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    Aberdeen Scotland
  • Favourite U2 Album
    Too many to chose one
  • Favourite U2 Single
    Too many to chose one
  • First U2 Gig
    Zooropa Tour 93 Parkhead, Glasgow
  • Recent U2 Gig
    The Joshua Tree Twickenham
  • Best U2 Gig
    The Joshua Tree Twickenham

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  1. spongebob

    London Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Been watching the Manchester shows videos and i'm jealous of you guys, got that after gig feeling where you ache so much it feels like you have been run over by a bus ๐Ÿ˜‚ but missing it and wanting to be there and go through it all again, it's like a drug!
  2. spongebob

    A bad experience

    Tried going through this link but they cant help, they only deal with fan club related queries. Also tried going to Eventim who replied with... Please could you contact the venue directly on feedback@manchester-arena.com so they can respond as the events on the evening were all under the jurisdition of the venue. I have already emailed them but I get the feeling nobody will be giving a damn and Ill just get fobbed off. ๐Ÿ˜ข
  3. Can I advise anyone collecting RZ tickets, when you get your lanyard and bands and are handed your envelope, in all the excitement at that point make sure you look inside and check you have tickets under your name. On Friday we didn't get any tickets in the envelope and we eventually got thrown out!!! and in 2015 when we collected RZ tickets for the I&E tour, we had someone elses given too us, we went back to the desk to hand them back and collect the correct ones to find the people frantically looking for some other poor guys tickets, so mistakes happen .... just check ๐Ÿ‘
  4. spongebob

    Pride Edge and Adam Stages

    Yup they always go to the small stages in the red zone on the opposite side to where they are main stage.
  5. spongebob

    A bad experience

    The more i think about this, the more sure I am that there was a cock up by staff that put tickets in the envelopes, seeing my mates name on two envelopes did not compute ๐Ÿคช Does anyone have an email address for someone official that deals with Red Zone queries?
  6. spongebob

    Brilliant Friday night

    It's been out there for ages that there would be no Joshua Tree this time, the time to hear the Joshua Tree was the JT tour last year. I agree there are some of their best songs on that album but I was happy to hear something else and the Achtung Baby section is utterly brilliant. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/u2s-adam-clayton-talks-experience-tour-possible-plans-for-2019-627793/
  7. spongebob

    A bad experience

    Oh my god where do i start! Arrived in Manchester and got our hotel sorted, few pre drinkies and off we went looking forward to a great gig We have done Red Zones 4 times before so we knew the score, we picked up our envelope that had our tickets in (possibly), bands and lanyards and headed to the security part where my wife got stopped as her jacket was making the hand scanner thing go mental, she commented on this politely and jokingly but the security guy surely had never heard a Scottish accent before and thought it perhaps aggressive, and called a supervisor women over who asked her if she had had a drink, she said yes to which the security said "well then you are obviously inebriated and Im not letting you in, she needed to sober up for some reason? (50 somethings being told by teenagers to sober up doesn't go down well๐Ÿ˜’) One steak bake and a water later (15 mins) we go back and try again....... Wheres your tickets? ....ummm we have an envelope and a receipt , we have our bands and lanyards.....but no actual ticket? , now whether we never had tickets in that envelope (due to my mate ordering them for me using his name for his tickets and mine, but using my credit card?) or whether they took them initially when we tried to get in were not sure cause of the shit that was kicking off at the time. So there we are standing at security, Mr jobsworth not wiling to see that a clerical error has taken place, in fact being an utter c***(he even used last years bombing as a reason) meanwhile my wife getting more and more upset (shes had family problems and this was her break from all that crap) I explained we have followed u2 for 30 years ,not missed a concert,we have traveled from Scotland, this trip cost us ยฃ1000 plus, still they wouldn't look into it for us other than speaking to the woman who gave us the envelope. In the end he said to us "Ive had enough of you now, you need to go " well that was enough , my wife was not having that and she refused , so he threatened to call the police, we still stood firm, we had paid over ยฃ500 for RZ tickets and we were getting shafted! Police arrived, a young guy, we felt sorry for him as it was a bit awkward so we walked with him back into the station, I must admit I actually broke down and cried at one point, , meanwhile our friends were now in the Red Zone texting us asking what was happening. We were sitting at the opening to the station and we heard a tout offering tickets so we asked how much, ( i would never go with a tout but these were unusual circumstances) ยฃ100 for 2 seated tickets, we bought them and preyed they were not fake! Got in (we were deemed not inebriated now?) for seating and headed to the GA , using our bands and lanyard to get into the GA then into the Red Zone!!! To say our friends were surprised to see us would be an understatement! We enjoyed an amazing concert, possibly one of the best we have seen, well worth paying an extra ยฃ100 for! but the whole experience has been ruined by the Manchester arena security/RZ ticket people. Don't think we will be doing Red Zone again in a hurry and we wont be going back to Manchester arena anytime soon! I understand they need to be vigilant but sometimes people get a little bit of power and they let it go to their head! Things spiraled out of control, and went a bit helter skelter!
  8. Heading to the airport in an hour or so for our flight to Manchester, hope we have better luck with our hotel than you did as we booked with Booking.com too. Bit nervous about it now, wont be happy till we get our rooms and drop our bags off.....Then let the fun begin!
  9. spongebob

    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Next time they play this, I will hopefully be a couple of feet away from Adam
  10. spongebob

    RED Zone pick up of tickets/Wristbands

    Heard anything yet?.......were still waiting on an email telling us where to collect tickets etc, getting slightly worried now.
  11. spongebob

    RED Zone pick up of tickets/Wristbands

    Were in Manchester RZ on the 19th too(Edges side) been in a few Red Zones, you will hear soon enough, turn up with credit card and proof of ID, think they have all the names on a list, get your bands and get led through, don't steal my spot though! ๐Ÿ˜
  12. spongebob


    I agree a few more songs would be welcome in the first part, The Fly and Until The End of The World would fit in nicely, I'm looking forward to hearing the "new" songs in that slot but if I don't get UTEOTW during the concert I will be a bit miffed as It's a favourite of mine, cant have it both ways i suppose.....or can we? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜
  13. spongebob

    Boring and Predictable

    ..............................And you were saying ๐Ÿคฃ It's almost as if U2 had read this and thought right lets show them!
  14. Wont be happy if this is the case in Manchester, been in 3 Red Zones and always enjoyed a couple beers while waiting for the concert to start without having the massive queues. Sure it was stated when we bought our ticket that we would have a dedicated bar? Edit to say .....I just looked it up and they say " Access to purchase pre-show refreshments " so no bar then ๐Ÿ˜•
  15. spongebob

    U2 | (RED) Zone Package

    If it's anything like the I&E Redzone deal, you turned up and they sorted out your ticket etc then you pressed a button and if you were lucky you won a tour ( my friend did , he pressed the button right after me ๐Ÿ˜•) Only 4 or maybe 6 won as far as i remember?? Second night we turned up a bit later and the places had been won so we never got a chance.