Jorstin

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    North Carolina
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    Besides U2?!? Music.. photography... laughing... friends... just generally living life....
  • Favourite U2 Album
    Achtung
  • Best U2 Gig
    Tossup between Raleigh 2009 and Nashville 2011
  • Fav. Other Bands
    Beatles, McCartney, Airborne Toxic Event, The Killers, Vampire Weekend, Fleetwood Mac, Arctic Monkeys, the list goes on

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  1. Jorstin

    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    Yeah... I had done that and accepted it but it would just keep giving me that error asking me to fill in billing info but it didn't give me anywhere to fill in or select any billing info. That was with internet explorer. I then tried logging in to ticketmaster with chrome after my order timed out a number of times. The exact same login info that I entered in in internet explorer to login to ticketmaster would not work logging in to chrome. I was able to login over and over with internet explorer but could not get order to complete and when I tried to login to chrome - every time it failed. Was REALLY frustrating and hyperventilating at this point. Tried clearing cache on both and still had exact same issues. Finally was able to complete and secure order using Firefox but just the basic ordering part with ticketmaster was beyond stressful!!
  2. Jorstin

    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    Ugggh.... I secured the tickets I wanted but having issues with ticketmaster... I have all my credit card info saved but it doesn't seem to be letting me enter or choose it.... After a lot of hyperventilating and trying different things I was able to get tix. Took three different browsers to finally take though.
  3. Jorstin

    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    Should we have presales codes in our account now though????
  4. Jorstin

    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    I believe they have me sorted (I hope). I had done everything needed (including tying to facebook) with the exception of re-upping for 2018 since I still had a valid subscription from 2017 that I had received nothing from. When I log in to my account now, this is what I see: Now if they can just figure out a better way to make sure fans who are not able to make an event 8 months in the future like they planned, that they are not going to be forced to eat tickets. If they want to buy them back or allow a resell through ticketmaster if needed, that's completely fine but don't try and grab more money when people are already paying fees that are much higher than they really should be and additional money to be in the fan club.... most artists don't charge to be in the fan club and the ones who do, don't tie your hands and charge additional insurance. Even only allow 1 or 2 mishaps every few years and charge insurance after that I'm good with but when you are trying to plan 8 months out, sometimes even then your work won't allow you to go.
  5. Jorstin

    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    James.. what you describe should be explained right here in the FAQ's. You SHOULD NOT have to re-up for 2018 if you are an active member and have not used your codes from 2017: Unfortunately what they say and have you do are not one and the same. Don't be duped into throwing away $40 that you shouldn't have to. It's honestly shameless. A friend of mine just renewed his subscription in September and they're trying to force him to re-up again too.... shameless... SHAMELESS.... SHAMELESS!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Jorstin

    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    Exactly when did Live Nation change the band name to FU? I have to say I was hopeful but trepiditious when Paul McGuiness retired. I was hopeful when it was announced, that Livenation would know what they received in U2 and wouldn't bastardize the U2 name in the process. Unfortunately in my eyes however, they are tipping the scales over and doing exactly that right now. I have been a long time fan of U2 and a long time member of the fan club. The 360 tour went well... luckily they took over right before that or I am sure it would have been a disaster as well. I honestly cannot believe a band as big as U2 requires a backlog on their product that causes you to wait for delivery of your product for a FULL YEAR from when you purchase a membership. I mean talk about ineptitude!!!! Let's be honest though.... what good has come since live nation took over the fan website? I mean, do they realize what kind of image they are portraying of the band and does the band even realize or care???? WTF U2 sold out. U2 sold out when they signed with Live Nation. LiveNation is in bed with and sometimes one and the same as the dreaded Ticketmaster. Long gone are the days of Pearl Jam fighting Ticketmaster... I wonder if he knew how bad U2 sold out when Eddie Vedder got dragged up on stage at the start of the tour. Who knows?!? Maybe that's the reason why he looked so completely out of it and hammered. Look at the inane policies brought in place by LiveNation.... In the old days... you bought a ticket and received memorabilia right away with a ticket stub. That was just basic decorum before you even got into joining a fan club or not. I for one had collected ticket stubs from all the concerts I had been to for the bands that I really wanted to track like Paul McCartney, U2 and others. While the 360 tour still incorporated this practice (too soon for the vampires to change things), once the band went on the road again, they incorporated a new practice where your credit card was a ticket. I was fortunate that I purchased tickets in New York for those shows as they still used paper tickets so I wasn't exposed to the true clusterf**k that comes with putting LiveNation in charge since they have Ticketmasters desires at heart, being in bed with them. Last year I used my codes from the fan site to purchase tickets to Vancouver and Seattle. It was right around a year ago today, my membership was good through January of 2017 and I had my 4 codes from my 2016 membership. Low and behold, when I purchased my tickets, not only did ticketmaster want their bastard fees but they wanted you to buy insurance in case you couldn't make the show. FUCK OFF!!!! That should be included in the fees that total 40% of the ticket charges to begin with. Now I buy tickets to a lot of other shows too... I love music. While I am sure that maybe one or two other bands have allowed ticketmaster to charge insurance to their shows, all I can say is that I am not aware of anyone else ripping off their fans in this manner and if I do find out about any other I can wholeheartedly state I will not be going to see them if they do after what I experienced from the shows last year. Not only does nobody else have the balls to charge you insurance for your concert tickets but nobody else is tying them to your credit card either.... How stupid is that. While I totally understand the desire to cut down on scalpers, unfortunately with these policies, you're only making things worse for your fans. Unfortunately we'll never get rid of scalpers because ticketmaster seems to be in bed with most of them too because they still make their way onto the market before shows even with these procedures in place. I was forced to eat nearly $200 of tickets in May for Vancouver because I had every intention of being able to make it when the tickets went on sale. When these went on sale, our project at work that we had been working on for 2 years was supposed to be going live much earlier than the shows. Unfortunately, at the start of this year, the project slipped to go live 3 weeks before the shows I had purchased tickets for in Seattle and Vancouver. Low and behold, the project did not slip anymore and it looked like I would not be able to make the trip even in the days leading up to when my flight was scheduled to take off. I was working over 100+ hours a week, before and after I left to head up there but with everything I was going through at work. I did not have a chance to get my passport before going because I was lucky to be able to be able to leave work. The Credit Card system is fucked and basically makes us as the fans bend over. In today's day and age where people try to scam you for your identity, U2 forces you to either pay ticketmaster more money to insure your tickets (once again... really should be covered in the 40% surcharge they are already making) or send your credit card to someone to use to enter. FUCK OFF!!!! I purchased the tickets a year ago, looking forward to seeing three dates on the Joshua Tree Tour. I re-upped my membership when it was due in January of this year with the expectation that Songs of Experience (THAT HAS BEEN TALKED ABOUT FOR YEARS NOW) would finally be released and they would start touring that after their brief Joshua Tree Tour. I figured at the time I would be able to use the new codes on the new tour. Boy was I mistaken apparently! Low and behold... the sellout tour that was the Joshua Tree extended out last year and they did not release new product but just decided to rest on their laurels. After seeing how little the band was into it in Seattle, I was done with that tour just seeing one show but still had tickets and went to see them in Cleveland. I planned to use my new codes when they released their new tour. Now most bands when they promise they will be releasing a new album year after year and keep delaying it actually are apologetic to their fans instead of trying to line their pockets. Unfortunately none of those bands are U2! Instead this band decides to still tell their fans that they can use them from 2017 if not used yet BUT forces them to re-up for 2018. FUCK OFF! I still haven't received the subscription gift or REALLY ANYTHING from when I joined in JANUARY this year!!! Honestly... after being lied to and dealing with the crap that LiveNation puts you through to be a fan, I am having reservations about ever paying livenation to take advantage of me again to be a part of what quickly becoming a totally fucked up fan club! All LiveNation AND U2 cares about is the money. Do not force me to sign up for 2018 when it STILL STATES in your OWN DAMN FAQ that I do not need to as highlighted below. JUST FIX IT and send me my gift before I ever think about putting any ounce of faith or trust in you!!!!
  7. Jorstin

