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#21 ReGorLaTroy

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 05:30 PM

For one of the shows on the last tour we were in the 10h row.

I'm 5'8" and must have been around the tallest Rush fans in the world.

I had to keep moving about to see past a shoulder here, in between two people there.

I did not find the evening to be enjoyable to be completely honest.

I spent most of the show on my toes.

Won't risk that again.

I'm happy in the first lower section from the stage...perfect vantage point.

Anything past row 3-5 is a risky proposition for the vertically challenged.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 11:46 PM

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View PostLa Villa Lyrics, on 06 February 2015 - 09:31 PM, said:

Hi!

I don't go to a lot of concerts and this is my first time on the floor for a Rush show - row 10.  SO EXCITED.  

Any advice on how to get the most out of the evening?

I'm 5'5" - how much heel do I need to be able to see?

I want to hear everything (of course) but people will wear ear plugs, right?  Do you guys have advice on a brand or decibel rating?  

Thanks!
At 5'5" you should be able to get on some guy's shoulders.  As a female, security will probably let you cheat forward too!

I wouldn't count on that. :lol:

Yeah, that seems... unlikely.  On the CA tour, I had great seats up the side and it was AWESOME but I couldn't stand up without blocking people and my neighbors were some loud fellows talking *over the songs* about lawn care.  :facepalm:  This time I wanted to get on the floor so I could stand and rock out a little. I assume most people up front will share my enthusiasm. (Right?)  Do people really "cheat forward"?  Would you say the atmosphere is generally friendly or aggressive (if you're a woman)?
For the second set, people move forward to stand in the aisles and against the stage...or have at every show I've attended.

Not at Rush shows they don't. You're reachin' dude. YOU do that. Rush shows are pretty controlled and regulated per band request.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 11:58 PM

View PostLa Villa Lyrics, on 06 February 2015 - 09:31 PM, said:

Hi!

I don't go to a lot of concerts and this is my first time on the floor for a Rush show - row 10.  SO EXCITED.  

Any advice on how to get the most out of the evening?

I'm 5'5" - how much heel do I need to be able to see?

I want to hear everything (of course) but people will wear ear plugs, right?  Do you guys have advice on a brand or decibel rating?  

Thanks!

Def bring ear plugs. The foam ones work fine, you just adjust them accordingly when you find a decent decibel mix for your preference. Tinnitus sucks. You don't wanna get that from your first show. Rush shows aren't bad like harder rock arena shows, but they can still be pretty loud. Depends on where they position the speakers in your venue.

10th row floor are good seats, but not necessarily for shorties. In your particular case, you have to hope you have shorties in front of you. Otherwise if it's too frustrating, you can ask venue staff if they can find you seats in the lower bowl loge (with tiered rows) where you might find an empty seat with unobstructed views. Going to shows when you're a shortie (like me), you generally never want floor seats unless you're in the first three rows, or if the band has a significantly elevated stage setup (usually not the case). :)

Don't drink much. Nothing's worse than getting wrecked so much you miss enjoying the essence of the magic of the symbiosis between caliber artists like Rush, still the best power trio on the planet! and the audience. :)  Rush crowds are an entity unto themselves.

And DON'T try to seat crash up front. You didn't pay for those seats, it's not nice and generally security will either boot you back or you'll get ejected from the venue outright. Plus, it's bad concert karma.

First show Rush! You must be excited. :)

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 12:29 AM

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View PostLa Villa Lyrics, on 06 February 2015 - 09:31 PM, said:

Hi!

I don't go to a lot of concerts and this is my first time on the floor for a Rush show - row 10.  SO EXCITED.  

Any advice on how to get the most out of the evening?

I'm 5'5" - how much heel do I need to be able to see?

I want to hear everything (of course) but people will wear ear plugs, right?  Do you guys have advice on a brand or decibel rating?  

Thanks!
At 5'5" you should be able to get on some guy's shoulders.  As a female, security will probably let you cheat forward too!

I wouldn't count on that. :lol:

Yeah, that seems... unlikely.  On the CA tour, I had great seats up the side and it was AWESOME but I couldn't stand up without blocking people and my neighbors were some loud fellows talking *over the songs* about lawn care.  :facepalm:  This time I wanted to get on the floor so I could stand and rock out a little. I assume most people up front will share my enthusiasm. (Right?)  Do people really "cheat forward"?  Would you say the atmosphere is generally friendly or aggressive (if you're a woman)?
For the second set, people move forward to stand in the aisles and against the stage...or have at every show I've attended.

