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  1. 9 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. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 4 points
    Thanks for the heads up! I managed to get my tickets!! 🤩🤩🤩
  6. 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!
  7. 3 points
    if you even don't care to share an update on the delay to me this shows great disrespect to your client/fans from U2.com. For the future don't mention dates just say next year.......
  8. 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.
  9. 3 points
    On April 28th and May 28th we received 2 live downloads, its July 1, what is taking so long, at least post the entire track list so we can know what to look forward to,
  10. 3 points
    Go to the site www.u2japan2019.com and there change to the english version , is on the top left of the page , And there you can have an idea of what to expect. In this page for sure in the next days will be information regarding the pre-sale for non- japanese persons.
  11. 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]
  12. 3 points
    I can be a bit cheeky, sometimes 😁
  13. 3 points
    FYI... i got my code... and ordered the tickets!!.... do check on your account and tour page! see you there!
  14. 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!
  15. 3 points
    I got mine too! So happy. Really appreciate the admins standing by and prompt replies. ☺️
  16. 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
  17. 3 points
    Kept pressing F5 browser refresh and managed to get 2 RZ. Now need to figure out how to add 2 more GA (will try you suggestion). Many thanks for being here to help out
  18. 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!!!
  19. 2 points
  20. 2 points
    Maybe they’re having trouble finding someone to make CDs....
  21. 2 points
    As much as I wanted Rafa to win today, I have to take my hat off to Roger Federer. 37 and no signs of slowing down. Most players have retired at his age and he's into another Wimbledon final. I feel privileged to be able to watch such great players making history. Maybe he's secretly an elf?
  22. 2 points
    A 2019 gift should be completed and ready to ship the first week of January 2019. Now it is closer to the start of 2020 than the start of 2019 and still nothing. Very poor. Also as this is included as part of a paid subscription is is not a gift but rather an item that we bought and paid for in advance.
  23. 2 points
    Poor business model to not to at least update the fans who have renewed their subscription for this gift. Frankly it shows a lack respect for the fans who have been so loyal. I get the sense the band is probably unaware or they would have pushed a little. Peace.
  24. 2 points
  25. 2 points
    I wish your mum all the best. Glad to hear that her treatment is going well so far.
  26. 2 points
    My mom has cancer and got her recent blood test results. The counts are way down. The chemo pills were not working but now they are. She's still not sick from them, nor is she losing her hair. She's eighty years old and can do more than I can. I don't think this is going to kill her. I'm not God so I'm still praying. I've been very worried. Many thanks to the powers that be. Great news.
  27. 2 points
    45037 - Getting The Joshua Tree feels again, two years on from Twickenham. Saw Toy Story 4 just now as well, great way to end a wonderful series of movies.
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  29. 2 points
    It might not sound good, but I had a big argument with my older sisters - which led to some honest discussions which I hope have ultimately helped us understand each other better.
  30. 2 points
  31. 2 points
    Dancing to the Killers live with my beautiful 13 yo daughter in a Welsh Castle on a balmy summers night! life is good!
  32. 2 points
    Interpol were sublime last night! I almost didn't make it on time because of work, but managed to get there about half an hour before they started, met up with a friend and ended up 3 rows from the front! Incredible gig, and the lightshow was awesome too!
  33. 2 points
    I’ve got The Who ( with Eddie Vedder, Kaiser Chiefs, Imelda May) on 6th and then Switchfoot on 9th.
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  35. 2 points
    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.....
  36. 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
  37. 2 points
    I will be there - happy for it to be just me and the band
  38. 2 points
    Just got Red Zone for Singapore - took 2 mins, website seems to be working well
  39. 2 points
  40. 2 points
    The way it was solved was cancelling the tickets, then resetting the codes. I don't think you would want that.
  41. 2 points
    The miracle (of Joey Ramone)
  42. 2 points
    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
  43. 2 points
    We asked for details about this... once we get an answer will post it here...
  44. 2 points
    Also: Whats the the song played just before U2 come onstage 🤷‍♂️ ?
  45. 2 points
    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.
  46. 2 points
    They are awesome. If I were a rich man-I'd give them alarm clocks made of gold. I can't but they have my respect.
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  48. 2 points
    Yes, just tell them you couldn't get it to let you choose 2 different areas. And good luck!
  49. 2 points
    Nooo! I must have misread. I thought this was going to be on vinyl. Where am I supposed to play a cd?!
  50. 2 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.
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