I received some help here while planning my trip, so I have returned to help...
We left our hotel around 3pm, stoped at Peppermints Family Restaurant in Henrietta for an early dinner.
We were on our way by 3:45pm...
Our GPS and cell phones did not work! Thankfully I had printed out mapquest directions as well. However, being Canadian and unfamiliar with the area was stressful!
At one point we had to quickly decide East or West and I chose West on the NY Thruway.... which is a disaster!!! It was the wrong way and you can't get off for over 30min! So we had to pay the toll, turn around and drive back.
Once we got off the highway, there was lots of traffic. We had to make a left and it was bumper to bumper and not moving!
We could see people parking at the plaza, but because our friend just had a heart attack two months ago... and we didn't know how far away it was to walk... we didn't join the walkers.
We finally made it to what we thought was the entrance... but wasn't
We saw a sign for the premium parking and headed that way. We figured it would be better to pay more and not miss the show!
Again the traffic was not moving, we asked some people if they knew how much further...and they pointed it out.
So we pulled off and bailed, paid $10 for parking at a little motel and started walking.
We finally got to security and directed to the lawn express walkway.
It is not paved, it's not easy to walk on, big chunks of stone through the trees. Walking with someone not steady on their feet was precarious.
We got up the steep hill, much too late for a good position. We could see the screens, not Rod!
The evening was beautiful, Rod was great! It was like watching tv outside!!
There were only 5 portapotties for our side.
Someone said there were more at the other side, but there was at least a 40 min wait.
There was no encore which I found surprising, but both Rod and Cymdi Lauper put on a great show!
When it was time to leave, the grass was a little slippery, so we had to be careful... not much lighti g either. Someone was nice enough to use their phone to light the way.
It was pretty dangerous walking in the dark through the trees in the rocks, everyone went slowly.
It got much better when we got out to the main sidewalk.
The exit from the venue area moved much faster and we got to the highway in no time.
I don't know why it's so congested to get in... there's just as many cars.
Better signage would improve things, having traffic control also wouldn't hurt.
We got lost getting back to the hotel as well, it was pretty confusing once you got into Henrietta...
I don't think I'd see a concert here again... but if I did, I wouldn't get lawn seats. If you've paid for a seat and your late... it's waiting for you.
I don't know why our cell phones wouldn't work, do if your from Canada... make sure you bring lots of maps and directions with you... our phones worked in Aruba but not 2 hours drive from home! It would have helped so much if they worked!!