mcnabb5

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    US - Pennsylvania
  • Favourite U2 Album
    The Unforgettable Fire
  • Favourite U2 Single
    Bad
  • First U2 Gig
    Pittsburgh Civic Arena 1985
  • Recent U2 Gig
    Madison Square Garden July 2015
  • Best U2 Gig
    Madison Square Garden July 2015

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  1. Our group ended up being around 215-223. The GA queue was massive. Cleveland is amazingly popular!
  2. It was very orderly and the folks running the queue were great. So yes, it is run by fans. Recommendation, check out FB a few days early and find the Cleveland Joshua Tree page. That's how we found out where the queue was starting. My group signed in yesterday afternoon. There are various check ins after you get your number. It's a commitment, but totally worth it if you can manage it. Stadium security will most likely come out and give out wristbands with your corresponding number on it. Heinz Field actually allowed us to leave after getting our wristband. We have to get back in line at 2:30. It's really been an easy GA queue. I hope that helps!
  3. That's very cool you're taking your kids! Well done. GA is always such a cool experience.
  4. We are lined up at Gate 6 and waiting for stadium security to give us our numbered wristbands. Our crew did well....49-58.
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    Leaving the GA line?

    We ended up being 31-38 in line for MSG 1 and the line was conducted and organized really well. No problems at all.
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    Leaving the GA line?

    What was the name of that FB page? Once the line is in full swing, you can leave the line here and there, but it is GA courtesy to not be gone for ages. If you check in tomorrow like we will there will most likely be a rollcall sometime Tuesday evening. The 6 AM rollcall on Wednesday morning is when you line up and pretty much stay in line. As I said, people come and go for a bit here and there during the day, but for the most part you hang out in line.
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    Parking?

    General Robison Parking Garage is located between Heinz Field and PNC Park. That also seems to be an option. And I second the Casino parking idea. We did the same for 360 in 2011 and we never had to pay that day.
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    Pittsburgh - U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

    The organizing of the GA queue often seems to be an organic process, Randy. Unless you're hanging out with GA vets like Joe Ahorro who is typically involved with the queue process, we show up at the gate early and see who's there. Myself and my group will be showing up at Heinz Field sometime later Tuesday afternoon and will head to Gate 6 and see who is there. Maybe we'll see you there! If we need to pitch in and help organize the queue, we will gladly do it. And despite the info from Heinz Field saying we can't start queuing at Gate 6 until noon on Wednesday, my hope is that they let us line up at 6 am just like we did in 2011.
  9. Thanks, Matt. For 360 in 2011 we arrived around 7:15 am or so and the line was already 300 strong. My guess is they had the same policy for that show as well. Whether the Heinz Field staff enforces that or not is another matter. I figure you show up early and if they won't let you line up right outside Gate 6 the U2 GA crew will just marshal up somewhere else.
  10. Referencing a previous post, I would much rather hear "Ordinary Love" than " Miss Sarajevo." Since there is a strong attachment to songs that can be wedded to a political/social issue, OL and the life of Nelson Mandela certainly fit the bill.
  11. I noticed that "Little Things" wasn't played in Dallas despite being on the set list. That would've been a great disappointment had I been there. That song has really grabbed me for some reason. I have to agree with a lot of the sentiments expressed in this thread. Being a die hard since 1981, and loving The Unforgettable Fire album, ditching ASOH is a major bummer. I could easily pass on Elevation , although I know that for a live show it tends to pump the crowd up. Many of the songs included seem to there so Bono can comment on a political topic. I get that, but sometimes just letting it rip and playing your butts off works best. The inclusion of Bad after the first show has helped me get past some of my dissatisfaction with the set list overall, and I know that I will love every minute of the two shows I'm going to, but I hope this week off before the Chicago shows helps them refocus the set list.
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    GA experiences

    I am also from the Pittsburgh area and will be going to this show. I also work for a brewery. Great Lakes is good beer......Fat Heads is better. But both are worth the visit!
  13. Absolutely. The last show at Heinz Field for 360 in 2011 went very smoothly for the GA process. I hope we encounter the same thing in a week and a half!