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About redgavexile

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    U2 obviously ,Frank & Walters ,Frames,Sultans of Ping and Cork City FC
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    Bullet The Blue Sky / Running to Standstill / Bad
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    Lark by The Lee August 1985
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    360 Tour Croke Park
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    Slane ..nothing comes close
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    Frank & Walters,Frames,Sultans of Ping,Radiohead,Pink Floyd ,Foo Fighters and loads more

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  1. Most foolproof way is for Governments to make it illegal for Ticketbastard & friends to do what they are doing
  2. Here's a few links for you guys .maybe a few more resident paddies will add to it https://www.ireland.com/en-us/ireland-stories/people-and-culture/articles/utwo-dublin/ http://www.bruxelles.ie/ One of the best bars in Dublin ..home of the wonderful Phil Lynott statue https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Attraction_Review-g186605-d605166-Reviews-The_Long_Hall-Dublin_County_Dublin.html One of the finest bars in the city...a must visit https://crokepark.ie/gaa-museum-tours/stadium-tour https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/u2s-dublin-10-iconic-landmarks-in-the-bands-home-city-35874720.html Also , if City Centre accommodation prices are proving too expensive ,Swords is just out past the airport and has a private express bus service that stops directly out side the Point Depot ( 3arena) quite regularly..may open up some cheaper options for you www.swordsexpress.com
  3. I really wish people would look at this properly before trotting out this "membership fans selling " myth .The numbers coming from fans are paltry , absolutely inconsequential in the scheme of things . Ticketmaster want people saying this , they are claiming it themselves (without providing proof) as they don't want presales for fans ..they want all the tickets ,not just 90% of them and the presales for fans piss them off ..face value for something they can sell for 7 or 800 and mark up their profit margins . As has been proven , 90% of these resale tickets come from themselves
  4. God ,this is a thoroughly depressing epitaph of a thread...The lads aren't even halfway through a tour and they've been retired ,split up and carted off to the rest home for the mega rich. Music is in their blood ,and Live music is their heartbeat. In a few months time I go to see a 74 year old Roger Waters in the Point Depot ,a 74 year old that is still writing , and creates tours to match U2 ,there is nothing preventing U2 doing the same .Lets face it ,with their back catalogue they'll never be short of material.personally I look forward to the Joshua Tree 50 ,just hope to hell I can get 4 GA's for the Croke park gigs
  5. Currently just gone 8pm in Dublin and there are 138 tickets for sale on seatwave ....thats where the tickets are going
  6. There's nothing in the venue until the 17th of November so there is nothing on the venue side preventing further gigs .Loads of rumours of more gigs but Its probably wishful thinking.
  7. That could well be the case , but how hard is it really to beat that process? A email address and a credit card .And as the link I posted shows , they are already doing that .Viagogo had a book of credit cards to purchase with , and a host of email addresses .Of course the other issue is the "Turkeys voting for Xmas" problem whereby those reporting on this are the same people that are causing this .They want the world to believe that greedy fans in fan clubs are the issue as it suits their agenda .Less pre-sales means bigger slice of tickets for them to fleece even more Wish bands would wake up to this and have a more direct input, its not as if they don't know ,they're all reading the same news as the rest of us
  8. Its a multi million pound/dollar/Euro industry and out of the control of bands and their management.The only thing that will stop it is legisalation
  9. Look at the expose BBC Panorama did on Viagogo ,getmein & ticketmaster a few years ago .It should still be available on iplayer .The Secondary seller tickets were mainly coming from their own offices and in some cases and events was policy . A simple button on seatwave forcing people to add the seat number when adding the ticket for realse would solve the whole mess
  10. Looks like a Ticketmaster screw up to me .Probably took too long adding their printed off tickets to Seatwave to deal with the actual sale .beyond frustrating and highly amateurish .I eventually got in at 9:36 and there was no GA standing available and I ended up panicking and just grabbing the first 2 I could get ..I'm beyond disgusted with MCD , Ticketbasturd and U2 . Not one of my mates got tickets , neither did my wife so it looks like my kids ( 12 & 9) won't be going which is going to break their hearts tonight Horrible way to treat their most loyal followers. 2018 , we can take photos of mars , explore the deepest oceans and clone animals but still not even close to a viable alternative to Ticketmaster ..feels like the world has failed
  11. Dammit , I got caught with this too ..ended up panicking and bought poxy Davin stand tickets ,as it kept trying to sell me subscriptions and 300 quid tickets ...in the end took Davin lower ...really annoyed that the pitch ones went back on sale 2 hours later
  12. BBC Watchdog dealt with this in 2014..they showed exactly whats happening with Livenation ,Ticketmaster ,Viagogo ,Seatwave and Stubhub http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3Sn9kz60SZPXy0g0qCy2zk8/second-hand-ticketing Ony way this will stop is if the bands stand against it ,otherwise it'll get worse and worse
  13. I encountered a few of the same type of fellas on the way back from the bar ...luckily being 6"4 and 16 Stone I was easily able to shove them out of the way ...met loads and loads of really nice people to make up for these type of eedgits though..was amazed just how many Non Irish were there last night ..usually at U2 gigs the crowd is so huge that I never really noticed it as much before but in The point things were so tight that I really noticed it ...and it was great ...Sent a few Spanish & Italian lads up to Bruxelles after the gig and met some americans and Brazilians in the Gibson afterwards too ..loads of "U2 in Dublin" bucketlist fans there
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