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I’m with you. I think I’ll try and wait it out and hope they release more tickets in the general sale or add more cities and dates later. I’m thankful I was able to see them on the JT tour 

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49 minutes ago, GMAN75 said:

I just can't pull the trigger on 325 tickets even though they are good seats.  Anybody else feel the same way?

Yes!

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For Montreal, the Silver package seems to be better than Tier 1 tickets. For $310 (still a lot of money - don't get me wrong) you can get row 1 in the 200 level + the VIP tour book that could probably be sold later online for almost $100 to help with the cost.

$360 for a lower level seat is a bit rich. And the RedZone price - eye-popping $!

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For those without a code, I should be able to buy 2 more tickets.  Let me know which show and maybe I can find something for you. 

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All I can say is that it worked as intended for me.  I bought my two GA tickets for San Jose at 10:00 AM, as part of the iNNONCENCE group, and was all done by 10:10 AM.  But reading these comments, it makes me angry that things did not work smoothly for people.  I also was unaware until now that it was a lottery.  I was lucky, I guess.

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10 hours ago, dmway said:

This post is a bit off. If you really think that the band members themselves are or should be responsible for their own ticket sales, that's just not understanding the basic ways bands that reach the level of U2 operate.

When bands get beyond local bar-band stage, you get proper management - in fact, that's why management exists in the first place, i.e., to take care of the nuts-and-bolts of the business end of things so that the band can concentrate on their music (in the studio and a live setting). They will be involved at a distance, in a broad-brushstroke kind of way, but not in day-to-day operations. And, frankly, that's the way it should be.

U2Girl1966 is exactly right - LiveNation and/or Ticketmaster are to blame here. Like many U2 fans, I was apprehensive when Paul McGuinness was no longer the manager and LiveNation took over - I feared that things just like this might happen, i.e., their business end would become more impersonally corporate. And they have to a degree.

I'm still impressed that the website is as responsive as it is - the moderators have to take all of the venting, both fair and unfair, even when they aren't responsible for the problems and often can't directly do anything to fix the problems. The reason they take it is that they are U2 fans like the rest of us.

Now, I remember quite clearly when Larry himself apologized to the fans on-stage at the Grammys about the pre-sale fiasco at the beginning of the Vertigo tour. The band was not responsible for that - evil, bot-planting hackers were - but Larry spoke out in a very public setting to apologize. He didn't have to do that.

If the band finds out about what has happened so far, they may very well speak out about it. I'd applaud them for doing so, but I certainly would never condemn them for not doing so. It's not in their wheelhouse; it IS in LiveNation's and/or Ticketmaster's, though. If neither of them say anything, they should be roundly criticized.

Finally, about their "sounding off about everything else in the world" - I don't think that a pre-sale snafu rises to the level of something like genocide in Myanmar. The band has every right to air grievances about a leader they lobbied very hard for for years, especially when the silence there is so disturbing and disappointing. There will be more dates for their tour and those who haven't gotten tickets yet will have more opportunities to get tickets. There are plenty of places to lay blame for the ticket sales so far, but the band certainly doesn't deserve any.

 

 

7 hours ago, shule said:

i agree with you completely, except for the part about not condemning them if they don't speak out...didn't the band hire these people ? are we LN, TM or U2 fans ?

 

Of course, we are U2 fans.

They could ream them in private - that would be more customary. However, I think we will hear from them publicly about this eventually. I'm pretty sure the news will filter up.

LiveNation made a pitch to them long ago - they would have made themselves appear that they would and could do no wrong, and they would have done so convincingly. If they betray the band's trust later on, I don't see how we get to the 'blame-the-band-immediately' position fairly. Before we consider starting the passing of judgement on the band, more time needs to elapse, I think.

Good luck to those still hoping to get tickets - many more will go on-sale soon, and those who f*cked up certainly are aware of it. And good for everyone who has taken the responsible parties deservedly to task - the band members themselves certainly aren't part of that group though...

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9 hours ago, love_and_light said:

Thanks for sharing too... Here we are,, ticket-less... fans that have made the band and their music a huge part of our daily lives., I'm happy I have though, I believe I'm a better person because of them:) Glad you saw them in Santa Clara, I saw a few shows as well....amazing times! I'm in LA so I hope new dates are added here, and in other cities.

 I just tried again and now it's telling me my code in invalid... I wonder if it got stolen? Oh well... I'll be meditating on the moment of surrender:)

Peace!

This whole code thing is an abject failure. For every person that got a code, there was someone who didn't, or the code didn't work.  I don't think it's even 50% success, which is terrible.  I guess we can at least know that our misery is in good company.  

My life is better with U2 in it.  Hopefully, that add shows.  LA usually gets more than one.  There were two shows in San Jose for i+e 2015, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  If I get tickets, it will be "Magnificent". ;)

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8 minutes ago, 504jumper said:

This whole code thing is an abject failure. For every person that got a code, there was someone who didn't, or the code didn't work.  I don't think it's even 50% success, which is terrible.  I guess we can at least know that our misery is in good company.  

My life is better with U2 in it.  Hopefully, that add shows.  LA usually gets more than one.  There were two shows in San Jose for i+e 2015, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  If I get tickets, it will be "Magnificent". ;)

We will most likely never know for sure, but my bet would be that the success rate was WAY more than 50%.  There were probably many people who did get tickets for every one that didn’t.  Most of those who had no problems won’t be on here talking about it. 

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Well this turned out to be the biggest scam ever.  Renew your membership early for the chance to buy the worst tickets ever.  Ridiculous, but my fault.  Should have known better.  This is not about the fans.  It is all about money.

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The fan club is a complete scam.  To suggest band should not be held to account for it is ridiculous.  Where do you think our $40-$50 goes?  we were induced to pay the money on the basis of a borderline misrepresentation and the band profits from it.  Shameful, honestly.  In an era where music is basically free, the "content" associated with being a fan club member is worthless and no one, and I mean no one, would have shelled out the money for it.  No, we were sold magic beans.  But hey Bono and Osery need gas money for their Yachts.  So the scam must go on.

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