Turkued

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  1. It may turn out to be the smoke / fog but I doubt it. I was on the rail main stage and I didn’t note anything particularly unusual. It was a bit warm, but nothing out of the ordinary. His voice seemed really strong during I Will Follow. Felt we were in for an exceptional show. Glad they didn’t take chances. Beautiful Day was painful to watch. Really admire Bono’s dedication and courage but health needs to come first. Look forward to returning to Berlin and finishing what we started.
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    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    Apparently a lot more than they have now. I was just trying to point out the obvious: One? In ticket distribution they are pitting region against region, class against class... Instead of bashing Stubhub, folks may want to glance at that paragon of anti-scalping, Ticketmaster, at their TicketsNow site ( http://www.ticketsnow.com/resaleorder/u2-tickets/event/892?EID=892 ). They are able to verify the legitimacy of the resales because they sold the friggen tickets in the first place!
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    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    In revenge, in Europe let's hope Barclays sponsors the tour with a pre-sale that knocks the Americans out!
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    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    Same here. That happened to me several times and was absolutely frustrating. This TM interface really stinks.
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    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    One unanswered item...how will drops work now? I usually source my tickets through drops close to the show date, often a day or two out, once the stage has been put in. As we have two red zones this tour (one reason for the reduced GA distribution) I'd suggest GA drop potential is quite high until things sort themselves out. I can't see TM reaching out to waitlisted verified fans (that would cost money) so I assume drops will be an old fashioned free for all. Or not?
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    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    I've now been through three Verified Fan processes. The first one was a disaster, TM more or less acknowledged mistakes were made and did the right thing for those of us impacted during the second go round. That was Springsteen. The VF process went smoothly for me this time, Innocence, as well until I tried to get tickets. From "please try again" to "another fan beat you to the tickets" I've never had this trouble taking tickets from selection to checkout. If the tickets are in the box ready for checkout they should be there if you don't dwadle for purchase. That doesn't seem to be a VF problem, one more of TM. The band knows when and where shows will be added, perhaps with an exception or two. More dates should have been announced from the start. In fact, I chose Tulsa and St. Louis specifically because they are unlikely to have added dates (although I could be wrong; after the stadium cancellation I'd think St. Louis deserves two shows, although the schedule doesn't indicate that so far). Back to VF: I'm concerned about the rumours that those Verified for the U2.com sales will automatically be excluded from the general sale. That wouldn't be right, both from the 4 ticket versus 2 ticket issue and because if the premise is this program's purpose is solely to weed out touts those U2.com members already verified are perhaps the least likely folks out there to be touts. I wait for the general sales but am doing so with the following revelation: this is the last VF for me. Far too stressful and takes far too much time. This entire process is pushing me to pay over the top to buy tickets from StubHub in the future. At current price levels this Verified Fan (I've always been Verified and eventually received a code and tickets) would rather pay the extra StubHub fees than go through this again. Of course, that could change if the general sales go smoothly, TM learn from their mistakes (as they have in the past) and improve their software once you are in the sale. In Europe I avoid TM wherever possible ( when going to Europe vendors such as Eventim and See always work for me) so it's more than just VF: it's pretty much everything about the TM experience. VF just causes all of us to have more interaction with them and, for me at least, I'm willing to pay the price in the future to go elsewhere to avoid that. VF driving fans to touts: unintended consequence of Verified Fan?
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    U2 MTV Presents

    Same situation. I'm waiting on the actual ticket before booking train and accommodation - Ticketmaster has screwed me over in the past with errors. This is just another example of experimental ticketing schemes not fully worked out before being implemented. I'd like to leave tomorrow but unless I want to search for an internet cafe with printing capabilities I'm stuck here until the tickets are released.
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    U2 MTV Presents

    Wow. It's going to be crazy here when Ticketmaster starts deciding who is a Verified Fan and who is not. David Guetta will be playing 20 minutes longer than U2 - maybe his fans should get all the tickets!
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    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    Let me try to answer a question and ask one: 1. Verified Fan will not be used in Europe. It can't be. European competition law prohibits the type of monopoly tie ins ticketing companies have with venues in the States. I don't know what they are going to do, but it won't be Verified Fan so I wouldn't worry so much about these things if you are a Euro wanting to see Euro shows. 2. The question: The magic UK 0. When you put in your number in the fan club verified site without a 0 it adds it. In the general verified site it does not. Any guess whether we should use it there? This is important. In the first round of the Springsteen sales there were verified fans promised a code but did not receive it because of this issue. Please, someone in administration here...get TM to clarify this, explaining that this was a cock up publicised in a Wall Street Journal story on the Springsteen sale. WE need an accurate answer, not a call centre answer. Thanks