Elton John to play gig at Colchester's Weston Homes Community Stadium

Sir Elton John is coming to Colchester.

Sir Elton John is coming to Colchester.

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MUSIC superstar Sir Elton John is set to play in Colchester.

The pop legend will perform before thousands of fans at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Sunday June 29.

One of three UK concerts announced today the stage show will include old classics as well as tracks from his new album The Diving Board.

The concert could last more than two hours and event organisers hope to get permission for up to 15,000 fans to pack out the stadium, subject to licensing talks.

Sir Elton said: “As I have said when asked about the song Home Again on my new album there is something very special to me about coming home.

“I’ve been all around the world and I truly enjoy playing my music for fans everywhere I can, but I do so look forward to coming back home to England, especially every summer when I get to perform in places I have never played before, like Colchester.”

The multi-platinum, Grammy and Brit award-winning singer, whose career spans five decades, will be the first performer to take to the stage at the Colchester United stadium.

Sir Elton’s other June gigs will be at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham and the Leigh Sports Village in Greater Manchester.

Tickets for the show will go on sale on Friday at 10am.

The Gazette is media sponsor of the event and a competition for readers to win special VIP tickets will run soon.

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6:50am Wed 6 Nov 13

angryman!!! says...

Wow. Good job it's at the stadium and not the training ground, imagine the residents complaints then! Haha
Wow. Good job it's at the stadium and not the training ground, imagine the residents complaints then! Haha angryman!!!
  • Score: 19

7:32am Wed 6 Nov 13

jim_bo says...

I can't see how this works without the tickets being in the £80 mark??
I can't see how this works without the tickets being in the £80 mark?? jim_bo
  • Score: 2

7:59am Wed 6 Nov 13

Mr Honest says...

About time we got to see a real star at the WHCS
About time we got to see a real star at the WHCS Mr Honest
  • Score: 3

9:06am Wed 6 Nov 13

TheCaptain says...

jim_bo wrote:
I can't see how this works without the tickets being in the £80 mark??
Which is probably par for the course for him.
[quote][p][bold]jim_bo[/bold] wrote: I can't see how this works without the tickets being in the £80 mark??[/p][/quote]Which is probably par for the course for him. TheCaptain
  • Score: 2

9:22am Wed 6 Nov 13

hughie-s says...

jim_bo wrote:
I can't see how this works without the tickets being in the £80 mark??
All three venues are £40 & £80 plus Ticketmaster fees. Warm ups for tour of Germany starting in July??

Cue complaints of the Sunday peace being disturbed.
[quote][p][bold]jim_bo[/bold] wrote: I can't see how this works without the tickets being in the £80 mark??[/p][/quote]All three venues are £40 & £80 plus Ticketmaster fees. Warm ups for tour of Germany starting in July?? Cue complaints of the Sunday peace being disturbed. hughie-s
  • Score: 1

9:35am Wed 6 Nov 13

Route88 says...

I suspect that there will be a lot of overtime work for our beloved parking wardens!
I suspect that there will be a lot of overtime work for our beloved parking wardens! Route88
  • Score: 5

10:01am Wed 6 Nov 13

U's fan says...

15000 fans those shuttle buses will be full, all to see a man who lost his voice years ago, very strange!
15000 fans those shuttle buses will be full, all to see a man who lost his voice years ago, very strange! U's fan
  • Score: 2

10:07am Wed 6 Nov 13

totallyfootball says...

Got to be better than some of the football seen there this season!
Got to be better than some of the football seen there this season! totallyfootball
  • Score: 2

11:00am Wed 6 Nov 13

romantic says...

