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August 15th, 2004

*drool* @ 02:57 pm

gravitysdream:
I'm currently feelin: giddy giddy

The other day I got my Zooropa Lithograph. It was worth every single penny (actually about 10,000 pennies but hey Im not counting). I went to Michael's crafts to get it framed and even with the fifty percent off its gonna cost $100! I also have finally gotten framed my autographed CD from the U2 news list contest. Sheesh what we'll spend on our fab four. Which reminds me and a general question to all:

How much would you spend to see U2 in concert?
How far would you travel?

This question was asked while I was standing in line for the Elevation tour. My answer: $500 and it depends on where they are. If I can get there by car then I'll go but if its out of the country I don't think i could make it :(
 
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From:siorai_gra_
Date:August 15th, 2004 12:06 pm (UTC)
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Well on the last tour I went from Cincinnati (where I live) to Atlanta and to Baltimore to see them. Well, I was 16 at the time, and so my dad drove me. But now I am about to turn 19, so I can drive as far as I want on my own! I don't currently have a job, so money is hard to come by for me, but I would take out a loan, borrow money from family whatever and probably pay $1,000 to see them if I had to. I would go out of the country if it was the only way I;d be able to see them. But let's hope U2 comes closer to home and tickets are elss than $1,000! lol. But the 5 nights I spent with U2 were probably the 5 best of my life. *nods* that's worth alot of money to me
From:gravitysdream
Date:August 15th, 2004 12:56 pm (UTC)
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hehehe

Im 23 now and so the previous four concerts I went to (popmart and elevation) were each the best days of my life; of course the first time and the third time when I was INSIDE THE HEART with only 100 other people and spent the whole time a couple of feet from Bono are definately in close contention for the best moment period.

I live in Atlanta btw :-P

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From:echoboom
Date:August 15th, 2004 12:14 pm (UTC)
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i paid $540 for a second row ticket for the popmart show.

best concert ever.
From:gravitysdream
Date:August 15th, 2004 12:56 pm (UTC)
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God bless you :)
From:stdivine
Date:August 15th, 2004 12:18 pm (UTC)
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$500, Anywhere!!
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From:bonorattle
Date:August 15th, 2004 12:37 pm (UTC)
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I've spent as much as $700 for tix to a single show (Popmart).

When it comes to travelling for them, I've spent much more- opening night of the Elevation Tour in Miami ran me close to between $900-$1000 (between tix and airfare).

They're so worth it :o)
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From:hew_
Date:August 15th, 2004 12:54 pm (UTC)
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WOW. I didn't know tickets were THAT expensive. I thought that good tickets could be like, 200 bucks...
So maybe on this tour I'll end up spending up to 500 per ticket 'cause I want to see them more than once :P I'll go anywhere in the country (USA) to see them :)

iwillbesobrokebutit'sokaybecauseit's U2
From:gravitysdream
Date:August 15th, 2004 12:58 pm (UTC)
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lol

I think my ticket to elevation was $149 but I spent $300 for the first leg b/c I wanted to be on the floor inside the heart; it also included hotel so it was actually an awesome package. However I have quit my job to see a U2 concert and gone WAY into debt for them but hey its worth it.
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From:paradisecowgirl
Date:August 15th, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC)
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I paid $500 for a center and front row seat: Popmart Seattle.

I traveled as far Buenos Aires (from Oregon) to see Popmart. That tour I did 16 shows in five countries and three continents. It. Was. A. Blast.

Yes, I was certifiable ;-) No, I won't be doing that again -- especially now that I'm a poor, unemployed grad student instead of a tech-head making money hand over fist :p
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From:hew_
Date:August 15th, 2004 01:18 pm (UTC)
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WOW. That must have been AWESOME!!
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From:notasecretagent
Date:August 15th, 2004 01:17 pm (UTC)
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This question pains me greatly. I had a ticket to one of the Slane shows during Elevation - and I live in Wisconsin. The ticket iself was horribly expensive, but I was prepared to spend the money (and had it) to fly myself to Dublin to meet up with friends and go. However, since I was going to be borrowing money from my parents to study abroad in Ireland the following January, they said if I went, they wouldn't lend. Consequently, I wouldn't be studying abroad. That was an awful choice and I'm still a little bitter about it, but I didn't go to the concert. :( Luckily I'd been to two Chicago shows prior to that so I didn't feel as completely left out as I could have.

