You could look into the SiriusXM free trial; not sure if it would include channel 30 (which is what the U2 Experience will be on) but I'm assuming so. I was just offered a free 2-month trial for taking my car in for service (the car has SiriusXM capability) so I got lucky as I didnt really want to pay for a subscription!
Its pretty much a given that some fans will record it and post it online. Suggest checking other U2 fan websites too.
Anyone else experiencing multiple skips in the songs and commentary? Its been happening repeatedly to me (listening on my phone thru the Amazon music app), it keeps cutting off songs and jumping to other songs. Maybe a streaming problem?
To add to this, from the @U2 fansite About/FAQs:
"This site is not produced by, nor affiliated with, any or all members of U2 and/or its management. This site is produced by U2 fans for U2 fans"
Is this your main job? Do you run this site for a living?
No. Everyone on staff "works" for @U2 as a volunteer/hobbyist.
I guess I need to sign up for a Citi card for the next presale when additional dates are announced, even though I have no use for another CC. Then I'll cut it up after the concert. This Citi presale is a slap in the face to longtime U2.com members, who should also get a 4 ticket limit. I get that they only allow 4 tix total between Citi and U2.com presales. But how about leveling the playing field?
Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm beginning to think this is what's happening, that this flawed system is mistakenly flagging people who are fans as "scalpers", and now the Mods are trying to sort it out person by person.
Thanks Sherry for posting, this is pretty much what I've been thinking. The algorithm is flawed and is shutting out real fans by flagging them as "scalpers" essentially. I'm not sure I'd call it a lottery though in the sense that people were truly randomly chosen; it seems to be based on the stupid algorithm for filtering out scalpers, and clearly the whole system is messed up.
Kudos to the Mods, I'm sure they're trying their hardest to help people with this fiasco. Not an envious job right now!
See your point that they had a bunch of venues to try at once, and maybe east coasters would try for west coast if they got shut out. But west coast people could have entered the east coast sales at 7am PST (=10am EST), then tried different venues as the 10am onsale times moved west. The problems in Vegas might have more to do with they system they were using than some east coast advantage? Just speculating here.
I didnt have any issues either, verified fan setup, email last night, text at 450 this morning, and had tix within 4 mins once it started. Bummer that some people are having issues, I guess just luck of the draw? Keep trying, don't give up!