Not my cup of tea personally, but I am sure it will sell out in no time and the people who go will have a great night. Would love to see more gigs here. Colchester has a thriving pub music scene, but not much for the bigger acts. Arts Centre holds maybe 400, there is the acoustic strait-jacket of Charter Hall (800?) and that's about it. I think the proximity of London means nobody is keen to risk a bigger venue.
Not my cup of tea personally, but I am sure it will sell out in no time and the people who go will have a great night. Would love to see more gigs here. Colchester has a thriving pub music scene, but not much for the bigger acts. Arts Centre holds maybe 400, there is the acoustic strait-jacket of Charter Hall (800?) and that's about it. I think the proximity of London means nobody is keen to risk a bigger venue. romantic
  • Score: 5

11:28am Wed 6 Nov 13

TheCaptain says...

hughie-s wrote:
jim_bo wrote:
I can't see how this works without the tickets being in the £80 mark??
All three venues are £40 & £80 plus Ticketmaster fees. Warm ups for tour of Germany starting in July??

Cue complaints of the Sunday peace being disturbed.
Tickets are £40 £60 and £80.

Apparently residents in Tiptree will complain that it breaches planning regs.
[quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jim_bo[/bold] wrote: I can't see how this works without the tickets being in the £80 mark??[/p][/quote]All three venues are £40 & £80 plus Ticketmaster fees. Warm ups for tour of Germany starting in July?? Cue complaints of the Sunday peace being disturbed.[/p][/quote]Tickets are £40 £60 and £80. Apparently residents in Tiptree will complain that it breaches planning regs. TheCaptain
  • Score: 2

1:15pm Wed 6 Nov 13

catflap1 says...

isnt it time the sad old git retired again
isnt it time the sad old git retired again catflap1
  • Score: 2

1:21pm Wed 6 Nov 13

wormshero says...

Not a fan, but it'll be good to see if the stadium is viable as a music venue. Although we're close to London it would be nice to get a few big shows now and again, perhaps during the summer.
Not a fan, but it'll be good to see if the stadium is viable as a music venue. Although we're close to London it would be nice to get a few big shows now and again, perhaps during the summer. wormshero
  • Score: 8

1:31pm Wed 6 Nov 13

Reginald47 says...

Where's Say It As It Is OK?
Where's Say It As It Is OK? Reginald47
  • Score: 1

2:23pm Wed 6 Nov 13

romantic says...

Reginald47 wrote:
Where's Say It As It Is OK?
Give him time. He'll be having kittens about this. Let's hope the stadium and/or promoters work out how people are going to get there and back. The long-awaited park and ride would help - is that due ready by then? It is a one-off event, I hope parking restrictions on Axial Way get waived. But perhaps that naive thinking is why I am not head of parking services....
[quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: Where's Say It As It Is OK?[/p][/quote]Give him time. He'll be having kittens about this. Let's hope the stadium and/or promoters work out how people are going to get there and back. The long-awaited park and ride would help - is that due ready by then? It is a one-off event, I hope parking restrictions on Axial Way get waived. But perhaps that naive thinking is why I am not head of parking services.... romantic
  • Score: 1

3:39pm Wed 6 Nov 13

dy4444 says...

romantic wrote:
Reginald47 wrote:
Where's Say It As It Is OK?
Give him time. He'll be having kittens about this. Let's hope the stadium and/or promoters work out how people are going to get there and back. The long-awaited park and ride would help - is that due ready by then? It is a one-off event, I hope parking restrictions on Axial Way get waived. But perhaps that naive thinking is why I am not head of parking services....
I know that there's a lot of hearsay on this site and I'm going to add to it now but I believe that Axial Way must remain a clearway due to its proximity to the A12 and possibly the hospital.
I agree that this could be a transport nightmare but it's still great that this performance will happen, it will bring in a good amount of revenue. Ipswich Town have had a few good concerts on in recent years which proves that it's financially viable.
[quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: Where's Say It As It Is OK?[/p][/quote]Give him time. He'll be having kittens about this. Let's hope the stadium and/or promoters work out how people are going to get there and back. The long-awaited park and ride would help - is that due ready by then? It is a one-off event, I hope parking restrictions on Axial Way get waived. But perhaps that naive thinking is why I am not head of parking services....[/p][/quote]I know that there's a lot of hearsay on this site and I'm going to add to it now but I believe that Axial Way must remain a clearway due to its proximity to the A12 and possibly the hospital. I agree that this could be a transport nightmare but it's still great that this performance will happen, it will bring in a good amount of revenue. Ipswich Town have had a few good concerts on in recent years which proves that it's financially viable. dy4444
  • Score: 1

