Jason D Newport Bch, CA

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  1. Jason D Newport Bch, CA

    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    Selecting a city was required for the Citi presale for the 16th. I could only select one city, LA, so if I want a chance for Vegas, I think I need to basically re-register through Citi's process.
  2. Any after concert meetups in Old Town by the trolley? Preferably seedy Irish bars with a barkeep named Molly?! Haha Leqving Irvine now. Hope to get there before 7!
  3. Just go to the Red Zone will call and they should be able to print your GA too. We had this scenario for Rose Bowl and first went to ticket resolution, got printed tickets THEN found out we had to go to Red Zone will call for RZ only. See everyone tonight!
  4. Any parking tips for getting in and out of Qualcomm in the least stressful way? Driving down from the OC Friday afternoon and staying with friends in Clairemont, but won't get there until about 5:30 PM. We were thinking Uber to Old Town, then trolley in, but how will that be on the way out? - How long can it take to get in and out of the out circle with normal parking? - How can we get inner circle parking and can we get in quickly around 7:00 PM? - Is it an easy Uber ride in and then take the trolley out? (I saw a lot of Uber zombies waiting around after Rose Bowl and I don't want to be one of them) Thanks for any tips and looking forward to seeing some, er, a lot of the U2 fam in GA Friday...especially those of us making that crawl down the 5 freeway.
  5. Jason D Newport Bch, CA

    Presale questions for new dates Sept / Oct 2017 (merged)

    "Dallas, Houston, San Diego and New Orleans" Sounds like your own personal line for Stay! You have one of the 4 cities there. Nice 2017! Here's to a bigger U2 2018!
  6. Jason D Newport Bch, CA

    Presale questions for new dates Sept / Oct 2017 (merged)

    First, thanks for everyone's help. Yes, I have been on TM app and IE, but no luck. Only one time today did I get through with 2 GA, but couldn't pay and got a call customer service message. I'm guessing it's because of this 4 ticket JT total history. I did try Opera too and at least got a "you reached your max ticket limit" message which I knew was not correct. Is there really anything TM can do?
  7. Jason D Newport Bch, CA

    Presale questions for new dates Sept / Oct 2017 (merged)

    So I bought 2 GA with my code for Rose Bowl. I then happened to get lucky during pulblic on sale and picked up 2 red zone also for Rose Bowl (did not need any code). Yes, that's 4 tickets total for one show, but only 2 were presale tickets. I should have 2 more presale tickets available, so I can go to San Diego, right? I get TM sees my account as JT tickets = 4, so code is invalid, but that shouldn't be the case or did I miss something? If my error, why can I get to red zone and VIP now? Thanks for any insight and what to do.
  8. Jason D Newport Bch, CA

    Advice on best place to stand in the Red Zone

    I received some great RZ tips for i+e and I want to share my RZ tips from Rose Bowl 1 (beware of spoilers): - For the first songs, just find a spot close to the tree, but no need to fight for position. We stood about 3:00, middle of lower right branch where the crowd thins and you are still only 10-15 people deep. You don’t want to go much higher because the camera boom gets in the way. BUT, as Pride is winding up and you are signing ohh ohh oh oh, start making your way towards the corner where the main stage meets the trunk. Pay attention and get in position close to that area before the “branch people” move that way. You will be off to the left, but still really close to the band for the whole JT set and they will come by. If you’re bummed at all, take a look back and see how many thousands of people are behind you for a reality check, then turn back around. I guarantee you won’t care about being left of center. : ) As Mothers is ending, start making your way back to the tree and especially during BD. The band will eventually finish the night off there. The crowd is pretty fluid with beer runs, bathroom, etc, so moving around won’t be a problem at all. One thing you won’t realize is the bass! It sounds and feels incredible! The front of house bass speakers must be right under the stage and ANYTHING you record with a cell phone will be completely distorted and unlistenable so don’t bother. If you want to record anything, keep that in mind. I recorded the beginning of Streets with a small vid cam I brought and it still couldn’t hold the bass. Check out my video and pics from the RZ to get fired up! All in all, it will be a great time and just remember, you basically won the U2 lottery getting in there. You are one of 500 people out of 70K, 80K+ others, so make sure you enjoy the show with the gift you were given and sing your heart out! Again, remember any video you record in RZ on a phone will have horrible sound during those bass heavy songs, which is pretty much the whole show, so don’t bother. Just take a few pics and wait for all the posted YouTube videos from the seats and pick yourself out! Wear something bright or patterned so you can better see where you were standing. Hope this helps and sorry for any spoilers!
  9. Jason D Newport Bch, CA

    Red Zone Details

    RZ also gets to come and go to the bathroom. Oh yeah, and there's a beer cart close by! No RZ is going to pay that money to fight for prime real estate with GA. Too many perks to bother jockeying for an extra 10-feet.
  10. Jason D Newport Bch, CA

    Confused - Red Zone "chairs with backs"

    Maybe they have an ADA section on the floor that has seats along the rail? I saw that in one of the other stadium diagrams, right on the floor. I wasn't in GA for Rose Bowl 360, but was the field railed off into sections? I know the RZ back rail (where you came in) for Anaheim 360 had seats as part of the rail and the "back" was the fencing. I needed it every once and a while Maybe you enter GA45 on the Red Zone side?
  11. Jason D Newport Bch, CA

    Is it allowed/weird/dumb to have a GoPro in the RED Zone?

