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Has there ever been a concert you were just dying to go see, but by the time you got through on the phone with the box office, the tickets were all sold out? Well get in line! No, really! For some shows, you have to camp out at a ticketing box office overnight to be in line early enough to grab a ticket.
So often today, the demand for concert tickets is larger than the ticket supply. So, if you want those tickets, you have to be one of the first people in line. Of course, there is always the phone and Internet, but in my experience, I’ve always had better luck, and better seats, camping out in line.
First, and most importantly, after you’ve picked the concert you want to see, you need to find out what date and time it goes on sale. The most common on-sale date/time is Saturday mornings at 10:00 am. But, of course, this may vary, so double check. For many performers, there are pre-sales. However, the codes for those sales are usually provided by a fan club membership, which costs extra money. And in today’s economy – who has that?
Secondly, you need to figure out where you’re going to buy the tickets from. There are usually only two options here: Ticketmaster, or the venue box office. You could always get your tickets from a secondary ticket broker, but I’ll get to that later. Ticketmaster has box offices all over the place. So, it would be best to find out which is closer to you: a Ticketmaster location, or the venue itself.
Okay, so now you know where you’re going and when you’re going! Good! But you’re probably still wondering how early you need to get there, huh? Well, that all depends. If it’s a super popular concert, and it’s sold out the last few years in a row, or in the previous cities, where it went on sale first – it’s probably going to be an overnighter. And that’s why you’re reading this anyway – right? So, get your bags packed and grab some friends!
Plan on getting to the location the night before the tickets actually go on sale. In some cases, you may need to get there at least 24 hours before, but let’s assume it’s just an overnighter, and you can get there in the evening, when you get off of work or school, whatever the case may be. The most important thing is a lawn chair! Get that first! Below is the list of other necessities, and any notes I can think of.
Lawn (or camp) chair – once you wake up in the morning, you’ll probably have to take your tent down, but there will still be several hours of waiting ahead of you. Yes, you can stand or sit on the floor, but trust me, after about two hours, you’ll wish you had one of these!
Tent – you might want to check with the location before you bring this. Some places have ordinances against using them in public places, like outside of a store. But, it is helpful to have, in case you are allowed to have one.
Sleeping bag/blankets/pillow – again, how many you need will depend on your comfort zone. Some people only need a sheet to be able to sleep anywhere, some need a little more, so bring whatever feels best for you. And remember, you can always leave stuff in your car and get it only when you need it. No use in hogging the sidewalk if you don’t need to
Water/food/drinks and a cooler – Again, the amount you’ll need to bring depends on you. Just remember though, you probably won’t have access to a refrigerator or any heating device (microwave, oven, toaster), so bring stuff that doesn’t need to be heated up.
The cooler, obviously, will keep things cool. Bottled water, sodas, juice boxes, sandwiches, chips, pretzels, and dip are all great things to have. You could always call for pizza delivery, but I have found some chains don’t deliver unless you have an actual address for them. You could always use the location address, but again, keep it simple.
Money – Yeah, don’t forget you have to pay for those tickets
Friends/cards/games – You will get bored. And if you’re standing in line by yourself, you’ll get real bored around all those strangers. Although, conversations are usually struck up and people tend to bond over their shared experience, it’s still best to bring someone you know along with you.
Alright, so now you should be packed up and ready to go! Another great reason to bring a friend is that you’ll have someone to hold your place in line. So, grab your friend too and get to the box office! As soon as you get there, stake out your spot in line. Set up your tent, or whatever you have. Then, get comfortable.
I did wait in line once for HFStival tickets, and the woman at the front of the line had been doing this for years. So, she started a list – as soon as someone else got it line, their name was added to the list. This helped to keep things fair in line – there was no “cutting” the line; everyone knew who everyone else was, and where their spot was. You could do this, if you’re first in line, but don’t feel that it’s required.
So, assuming you’ve made it through the night, wake up early and put your tent and other bulky items back in the car, or out of the way somehow. Once those doors open, you don’t want to be tripping over someone’s stuff, trying to get in the door. Conversely, you don’t want your things to be trampled. Also, once all the bulky stuff is gone, the line seems like it gets shorter – YAY! It doesn’t actually – you’re just closer to the people in front of you, but by then, any seeming success feels great!
Set out your lawn or camp chair, and get ready to wait some more. Hopefully, someone in line will offer to make a coffee and bagel run, or you could do this yourself. Again, if you have that friend with you, he or she can hold down both of your spots while you go to the coffee shop, or wherever.
Once the doors open, get your butt moving to get those great tickets! Once it’s your turn, the ticket agent (the person behind the counter at the ticket machine) will ask you how many tickets you need, and then will tell you what seats are available. Get them! The seating options only get worse the longer you wait. Then, pay the money and enjoy the show!