4:26pm Wed 6 Nov 13

romantic says...

dy4444 wrote:
romantic wrote:
Reginald47 wrote:
Where's Say It As It Is OK?
Give him time. He'll be having kittens about this. Let's hope the stadium and/or promoters work out how people are going to get there and back. The long-awaited park and ride would help - is that due ready by then? It is a one-off event, I hope parking restrictions on Axial Way get waived. But perhaps that naive thinking is why I am not head of parking services....
I know that there's a lot of hearsay on this site and I'm going to add to it now but I believe that Axial Way must remain a clearway due to its proximity to the A12 and possibly the hospital.
I agree that this could be a transport nightmare but it's still great that this performance will happen, it will bring in a good amount of revenue. Ipswich Town have had a few good concerts on in recent years which proves that it's financially viable.
fair point, I guess if cars were blocking the fire engines getting through to put out S
[quote][p][bold]dy4444[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: Where's Say It As It Is OK?[/p][/quote]Give him time. He'll be having kittens about this. Let's hope the stadium and/or promoters work out how people are going to get there and back. The long-awaited park and ride would help - is that due ready by then? It is a one-off event, I hope parking restrictions on Axial Way get waived. But perhaps that naive thinking is why I am not head of parking services....[/p][/quote]I know that there's a lot of hearsay on this site and I'm going to add to it now but I believe that Axial Way must remain a clearway due to its proximity to the A12 and possibly the hospital. I agree that this could be a transport nightmare but it's still great that this performance will happen, it will bring in a good amount of revenue. Ipswich Town have had a few good concerts on in recent years which proves that it's financially viable.[/p][/quote]fair point, I guess if cars were blocking the fire engines getting through to put out S romantic
  • Score: 1

4:28pm Wed 6 Nov 13

romantic says...

dy4444 wrote:
romantic wrote:
Reginald47 wrote:
Where's Say It As It Is OK?
Give him time. He'll be having kittens about this. Let's hope the stadium and/or promoters work out how people are going to get there and back. The long-awaited park and ride would help - is that due ready by then? It is a one-off event, I hope parking restrictions on Axial Way get waived. But perhaps that naive thinking is why I am not head of parking services....
I know that there's a lot of hearsay on this site and I'm going to add to it now but I believe that Axial Way must remain a clearway due to its proximity to the A12 and possibly the hospital.
I agree that this could be a transport nightmare but it's still great that this performance will happen, it will bring in a good amount of revenue. Ipswich Town have had a few good concerts on in recent years which proves that it's financially viable.
fair point, I guess if cars were blocking fire engines to put out one of Sir John Elton's wigs, big questions would be asked...
[quote][p][bold]dy4444[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: Where's Say It As It Is OK?[/p][/quote]Give him time. He'll be having kittens about this. Let's hope the stadium and/or promoters work out how people are going to get there and back. The long-awaited park and ride would help - is that due ready by then? It is a one-off event, I hope parking restrictions on Axial Way get waived. But perhaps that naive thinking is why I am not head of parking services....[/p][/quote]I know that there's a lot of hearsay on this site and I'm going to add to it now but I believe that Axial Way must remain a clearway due to its proximity to the A12 and possibly the hospital. I agree that this could be a transport nightmare but it's still great that this performance will happen, it will bring in a good amount of revenue. Ipswich Town have had a few good concerts on in recent years which proves that it's financially viable.[/p][/quote]fair point, I guess if cars were blocking fire engines to put out one of Sir John Elton's wigs, big questions would be asked... romantic
  • Score: 1

