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Everything posted by 504jumper

  1. Well, I will hope for the best. If I get tickets, I'll be seeing them at SAP Center, too.
  2. I agree with gringo, one has to look at the Verified Fan system and see if it worked or not. While nothing can be 100%, what was the success rate of this VF system? Granted, there might be a much higher percentage of folks who had problems who are posting, but it doesn't seem like this new system worked as stated. For fans, and members of the club, one of the biggest reasons we are members is to take advantage of presales. It's something that the band/management do to encourage people to subscribe. It is benefit to those willing to pay for the privilege. When members who paid their hard-earned money for that privilege experience the frustration and ultimately, do not get what was promised--like not receiving a presale code--then they might vent their feelings here. For many of us who have loved the band for decades, or even a couple of years, we also know the challenges of trying to score tickets to the biggest band in the world. It can be hard. Sometimes we don't get tickets, like myself, and come to these forums for answers, advice or maybe just a little empathy. I never thought I had the right to U2 tickets, although I did whatever I could to get them. It's gotten harder. This time around I'm less hopeful although it's still too early to make any predictions. And yes, for the fortunate that got tickets, I'm happy for you, too. For those of us that are without tickets but remain optimistic, hopefully a little luck will come our way. I third the motion to recognize the Mods (bigwave, mich, max) to performing the unenviable task of calming the angry masses. Drinks on me as well.
  3. This whole code thing is an abject failure. For every person that got a code, there was someone who didn't, or the code didn't work. I don't think it's even 50% success, which is terrible. I guess we can at least know that our misery is in good company. My life is better with U2 in it. Hopefully, that add shows. LA usually gets more than one. There were two shows in San Jose for i+e 2015, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. If I get tickets, it will be "Magnificent".
  4. Yeah, I didn't get a code. Stared stupidly at the screen wondering what to do next. Tried calling TM's toll-free number, no luck. Confirmed my account was set up correctly, check. Confirmed my mobile number was correct. It's 10:23 pm here in S.F. and no code, no email, even though I used the Help link provided by the Mods. Nothing. Not even a general email apologizing to those who didn't get a code. The sad part is, I don't expect one. These guys suck they same way certain large corporations suck. They're the only game in town and they know we know it.
  5. Agreed. The band can only do so much. They don't control infrastructure or make policy. But this is a bit of a black eye for them. I also blame Live Nation and TM. These guys are lame. We're talking one of the biggest bands in the world, selling what a very limited and high demand product, and this is how it's sold. Totally lame. Hope springs eternal, so I will wait for more news.
  6. I feel your pain; I don't have tickets, either. Dunno, if I'll be able to get tickets when they go on sale to the GP. I kind of doubt it. This might be the first time I miss a show since I've been a fan.
  7. I guess we should look to the past and see what they (band, mgmt, TM, Live Nation, etc.) have done. But, I don't remember anything.
  8. Thanks, I so tempted to pull the trigger on them. But, I'll wait and see what happens in the next week. I'm not optimistic, though.
  9. I hear you, bro. And I might have to do that, too. My big worry is bad luck. It would be just my luck to go and try & score tix and not. I've been to their shows for 30 years now and always saw peeps selling them--sometime for an arm & a leg, sometimes for face value. But, when it comes to U2 show, I'md such a worry-wort and would rather have them locked up long before the show.
  10. I saw GA tix on Stubhub, too. Do you or anyone, know why there are row numbers for the Floor General Admission Standing Room Only?
  11. Never bought from Stubhub before. Let us know how what you think.
  12. Well, they'll have their smartphones. Back in the day, we actually had to talk to each other.
  13. Yeah, sometimes I feel like Charlie Brown and the ticketing process is Lucy with the football. I actually waited in line--overnight--for ZOO TV tickets. Can't believe that was 25 years ago.
  14. love_and_light, I'm right there with you. I didn't even get a code, so couldn't buy tickets. I suspect that even if I did, my experience would be much like yours and others in this forum. I gave up trying to figure out what was going with my code (or lack of it) and have also resigned to the fact, that I might miss e+i 2018. I know there is still a change that I'll get tickets, so try again on Monday. Again, I'm not hopeful. I saw JT once at Levi's Stadium and consider myself lucky to have gone. i+e 2015 was a great tour and I was fortunate enough to have good seats. Alas, my heart is breaking, too. Trying to get U2 tickets is one of the very few things in life that gives me a little anxiety. This time around was pretty stressful and ultimately disappointing. I still love our lads from Dublin, but this time around I may have to watch them from afar.
  15. Guess I'm not getting tickets. I'm a Verified Fan, but no presale code. Will try at the general sale on Monday, but not hopeful. :(

  16. KEV ANGELL you are absolutely right. It's not the Mods fault and I'm sure they are doing the best they can to get the right information out as soon as they learn of it. I fault Ticketmaster/Live Nation. Given the expected demand, there should be better system--than what currently exists--to meet it. U2 must be at or near the top (of the demand list) and I hoped for something better than this. This is terrible and such a disappointment. I still have no code and I don't think I'm getting one.
  17. This is what I dislike the most about U2 ticketing. I realize they (band, mgmt, Ticketmaster/Live Nation, etc.) must to whatever they can to combat scalping, but rarely is it a smooth process. I was concerned that I wouldn't get a text, and here I am fifteen minutes before the sale (I'm in the INNOCENCE group) and still no text. I don't think I'm going to get one. I did everything I was supposed to do; I'm a Verified Fan, but no luck. Sad. I think I'll have to wait until tickets go on sale on Monday to the general public. I've been a member of the fan club since 2001--the biggest reason to get tickets early--and it is rare that I don't run into problems.
  18. I'm with you on that...
  19. aquinteru and allyson2008, here is a shot of the screen during ISHFWILF. The clarity was incredible. My little camera does not do it justice.
  20. It does. At least I saw it in Santa Clara. It was strange.
  21. I would be very, very happy to trade not knowing the band's setlist until the concert is actually finished, and not seeing videos or photos until the next day or never, if it meant that I could enjoy a show while actually at the show again. Sadly vertigojds, I believe the concert experience some of us (like you & I) have known and loved is a thing of the passed. It has been replaced by something that was started by technology that was supposed to be be helpful--and it probably was--but there was also and intended consequence of all these smart devices, mobile apps and social media: the unending self-promotion. Somewhere along the way, it was no longer about going to a U2 show, but letting it be known that you were at a U2 show. Sure, it was also about sharing your experience with friends and family, but it has also been about getting Likes and growing your base of followers. The nefariousness of this is that it has pervaded everything. We all have been affected by this condition and it has literally changed our behavior. I too am guilty of this as I have a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account (no Periscope, though). I originally began taking pictures at U2 shows to have content for my U2 fan blog, and I actually thought that was a good thing. But I missed a good amount of the i+e show because I was too engrossed in taking as many pictures as possible. But you're right, I wasn't pay attention as much as I used to. During the show last Wednesday at Levi's Stadium, it was a little sad to see how many smartphones were raised. You could tell it Bono noticed. I brought my camera and did take pictures (we were at Club Level) but after a certain point, I stopped. I had to force myself to remember why I came to the show in the first place and tell myself I had plenty of pictures. I hope you get to enjoy the show, wherever you see them.
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