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  1. 4 points
    I saw U2 for the first time in October 1989 in Sydney on the love town tour. I was still at school, had just started to drive, and lining up for 3 hours at the Jolimont Centre in Canberra to get tickets also saw me get my first ever parking ticket. In those days (before mobile phones) my sister had no way of telling if I would be successful to get tickets for us, so she went for telephone sales and we ended up with four tickets, two of which we passed onto a friend and her brother. All four of us had a road trip to Sydney and stayed in a hotel near Ultimo (where the Entertainment centre is). It was my first night out in Sydney - the atmosphere was electric – U2 cover bands in pubs (which I couldn't enter because I was underage) – just incredible. Next time I saw U2 was when I was living in the UK with my wife in 2001, and managed to get tickets for Paris, and soon after in Birmingham. For Paris, we made a holiday out of it. Arrived on Bastille day, got absolutely drenched in a downpour, Salvador Dali museum, and so many other great memories. At the concert, we asked some fellow Aussies in front of us to take a pic (35 mm film!). They kept hesitating because another Aussie behind us was photobombing us. They asked him to stop because they didn't want to waste our film and he just said “Nope!”. So our pic at that concert has some bloke behind us with a huge grin on his face (see below). For Birmingham, we drove from Southampton in our “new” second hand car – which decided to stop suddenly on the way. We were just stuck. Again – no mobile phone, no one would stop to help us….we were just stuck (along with an Italian colleague from work – who was not very happy about the situation). Eventually the car started again and we made it to the show while the opening act was still playing. We never figured out what went wrong with the car. In 2005, I was living in NZ and managed to get tickets for the March 17, 2006 show in Auckland for the Vertigo tour. The show sold out so quickly – there was a news story showing people crying because they missed out – so, I considered myself very lucky. My wife and I had been living apart for 15 months while I started a new job and she was due to join me on March 1 2006 - so the concert was going to be our first trip away from Wellington. That was the leg that was postponed due to The Edge’s daughter being sick. We hung onto our tickets ready for the rescheduled shows, and when they were announced we were unable to attend as it was a little more than a week out from the expected arrival of our first child. So, we were able to get a refund on the ticket and of course our disappointment didn’t last long at such an exciting time of our lives. Since then we have never been at a situation that would have allowed us to easily seen the band. So when the Singapore announcements came there was no question that my wife and I would want tickets, and my daughter, whose arrival nearly 13 years ago prevented us seeing the rescheduled show in NZ, will also come along (and of course her younger brother). I used up all my four presale allotments for Nov 30th show, and I will happily be competing for the Dec 1st show in the public sales as I have every other time I have seen the band. If luck is with me, my wife and I will get an extra show. If not, we move on with yet more happy memories and another story to tell. This time my kids’ wide eyed faces will be in the mix and I just can’t wait.
  2. 4 points
    OK - So today i got to go for my first ever pre-sale for the Singapore show. Due to location and circumstance, I had never been in a position to go through this process before, so having been a member of U2.com for years, the Singapore announcement was a dream come true. Having watched from the sidelines for a number of years, i had always thought the moderators did a fanstastic job, and felt a strong sense of community within Zootopia. Today, when things went a bit awry in the presales, I experienced first hand what I have watched for years and I am very grateful. The image below pretty much sums up the roller coaster from this morning and for me two things are very clear: 1. buying tickets for these concerts is in no way a neutral experience, and 2. The moderators annd community are just fantastc. What is also missing from the picture is "thankfullness" to the mods, and to the community who actively participate in helping others. This is literally off the chart.
  3. 3 points
    Guys - if you are coming to the tour opener In Auckland we are hosting a fan event alongside the team at U2start.com on 7th. All details and tickets here. Our band December has been privileged to play at a number of these events worldwide over the last few years and we are thrilled to be heading to NZ for the first time. Hope you can join us. Can't wait. https://www.decemberband.com/events/whammy-bar-auckland-u2-fan-event-with-u2start-com And a wee link to one of our U2 covers so you can see what we are about:- [a total honour to get to pay tribute to this band]
  4. 3 points
    Now that the pre-sales are (mostly) over, I thought it was high time to give a place to show our appreciation to our moderators. They volunteer their time to help us out, often at crazy times of the night. So to @Max Tsukino, @mich40& @bigwave a huge thanks for all your work helping us during the presales (when we were stressed !) We all owe you a drink when we see you 😊 See you on the road or here in zootopia during the tour soon
  5. 3 points
    I can be a bit cheeky, sometimes 😁
  6. 2 points
    Not an E&I track but really hoping for Acrobat to be on this album as it was the highlight from the last tour
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    Brendo 1704.. great story. Maybe the Aussie guy will recognise himself! That would be brilliant. Or should post it on the Australia page for the show.....’find the photobomb aussie’ 18 years later.....
  9. 2 points
    you two are not alone my dears one of my U2 friends whom I knew for a long time who had a usable code, bought a ticket for me as well so its gonna be us and the band
  10. 2 points
    I will be there - happy for it to be just me and the band
  11. 2 points
    Just got Red Zone for Singapore - took 2 mins, website seems to be working well
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    The way it was solved was cancelling the tickets, then resetting the codes. I don't think you would want that.
