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I did get e-mails regarding re-subscribing my U2.com membership. Never missed a year and I've got all the gifts.

I honestly don't know why everybody is whining about that.

 

It's probably easier to complain then holding up the mirror to yourself when you thought saving $50,- cause U2 weren't suppose to tour.

Please take your own responsibility in this.

 

I think much of the frustration from fans is how the ticketing process has been for this tour. I have always known tickets were not a guarantee as part of the fan club nor was it the reason I first joined in 1992. However I do feel that a "long term subscriber" is just that, someone who has been a subscriber for a long time, not someone who signed up before December 24, 2016. In the past there were always three pre-sale groups for fan club members, this time it's down to two. If they offer the perk again for the next tour, which I suspect they will, they should make it four groups for fan club members. Those who have been members for 20+ years are in group A, 10-19 years are group B, 5-9 years are group C and 0-4 are in group D. You basically go up the ladder the longer you are in, that basically was what it was for previous tours in some small way, not exact what I outlined naturally. But the other issues and complaints are more related to Ticketmaster themselves and how their site can't seem to work properly, this is all Ticketmaster does is sell tickets, and yet they can't seem to get things to run smoothly. If I ran my business that way I would be out of business. I like many others am not a fan of the ticketless/CC required/you must attend way of going about it. If something comes up and I can't go, I should be able to do with my tickets as I see fit, be it sell them to someone or give them away, etc. I of course don't make any plans for the same day the band is playing in my area but if something comes up Id like to think someone else can enjoy my seats at the same time if i can't. 

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Ideally, U2 would use the same system as Pearl Jam: Buy the tickets on the band's site and find out your seats when you pick them up at the window on show day based on seniority.

The first two rows are lottery, so the same people don't get up front every show.

Very fair and stops scalping.

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I am in the wires group unfortunately. Do you thing there will still be GA tickets available Thursday morning?

Nobody knows for sure. But these stadiums are big, so there's lots of GA--so yes, most likely they will be available Thurs., I'd say--like Max just said. If it was an arena, maybe not.
Thanks! that puts my mind at ease a bit. This will be my first stadium tour. Do you have any advice for getting closer to the stage? I got lucky for I + E. Like is there a line and how early should I be there? Any advice would be appreciated.

 

For stadium shows, being there when the gates open is all you need to be in a decent spot. Lining up early gets you "on the rail" as we say but standing 3 rows deep is just as good in my opinion

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I did get e-mails regarding re-subscribing my U2.com membership. Never missed a year and I've got all the gifts.

I honestly don't know why everybody is whining about that.

 

It's probably easier to complain then holding up the mirror to yourself when you thought saving $50,- cause U2 weren't suppose to tour.

Please take your own responsibility in this.

I think much of the frustration from fans is how the ticketing process has been for this tour. I have always known tickets were not a guarantee as part of the fan club nor was it the reason I first joined in 1992. However I do feel that a "long term subscriber" is just that, someone who has been a subscriber for a long time, not someone who signed up before December 24, 2016. In the past there were always three pre-sale groups for fan club members, this time it's down to two. If they offer the perk again for the next tour, which I suspect they will, they should make it four groups for fan club members. Those who have been members for 20+ years are in group A, 10-19 years are group B, 5-9 years are group C and 0-4 are in group D. You basically go up the ladder the longer you are in, that basically was what it was for previous tours in some small way, not exact what I outlined naturally. But the other issues and complaints are more related to Ticketmaster themselves and how their site can't seem to work properly, this is all Ticketmaster does is sell tickets, and yet they can't seem to get things to run smoothly. If I ran my business that way I would be out of business. I like many others am not a fan of the ticketless/CC required/you must attend way of going about it. If something comes up and I can't go, I should be able to do with my tickets as I see fit, be it sell them to someone or give them away, etc. I of course don't make any plans for the same day the band is playing in my area but if something comes up Id like to think someone else can enjoy my seats at the same time if i can't.

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Ideally, U2 would use the same system as Pearl Jam: Buy the tickets on the band's site and find out your seats when you pick them up at the window on show day based on seniority.

The first two rows are lottery, so the same people don't get up front every show.

Very fair and stops scalping.

I like that idea

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Ideally, U2 would use the same system as Pearl Jam: Buy the tickets on the band's site and find out your seats when you pick them up at the window on show day based on seniority.

The first two rows are lottery, so the same people don't get up front every show.

Very fair and stops scalping.

I like that idea

 

 

That's how it USED to be with Pearl Jam. (Formerly the industry standard, IMO, for paid Fan Clubs.) My experience for their last 3 tours is such that I think how they handle ticket sale is really poor.

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I'm the same although mine lapsed a little longer. It doesn't appear that any backwards checks on longevity have been made. Being a paid up member since Propaganda days didn't do me any good.

 

Having said that - neither did having a pre-sale code in the end anyway! all tickets unavailable in Wires pre-sale from the get-go!

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Ideally, U2 would use the same system as Pearl Jam: Buy the tickets on the band's site and find out your seats when you pick them up at the window on show day based on seniority.

The first two rows are lottery, so the same people don't get up front every show.

Very fair and stops scalping.

 

I like that idea

Me too sounds cool

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I did get e-mails regarding re-subscribing my U2.com membership. Never missed a year and I've got all the gifts.

I honestly don't know why everybody is whining about that.

 

It's probably easier to complain then holding up the mirror to yourself when you thought saving $50,- cause U2 weren't suppose to tour.

Please take your own responsibility in this.

Well you are not living my life nor am I living your life. I lost track for 3 months from Sept-Dec 2016 ---- from 1987. I renewed when U2 kindly reminded me with their Christmas video that day. My life at 46 is complicated. Does that mean that other people like yourself who never lapse or forget deserve first dibs? YES YOU DO DESERVE IT.

 

What I don't like is the lack of caring I see in all this. Why was Dec 24 the cutoff from long time fans and new fans and not customer history with at least fanfire!? Why did they NOT shut down new memberships on Tuesday night?

 

Fanfire won't change my status and I want it changed. I have my tix too so now it's an honor thing. I'm fighting for my senior U2 fan-citizen status.

 

I hope everyone finds a way to the show. I got seats - not GA but I'm very happy I got in.

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