    I can't believe the news today

    I'm sick to my stomach. Why do people want to harm those that did nothing to them? Why can't everyone learn to respect others and let them live in the same space with each other?
  8. No U2.com sponsored viewing parties for the Paris show tomorrow? We have a number of zootops mixed in with other big U2 fans coming to view it in Charlotte, NC.
  9. Jorstin

    SEATING IN SECTION 111 AT MSG ON 18 JULY

    Hey Carlos, I think the restricted view they are referring to is probably the screen itself since you'll be at a pretty difficult angle to see all of it. At least that's the best I can tell from the seating chart and pictures I've seen so far. Not sure exactly what it will all look like in MSG though.
  10. Jorstin

    Looking for 2 GA for 7/19 show

    Hello! We're going later in the week but will be in town for this show and it looks like this will work best for our GA show where we wait in line a while. If anyone has any GA they need to get rid of for Sunday, 7/19 (hopefully right around cost) please let me know via PM. Thanks!!!!
  11. Jorstin

    Trading seats for GA tickets for MSG

    I'm also looking to trade if possible. My girlfriend and I have GA tickets for July 23rd. Her old boss has 2 seats in section 208, row 5. We'd love for them to have GA with us since we're all heading to New York together. Please let me know if interested in trading. My email address is sean.glock@Domtar.com if interested. Thanks!
  12. If a subscriber renews before there subscription expires, it is $40 but if you wait until after your subscription expires it is $50 as if you were joining new. Sounds like it functioned as it should have. Hope that helps.
  13. I came up against a brick wall that I don't know can be resolved unfortunately... The show I wanted to go to and had tickets reserved more than four times on a non-functioning site sold out where I was shootig for after ticketmaster screwed up my order time and time again. Resolved (messages merged)
  14. Hey bigwave..... I have a friend who was curious if he purchased a new subscription now if he would get a innocence group code before tomorrow. I told him that the last tour I know he would have had the option to do that but not certain about this go round. Is it just for people renewing or do new members also get a code?
  15. Jorstin

    TicketMaster Problems (MERGED)

    Logged in...had GA locked up for Sat 18th.... 2 tix... hit buy... Got to next screen with the total and had a minute and half to just hit continue.... which I did... a number of times but it wouldn't leave the screen and timed out. Got in again and had screen dump when it proceeded... another time it said internal server error and another time said waiting for response from ticketmaster. Now it looks sold out. All I can say is there was no EXPERIENCE but a baaadd one with this. Presale codes only work about a third of the time and when you finally look to have tickets secured you get screwed by ticketmaster. If you try calling ticketmaster they won't answer or you get a busy signal. My girlfriend had the exact same experience with her separate presale code for the saturday show the next night. All we wanted was to be able to see two shows on consecutive nightsin New York (since she's never been there) to get the full experience. Looks like all we got was a bad taste in our mouth with this whole experience. Remnants of Vertigo.