11:10pm Wed 6 Nov 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Reginald47 wrote:
Where's Say It As It Is OK?
Here I am!
Don't object to this concert but parking and access will be a nightmare and this event is likely to bring thousands of first time visitors to the stadium so the challenge during the next few months is for the club and the council to ensure the travel plan they are proposing is robust enough to cope so we don't have a repeat of what has happened in the past where inconsiderate and illegal parking in residential roads around the stadium has caused problems for many residents on the day. Of course we are used to the customary apologies, after such events when it went wrong followed by promises that it will be better next time? To date nothing has changed.

If they get it right for this concert, and they have time to do it then this would go a long way towards promoting more big name concerts. If they fail then it will be a disaster for Colchester.
[quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: Where's Say It As It Is OK?[/p][/quote]Here I am! Don't object to this concert but parking and access will be a nightmare and this event is likely to bring thousands of first time visitors to the stadium so the challenge during the next few months is for the club and the council to ensure the travel plan they are proposing is robust enough to cope so we don't have a repeat of what has happened in the past where inconsiderate and illegal parking in residential roads around the stadium has caused problems for many residents on the day. Of course we are used to the customary apologies, after such events when it went wrong followed by promises that it will be better next time? To date nothing has changed. If they get it right for this concert, and they have time to do it then this would go a long way towards promoting more big name concerts. If they fail then it will be a disaster for Colchester. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 7

11:17pm Wed 6 Nov 13

Reginald47 says...

Totally agree with that.
Totally agree with that. Reginald47
  • Score: 0

10:08am Thu 7 Nov 13

Ritchie_Hicks says...

This is good news for Colchester and the economy. If they can get some more high profile artistes at the ground I'm totally in support.

And it will probably be the first time that the ground has been full to capacity.
This is good news for Colchester and the economy. If they can get some more high profile artistes at the ground I'm totally in support. And it will probably be the first time that the ground has been full to capacity. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 1

2:35pm Thu 7 Nov 13

stevedawson says...

I like some of his music but l wouldn't pay to watch the old queen.
I like some of his music but l wouldn't pay to watch the old queen. stevedawson
  • Score: -5

6:34pm Thu 7 Nov 13

Kim Gandy says...

Brilliant musician and composer. One of the best of all time. His music transcends all.. Just superb. And I couldn't care less if he's an "old queen" as succinctly put above, talent is talent, regardless of sexual preference.
Brilliant musician and composer. One of the best of all time. His music transcends all.. Just superb. And I couldn't care less if he's an "old queen" as succinctly put above, talent is talent, regardless of sexual preference. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 6

6:35pm Thu 7 Nov 13

Kim Gandy says...

catflap1 wrote:
isnt it time the sad old git retired again
He's richer than you - and obviously more talented. I suppose for you, anyone over 35 is an "old git".

Just a thought....
[quote][p][bold]catflap1[/bold] wrote: isnt it time the sad old git retired again[/p][/quote]He's richer than you - and obviously more talented. I suppose for you, anyone over 35 is an "old git". Just a thought.... Kim Gandy
  • Score: 3

7:01pm Thu 7 Nov 13

knowsthescore says...

I luv Eldon. Gonna get him to sign my cds init. Candle in the window get me.
I luv Eldon. Gonna get him to sign my cds init. Candle in the window get me. knowsthescore
  • Score: -4

7:04pm Thu 7 Nov 13

knowsthescore says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
catflap1 wrote:
isnt it time the sad old git retired again
He's richer than you - and obviously more talented. I suppose for you, anyone over 35 is an "old git".

