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Old 01-24-2023, 12:22 PM   #1
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**Official Wilmington 2023**

The only new addition to the 2 night stands this summer, what do we know about this venue? Looks relatively small and it's a pricy lawn ticket vs the rest of the tour. Anybody been to the venue and can share? Intrigued and curious who will be making the trip.
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    Re: **Official Wilmington 2023**

    The WSP fans were pretty livid with this place because it's small and kind of unorganized judging by their posts. I'm going to skip this (and I've seen every NC show for ages) and only do Charleston. The venue looks like a random shell by a flat ground with temp seats... meh.
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    Old 01-24-2023, 01:52 PM   #3
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    Re: **Official Wilmington 2023**

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    The only new addition to the 2 night stands this summer, what do we know about this venue? Looks relatively small and it's a pricy lawn ticket vs the rest of the tour. Anybody been to the venue and can share? Intrigued and curious who will be making the trip.
    Been to a handful of shows here. Right in downtown Wilmington so walkable to riverwalk, restaurants etc. About a 15 min drive to Wrightsville beach area if you're looking for the sand.

    More pricey lawn ticket feels justified based on how close it is. There are not a lot of seats at all so the lawn is for sure closer than the larger typical spots DMB hits.

    I've enjoyed every show I've been to there to be honest! Could for sure see why people are mad about it but I was excited for the venue / town to keep on adding artists (this place has gotten solid shows during its first few years). Opened just a few years ago.

    I've seen The Avett Brothers, bon Iver and others there
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    Old 01-24-2023, 02:00 PM   #4
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    Re: **Official Wilmington 2023**

    Lived in Wilmington since 2019, been to every WSP show here. The 2021 WSP shows were disorganized, because it was literally the grand opening of the venue. It has since been fixed and is a great spot to see a concert.

    Lawn tickets are pricey, because you are standing where most venues would be in a pavilion or enclosure.

    Lawn seating is more flat than usual because the venue doubles as a park when concerts are not being performed.

    I love seeing shows here, WSP, MMJ, Tame Impala, Glass Animals and a handful of others.

    Probably the most intimate location on the docket as the venue only holds 7k people, well worth it IMHO.

    As mentioned before, about a 10 minute walk from downtown Wilmington along the river with loads of bars and restaurants. Every WSP fan I have talked to after that opening night has loved coming here, so don't throw the baby out with the bath water!
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    Old 01-25-2023, 06:11 AM   #5
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    Re: **Official Wilmington 2023**

    How much are lawns going for? Thanks!
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    Old 01-25-2023, 06:14 AM   #6
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    How much are lawns going for? Thanks!
    Pit/Reserve - $150
    Lawn - $75

    Edit: But weird, if you select a pair of Lawns then it says $65 each, for a total of $153. And it shows $0 shipping for me, so I assume it knows I'm still on will call
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    Old 01-25-2023, 06:45 AM   #7
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    Pit/Reserve - $150
    Lawn - $75

    Edit: But weird, if you select a pair of Lawns then it says $65 each, for a total of $153. And it shows $0 shipping for me, so I assume it knows I'm still on will call
    Much appreciated - looking forward to checking out this venue and spending a few days in the Port City!
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    Old 01-25-2023, 02:31 PM   #8
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    Much appreciated - looking forward to checking out this venue and spending a few days in the Port City!
    If we can get a group of Ants together, I can try to setup a pregame one night here in town!
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    Old 01-25-2023, 10:35 PM   #9
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    Re: **Official Wilmington 2023**

    Looking forward to these shows! Shocked Charlotte finally got skipped for the first time ever. Wish there was an incline in the seats for us short folk at this venue lol. Will be my first shows at Live Oak.
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    Old 01-26-2023, 07:26 AM   #10
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    Looking forward to these shows! Shocked Charlotte finally got skipped for the first time ever. Wish there was an incline in the seats for us short folk at this venue lol. Will be my first shows at Live Oak.
    Get there early and get up front.
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    Old 01-27-2023, 07:33 AM   #11
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    Looks like I'm putting in for these shows.
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    Re: **Official Wilmington 2023**

