seats or the GA Pit option of the VIP tix. Deciding factor came down to something my bf said about his best concert experience was being down close to the stage for a Kenny concert. I've been to several Pit style concert preceeding the Coca Zero 500 at Daytona and I had no complaints.
I couldn't agree with you more! I much prefer the GA only shows or at least the pit versus reserved floor.
On a side note though, if I couldn't get pit tickets I would probably go for reserved lower bowl so I can see better than on the floor.
Personally, I like the pit tickets rather than floor. Pit you are in front of the floor reserved seats. You don't have an actual seat number and row but you are closer. Yes, you have to get there earlier to be ahead of the others in the pit. I'm 20, soon to be 21 so maybe its just my age. I personally enjoy the general admission concerts.
In the past when I've had VIP tickets it didn't matter if I was in the general admission, pit general admission, or reserved floor seats. Basically VIP usually means you get an "add on" or some kind of special perks. VIP technically tends to have nothing to do with your actual seating, but each artist does do things differently.
For example at my last concert that I had VIP access to we had an area that was for VIP ticket holders only and included our own bar area (with hard liquor, beer, etc) & also our own restroom facilities/not porta potties.
I prefer pit over reserved seats however that can sometimes put a dent in the checkbook because of the people that purchase them to resell them at a higher price. I've had 2nd row, 5th row, etc but I like the "environment" of the pits & being able to enjoy the party with the others. To be honest though, being first 10 rows to the front of the stage is probably about the same experience no matter where you're sitting. I'm sure the "fighting" can depend on many things: venue, artist, ages allowed into the show, etc...basically what I’m saying is…..I'd highly recommend it! *two thumbs up*
I have never seen a “VIP” offer like Eric does and although I’ve never done that, that sounds amazing! If it wasn’t for Christmas around the corner I would have definitely done that!
I have FL2 Row A. I have been to many, many concerts of various artists but have never had VIP seats as "GENERAL PIT" admission. I am aways willing to spend more money so as to not have to fight the crowds! Nope I am confused???
Why spend $200 in a VIP Package if you are going to get shoved to the back? I can't seem to get an answer. Not even Ticketmaster was sure?