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May 22nd, 2005

(no subject) @ 07:35 pm

always_rejoice:
I'm currently feelin: embarrassed embarrassed
I'm currently hearin: Elevation (Seattle)

Hiya. I need advice.

I'm sixteen years old, and the upcoming Detroit shows will be my first U2 shows ever.

I'm sixteen years old, and I like girls. I like a girl enough to want to take her to a Detroit show with me.

She knows I'm a U2 fan and we are friends. She tolerates the music, for sure, but she would never try and get tickets for a U2 show.

When I convince her to go with me, do we go GA? If we do, we'll make a day of having fun skipping school and waiting in line for the chance to be right in the action (and maybe they'll invite us on stage and play Sweetest Thing? I can dream!). She likes school, though, and is probably honestly a genius. She won't want to miss the day and get behind. Do I kidnap her? Is GA worth it?

Or do we get seats? Do I have less fun myself but let her enjoy her day and then enjoy the stage from a (probably expensiver) distance?

This question goes out to all the Vertigo tour veterans. Can GA make an angry and confused non-U2 fan have the time of her life? Or do I resort to the less intimate experience?
 
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From:insideout
Date:May 22nd, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
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For the love of god, take a U2 fan and share the wealth.
From:always_rejoice
Date:May 23rd, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
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Well, on one hand, taking her will make her a U2 fan,

and on the other, taking her might make or keep her as a girlfriend.

So I'll be putting this to good use.

And I'm taking a U2 fan night one!
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From:always_rejoice
Date:May 23rd, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
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Get seats?

Why seats and not GA?

'cause GA means skipping school and possibly meeting Bono, right?
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From:amerrydeath
Date:May 22nd, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC)
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How are you planning on getting tickets?
From:always_rejoice
Date:May 23rd, 2005 12:05 am (UTC)
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I've been jumping around the internet looking for good deals. On Interference and the like I see people who might sell tickets if they can't get trades.

If it really comes to it, I'll pay a friend refresh Ticketmaster every ten seconds the night before and get the few tickets that they let out.

And I feel back speaking like money isn't an issue. I've been saving for this for over a year in my little U2 fund. :-D
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From:hbpen
Date:May 23rd, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
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If she agrees to go, I'd suggest seats. If someone's not REALLY into a band, being sardine'd into GA might not help their experience...
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From:hbpen
Date:May 23rd, 2005 12:05 am (UTC)
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Plus if you get seats, you won't need to skip school. (Ya know, since you said she wouldn't want to do that.)
From:derangedmylove
Date:May 23rd, 2005 12:32 am (UTC)
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ga for a fan but for a casual fan idk. i def think i'll be amazing and initmate but maybe convert her and its def cheaper than seats but if she doesn't like it, it's almost a waste cause maybea true fan got shafted for her. and kidnap her if you go ga lol
From:always_rejoice
Date:May 23rd, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
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Hehehe. How do you recommend I kidnap her? Should I plan it with her parents and make it all scary and strange?
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From:hard2explain8
Date:May 23rd, 2005 12:51 am (UTC)
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well obviously before you buy anything, make sure she A) wants to go and B) is allowed to go.

i say get seats because chances are she won't enjoy it as much in GA as she would in the seats simply because she's not a huge U2 fan.

If you want the truth, I think you should take a U2 fan who really wants to go. In my experience, this is an experience that is usually only understood and appreciated by U2 fans. But hey, if you really want to take her, then go for it.

I made the mistake of taking someone to a Bruce Springsteen concert, and he wasn't really a fan. It not only ruined Springsteen for him, but it also made for a bad experience for me.

Good luck!
From:always_rejoice
Date:May 23rd, 2005 01:27 am (UTC)
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Thank you.

Especally if, by then, she's either a U2 fan or my girlfriend, she'll want to go. And as long as I talk to her parents and this and that, we're good kids, and missing the day wouldn't cause any problems.

I guess now my goal is to convert her to U2 fandom. Any advice on that? I've already given her the Complete U2 for her birthday, but she's too busy with reading books to listen to it!
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From:playingthetart
Date:May 23rd, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
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Have you got GA tickets already?
From:always_rejoice
Date:May 23rd, 2005 02:44 am (UTC)
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I'm working on it.

With Detroit shows, especally this far away, it's not gonna be too hard to find 2 GAs, especally with the help I've received!
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From:fiveandfour
Date:May 23rd, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
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Another thing to think about is that if you go the GA route you'll be spending a lot of time standing around together during the day before the show so this can either be a) a fantastic chance to talk nineteen to the dozen and get to know one another or b) really uncomfortable if she's feeling out of her element, surrounded by people who are into something she doesn't quite "get" (and maybe doesn't want to).

You know her at least a little, I presume, so what's the likelier scenario?
From:always_rejoice
Date:May 23rd, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, we've known each other for years. At 17 years old though, years might not mean what it could.

Anywho, as long as she's up for it, I think it'd be awesome. She's...she could handle it as long as she was in the right mood.

What's "nineteen to the dozen" mean?
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From:mrslat
Date:May 24th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
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Hope you get some sweet lovin', dude. I'm 16 and going to a Detroit show. If I see you there, I'll give you the hookup: GHB is your friend.




I'm just kiddin'. Sort of.
From:always_rejoice
Date:May 24th, 2005 03:21 am (UTC)
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