The seating chart has been released! Oh mang, the excitement is already building inside me! Apparently the FLR1-4 sections are also seated!
With so many artists and so many people, I’m glad that the venue is the Staples Center (~20k seats max capacity, looks like about 2/3 of that here). It’d be really unfortunate if there weren’t enough seats to fit everyone that’s going!
Also, a quick update on the hotel/room sharing – I’ve decided to not go through with the mass planning of it all, it’s just really hard to do when you’re working 2 jobs haha. I think I was probably in way over my head, and I definitely wouldn’t want to screw up people’s plans because of something I forgot to do or didn’t thoroughly research. Thank you to everyone that sent in your info for the head count, your support was much appreciated! Please visit this thread on soshified if you’re interested in sharing rooms/splitting costs/being that big pink gang: http://soshified.com/forums/index.php/topic/48157-sm-town-concert-hotel/
Even with all that out of the way though, I still have to plan for myself for the mini vacation in LA and will be there from the 2nd to the 5th. If you’re interested in collaborating in putting together a list of things to do, places to eat at, etc. feel free to leave it in the comments below!
Back to SM Town, I really hope we get to see an ocean of pink, but with everyone scattered that might be a bit hard. Please show your love & support for the girls, international SONEs hwaitting!
From the Staples Center Website:
No commercial or flash photography of any kind is permitted. Camcorders or any other audio/visual equipment is prohibited unless authorized by team/promoter or performer. Specifically, the use of the following equipment is not permitted:
Lenses greater than three-and-one-half inches in length
Telephoto or zoom lenses of any kind
Interchangeable lenses of any kind
Monopods or tripods
Flash equipment of any kind
With regards to cameras, general consensus seems to be that they’re not allowed, and might be strictly enforced. Some people are saying it’s not all too bad once you’re inside, but others have stated that the Staples Center might check your bags for professional cameras. Just take some extra precautions and don’t have your gear in plain sight (even in the bag) when entering I guess. I personally will try to sneak my camera in as well, but it’ll have to depend on how close I sit to take good pictures, since I only have the stock 18-55 lens for my DSLR. That said, I’m not sure if I’d be able to take any pictures at all when seeing the girls perform live for the first time! (Haha I’m super excited if you can’t already tell XD, but I’ll definitely try to bring back some good stuff to share!) If anything, it just might be a bunch of BoA pics (my first love hahaha) – but boshi would def. be better, right?
Please remember that the group sales on Soshified close THURSDAY, JULY 22ND, 8PM EST!
If you’re one of those ‘maybe, leaning to a yes’ people, maybe this’ll force you to decide haha. It did for me at least…
Also, here are some FAQs about the concert taken from the Powerhouse site:
Q: When do tickets go on sale?
A: Tickets will go on sale SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2010 at 10:00AM PST.
Q: Will there be presales?
A: No, there will be no presales for this event.
Q: Where can I purchase tickets?
A: You may purchase tickets via Ticketmaster at http://www.ticketmaster.com, STAPLES Center Box Office, and Powerhouse by calling 323-692-0303.
Q: Can I purchase tickets at a Ticketmaster retail outlet as well?
A: Yes, please follow this link to find a retail outlet near you: http://www.ticketmaster.com/h/retaillocations.html
Q: Will the STAPLES Center Box Office still be open on a Saturday?
A: Yes, tickets will be available to purchase at the box office starting the first day of ticket sales.
Q: What are the ticket prices?
A: The ticket prices are $180, $160, $120, $80, and $40.
Q: Are there any VIP Packages for this event?
A: No, there will be no VIP Packages available for this event.
Q: Are the tickets standing or seated?
A: It will be assigned seating for all tickets (even the floor).
Q: Is there a ticket limit when purchasing?
A: Yes, the ticket limit for both Ticketmaster and the STAPLES Center Box Office will be 8 per order. Powerhouse will have no ticket limit.
Q: Where do I make group purchases?
A: You will only be able to make group purchases with Powerhouse. Please call us at 323-692-0303.
Q: What is the discount for group purchases?
A: There is a 10% discount for group purchases of 10 or more tickets.
Q: Can I reserve or hold seats ahead of time?
A: No, tickets will go on sale for everyone at the same time on SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2010 at 10:00AM PST. Tickets will be sold on a first-come,-first-served basis.
OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES
* Since the Powerhouse Staff will be assisting customers one-on-one over the phone, it may take longer for you to get through. We ask that you please be patient. If you require more convenient, faster service, we suggest that you utilize the Ticketmaster website or the STAPLES Center Box Office.
** The resale of tickets is strictly prohibited.