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Manohlive (and others) - thank you so much for the advice! You weren't kidding about those seats under the overhang. They were terrible. I couldn't see at least 1/3 of the big screen. After asking 4 different ushers who couldn't point me in the right direction, I finally stumbled upon a booth (not an office) called something like "Accessibility Services." I was polite and explained the overhang situation. The very nice, professional guy at the booth said four times that he couldn't relocate me. I said, "Ok, is there somewhere I can buy a new ticket? Because the screen is half the show. If I can't see the screen, I'd rather eat the cost of my ticket and buy a new one." He decided to make an exception for me. He relocated me one section over and several rows closer to the field so that I was well away from the overhang. It was lovely! So, thanks to everyone here, and thanks to Soldier Field for making it right!

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I only wish I had seen this topic before I bought my tickets and went to the show.  Sat in Section 242, row 11, seats 16 & 17.  I couldn't have been more disappointed with the sound.  Bono sounded like Charlie Brown's teacher and the music just sounded like garbled bass.  They should not be allowed to sell those tickets at full price.  I felt so bad after spending a fortune on top price tickets in the presale, taking my girlfriend to the show, and then hearing sound that was just absolutely horrible.  Extremely disappointing.  I'll never sit under the overhang for anything at Soldier Field again.  


By the way - Section 242 was just between the main stage and the B stage Edge's side.  The overhang covers most all of the rows in those side sections and just destroys the sound.  I might as well have listened to a 1987 bad audience recording bootleg.  

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You would think Section 242 would be wonderful - other then for the sound-destroying, cavernous concrete overhang.  Nice to see the band play Joshua Tree 30 years after I saw them in Champaign.  Wish the sound would have been even semi-decent.  

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