Wembley (Hop Farm) Meet Up

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Wembley (Hop Farm) Meet Up

Postby linmag » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:24 pm

So.....does anyone know of a suitable venue near to Wembley Arena? John and I are going to the Saturday show, arriving London mid-afternoon. It would be nice to meat up with anyone else who will be arriving early.
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Re: Wembley (Hop Farm) Meet Up

Postby Vicomte » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:57 pm

There is the Green Man pub, very famous place for fans before gigs, or soccer matches. Plenty of bars and food outlets inside of course.

And there are these, plus there are more choices in and around the Wembley area:

http://www.matchdayapp.com/a-guide-to-w ... ing-holes/
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Re: Wembley (Hop Farm) Meet Up

Postby lizzytysh » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:28 pm

I've felt sorry to watch the chaos that ensued following the very wise choice of change of venue... due to weather unpredictability. Seriously hoping that the financial losses won't be major or for many. Hoping that someone will hastily come to the rescue of the woman coming from Israel. Knowing that once all is sorted everyone will have a wonderful time.
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Re: Wembley (Hop Farm) Meet Up

Postby Vicomte » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:09 pm

Not sure lizzytysh, this is the third time we personally have been put out, it is galling and leaves a rather bitter taste in the mouth, not of LC of course but AEG, his Manager and the ticket stealers, sorry, sellers. Seems to me that it can be a case of first get the fans money and then worry about what might, or might not be later.

Some of the people have already said on here that they won't be buying tickets due to what has occurred but that won't worry the people making the profits, as there is sure to be another person who will buy, including us of course. It's the fans that suffer, always been the same but some groups/singers will make announcement as to their feelings, one can only hope that if LC says something about the debacle, he doesn't leave it just for those that attend Wembley but announces it a little more publicly.
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Re: Wembley (Hop Farm) Meet Up

Postby Mabeanie1 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:07 pm

lizzytysh wrote:Hoping that someone will hastily come to the rescue of the woman coming from Israel. Knowing that once all is sorted everyone will have a wonderful time.
She's sorted Lizzy 8)

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Re: Wembley (Hop Farm) Meet Up

Postby kitten2407 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:37 pm

I'm a single mum with 4 children, living in Scotland. I gave up smoking, saved the money and bought a ticket, travel and accommodation, to see the most amazing poet perform live in the perfect setting.

Yesterday, like everybody else, I received an email to say oops, but we've decided to move the concert. The money I spent on travel and accommodation is NON REFUNDABLE !!! £200 wasted, the result is, I will have a very quiet weekend in Kent, on my own, no concert, because to be honest I wouldn't have bought a ticket for wembley if it had been there in the first instance. So I'm not going to throw good money after bad to get a seat where I will need a pair of binoculars to see Mr Cohen on the big screen. I can buy the DVD at a later date and enjoy it in the comfort of my own home.

Anybody know where is good for a quiet pint in Marden, Kent ?


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Re: Wembley (Hop Farm) Meet Up

Postby TipperaryAnn » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:11 pm

lizzytysh wrote:I've felt sorry to watch the chaos that ensued following the very wise choice of change of venue... due to weather unpredictability.
What?!! If this were the reason, all concerts before Paris would need to be moved to indoor venues.
(Certainly we in Ireland are hoping that this soggy Summer reforms before Sept. 11th. )
And who was it who chose all these outdoor venues in the first place? Not the ticket buyers...

As has been pointed out by several forum members on various threads the weather has nothing to do with this decision. As was said long ago in the Bible, " Money is the root of all evil".
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Re: Wembley (Hop Farm) Meet Up

Postby Padma » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:26 am

Ruth - I feel terrible for you...wish there was something that could be done...
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Re: Wembley (Hop Farm) Meet Up

Postby 1000-kissesdeep » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:40 am

Hi Ruth, please personal message me your mobile number, I had booked kent accomodation and its such a lovely place it was worth going anyway (i'll be there saturday). I have arranged my ticket to be transfered to wembly with ticketmaster, can you not arrange for your ticket to be transfered? If you are on the train i could help with transport from kent to wembly on early sunday morning, but staying in london sun night. I am a new fan and love LC's work so much. I feel so sorry if you cant see him, and all the effort you put in to go :( Speak with your ticket provider! I have no idea what seating ill get even though i paid full price tickets for hopfarm. I was looking forward to such a lovely, open venue with the cafes and the afternoon to while away and meet other fans. I had purchased mats to sit on and waterproofs with warm clothing especially. I guess wembly is indoors? Never been there before. I thought the hop farm venue really suited LC and his fans, wembly is much different i agree, but i must see him so i changed my ticket, but as yet no confirmation so a little worried!
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Re: Wembley (Hop Farm) Meet Up

Postby 1000-kissesdeep » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:43 am

Ok, to everyone else, I was rather hoping to have a lesiurely afternoon meeting some of you at hop farm, please could you let me know if there is a group meeting up and at what time and where as i would so love to meet up. I guess there will be quite a few of us looking for food around 5pm? I have never been to wembly so have no idea what to expect. Is it indoor? and is it seated/standing tickets? how about cafes? Sincerely hoping to meet some fans. regards
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Re: Wembley (Hop Farm) Meet Up

Postby sueandtony » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:46 pm

Returned on Friday from a couple of days away (and it is August after all) to see the email from Eventim advising change of venue from the Hop Farm, to see also that the 24 hours we had to try and rebook had already expired. No decent ticketrs left, I am certainly not paying £95 to sit up where the air is thin and we won't even be able to see the screens, much less the stage. I don't know which is more disappointimg, to miss the concert or to realise that someone I have followed since the 1970's and always considered to be a person of some integrity could allow this to happen. And please don't anyone comment that it was probably not his decision, the responsibility stops with the man at the top. So it seems that, like so many others, he is money driven.................Very sad, but I guess that's the way of the world now.
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Re: Wembley (Hop Farm) Meet Up

Postby Mabeanie1 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:15 pm

sueandtony wrote:Returned on Friday from a couple of days away (and it is August after all) to see the email from Eventim advising change of venue from the Hop Farm, to see also that the 24 hours we had to try and rebook had already expired.
There is no mention of any 24 hour limit in any of the 4 e-mails I received from Eventim. Both the Past Bookers and first 3 rows links still work - I just checked - and there are tickets available, including front row for both days, so tickets are still being held for Hop Farm ticket holders.

The only 24 hour limit I am aware of was for people who did not hold Hop Farm tickets but wanted to go to Wembley. They were given a 24 hour pre-sale to buy tickets via the Forum - nothing to do with the e-mails from Eventim.

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Re: Wembley (Hop Farm) Meet Up

Postby 1000-kissesdeep » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:03 pm

I guess no one is meeting up then?
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Re: Wembley (Hop Farm) Meet Up

Postby Padma » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:28 am

How about the Green Man for a meetup? Or we could find somewhere in central London and travel in. I'm not sure what the pubs/restaurants around Wembley are like.....
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Re: Wembley (Hop Farm) Meet Up

Postby zodkavombie » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:41 am

Green Man sounds like a good idea. Any idea of time?
I am hoping to go on 9th, will know for sure in the next couple of days
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