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  1. Ditto what others have said, contacting your bank and giving them as much information (date of intended purchase, country, site, approximate spending amount, etc.) really helped me because I've had the issue in the past where I lost GA tickets because my bank flagged the purchase. I have definitely seen Red Zone/GA swap requests for past tours, so just keep an eye out on social media platforms as the tour date creeps up.
  2. I entered +1, then my phone number and it let me purchase on ticketek
  3. I called my actual bank to let them know I planned on making an international purchase with my card so they could leave a note on my account not to flag the purchase. They were able to do it and cleared me for a purchase in Australia during the month of June. I didn't go through Visa.
  4. Are tickets going to be available through ticketmaster? I'm not seeing the Sydney show listed on ticketmaster AU but am seeing other shows.
  5. I have a master's degree in Nonprofit Management and am trying to start up my own organization to help tackle the rising crisis of student debt. With that being said, I regularly access websites such as GuideStar and charity navigator (very useful for those wishing to get involved with organizations but don't know their credibility) among others. I just wanted to drop this infographic here to show how much of a difference advocacy and donating to causes can make - and has made in 2018 alone. This is just for the U.S.
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    U2 dreams

    Last night I had a dream Adam was hiding in a bush by my front door and wouldn't come out, trying to pretend like I didn't know he was there.
  7. I got nothing. The app and website both took almost a minute to get me in to the ticket page, and of course by then what little that was available was gone. Tried for half an hour after that to get one GA ticket. Still searching for one.
  8. well general sale is going to be an absolute nightmare
  9. I would have been okay with a lottery if they were up front about it, and treated the lottery like they're treating the general sale - you sign up for the shows you want and may/may not get a code for any or all of them. I'm not okay with muddling words around and treating it like everyone who jumped through the (expensive for some people) hoops would get a crack at presale.
  10. Scenario: I want to get 2 tickets in the presale, for two separate shows (Chicago & NY), and then I wanted to get one in the general sale for Nashville, assuming I get a code for it. I have accumulated 3 tickets across 3 shows. Now my husband and I are traveling later in the summer to Britain to visit family, and if they happen to be playing while we are there, I would maybe want to get 2 tickets to London or wherever they choose to play if we can work it out. This would technically be 5 tickets between the presale (2) and general sales (3). Is this exceeding the total ticket limit or am I within the rules?
  11. Similar to moneypenny's post, does anyone know how many total tickets we are allowed for this tour (presales + general sale combined)?
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    The day before the show sometimes they stop before/after soundcheck to greet people. The day of the show sometimes they stop when they arrive at the venue. Neither is guaranteed but this is typically how people meet them on tour. Your best bet is to figure out roughly what time they tend to arrive and get there a few hours before hand to get a spot where you'll be able to physically talk to/shake hands with them. They never stop for too long though and can't get to every single person unfortunately.
  13. I think a lot of people don't realize how absolutely massive the entire stage is, and thus how much physical rail space there is for this tour. While it's never guaranteed because there are definitely variables like you said (card issues, GA line procedures, etc.) that could create problems or snags, showing up the day of can still get you a pretty good spot. If people want to show up two days before the show to get a good number to feel better, that's on them but for this tour in particular it doesn't seem you need to do that to get a good chance of finding a decent spot (unless of course you're going after one very particular spot in the crowd/on the rail) anywhere on the floor. There are certain spots that tend to fill up the fastest (like in front of Bono's mic) but nothing is set in stone.
  14. Honestly I don't think there's one good way to do it. Security just doesn't want people congregating on premises, that's their primary concern. I've seen them claim they're not going to allow any early lining up and then at X time in the morning they wristband the line first because it's organized. Fans who run the line work with security, try to help out security, and have been thanked by security for being organized. Both the lottery system and current system are good in theory. The line prevents people rushing the venue at the time security says people can line up. Say someone shows up right at 6 AM wristbanding and a couple people who got there after them manage to get in front of them. Do you think they're going to be okay with that? Multiply that by potentially hundreds of people all claiming they were there first or there before someone else and you've got people yelling and pushing. The line provides proof of time and order and has things organized early so that by the time security does wristbanding, everyone's already lined up in order. I've seen this happen. With the lottery system, yes it will potentially prevent early, or extremely early queuing. It will help make things more fair for people who can't take 2+ days off work. But it's also going to negatively impact many people. The lottery system works until you're behind twenty people who won't stop putting their cameras/phones/signs in the air and you spent $100+ on a ticket just to look at the back of a piece of paper or see the band through someone's phone and all of a sudden lottery isn't working for you. And for a lot of people they're attending their first show, their first time doing GA or can only afford to go see one show, and really want to have an amazing experience including being up front but the lottery system could rip that away from them. Or people with children who really want to be at rail so they don't have to worry about people pushing their kids, their kids getting tired or so their kids can see. There are pros and cons to both systems, there is fairness and unfairness to both systems. I personally think the best system is having someone from security, band or venue, starting the line and dictating when and where to be. Some think things are good the way they are, and some think the lottery system is the best way to go.
  15. Hey all, I'm looking for a single GA ticket for the second show on the 29th. I would like to queue as early as possible. Please message me if you have an extra! (:
  16. I paused for a minute when checking out and I saw that the fees were $5 away from being half the price of my single GA ticket. Now I can understand $5-$10 total in fees but half the price of the ticket? How do they justify this?
  17. No worries! From what I remember, P1 is roughly sections 126-129 and the 200 sections immediately above it. Same thing for the other side, it was roughly (I'm going on memory here) 103-107 and the 200 sections immediately above that. P2 was around 108-113/120-125 Sections 115 & 116 were registering as P4 seating. Obviously P4 FLR GA is the floor. P5 was the 300 levels in the 315-325 area Don't remember where P3 was but you can probably fill in the blanks/make an educated guess based on the price This isn't 100% accurate and all section numbers I listed are approximate but that was roughly what I saw when clicking the different tiers to populate the sections so don't use this as the sole basis for deciding what section to get as I could be wrong with the exact sections. But this will give you an idea of roughly where you'd be sitting based on the price bracket you select/have budgeted.
  18. I don't remember seeing it before getting to the ticket page but I knew I was after GA so I didn't pay much attention.
  19. According to their site - cheapest to most expensive is as follows: P5 is $35 - 300 level opposite end of stadium from stage P4 (GA) is $70 P4 (seating) is $70 - opposite end of stadium from stage 100 level P3 is $100 - opposite end of stadium from stage & some upper level, includes 100 level P2 is $165 - middle to opposite end of stadium from stage, 100-300 level P1 is $290 - lower seats to immediate side of stage, 100-200 level Also remember fees. I had GA and had about $30(!!!!!) in fees Hope this helps
  20. It is incredibly unlikely they will check ID, they tend not to.
  21. The weather will most likely change. As of right now it's not that high of a chance. The band will play in the rain, but if there is a thunderstorm the concert will most likely be postponed until the storm passes. I don't know what would happen if it's supposed to storm all night. Once there is the clear to resume they'll go back on. The stadium, or at least the floor, will likely clear out and head for cover which will probably cause chaos for the people who are very concerned with getting their same spot back. This same thing happened back when PJ played Wrigley.
  22. The Red Line runs all night and has a stop that's a short walk from the stadium
  23. The only problem with fan-only GA is that the tickets still manage to go on sale for thousands of dollars ($4000 for the PJ show at my city was the lowest price)
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