For those who were unsuccessful, or who don’t feel like doing all that work: The secondary ticket broker will be your best bet. A secondary ticket broker is not affiliated with the box office, performer, or venue in any way. They are a company that buys and sells tickets on the secondary market. So, the prices for the tickets will probably be higher, but you’ll have a variety of seating locations (want 3rd row on the floor? No problem!).
There are many secondary ticket brokers out there. However, make sure, if you decide to purchase tickets this way, that the broker is registered with the Better Business Bureau, and the National Association of Ticket Brokers. You want to make sure you’re buying from a legit place, after all. Also, let’s say you waited in line and got those great tickets you wanted, and for some reason, you can’t make it to the show after all.
Ticketmaster and most box offices do not have refund or return policies. Again, this is where secondary brokers work to your advantage. Most brokers also buy tickets. So if you can’t make it to a show, call a broker, and see if you can’t at least get your money back by selling them your ticket!
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Bollywood is generally called as filmistan due to its film genre for which it gets tremendous popularity all over the world. Here, Every Friday, a new movies release, so movie fans have a desire to know the upcoming release movie on this Friday in theaters. They use TV channels & online bollywood news updater. Moviesthisfriday.com is one of the online portals which give the bollywood news, movie reviews, and song lyrics.
Mostly those bollywood fans love to watch 1st show of new released movie, they keep touch with online bollywood updaters to know for upcoming movies in 2013. For those, Every Friday is being important. A reason behind that Bollywood has been able to give a unique presenting of movies according to the demand of the bollywood fans. Directors/ Producers make movies for every age of people. A colorful world of bollywood is only a way to get refreshment from the work. Some people go to see movies in theaters after reading the movie reviews. Firstly, they want to know how much the collection of the movies? Is it gets fame or not? Is it hit or not? We answer all the confusions about the movies in our website.
In this article, we make a list of highest Bollywood Box Office Collection of movies in last year. Recently in 2013, Movie Ye Jawani Hai Diwani is first movie which has grossed 270 crore in the new season. In last season 2012, Agneepath, Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore, Bol Bachchan, Ek tha Tiger, Jab Tak hai Jaan, Dabangg 2, Barfi, Son of Sardar are the movies which cross earning records of 100 crore. These are the big block buster of that season. If we see the records in the grossing of all worlds, then the movie Jab tak Hai Jaan earned highest money.
Ghajini (2008) of Aamir Khan is first movie in bollywood which earns 100 crore in 18 days. Aamir Khan made 6 packs body for this movie and the look of Aamir Khan liked most in the movie. For this reason, movie earned 100 crore. This is the brief detail of Famous Box Office Hits movies. Like, this important information we provide bollywood stars wallpapers, bollywood stars gossips, movies details of past/upcoming. Bollywood movies song’s lyrics are also provided on our bollywood portal. After movie release, we give review of the movie before others. It is the best thing of our website. Facebook & Google+ follow options make your touch easy with us.
Monadnock Building ~ Chicago IL ~ Staircase
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The Monadnock Building (historically the Monadnock Block; pronounced /məˈnædnɒk/ mə-nad-nok), is a skyscraper located at 53 West Jackson Boulevard in the south Loop community area of Chicago,Illinois. The north half of the building was designed by the firm of Burnham & Root and built in 1891. The tallest commercial load-bearing masonry building ever constructed, it employed the first portal system of wind bracing in America. Its decorative staircases represent the first use of aluminum in building construction. The south half, constructed in 1893, was designed by by Holabird & Roche and is similar in color and profile to the original, but the design is more traditionally ornate. When completed, it was the largest office building in the world. The success of the building was the catalyst for an important new business center at the southern end of the Loop.
Burnham & Root and Holabird & Roche
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For people who like to think of themselves as being theater buffs and who try to take in as many theatrical performances as they can, getting hold of discounted show tickets can be quite a thrill. Securing discounts is especially exciting for people who are enamored of the grand shows on Broadway, which can cost upwards of $ 100 and more per seat. At those prices, purchasing tickets through the box office can get so expensive that it limits how often they can attend such theatrical events.
The fact is that not as many people these days can afford to pay full price for their theater tickets and still be able to enjoy as many shows as they would like to take in. And, for those who are traveling to New York City and are already dealing with the increasing price of air tickets and hotel accommodations these days, it is even more important to try to find the best ticket prices in order to be able to enjoy as many of the Broadway spectacles as possible during their visit.
The good news is that in today’s internet age, there are more options than ever for finding cheap tickets and avoid paying the full price that the box office charges for live productions. There are now several different internet sites where theater buffs can go to find discount codes and coupons for various event tickets. Some even have special promotions and contests for free tickets.
These special websites are designed particularly for people who are able to plan well in advance and buy tickets to the Broadway shows early in the season. Often, these discount ticketing websites also function as a marketing and promotional arm of the big shows by helping to kick off ticket sales of new shows or help increase the ticket sales, especially if one of the shows is lagging somewhat in popularity.
