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can anyone recommend a good place to stay close? Beacon Hotel sold out that weekend
Already? Thanks for the heads up. :/
WHOA what is going on? i don't check the internet for a day and come back to all this! craig, i turned off my twitter alert for you during the elvis costello stuff and forgot to turn it back on. big mistake!
oh and sorry for interrupting the travel plans section, wasn't even paying attention where i was commenting
Thanks Craig!OK, who's going to NYC?
Phoenix people... I was able to get a flight on Southwest today, total cost RT $120 into Burbank. A little cheaper into LAX, but a real pain in the ass to get from there to the venue.
If someone in London has a room to share, it would be welcome.
I am from Brazil and will try to make LAX!!!! Hope i could find tickets. Then i will try to find a flight and hotel...
Can anyone tell me at what time usually concerts start at the RAH and how long do you think it takes to travel fom Heathrow to the venue? I am afraid it's quite long and I can't arrive in time for the start of the show.
RAH is in south kensington so the tube takes maby 30mins from heathrow. you have to walk a bit from the station to rah.
hotel belleclaire is quite close to beacon. i don't know if it's fully booked.
@Fabien G Concerts usually have to finish by about 11 or 11:30 max in London pretty much... so I presume it'd start at 7 or 8.Tube takes 39 minutes on the piccadilly line from Heathrow (it calls at all terminals) to South Kensington, and you can walk from there (15-20 mins). So I'd give it at least an hour connection time, and even then you'd be cutting it fine.You can get travel plans for London at http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/
Fab G...the easiest way for you ,if money no object, is to take the Heathrow Express to Paddington(every 15 mins at 10-25-40-55mns past the hour) then take the circle line to High Street Kensington..which is a 5/6 minutes walk fromn RAH..
Went to both Sydney shows, wake up this morning to this news, realise I will be in LA and NYC for at least one show in each city. This year is insane.
Joel and I are going to try for NYC. We will be training in from DC.For visitors: For many, the NYC transit system is a good option to use. Choose a hotel near a subway station, rather than proximity to the Beacon, and you could save some money.
Unknown posted this in another topic, but thought it was sound reasoning and wanted to add it here. Hope you don't mind, Unknown."Best bet to get tickets:LA: 11/23 show. Why because everyone is traveling for Thanksgiving, or already has other commitments.NY: 11/27 show. Most people have travel plans already for Sunday, they will be trying to get tickets for Fri or Sat night.I think 11/21, 11/22, 11/25, 11/26 are going to be difficult to get tickets.And do not bother calling Ticketmaster, lol, by the time an operator picks up the phone it will be sold out. Ticketmaster online."
Fabien G - The show starts at 7:30PM according to the RAH website.Lara - That is an amazing coincidence! Definitely a sign that you were meant to go to the shows. : )Kate - I can't believe I'm actually saying this after so many years, but, see you & Joel soon. : )
@Craig Between the comment here and your comment how everything has "rekindled my love for the band," I have a little happy tear in my eye. Am I silly?I hope that Joel and I can make it - we are going to do everything we can to get to at least one NYC show. Even if I have to use crutches!*big hug* (hopefully a real one, soon!)
Los Angeles: Already booked a room at the motel 6 which is 15 mins. walking distance from the venue. $66.49. Also found a subway route from the bus station to the motel, 20 min commute. So ready!!
Man, the Los Angeles shows look to be the much cheaper and easier option, but my heart is set on having the full NYC holiday experience, along with The Cure shows, so no turning back now. Great job finding those LA deals!
Not silly at all, Kate. If you need any help, you just let me know. : )
I was the one that posted the 'ticket options' suggestion, no problem Craig - pass it around. It's just speculation and opinion, but I think it makes sense. Not sure how to change my name from Unknown, lol.
Thanks to everyone who answered my questions. I hope you will enjoy the shows.
RAH accomodations: the Copthorne Tara is an excellent hotel w/ VERY reasonable rates for this posh part of town. The rooms are acceptable by U.S. standards and the best part is, ITS A COMFORTABLE WALK TO RAH & Kensington tube (1 block)... I stay here exclusively when visiting bloody ol'London!
I am so excited, I just booked my flight and hotel in NYC, now I just have to get a ticket!!! Hope I can meet up with some fellow Cure fans, as I will be coming from Toronto on my own!
i'm planning on heading to NYC for one of the shows. Coming down from Montreal, if there's anyone that would be interested in doing a rideshare.
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I'll go to NY to have a Cure weekend :) Just booked my flight and now looking for a hotel.I'm all stressed already about the tickets!!! (the price, the f*** chairs, the best seats on the brokers web sites at a very expensive price, etc, etc)A general admission floor (standing) would make things SO much easier and better for most of the cure fans..right?I know it's crazy (they love chairs in usa which is lame!), but let me dream with the possibility.
i´ll try to get to london.can anyone prefer a b&b near the RAH ?is it better to land in heathtrow or stanwick (ryanair)
Drowning_man you mean Stansted..Again.. it's all a money no object thing.. but Heathrow is your best option(though your flights will be more expensive)..Don't know where you're flying from but i flew Ryan Air once and swore i'd never do it again..Stansted airport is a 45 minutes journey by train to Liverpool Street, then add another 30/35 minutes on the tube to High street Kensington...read my post above re landing at Heathrow, hope it helps..JC
thanks perfect.murder.i am flying from linz/austria.anybody else flying from austria or munich ???
I am Marvin from Mexico. I will travell to NY with Laura, Heriberto and Norman... we have flight tix... acommodations and waiting to buy our 1rst row ticket!!!!
Luciano!!!!!!!!!!! remember our shows in Monterrey and Mexico DF in 2004!!!!!??? we miss you!!
Any other Aussies going?Also, just wondering if anyone could help me out, I'll obviously be buying my tickets from over here. I've emailed Ticketmaster but too impatient, anyone know If I am able to buy tickets without a US postcode? ta :)
Didn't get tickets for the London show today. If you have any spares then I'd appreciate it if you get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
I didn't get a ticket for the London show today. If you have a spare then please get in touch at email@example.com
Some good websites for you to try when you're planning for flights, hotels etc:www.laterooms.com (hotels)www.tripadvisor.com or co.uk (hotel reviews / comparison)www.skyscanner.net (flight comparison)www.walkit.com - urban route guide - will help to plan journey too and from RAH on foot)www.tfl.gov.uk (All London Transport links)www.londontown.com (restaurants, events, nightlife, hotels etc)Hope that helps any of you coming over to the UK. Tripadvisor and Laterooms are excellent for US hotels. Skyscanner is by far the best flight comparison site that I have found.Jx
Krlos07, I found the Hollywood Motel 6, but it's $72 bucks/night. Not bad though, especially compared to NYC. I think I'll be booking that one for a couple nights.
I was not lucky to get a ticket for the show in London. If you have a couple please get in touch with giampiero.battista @ gmail.com. thanks
Jubline....that walkit.com website was handy....cheers!
Don't forget the megabus! Check the website (just typie megabus into google) to see if it picks up near you! I've used it three times before when I lived in England last year and got to London from York in North Yorkshire for like £5! It's very reliable. :)
@drowning man: i will travel from vienna to heathrow;-)
hey I got my Motel 6 hotel room on Hollywood Blvd. They have plenty and are $66 dollars and within walking distance to Pantages.
Hola Marvin,Let´s get in touch!!!I will try NY too!!!