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About gpmalecki

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    Atlanta, GA
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    Boy Tour
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    360 Tour
  1. I understand, the older and more settled we get, the more difficult it becomes to trow caution to the wind... My travel to shows has decreased dramatically since kids came along. I finally hit show 50 last summer for TJT in Miami after missing i/e completely for reasons mentioned. No show close by and not able to travel. I'm glad they added Atlanta this time because I swore to myself if they dissed Dr. King's hometown again, I wasn't travelling again. I will say best experience I had was Zoo TV, myself and 2 buddies went to Boston for St Patricks day show and all ended up with GA. Same for Charlotte. Have you been to It's a fan site... around tour time they usually have a forum set up for fans either looking to swap, acquire or sell. You won't always find what you want, but you can post what you're looking for and maybe get a result. Worth a try... Plus it's a cool site. If you're in NC, why aren't you trying Atlanta? And btw... I'm still convinced there will be seats released. That they are blocking out until they sell out the high dollar seats. I also suspect that this is why there haven't been more 2nd shows announced. I think they (LN/TM) were expecting us to revolt against that ridiculous $329 price point .
  2. Interesting. I have never in my experience (going allll the way back) have had difficulty getting tickets. I was lucky this time, too, but from what my peers have told me, this was the worse. I have travelled far and wide (before on line sales) and showed up with no ticket in hand always to find either a box office drop day of show, or a fellow fan with an extra. Proudly say I never paid a scalper... I do miss the interaction of the old days, camping out for tickets where you had to be there to buy them. Forged some friendships in those lines that still endure today. I still feel the only to suppress the scalpers is to go back to ticket outlets... Scalpers will still get some, but it'll cost them to pay people to stand in line, and they can't be guaranteed good seats... Anyway, as far as tickets for the kids go, I would keep checking the venue regularly for a ticket drop. Or, if the show is local for you, take the day of show off. hang out at the venue. I would bet you'll find a fellow fan who ended up with an extra and would rather sell to another fan and just recoup his expense... Keep the faith. Good karma always rewards those who trust blind faith!
  3. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I normally wouldn't. With this new verified fan BS and the way other artists are doing it, I took a chance that buying from here might help my chances for ticket verification. Not sure it had anything to do with it, but I was in innocence group and had no problem getting a code or my GA tickets...
  4. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I have been discussing that with a friend for years! There's great audio of them singing together at an early 80's Simple Minds gig on youtube... check it out.
  5. SOE Arrival Date

    You may end up surprised... Mine was scheduled for 12/5 delivery and it actually delivered yesterday, on Sunday. I was so excited (still not as good as having on street date, but...) then I opened it and the corner was bent and there was a split on the spine. I'm hoping they'll replace it for me, but i doubt I'll ever order direct from again... I can live with the bent/creased corner, but a spine split on a brand new, sealed record is unexcusable...
  6. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I'm loving it. Although I find it lame that pre-ordering the LP from couldn't (or wouldn't) ship it to arrive by street date. I could have ordered from any other on-line retailer and had it delivered today (for cheaper, I'm learning) I won't get until Monday. Very weak...
  7. General Sales WITHOUT CODES this morning?

    Just FYI... looks like tickets are available now for Atlanta with no code. I just checked, you can get 2 tickets at the $175 price point still, but it looks like nothing but $175 or $329 are available.
  8. Problems with General Sale

    Congrats! From what I'm seeing, you're one of the lucky few.
  9. Problems with General Sale

    Did anyone manage to score GA tickets anywhere for general onsale?
  10. Exactly. In the 30+ years I've been seeing them, I've never been shut out and NEVER paid a scalper. Keep watching here, and at worst case scenario, go to your venue early day of show. You'll almost definitely find a fan with an extra ticket that just wants to recoup their cost!
  11. Keep the faith. It always works out. I've always ended up with a ticket. And over the years I've just shown up in cities day of show and found either box office ticket drops or a fan that had an extra to sell at face value...
  12. 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    I believe thats just for accounting/tracking purposes. Most venues with GA have row and seat numbers on tickets these days...
  13. 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    I'd wait it out. Show up at venue the day of the show. There will be real U2 peops with extra tickets that will be happy to offer them up for what they paid for them. Tried, tested & true since Joshua tree 87... Done it for nearly every tour.
  14. 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    Maybe it was easier on my end because my venue wasn't ticket master. I dunno...