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  1. Was Alice in Wonderland last night in San Jose It would be interesting to see if it changes ... thx for posting! We were so taken with the images. Very cool in context with the song ~ even that as it appears Edge is being swept away by the giant waves and this image of Alice ...
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    UTEOTW Confetti

    UTEOTW Confetti
  3. Upon closer inspection, it's ripped pages from both Alice and Canto XIII from The Divine Comedy ... Will try to upload a photo ...
  4. I sat in a seat dead center of the E stage for about 2 songs. Knowing what I was missing (I was GA the first night), I went to the Rogers Arena Customer Service desk, acknowledged it was just the luck of our seats, but I was a huge fan and asked if anything else was available. They were so gracious and helpful and moved us other seats (in fact, fantastic seats). They said they'd been moving people from behind the stage to better seats on their own. It is definitely worth asking to move! The runway screens are a part of the experience Good luck!
  5. Here's what I posed on another thread in response to someone who had bad luck when their card didn't work at the door after waiting 13 hours in line ... Hope it helps. CREDIT CARD W/ NEW NUMBER ENTRY Sorry you had trouble with credit card entry. My experience was very different. The card I used back in Dec was part of a we-suspect-your-card-was-compromised event where the bank canceled my card and issued me a new number. I called Ticketmaster Canada and after some research, they did the same: refunded and reran the transaction on my new number. (Note: When I called Ticketmaster US for the Chicago show, though, they wouldn't -- so that's still to be sorted out. More on that below.) Day of the show, Rodgers Arena staff were very organized; they came through the line an hour before the doors opened and (1) pre-checked bags in line so that it wouldn't slow us down at the door and (2) escorted people whose cards weren't the same as the original purchase to the box office. My husband went with them to make sure and all went fine. The doors opened and we got in no problem (with the exception that the wristbanders were so overwhelmed that that was a slight hang-up). I know it's stressful. I worried all week and especially in line all day whether or not my card would work (basically the scenario you lived; I'm so sorry), but they are doing the best they can. And I appreciate the system trying to keep things fair by cutting out scalpers. For those of you going to future shows, just go to the box office to have it checked yourself as they may not come thru the line looking for you. TICKET TRANSFERS That said, it does get tough though if plans change and want to sell or transfer your ticket. Strangers buying tickets from the people next to us in line had to join us in line because the box office wouldn't let them transfer tix, even that day (they said it's because it was a TM transaction). We were all fans and hung out, but they did have to coordinate entering together on the original credit card. I'm now having to sort it out with a US show and it's not as smooth. I called Ticketmaster US to tell them about the cc number change. They just told me to show up at the venue with copies of all the transactions ... When I asked why they wouldn't do what TM Canada did and just rerun the transaction they said that's not what they do. When I told them I may not be able to go to the show and asked about how to transfer or refund the ticket, they said (1) allowing transfers depends on the venue and (2) they wouldn't refund my ticket because it is "sold out." So I'm either out $80 or I'll have to call them back during a ticket drop and it isn't "sold out" anymore. Hopefully they will be more helpful then.
  6. >>One suggestion to the U2 crew... get that video moved over to us at the front. Why display it for people who have a direct view of the band? We in the front can't see them at all.... A video view would be nice<< I had the same thought. Why are they playing the live shots over the E stage where everything is happening? We at the other end at the main stage and felt very cut off from what was happening down there as we couldn't see it for ourselves.
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    GA Vancouver...how was it ?

    GA Vancouver was great. There is so much rail to be had, it spreads everyone out. I got in line at 8am and was 2nd row in front of Edge and 5th person from the runway. The father and son behind us joined the line at noon. The people in front of me at the Edge rail had been there since Sunday. It looked like the other GA front liners were in the corners where the runway hits the main stage. Note, I think they allowed a lot more people on the floor the 2nd night as it looked a lot more packed. Maybe the first night they were more conservative with their numbers to see how the crowd would disperse. If you are up against the runway, or at the end of the E stage, you will not be able to see the long runway screens and they play a big part in the experience. Best to do 2 shows: one up-close with the band and another standing back on the floor or with seats with a view of the screens to take it all in. (At LEAST 2 shows, that is )
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    GA Vancouver...how was it ?

    CREDIT CARD W/ NEW NUMBER ENTRY Sorry you had trouble with credit card entry. My experience was very different. The card I used back in Dec was part of a we-suspect-your-card-was-compromised event where the bank canceled my card and issued me a new number. I called Ticketmaster Canada and after some research, they did the same: refunded and reran the transaction on my new number. (Note: When I called Ticketmaster US for the Chicago show, though, they wouldn't -- so that's still to be sorted out. More on that below.) Day of the show, Rodgers Arena staff were very organized; they came through the line an hour before the doors opened and (1) pre-checked bags in line so that it wouldn't slow us down at the door and (2) escorted people whose cards weren't the same as the original purchase to the box office. My husband went with them to make sure and all went fine. The doors opened and we got in no problem (with the exception that the wristbanders were so overwhelmed that that was a slight hang-up). I know it's stressful. I worried all week and especially in line all day whether or not my card would work (basically the scenario you lived; I'm so sorry), but they are doing the best they can. And I appreciate the system trying to keep things fair by cutting out scalpers. For those of you going to future shows, just go to the box office to have it checked yourself as they may not come thru the line looking for you. TICKET TRANSFERS That said, it does get tough though if plans change and want to sell or transfer your ticket. Strangers buying tickets from the people next to us in line had to join us in line because the box office wouldn't let them transfer tix, even that day (they said it's because it was a TM transaction). We were all fans and hung out, but they did have to coordinate entering together on the original credit card. I'm now having to sort it out with a US show and it's not as smooth. I called Ticketmaster US to tell them about the cc number change. They just told me to show up at the venue with copies of all the transactions ... When I asked why they wouldn't do what TM Canada did and just rerun the transaction they said that's not what they do. When I told them I may not be able to go to the show and asked about how to transfer or refund the ticket, they said (1) allowing transfers depends on the venue and (2) they wouldn't refund my ticket because it is "sold out." So I'm either out $80 or I'll have to call them back during a ticket drop and it isn't "sold out" anymore. Hopefully they will be more helpful then.