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Topic # 205894 1-Dec-2016 16:03
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Hi all I just read this http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11758448

I personally think way over the top.




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  Reply # 1680779 1-Dec-2016 16:21
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Im not too strung up on them anyway, so wont be attending. They are not bad... just a bit meh.

 

I think its a bit ridiculous.






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  Reply # 1680781 1-Dec-2016 16:22
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Any other items deemed by Stadium management or the promoter to be illegal, dangerous or a nuisance to yourself or others

 

So if they decide your car keys look menacing, you're out of luck.

 

One sealed water bottle (up to 1 litre) is permitted. Please note, lids will be removed at point of entry

 

yeah....  

 

and no branded or commercial food and drinks, including takeaways. You have got to be kidding.

 

Glad I'm not going, and if that list becomes the norm, I'll never bother with another live concert again. At least I'll save some cash.





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  Reply # 1680801 1-Dec-2016 18:02
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This is normal for Vector. Just a different venue.

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  Reply # 1680822 1-Dec-2016 18:39
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LOL They obviously think of themselves quite highly, personally I wouldn't go regardless, but now even less inclined :) 

 

 


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  Reply # 1680825 1-Dec-2016 19:01
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I've been going to some pretty heavy concerts for 25+ years now so none of this is out of the ordinary in my experience.  Maybe not so much for a band for Coldplay but there's always an undesirable element at any concert so the venue/promoter is just covering their back.

 

That said the best restriction I can think of for a Coldplay concert is to not allow Coldplay to attend.  


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  Reply # 1680828 1-Dec-2016 19:20
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The price was my restriction.


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  Reply # 1680830 1-Dec-2016 19:33
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I fail to see how allowing you to take in your own food but not purchased food is even remotely plausible as a restriction that is "clearly for the safety of the band and everyone else at the show". Are they saying that home cooked chicken drumsticks are safe, but KFC drumsticks constitute a lethal weapon?

 

Also, I understand (and agree with) banning offensive weapons. But how does a tiny little glow stick get classed as an offensive weapon?

 

Finally, what purpose does taking the lids off water bottles serve?

 

Fortunately, I'm not a Coldplay fan. But if I was, this nonsense would probably cause me to give the concert a miss.

 

 


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  Reply # 1680835 1-Dec-2016 20:09
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Pretty normal, guess they just want everything to be peaceful at the concert. But I don't see that could happen, been to many concerts, there's always a small group of people causing problem.

 

I remember at Eagles concert, one older man just use his plastic beer cup throw at people at the concert. End up having a fight and being remove from the stadium. Even those drinks cups and food packaging sell at the concert can be use as "weapon". Unless all the concerts ban everything,  no sales for drinks and foods, don't think anyone would attend those concert.


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  Reply # 1680840 1-Dec-2016 20:10
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^Glow sticks contain corrosive liquid don't they?

 

Agree about the bottles, I've always HATED the lid removal thing at venues.  


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  Reply # 1680848 1-Dec-2016 20:37
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^Glow sticks contain corrosive liquid don't they?

 

Agree about the bottles, I've always HATED the lid removal thing at venues.  

 

 

No - completely non toxic, however, don't cut them open and pour the contents into your hair, the ingredients are separated by a glass vial that is broken, so shards of glass end up in your scalp.





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  Reply # 1680849 1-Dec-2016 20:39
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Why do they remove the lids off water bottles? Are you supposed to walk around with your water bottle sloshing water out all over the place?


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  Reply # 1680873 1-Dec-2016 20:44
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A plastic bottle with liquid in it can become a rather heavy projectile. But yes, stupid to expect you to make it last the whole concert without a lid on it.




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  Reply # 1680899 1-Dec-2016 21:11
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All seems standard for such an event these days. Most of it would be nothing to do with the band anyway, it's the venue. They don't want you bringing in bought food because they want you buying it there. If you can bring in Subway for instance you won't be buying the lukewarm burger and chips they want to sell you for $25 or whatever.

 

The water bottle lid thing is ridiculous and really annoying, especially when you may have several carry and often tend to have stairs to climb and a row of people to squeeze past to get to your seat. Can't remember which concert it was but had one lady take pity on me when I was buying several drinks for my group and left the lids on. She said something like "I'm supposed to take the lids off but that's going to make it really awkward for you so just don't tell anyone."




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  Reply # 1680951 1-Dec-2016 22:24
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Omg I have just realised the wife and I are attending the Adele Concert next March I will have to sell my iPhone 7 Plus it is clearly a lethal weapon. But seriously where are we going with this.




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  Reply # 1680964 1-Dec-2016 22:50
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My favourite one is "No professional cameras permitted"

 

I did point out once that a camera is a tool - it's the person using it who is or is not professional. I do not think the gorilla on the door understood my point, which I made by taking one of the cameras most used by professionals in the 20th century - a Leica M - into the concert and to which no objection at all was raised.






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