I agree it was in no way anything to do with U2, purely down to Manchester Arena and one security womans bad training or racism?
There was no doubt my wife was not intoxicated as the head of security at that door told us to come back later which we did, and he was happy to let us in but when we went to hand him our tickets out of our envelope they were gone, we never realized in all the panic that the first security woman had taken them when we initially got stopped. So this guy spent 15 minutes checking the RZ desk and trying to find our tickets, we had the bands but that wasnt enough.
While doing this we did see the same woman coming back from the station /public area and she just smirked at us . Part of me thinks she was handing our tickets to someone to try and resale?
Between the security boss, 4 security guys at other points and the policeman that led us off the premises ( yes we had to be led off by the police, wife can be stubborn and she refused to move 🤣) all agreed she wasn't inebriated , even the policeman said we should complain!
What made it worse was, I bought these tickets around the time my wifes Mum died and looking forward to this concert was something that got her through the next 9 hard months as she was now also left to look after a sick Aunt with Alzheimers.
We have done 4 Red Zones but that was over the last 4 tours, we were lucky in the fact the scalper saw us and saw we were upset, he gave us two tickets for seats at the back (think they were £110 face value) for £100 for both
It's just the point that one person can cause so much hurt/cost on a whim that riles me. Maybe you are right, I should take solace in the fact I donated to help the charity and that we got in in the end and just let go of the anger.