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  1. 11 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.
  2. 6 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
  3. 6 points
    A note from the moderators: It has been brought to our attention on several occasions, people trying to impersonate one of the band members or someone associated with the band. Please be aware of a few things: -The only official social media pages for the band are the ones with the authenticity checkmark like this: main social media: https://www.instagram.com/u2/ https://twitter.com/u2 https://www.facebook.com/u2/ https://www.youtube.com/user/U2official/ https://u2.tumblr.com/ -No member of the band currently has personal social media accounts. All communication comes from the official pages listed above. -Any account that claims to be a band member and says “personal account of [Bono, Larry, Edge, Adam or any variation of their name]” most definitely is NOT a member of the band. -At no time will any member of the band, the band’s management, the moderators, or anyone associated with the band ever contact you via private message asking for passwords, personal information, or money for (but not limited to) things such as meet and greets. In the event you should come across someone impersonating the band or someone associated with the band: -First and foremost, report that account to whichever social media platform you have seen it on. This is the biggest part of getting the impersonation stopped. -Please add the information in this thread to make others aware and to use caution. -If you don’t feel comfortable adding information here, send a private message to myself, Max and Bigwave so we can have a look at it. As Zootopia is our primary residence, sometimes you guys are our eyes and ears on the social media platforms. Thanks to all Zootopians and take care.
  4. 5 points
    We apologize but we need to take a few hours to rest before the Wires presale tomorrow. If you have a question or an issue to report, please write it here (or send us a PM) and we will come back to you as soon as possible... Thanks for understanding... see you in a little while...
  5. 5 points
    Fact: The Unforgettable Fire is a great late night song.
  6. 5 points
    Sydney 2 tickets sorted. Best presale ever, smooth sailing each time !
  7. 5 points
    Just got my second Red Zone for Sydney #2! Coming from Los Angeles and beyond excited for my first trip down under. :-) Good luck to everyone!
  8. 5 points
    Got my 2 RZ - weeee!!!!! Just Sydney to grapple with now.
  9. 5 points
    First post to this thread in 2019?! The show announcements for Australia, Japan, Singapore and Korea brought me back in. Originally an 'old zoo' member in 2005, and traveled inside and out of the forums over the years. Always as Fragrant, of course. Hoping that there are other fans who will gravitate back or jump in for the first time. Peace! Much love! Irene Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  10. 5 points
    First 2 downloads are now available to qualifying subscribers from your profile page : u2.com/profile
  11. 4 points
    no it is really ridiculous that U2.com does not give a statement because of the delay. I think it is really time that expresses u2. if you say you send the CD in the spring and we have summer now and still nothing, then something should happen now 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡 sommer of waiting
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  13. 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.
  14. 4 points
    Thanks for the heads up! I managed to get my tickets!! 🤩🤩🤩
  15. 4 points
    Successfully purchased a GA Ticket and was a very smooth process completed within 2 minutes... Now I can sleep peacefully... SINGAPORE HERE I COME!
  16. 4 points
    RED ZONE issue requiring local address has been corrected.
  17. 4 points
    OK I'm done...Melbourne, Sydney 1 and 2, that should keep me going for another 9-10 years.
  18. 4 points
    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.
  19. 4 points
    Wow, a great big thanks to our Mods for their work helping us out today, especially as they aren’t in our (Aus/NZ/Japan) time zones 😔
  20. 4 points
  21. 4 points
    What’s the song just before U2 come on stage ?
  22. 4 points
    what do you think? are you excited? are you planning to go? let everybody know with a shout!!!
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  24. 4 points
    There is another @SeanLowe009 claiming to be in U2’s mgmt and thinking fans are gullible enough to believe Bono will do house visits for as cheap as €300. Was wanting me to hook up via an app called hangout. Kept pestering even though I asked if I could pay by carrier pigeon.
  25. 4 points
    ...and to check in on people you care about.
  26. 4 points
    This isn't in the Bible, it's a prayer song from my childhood which has been in my mind.. This is an excerpt from what is known as A prayer to Saint Francis.. Lord make me a channel of your peace Where there is hatred, let me bring love, Where there is offense,let me bring pardon, Where there is discord, let me bring union, Where there is error, let me bring truth, Where there is doubt ,let me bring faith, Where there is despair, let me bring hope, Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.... Amen 🎈🐺🌚🌒🎆
  27. 3 points
    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/james-henke-rolling-stone-writer-and-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-chief-curator-dead-at-65-856396/?fbclid=IwAR3bHxgTDv0qYEHM9IgClTzdLVMWd-2Q8Efn5Wq_PQp8TUNDupavU2d8hA8 RIP to Jim Henke, a major player in the music industry, who had roles at Elektra Records, the Rock & Roll HOF, Rolling Stone magazine, etc. A native Clevelander, he eventually rose to be chief curator at the Rock Hall. He was hugely influential on U2 and Bono’s turn towards social justice. I only had 1 real interaction with him, but I think it shows what kind of guy he was: In February 2003, Cleveland’s Rock & Roll HOF opened a U2 exhibit (“In the Name of Love: Two Decades of U2”) showcasing a ton of previously unseen memorabilia from throughout their history -- much of it donated by the band’s internal historian, drummer Larry Mullen Jr. With me being a U2 nerd, I took my fiance with me to check it out. We arrived early in order to explore the other parts of the Rock Hall, and I discovered some U2 photos (not part of the aforementioned new exhibit) which had been mis-labeled (they mixed up 1997’s Popmart and 2001’s Elevation tours). I happened to run into Henke in the hall as he was scurrying about, prepping for the U2 exhibit opening, and informed him of the mistake. JH: Oh, man. We gotta fix that before the exhibit starts. Me: Yeah. JH: (Calls someone on a walkie to correct the labels.) Thanks for the catch. Me: No problem. Good luck with the opening. (We both start walking away.) JH: Hey. (I turn around.) You seem like a real fan. I assume you’re here for the U2 exhibit? Me: Yes. JH: Do you want a private tour, before we open it to the public? Me: Uhh...yeah! So that’s what he did. He didn’t have to; I was a total stranger and as a Rock Hall bigwig, Henke obviously had far more pressing matters to attend to. But he did, based solely on the love of music and being nice to a fellow fan. There are worse legacies to leave behind.
  28. 3 points

