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ruddy  nightmare  post  gig  to get back to  central London by

public  transport  post( saturday )  gig  in 2005. 

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Just reading through some comments on the U2 Facebook page and seems a lot of people won't pay the ticket prices for seats and accusing U2 of no longer being a band of the people. 

 

I have been lucky and got Standing Tickets for both shows, as both myself and my partner are long term members so had 2 sets of codes. Both last Weds and this I was on the TM site with the countdown and within 60 seconds of countdown hitting 00.00 I had tickets, similar to the O2 gigs in 2015. I suppose we did just get lucky as it seems others have had a bad experience.

 

Personally, i do feel £187.00 is a little excessive to pay for decent seats, as £400.00 for us both to attend is a touch extreme but if the demand is there and it clearly is, as the O2 was full each night I went even in the £162.00 priced seats, then the tickets will be priced accordingly, regardless of my opinion. To counter that £70.00 for standing is a fair price in todays market and that is fortunately what we have got.

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Just to add a bit more perspective my daughter wants to see Little Mix on July 9th in Southampton, just looked and standing tickets are £86.00 ! Yes 86.00 that's more than U2 ! Sadly I have told her she can't as Mummy and Daddy are watching a real band that day at Twickenham

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evening all

 

i will be trying for twickenham2 seated tickets in the morning.

 

so far i can see 4 prices (£40, £78, £110 and £187), but cant tell which parts of the stadium are in which category. 

 

obviously the cheapest are farthest from the stage, and the most expensive will be closest. 

 

but does anyone have seated tickets in the £78 or £110 bracket? if so, can you tell me which blocks and tiers these are in, please.

 

(i'm sure ive seen a tout site that lists ticket face values [then multiplied by 5] but cant find which one it is) 

 

thanks

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evening all

 

i will be trying for twickenham2 seated tickets in the morning.

 

so far i can see 4 prices (£40, £78, £110 and £187), but cant tell which parts of the stadium are in which category. 

 

obviously the cheapest are farthest from the stage, and the most expensive will be closest. 

 

but does anyone have seated tickets in the £78 or £110 bracket? if so, can you tell me which blocks and tiers these are in, please.

 

(i'm sure ive seen a tout site that lists ticket face values [then multiplied by 5] but cant find which one it is) 

 

thanks

 

As far as I could tell, £78 is upper tier and £110 is lower tier around the corners (it kept offering me sections L21 and L9 in particular).

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.............and relax

 

in and out in the space of 5 minutes during this morning's Wires group presale. no stress, no bother. 

 

so after much flapping and venting i've ended up with GA tickets for both nights at Twickenham. 

 

relieved.

 

and happy. 

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what's it like taking the train to Twickenham? Say from Waterloo? Insane? Will I even make it back post show? ;)

 

The crowds at Twickenham station were pretty insane after the shows in 2005 - we didn't manage to catch a train until after midnight.

 

 

Can agree with that! My wife was proper panicking when we were stood near the front of an open train platform and thousands of people behind us, not to mention people properly packed those trains out. We only had to travel one stop before getting off for our hotel.

 

This time we've booked a hotel 20 mins walk away.

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It's mine and a friends 40th the week the shows are on. I rang her last night and told her me and my better half are taking her to see U2 on the Sunday. She started crying. I told her we got seats near the back so can't wait to see her face when we turn up and in RZ. Going to be a brilliant weekend.

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It's mine and a friends 40th the week the shows are on. I rang her last night and told her me and my better half are taking her to see U2 on the Sunday. She started crying. I told her we got seats near the back so can't wait to see her face when we turn up and in RZ. Going to be a brilliant weekend.

That's a nice surprise! Then make sure she does not read this forum ;-)

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It's mine and a friends 40th the week the shows are on. I rang her last night and told her me and my better half are taking her to see U2 on the Sunday. She started crying. I told her we got seats near the back so can't wait to see her face when we turn up and in RZ. Going to be a brilliant weekend.

What a brilliant surprise, nice one!

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what's it like taking the train to Twickenham? Say from Waterloo? Insane? Will I even make it back post show? ;)

 

The crowds at Twickenham station were pretty insane after the shows in 2005 - we didn't manage to catch a train until after midnight.

 

On rugby days they usually run buses from Twickenham into Richmond and beyond -  you can then get tubes back into London. I hope they will do the same for U2 so that might be an alternative to the train? xx

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Just to add a bit more perspective my daughter wants to see Little Mix on July 9th in Southampton, just looked and standing tickets are £86.00 ! Yes 86.00 that's more than U2 ! Sadly I have told her she can't as Mummy and Daddy are watching a real band that day at Twickenham

 

£86??? That's ridiculous - especially for a plastic pop group who might spend half their show miming! 

 

I'm sure your daughter will develop a better taste in music as she grows up - maybe you should start making U2 songs mysteriously appear on her music device of choice!  :P  

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Just to add a bit more perspective my daughter wants to see Little Mix on July 9th in Southampton, just looked and standing tickets are £86.00 ! Yes 86.00 that's more than U2 ! Sadly I have told her she can't as Mummy and Daddy are watching a real band that day at Twickenham

 

£86??? That's ridiculous - especially for a plastic pop group who might spend half their show miming! 

 

I'm sure your daughter will develop a better taste in music as she grows up - maybe you should start making U2 songs mysteriously appear on her music device of choice!  :P  

 

Its called supply and demand.

Unfortunately there wont be bands around in U2's class in the future.

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what's it like taking the train to Twickenham? Say from Waterloo? Insane? Will I even make it back post show? ;)

 

The crowds at Twickenham station were pretty insane after the shows in 2005 - we didn't manage to catch a train until after midnight.

 

On rugby days they usually run buses from Twickenham into Richmond and beyond -  you can then get tubes back into London. I hope they will do the same for U2 so that might be an alternative to the train? xx

 

 

Twickenham is a great stadium, but located very poorly for public transport options after the gig/match.

 

On previous occasions (including U2 gigs), I've found that the buses into Richmond are a better option than queuing forever for the train. Sure, that only gets you as far as Richmond, but there are more transport options there.

 

If you're feeling energetic, you can even walk to Richmond from the stadium. It's a fair hike, but entirely feasible if you're able-bodied and the weather is OK.

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Just to add a bit more perspective my daughter wants to see Little Mix on July 9th in Southampton, just looked and standing tickets are £86.00 ! Yes 86.00 that's more than U2 ! Sadly I have told her she can't as Mummy and Daddy are watching a real band that day at Twickenham

 

£86??? That's ridiculous - especially for a plastic pop group who might spend half their show miming! 

 

I'm sure your daughter will develop a better taste in music as she grows up - maybe you should start making U2 songs mysteriously appear on her music device of choice!  :P  

 

To be fair she does love listening to U2 too, absolutely loves Mysterious Ways and Every Breaking Wave Piano version, just school peer pressure for Little Mix as all her friends are going. Was hoping to take her to U2 but i just can't afford the seat tickets for us all and standing is 14 and over only. So she will have to wait until they eventually play the Isle of Wight Festival or until she is old enough to stand with us in a few years time.

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Wow two out of two! GAs sorted!

 

Thank you so much U2.com, TM, Mods and fellow fans for making this a breeze this time.

 

See you at the shows!

 

Much Love! Mark xox

Make that 3 out of 3! Just snagged a GA for Twickenham #2! :)

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