[quote name='joshthetree wrote:
aussiegirl']Hearing about writing your name on a list days before the show is a joke and no one should have allowed that to happen. For me it's always been a case of when you join the line, that's it - you stay there (bar an hour or so to get food/quick shower at your hotel) until gates open.
I have always been quite happy with the fan run name and number based on the fact that you stay there in the line. On several occasions I've helped to do this and always tried to be fair about it. If someone wanted a number for their mate who was rocking up at 4pm, sorry bad luck. There were always people who tried to push in late but they didnt get too far.......
I quite like the sound of the Springsteen way.....sounds pretty simple.
The hard thing is people get so passionate/excited to see U2 that emotions take over and can cause stress, which is never good.
It's a shame U2's security were so bad on this whole tour......I think it's hilarious people think they did a good job, esp Dave.........they had almost no presence at the 17 shows I saw....Dublin, Sydney and Glasgow were absolutely disgraceful!
the security were great for me at dublin, glasgow, sheffield when i had a broken ankle - really looked after me - couldn't fault it
yes it would appear if one had a injury (real or otherwise) it wasn't so bad why didnt I play up my 4 fractured ribs for the Oz tour???????? Doh!