Not at Rush shows they don't. You're reachin' dude. YOU do that. Rush shows are pretty controlled and regulated per band request.

I guess we've attended different shows.


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 04:13 PM

Bring earplugs and I would also recommend a pair of boots.  My wife is an inch shorter than the OP and never can see anything from the floor.  We went to a Depeche Mode show a couple of years ago and saw a woman with a huge pair of boots that must have boosted her height at least 4-5 inches.  Not just the heels, it was like a pair of heavy duty combat boots.  You'll probably wish you had a pair.

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:18 PM

No, don't ear plugs. Use the ones that still let the sound through, but just reduce decibel level.

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 12:58 AM

View PostRUDT, on 08 February 2015 - 03:35 PM, said:

Don't get any floor sets next time... :codger:

View PostRUDT, on 08 February 2015 - 03:35 PM, said:

Don't get any floor sets next time... :codger:

I'm 5'0 and have never been able to see no matter where I sit.  Since there probably won't be a next time, I've got floor seats, and I'm going to Rock!

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 01:02 AM

View PostReGorLaTroy, on 08 February 2015 - 05:30 PM, said:

For one of the shows on the last tour we were in the 10h row.

I'm 5'8" and must have been around the tallest Rush fans in the world.

I had to keep moving about to see past a shoulder here, in between two people there.

I did not find the evening to be enjoyable to be completely honest.

I spent most of the show on my toes.

Won't risk that again.

I'm happy in the first lower section from the stage...perfect vantage point.

Anything past row 3-5 is a risky proposition for the vertically challenged.


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 01:15 AM

View PostOn TheRoad To Adventure, on 12 February 2015 - 12:58 AM, said:

I'm 5'0 and have never been able to see no matter where I sit.  Since there probably won't be a next time, I've got floor seats, and I'm going to Rock!

Maybe there should be a section for little people who rock.

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 02:07 PM

View Postgoose, on 11 February 2015 - 12:29 AM, said:

View PostVan Squalen, on 10 February 2015 - 11:46 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 07 February 2015 - 10:38 PM, said:

View PostLa Villa Lyrics, on 07 February 2015 - 01:21 AM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 07 February 2015 - 12:39 AM, said:

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View PostLa Villa Lyrics, on 06 February 2015 - 09:31 PM, said:

Hi!

I don't go to a lot of concerts and this is my first time on the floor for a Rush show - row 10.  SO EXCITED.  

Any advice on how to get the most out of the evening?

I'm 5'5" - how much heel do I need to be able to see?

I want to hear everything (of course) but people will wear ear plugs, right?  Do you guys have advice on a brand or decibel rating?  

Thanks!
At 5'5" you should be able to get on some guy's shoulders.  As a female, security will probably let you cheat forward too!

I wouldn't count on that. :lol:

Yeah, that seems... unlikely.  On the CA tour, I had great seats up the side and it was AWESOME but I couldn't stand up without blocking people and my neighbors were some loud fellows talking *over the songs* about lawn care.  :facepalm:  This time I wanted to get on the floor so I could stand and rock out a little. I assume most people up front will share my enthusiasm. (Right?)  Do people really "cheat forward"?  Would you say the atmosphere is generally friendly or aggressive (if you're a woman)?
For the second set, people move forward to stand in the aisles and against the stage...or have at every show I've attended.

Not at Rush shows they don't. You're reachin' dude. YOU do that. Rush shows are pretty controlled and regulated per band request.

I guess we've attended different shows.


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Yeah, maybe Minnesota people are different than other people, you might be right. :)

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 01:19 PM

View PostAikenrooster, on 11 February 2015 - 08:18 PM, said:

No, don't ear plugs. Use the ones that still let the sound through, but just reduce decibel level.

i went to a store that sells musical instruments and bought ear plugs there.  it was S & A 2007 leg so they're a few years old but still work great.  i spent maybe $20 for them?  i'm sure you can find them online for less than that.

i'll be main floor row 11, i don't think being able to move a little forward will be a problem.... MOST fans are pretty cool of allowing other fans a chance to see.  Heels aren't an option for me so i'll have to rely on the kindness of strangers/fellow fans if seeing the stage will be a problem...  usually if you're shorter than they are, they don't have a problem with it, cuz they can still see!!! :lol:

at the S & A show in Toronto i was behind the tallest MF in the whole arena.  Row 22 i think?  it kinda sucked, but i stood on two chairs pretty much the whole time.  security would tell me to get down, and so i did for a minute, got back up again... :)

