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powervideo

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  1. I have to say my fears were unfounded. The second show last night in Melbourne was an awesome display of stadium rock by the band. They really gave it their all, and appeared fresh and invigorated by the rowdy crowd. When the huge Etihad audience kept singing after With Or Without You or was it ISHFWILF? (can't remember - so many great moments!), Bono appeared generally moved as we kept singing and singing after they had finished the song. We had Red Zone 1 and were frequently visited by Bono and The Edge, and Adam came over a few times as well. A few bozos in the inner circle got booted out in front of us after trying to ride the moving walkways or throwing bottles of water. So much security! The sound was good I though for a stadium gig. We took Etymolic concert earplugs which just take the edge of the highs and make it easier on the eardrum. A pretty blonde babe was pulled from the crowd by Bono. Something for her to remember forever. The audience was pretty rocking even on Level 3 in the stands. I think the Friday night date makes it a more relaxed (and lubricated!) crowd. A weekend gig for most people means you can party up without having to go to work in the morning. I think this really influenced the energy of the second concert's crowd. It was so great to hear Pride again and Stuck in a Moment which was played for the first time this year. You can see where the money has gone on this tour. The technology is truly amazing from the massive moving LED screen to the pedestal remote video cameras. But even surrounded by all the technology, the band's passion and fantastic musicianship rose above it all. I can't see how this show can be topped, and I'm sure Bon Jovi who I'm seeing next week will be giving it all as the benchmark is raised. These huge stadium shows are only getting better and better. Great show.
  2. Thanks everyone. Well we are about to head off on a four-hour drive to Melbourne. Thanks for the feedback from those who were at the first gig. Looking forward to it. Cheers.
  3. I've just that I've never read so many negative reports about a U2 show. I saw them in '85 at Milton Keynes with REM, The Ramones and Billy Bragg (oh the mud), then Live Aid at Wembley, then Melbourne in the late Eighties, all great, great shows. It's not the trolls and whingers, but real people who were there. I'm going tomorrow night with a truly positive outlook (have to!), but any band who has toured such a massive show for so many shows has to be constantly aware of their audience's expectations to keep it fresh. I'll report back on Saturday for what it's worth.
  4. I'mreading a LOT of negative feedback on the news sites about the first Melbourneshow; that the band was disinterested, the crowd in the stands uninvolved andbored, the same stage banter... and even non-rappers thinking Jay-Z was thestandout of the night. WTF. I'm concerned the 360 tour hasbeen on the road for so long that we have all seen the Blu-ray, the TVspecials, the YouTube videos, and there isn't anything new to see or hearbesides the actual physical experience of being at a 360 concert. We'repaying big bucks to see this show; I've bought four tix for the family for$1400 and I fear we might not be getting the real deal. The showhas been on the road for so long, is so automated, the light & video showso programmed, the set list so routine and predictable, the"expectation" by the band that every stadium crowd will go nuts assoon as they hit the stage and stay that way until the end; but the resultantlack of enthusiasm and fulfilment on BOTH sides of the stage is almostinevitable. I'm goingtomorrow with the family and spending a LOT of money on travel, tickets, mealsand accommodation. I don't want much - just passion and the songs I'veloved. I want the classic songs, an experience, sincerity and unpredictability. But I fear that was another band a long time ago. I so hope I'm wrong. Edit: Saturday morning. Fantastic show. Read later post #18...
  5. U2 selecting Jay-Z may well prove to be the Big Mistake they made. No matter how popular he is in his genre, it may well have hurt ticket sales more than if they had Snow Patrol or another hot OS rock band. I like Empire State of Mind, but I think U2 has made a big mistake with this particular audience.
  6. [quote name='SandSCreative wrote: powervideo']Got my other two RZ1's so the kids can come too now. Geez that was a stress out!!!!! Now I wll have to move my 4 P2 tickets. Phew Hey, congrats on getting the RZs you needed. Appreciate it man! Thanks.
  7. Got my other two RZ1's so the kids can come too now. Geez that was a stress out!!!!! Now I wll have to move my 4 P2 tickets. Phew
  8. I'd doubt it. They started selling U2.com fan club tix yesterday without any password field until someone noticed and fixed it ten minutes into the sale.
  9. Yeah what is it about Brisbane, while Melbourne RZ was red hot?
  10. It's not just Ticketek. I rang TM to confirm, and they said there are no Red Zone tix available for Live Nation. I got a personal email from LN last saying there would be RZ tickets. They build up people's hope then can't or won't deliver.
  11. Well there no RZ's at all in the Live Nation Dec 3 presale. It said allocation exhausted even before I logged on (and I was very quick). Same ticket blocks available as the U2.com presale.
