andy scotson

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About andy scotson

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  • First U2 Gig
    Elland Road 1987
  • Recent U2 Gig
    Seville 2010, London 2015 I & II
  1. Europe

    I'm assuming that the u2.com and album presales are entirely separate entities and you can join both presales. But might not harm to use different credit cards to pay for them!
  2. Good to hear there have been many inquiries. I wonder if they will publish the findings. Or else buy a dictionary. Edit - I take that back, having googled apparently in America there isn't the same distinction between enquiry and inquiry.
  3. It's what people were being told by Ticketmaster customer services when they called to ask why they hadn't been sent a code. But there was never anything put in writing. So I guess that depends on how official you consider the comments of individual call handlers to be. But at best it demonstrates how poor and unclear communications around the presale arrangements have been. And if it wasn't a lottery then clearly the Verified Fan system has been a massive failure as lots of true fans unable to access the presale while secondary ticket sites are awash with tickets.
  4. New Presales- U2 happy to exclude fans

    Interestingly it also states that it's not a lottery. Which is strange cos isn't that exactly what their customer service advisors have been telling people? They really do seem to be making it up as they go along.
  5. I think the complaints are because the website encouraged people to renew early to secure access to the presale (which I can understand if people had used presale access for JT30) but then denied them the opportunity to take part in the presale because it now appears that only a proportion of subscribers, decided by lottery, were ever going to be given codes. Which was a fundamental change to the arrangements that have applied for every other tour but was not pointed out when people were being asked to renew, instead it was buried in ambiguous wording deep in the FAQs. And then even those who were allocated codes often received them too late to have a chance to go for the tickets they want. Oh, and there have been significant price hikes compared to i+e just two years ago, with what would usually be mid range seats now on sale at top prices and even restricted view seats going for well over $100 once fees etc are factored in. Given that the system has also been incredibly complicated and appears to have totally failed in its stated intention of getting more tickets directly to the real fans I think it's entirely understandable that many people think it's been a shambles.
  6. Unclear situation for Europe

    If you used presale codes from your 2017 subscription to get tickets for the JT30 shows then you will need to have renewed for 2018 to be eligible for the e+i presale. So I think renewing any time from now will be fine. I'm not due to renew until March so I'm waiting for now, but realise I'll have to renew earlier than usual.
  7. Ticket Prices

    I guess I'm fortunate in that these days I could afford the prices - for JT30 and i+e did two nights each and we splashed out on the higher prices seats for them. However looking at the price jumps that seem to be happening this time I'm starting to wonder whether it's worth it. I've seen every tour since Joshua Tree, travelled overseas to see shows. But the new songs haven't excited me much, sounds like it's largely going to be similar staging to i+e and I can pretty much guess the rest of the set list and hearing the same songs every tour means they are losing their impact.
  8. Unclear situation for Europe

    It's also been stated that the Verified Fan process was only being used for North America. Keeping everything crossed that is the case. Although the ticket prices I'm seeing quotes are making me wonder whether I'll be thinking twice about paying up. GA sadly no longer an option for me because of health issues but I'm not going to pay silly money for restricted views or seats way up high.
  9. U2 MTV Presents

    Yep, just posted a screenshot an another thread
  10. U2 MTV Presents

    Has anyone else had the email about Trafalgar Square yet?
  11. Show reviews

    Sorry, was travelling home yesterday... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/concerts/u2-joshua-tree-tour-2017-twickenham-stadium-review/ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jul/09/u2-review-bono-twickenham-stadium-joshua-tree-heritage-larry-mullen The Times and Financial Times also had reviews but are behind paywalls I'm afraid
  12. Show reviews

    There are fairly substantial reviews in today's Times, Telegraph, Guardian and London Evening Standard.
  13. Mobile phone signal was pretty poor inside the stadium - we were struggling just to get photos out front there.
  14. Actually I thought the sound was poor on night one - very sharp and harsh. Couldn't hear some of what Bono wad saying. But I've heard others comment that Twickers acoustics aren't great, especially in the stands. We were further forwards tonight and it was a bit better. I can understand the opening four songs - they really are the four calling cards that led up to JT - the three biggest singles and the highlight from Live Aid. And they need to go all guns blazing to get things going before launching Streets. But wish they could have kept Sort of Homecoming in there on one of the two nights. And perhaps mixed up the post JT section a bit more. Do you really need Elevation and Vertigo in the same show? And in its 20th Anniversary year not even a nod towards Pop. And no shine like stars either night.