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Well last back in 2006 I did hear that the reason the first Sydney show sold out so quick was that it was all pretty much gone to pre-sales and promotors freebies.

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You can't gripe too much about not getting Red Zone tickets in the presale. To be fair they didn't have to presale any particular tickets and the majority of people that have already bought them were subscribing to this website since before there was even an Aus/NZ tour announced! Fair play to them.

 

That being said, anyone scapling tickets (RZ or otherwise) should themselves be scalped.

 

Although RZ would be cool, I was in pretty cheap seated tix at ANZ Stadium in Brisbane last tour and guess what?

 

IT WAS STILL AWESOME!

 

IT WILL BE AWESOME AGAIN!

Can too gripe. But yeah, it will be awesome.

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Pre sales are always just a subset of tickets. I'd say with a high degree of confidence that there will be Red Zone tickets released for general sale. 

Get someone interstate to get them for you. 

If you live in Melbourne and want Melbourne Redzones, get someone in Sydney or brisbane to get them from ticketmaster in person. 

If you live in Sydney or Brisbane, get someone in Melbourne to go to Ticketek. 

Seriously though, even if you get to the GA lineup late afternoon, there are amazing spots on the floor on offer. Don't beat yourselves up over it. 

I think there's talk of a livenation pre sale on Wednesday. i doubt they will have Red Zone or GA tickets as part of it, but you never know. 

Congratulations to U2.com, Ticketek, Tickmaster and LiveNation on the most confusing and inefficient pre sales since Vertigo 1. 

There are a lot of tickets being sold through Austereo as well. All staff in Melbourne had access to as many as they wanted. 

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[quote name='bluehammer wrote:


KiaKaha']

I'm gutted there were no Auckland RZ tickets left for Group 2. Still, glad the RZ tickets went to die hard U2 fans in Group 1 rather than just rich members of the general public. Got my GA tickets and will be lining up early to get near the front. Hopefully won't be too far away from you lucky RZ people. See you there!!!

 

 

GA is better than Redzone. You've saved $500 and got a better spot. 

 

Really Bluehammer? But you'd have to og real early to get a good spot right?

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Congratulations to U2.com, Ticketek, Tickmaster and LiveNation on the most confusing and inefficient pre sales since Vertigo 1. 

There are a lot of tickets being sold through Austereo as well. All staff in Melbourne had access to as many as they wanted. 
What pre-sales didn't use up, freebies to promoters, radio stations and their groupies who don't even like the band but just want the kudos of saying I've got tickets to U2.

 

And yes what a mess, poor Bajagirl is probably in hiding or fearing the number of PMs and posts she needs to read.

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My sister got to Frankfurt at 6:15pm. She took this photo during the show. 

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Inside the circle is not the be all and end all - Redzone tickets are outside the circle on the side. 

In the US there were many tales of people joining the lineup at 4 or 5pm (these are first hand accounts) and getting into the Circle. 

If you've money to burn then it saves you a bit of effort, you can get to the toilets easily if that's important to you. But one of the best spots IMO to watch the show was from the back of the inner circle or front of the outer circle. 

All shows so far except perth are on a weekday. People need to work in the leadup to Christmas. The lineups will be less nuts as a result than for the shows on weekends. 

Save your $500 and take it to Star City or Crown roll.gif

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[quote name='loocarmen wrote:


bluehammer wrote:

KiaKaha']

I'm gutted there were no Auckland RZ tickets left for Group 2. Still, glad the RZ tickets went to die hard U2 fans in Group 1 rather than just rich members of the general public. Got my GA tickets and will be lining up early to get near the front. Hopefully won't be too far away from you lucky RZ people. See you there!!!

 

 

GA is better than Redzone. You've saved $500 and got a better spot. 

 

Really Bluehammer? But you'd have to og real early to get a good spot right?

Yeah GA can get you into the inner circle I believe (if you get there early enough) either that or just push through and tell everyone your mates are in there and you're on your way back from the toilet.

 

Or dress in a suit and look official.

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GnomeGirl']I guess some fanclub money isn't as good as other people's. We don't get an allocation of all ticket options (ie no RZ) in Cedar. U2 would be the last group I'd ever think would be guilty of discrimination but there it is.

Sorry you didn't get what you wanted but for people like myself who have been loyal paying customers of this site since it began, even through all the quiet times, it is a just reward for hanging in there to get first pick of the ticket bunch. And that is fair enough. You guys do deserve the first pick. But it looks like what has happened is that all of the really good stuff in the presale went before Cedar got to play, and now, having just spoken to Ticketek, the public sale is going to start with better tickets than Cedar got offered too. Which does kind of suck. Public sales of these kinds of events are a nightmare, with the Ticketek site usually going on meltdown, but ... "they" really should have kept some of the good stuff for Cedar. We may not have been long term members of the fan club, but we have joined it, that shouldn't put you at a disadvantage over people that have not should it??

