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Hull 2021

Posted: Fri 24 Jul 2020, 3:02 pm
by AlwaysBoring
I’ve just booked two standing tickets for Hull. It will be my first ever PSB gig. But it will also be my first “big” gig in about ten years. I suffer with anxiety (and depression) so couldn’t handle crowds. What are PSB gigs like?. I used to queue for 12 hours to get to the front of gigs and it would be a squeeze, is it like that? Or more laid back?.

Re: Hull 2021

Posted: Sat 25 Jul 2020, 7:37 am
by leesmapman
Difficult to answer. Depends on the venue. The Fundamental tour and the Pandemonium tour both had venues with seats here in the Netherlands. That makes it a lot easier and more relaxed to get in.

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Re: Hull 2021

Posted: Sat 25 Jul 2020, 9:17 am
by Marie loves PSB
AlwaysBoring wrote: Fri 24 Jul 2020, 3:02 pm What are PSB gigs like?
Usually amazing! :up: :D When we have been fans have been great etc... The only real problem we have had is the seating as I am disabled. Some of the gigs the sound jumps off of where we are sitting and ruins it. (Birmingham was shocking). You won't have that problem standing! lol.. :mrgreen:

Re: Hull 2021

Posted: Sat 25 Jul 2020, 4:59 pm
by AlwaysBoring
Marie loves PSB wrote: Sat 25 Jul 2020, 9:17 am
AlwaysBoring wrote: Fri 24 Jul 2020, 3:02 pm What are PSB gigs like?
Usually amazing! :up: :D When we have been fans have been great etc... The only real problem we have had is the seating as I am disabled. Some of the gigs the sound jumps off of where we are sitting and ruins it. (Birmingham was shocking). You won't have that problem standing! lol.. :mrgreen:
Do you have priority seating?. The venue I’m going to seems to be more like a hall than an arena. One block of standing and one block of seating. No seats surrounding or anything.

Re: Hull 2021

Posted: Thu 30 Jul 2020, 7:04 pm
by Pod
I have tickets for Hull too. PSB gigs are not rowdy affairs. Every time I have been at the front it’s been civilised. Don’t worry - enjoy it.

Re: Hull 2021

Posted: Tue 04 Aug 2020, 1:43 pm
by toasterinthebath
AlwaysBoring, I can offer you a scientific-based answer to your question based on some gossip from Popbitch a while ago:

"One thing we learned this summer is that
touring bands often telegraph to their
venues what to expect from their gig.
This is what the Pet Shop Boys say about
their followers:

'Age - 20 – 50
Male–Female Ratio - 60% to 40%
For the purposes of profiling the expected
crowd a rating of 1 equals a very quiet/seated
audience where 10 is chaotic - crowd
profile is a 4.'

FYI: Snow Patrol identify themselves as a '3'."

So specifically, ten percent more chaotic than a Snow Patrol gig. I think you'll be alright! ;)

Re: Hull 2021

Posted: Tue 04 Aug 2020, 6:54 pm
by leesmapman
I love science. Where is scienceguy when you need him?

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Re: Hull 2021

Posted: Thu 06 Aug 2020, 6:35 pm
by Marie loves PSB
AlwaysBoring wrote: Sat 25 Jul 2020, 4:59 pm
Marie loves PSB wrote: Sat 25 Jul 2020, 9:17 am
AlwaysBoring wrote: Fri 24 Jul 2020, 3:02 pm What are PSB gigs like?
Usually amazing! :up: :D When we have been fans have been great etc... The only real problem we have had is the seating as I am disabled. Some of the gigs the sound jumps off of where we are sitting and ruins it. (Birmingham was shocking). You won't have that problem standing! lol.. :mrgreen:
Do you have priority seating?. The venue I’m going to seems to be more like a hall than an arena. One block of standing and one block of seating. No seats surrounding or anything.
I am not going to Hull AlwaysBoring. :D (Getting too old now - we are pipe and slippers without the pipe lol..). I have had disabled seating tickets before but, the Birmingham concert the seats were awful and the sound was bouncing off of everything.

You will be fine! :D :up:

Re: Hull 2021

Posted: Thu 20 Aug 2020, 6:08 am
by innerxsanctum
I'm from South America so my experience might be completely different from yours but as someone who is autistic and has generalized anxiety since the beginning of time, maybe it can help you out. So I went to the Super Tour in Santiago (first proper show of the tour) when I was barely 18:
- Queue: I went to the venue at 11am and the concert would take place at 10pm. There were a couple of guys already waiting but nothing big. I think they were part of the Argentinian fanclub so understandable.
- Concert: If you have problems with loud noises, I would suggest to bring something for your ears. Pretty sure there will be banging and lasers again so take that into consideration too. My ears rang for two days straight but I'm extremely sensitive so I was mentally prepared for that.
- People: 10/10. I was surrounded by adults and they took care of me even though it wasn't my first concert. The only pushes I could feel were when Neil would come close to us (I was first row standing up) but nothing crazy.

Overall it was such a pleasing experience that I'm planning on buying tickets for three concerts in three different countries for the Dreamworld Tour. 🙂

Re: Hull 2021

Posted: Wed 09 Sep 2020, 6:11 pm
by Synthrobot
I've never done standing, but from my experience of going to many PSB gigs, it is a euphoric experience and the people around you all love them as much as you do. I hope you have an amazing time AlwaysBoring.

Re: Hull 2021

Posted: Sun 11 Oct 2020, 12:43 am
by Philbyinthedesert
As somebody who hails from Hull, I can tell you that this gig will be anything but calm. If there's one thing Hull folk know how to do it is party. If you factor in that this could be one of the city's first live shows in 14 months the atmosphere could be almost festival like. If it goes ahead with full capacity it means we will finally be COVID free , that on it's own is going to put people in the biggest party mood ever!