Now that I'm graduated, the parents are paid back, and I'm out on my own not constrained by that kind of thing. I'll go anywhere and as many times as I've got the means. :D
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From:axver
Date:August 15th, 2004 02:11 pm (UTC)
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I would pay anything and go anywhere. That's all there is to it.
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:August 15th, 2004 02:15 pm (UTC)

I always have to travel....

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Hmmmm.... for Elevation I spent quite a bit. If I remember correctly it cost me about $900 to fly to the east coast (from MT - leaving a dinky town) and then the cost of the concert tickets (5 shows)... we (my group and I) had bought tickets within the "golden circle" before we knew being in the heart was the best deal. So one show was $145 and all four others were the gen. admission price. Then the food, my friends all covered the lodging, but trains, planes and automobiles -- altogether it more than likely ran me pretty close to $2500 maybe more. I also bought an autographed picture of Bono on ebay a long long long time ago for $80. I wish I wouldn't have because the autographs I got on my own in Boston were far more worth it to me - as far as the sentimental value. I spent about $1000 to travel to see them in Sea WA for Popmart as well.... my tickets were *very* pricey, but it didn't matter because I was right at the rail of the B-stage where the steps came down from the lemon! That was awesome!! =)
If I had the money to blow I would spend about $5000 or more each tour to follow them around a little (in the USA). It's sooo much fun camping out in the GA line with all my fellow U2 freaks. =)
From:gravitysdream
Date:August 15th, 2004 02:23 pm (UTC)

Re: I always have to travel....

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HAHAHAHH

Gosh I love it.
When the next tour comes around HOPEFULLY I'll be out of school by then and I can basically leave it all behind and go camp out with the rest of the u2 nuts. When it comes to Atlanta Im planning on taking a ton of food and drink down to the folks who're camping out. Consider it my good will towards all who love U2. :)
From:ex_satellite451
Date:August 16th, 2004 04:19 am (UTC)
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Well, I am not at all against selling organs for a U2 ticket....

:D Actually, due to the fact that I am a uni student and therefore destitute, currently I would only afford to see them once (if/when they tour Australia). If I could see every show they do in Melbourne I would. Mind you if I had unlimited money I would buy a jet and just stalk them :)
From:gravitysdream
Date:August 16th, 2004 05:19 am (UTC)
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A mini zoo plane?
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From:fadedgalaxia
Date:August 16th, 2004 06:28 am (UTC)
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i'd go anywhere, spend anything, do anything, just to get my hands on a ticket and feel the adrenaline rush i get whenever i get a new piece of U2 listening/watching material...
From:gravitysdream
Date:August 16th, 2004 07:01 am (UTC)
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It's a musical journey!
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From:u2biscuit
Date:August 16th, 2004 08:58 am (UTC)
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Oh my...where to begin. Well, the most I have ever paid for a single ticket was $250 Canadian to a scalper for an elevation show in Montreal. Got me to the Golden Circle. I saw 9 Elevation shows: two in Toronto (my home town), Hamilton, Buffalo, Montreal, Cleveland, opening night in Miami, closing night in Miami and, best of all, Slane #1. That ticket was actually the cheapest of the bunch, but carried the highest travel costs. I hooked up with about 30 U2 fans in Dublin (we had all coordinated meeting up there for months beforehand online) and people in that group had come from Australia and New Zealand. I have easily spent thousands of dollars to travel to see them. And I will spend thousands more on this next tour. I am trying to scrupulous with my money right now so I can beat the 9 shows I saw on Elevation. Targets this time around (on top of all the cities I went to last time) are Chicago and Boston. I want to make it to Ireland again as well.

It is my undeniable obsession!
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From:stateless
Date:August 17th, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC)
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i was at both slane shows, and paid i think $200 or $250 for the ticket to the second show. travelling to ireland from CA and spending way more than the ticket should sell for.. not sure how much further from that i could go, but i suppose i'll find out. ;-)

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