manned metro booth update

Thank you to all that offered assistance to my request. It is 11:05 and we just got back from the concert. I picked up the carnet earlier at the Tabac. We came out of the concert just before 10:30 hopped on the metro to Chateles. (In case someone else needs to know Bercy did have a manned booth that was still open.) We did end up walking from Chateles as I couldn't figure out what line to transfer to, but it's a beautiful night and only took 15 min.
Again thanks to all, you are the best.

Posted by Joann
Dartmouth, MA, USA
123 posts

Let's just say with all the screaming going on I don't think it really mattered whether they could sing. But seriously, they did a good job. I like the way they do it here, there is no opening act, they started right on time and played just 5 min short of 2 hours. My girls were in heaven and our seats were pretty good. So a good time for all.
Thanks again!

Posted by Nicole P
Truro, NS, Canada
708 posts

Joann - I didn't notice you were in Mass! Lol. I'm a huge square - no drinking, no smoking, no drugs (ok, not a square - I just like myself with no chemicals!)...so it was very disappointing to me. One of my skeeviest moments was actually in Paris at Eiffel Tower (and I'm sure she wasn't a local). We were joining the throng to head for the elevators and this woman kept pushing up against my back...shoulder to knees - and it was nowhere near crowded (either she reallllly liked me, or was trying to pick my pockets...and failing). I am not one to 'back down' when my personal space is being invaded, but after 2 min of this - I jumped out of the way and pointed for her to go in front of me...she looked shocked and didn't understand why...that also brings back the memory of the guy on a really crowded bus in Florence who seemingly was grinding his, ahem, crotch into my bum, and I couldn't move...it was sardine city. That being said, we've met some really great people - even in Boston! ;)

Posted by Karen
Fort Wayne, IN, USA
1519 posts

You were at a teeny bopper concert so wouldn't have had this issue anyway, but I was struck by how little the French drank at the Dylan concert that I saw at Bercy. Vastly different from rock concerts in the US. Those stairs back up were pretty steep-maybe they didn't want to be making toilet trips.

Posted by Nicole P
Truro, NS, Canada
708 posts

We've been lucky to see U2 3 times in concert - the 1st time at TD Gardens in Boston - it was awful! The drinking, the smoking, and POT smoking going on around us...I was sickened and couldn't concentrate on the band as the pot smoking A-hole beside us was flailing about so much, I feared for my safety. (we are much more polite here for concerts in Halifax, they'll drink, but no smoking). The 2nd time, at least we saw them in Foxboro, Mass at an open stadium, so smoke was way less irritating. The 3rd time, we went to Paris to see them (in 2010, good times!). There were 90,000 well behaved people there (well, near us, anyways) - it was the best!

Posted by Joann
Dartmouth, MA, USA
123 posts

I know what you mean about politeness. The teenager next to me kept apologizing for invading my space. I kept saying no problem as she was just excited like my 2. I see your problem with the U2 concerts tho, they were in Massachusetts. No matter where we go my kids think everyone else is way more polite than people at home. See another good reason to travel with your kids!