  14. 2 points
    The miracle (of Joey Ramone)
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    And @xrayjets likes to jokingly harass us every presale and tour with that question....which, personally, I appreciate the comic relief.
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    I'm from America and have only bought tickets within America.. Many times, I've been able to get a great seat for a show if I buy a single seat. I usually get up front doing it. My friends do as well. Some times we are a few rows behind the other but we have great seats. I like going to one U2 show alone when there are multiple nights.. It's a completely different experience when I watch the show alone. IE Chicago first night I was alone. EI Chicago second night I was alone. Both were awesome with a unique perspective. FYI
  17. 2 points
    We asked for details about this... once we get an answer will post it here...
  18. 2 points
    here here... I second that... Thank you, Mods!!!!
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    Just some thoughts about Ticket Pick Ups at 7/11. I wandered into a random one the other day, and talked to the dude working there. You will need the Ticket Order Confirmation e-mail with your ticket number on it (about 15 digits). You can either print it out, before you go, or take your mobile device with it on there. (For example my confirmation e-mail was sent to my i-phone e-mail, so I will take the phone and show them the e-mail.) The staff enters your ticket information into the register and prints out the ticket(s) for you. They might get you to push a 'confirm' button on a screen. They will also give you a receipt to sign. And that's it. Simply say 'Ticket Pick up' and show the e-mail and you'll be fine. Don't forget to smile. The only small confusion I had with my dude at first was he thought I wanted to buy tickets at first. I recommend you take some I.D. with you (just in case) and maybe have the credit card with you...again just in case. Also maybe some small change in case there is a printing fee (maybe 300-400 Yen/ 3 or 4 bucks). Most staff will be able to understand simple English spoken a little slowly and clearly. The ticket confirmation e-mail also includes Japanese instructions for the Staff if they give you a WTF? look. but I don't think there will be any issues. this part of the e-mail: [STANDING FRONT/REAR, SS/S/A SEAT] Tickets must be picked up at a Seven-Eleven store in Japan prior to the show, and will not be issued at the venue. Tickets will be available for pick up from 20th November (Wed) from 10:00am. When picking up your ticket(s), you will be required to show your e-mail purchase confirmation to store staff. Please ensure you print this in advance or are able to access it on your mobile device. After the staff have confirmed the Ticket Number shown in your e-mail purchase, they will print your ticket(s). Make picking up the tickets a priority when you get into Tokyo. Don't leave it to the last minute. Don't lose them, they cannot be re-issued. I hope this is some help, it may be redundant as others may have already posted about it. Keep on Rockin' and Rolling.
  21. 1 point
    I’ve got The Who ( with Eddie Vedder, Kaiser Chiefs, Imelda May) on 6th and then Switchfoot on 9th.
  22. 1 point
    Enjoy Sir Paul, kevin_hogan. Dawes is tomorrow. This one is reserved seating and we are front row. Summerfest starts tomorrow. It's the first opening day I will have missed in almost four decades. I can't wait to leave town and head to Ann Arbor to see them.
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    I've created this thread so that people looking for tickets have the best chance if obtaining then, without resorting to scalped tickets. Please use this thread to notify other fans of ticket drops. NOT to discuss other issues, such as scalping, how tickets are selling etc. They can be discussed elsewhere. People will then be able to use the FOLLOW option (at the bottom of the page), to be notified when ticket drops occur. Without being bombarded by messages, which will happen if excessive replies are posted here. What is a TICKET DROP? A TICKET DROP is when the official seller releases more tickets, long after the general sale has begun. Why & when do TICKET DROPS occur? TICKET DROPS occur for a couple of reasons. Firstly, they occur in the days leading up to the show, to increase supply, minimising the demand for scalped tickets. Secondly, once the stage is setup, & sightlines are confirmed, additional tickets may be released (some of which may have restricted views).
  24. 1 point
    Now only 1148 GA available. Hopefully this trend will continue and we get a second show.
  25. 1 point
    Thanks for all of your time in responding to me! It looks like the vendor presale ending today is only for Japanese residents. Am I reading this correctly? So since I’m from the states, it says there will be the general sale for me. I’m wishing that I had done he Japan presale but it wasn’t even on my radar. I guess I thought there’d be 2 nights in Seoul since U2 has never played there and it’s the last stop of the tour. Maybe a second night will come if it sells out, which I’m still hoping for. I have 2 Presale tickets left using my code, and I’d love to use them. I got RZ for Seoul 1 and I remember that the venue has people line up by their ticket purchase number, so I’m trying to keep that in mind for Japan. I’m going to try for the general sale but am wary of what tickets might be left at this point. I don’t have a need to be on the rail, just trying to get in the door. In my dream world, someone from the fan club might have a spare GA or RZ ticket (or two) that I can buy. Crossing my fingers that the fan to fan thing might work out for me in the coming months. I’ve sold a few extra tickets that I’ve had over the years to fans so I’m hoping some good will might come my way this time. I’ve always sold my extras at face value, trying to keep in the spirit of the fan club. Again, thanks for your assistance and encouragement. If nothing else, I’m ecstatic to being in RZ in Seoul. I hope you have an amazing time in Japan!
