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    Coming back from the Hydro

    Whatís the craic with the Hydro in relation to mid week gigs?

    Taking my youngest daughter to see Billie Eilish in June. Iíve looked at trains as I donít drive but I think thereís a a train at 10.29 meaning weíd end up missing part of the show. Heading back to Edinburgh after.

    Iíve priced buses and thereís a coach which is £25 return per person. It could be a plan!

    Damn these mid week concerts!


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    Citylink 900 from Buchanan Street Station, check the website for price/times. It's usually cheaper booking on the Megabus website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LustForLeith View Post
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    Whatís the craic with the Hydro in relation to mid week gigs?

    Taking my youngest daughter to see Billie Eilish in June. Iíve looked at trains as I donít drive but I think thereís a a train at 10.29 meaning weíd end up missing part of the show. Heading back to Edinburgh after.

    Iíve priced buses and thereís a coach which is £25 return per person. It could be a plan!

    Damn these mid week concerts!
    Used to be the last train was 11.30, would be heaving, take it that has now changed to the earlier time. We used to have to leave early sometimes even to make sure we were at the front of the queue in the station to get on the 11.30. Wasn't that many coaches. It was quite stressy and a bummer leaving the concert early, so we often got a cheap hotel and came back the next morning after peak time. They should really give more consideration to later train times when there is events on in Glasgow imo.

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    The last train (Queen Street) midweek is currently 23:45, gets in to Waverley around half 12.
    It's a good (brisk) 30 minute walk from the OVO Hydro to Queen Street, or, get a train from Exhibition Centre to Glasgow Central low level and it's an easy 10 walk to Queen St from there. Currently, there's a 23:23hrs train from Exhibition that takes only 4 minutes so you'd catch the 23:45 from Queen St no dramas.

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    Cheers folks!

    Regretting getting my 12 year old daughter tickets for this now!

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    I think bus travel is free for under age 22 but not certain.

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    You might be suprised. Concerts generally finish early and on time. The three venues on site coordinate their end times to avoid thousands queuing to get out the car parks or standing in the queue for the Exibition station. With checking with the venue

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    Quote Originally Posted by LustForLeith View Post
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    Whatís the craic with the Hydro in relation to mid week gigs?

    Taking my youngest daughter to see Billie Eilish in June. Iíve looked at trains as I donít drive but I think thereís a a train at 10.29 meaning weíd end up missing part of the show. Heading back to Edinburgh after.

    Iíve priced buses and thereís a coach which is £25 return per person. It could be a plan!

    Damn these mid week concerts!
    Was wondering how this was, did your daughter enjoy? I read Billie done a great thing at the O2 earlier in the week and stopped mid track when she noticed crushing in the crowd, and again when she heard a fan needed an inhaler. She thanked security and began the concert again once it had been dealt with. Apparently she can't be heard singing for the screaming from the crowds Don't really get her music personally, but comes across as a decent person who actually cares about her fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa Cruz View Post
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    Was wondering how this was, did your daughter enjoy? I read Billie done a great thing at the O2 earlier in the week and stopped mid track when she noticed crushing in the crowd, and again when she heard a fan needed an inhaler. She thanked security and began the concert again once it had been dealt with. Apparently she can't be heard singing for the screaming from the crowds Don't really get her music personally, but comes across as a decent person who actually cares about her fans.
    I heard about this but thought it was down south somewhere, Manchester?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moulin Yarns View Post
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    I heard about this but thought it was down south somewhere, Manchester?
    Sure I read the O2 which is in London. Might be wrong though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa Cruz View Post
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    Sure I read the O2 which is in London. Might be wrong though.
    Mixed messages, ther is an O2 in Glasgow as well.



