I will attend to the Manchester gig, I am not from the UK so I don't know how is the procedure since it is my first concert abroad.
I saw Muse few years ago; that time, one friend let me enter with them, they waited all day and I arrived late in the afternoon. I don't see why it is a problem here, if you organise yourself and agree with your friends to queue few hours it should be fine, I mean, if you have the chance to do it is in order to make it easier not with the nasty intention of bothering others, it is just organisation between friends. People with no friends liking MUSE must wait in the queue for long time 'cos there's no other option but if you would be in other shoes, you will take the advantage, right? Why not? As long as you cooperate switching or bringing some supplies, that's a reasonable condition.
Anyway, first time Muse played in Mexico I was standing, I was not the first one in the queue, many dozens of people in front of me but as soon as I entered, I ran as never before in my life, jumping and dodging obstacles and people and got in the very front
According to your expertise in this type of concerts, do you think it will be possible to do the same in the Man City Stadium??? To run like crazy and find the closest spot to the stage.
I can't wait to hear you all singing as you british do