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bluehammer']Congratulations to U2.com, Ticketek, Tickmaster and LiveNation on the most confusing and inefficient pre sales since Vertigo 1. 

There are a lot of tickets being sold through Austereo as well. All staff in Melbourne had access to as many as they wanted. 

What pre-sales didn't use up, freebies to promoters, radio stations and their groupies who don't even like the band but just want the kudos of saying I've got tickets to U2.

 

And yes what a mess, poor Bajagirl is probably in hiding or fearing the number of PMs and posts she needs to read.

 

Sorry - to clarify the ones available to Austereo staff were through their social club and still had to be paid for. 

But when you have companies sponsoring tours it stands to reason that they should have access to tickets. As long as fans CAN get tickets, I have no problem with that at all. 

Long time subscribers should have more access to tickets than short term subscribers. Who should have more access to tickets than non-subscribers. Stands to reason. 

 

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I've sofar seen U2 in Berlin, Göteborg, Horsens I og II on this tour. All GA - and absolutely GREAT spots. I don't quite understand the fuzz about RZ. My friends who went there weren't too excited about the view. I understand of course the big advantage of not getting in line from pretty early on. But I would definitely go for GA any day (plus it's cheaper).... So to those of you who got GA instead of RZ. Congrats!!

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Quote 'But one of the best spots IMO to watch the show was from the back of the inner circle or front of the outer circle.'

You are right those spots are the 2 I got last year in US and they were great. Got to Houston at 9am and Las Vegas about 3pm...so many people push in as well but I got back fence inner circle Houston and 2 back middle outer fence LV and here are a couple of my photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/52881697@N06

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[quote name='bluehammer wrote:


Nniixx wrote:

bluehammer']Congratulations to U2.com, Ticketek, Tickmaster and LiveNation on the most confusing and inefficient pre sales since Vertigo 1. 

There are a lot of tickets being sold through Austereo as well. All staff in Melbourne had access to as many as they wanted. 

What pre-sales didn't use up, freebies to promoters, radio stations and their groupies who don't even like the band but just want the kudos of saying I've got tickets to U2.

 

And yes what a mess, poor Bajagirl is probably in hiding or fearing the number of PMs and posts she needs to read.

 

Sorry - to clarify the ones available to Austereo staff were through their social club and still had to be paid for. 

But when you have companies sponsoring tours it stands to reason that they should have access to tickets. As long as fans CAN get tickets, I have no problem with that at all. 

Long time subscribers should have more access to tickets than short term subscribers. Who should have more access to tickets than non-subscribers. Stands to reason. 

 

Sponsors should go in corproate boxes or something and not ahead of fans, that's how I feel anyway.

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Well last back in 2006 I did hear that the reason the first Sydney show sold out so quick was that it was all pretty much gone to pre-sales and promotors freebies.

Interesting.  It's who you know unfortunately. Highly annoying, but it's always been that way. God, I remember camping out for almost a week to get front row Love Town tickets only to watch the staff reel off ticket after ticket for themselves just before 9 o'clock!  Mind you, I was lucky enough in 92 and 93 to get tickets through Principal Management and the Aussie Promoter. They were much more approachable and friendly back then! All I did was ask nicely :)

I really wanted Red Zone for the first Melbourne show so I wouldn't have to stress but am more than happy with my GA. It's true that wherever you are at a U2 show is a good spot!

Good luck on Friday for everyone still trying to get the ticket they want!

 

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 having just spoken to Ticketek, the public sale is going to start with better tickets than Cedar got offered too.

I am glad that I at least have a ticket, but it will be sucky if you are right.

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Quote 'But one of the best spots IMO to watch the show was from the back of the inner circle or front of the outer circle.'

You are right those spots are the 2 I got last year in US and they were great. Got to Houston at 9am and Las Vegas about 3pm...so many people push in as well but I got back fence inner circle Houston and 2 back middle outer fence LV and here are a couple of my photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/52881697@N06

Hey sounds like you were right near me in Vegas - I was 1 back from the outer rail in the middle, near the bride and groom. 

There's mine smile.gif

On back rail of the circle for the RoseBowl. Both brilliant spots and better IMO than the Redzone unless you are 5'1" or have a weak bladder. 

 

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Remember there are only around 300 spots in the Red Zone - that's only 150 fan club members if they buy two. So not many really, and it goes without saying they should ALL go to LOYAL fan club members who have been with the site before the Aust tour was announced and not just joined as Johhny-Come-Lateleys.