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    No idea where, but the point stands, she did a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moulin Yarns View Post
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    Mixed messages, ther is an O2 in Glasgow as well.



    https://www.academymusicgroup.com/venues


    No idea where, but the point stands, she did a good thing.
    You forced me to check ... it was London.

    https://news.sky.com/story/billie-ei...the%20audience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa Cruz View Post
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    Was wondering how this was, did your daughter enjoy? I read Billie done a great thing at the O2 earlier in the week and stopped mid track when she noticed crushing in the crowd, and again when she heard a fan needed an inhaler. She thanked security and began the concert again once it had been dealt with. Apparently she can't be heard singing for the screaming from the crowds Don't really get her music personally, but comes across as a decent person who actually cares about her fans.
    Sorry just seen this!

    She loved it. So did I!

    Iím music daft, love going to concerts so it was good to take her along.

    It was funny as the place was pretty rammed early on. Support came from Jessie Reyez who I hadnít heard of before. Turns out she wrote the Calvin Harris/Dua Lipa track One Kiss so sheís quite talented! She was quite liberal with her language!

    It seemed fk take longer than usual for Eilish to come on stage. Main acts at gigs Iíve been to are on about the 8.30 mark. It was closer to nine before she came on.

    Iíve no really been following the news about it but heard sheís been on the news recently. At one point she looked really emotional saying she needed that crowd and show. Feel quite sorry for her in a way. Sheís constantly scruntined for her looks and her appearance. Being a dad to a couple of girls Iíd hate to imagine them feeling that pressure.

    But the show was great. She commanded the stage well, played an extra song and seemed to properly enjoy it towards the end.

    There were occasions of people fainting not just for Eilish but also for Reyez as well. Both acts pointed this out and reassured those struggling that security were on their way.

    Managed to get a lift back from my wife as well. No idea how we would have done it as we never left until 10.40 and I think the next train from the Hydro was about 11.30!

    Funny though. Like Eilish, never really got into her last album but live it made more sense.

    And my daughter has strict instructions not to repeat the language she heard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LustForLeith View Post
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    Sorry just seen this!

    She loved it. So did I!

    Iím music daft, love going to concerts so it was good to take her along.

    It was funny as the place was pretty rammed early on. Support came from Jessie Reyez who I hadnít heard of before. Turns out she wrote the Calvin Harris/Dua Lipa track One Kiss so sheís quite talented! She was quite liberal with her language!

    It seemed fk take longer than usual for Eilish to come on stage. Main acts at gigs Iíve been to are on about the 8.30 mark. It was closer to nine before she came on.

    Iíve no really been following the news about it but heard sheís been on the news recently. At one point she looked really emotional saying she needed that crowd and show. Feel quite sorry for her in a way. Sheís constantly scruntined for her looks and her appearance. Being a dad to a couple of girls Iíd hate to imagine them feeling that pressure.

    But the show was great. She commanded the stage well, played an extra song and seemed to properly enjoy it towards the end.

    There were occasions of people fainting not just for Eilish but also for Reyez as well. Both acts pointed this out and reassured those struggling that security were on their way.

    Managed to get a lift back from my wife as well. No idea how we would have done it as we never left until 10.40 and I think the next train from the Hydro was about 11.30!

    Funny though. Like Eilish, never really got into her last album but live it made more sense.

    And my daughter has strict instructions not to repeat the language she heard!
    Sounds great, glad you both enjoyed and the return journey worked out well for you.

    Your daughter will likely have the concert bug now, I felt I was never away from the Hydro when mine was younger. Would be great to have a similar sized venue in Edinburgh to save on time and additional costs with the travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa Cruz View Post
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    Sounds great, glad you both enjoyed and the return journey worked out well for you.

    Your daughter will likely have the concert bug now, I felt I was never away from the Hydro when mine was younger. Would be great to have a similar sized venue in Edinburgh to save on time and additional costs with the travel.
    Say the same all the time.

    Going to the Big Top brought it home. Imagine if there was a decent concert venue in Edinburgh? I wish theyíd turned Drummond House at the Gyle onto something like that. Big venue, smaller venue, sports bar. Amble parking and decent transport links as well

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