Just a thought....
35 is wel old doh lol
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]catflap1[/bold] wrote: isnt it time the sad old git retired again[/p][/quote]He's richer than you - and obviously more talented. I suppose for you, anyone over 35 is an "old git". Just a thought....[/p][/quote]35 is wel old doh lol knowsthescore
  • Score: -1

11:35pm Fri 8 Nov 13

Boris says...

romantic wrote:
Not my cup of tea personally, but I am sure it will sell out in no time and the people who go will have a great night. Would love to see more gigs here. Colchester has a thriving pub music scene, but not much for the bigger acts. Arts Centre holds maybe 400, there is the acoustic strait-jacket of Charter Hall (800?) and that's about it. I think the proximity of London means nobody is keen to risk a bigger venue.
That's why we need to save the old Odeon, restore it, and re-open it as a venue for major travelling shows, such as the Rolling Stones who played there for two nights in the 1960s.
[quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: Not my cup of tea personally, but I am sure it will sell out in no time and the people who go will have a great night. Would love to see more gigs here. Colchester has a thriving pub music scene, but not much for the bigger acts. Arts Centre holds maybe 400, there is the acoustic strait-jacket of Charter Hall (800?) and that's about it. I think the proximity of London means nobody is keen to risk a bigger venue.[/p][/quote]That's why we need to save the old Odeon, restore it, and re-open it as a venue for major travelling shows, such as the Rolling Stones who played there for two nights in the 1960s. Boris
  • Score: -3

10:20am Sat 9 Nov 13

LeQueen says...

I'll need to land the helicopter somewhere unless the roads and parking are sorted out by then.
I'll need to land the helicopter somewhere unless the roads and parking are sorted out by then. LeQueen
  • Score: 0

11:18am Sat 9 Nov 13

Ritchie_Hicks says...

Boris wrote:
romantic wrote:
Not my cup of tea personally, but I am sure it will sell out in no time and the people who go will have a great night. Would love to see more gigs here. Colchester has a thriving pub music scene, but not much for the bigger acts. Arts Centre holds maybe 400, there is the acoustic strait-jacket of Charter Hall (800?) and that's about it. I think the proximity of London means nobody is keen to risk a bigger venue.
That's why we need to save the old Odeon, restore it, and re-open it as a venue for major travelling shows, such as the Rolling Stones who played there for two nights in the 1960s.
We already have a theatre and arts centre. adding the old cinema to the mux won't suddenly attract major acts to the town. none of them could handle the thousands of people required to attract the artists in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: Not my cup of tea personally, but I am sure it will sell out in no time and the people who go will have a great night. Would love to see more gigs here. Colchester has a thriving pub music scene, but not much for the bigger acts. Arts Centre holds maybe 400, there is the acoustic strait-jacket of Charter Hall (800?) and that's about it. I think the proximity of London means nobody is keen to risk a bigger venue.[/p][/quote]That's why we need to save the old Odeon, restore it, and re-open it as a venue for major travelling shows, such as the Rolling Stones who played there for two nights in the 1960s.[/p][/quote]We already have a theatre and arts centre. adding the old cinema to the mux won't suddenly attract major acts to the town. none of them could handle the thousands of people required to attract the artists in the first place. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 2

7:16pm Sat 9 Nov 13

Mail Member 4 Colchester says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
catflap1 wrote:
isnt it time the sad old git retired again
He's richer than you - and obviously more talented. I suppose for you, anyone over 35 is an "old git".

Just a thought....
I'd Google Kim if I was you, you can get to learn a lot about her. Thrown out of UKIP for being too racist, and Facebook friends with EDL Nazis (I am, what on earth is wrong with that, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is). And probably spits out even more hatred, and bile, than I do.

http://edlnews.co.uk
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kim-gandy

My kind of woman
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]catflap1[/bold] wrote: isnt it time the sad old git retired again[/p][/quote]He's richer than you - and obviously more talented. I suppose for you, anyone over 35 is an "old git". Just a thought....[/p][/quote]I'd Google Kim if I was you, you can get to learn a lot about her. Thrown out of UKIP for being too racist, and Facebook friends with EDL Nazis (I am, what on earth is wrong with that, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is). And probably spits out even more hatred, and bile, than I do. http://edlnews.co.uk /index.php/latest-ne ws/latest-news/425-e xposed-ukip-candidat e-and-edl-supporter- kim-gandy My kind of woman Mail Member 4 Colchester
  • Score: 0

10:36pm Sun 10 Nov 13

Noah4x4 says...

