Eat to the Beat Concerts

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Eat to the Beat Concerts

I've never been to one of these concerts before but want to go during my upcoming trip. How early do I need to show up in order to get a seat? Are they so popular that people get turned away?

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I've never been to one of these concerts before but want to go during my upcoming trip. How early do I need to show up in order to get a seat? Are they so popular that people get turned away?

It probably depends on the popularity of the act.

We saw Big Bad Voodoo Daddy last year. I'd say we waited no more than half an hour before the show began and spent very little of that time in the line. Most of our wait was in our seats, so not bad at all. Getting off our feet after a day of touring was quite welcome.

Six years ago, when the Beach Boys were at F&W, we got in line prior to the first concert only discover that the line was for the NEXT concert. The first one was already full. We could hear them well enough while wandering around that end of World Showcase, so we skipped the concert.

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Hmmm.....so prepare for the worst and hope for the best, eh? At least it's good to learn that I might be able to hear the concert even if I can't get seated at it. Thanks!

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Hang around outside the US pavilion and you'll be able to hear just fine, even if you can't get a seat.

But you'll be there the final week of F&W, yes? I don't think they have any mega-headliner acts that week, so you ought to be able to get a decent seat.

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But you'll be there the final week of F&W, yes? I don't think they have any mega-headliner acts that week, so you ought to be able to get a decent seat.

LoL... I'm a Jazz/Big Band kinda gal, so this made me laugh. If I'm not mistaken Big Bad VooDoo Daddy is closing the shows and they are amazing!! I was so disappointed that they were closing instead of opening the shows, so I didn't get to see them. They're a pretty big name, with a very loyal following. laugh

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Hang around outside the US pavilion and you'll be able to hear just fine, even if you can't get a seat.

But you'll be there the final week of F&W, yes? I don't think they have any mega-headliner acts that week, so you ought to be able to get a decent seat.

Depends on what you consider a mega-headliner, I guess. I'm a big Night Ranger fan from my youth, so I really want to see them. Yeah, I'm old.
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But you'll be there the final week of F&W, yes? I don't think they have any mega-headliner acts that week, so you ought to be able to get a decent seat.

LoL... I'm a Jazz/Big Band kinda gal, so this made me laugh. If I'm not mistaken Big Bad VooDoo Daddy is closing the shows and they are amazing!! I was so disappointed that they were closing instead of opening the shows, so I didn't get to see them. They're a pretty big name, with a very loyal following. laugh

They ARE amazing, and we loved seeing them last year. I was a little surprised that their concert wasn't mobbed. It did fill up, of course, but not to the extent that we had to wait hours to get in, or couldn't get in at all. I didn't mean to dis Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, but I guess they aren't everyone's thing.

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But you'll be there the final week of F&W, yes? I don't think they have any mega-headliner acts that week, so you ought to be able to get a decent seat.

Depends on what you consider a mega-headliner, I guess. I'm a big Night Ranger fan from my youth, so I really want to see them. Yeah, I'm old.
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laugh Honestly, the reason I don't consider them a "mega-headliner" is because they're AFTER my time. I was a grown, gainfully employed adult by the time they hit the music scene. So unlike the bands of my youth, they didn't make a huge impression on me. (Which is not to say I won't try to find a seat at one of their concerts.)

Now, if Epcot would just bring back the Beatles tribute band, I'd be happy. silly

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I agree..it would depend on the act. We enjoyed Loverboy when we were there..we got there maybe 20 minutes ahead of time and had no problem getting a spot. It was lots of fun!

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Now, if Epcot would just bring back the Beatles tribute band, I'd be happy. silly

GASP--wait a minute: Are you saying the Beatles band that used to play in the UK is GONE???? sad

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Sadly Gray, yes they are gone and have been replaced by another group of which I have not heard too much about.
PS nice to have you back posting on a more frequent basis.

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Now, if Epcot would just bring back the Beatles tribute band, I'd be happy. silly

GASP--wait a minute: Are you saying the Beatles band that used to play in the UK is GONE???? sad

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Well...I didn't see them...but I did hear "Hey Jude" coming from that performance area the other night...so maybe all is not lost? But I agree, I miss the Beatles tribute band.

I've never actually sat down for a concert, but again, I'll agree that if you want to catch part of a performance of a favorite, without standing in line, it's no problem to stand in the back and hear and see. I caught John Waite performing "Missing You" a year or two ago (can't remember when Smile ) and had no problems enjoying the performance immensely from behind the seats. Then, when I was finished, I was off to the next thing. It worked out well for me personally Smile

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Sadly Gray, yes they are gone and have been replaced by another group of which I have not heard too much about.
PS nice to have you back posting on a more frequent basis.

Thank you, it's nice to be back. I missed you guys! Sadly, I seem to only have time to visit the Disney forums when I'm planning a trip to Disney. I need to reclaim some time in my life for things I enjoy (like this!).

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We've saw Taylor Dayne last weekend and she was good, but loud (yes, I'm old) and her dress was VERY short, almost offensive. I was embarrassed for her, she's almost 50 now and should re-think her wardrobe. Last night we sat in the pouring blowing rain and saw Roger Hodgson (Super Tramp) and they were awesome! We saw the first show and got there 20 mins ahead and got one of the last seats under the cover. It was blowing so hard that we still go soaked. If we hadn't been soaked to the bone and cold, I would've loved to see them again.
You really don't have to get there much earlier than 15-20 mins. and like someone said, the wait will be in your seat, not in line. We've seen them full, but not to the point where you can't get in, but I guess it depends on who it is. The Beach Boys was like nothing we've ever seen and is not typical. There were lots of empty seats for Taylor Dayne.

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Thanks, Julie!

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