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  1. I think possibly ATYCLB is coming from the end of U2's career where there just isn't so much quality, unreleased stuff left in the vault. And "remastering" an album from 2000 doesn't really make sense either. Mastering in 2000 was already all high-quality, digital, polished. Sure, they could have included a different concert, and possibly new video. But as for video, well, I'm not sure DVD or Blu-ray releases many any sense anymore. It's just not how people consume video. CDs are at the very tail end of being justifiable. But people just don't consume video via optical discs now. So they've really just packaged together (quite nicely it must be admitted) what they have, and are charging as much as they can get away with for it. To be honest, I don't really blame them - it's a different world now for a music artist (and their team) to generate revenue. They've got to come up with something, and this is it. Still, I'm content to pass, with no sense of regret or disappointment.
  2. There was a time when I gobbled up anything U2 without thinking twice. But the last few years, and in particular the 30th anniversary Joshua Tree release, has been a bit of a realisation for me that I'm just another sucker buying the same thing over and over. I'll happily skip this ATYCLB re-issue. There is absolutely nothing new/interesting for me here. I already have all those b-sides. Not interested in remixes. Elevation live can be experiened on the Boston DVD. I'm not shelling out for another box to gather dust on a shelf. I know others will say I'm being a misery guts, but I just feel a sense of peace actually, that I can skip this (and probably future re-issues too) without any sense of regret or want.
  3. I called Ticketmaster, and the helpful agent told me that they could transfer the paperless ticket from my credit card to my girlfriend's credit card, but that it was too early to be done right now -- I need to call them back about a month before the show with her card details. No charge is processed on the new card, and the order is still associated with my payment card, but the paperless ticket is now associated with the new credit card. I think this procedure is really intended for situations where the original payment card expires in the intervening period between ordering and the show, so I really hope that my mentioning it here, doesn't jeopardise my own situation.
  4. Yes, it's no problem to give her my payment card. But it says on the Ticketmaster website that "each purchaser must provide the actual credit/debit card used for the purchase along with valid photographic ID (passport or driving licence) in order to enter the event. The name on your photo ID must match the name on the credit/debit card used for the ticket purchase, otherwise you will be refused entry to the event. The cardholder must be present at the time of entry into the event and must be attending the event."
  5. I am a long-time U2 fan, been to every tour since PopMart, subscriber to the site uninterrupted since 2009, etc, etc. But I can't make it to the Dublin show in November. So this morning I bought 2 tickets using my code, with the intention that my girlfriend and a friend of hers use the tickets. But I've been reading the T&Cs on TicketMaster, and it seems they can't do this? I can give her the card I used to make the purchase, but of course she is not me so can't show photo ID at the venue to match her to the payment card. Did I just waste €177.70? Is there anything that can be done? (My gf is also a U2.com subscriber, but she's in the innocence group, so I bought the tickets today to ensure we'd get them.)
  6. Great article. So many typos! I wonder whatever happened to 'Harmony'...
  7. On a point of order, Northern Ireland (and consequently Belfast) is not part of Great Britain
  8. I just booked 2 tickets in the presale. I wanted seats, but in my hurry, I chose "best available" and was offered standing tickets, which I booked. Are standing tickets the only option in the presale, or could I have specifically selected seated tickets in the dropdown? What price are seated tickets? Too late now anyway...
  9. If you still have the previous presale notification emails, then isn't your code also in those emails? FWIW, I'm still waiting on tonight's email, and I deleted all the previous emails so I don't know what my code is.
  10. No you won't get a code. Access codes for ticket presales are a benefit of paid membership, and indeed, the news item on u2.com says, "To take part your subscription must have begun before yesterday’s announcement of the Irish dates."
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