    I want to go with a group of 5-6 to these shows, but seems like not an ideal venue for that with warehouse limit at 2 for RSVD seats. Anyone who has been there before, how big is the drop off between lawn and seats? Would I be better off just getting six lawn seats so we are all together? Just worried about the lack of incline and normally value being in a seat.
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    I want to go with a group of 5-6 to these shows, but seems like not an ideal venue for that with warehouse limit at 2 for RSVD seats. Anyone who has been there before, how big is the drop off between lawn and seats? Would I be better off just getting six lawn seats so we are all together? Just worried about the lack of incline and normally value being in a seat.
    The venue is so small, there really isn't a huge dropoff. I typically get lawn seats here for that reason.
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    Old 01-30-2023, 12:01 PM   #14
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    Re: **Official Wilmington 2023**

    This picture from google shows from the stage view
    https://goo.gl/maps/5KQudynGLPA3R27c8

    I had 2nd to last row in the seats for OAR & Dispatch last summer and it was fine. Lawn isn't much further back since everything there is small.

    There's a little hill off the back left of the photo but majority of the lawn is completely flat and there's no screens except for whatever each band brings.

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    This picture from google shows from the stage view
    https://goo.gl/maps/5KQudynGLPA3R27c8

    I had 2nd to last row in the seats for OAR & Dispatch last summer and it was fine. Lawn isn't much further back since everything there is small.

    There's a little hill off the back left of the photo but majority of the lawn is completely flat and there's no screens except for whatever each band brings.
    Cool Pic! How do you get those seats side stage right???
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    Cool Pic! How do you get those seats side stage right???
    https://www.livenationpremiumtickets...-bank-pavilion
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    Re: **Official Wilmington 2023**

    Not able to book this yet but hoping to add closer to show time. At least N2
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    Old 02-01-2023, 12:43 PM   #18
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    Sharing the screenshot of the post showing the venue
    https://imgur.com/a/hNShj56
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    Old 02-03-2023, 10:18 AM   #19
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    Re: **Official Wilmington 2023**

    For those who have been to the venue, what is the tailgating situation? Thank you for any insight.
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    For those who have been to the venue, what is the tailgating situation? Thank you for any insight.
    Practically none.
    I was there for OAR & Dispatch last year and most people pregame around town at the breweries & bars and then walk to the pavilion.
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    Old 02-04-2023, 05:45 AM   #21
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    Thank you for the info. Was trying to decide on booking a hotel within walking distance or save some money on one further away, if we were driving to tailgate.
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    Thank you for the info. Was trying to decide on booking a hotel within walking distance or save some money on one further away, if we were driving to tailgate.
    See if you can book a room at Arrive. Great hotel, right downtown, with a cool garden bar area and amazing adjoining restaurant.
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    Re: **Official Wilmington 2023**

    Full Temps for Wilmington and Charleston this morning. Hope that sticks!
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    Old 02-13-2023, 01:05 PM   #25
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    Declined N1 & Confirmed N2 reserved
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    Confirmed for both! Seats n1 & lawn N2! Pumped to check it this small venue!
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    Confirmed for both! Seats n1 & lawn N2! Pumped to check it this small venue!
    Same here
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    Declined N1, confirmed N2 pit! Just landed 101 row 17 for N1 on citi presale, so cya there!
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    Declined N1, confirmed N2 pit! Just landed 101 row 17 for N1 on citi presale, so cya there!
    damn, lucky you! when I check the citi presale at around 10:03am, all that was showing was lawn.
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    Old 02-14-2023, 01:44 PM   #30
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    Hoping I can snag a pair of seats for N1 on Friday. Guess I'll see how strong the wifi is from the pool in Cancun lol
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