£40 or £60 or £80? That's not the full price range. Add £10 for booking fee and postage for a kick off. Then an £80 "best available" ticket typically gets you a slot to the side; close to the half way line in West Stand W5; with the stage in front of the South Stand ending on the penalty spot; hence about 50 yards away. A typical £60 ticket is once again to the side;West Stand W8 or W9; hence much further back; and now almost the entire pitch length away. I guess that a £40 ticket gets you into the back of the North Stand; hence a good 100 yards away (take binoculars). I don't suppose that is unusual at such concerts.

But if you want to be any closer; or in front of the stage; you need a 'Gold' or 'Platinum' spot. But on the Ticketmaster site these were already marked as 'sold out' the minute that other tickets were released. "Hospitality" is circa £250 per person; so I suspect that we know what 'Gold' and 'Platinum' will mean. Unaffordable for most.

But what I would like to know is who will profit; apart from Mr E John? This is the "Community Stadium"; so will the U's be able to afford some new players; or will most of the money go to the Borough Council; and if so; what projects will benefit ? Will the Northern Approach Road be completed in time; notably its 'park & ride'; which should hopefully assist parking?

As a local resident; and highly likely to be affected if the transport plan is a shambles; I am a bit nervous. The area around the stadium doesn't want to have its residential grass verges once again wrecked by illicit parking (already an occasional problem). My guess is that there might be 15,000 inside having paid; then another X thousand outside listening for FREE. It will be the latter audience that is difficult to predict and manage. Or will the area be closed to non-ticket holders from perhaps the junction of Stadium Way with Boxted Road and the Northern Approach Road as a deterrent?

Don't get me wrong; here my comment is not about stopping people that can't afford a ticket from listening from a distance; it's merely about public safety and respect for local residents.. Maybe the concert should be relayed to a big screen in Castle Park for FREE once it is a sell out? It's evident at these prices that many people in Colchester simply won't be able to afford a ticket so many are likely to just turn up to listen outside - but this is OUR 'community stadium' - so let's think beyond the cash cow and instead at 'Community'? Despite having just paid an arm and a leg for two tickets; I don't mind others listening for free two miles away (or if televised); if that means public safety; fewer problems and greater fairness to all ratepayers in the Borough that paid for the stadium; including those that can't afford an £80 ticket.
£40 or £60 or £80? That's not the full price range. Add £10 for booking fee and postage for a kick off. Then an £80 "best available" ticket typically gets you a slot to the side; close to the half way line in West Stand W5; with the stage in front of the South Stand ending on the penalty spot; hence about 50 yards away. A typical £60 ticket is once again to the side;West Stand W8 or W9; hence much further back; and now almost the entire pitch length away. I guess that a £40 ticket gets you into the back of the North Stand; hence a good 100 yards away (take binoculars). I don't suppose that is unusual at such concerts. But if you want to be any closer; or in front of the stage; you need a 'Gold' or 'Platinum' spot. But on the Ticketmaster site these were already marked as 'sold out' the minute that other tickets were released. "Hospitality" is circa £250 per person; so I suspect that we know what 'Gold' and 'Platinum' will mean. Unaffordable for most. But what I would like to know is who will profit; apart from Mr E John? This is the "Community Stadium"; so will the U's be able to afford some new players; or will most of the money go to the Borough Council; and if so; what projects will benefit ? Will the Northern Approach Road be completed in time; notably its 'park & ride'; which should hopefully assist parking? As a local resident; and highly likely to be affected if the transport plan is a shambles; I am a bit nervous. The area around the stadium doesn't want to have its residential grass verges once again wrecked by illicit parking (already an occasional problem). My guess is that there might be 15,000 inside having paid; then another X thousand outside listening for FREE. It will be the latter audience that is difficult to predict and manage. Or will the area be closed to non-ticket holders from perhaps the junction of Stadium Way with Boxted Road and the Northern Approach Road as a deterrent? Don't get me wrong; here my comment is not about stopping people that can't afford a ticket from listening from a distance; it's merely about public safety and respect for local residents.. Maybe the concert should be relayed to a big screen in Castle Park for FREE once it is a sell out? It's evident at these prices that many people in Colchester simply won't be able to afford a ticket so many are likely to just turn up to listen outside - but this is OUR 'community stadium' - so let's think beyond the cash cow and instead at 'Community'? Despite having just paid an arm and a leg for two tickets; I don't mind others listening for free two miles away (or if televised); if that means public safety; fewer problems and greater fairness to all ratepayers in the Borough that paid for the stadium; including those that can't afford an £80 ticket. Noah4x4
  • Score: 1

