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I'm not trying to blame anyone, it says no where in my reply about blaming anyone, I am only stating the facts and the fact is that when you decide to attend a show you do so at your own risk, you are the one who decides to make that long trip, the band does not decide this for you. Touring is a business and U2 management made a business decission. They are not going to pay for your change of flight fee's or your hotel reservation it just doesn't work that way. I am sure that the band will do something at the September 23rd show for the fans. so please stop the "they made a mistake, now give me something" attitude.

Especially since technically it should just be folks in NY going.

 

 

Just folks in NY, huh? Odd considering the stadium is actually in New Jersey. People are not seeming to understand this little fact about Giants Stadium. If you are travelling to Giants Stadium... you are not going to be in NY... you are going to be in East Rutherford, NJ. Btw... I really hope those who have hotel accommodations didn't get them in NYC.
It's only 12 miles from NYC.......

 

Yes, I am well aware of that. However, my point about hotel accommodations in NYC wasn't about distance, it was about cost. A hotel in NYC is far moreexpensive than one that would be say... down the road from the stadium. A nice hotel in the area is the Meadowlands Hilton. Very nice room and far lessexpensive than a comparable room in NYC. And as mentioned; traffic in and out of NYC is horrendous. Then again, if that construction is still going on up bythe stadium, traffic is horrendous there too.

 

Regardless, my main point is that Giants Stadium is not in New York, but New Jersey.

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petermullen
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u2dave110862
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I'm not trying to blame anyone, it says no where in my reply about blaming anyone, I am only stating the facts and the fact is that when you decide to attend a show you do so at your own risk, you are the one who decides to make that long trip, the band does not decide this for you. Touring is a business and U2 management made a business decission. They are not going to pay for your change of flight fee's or your hotel reservation it just doesn't work that way. I am sure that the band will do something at the September 23rd show for the fans. so please stop the "they made a mistake, now give me something" attitude.

Especially since technically it should just be folks in NY going.

 

 

Just folks in NY, huh? Odd considering the stadium is actually in New Jersey. People are not seeming to understand this little fact about Giants Stadium. If you are travelling to Giants Stadium... you are not going to be in NY... you are going to be in East Rutherford, NJ. Btw... I really hope those who have hotel accommodations didn't get them in NYC.
It's only 12 miles from NYC.......

 

Yes, I am well aware of that. However, my point about hotel accommodations in NYC wasn't about distance, it was about cost. A hotel in NYC is far moreexpensive than one that would be say... down the road from the stadium. A nice hotel in the area is the Meadowlands Hilton. Very nice room and far lessexpensive than a comparable room in NYC. And as mentioned; traffic in and out of NYC is horrendous. Then again, if that construction is still going on up bythe stadium, traffic is horrendous there too.

 

Regardless, my main point is that Giants Stadium is not in New York, but New Jersey.

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Just wanted to keep all informed of any communication received. As everyone expected, really no chance of the concert changing back. Don't expect this ishigh on the priority list of the people emailed... although I'm not sure why the NFL was. ;-) The letter below from LiveNation outlines the sequence ofevents so at least people can know what actually happened.

 

 

 

Dear flittig,

 

I have been forwarded your mail as I oversee the marketing for the U2 360° World tour on behalf of Live Nation Global touring.

 

As you must be aware, the decision to move the performance at Giants Stadium was not taken lightly and unfortunately for out of town fans must be consideredfinal. However, in response to the main query raised in your mail, the following was the sequence of events.

 

The original Giants Stadium performance (September 24th) was put on sale on March 30th. When this sold out, the decision was made to move forward with a 2ndperformance in that venue on September 25th. At that time, the tour was aware that there was a Jets game scheduled for September 27th and although the timingwould have been tight for a 4pm game (we were already shortening the load-out from 7pm), we were prepared to make this happen. When the Jets game changed to a1pm event, the tour was no longer able to meet the shortened time frame required to depart the venue and for the venue to prepare the field for an NFL game.

 

As you correctly have noted, the change to the timing of the Jet's game was made public in April. However, at that time, the U2 360° Tour had not yetstarted. The tour began in Barcelona on June 30th and took several weeks for the production load-in and load-out timing to gel. As such, by about the 3rd weekin July it was apparent that the tour could not further shorten the time needed to load out of Giants Stadium and a decision had to be made.

 

As stated in our release and in the notification you received, U2 agreed to move their show rather than pursue other options.

 

I'm certainly aware that this is not the response that you would have wished to receive, but I did want to provide you with an accurate run-down of events.

 

Ticketmaster is refunding tickets where required or as you know, your tickets are valid for the rescheduled event on September 23rd.

 

Best regards,

 

Susan

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I understand that they wanted to see if they could shorten the time to get out of the stadium. However, this email says they were aware of this in the 3rdweek of July. My next question now is why did they wait till the end of August to let the fans know. The time line of this still does not add up, in fact itactually seems worse to me now because they admitted they were aware of the problem in July and still waited a month to announce the date change.

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I understand that they wanted to see if they could shorten the time to get out of the stadium. However, this email says they were aware of this in the 3rd week of July. My next question now is why did they wait till the end of August to let the fans know. The time line of this still does not add up, in fact it actually seems worse to me now because they admitted they were aware of the problem in July and still waited a month to announce the date change.

 

Agreed. Not pointing the finger...but this should have been a red letter topic on the top of someone's bulletin board. There is a 1 month gap stillmissing. Needs filled in.

Kudos to Hans for getting that response and posting it!

 

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