    From the album: The Secret Rhythm of Trees

    The Joshua THREE - A play of words on U2's album title and tracklist...And this is Part 3 which concludes my The Joshua Tree FanArt Series... Bullet the Blue Sky to EXIT With or Without You I trip through Your Wires in Red Hill Mining Town Where The Streets have no Name I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For In God's Country there's a One Tree Hill where Mothers of the Disappeared are Running to Stand Still ////////// FanArt - No financial proceeds have been obtain by the execution of this specific art and series, I do it for my own pleasure !!! Credit to @u2 and @antoncorbijn4real ///////// PS : My Cacti is making a Surprise Appearance, He says " Hello to you all !!! Keep drawing, keep struggling, keep having fun !" #thejoshuatreetour2019 #thejoshuatree #fanart #u2 #antoncorbijn #wordplay #illustration #artistoninstagram #drawing #cacti Also Out on My Instagram.....Cacti posted in My next Pic !!!!

    © @u2 @antoncorbijnforreal

  29. 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]
  30. 3 points
    I can be a bit cheeky, sometimes 😁
  31. 3 points
    Got my GA tickets after a very tense 20 minute wait in the queue (first time in a pre-sale as my cousin usually buys them!). Singapore here we come!
  32. 3 points
    Thank you all who advised us on the procedures since yesterday and the admins for the help given to us, thanks to all of you guys, managed to follow the process neatly and secure the ticket
  33. 3 points
    for those on the Wires group... may the force be with you... Zen and calmness... if there's an issue, let us know but please provide as much details as possible... screenshots if possible... good luck!!!
  34. 3 points
    Singapore GA line... it has started already???!!! (Just kidding - something to note for nearer time tho, thanks for info)
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  36. 3 points
    Got my GA’s from the Live Nation pre sale 🤗
  37. 3 points
    Same same - RZ to Akl and Sydney for second nights. Phew!!!! Feel like I need a stiff drink!
  38. 3 points
    It would be so awesome if they did Please or Gone.
  39. 3 points
  40. 3 points
    I got my tickets, they're not the best but they're not the worst 😎 so yay, I got my seat tickets for November 27th
  41. 3 points
    Really hope they kick it all off with the ‘thumping’ tempo of Blackout......this was brilliant inside the arena setting, it will be so good to hear it played out to a stadium......... Think it will be quite something - a JT based show, but surrounded by SOI / SOE and other other little surprises.......that’s the way I see it / hope it plays out..... Travelling over from the UK for RZ at the SCG. Trip of a lifetime !!!!!! Roll on November !
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  44. 3 points
    Been away a while. Lost my dad a few weeks back. Back in the saddle!❤️ Love this.
  45. 3 points
    Thank you for sharing your story, @keyo32198 As you said, hopefully it will help in preventing it from happening to others.
  46. 3 points
    I quit smoking a long time ago. I foolishly had 'just one', about a year ago, when I was drunk. I quit smoking, yet again, for Lent. It's now officially been a week. I also went from Atomic Bomb to Lemon a few minutes ago. Happy Lemon to you too, Illumination 70. ☺️
  47. 3 points
    Can the Grim Reaper please take some time off? At this rate, it's going to end up like 2016 (Hope I haven't just jinxed things by saying that).
  48. 3 points
    This January I have drunk no Alcohol, cycled 500 miles and climbed 7500 metres whilst doing this. Healthy.
  49. 3 points
  50. 3 points
    My husband's favorite album is gonna be ten years old this year! Happy birthday to NLOTH!
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