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It was late 2007. I had grown up listening to Nirvana and other grunge bands. I was always in the mood for discovering similar bands, but I was mostly disappointed. One day, however, I discovered a band called Foo Fighters, founded by a former member of Nirvana. Although I wasn’t impressed with the band’s name, its music slowly grew on me during my late teen years.

However, I never got to see them live. Every time they played a concert in my hometown, I had something else to do, like exams or family reunions. But I’m glad to report that things have changed. I’m going to see Foo Fighters live at the Richmond Coliseum on Saturday, October 14, 2017. If you’re going to the same concert, too, here are the tools you need to plan this trip effortlessly.

How to Get Tickets

First, you can simply go to the Richmond Coliseum website and follow the instructions to buy your tickets. You can also check out Ticketmaster and make your purchase there. Even if tickets aren’t available through Ticketmaster yet, you can leave your phone number and receive a text message when they’re available for purchase.

Where to Find Flights

Throughout my travels over the past three years, i have always used Skyscanner for comparing flight options and booking tickets. I trust the results and recommend Skyscanner highly.

How to Book a Hotel

For my stays in Richmond, I used Hotel Planner to book accommodations. The website offers a variety of good hotels in and around the Coliseum. The price starts at $38 and goes up to $450 per night, so there’s an option for everyone’s budget.

How to Have Fun

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  1. Food

Food gets expensive at concert venues. So if you’d like to save money, it’s best to eat out and then go to the show.

  1. Alcohol

Nobody wants to pay $10 for a drink. Get together and have drinks at the hotel or at a bar before the show. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t drink at the concert, but at least you won’t need to drink as much.

  1. Friends

This sounds bit odd. But why would anyone go to the concert if they didn’t like the band? I’ve made friends at concerts, and it’s so much fun to go to our next concerts together rather than constantly looking for someone to go with me. Besides that, it’s always cool to have friends with a similar taste in music.

  1. Family

No matter how much we argue, family is family. There’s no point making them worried. Leave a note at your desk to tell them where you’ll be. Easy peasy!

  1. Be Nice

Everyone is there to enjoy and have a good time. You should expect a huge crowd, some pushing and pulling, a mess of drinks and food, and like-minded people with the same taste in music. Overall, you’ll have a good time. Life with music is a million times better than life without music.

What’s your favourite band? Have you been to Richmond? Let’s us know in the comments below.

 

Foo Fighters in Richmond Coliseum!!

32 thoughts on “Foo Fighters in Richmond Coliseum!!

  • July 12, 2017 at 12:43 pm
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    Really, Ticketmaster will give me a call when available. That’s really really helpful

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    • July 13, 2017 at 2:18 pm
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      As far as i know they will send text message.Goodluck Mandavi!

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  • July 13, 2017 at 2:20 am
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    Great tips. I wish I got to travel for more concerts.

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    • July 13, 2017 at 2:21 pm
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      Look up the concerts you would like to attend Joy. Sometimes they happen to be in the town you are in! If not, you can plan it well ahead in advance. Good luck

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  • July 13, 2017 at 2:26 am
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    As I am planning on attending at least one concert by end of 2017, these tips will come very handy. Thank you for sharing.

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    • July 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm
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      Glad it is coming to good use. Thanks for stopping by Kiran

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  • July 13, 2017 at 3:18 am
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    Love all these hints and tips! Really helpful for when I’m booking my next concert!

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    • July 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm
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      Glad you will use them. Thanks for stopping by Louise!

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  • July 13, 2017 at 4:26 am
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    Glad you are going to scratch off the Foo Fighters off your Bucket list. I had a similar experience with Guns N Roses. I never got to see them in their hey day and thought after the Axl/Slash Meltdown I would never get that chance. But I got a chance to see them on their reunion tour in Vegas! What a thrill.
    As for the Fighters Foo, I love Grohl. he is often sneaking around here in New Orleans sitting it with local bands and putting on impromptu shows with our local jazz musicians.

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    • July 13, 2017 at 2:49 pm
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      Glad you finally got to see GNR!I’ve never been to New Orleans, i think i would love to go there and hang out at your local jazz!hope it’s nice around there! Also sounds like he comes around a lot, get me a autograph Eric!

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    • July 13, 2017 at 2:50 pm
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      maybe they are coming to your town? Good luck!

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  • July 13, 2017 at 8:32 am
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    Great information and extensive list! I have been lucky enough to see them a few times! You will love them!!

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    • July 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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      Thanks, Ah lucky you!Hope you had a blast Chantal!

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  • July 13, 2017 at 8:35 am
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    I really didn’t know what to expect before reading this. I’m glad I did. I love all types of music and Foo Fighters are one of those bands that you can just get down with. You shared really good tips.

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    • July 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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      Glad you enjoyed the article. Thanks for stopping by Amanda!

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  • July 13, 2017 at 9:55 am
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    Nice tips. Never been to Richmond but sounds like Foo Fighters pretty cool.

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    • July 13, 2017 at 2:53 pm
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      Yea excited! Thanks for stopping by

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  • July 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm
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    Nice work. Foo Fighters are my fav band too.

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  • July 13, 2017 at 1:28 pm
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    Love the Foo Fighters!! I ended up missing them the last time they were in LA. I’m sure they were awesome. Super jealous you are going to see them & this post is very informative for both novice and experienced concert goers. Nice breakdown of all aspects that people can overlook when they get excited like i do to go see one of their favorite bands.

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    • July 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm
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      Yeah glad you enjoyed the article. See if you can make it to Richmond this October, Foo Fighters are playing then and Hotels are still plenty left. Good luck

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    • July 14, 2017 at 8:49 am
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      with pleasure:) hope you will make use of the info i shared.

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  • July 13, 2017 at 9:14 pm
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    Nice, Anna! Thank you for sharing your tips! I am a fellow music-lover (and a fellow “Anna”), but I imagine our tastes in music are a little different. Maybe I will have to check out this band, though! Ya never know…

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    • July 14, 2017 at 8:48 am
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      Hi Anna, what kind of music do you like? My music taste varies though from foo fighters to chet faker to bonoboo and others. Thanks for stopping by !

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      • July 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm
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        Oh, I am a weirdo, Anna…when it comes to music tastes! I’ve recently discovered the Bahamas, especially their record, “Barchords.” Feel free to see what you think! 🙂

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        • July 19, 2017 at 10:02 pm
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          Had to check them out lol liked lost in the lights, looking forward to rest of the album. I love bonobo. You may enjoy it 🙂

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