  26. 1 point
    I'm seeing Sir Paul McCartney tonight! But there is no GA floor, seats on the field are expensive 🤦‍♂️
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    We try to do as much as we can when we can when situations arise; unfortunately this situation was very much out of our hands.
  29. 1 point
    The update is already on the FAQ in the HELP page: Singapore For Singapore: Up to four tickets at one single show for one-transaction due to differences in ticketing systems.
  30. 1 point
    I got a red zone ticket today. Just me - Mr Brunodog can go to raffles bar instead and have a Singapore sling and I’ll go on my own. Happy for it to be just us and the band too! Imagine that....
  31. 1 point
    The location itself is beautiful. Great organization inside and very pleasant staff. You can pay for a premium parking spot in the lot just outside the venue, otherwise parking is free in fields just beyond. However it is worth noting that a premium spot close to the venue is a disadvantage when it's time to leave as you are now furtherst from the exit. The only issue we had was the traffic jam we encountered at the end of the night. All those cars trying to funnel onto a country backroad will do that. In retrospect it might have been wiser to simply kick back and listen to the radio for an hour until the hoard thinned out. But otherwise a hugely positive experience. It was my first time there and I would go back again without hesitation. On a side note: I was on the lawn and it was great value for money. The sound was crisp and there were screens to see close ups. A good time is pretty much guaranteed. Have fun and please let me know what your experience was.
  32. 1 point
    I agree, the situation was different, but the technical solution is basically the same: add the appropriate presale codes back into the validation table so they may be used again. I understand we all need to wait and see what, if any, accommodation might be made for Singapore2 presale, but I hope Live Nation/the band continue to strive to improve the technical side of the buying process (it has dramatically improved over these past 3 tours! THANK YOU) so that fans don't get stuck out in the cold due to the strategy employed when deciding to add shows. Thanks for all you do, Mods. I know everyone is working to do their best for the fans & their experience.
  33. 1 point
    1 ticket should be a breeze. the website puts you in a virtual queue though when the tickets launch. you just gotta keep your fingers crossed.
  34. 1 point
    Just thinking out loud... they managed to reactivate the codes of those people who bought their tickets in the 'accidental' presale and had their purchase cancelled. Couldn't they do the same thing again?
  35. 1 point
    You can have 2 subscriptions in the same household with the same address - my husband and I both have a subscription. I’ve had mine for years and he has had his about 2 years I think. We only got his for ticket purchase for the 2017 Joshua tree as my brother in law wanted tickets so it meant we could buy more (not sure why he didn’t get a subscription thinking about it but then he is a bit tight). Obviously it is 2 completely separate subscriptions with each of our details etc. It means we get two of the same subscriber gifts though...I have spares!
  36. 1 point
    Yes thank you Mods....you are the best, and have the patience of saints when getting asked the same question again...and again....and again.... (like how many tickets can I buy). I’m not sure about gold alarm clocks but I’d buy you a few pints.
  37. 1 point
    Issuing new codes is not an option. Sorry. If there is an update about this, it will be posted... please keep checking the board.
  38. 1 point
    Psalm 60:1 Common English Bible 1- God, you have rejected us— shattered us. You’ve been so angry. Now restore us!
  39. 1 point
    Well done Singapore. Have to admit, I didn't expect a second show there, but it's very welcome news! 😁
  40. 1 point
    THE PRESALE FOR SINGAPORE HAS ENDED. At this moment there are no other shows or presales scheduled. Please check the main site and Zootopia for any possible tour update. IMPORTANT: Please do not post any messages selling, trading or seeking tickets for any show. At the moment, a specific section for trades/sales is being evaluated, so we ask you to wait until further notice. Thanks.
  41. 1 point
    The Whole of the Moon by the Waterboys
  42. 1 point
    Also: Whats the the song played just before U2 come onstage 🤷‍♂️ ?
  43. 1 point
    That red back ground with them in front is iconic. It was fun to watch the mods help everyone-especially new and younger fans going to their first U2 show. It's cute and the cycle renews. Many thanks.
  44. 1 point
    One Tree Hill-U22 version.
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    THE PRESALE FOR SINGAPORE - RED HILL GROUP HAS STARTED. The presale for Singapore - Wires group starts on Tuesday 18/Jun at 10.00 AM SGT.
  47. 1 point
    Yeah i tried to come to america or europe for the last 10 years and here in Sri lanka they dont easily give us visa unless we show a lot of wealth in our bank accounts so i never got the chance. So asia was my best bet and finally dream came true. I will post when i get the tickets on tuesday 😄
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    Unknown at the moment... it's possible that it's similar as in North America/Europa/Latin America/etc and the number it's merely a form of # control for the ticketing agencies; but it's possible that it's similar to K-POP Shows in Korea and shows in Japan, in which - if you are going standing - the spot you select will determine your order of entry into the venue... We will need to wait for more information about this...
  50. 1 point
    Do you know which section you chose from? I'm not seeing actual seat numbers, but here is a map that u2Songs.com had.
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