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I am planning on doing departures day for the first time this year. Most likely P&V West. Any advice would be much appreciated. What is the set up like (I don't suppose anyone has a wide angle shot to show what its like)? What sort of shots are achievable (post pictures please)? Any other general advice is greatly appreciated.

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here's my departures day album from last year, should give you some idea what to expect

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM ... NmNTdzX3JB
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Thanks.
Loving them phantom shots :rock:
I presume you were at the front of the P&V?
Did you need a step ladder or anything?
What time did you arrive? What were queues like etc?
Sorry for so many questions, but I want to make sure that its worth the money before parting with £40 for 2 tickets

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Canon wrote:Thanks.
Loving them phantom shots :rock:
I presume you were at the front of the P&V?

Did you need a step ladder or anything?
What time did you arrive? What were queues like etc?
Sorry for so many questions, but I want to make sure that its worth the money before parting with £40 for 2 tickets

Cheers,
James


I tend to position a little bit back with a ladder that won't get in anybody's way, you can normally get to the front and grab a shot or two although it does get a bit hectic if something like a Greek Phantom is taxying. The enclosure is not huge but there is plenty of space. First departures normally 9 , if you want to get your position at the front probably need to be in queue at 7 although 8 is fine for me. Once it opens queues are minimal. Is it worth the money? definitely , with a bit of decent weather it's one of the highlights of my year.
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Thanks again
Not got enough room in the car for ladders along with all our stuff for camping. But I'm only staying in Totterdown so can be there as early as I need to be to get a front row spot.
I'm guessing at the front its just a rope like on the show days?
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Canon wrote:Thanks.
Loving them phantom shots :rock:
I presume you were at the front of the P&V?
Did you need a step ladder or anything?
What time did you arrive? What were queues like etc?
Sorry for so many questions, but I want to make sure that its worth the money before parting with £40 for 2 tickets

Cheers,
James

You don't need ladders - indeed you will be the object of much derision and insults if you use ladders - there is simply no need for them unless your intention is to look like a wally, and to annoy everyone else.

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Beeza wrote:
Canon wrote:Thanks.
Loving them phantom shots :rock:
I presume you were at the front of the P&V?
Did you need a step ladder or anything?
What time did you arrive? What were queues like etc?
Sorry for so many questions, but I want to make sure that its worth the money before parting with £40 for 2 tickets

Cheers,
James

You don't need ladders - indeed you will be the object of much derision and insults if you use ladders - there is simply no need for them unless your intention is to look like a wally, and to annoy everyone else.


I got told that there was a 6ft fence surrounding the enclosure by another user of this forum, and he said you could easily see over it with a small ladder. So i presumed viewing was either through or over that fence, hence my question. Obviously if there is no fence then there is no need for a ladder
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Only the VERY short would need a ladder at P+V West as this image from 2010 shows. I suspect that you'll be fine without.

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Thanks
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Much more relaxed in P&V West as well on departures day Tends to be a scrum in East

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Is admission possible for departures day 'on the day', or do you have to buy advance tickets like the show days?

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Tickets are available on the day.

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Wonder if the U2 will depart Monday ?

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