  12. Perhaps put an ad on the ticket trade board to buy a couple of RZ1s and if you get someone who wants to sell, then advertise the 4 P2s. Or ... try and get some RZs in the public sale. If you can get in when the gates open you have a pretty good chance of getting them. Yeah thanks for that Nniixx . I'll try for RZ in the public. I hear there were none for sale in the Live Nation presale #1. The whole "get your RZ wristband thing on the day" is a real pain to have to hook up with your buyer. All is not lost guess, but man, what an expensive morning... I reckon the Tickmaster dude thought I was general public and by "VIP" the supervisor meant U2.com fan Club members. I've filed a complaint, so anyway... That was SandSCreative who suggested that. Oops, thank you too!
  13. Perhaps put an ad on the ticket trade board to buy a couple of RZ1s and if you get someone who wants to sell, then advertise the 4 P2s. Or ... try and get some RZs in the public sale. If you can get in when the gates open you have a pretty good chance of getting them. Yeah thanks for that Nniixx. I'll try for RZ in the public. I hear there were none for sale in the Live Nation presale #1. The whole "get your RZ wristband thing on the day" is a real pain to have to hook up with your buyer. All is not lost guess, but man, what an expensive morning... I reckon the Tickmaster dude thought I was general public and by "VIP" the supervisor meant U2.com fan Club members. I've filed a complaint, so anyway...
  14. [quote name='Nniixx wrote: powervideo']Well they refused to sell me four tickets to me over the 'phone this morning telling me "Redzone can only be sold to VIP customers". I've written to them and have had to purchase four other expensive seated tickets. If they don't resolve this after my correspondence I am going to take action in the small claims tribunal against Ticketmaster. You are a paid subscriber to U2.COM aren't you ? Free members don't get a code or access to the presale. Yep I'm a paid subscriber with 2U2 and 3U2 codes.
  15. [quote name='Nniixx wrote: powervideo']I'm mainly upset about it because I wanted my two kids to have a real blast at their first rock concert in RZ close-up. Now I've spent $1,700 to get into a hell of a mess. Jeeeshhh. What 4 seats cost you $1700 ? No, 4 x P2 and 2 x RZ1 = $1700 (approx)
  16. I'm mainly upset about it because I wanted my two kids to have a real blast at their first rock concert in RZ close-up. Now I've spent $1,700 to get into a hell of a mess. Jeeeshhh.
  17. Well they refused to sell me four tickets to me over the 'phone this morning telling me "Redzone can only be sold to VIP customers". I've written to them and have had to purchase four other expensive seated tickets. If they don't resolve this after my correspondence I am going to take action in the small claims tribunal against Ticketmaster.
  18. I had pretty much the same problem with the sydney show i thought that was going to miss out & have to fight it out on friday but when i went in about th e15mins latter they all droped down & let me in fine have the $229 tix as my daughter wanted to sit looks like should have a good view Where did you get?
  19. Ticket sales for M2 have almost stopped with all but RZ still available. (Still hurting over that Ticketmaster RZ stuffup this morning). I think everyone who has a pre-sale code has used it.
  20. Maybe it was to deliberately keep people in the dark otherwise people would look at the map and see that some of the more expensive seats might have a strage viewing angle eg the $299 ones are closest, but side on to the stage and were worried that poeple might baulk at buying them. Which is what's happening anyway as there are still some P2 and P3. Yes I saw the $299 tix at Etihad were way on the rear/side in Aisle 40, but the $229 Aisle 34 seats where I got were on the "wing" of the stadium with a better view. I think those side $300 tix are not good value.
  21. Thanks I got 'cheap' seats section L2 47, row E, seats 12-9. What are they like?(don't think they are on your map as cheap seats) You are at the rear of the stage (near the gate 3 sign). Not sure on the view. You are five rows behind the Level 2 barrier.
  22. [quote name='RockyU2 wrote: powervideo']Well I just had a horrendous experience on Ticketmaster. I rang the number, got hold of an operator, who said yes he has four for me, but checked with a supervisor and said they are only authorised to sell Redzone tickets to VIP Package people only. He said you had to book online. By the time I got online, I got 2 tix but couldn't get them for the kids. All allocation was gone. I rang and spoke to another operator who said sorry but too bad. All sold out. This whole U2 presale thing is the worst ticket experience I've come across with contradictory information. Aww that's so unlucky. I'm surprised tho - baja or someone said on another thread if you need 4 RZ tickets you have to call the agency. Nothing about not being allowed to sell them to non-VIP package purchasers. That doesn't sound right :/ Hopefully you might be able to buy another 2 either in LiveNation or general public sale or else from someone who needs to sell later. Pretty bummed about it. As a precaution I bought 4 x Front Row A-seats in Aisle 34 on Level 2. I can always sell them to friends if I don't get the other two Redzones. But it's a damned expensive way of doing business. I just hope I don't have a great big craw leg in our way.
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