May 16, 2012 - submitted by Jack, United Kingdom
Q. Hello O..
I have a ticket for 1st of June
I am thinking about buying a second ticket for a friend...
They are both pitch standing tickets, but the tickets says we should enter at different locations...mine is turnstile E and the other is L.
we would be queuing for a long time to get to front row... but I don't want to queue separately.
Can we both queue together at one entrance, or do we HAVE to stick to the designated entrance on our tickets?
The Oracle replies:
The reason you are given different entrances even for standing tickets is to alleviate the pressure at any one entry point rather than have a congested area. It spreads the queues out and is part of health & saftey measures. If all family, friends and acquaintances decided to just queue together and ignore their turnstile letter, it could lead to a surge in numbers.
I have had to queue at a different entrance to the people I have travelled with (turned out I got in half and hour before them so was quite pleased) but we just had a pre-arranged meeting spot once inside. Of course, you could always phone each other once inside...