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Why can't U2 do their fan club tix like Pearl Jam? Pearl Jam announces all the dates, and then it's a lottery system. You put in for the shows you want in priority order, there's about a week for the request period and then you know prior to the public on sale if you got the show(s). Day of the show you have to pick up the tix at the will call. The location is determined on seniority in theor fan club. You can still sell them if need be or trade them. Also, all their tix are always about $80. U2 should be ashamed of themselves for the price of these lower bowl tix. How much money is enough?

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Why can't U2 do their fan club tix like Pearl Jam? Pearl Jam announces all the dates, and then it's a lottery system. You put in for the shows you want in priority order, there's about a week for the request period and then you know prior to the public on sale if you got the show(s). Day of the show you have to pick up the tix at the will call. The location is determined on seniority in theor fan club. You can still sell them if need be or trade them. Also, all their tix are always about $80. U2 should be ashamed of themselves for the price of these lower bowl tix. How much money is enough?

 

 

I know that people are pissed off, but you have to realize that U2 is one of the most popular bands in the world. They, the Rolling Stones and maybe one or two other acts can charge whatever they want because of the broad appeal they have around the world. GA tickets and upper bowl tickets are reasonably priced, frankly they could charge more for those as well and people would pay. 

 

We live in a world where the prices for almost everything is going up, expecting a concert from one of the biggest bands in the world to not go up is just unrealistic. In a world where album sales are stagnant, bands now need to make their money in concert tours. Also, I wouldn't expect altruistic socialism from a semi-conservative Catholic band whereas Eddie Vedder is more liberal than most, I mean he supported Ralph Nader and the Green Party. U2 is a capitalist business and they want to make money. Anyways, just saying that politics and world view enters into it a bit. 

 

Anyways, I still agree it sucks, but I can see why they're doing it.

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Both you guys have valid points...After payin more than double face for a floor seat to PJ in Hartford a year ago, I had wished I belonged to their fan club.  There is absolutly no doubt U2's fan club ticket experience could be a lot better...  To parallel vancity, its all bout the bizness though...U2's a machine...I wish it was still 1983, but that aspect of beeing a fan of  this band ended with the Joshua Tree, you could make a case it really hasn't been the same since the WAR tour.....These guys are my band, but like anything, its all a bit different these days..

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I remember when I was much, much younger

Everything had a ceiling price.

 

When I could first  afford to buy an LP (vinyl) it was around £2.49

No one thought it would go beyond the £3.00 mark

 

One of my earlier U2 tickets costs £3.00 and that was a lot of money back then

Now I think nothing of spending £80.00 on a ticket. Not that I can afford it but because I want to

I don't have many vices apart from gambling, drinking, women and the rest I squander

Music is my love so I buy my tickets and look forward to an evening of escapism where I can lose myself in whatever band I am seeing

That to me is priceless and worth every penny

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Careful what you wish for: I've been a longtime member of both fanclubs. For the that 3 Pearl Jam tours I have ended up with exactly ZERO tickets for their shows since they implemented the lottery system. With U2.com I have managed to get tickets for every single tour.

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And, it's not an insignificant thing, their fanclub "gifts" (a badge, some stickers, and a code for a digital download of any bootleg - most of which are easily available with a bit of effort online) are atrocious compared to U2.com .

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Roger Waters did it this way for the Wall tour. Lottery, pick up tix at will call. Could a scalper still game the system? Probably but it is very unlikely they would go through all that trouble and then not have them in had until hours before the show starts.

I took family and guest to five different Wall shows and it all went off like clockwork and was absolutely and completely "fair" to longtime fanclub members.

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I remember when I was much, much younger

Everything had a ceiling price.

 

When I could first  afford to buy an LP (vinyl) it was around £2.49

No one thought it would go beyond the £3.00 mark

 

One of my earlier U2 tickets costs £3.00 and that was a lot of money back then

Now I think nothing of spending £80.00 on a ticket. Not that I can afford it but because I want to

I don't have many vices apart from gambling, drinking, women and the rest I squander

Music is my love so I buy my tickets and look forward to an evening of escapism where I can lose myself in whatever band I am seeing

That to me is priceless and worth every penny

"I don't have many vices apart from gambling, drinking, women and the rest I squander"  Lol

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Roger Waters did it this way for the Wall tour. Lottery, pick up tix at will call. Could a scalper still game the system? Probably but it is very unlikely they would go through all that trouble and then not have them in had until hours before the show starts.

I took family and guest to five different Wall shows and it all went off like clockwork and was absolutely and completely "fair" to longtime fanclub members.

I cought three shows myself, pretty incredible.  I'd see that show every few months for the rest of my life if it were available.

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