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I still haven't bought my Sambodromo tickets. Anyone want to go with me Feb 19th?
Posted February 6th, 2012 - 12:53 am by from Bronx, United States (Permalink)
Hi all, I'm late in the game but need to buy my tickets. Looking for anyone who wants join me-would prefer to not go alone but if I have to I will ;( Please let me know if you want to join so we can buy our tickets as soon as possible. Looking forward to it!


Posted February 6th, 2012 - 1:22 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Hi Lori... I too have not bought tickets yet from what I hear there is a big difference between tickets sold to tourists and locals. I also heard that new bunch of tickets will go on sale on the 8th. So if we are lucky we can get those tickets through locals. If not tickets can be bought elsewhere. Let me know if you like to go with me. Ciao. Oz

Posted February 6th, 2012 - 1:27 am by from Bronx, United States (Permalink)
Hey yes, let's go together! I don't know how to get a ticket through a local though and don't have really anyone to ask? The only thing is I don't want to wait and have the tickets go up in price as they've been. I want to buy them now--was just trying to see if anyone wanted to go with me before buying them. What you think?....

Posted February 6th, 2012 - 1:30 am by from Bronx, United States (Permalink)
Check out this link...these are the cheapest I've found so far:


Posted February 6th, 2012 - 1:32 am by from Bronx, United States (Permalink)
Wow I just noticed that most of the Sunday tickets are now sold out from when I looked a few days ago(no surprise)...no surprise! All the more reason to buy now...let me know...

Posted February 6th, 2012 - 1:40 am by from Bronx, United States (Permalink)
Hey Oz,

One more thing....how about Sector 10 for $140 USD. Here's a description of that grandstand:

Formerly Sector 4, the face-lifted Sector 10 views are no longer limited. Offering affordable tickets at grandstands and bleachers, the sector 10 is very popular among native residents of Rio de Janeiro and small groups of locals and carnival lovers. Sector 10 carnival tickets are a very good choice for those aiming to watch the Samba School formed from beginning to end, from the heights, in the rainbow of colors with all its floats and wings. The frisas, or open boxes, are also the least expensive from the Rio Sambadrome.

*I'll wait for your response....

Posted February 6th, 2012 - 2:04 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Hey Lori.. I know locals. So I know that tickets can be had for a decent price. If you use an iphone. You can text me on whats app. Here is my number +90 532 293 3358. What area are you staying ?

Posted February 6th, 2012 - 2:19 am by from Bronx, United States (Permalink)
Hey Oz, I'm staying on Av. Ns. de Copacabana between Constante Ramos & Barao de Ipanema--2 blocks from the beach. Where are you staying?

Don't have an iPhone but only an iTouch so I don't always have Wifi so it's best to keep the communication going here.

Is it definite there are more tickets on sale on the 8th? I'm sure they'll sell out within minutes. You sure you just don't want to buy them now? Honestly, that's what I prefer to do...

Posted February 6th, 2012 - 12:04 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Ok. Today I will clarify the tickets thing. Frankly, I am also concerned about tickets. But my friends in Rio assured me that even in the worst case scenario they are sold at the gates for 50 reals.

I am staying at Icarai - Sao Francisco beach.

Tonight I will be in Ipanema if you like to meet up let me know. I am probably going to enjoy some live music in one of the venues.

By the way here is my email .. shadchen@hotmail.com

Have a fabulous day


Posted February 7th, 2012 - 1:52 am by from Denton, United States (Permalink)
I have a ticket someone can have for cheap price.

Grandstands Service Pack, Sector 5 Sunday Feb 19th

My date cancelled so i'll be traveling alone.

Posted February 8th, 2012 - 1:44 pm by from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Permalink)
see my post at: http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=11110&post=11301359#gpid11301359
if it suits you just send me a pvt message! good luck!

Posted February 8th, 2012 - 5:10 pm from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Posted February 9th, 2012 - 3:40 am by from Denton, United States (Permalink)
I'll second that notion. Boo to opportunist.

Posted February 10th, 2012 - 7:32 pm by from Heidelberg, Germany (Permalink)
Hi Lori, I am right now in Sao Paulo stuck in the hostel because the raining and I am also a little bit late getting this tickets and it would be amazing if you could tell me please how did you manage this?

Greeting to you and I hope you are enjoying a lot Rio,