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Chrissy, Bucko,  if this was simply a case of people losing out because there was more demand than supply, I think we'd all be fine with it.  We just haven't been told that, and there were enough very unusual reports back that it appears to have been a lot more than that.

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No issues getting Red Zone at Twickenham for me. I logged into U2.com , clicked link to Ticketmaster. I could see no RZ specific but clicked on GA Standing and waited for pre sale to start.

When the pre sale started I clicked on select ticket type and Red Zone was offered straight up.

 

All done by 9.02. 

 

Sorry for all you guys that missed out because it wasn't absolutely clear - but I could see there was a red zone on the floor plan and in the blurb in the standing section so I guessed there would be an option once the sale started. If there hadn't been I would have been happy to buy in GA or a seat.

 

In 1987 at Wembley I got Friday tickets in the post but Saturday was a complete lock out. I walked the stadium all day trying to get a ticket off a tout but couldn't afford anything (I was 17) and there were loads of forgeries around... 

 

The fan club does well to get us in --- U2 are massive and just being in the building is worth the fanclub cost. I know - as I listened to Lou Reed from outside the Stadium in 87 and was grateful for that!!!!

If you paid 78 pounds. you didn't get red zone...

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Main problem was:

 

1. If you didn't click on the special link from U2.com OR you were on Mobile, Red Zone NEVER POPPED UP. Simply going to ticketmaster.com and clicking on their link (which should be entirely VALID, because it says it should) DID NOT WORK.

2. RedZone DID NOT REQUIRE A PRESALE PASSWORD

 

That is what people are upset about. If you managed to get a RZ at London good for you. You lucked out, don't tell us however not to be a tad miffed.

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I think I have also been confused by the fact that my order says Standing Ticket & RedZone for £70 + fee. I was expecting RedZone to be a higher price so I'll see what happens on the day. For the Vertigo tour I did the same thing and was moved to an area near the heart with a special wrist band and I think I just had GA tickets. I just checked my ticket stub and it was only £60.50 but those were simpler times back in 2005. I'm just very excited to be going and seeing the album live so anything else will be a bonus.

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I think I have also been confused by the fact that my order says Standing Ticket & RedZone for £70 + fee. I was expecting RedZone to be a higher price so I'll see what happens on the day. For the Vertigo tour I did the same thing and was moved to an area near the heart with a special wrist band and I think I just had GA tickets. I just checked my ticket stub and it was only £60.50 but those were simpler times back in 2005. I'm just very excited to be going and seeing the album live so anything else will be a bonus.

It says "Standing Ticket & Red Zone" because that was the title of the link. RZ tickets for London were L265 not L70. So you have regular GA

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I think a lot of people are bring up a lot of good points.

-Ticketmaster sucks (always have,always will) - They don't care about the fans, just the profits

-Presale access entitles you only a chance to buy tickets before the general public

-No promises were made that every type of ticket would be available during presage nor what quantities

-Folks posting on these boards represent only a fraction of fans so just because nobody here got RZ (or GA) for a certain show doesn't mean that there weren't any

-RZ in particular is very limited. Ticketmaster can sell thousands of tickets per minute. If RZ holds 500 and 20% of those are available in presage they feasibly could be gone within 10-15 seconds.

-I have participated in other presales where only the worst seats were put up for sale. At least U2 seems to put a good cross section on seat locations and prices up in advance for the fans. I think almost everyone had an opportunity to get tickets, just perhaps not the tickets they wanted or hoped to get.

-If you signed up for the fan club just to get presale access and didn't get tickets, too bad. I have done that for other bands in the past and got nothing. It is always a bit of a gamble and if you gamble you need to be prepared to lose

-I am surprised by the sense of entitlement a lot of people. Neither U2 nor Ticketmaster owe you anything.

-I have been both lucky and unlucky many times. I do whatever I can to improve my odds (fan club, multiples browsers, advance logins, etc.), but there is never a guarantee of success.

 

I think this should be a great tour, nostalgic for many myself included (saw eight shows myself on the original JT tour). Unlike the smaller arena tours most everyone should be able to get a ticket (with the possible exception of Dublin, always the most difficult). Stop complaining and agonizing over the things you cannot control. Try to see the glass half full instead of half empty. Come show time, you will have forgotten this frustration and will have a fabulous time.

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