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  1. Nope. I was able to transfer one initially to a buddy. And I had the ability to transfer as recently as a month ago. But apparently they decided out of the blue to restrict transfers. Why? How is this reasonable?
  2. I originally bought tickets for LV1 and LV2. I can no longer make LV2 and I have a friend that can't make LV1. I wanted to offer up the tickets to fans at face value of course, but now I no longer have the option to transfer. What gives? Why are they allowing promoters to do this crap to us? I have 3 GAs for a highly anticipated venue and they're going to end up getting eaten because of stupid hoops designed to "protect the fans". Somehow all I ever hear is how the fans get screwed again and again by these hoops that are supposed to be for our benefit? All I want is for these tickets to get used by someone that can appreciate them. Why won't U2 let me transfer them? And since when can you just change things in the middle of the game? I was able to transfer for 1 ticket way early when I lucked into these tickets and had a friend that wasn't able to buy one. Now all of a sudden they turn the transfer function off without notice?! So underhanded.
  3. It turns out that I won't be able to attend the second night in Vegas and I'm trying to figure out how to trade/transfer my GA tickets but it's restricted by Flashseats. Anyone able to help with this? I also have 1 GA for night one (my buddy from Omaha had to cancel), so I have that one too. Face value of course, but I don't know how to proceed with these restrictions.
  4. I liked Zooropa but it was really the beginning of the end for me. Pop was too far of a departure for me, and honestly I'd moved into other realms by the time it came out (NIN, Radiohead, etc). As someone else pointed out, mid-to-late 90s was especially cruel to some of my favorite 80s bands (The Cure, DM, etc). I mostly wanted to provide some background and point out, that while I will always be an old school U2 is better fan, I have taken a great liking to this new album and can appreciate it for what it is. Also for the sake of clarity, I am a man LOL!
  5. Like many people here, U2's early albums were my soundtrack from adolescence to young adulthood. I grew up with War, TUF, TJT, AB. I bought Zooropa but it was "different" and I had evolved into other things. I don't think I even purchased Pop, I tried to reignite my fandom with ATYCLB but like I said, I had moved on and for the rest of the 2000s, U2 wasn't even relevant to me, let alone my favorite band. Flash forward to 2017. TJT tour was something that I could not miss. And of course the old hits drummed up a huge amount of nostalgia for me and I was lucky enough to see the show 4 times. But it did something more than that, it reinvigorated my interest in my old favorite band. I mostly stuck with the old stuff, but I started listening to SoI and found a few tracks there that I really enjoyed. I still haven't delved much further into their post-Pop catalog but here we are with the release of SoE and I have to say, I'm really, really enjoying the album. So take my opinion with a grain of salt but here's my thoughts after at least 10 listens maybe more: Love is All We Have Left - interesting and dark, but I usually skip to the next song which is really the start of the album for me and probably my favorite track on the album. (7/10) Lights of Home - love it, cannot wait to hear it live and I think the end of the song will be great to sing along to (10/10) YTBTAM - I usually skip this song. It's not bad, I just think it's too much of a radio track. (6/10) GOOYOW - Speaking of radio tracks, this one has really grown on me. I think this will be a fan favorite live. (8/10) American Soul - Again, another song that will be great live, fans will love it. I like the chorus as a callback to Volcano, which I really liked (7/10 album, will be 8/10 live) Summer of Love - jury still out for me on this one (5/10) Red Flag Day - could have been on War, which is top 3 for me, enough said. (9/10) The Showman - this song is strange and different and doesn't seem like a U2 song but I like it (7/10) TLTTGYA - 3 way tie on this one for song of the album with Lights of Home and Love is Bigger, love the crescendo, feels like Bad for the 2000s. (10/10) Landlady - like Summer of Love, I'm not sure how I feel about this one yet (5/10) The Blackout - Good song, will be the Elevation/Vertigo/Beautiful Day of the tour, that being said I usually skip it (6/10) LIBTAIIW - Love it. Anthemic. (10/10) 13 - slow burn, pretty song, nice call back to SFS, too slow for me when driving, so I usually skip to listen to my 2nd favorite song on the album (behind 1a, 1b, 1c lol) which is Book of Your Heart (6/10) Book of Your Heart - great song, I love when it picks up in intensity and urgency (9/10) Recap: 10/10 x4 9/10 x2 8/10 x2 7/10 x2 6/10 x3 5/10 x2 Several REALLY good songs a few average songs but no real duds for me. I could listen to this album from start to finish but I usually skip the radio tracks. But I think just like BD and Elevation, they will be great songs live. I hope it continues to grow on the people that haven't found their groove with it yet.
  6. I'm going against the grain here and making a wild-ass guess, but would be interesting if they opened with Song For Someone and ended with 13 (There is a Light) from SoE for the main set.
  7. I missed I&E but assuming this setup is similar with the catwalk, E stage and screen dividing the arena. Where are your favorite locations in GA? Where did most people like to be?
  8. This makes me sad as I was hoping they would add a second show to Vegas since I will already be there. I swear this is having the opposite effect and may preclude the addition of shows. I guess we will see. Would have been fun going to two shows in two nights.
  9. Man it's funny how similar our situations and thinking are. Exact same deal with me and my mom. I wanted some tickets close and mid court. $800 for 2 tickets is expensive, but I'd expect that my two criteria could be met for that much money. Nope, I was being offered VIP Party Package, right sections but Row R for $635/each! Uh, no thank you. Same as you, I looked at other options and my mom and I both felt that for the quality of the seats, it was too much. We would and have paid good money for good seats. But I'm not paying ridiculous money for average/mediocre seats. To the point about the seating chart, I'd consider paying for the party package for front row but only for front row. Not 20 rows back. There's nowhere near enough of a value add to justify paying those prices. I can find my own dinner thanks. Despite all my concern, I was VERY lucky to get GAs the next day during the Citi presale and my mom is going to venture down there with me, even if it just means hanging out in the back of the crowd it will still be a good spot and she gets around well enough that I think she'll be okay. Just crazy how stressful this whole process has become. I want to enjoy myself and not have to plan like I'm invading the beaches of Normandy. This shouldn't be this hard.
  10. Great post as usual. I agree with the entirety of this post and I wanted to piggyback off your comment regarding planning. I try to do GA as often as I can but sometimes I get seats with my mom or friends that can't/wont do GA. It would be nice to have some idea what I'm buying beforehand. Especially now that artists are offering so many different "packages". Additionally, how ridiculous is it that between all of the different options there's no continuity even when using the same platform, ie. Ticketmaster on desktop vs. mobile vs. iPad etc. The best available is nonsense as well. Seat maps. Just show me the venue. Show me the seats. Put a dollar amount on it.
  11. I wish I had good news for you but I don’t. I have really mixed feelings, feeling very fortunate and excited to see the band but sad for all the fellow fans I know are bummed out and stressed by this experience. Keep trying, keep an eye out here, Twitter and FB and hopefully there will be more drops. If I hear anything I’ll certainly report back ? Good luck everyone!
  12. So I picked up one for me and one for my mom. Got in at the very first minute and bought 2. My mom who was also trying on her end wasn’t able to find any GAs. I’m still checking in the off chance I can help some fans here and sell them at face, instead of the brokers but that’s probably a pipe dream. I hope everyone is able to get what they’re hoping for eventually. To those that lucked out, I’ll see you there. Good luck everyone!
  13. Between FB, Twitter, here, and other friends I know, I haven't heard of ANYONE getting a GA ticket for Vegas today.
  14. What you are doing is insensitive, rude, lacking class and humility. Plenty of real fans did not end up being as fortunate as you. Enjoy the show. Stop while you're ahead.
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