neilz

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  1. Come on guys just find a way to go, these shows are life experiences. I am Catholic and brought 2 Evangelical Christians and we met a group that flew in from Dubai at the last show, in Indianapolis. It's amazing....
  2. OK I made some negative posts about O'Seary and the presales but after the dust has settled I want to recant some of my emotional posts in the midst of these ticketing changes: 1. U2 has always been on the forefront of tech advancement and change, and so I can see how Live Nation would want to experiment with their fanbase because we obviously are drawn to this band because of their engagement in the world and involvement with their fans. 2. The goal is to shutout the bots and get tickets in the hands of their biggest fans first and also extracting some of the profit that used to go to scalpers. That's fine with me. 3. The value lies in the scarcity of the commodity (the tickets), especially GA tickets which, let's face it, are the best USD deal in live music right now. 4. Arena show tickets are even more scarce, more so when only 20 USA shows in major markets are announced. 5. If you really look at it, every option is available to fans now. VIP packages to pay for convenience and extra perks, waiting in online queue for presale tix of every level, and finally you can still go to a secondary reseller if all else fails and get the seats you are looking for. GA seats on Stubhub about $300 which is a good deal actually when you consider face prices of some lower level seats in the stands. 6. The new album and music are terrific, the band is outstanding right now as a live act, and as decades long fans we know that this isn't going to keep happening every 3-4 years as we all get older and I want to enjoy all of it in a positive way. I LOVE U2! 7. I have to acknowledge the concern, efforts, and caring of a band and management that love music, love live music, and are making sincere efforts to serve their customers"the fans" and be a success in business. THANK YOU 8. In the end, I got GA tickets to both shows I wanted to see in Chicago and Las Vegas using various purchasing avenues.
  3. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    This album is just great start to finish, the track order chosen is perfect. Really getting into Red Flag Day right now, I think it will be fantastic live.... Can't wait for Chicago and LV shows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    This album is a "gift" and what a great present to open before Christmas. Fitting that "gift" is also the name of the poem that Bono quotes before the performance of Get Out Of Your Own Way in Trafalgar Square. I looked this one up, it's by a Polish poet and it's beautiful. http://www.u2.com/news/title/in-london-for-the-mtvemas Gift A day so happy. Fog lifted early, I worked in the garden. Hummingbirds were stopping over honeysuckle flowers. There was no thing on earth I wanted to possess. I knew no one worth my envying him. Whatever evil I had suffered, I forgot. To think that once I was the same man did not embarrass me. In my body I felt no pain. When straightening up, I saw the blue sea and sails. Czesław Miłosz
  5. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    This is a fantastic album, so varied and rich in substance and quality of the music. I have been listening to it nonstop and during my work commutes and I cannot wait to hear this album live!
  6. Ok I was pretty negative about the presale experience but this is a new process and I know the intent is genuine. I did ultimately get the tickets I desired through a presale code and also through a reseller.
  7. The fact of the matter is that the most stress and hassle free, time efficient way of getting tickets is to go through a scalper i.e. StubHub. I bought my GA tickets for LV through StubHub and ignored the text with my new presale code, not worth the time. I figure over next few years of not paying for a U2.com membership fees for me and my wife’s account it will easily cover the scalper markup. Ultimately, you’ve frustrated the fanbase turning getting tickets into the computer algorithmic equivalent of standing in line for bread in a communist country. Well, capitalism just won. However, in the process you will have less engaged fans.
  8. Not sure how this works, never done it before, so if there is any info on lining up for GA preconcert would be great if info gets posted here....
  9. Hey Indianapolis

    Same here, saw them at Hoosier Dome in 1987 and many times after can't wait for this show at Lucas Oil Stadium!
  10. Not sure what happened today my code for presale wouldn't work. I'm calling support now....
  11. Ok so my old code will reappear closer to the presale and I'll be able to get the remaining 2 tickets? Just confusing because my original code is nowhere to be found on the site/in my account.
  12. So even though my original code is gone and I used 2 tickets for Chicago last show, I should still keep checking back on the site and expect to get a new code with a 2 ticket max (making it 4 total for subscription) for the new Sept/Oct dates?
  13. Ok so I bought 2 tickets for Chicago June 4 show and was thinking I could still get 2 more tickets (4 max) for new Sept/Oct shows after reading this under Tour FAQs on this site: "Q - If someone has part-used their presale code in the leg 1 presales (for shows between May 12 and August 1), will they be able to use the rest of it on leg 2 presales (for shows in September and October)? A - YES, up to a maximum of four tickets per subscriber." Apparently this is not the case as I called U2.com support at 1-855-867-5297 and was told once the code is used that's it and I won't be getting another one. This is very misleading, was the person I talked to on the phone wrong or is the FAQ answer above wrong?
  14. Soldier Field Overhang (MERGED)

    Those will be good seats if it rains.
  15. It's a bunch of garbage, this is not about going after "scalpers". These tickets are my property. I should be able to do with them as I please. If I have a business meeting and can't attend I should be able to give them to a family member. Basically my credit card company owns the tickets. Raises interesting legal questions.