From the UK to Costa Mesa, CA. Help needed =w= fans!

Hello!

I very, very rarely post on here but Weezer are one of my all time fave bands.

Im coming over to California this summer doing a tour, my main question is...

My flight from the UK lands in LA at 19:20 on the day of the Costa Mesa gig July 26th.

Now from what I gather the venue is 40 miles from the airport? Which would be about an hours travel? does anyone know what time weezer would be onstage? also, is it possible to make the journey from central downtown LA where my hotel will be to Costa Mesa? Is there a railway line? a bus? any weezer fans leaving late from LA for the gig? etc.

Also, if i did manage to get there how late is public transport in the states? could i get back to LA easily late at night? Anyone driving back after the gig? How much would a cab be!?

I know all this is a long shot but peoples help, opinions would be really helpful.

Thanks

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Hi Luke,

Hmmm that will be really tight for time; the concert time listed on ticket is 8:15PM (or 20:15; sorry, it takes us Americans a little bit to convert the 24hr clock system haha...at least for me it does). Based on last year, they started the show right on time...

Landing at 19:20 means you have an hour before concert, provided you land on time; then it'll take a bit of time to get through customs, get luggage etc... You are landing at LAX? If so, yes, you would be about an hour's driving time north from the OC fairgrounds in Costa Mesa (that's with no traffic, with bad traffic on a Friday night it could be more, which is almost guaranteed in LA)...I think it will be too tight to make the concert sadly =/.

Public transit leaves much to be desired in LA; but if you end up somehow getting into LAX on an earlier flight, you can do this:

Amtrak rail from LA Union Station (which is in downtown, you should be able taxi from your hotel) to Santa Ana (SNA) station;

http://tickets.amtrak.com/itd/amtrak 

From there the OC Fair runs an Express bus to the fairgrounds:

http://www.octa.net/Bus-Transit/Routes-and-Schedules/OC-Fair-Express/

(^the above site mentions Metrolink, the local SoCal rail system; but it runs limited times and doesn't appear to run later than evening business times; so Amtrak is the best best bet for making it to the fairgrounds roundtrip from LA)

Hope this helps, good luck on your own tour!

Hi Cherrie

Thankyou so much for your help!

My flights have been changed so i will arrive in LA at 3:20pm! So i have plenty time to get to Costa Mesa right?!

Do you have a ticket that definitely says concert time is 8:15pm? because on this website it says 6-7pm?

Can i also ask, do you not have support acts for some gigs in the states? will weezer come on to play at 8:15? or will there be a band on first?

Having looked up on the amtrak website i can get a train at 5:10pm to get me to Santa Ana for 6pm Then i just need a shuttle bus to the venue right? 

I can then get the train back from Santa Ana to LA at 11pm.

I will have been travelling for about 24 hours but I get to see Weezer!

Also, do i need to book train tickets in advance or will it still be around 16 dollars if i just go to the station on the day when i arrive and pay? Will the WEEZER show sell out also or could i pay when i arrived at the venue?

Hey Luke,

Nice going on the flight change! That should give you enough breathing room to get to Costa Mesa for sure =). Yes, my ticket says 8:15pm; as well as Ticketmaster lists time as 8:15pm http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0B004A4F99323D7E?artistid=766591&.... I think when .com here first listed the show date, they just didn't have a confirmed time yet from the venue...

As for opening support acts; there wasn't one in 2011 when they were at the OC Fair (not last year, ^ I was mistaken in the year when I mentioned it before)...at least not at the time listed for Weezer (I remember this distinctly because I assumed there would be something too; but they started *right* on time, and I was running to my seat and missed most of the first song =P haha)...so if that past show is an indication, they will most likely start at listed time with no openers.

RE: Amtrak to Santa Ana; yep, it looks like once you get to the SNA station, you just need to look for the OC Fair Express Bus/shuttle $4USD roundtrip...keep eye on that site as the date draws closer, looks like they haven't listed the bus schedule yet...though I'd think getting there at 6pm, you should be able to catch one in plenty of time. As to the Amtrak train ticket fare; I think like airfare, the earlier you can book the better; generally if you can do at least 14 days in advance it'll be 25% cheaper or so...so you'd save a few bucks, but if you had to get day-of tickets at the station, it'd probably be ok...

Weezer tix...oooh hmmm. I don't *think* it'll be completely sold out as the place is pretty big and at a fair I feel like they'll always be a couple seats to be found...but they may only be nose bleed seats left if you waited on the day off at the box office (I suppose you could chance it, there could be "good" last minute seats released if not used by the day of concert). Are you able to access either Ticketmaster US or Stubhub US when you are in a different country? 

Personally, anything you could take care of in advance, I'd do. Just less to worry/think about after you've been traveling all those hours-- but it'll be worth it for the Weez =D!!!


LukeDND said:

Hi Cherrie

Thankyou so much for your help!

My flights have been changed so i will arrive in LA at 3:20pm! So i have plenty time to get to Costa Mesa right?!

Do you have a ticket that definitely says concert time is 8:15pm? because on this website it says 6-7pm?

Can i also ask, do you not have support acts for some gigs in the states? will weezer come on to play at 8:15? or will there be a band on first?

Having looked up on the amtrak website i can get a train at 5:10pm to get me to Santa Ana for 6pm Then i just need a shuttle bus to the venue right? 

I can then get the train back from Santa Ana to LA at 11pm.

I will have been travelling for about 24 hours but I get to see Weezer!

Also, do i need to book train tickets in advance or will it still be around 16 dollars if i just go to the station on the day when i arrive and pay? Will the WEEZER show sell out also or could i pay when i arrived at the venue?

Be wary of traveling the LA Public Transit at night.  I remember several times being in Hollywood and not being able to take the train back to the Valley because the trains quit running at 12am (midnight).

If weezer plays at 8:15, you should be fine with public transit still running after the show, but just be careful.

Hi Gregor.

Thankyou for your warning, having looked up times the last train from Santa Ana to LA Union Station is 11:10pm. If Weezer start at 8:15pm I presume they'll be done by 10? 

Margarets Horsey has been kind enough to offer me a lift though so I may well end up travelling with him :)

Luke

very nice. enjoy the show!

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