I really can't believe the ingratitude some people have about the pre-sale system, how much better is it than the old days when you would have to spend a cold night out on the pavement to line up, and even then you weren't guaranteed a good seat. I remember Lovetown in 1989, I joined the ticket queue 12 hours before the box office opened and still only got seats about 100 rows back. Now you just do it from the comfort of work and home and the whole thing takes 5-10 minutes max.

For those with GA tickets, there is the opportunity to have even a better spot than in the Red Zone by getting to the stadium nice and early and you are paying $250 less for the privilage.

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Wow you got some great photos too-yeah we must have been very close-I am actually not even 5 feet tall happy.gif and didn't drink much all day so could avoid toilet run-although ended up nearly fainting during encore(had to crouch down but ended up closer to the stage(sorry for going off topic guys) Thinking of trying for inner circle up front this time-what do you think(although outer circle as great other than tall bastard ho pushed through crowd and stood in fromt of us)

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Yeah you are right regards GA and RZ. Just remeber for GA q-don't have one person qing for like 6 people and be kind to all others :) especially short people roll.gif

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I really can't believe the ingratitude some people have about the pre-sale system, how much better is it than the old days when you would have to spend a cold night out on the pavement to line up, and even then you weren't guaranteed a good seat. 
Did you have to pay $50 a year for the camping-on-concrete privilege?

Ingratitude? Most people would be perfectly grateful if the system worked. 

I would bet there will be RedZone tickets on sale on Friday to the public. 

Users who pay their money have every right to demand that the pre-sale code system is clear and effective. If tickets sell out, well so be it. But if you can't nab a ticket because your pre-sale code doesn't work, that is a disgrace. 

"It's better than how it used to be" isn't a fair defence. Technology has advanced, communication is easier via so many channels that never existed (email/twitter/bookface/forums/websites), yet the messages are still inconsistent, wrong, and riddled with basic technical problems, ie codes showing up as used when they are not. 

So... gratitude doesn't seem to be too warranted by the entire community. I got the tickets I'm after so this is not sour grapes. I just think there's nothing wrong at all with demand a quality of service for an expensive membership. 

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Yeah you are right regards GA and RZ. Just remeber for GA q-don't have one person qing for like 6 people and be kind to all others :) especially short people roll.gif

Short people? Nah... everyone for themselves once in there :-P

The queues tend to police themselves. Get to know the people around you. No problems whatsoever. 

 

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Remember there are only around 300 spots in the Red Zone - that's only 150 fan club members if they buy two. So not many really, and it goes without saying they should ALL go to LOYAL fan club members who have been with the site before the Aust tour was announced and not just joined as Johhny-Come-Lateleys.

I really can't believe the ingratitude some people have about the pre-sale system, how much better is it than the old days when you would have to spend a cold night out on the pavement to line up, and even then you weren't guaranteed a good seat. I remember Lovetown in 1989, I joined the ticket queue 12 hours before the box office opened and still only got seats about 100 rows back. Now you just do it from the comfort of work and home and the whole thing takes 5-10 minutes max.

For those with GA tickets, there is the opportunity to have even a better spot than in the Red Zone by getting to the stadium nice and early and you are paying $250 less for the privilage.

For the Love Town Tour I was second in the queue from 5.00pm on Friday right through to Monday 9.00am luckily I was in the tunnel between Wynyard station and Hunter St so we were inside at least.

 

Probably lucky because I forgot to take a blanket or sleeping bag.

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[quote name='bluehammer wrote:


airwalk74']Yeah you are right regards GA and RZ. Just remeber for GA q-don't have one person qing for like 6 people and be kind to all others
:)
especially short people
roll.gif

Short people? Nah... everyone for themselves once in there :-P

The queues tend to police themselves. Get to know the people around you. No problems whatsoever. 

 

Will be my 10th and 11th U2 gigs(rather experienced GAer-I know what elbows are for)...the johnny come lately like the giant in Houston who obviously arrived in GA inner circle half an hour before they started and stood in front of me and 4 other midgets pissed me off thoughmad.gif-I had qed for 9 hours and other 14. You are right-all those around you should protect your spotsdevil.gif

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Rav1-try looking on Friday morning on the Ticketek site then

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[quote name='kittykat wrote:


SandSCreative'] having just spoken to Ticketek, the public sale is going to start with better tickets than Cedar got offered too.

I am glad that I at least have a ticket, but it will be sucky if you are right.

 

Well put it this way, the Ticketek dude said to me that ALL ticket kinds will be available in the public sale.

 

Ipso fatso (as Bart would say) there will be RZ tix for the public sale.

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