    I don't think anyone has mentioned this, but there's a serious motion sickness potential for anyone who tries to watch your playback...trying to stand still to film U2 in that energy will be completely impossible. Leave it to the professionals like Mek Vox or someone else who hopefully films your show for You Tube, then just look for yourself in the crowd. The 3rd person is a very cool perspective! If they don't tape their camera to the rail, they must have some serious motion control. I was lucky there are great recordings for at least LA1 and LA3 I+E produced in 1080p quality. Thank you! Not sure what show(s) you'll be in RZ, but if you do try to record, maybe stand against the back RZ rail by the opening close to the beer cart. This way you'll have a bigger view of the stage since this RZ looks tiny everywhere and you won't piss off the outside GAers either. Here's a link for a plug as he actually captured a lot of the i+e shows:
  12. Jason D Newport Bch, CA

    Was anyone able to buy RedZone Today?

    Congrats and see you there! I was also lucky this morning and picked up 2 RZ for Rose Bowl during public on-sale. Couldn't believe it when they popped up right away as that was really the only thing I was there for. Have been in RZ a couple times before and couldn't justify the same money for seats during Red Hill presale so I kept checking back all that day, but nothing. Not sure what happened with TM, but the system allocations must have been messed up. I went through the site on my work computer...newer, running Windows 10 on Explorer if that helps anyone. Thank you IT for keeping it clean and fast.
  13. Jason D Newport Bch, CA

    second / third shows and pre-sales? (MERGED)

    I did the same and now regret it too as I found out I could've helped out a couple friends. I saw the TM posting early Monday morning for LA2, Sunday, 5/21, for a short time, so it's slated.I just hope we DO get another chance for a second show and pre-sale as it seems a lot of good fans got screwed.
  14. Jason D Newport Bch, CA

    second / third shows and pre-sales? (MERGED)

    On Monday morning, TM first listed two Rose Bowl shows for Saturday, 5/20 and Sunday, 5/21. I even read about two shows on one of the local TV News websites. Of course, all evidence was quickly removed. Let's hope that holds true...and that we DO get a chance for another presale. From a marketing standpoint, I don't understand the 4-day dead time between pre-sale and public on-sale. Did any show sell out yet? They should have made the public on-sale for today, Saturday morning. U2 fans can create a pretty good worldwide buzz for tickets, but now no one can buy anything and the momentum to create demand for additional shows will naturally diminish. For Rose Bowl, it only looks like nosebleeds are all that remain and the only energy left might likely be diehards looking for released GA tickets.
  15. Jason D Newport Bch, CA

    Into the Arms of America? Available seats shaped as the US Flag for Rose Bowl?!

    I honestly couldn't tell you with any rhyme or reason. I kept checking back for RZ releases all day and most of the time I could select seats (and GA) from the map, then other times I might get a, "there's a run on tickets so check back later," message, so who knows. I've been to more than my fair share of shows and every tour the past 17+ years and there were a lot of oddities and mishaps throughout this whole process including: - This Lite Brite layout of available tickets - The likely 5-10 legit fans here who were actually able to buy RZ tickets for Rose Bowl (Where do all the stars go if not inside there?) - By 9:05 AM, there were only side-stage $318.50 tickets on Adam's side as Best Seats if not wanting row 60+ under the Press Box, yet I was easily able to get GA after 10:30 (huh?) - The fact that LA2 was posted on Monday morning and then quickly taken down (also initially reported as a two-night run I think was discussed on KTLA 5 here in LA) - GA was open for the taking basically all day for the Red Hill gang, then nada for Wires the next morning...but Stub Hub is overflowing tickets. - The TM App having a way better selection of seats most of the time. (I'm a an analyst and data guy...how does this even happen?) - All the street sign Captchas barely touching into adjacent squares and storefronts that COULD have also been houses from unfamiliar regions in other languages, then all of the sudden, you were barred from tickets until you cleared your cache. - Not sure, but I'd I swear in the urgent clicking I selected a food truck as a storefront or a house (hmmm, maybe that's why I couldn't get RZ) - Also, for future, does the sign post count as part of the street sign? At one point I gave up and thought we'd miss this tour and maybe get my fix from our local U2 cover here in the OC, The Joshua Tree (who are awesome) but in the end, we have 2 GA for LA1 and hopefully there will be an LA2 with a pre-sale because I still have some love to give in the way of two slots for my code that doesn't work on TM anymore.