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I rejoined the U2 fan club purely to get pre sale tickets.   I've run out of time and have wasted hours with the same problems as others, no tickets available, $70 GA tickets only, or continuous searching.  Feel like I want to shoot myself.  

 

I wonder if I can get the $50 back, I hate feeling ripped off it taints the whole experience.

 

You have access to the best tickets in the house, and you feel ripped off???

 

And we are a day or two after the presale.

 

$70 GA best tickets?  Why are they the cheapest then...am I missing something?

 

I can't stand all that time, I wanted the high price seats with a good view not too far away.  Figured they would be tough to get in the public sale, so rejoined the club for $50 to ensure I got decent ones.  

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I rejoined the U2 fan club purely to get pre sale tickets.   I've run out of time and have wasted hours with the same problems as others, no tickets available, $70 GA tickets only, or continuous searching.  Feel like I want to shoot myself.  

 

I wonder if I can get the $50 back, I hate feeling ripped off it taints the whole experience.

 

You have access to the best tickets in the house, and you feel ripped off???

 

And we are a day or two after the presale.

 

$70 GA best tickets?  Why are they the cheapest then...am I missing something?

 

I can't stand all that time, I wanted the high price seats with a good view not too far away.  Figured they would be tough to get in the public sale, so rejoined the club for $50 to ensure I got decent ones.  

 

Since the Elevation tour, the band has taken on this practice that they seem to price GA's much cheaper than the rest of the venue. This has continued through the last 4 tours including this one. They say that they want the best seats in the house to be the best priced. Only band that looks to do this, weird but it works for me I don't mind GA especially in a stadium show.

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I rejoined the U2 fan club purely to get pre sale tickets.   I've run out of time and have wasted hours with the same problems as others, no tickets available, $70 GA tickets only, or continuous searching.  Feel like I want to shoot myself.  

 

I wonder if I can get the $50 back, I hate feeling ripped off it taints the whole experience.

 

You have access to the best tickets in the house, and you feel ripped off???

 

And we are a day or two after the presale.

 

$70 GA best tickets?  Why are they the cheapest then...am I missing something?

 

I can't stand all that time, I wanted the high price seats with a good view not too far away.  Figured they would be tough to get in the public sale, so rejoined the club for $50 to ensure I got decent ones.  

 

lets say you got the 280 dollar tickets just to sit down..and you got 1st row....which isn't likely...so in the Rogers Center, I believe you would find them starting around row 20.  Why would you pay 4x to sit that far away, when for 1/4 of the cost you can roam the floors wherever you like.  sit on the floor if you like.  want a beer?  just walk over to the bar on the floor and still watch the show.  don't like your view....step aside from the tall person in front of you and viola...free viewing.  I'd say GA are the best tickets and best value for U2 shows.

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It sounds appealing when you say it like that.  

 

But I didn't like GA even when I was a teenager, never mind now.    For me it's being pushed around, getting drinks spilled on me and a sore neck.  

 

I like being further away to take in the whole show, for 360 and the last tour you missed so much if you were very close.  But you've made me wonder about trying GA sometime.

 

 

Now I'm all out of luck on the public sale.  And people wonder why we use scalpers.

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Almost messed up in the Redhill sale. Had 3 seats queued up almost immediately but gave them up to try for better ones - the lesson is don't ever do that as I was blocked out! TM is not very user friendly or flexible at peak times. Thankfully, I got back in and settled for worse seats in the same section! However, with so many tales of woe, I'm glad to be in. Just hoping for similar weather to 2011!!

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having been to the Rogers Centre for other U2 shows, on the floor GA, i would say that unless you want to be pushed up near the stage, there has always been plenty of space to hang back and watch the show without having to feel like people are bumping into you and spilling drinks on you.  they dont oversell the rogers centre floor for U2.  im looking forward to being back in there on the floor.  i on the other hand, will be pushing my way up close to the stage though :)

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It sounds appealing when you say it like that.  

 

But I didn't like GA even when I was a teenager, never mind now.    For me it's being pushed around, getting drinks spilled on me and a sore neck.  

 

I like being further away to take in the whole show, for 360 and the last tour you missed so much if you were very close.  But you've made me wonder about trying GA sometime.

 

 

Now I'm all out of luck on the public sale.  And people wonder why we use scalpers.

You note that "for me it's being pushed around, getting drinks spilled on me and a sore neck, I like being further away to take in the while show"....I would politely venture that GA would've given you the ability not to be squeezed, avoid having drinks spilled on you, and having that whole show experience in spades.  Forget about trying to crush to the front, and dealing with frenzied people who have to be 59 feet away from Bono to make their experience worthwhile.....grab a spot near the soundboard (where the sound will be optimized) lean back on the rail and enjoy yourself....step back and see the entire show as a "whole", with the crowd pulsing to the music in unison....if you had access to GA tickets and gave them away, it would seem that you chose not to capitalize on that experience.  So if you get an opportunity again to grab some GA tickets, do yourself a favor and go for it.  My wife and I are seeing shows from the 100 level and from GA on this tour.  Two completely different perspectives, both equally cool and memorable.

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It sounds appealing when you say it like that.  

 

But I didn't like GA even when I was a teenager, never mind now.    For me it's being pushed around, getting drinks spilled on me and a sore neck.  

 

I like being further away to take in the whole show, for 360 and the last tour you missed so much if you were very close.  But you've made me wonder about trying GA sometime.

 

 

Now I'm all out of luck on the public sale.  And people wonder why we use scalpers.

 

I hope you do find a decent ticket. I would encourage you to keep checking regularly (I know it's a pain.): I have grabbed fantastic seats for many shows (Springsteen, Pearl Jam...) in the days leading up to a show.

 

And I would also add that GA does allow you the choice of hanging back a bit so you are not in the throng (I'm guessing you could stand by the sound board and have enough room to swing your arms around.) Having said that, my +1 will have nothing to do with GA (esp in a stadium) so I certainly understand why one might not be convinced!

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