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hey guys - does anyone know if the $99 tickets will get you into the circle right up the front - am assuming we just queue for a while?????  can't wait to see them again - sooo happy they coming back to oz.

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I agree dont complain about the price of tix i think that its cheep to be able to see u2 for the prices they are offering i pair $98 to see powderfinger & their no where near u2s leage.

That said my stupid question is do we come here for pre sale tix or tic web site

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[quote name='Lemonhead wrote:


tul wrote:

Lemonhead wrote:

tul']i checked on ticketmaster's website and they said that the red zone tickets will only be available through them. so does this mean that the red zone is unavailable through the fan pre-sale?

All tickets are only available through them so it does not mean much.

 sorry but i dont quite get what you mean. could you clarify please?

 

Your pre-sale code will direct you to the ticketmaster site who are the only people selling the tickets (I'm excluding radio stations and the likes). So that's what I mean that all tickets are only available through them (GA, seats and Red Zone) so at this time it's impossible to know if the Red Zone tickets will be available or not during the pre-sale.

 

Hope that's clear (?)

 

I can't remember where it was posted but apparently red zone is being sold via auction and will not be available in presale.

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Thanks for that. I am hoping to bring my 11 year old, so the GA is a no no really for her sake. Don't know whether to go for best/most expensive seats or the red zone. I grew up with U2 but this will be my first time seeing them live. Any advice?
I was at the Vegas show and  was 2nd row on the outer circle and in front of me, on the rail,  was a mum/dad and 2 boys that were no more than 10yrs.. We were on Edges side closer to the foot of the claw.. we werent squished or being pushed even when the guys walk on the outer circle... GA is possible. just get there early so you can get to the front of the outer rail.. Australia may differ but I walked in probably about 30mins or so after the gates opened and was able to get that position on the side.

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I have just subscribed to u2.com - had let my membership lapse.  I have recieved my presale code, but beside where it says  "Priority Access Group" it has N/A.  What does this mean?

 

Also, I go to the Tiketek site to buy the tickets and enter the presale code when requested?  Or do I go to u2.com to buy the tickets?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Not long til presales for the Auckland concert open and no email with info and link yet. Has anyone else got their email?

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Thanks for that. I am hoping to bring my 11 year old, so the GA is a no no really for her sake. Don't know whether to go for best/most expensive seats or the red zone. I grew up with U2 but this will be my first time seeing them live. Any advice?
Hi mate.

Consider the seats behind the stage in the lower teir.

My wife and I saw 2 shows from this section and the view and sound were absolutely brilliant.

The band does face the other way for a lot of the time, but it's a bit of a trade off for being so close.

Also these seats are as close as the A reserve but are substantially cheaper.

 

And the boys do make a point of turning around and engaging the "behind" section many times throughout the show.

 

As with any big rock show and taking the kids - no matter how well behaved 90% of the crowd are, there always be those few pissed dickheads with their shirts off, or that dude who sparks up a huge doob when the show starts.

 

Anyway, goodluck!!

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Thanks for that. I am hoping to bring my 11 year old, so the GA is a no no really for her sake. Don't know whether to go for best/most expensive seats or the red zone. I grew up with U2 but this will be my first time seeing them live. Any advice?
Hi mate.

Consider the seats behind the stage in the lower teir.

My wife and I saw 2 shows from this section and the view and sound were absolutely brilliant.

The band does face the other way for a lot of the time, but it's a bit of a trade off for being so close.

Also these seats are as close as the A reserve but are substantially cheaper.

 

And the boys do make a point of turning around and engaging the "behind" section many times throughout the show.

 

As with any big rock show and taking the kids - no matter how well behaved 90% of the crowd are, there always be those few pissed dickheads with their shirts off, or that dude who sparks up a huge doob when the show starts.

 

Anyway, goodluck!!

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[quote name='mick james wrote:


Nniixx']"The prices are all in line with the Vertigo Tour" - bollocks they are I paid $99 for reserved seats at ANZ Stadium. Even the A-Reserver seats were only $129 but they'd sold out.

 

Pop Mart on the other had was a big rip off I paid $275 and got god awful seats in the heavens at the side of the SFS.

 

Also these are the same seats that I paid $60 bucks for to watch State of Origin or about $25-$40 bucks to watch the footy.

 

It's not like they're suddenly moved closer to the stage or something.

 

And with a 6/12 year old GAand queing all day is really not an option.

 

Lucky I get paid well although I still don't think I can justify $299 a pop.

Bollocks? Oh Really??

 

The cheapest tickets at Vertigo were more expensive than the cheapest tickets this time.  The B and C reserve style tickets are almost the same price and GA tickets are the exact same price that they were 5 years ago.

So they've jacked up the price of the A reserve section to subsidize the cheap seats. (and they were $199 in 2006 not $129)  Seems pretty fair to me.

 

At the end of the day, the people who find themselves front row will have only paid $100 for a ticket.

 

You didn't pay $275 for a ticket to Sydney Popmart (unless you got ripped off, or are stupid).  There were 2 catagories for that gig - $100 and $120.  They released $40 limited view tickets  on the day of the show.

 

Tickets to Zoo TV Sydney were $70 for every seat, and that was 1993.

 

 

And comparing the State Of Origin to the U2 tour is like comparing VB to Veuve Clicquot.

 

 

I saw both shows in New Jersey last year from behind the stage, and had an amazing time at both.

 

 

Anyways, it times like this that highlight the different types of fans there are.

 

There's those that will think "Wow, U2s actually bringing that insane production all the way to Oz, and I get to go and see them. How feckin sweet!!!!!"

 

And there's those who will bitch and moan about tickets in catagories that they won't be buying anyway, and crapping on for the next 4 months about how Powderfinger should be supporting and Jay Z is rap crap........

 

That's fine. Each to their own.

 

But if you want to hang out with Mick in his home town folks, you'll find me with the "how feckin sweet" gang that are just out for a wicked night.

 

And chances are you'll find me happily flipping off the bitchers and moaners.happy.gif

 

 

Well all i can say is I'm glad your obviously such a confident b@$t@rd because you're an arrogant prat whose full of  himself.

 

I bought tickets to Popmart through visa preferred because at the time I had a gold visa (boast boast) and they offered me A-Reserve tickets, I remember initially they offere me some for about $225 and then suddenly they had an option to upgarde to $275 tickets which I jumped at. Possibly Visa Preferred were whacking a big fee on top. Maybe my memory of 17 years ago is fading but I guess it's your word against mine unless one of us proves the other wrong.

 

As for your bragging about seeing both New Jersey shows and being able to get to the front of the crowd - woop de doo, what a big man, I'm so jealous. I've been there at the first two shows in 1989 front row both shows. I queued all weekend second in the queue for those tickets and queued overnight for the last tour.

 

Where I'm coming from is that i have 2 boys 11 and 6 1/2 and a pregnant wife so my priorities are a bit more about seats than hanging with Mick the tosser and his bunch of deadbeat mates in GA (possibly because your too scabby to actually pay for a decent seat or the redzone), but also the prices for stadium seats are not in line with the Vertigo tour as they are in the majority 50% more and dropping $1200 is a lot more than you and your mates only having to drop $99.90 plus whatever it costs you in beer.

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Not long til presales for the Auckland concert open and no email with info and link yet. Has anyone else got their email?
Come on it's 7.50pm in Sydney which would make it 9.50pm in NZ. The pre-sale is at 11.00am on Thursday that's 36+ hours away.

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