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February 4th, 2005

Croke park concert SOLD OUT @ 09:08 am

deepbluemermaid:
I'm currently feelin: depressed depressed

I just spent an hour calling the Ticketmaster Ireland number on redial, and refreshing their ticket website (which, from about 8.05am, just gave me continual error messages). I started at 8am when tickets went on sale. And now, over an hour later, I FINALLY got through on the phone...to receive a message saying everything was sold out for BOTH shows.

This is so frustrating...I couldn't book for any of the earlier UK shows because my thesis is due in about the 3rd week of June - and, as much as I love U2, I'd love to get my degree more. And I can't book for anything later than the 24th, because I'm leaving to go back to New Zealand on the 26th!

I spent my formative U2-loving years in New Zealand, a country U2 hasn't visited since 1993, and now...having travelled 12,000 miles to come study in the UK, I was so hopeful of getting to see them for the first time!!!

I will be spending August and part of September in the US, so all I can hope is that the 2nd US tour fits my dates.

*could cry*
 
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From:amphibious_one
Date:February 4th, 2005 09:19 am (UTC)
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Dude! I've just spent an hour doing exactly the same thing myself (in New Zealand.) No luck. :(

Hey, there's always eBay. Oh yes.

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From:scaryrich
Date:February 4th, 2005 09:25 am (UTC)
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you were willing to fly from new zealand to dublin to see them? that's hardcore. (or you're loaded).
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From:amphibious_one
Date:February 4th, 2005 09:29 am (UTC)
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Mountain to Mohammed? Heh. Nope, I'm a poor kid who's just finished high school. But am working full-time in a chicken processing factory to earn the money. :D
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From:deepbluemermaid
Date:February 5th, 2005 11:41 am (UTC)
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Mate, I wish you the best of luck!
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From:scaryrich
Date:February 4th, 2005 09:22 am (UTC)
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shit, im so sorry.
I did the same, except i got a single ticket right at the end.
Firefox browser was no use at all. Internet explorer needed some pages refreshing once to get by. I couldnt get through on the phone at all.
trying to get a saturday show was far harder than friday show. I got through to the 3rd stage of booking a few times on the friday show. only too be told id selected too many seats, or ga was sold out.
if you selected 1 ticket, for friday, best available, at 8:55 - 8:59, you would have had a chance, otherwise it was impossible.

im sure youll be able to get a ticket one way or another, even if it means doing the un-thinkable! (prices will come down)
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From:axver
Date:February 4th, 2005 09:24 am (UTC)
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It seems that some tickets have come on sale later for some shows and people have succeeded in acquiring reasonable seats - and even GA! - hours and sometimes days after the concert has gone on sale. Don't give up just yet. And as the concert date approaches, prices will significantly drop on e-Bay. You may even find another fan willing to sell you a ticket at face value.

By the way, another Kiwi here! Stuck in Australia myself. Heading over to the States in May to catch all three Boston gigs.
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From:amyta80
Date:February 4th, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC)
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That's right. I got mine 2 days after the presales started and right from the start they had been sold out of GA's. Persistence pays off.
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From:deepbluemermaid
Date:February 5th, 2005 11:41 am (UTC)
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Thanks for this reassurance :)
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From:roads_outgrown
Date:February 4th, 2005 09:35 am (UTC)
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Email me.
From:soupsake
Date:February 4th, 2005 10:17 am (UTC)
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no luck here as well... I'll just keep checking to see if anything comes up. I ought to just be happy with my GA Cardiff's but you know... it's Ireland... *nods*

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