They did a similar thing in Dublin prior to the gig on thursday there. Anyone thinking about going I'd definitely recommend it. They were fantastic at Croke Park. I didn't really know what to expect given their age etc but it was an outstanding gig.
I've got Primavera festival in Barcelona the week before so in the space of less than a fortnight I'll be seeing Spiritualized, Belle & Sebastian, The War On Drugs, Bjork, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mogwai, The National, Father John Misty, Arctic Monkeys, Beach House, Slowdive, Richard Ashcroft and the Rolling Stones
Even better, Idlewild for the 19th time a fortnight after
Do you think your security can keep you in purity, you will not shake us off above or below. Scottish friction, Scottish fiction
Just thought I'd share in case anyone's wondering:
For those picking up lucky dip tickets on Saturday. You can do so between 10.30am and 2pm. There is chat on twitter about being escorted to your seat when you arrive and thus not being able to pick-up and leave with your tickets in order to come back later. This is what's been happening at other gigs, and the Stones website does say this is the case for all LD tickets, as well as AXS saying so on twitter...
I emailed Murrayfield to check it out and they have confirmed the escorting thing WON'T be happening on Saturday, pick-up times as above, and they (AXS) will be contacting us all with the update within the next couple of days.
I'm intending on going across first thing to get the tickets and then go back into town. My mate who I'm going with is working through the day anyway, so can't meet him until later on.
I had assumed that both attendees need to be present when getting the tickets. Hopefully the confirmation email explains clearly that this is not the case. Seems a bit restrictive to close the ticket office at 2pm - I expect that is guidance as opposed to a hard rule.