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March 28th, 2005

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simu2fan:
Just heard from some GA peeps in SD. There are two GA lines: One for fanclub members and one for non fanclub members. They haven't said anything about a lottery yet.

So far two friends of mine are 397 and 398.

Interesting...
 
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From:interiority
Date:March 28th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
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How are they verifying that they're fanclub members? I joined in November, and I have yet to receive my keychain.
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From:psykoboy2
Date:March 28th, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
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I'm wondering the same thing.
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From:interiority
Date:March 28th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
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Ah, I see on my ticket that is says "W-FAN" above the space that says "admission."
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From:simu2fan
Date:March 28th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
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I guess the ticket has something on it that says it's from u2.com. I don't know right now because my boyfriend has the GA tickets for Staples. I just found out that you'll know if you're in the egg if your ticket beeps as they scan it. If it doesn't you're not in the egg. Guess we'll find out tonight. I have seats behind the stage. They said it may change depending on how this works.

That's all I know at this point.
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From:interiority
Date:March 28th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
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I'm behind the stage too, on Adam's side. I can't wait!!!
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From:simu2fan
Date:March 28th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)
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EEEEEE!! so excited. :D
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From:wolfp10
Date:March 28th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
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I assume that the ticket scan will indicate if you bought the ticket during the presale.
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From:bostondave
Date:March 28th, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
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Oh geesh. Two lines... I can already hear the bitchin' and moanin from this one too...

(Of course the two lines do work in my favor. HA)
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From:simu2fan
Date:March 28th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
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me too!! We'll find out tonight how well it works :)
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From:bostondave
Date:March 28th, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC)
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lucky bastard...

Oh well. I get to see them in Boston ...after all the bugs have been worked out of the system.
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From:wolfp10
Date:March 28th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
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I'll be there.
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From:samuti
Date:March 28th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
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Your friends, are they in the fanclub line?

As for the verfication, I haven't got my keychain yet and I haven;t seen my tickets, but I think my sister said it had "pre-sale" printed on the tickets somewhere. Don't quote me on that though.
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From:simu2fan
Date:March 28th, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC)
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Some of them are in the fanclub line and some arent. I'll have to check with my boyfriend to see what his say.
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From:glitterystar
Date:March 28th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
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i agree. this is bringing up panic/rage in the back of my head like when i was at boston elevation tour and had been there since 8am and HBO let people in before all of us including those that had been camping out for 24+ hours. GA is f-ing GA. If you get there earliest you should have the right to be in the egg. If they only wanted fan club memebers in the egg they should have specifically sold inside and outside of egg GA tickets.

I wonder if there two lines are being run by the venue or the fans, since the two times i went to elevation shows with GAs the preshow line was for the most part being run by fans.
From:leelee_cakes
Date:March 28th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
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As of 8am, there are +400 people in the GA line ups. People are getting really psyched!

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From:this_desire
Date:March 28th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
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wow that's bananas! lol
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From:wydok
Date:March 28th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
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So, wait, is it for the fanclub members, or for the "in the egg" lottery?

Are they using fan club members to go in the egg? If so, how? Scanning tickets?

If they scan the tickets, then a lot of the people getting in the egg will be people who bought scalped presale tickets, screwing the fanclub members again.
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From:simu2fan
Date:March 28th, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
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I have no idea at this point. I just talked to one of my friends in GA and they have no idea exactly what's going to happen. Maybe a certain # of fanclub members allowed into the egg differs from the non fanclub members. I'm sure they'll let in both fanclub and nonfanclub members. Maybe they just have priority.

My friend has no clue at this point. They're just waiting.
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From:wydok
Date:March 28th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
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Okay, from what I understand, the official word is that the U2.com people line up separately they they all go in first, but the GA lottery is used on both the U2.com line and the non U2.com line. From @U2:

"There are 2 lines: one for U2.com, one for the others. The U2.com line will be allowed in first, tickets scanned, and random selection will determine if the ticket holder gets into the elipse or not.

Fan club members will be allowed the first entrance into the arena.

Once the fan club line has been exhausted, the other GA line will go through the same process."


Of course, this begs the question: what about the shows that were added during the general sale, and had no presale (May 22nd Philly, for example).
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:March 28th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
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Why have they made things so hard? One line was fine. They should just give the fan club members priority to get INSIDE the freeking egg. Man.
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From:wydok
Date:March 28th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC)
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If they had said so to begin with, and if the presale didn't get screwed up, I'd agree. As of right now, how do they determine who the fanclub members are? Via the ticket? Because we all know that a large number of the fanclub tickets got taken right under the nose of real fanclub members and scalped.
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:March 28th, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)
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Maybe they should have us bring our big stupid metal keychain LOL!
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From:simu2fan
Date:March 28th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
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I was thinking about that! I'll have it with me just in case they don't believe me when I show them my GA at Staples. LOL
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:March 28th, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
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I am so glad there are people who actually agree with me. We are the minority because we care about cueing and first come first serve -- like it SHOULD BE!

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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:March 28th, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC)
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Ya know,.... since you didnt get yoru GA in the pre sale you wont be able to line up in the fan club line. Isn't that precious?
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From:sirensong984
Date:March 28th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
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In my personal opinion, they've changed things because things were nuts last time. The one line didn't work. I went to four shows, the first two were normal. The last two were GA-nightmares (so to speak) because a few bad apples had ruined it. They figured out how to be at the head of the line first without actually doing their fair share of first-come-first-in. The system was a mess, people were doing some un-nice things. U2 is one of the last bands to lottery their GAs, to seperate lines, etc. People abused the system, blame them, not U2.

They're probably also doing this for the amount of bitching people did to them over the presale. Right or wrong, that's probably where this comes from.

Also, I don't think either line gets priority. It's still lottery for both lines.

Cheer up. Not a flame here, just trying to clarify. :)
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From:sirensong984
Date:March 28th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)

chill guys.

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Both lines have equal chance of gaining access to the egg or whatever it's called, you're just in two seperate lines. *sigh* chill out!

I appreciate your update, simu2fan! Sorry everybody is being such debbie-downers, I'm excited by the news at least!

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