These sites often have access to special discount coupon codes that can be used to make online ticket purchases through the site. At the same time, sometimes you can use these codes or coupons and take them right to the box office and receive your discount at that time. These sites are typically listed as part of the guidebook to the Broadway shows.
There are some restrictions on some of these discounts and generally is a limited selection of showtimes tickets to choose from. This is so that the ticket sales can be regulated somewhat and so that discounts are not given for show times that are the most popular. Instead, many of the cheap tickets available will be for matinees and evening performances, Monday through Thursday.
Those who attend the theater often have learned that it is best to buy tickets early in a new theater season, in order to have an opportunity to secure discounts on the tickets. It is also a good idea to inquire at the box office about special discounts that are available that you might qualify for, such as senior or student discounts, or discounts for purchasing tickets to multiple performances or season tickets.
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Often these days, newly released films in movie theatres are touted to be the next top box office hits, yet fall short of the hype that accompanies the impending release. While this is disappointing to all movie lovers, it can be particularly frustrating for people who buy the DVDs of these movies without having seen them in the theater first.
The biggest problem arises when upcoming movies are touted as being the next top box office hits and then simply do not live up to the promotions and publicity. Many people purchase these top movies from a list of hits without having seen them in the theater first. When they do this they often feel the money they spent on the DVD was a complete waste, as well as a waste of their time, spent watching a poor quality movie.
It seems that more and more often, the movies that become box office hits often get to that position more because of the movie trailers and the media hype that surrounds the movie than it does because it was an excellent production. Even worse, often these movies end up being nothing like what was portrayed in the trailers, as often only the best parts are shown, leaving little else that is worth watching.
One of the best ways to sidestep this frustration is to go high-tech for a solution and sift through all of the supposedly top-rated, box office shows. More and more people are finding the best value in entertainment to be the new movie download sites that allow their members to download unlimited movies and watch them either on their computer or on their television.
This way, people can eliminate the need to deal with the crowds at the movie theaters and also skip the expense and hassle of renting DVDs. Instead, they are able to simply download the top new movies and not really worry about whether or not the movie lives up to all of the hype and promotion. If they like it, they can either save it on their computer for later viewing, or they can buy the DVD if they really liked it.
There are more and more of these movie download sites becoming available all the time. Most of them offer a flat fee membership that allows you to download an unlimited number of top movies during the month. Many people buy additional hard drives to store the movies that they love, and they are able to simply delete the ones that did not live up to their expectations.
Downer Theater Box Office
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"And so, my friends, we’ll say goodnight,
for time has claimed his prize,
but tonight can always last,
as long as we keep alive,
the mem’ries of Paradise"
— "A.D. 1958" by Styx from the album "Paradise Theater"
The Downer Theater box office and front entry. Downer Avenue, East Side, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Every single weekend, the top box office movies are ranked in terms of the millions and millions of dollars of generated weekend box office sales. Producers of movies can quickly and easily get a feel for how successful their movie will be overall based on the box office receipts for the opening weekend. In many cases, they can also predict how many DVDs of the movie they will eventually sell based on the opening weekend ticket sales.
There is no doubt that Americans do love their movies and many people make their decisions about what they will be doing for their entertainment over the weekend based on the lists of the top movies for the week. And, even with the high cost of ticket prices for the movie theaters these days, millions of people spend the money so that they can see the top box office movies on the big screen.
As popular as movie theaters continue to be, more and more people are enjoying having their favorite movies on DVDs so that they have a library of movie titles that they can choose from. This allows people to pop a DVD into their DVD player at any time and sit back with their feet up to watch the movies that they enjoy the most.
An increasing number of homes these days are now built with extensive home theater systems that allow people to avoid having to schedule their lives around the movie showtimes at the theater. Instead of buying movie theater tickets, they just buy DVDs of the movies they have grown to love and that they would like to watch over and over again or to share with friends and family members.
These home theaters provide people with convenience and privacy so that they can enjoy their movies without leaving their abodes. Many of the high end home theaters include very large screens that rival the screens in the movie theaters and they also have incredibly good sound systems as well that really make the most of the digital quality of the picture and sound.
Not only are the more current top movies on DVD, but there are many older, classic movies being re-released these days on DVDs so that people can enjoy having all of the benefits of this digital technology in their homes. In many cases, movies on DVD even include many extra features, such as alternate languages, interviews with the director and the actors, and even deleted scenes that never made it to the version that was shown in the movie theaters.
Creating a substantial DVD library is a terrific way to have a sense that there is always something on hand for entertainment, regardless of what else is going on in the movie industry. With a wide array of DVDs in your library, you can choose your favorite romantic movie to share with a loved one on a cold and stormy night, unwind from a day filled with stress by kicking back and watching a favorite comedy show, or view whatever other type of movie that will improve your mood and make your day.
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