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 01:08 PM

I'm 5'3 and I wear 4 inch New Rock platforms so I can see a bit better. It's fine like that - apart from the Montreal gig last tour. Then a 6' 6+ monster stood in front of me, so I went into the aisle. Bouncers we're going to move me, took one look at the guy in front and let me be

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 10:36 PM

View PostLa Villa Lyrics, on 06 February 2015 - 09:31 PM, said:

Hi!

I don't go to a lot of concerts and this is my first time on the floor for a Rush show - row 10.  SO EXCITED.  

Any advice on how to get the most out of the evening?

I'm 5'5" - how much heel do I need to be able to see?

I want to hear everything (of course) but people will wear ear plugs, right?  Do you guys have advice on a brand or decibel rating?  

Thanks!

I'm 5'0" and had row 10 for one show on the CA tour.  I was very fortunate that the 6'3" gentleman in front of me looked back and noticed that I was tiny.  He shuffled over a bit so that I had a better view, and I had a great time thanks to his thoughtfulness! So I hope you'll take comfort in my experience-- I'm sure you'll be fine with 5" on me, especially if you plan to wear a bit of a heel or platform.

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 05:51 PM

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View PostEagleMoon, on 06 February 2015 - 10:40 PM, said:

Oh and don't forget to pee before the concert.  :lol:

Although if you do have to pee, Rush concerts have no line for the ladies' room! :7up:

Oh tell me about it. I'm almost as excited about that as I am about the show itself.... :lol:

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 05:53 PM

View Postbean-tor, on 25 February 2015 - 10:36 PM, said:

View PostLa Villa Lyrics, on 06 February 2015 - 09:31 PM, said:

Hi!

I don't go to a lot of concerts and this is my first time on the floor for a Rush show - row 10.  SO EXCITED.  

Any advice on how to get the most out of the evening?

I'm 5'5" - how much heel do I need to be able to see?

I want to hear everything (of course) but people will wear ear plugs, right?  Do you guys have advice on a brand or decibel rating?  

Thanks!

I'm 5'0" and had row 10 for one show on the CA tour.  I was very fortunate that the 6'3" gentleman in front of me looked back and noticed that I was tiny.  He shuffled over a bit so that I had a better view, and I had a great time thanks to his thoughtfulness! So I hope you'll take comfort in my experience-- I'm sure you'll be fine with 5" on me, especially if you plan to wear a bit of a heel or platform.

That was nice of him to do that. I would suggest for this tour (and for any concert, really) that people make a conscientious effort to look around them and try to remember to be courteous where possible. I am sometimes guilty of stopping somewhere to watch something and forgetting that I might be blocking someone, but I try to be more and more aware of that. :)

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 05:54 PM

View PostXanadu, on 24 March 2015 - 05:51 PM, said:

View Postx1yyz, on 06 February 2015 - 11:07 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 06 February 2015 - 10:40 PM, said:

Oh and don't forget to pee before the concert.  :lol:

Although if you do have to pee, Rush concerts have no line for the ladies' room! :7up:

Oh tell me about it. I'm almost as excited about that as I am about the show itself.... :lol:

That's one nice thing about the intermission in the middle. Usually by the time whatever you bought to drink has gone through you it's time for the break.

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 06:26 PM

I'm done with the floor unless I am in the first row or the last row.
I've accepted the fact that I am never goingtogetthatclose.

Earplugs, usually the clear soft silicone ones you can shape and shove into your ear.
Eat before you go to the show. You'll save some if a little cash.

Have a nice time :)

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 06:28 PM

View PostReGorLaTroy, on 08 February 2015 - 05:30 PM, said:

For one of the shows on the last tour we were in the 10h row.

I'm 5'8" and must have been around the tallest Rush fans in the world.

I had to keep moving about to see past a shoulder here, in between two people there.

I did not find the evening to be enjoyable to be completely honest.

I spent most of the show on my toes.

Won't risk that again.

I'm happy in the first lower section from the stage...perfect vantage point.

Anything past row 3-5 is a risky proposition for the vertically challenged.

Absolutely this ^^^^^^




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