which Films/Shows/events have you queued for?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by gary r, 30 Apr 2010.

  1. gary r

    gary r Guru

    My work colleague is going to see Phantom of the opera this weekend,I remember the huge queues down the haymarket for tickets/entry in the 80's when it first opened.what have you queued to get into??I can only remember waiting in a queue to see Jaws when i was a kid.you never get a queue at the cinema anymore with advanced seat booking!
  2. Vidor06

    Vidor06 Long term loafer

    I queued overnight for tickets for U2 in 1992.
  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    also had to queue for Jaws. The original Star Wars movie also..didn't get in the first night so had to go back the second.
  4. Theseus

    Theseus .

    I remember spending ages when I was a kid to get in to see some stuff found in a tomb in Egypt.
  5. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    Lawrence of Arabia when I was in 8 in St. Austell during a wet August holiday.
  6. BearPear

    BearPear Über Member

    God's Own County
    When I was 14 (1981) I was dragged out of bed at stupid o'clock when my dad took me to Manchester to queue for Springsteen tickets for The River tour. He needed 2 people as there was a 2 tickets per person limit and he wanted 4 tickets!

    Having been raised on Springsteen, it's no surprise that I'm a huge fan now!
  7. The day after my A levels finished ie my last exam, my dad dragged me out of bed v early, drove me to liverpool and made me queue up for our family passports which were needed to go on a family holiday the following week. There had been a strike at the passport office and so there were queues around the building and lots of passports were stuck in the system. I was there for 8 hours, totally pee'd off.

    I've also queued to get into countless clubs.
  8. Back in the 70's my girlfriend (now Mrs ;) and I queued for Wimbledon. This is the one and only time I've queued for any event.
  9. OP
    gary r

    gary r Guru

    Oh you reminded me about getting a visa at the US embassy (when you needed one) "come back at 4pm" i was told.they tell everyone "come back at 4pm" and then opened a small hatch window leaving everyone to queue in the rain to get your passport back !!!
  10. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    ...on the slake
    My folks took us to see the Tutankhamun exhibition in London in the early 70s and there was quite queue to get in.
  11. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Queued to get the original iPhone on it's release day.
  12. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Queued from 5:30 pm overnight for tickets for Ipswich Town V Barnsley championship play off final May 2000. It was a great day :bravo:;):cheers::biggrin::cheers::biggrin::biggrin:
  13. D-Rider

    D-Rider New Member

    I also failed to get into Star Wars the first time we queued up and had to go and queue again the next day.

    Round about the same time we queued to see Superman as well. You'll really believe a man can fly, apparently.
  14. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Banksy ... about 4 + hours. But I felt that was part of the whole experience anyway! (you would be depressed if you thought otherwise).

    I've queued for other things too ... sales ... I remember when we were just about to buy our first house and we needed a fridge going and queueing outside the John Lewis sale to get one.
  15. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Nothing apart from the odd bus. Never. Ever. I refuse to, on principle. Especially anything which is supposedly "noteworthy". ;) If it's worth my attention, I will go in my own good time. If it's closed by then, they can fack orft :biggrin:
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