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MikeTighe

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  1. Got on the front row! But more importantly got to sing you’re the best thing with my new fiancée and have a massive dance with the biggest band in the world, in the greatest city in the world. Thanks so much U2 and the site! Really needed that “great washing thing” that is a U2 gig this week!
  2. This is actually pete, right? sorry Alec - getting my ‘the fly’s confused!
  3. Pete! Guess what? Me and heather got engaged!
  4. I got super fan tickets! Amaze! In shock, to be honest
  5. There's a small car park with 260 seats but the issue is that the whole ground gets closed off for event days by police etc. I think it's likely security will be very, very tight given the terror threat and attack last night. Shuttle buses run from Richmond station if that helps. The stadium site is actually pretty accurate on this. I live in Kew so am gonna walk it basically.
  6. As a millenial, I feel this is an affliction that curses us all. It's not just gigs. How can you be moved by something if you're constantly trying to record it? It gets ridiculous, especially with engagements and things that are supposed to be sacred live events. If my girlfriend proposed to me and brought a film crew, not only would I say no, but some expensive equipment would get damaged. Few things on this earth beat being in the moment when 'streets' opens. Why you'd want to experience that behind a screen is beyond me.
  7. Quite right, too. God save the Queen. LOL - I am now - only, in a U2 themed twist, instead of invading countries, it's about getting them to collectively sign up to an Amnesty petition. More seriously - I think 9/10's sensible. I love U2, but there's a trade-off between being at the front and being knackered
  8. I'm both a millenial, and mentally middle aged, and I much prefer the latter!
  9. I'm gonna head there for around that time, but I live three miles from Twickenham, it's my birthday and my mates will be there with beers (not too many, I'm not an idiot) and chairs and maybe disposable board games so I'm a bit weird. I heard from someone at Seattle they got there for 4pm and got a good spot just a couple of rows in front of Edge, but I'm a bit paranoid. My guess would be it's a popular gig, so I think around noon would be a safe bet - go early if you're uber keen. What I wouldn't do is panic based on the US shows - it always seems tense outside the stadium, but once you're in, there's always quite a lot more space towards the front then you think. I'll probably rock up around 9/10, but I'm a little weird. My mates will probably detest me by the end of the day. See you then maybe! And if you do go early - Fry up beforehand.
  10. This is so boring. I'm actually turning 29 on the day of the gig, and this is the sort of forum post you make in your late twenties versus your early twenties. My mate's coming down from up North, near Preston, and Virgin Trains has tickets listed for £90. NINETY. Searched for Preston - Crewe and Crewe - London and broke up the journey, and saved 40 quid, with a first class return journey. Absolute bargain. Crewe - London was NINE POUNDS. (£9) Again, news of songs of experience's release date it ain't, but for those flocking to the gig from the North, well worth considering. Be sure to use private browsing mode or google incognito so the train companies don't whack up the prices. Not long now! Mike
  11. Honestly, I'd ring the venue. A lot of the 'on paper' promises are treated with a degree of common sense in real life. Unless they're going to ID your daughter, could she be 12 or 14? I think it's more really young kids that probably don't actively want to be at a rock show they're trying to screen out. Ring them though - but I suspect they'll have a common sense approach.
  12. The answer to the thread title is that me and David James had a quiet word with Bono as it's easier to get back for us. He's a good lad. Also - I just googled this and hilariously, my house is exactly 3.9 miles away from Twickenham. Smug? You betcha.* * Before you judge too harshly, at 360 in Sheffield me and my mate were left wandering around that city until 5am in the morning, because we'd lost the address of the mate we were staying with. Having never been to Sheffield before, it turns out 'terraced house on a slope' isn't that specific an instruction to give to a cab driver. We found the house at five am. Don't know how my mate didn't garrot me in the street!
  13. I'll buy the two for Saturday at face value if you need. Got two mates desperate to come and live in Chiswick
  14. Well when I go there, I'll go there with you, technically
  15. I had a much easier time securing I and E on general sale than this tour. I really think the JT is driving up demand in a good way for the band. My presale experience was wonderful this time round though, as it was for I and E.
  16. GA might be sold out i am trying to find out if thats the case. Note we are into day 3 of presales now and its first come first served, always has been... Hi ***************** We are not aware of more will be released, Please keep trying as it may be a possibility. Kind Regards Ticketmaster ​This was a response I got late last night from Ticketmaster ​This was in response to a question I sent yesterday at 10.30am I should have posted it to save people the time trying for tickets that just were nit there In fact the tickets have never been there. As Bigwave stated ''Its first come, first served'' So if you were I the first presale you stood a chance, but those in the Wire sale were very limited as to what was available I'll say I'm very bitter and aggrieved that you could still buy a subscription right up to the very minute before the sale and could get nothing but Ticketmaster could include a subscription into the cost and you got tickets. Something is very wrong with how subscribers are treated on here I can hear those ''if you didn't let your subscription lapse'' comment already but if the shoe was on the other foot you would feel equally angry I made the don't let it lapse argument on here the other day, and it still stands, but I've never know ticket sales as hard as this morning. Four of my mates tried with me to no avail. In comparison to the Hamilton Sale going well there's no excuse. The long term solution is legislation banning re sale by major ticket sellers such as TM but in the short term a round bollocking of ticketmaster by the band is in order. I got Dublin tickets for 360 on general sale with much less hassle. There is campaigning ongoing on this issue of resales - my advice? Don't get mad, get even.
  17. Hello Pete! Me too - it's my birthday too
  18. Don't worry Kelly. Apology not necessary! I get why people are frustrated - been there with other artists and as I say, the ticketmaster end of this is beyond unacceptable. No reason it should be such a nightmare. I was actually trying to be more positive than nagging - phone reminders regularly save my life, and actually I do think with enough determination, most people will be okay getting U2 tickets. Finding a way to get them is always more useful than being pissed off about it - determination helps more than umbridge in this situation. Scarlet Mist has got me into gigs I thought impossible many times. It is about not giving up though. Also, personally I've had a great experience with the fan club so think it's only fair both sides are aired. Dunno if I'm an 'amazing' fan lol! I love hearing about all the tours I missed from those who are a bit older and the Sydney, Red Rocks and Mexico DVDs are some of my most worn discs. Just a different experience I think. It's funny, when you're a teenager into U2 in the 00s era in Preston, you get the piss taken a lot. I got a lot of comments about Bono not giving all his money to Africa. I usually threatened these people with a strongly worded letter via amnesty international, with an envelope sealed by tears shed during 'with or without you' - because that's how a proper U2 fan deals with conflict.
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