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dishevelled
01-19-2015, 09:13 PM
I've been a fan since '99, but something has always come up when he's toured in my area; 11 Feb. at the Fillmore in Denver will be the first MM show I have attended.

First and foremost, I'm a NIN fan. I've always been on the rail for Trent, or as close as I can get (just behind the disabled at Red Rocks, for instance). I will queue up massively early to get a good spot.

I'm wondering just how early I need to be out there for Manson. The show, last I checked, is not even sold out yet, and it's a small venue -- something like 3700 capacity. It's also February in Colorado, so I'm not looking forward to potential snow, and freezing my ass off for hours. Doors open at 6:30.

I'm 5-foot-nothing, so getting the rail ensures that I can breathe, and am not squished between taller people (2nd row is a world apart from the rail, and a million times less comfortable for a short person like me).

If anyone has queued up for Manson recently, at what time did a reasonable line start to form? Do I need to be there before noon? Are MM fans insane enough to be out in the AM during Colorado winter?

Thanks for any and all replies.

Terrapin
01-20-2015, 04:27 AM
The last show I arrived to was around 10:00 a.m. and there were already two fans waiting (although, we became good friends during the wait and I got front and center anyway). There's others here with much more experience in this matter than I, but I'd recommend showing up around 10 to get a spot you want.

DarkBlood
01-20-2015, 09:41 AM
I have been to many Manson shows
The last 4 I attended in the years of 2012-2013
I was in the front to all of them, all the shows I attended the doors opened at 7 pm
I usually got in line about the same time at all of them around 11:30-Noon and there is usually a few people already there
In my opinion it is well worth it because the show and experience are that much better
I am going to the one in Milwaukee on Feb 7th and plan on doing the same thing

Cringeon
01-20-2015, 11:18 AM
Beware of crazy fuckers who will claw, pull hair, elbow, push etc to try and get your spot. Seems to be the younger female variety lol
A good trick is that if someone behind you starts acting like they are in pain or need help to try and steal a spot, just tell the security in front that person is in distress and needs to get out of the pit, cause once they are lifted out they are gone for good haha. It usually shuts the fakers up pretty damn quick.

DecayingSinner
01-20-2015, 11:39 AM
People will wait all day... I've done it. If you want to get a spot on the barrier, you better get there before 10am. I've waited all day and then got screwed when going through security and ended up in the second row.

FeedYourHead
01-20-2015, 11:56 AM
You could get there at 8am and still have some asshole security guard or someone who doesn't know what they're doing at the venue fuck everything up for you. It's infuriating but I see it happen at almost every show. Get there at 10am the latest and talk to everyone around you in line - people who wait literally all day together tend to look out for each other in the pit and make sure everyone is where they belong. Also anyone who waits in line all day is generally awesome to make friends with regardless. But yeah, 10am the latest.

TheDevilBeneathMyFeet
01-21-2015, 12:29 PM
the Show i am going to is at 8pm x-x i was going to get there around 3pm but should i get there sooner?
I Don't mind being in one of the first few 2-4 rows

FeedYourHead
01-21-2015, 01:22 PM
the Show i am going to is at 8pm x-x i was going to get there around 3pm but should i get there sooner?
I Don't mind being in one of the first few 2-4 rows

Maybe 1pm to be safe? I've noticed a definitive trend in marilyn manson line waiting, in that a group of people will start the line at 8am, and LITERALLY NO ONE ELSE EVER shows up until around 1-2pm. That being said, if you don't mind being in "rows" 2-4, my best suggestion would be 1pm.

Also, has anyone else noticed this trend as well? Is it just a northeast thing?

TheDevilBeneathMyFeet
01-21-2015, 11:37 PM
Maybe 1pm to be safe? I've noticed a definitive trend in marilyn manson line waiting, in that a group of people will start the line at 8am, and LITERALLY NO ONE ELSE EVER shows up until around 1-2pm. That being said, if you don't mind being in "rows" 2-4, my best suggestion would be 1pm.

Also, has anyone else noticed this trend as well? Is it just a northeast thing?

My Boyfriend who i'm going with is going to think i'm crazy lol. At least we can save each others spot for bathroom breaks. Hopefully it won't be that cold either, i don't really want to have to check in my jacket/coat.
Who knows i might luck out. I think Noon-1 is a good idea.
This is my first "Real" Concert. All my others have been sitting down like at nikon theater or small city venues. I'm excited but still freaked that i might fuck it up

Shock Hazard
01-22-2015, 02:49 AM
I had a fast lane ticket and arrived there around 4:30. Still got a decent spot up front near the middle. But the center went to "the most passionate fan." SIze for many didn't seem to matter as long as they could see and get as close as possible.

NapalmHeart
01-22-2015, 03:00 PM
Be there early and make friends with some tall guys that can stand next to you. Also, work with the security people. Have your ticket and bag etc. ready to be checked. I always tell them "there's a phone, a wallet and keys in my pockets, that's it". This usually speeds up the whole process. Also, once you're in: Run. They're gonna tell you to slow down, but in these 2 minutes you have to become a professional quarterback.

I don't know how Manson fans in the US are, and if there's a difference between a summer show and a cold ass winter show, but my general rule is: Don't risk getting there late. I've seen crazy NIN crowds and lame NIN crowds, crazy Manson crowds and lame Manson crowds. I'd say go there at noon. Doors open early, so it's not that long of a wait.

Lucille
01-22-2015, 11:03 PM
I'm soo fucking scared that for once I'm not going to get front and centre! Usually I'm the crazy person that shows up at 8am or earlier and then waits around all day (and yes, usually everyone else starts gathering at around 1-2pm), but this time I both have class that day and I won't be in the city until early afternoon. Also the friend that is coming with me gets off work at 5pm and therefore I'm saving her a spot in line. So I am toootally fucked. :( Anyone going to the Feb 2nd Toronto show and lining up early, help a sistah out? Save me a spot in line? I'll bring you a burger!

The Overman
01-23-2015, 12:01 AM
Manson shows are much better in the winter.

Golden Eel
01-24-2015, 03:27 PM
I was there at 8am and there was a person before me. A few people started showing up around 11. It took a while after that before there were considerably more people. But even if you get there at 8am, watch out for the insane fan girls because they will be 'friendly' just to sneak ahead of you. They'll get into huge dramatic fights even between themselves over spots. I've never seen such ridiculous high-school drama over spots in line, so it must be a Manson thing. Standing in a line is a pretty simple straight-forward concept, but these chicks manage to turn it into quite an ordeal. He certainly attracts crazy.

TheDevilBeneathMyFeet
01-25-2015, 05:50 AM
I just found out its supposed to snow the day of the concert x-x I was going t get there at noon, the show is at 8pm. I don't know what to do now if it's going to be snowing in the low teens all day. Any advice?!

MrPogo
01-27-2015, 01:43 PM
Long time ago (think it was 2003), but Vegas was an exception to the rule; we got to the venue (which was a House of Blues inside the hotel we were staying at [Mandalay Bay I think]) about 30 minutes before the doors opened and there were only about half a dozen people ahead of us in the line, so got on the barrier with pretty much no waiting at all!