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What’s it like in the pits?
Sorry I should have posted this in the Tour discussion thread. Can’t seem to delete it from here.
I will never recommend phone-free shows too often or too highly, even though I know a lot of people don't agree.
Pit is totally awsome. I did in 3 times, I was in the first row twice and in the second row once.
True, the stage is high, so the catwalk prevents you from seeing the other almost half of the stage, but the 4 Stones are mostly in the center area, which you see from the first row just fine (no problem seeing Ronnie from Keith's side and vice versa), so if you can live without seeing Chuck, Sasha and Bernard, the front of the pit (Keith's side in this case) is absolutely awsome.
If I had a chance to see The Stones again, I would want exactly the same spot and nothing else. The close contact with the band is priceless. In all 3 cases I arrived to the venue at 5 p.m., no pushing, everything was fine. True, I witnessed some peple trying to get to the front 3 hours later, then it was quite pushy and unpleasant for a short moment, but once the intruder was pushed out, it was fine again. Well, you get this kind of people wherever you stand anyway.
Of course, you can stand a little bit further from the rail and have better view of the stage (which a lot of people prefer), but you don't have that intimate contact with the band. Well, it is a matter of a personal opinion really.
Here are my pictures that will tell you about the view more than 1000 words:
Prague 2018 - first row: [www.flickr.com]
Stockholm 2017 - first row: [www.flickr.com]
Amsterdam 2017 - second row: [www.flickr.com]
I’ve done Gold Circle 3 tines too and in some ways it’s better because you can see the whole stage. The height of the stage means you get a partially restricted view from most parts of the pit.