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504jumper

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  1. cmooreNC makes a compelling argument and I agree. As nbayer has stated, the business side of this issue will be the driving force behind ticket prices—everyone has to make money otherwise there is little reason to do it. The band has always set the bar for a great show and I’m sure we all are grateful. They have a huge following and consquently, created a huge demand for their tickets. The result is skyrocketing prices, which for some of us are now out of reach. So how do they keep prices at a level that most of us could afford and out of the hands of scalpers and still make money?
  2. It's a "Beautiful Day".
  3. I scored 2 GAs for San Jose (2nd show) and feel totally lucky. I clicked on the link from the email I got from U2.com. This took me to TM's website where I entered my Innocence Group access code and unlocked the venue. I immediately selected 2 GAs and after a painfully long process of entering my payment info/shipping address/insurance/etc. I waited for grueling 20 - 30 seconds for the confirmation. It doesn't seem that long now, but I kept thinking that it was going to time out. I'd say it was easier for me, because I didn't get anything (no code/email/text) for the first show, even th
  4. Agreed. The ones who suffer the most are the fans, especially the ones who live modestly, like myself. The "scalpers" are a lot of things, but they are not dumb. Over the years, the band/mgmt./ticket vendors have tried different things to outsmart them and each time the "scalpers" adjusted to the new measures that were put in place. I waited in line--overnight--for Zoo TV tickets way back in late '91/early '92 and knew for a fact that there were guys in the line who were hired by scalpers to buy the maximum amount of tickets they could. They all carried cash and one of them was stupid eno
  5. Received an email from TM that my CD shipped on Dec-1-17 via DHL. Departed USPS shipping partner Dec-5-17. I guess it's on its way.
  6. I feel like I've won the California Lotto. I just scored 2 GAFLR tickets to SJ2. I'm still in disbelief!
  7. This is the hardest that is has ever been. I have very little hope that I'll get GAs. I might have to buy whatever is available. I was "Set Up Complete" for the first pre-sale (Innocence Group), but didn't get a code or email. It still reads that way now and my email status is CONFIRMED. Guess, I'll find out Wednesday.
  8. Was that for SJ1 or SJ2? I had no luck with SJ1 and am hoping to score with SJ2. I'm still confused with the difference between Verified Fan and Verified Subscriber. I was both for the General Sale (no luck with the 1st pre-sale). But I have no idea if I have to continue to re-verify. I am so frustrated with this new system, I almost want to quit trying.
  9. I won't, trying to stay positive, but TM & StubHub aren't helping.
  10. Sadly, for everyone of us who do not wish to give a nickel to the scalpers, there is at least one who will. Ever since Elevation '01, I have not been to a show where it wasn't sold out. I've wondered if the band could still pack the house, and they always did. I always looked around the arena/stadium just to see if there were open rows--even in the nosebleeds--and there weren't. By the time the band took the stage, it was filled. U2 may be one of the last big bands and that have such a huge and loyal following. Even with the price of tickets soaring with each tour, the demand is stil
  11. What I would like to have seen is a longer period of U2 Paid Subscribers--say 2 weeks--and then maybe something for Citi/Costco/whatever and then opening it up to the general public. A longer period would give everyone (subscribers, U2.com, TM, etc.) time to resolve any issues that would likely arise. Tickets go on sale six months before the tour, so surely allowing a little more time for the people (i.e. loyal, diehard fans) that paid for the privilege to get first crack at tour tickets the chance to get them, before letting in the masses. I admit I know nothing about the nuts & bolt
  12. Much appreciated. I'm really the only die-hard in my group, so am usually the one who has to press my group to make it an all-day affair. They're awesome and usually come through, so I show my gratuity by buying food/drinks. This time around, it'll just be me and the lady so she'll be cool. I did both nights in '15, but we had Reserved Seats. Was right outside the ellipse (i.e. Bomb Shelter) at the 4:00 position and Bono set up his drum right in front of us during Vertigo '05. Watching him bang on it like a jungle savage during (Love & Peace, I think) was an awesome thing. Got lucky a
  13. Good to know. I'm going to need 2 (one for the lady) and I'm hoping it doesn't come down to the day of. GA tickets are an all-day affair. The last time I did them in San Jose was Vertigo '05 and I got there in the morning to secure a bracelet. Not sure how GAs are handled at SJ now, but I'd like to lock them up before so that I can schedule the time off (and the lady, too). GAs always require a little prep-work. But this is good stuff, Rich T, thanks, man. BTW, my name is Rich, too.
  14. That's reassuring. I'll keep the faith. Hoping the add a 2nd to San Jose.
  15. Thanks. When I first saw @TicketmasterCA I thought it was an email address. Just realized it was a Twitter handle. I really don't tweet, but now considering it so that I can have another way of finding out what's going on with tickets.
  16. It's such a travesty that this is the state we are in. I despise scalpers with heat of a nova. Yet I understand that they exist because of the very nature of high demand items. In this regard, the band/management/fans are all in agreement that they should go away. I'm not sure if LN/TM are in bed with them or not, but if they are not then I'm sure they would like the scalpers to go away, too. For those of us not lucky enough to get tickets--and it seemed like luck was a factor here--going to the scalpers is our only option. If additional shows are added, great, and I will try score t
  17. Yeah, we're gonna have to wait until Monday. But it's not looking good.
  18. I didn't think to DM Canadian customer support, but it's good to know. What's their email address?
  19. This whole texting your presales code method really confounds me. BTW, I still haven't gotten my code, although I stopped hoping for it about an hour after tickets went on sale here in S.F. My biggest complaint is: how do you advise TM that you didn't get a code--on the day that you were supposed to get it--in time for them to text you a new code? Trying to call them before the sale totally didn't work, due to high call volumes. I much prefer getting a code by email days before the sale. This way if I didn't get an email, I could contact someone at TM or U2.com and they could resea
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