1:47pm Mon 11 Nov 13

wormshero says...

"My guess is that there might be 15,000 inside having paid; then another X thousand outside listening for FREE."

The latter isn't an issue at other stadiums so I wouldn't expect it to suddenly be in Colchester. The sound leaving a stadium which is audible from outside isn't a nice sound due to the shape of the stadium and the way it leaves, so listening outdoors isn't like listening in to a festival stage, for example. If you stand outside Twickenham or Wembley on a gig night the sound isn't that audible...it's no where near the same experience so people tend not to. I like the idea of it being relayed to Castle Park (although personally I don't think it'll sell out...), however I think that's more a rights issue than anything else, and I don't think it's a common thing for his tours, or that of bigger artists.
"My guess is that there might be 15,000 inside having paid; then another X thousand outside listening for FREE." The latter isn't an issue at other stadiums so I wouldn't expect it to suddenly be in Colchester. The sound leaving a stadium which is audible from outside isn't a nice sound due to the shape of the stadium and the way it leaves, so listening outdoors isn't like listening in to a festival stage, for example. If you stand outside Twickenham or Wembley on a gig night the sound isn't that audible...it's no where near the same experience so people tend not to. I like the idea of it being relayed to Castle Park (although personally I don't think it'll sell out...), however I think that's more a rights issue than anything else, and I don't think it's a common thing for his tours, or that of bigger artists. wormshero
  • Score: 0

5:47pm Mon 11 Nov 13

TheEqualiser-1 says...

17,000 tickets at £50 a head raises £850,000

£250,000 to rocket man and his band

£150,000 for the set up

about £450,000 for gravy and dues

Then there's the burgers beer T shirts and all the crap its about a
£1 Million take on the evening on those rates

What was the point for of the £88 Tickets and the £100 plus seats???

Once again the locals got stuffed as usual...

I did not get a ticket and Im P****D Off
17,000 tickets at £50 a head raises £850,000 £250,000 to rocket man and his band £150,000 for the set up about £450,000 for gravy and dues Then there's the burgers beer T shirts and all the crap its about a £1 Million take on the evening on those rates What was the point for of the £88 Tickets and the £100 plus seats??? Once again the locals got stuffed as usual... I did not get a ticket and Im P****D Off TheEqualiser-1
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11:26pm Mon 11 Nov 13

Ritchie_Hicks says...

I'm not sure why all these figures of two hundred quid are being banded around.

£87.50 including booking fee was what we paid, per ticket, row B in front of the stage. As did plenty of my friends.
I'm not sure why all these figures of two hundred quid are being banded around. £87.50 including booking fee was what we paid, per ticket, row B in front of the stage. As did plenty of my friends. Ritchie_Hicks
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