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January 25th, 2005

Combatting the negativity @ 08:51 pm

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1 - Public sale is still coming. Lots of tix left!

2 - Put on Rattle&Hum and watch the Sun Devil Stadium scene... *GOOSEBUMPS*

no matter how crappy the tix we get are - we're still GONNA BE THEEEERRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

It's killing me to see so many people upset. I've been a fan for 21 years and never managed to be in the right place/right time/have enough $ to get to a show in all those years. So now in my 30s this is going to be my first one ever. Maybe for the jaded folks who're used to seeing the band 2 or 3 times every tour since JT or ZooTV or POPMart this is "just one more round of frustration"... not for me, and not for every kid out there who's just become a fan, you know? Yeah I got waay-far-back seats. Yeah Ticketmaster sucks. No argument there.
BUT - We're GOING TO THE SHOW! And the "official sale" hasn't even happened yet! We haven't lost anything. Not yet.

We're going to be there!
 
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From:ladylardence
Date:January 26th, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)
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Amen!!!
From:ravendhi
Date:January 26th, 2005 02:00 am (UTC)
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I agree...

I've never been to a show, and unless my financial situation changes at some point, I never will. I live a few hundred miles from the nearest venue U2 has ever played. I would kill to even have BAD tickets and be able to get to a show, much less get GOOD tickets! I hate that this happened, and I'm not trying to belittle the situation, but even bad tickets would be better than none :-(
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From:notasecretagent
Date:January 26th, 2005 02:06 am (UTC)
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We're going to be there!

...I hope you're right, and that's all I can say at this point. I'm going to go conjure up some warm fuzzies. This has been a bummer day.
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From:screendoor3
Date:January 26th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
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What about all the people that paid forty dollars for the pre-sale and didn't get tickets?

You're right though. This is my first U2 show and it's going to be good no matter where I'm sit. I'm just pissed that they took advantage of us. I don't know who to be mad at.
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From:carobanano
Date:January 26th, 2005 02:14 am (UTC)
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Ditto to everything. I'd feel better if I had tickets, definitely. Even if they're beyond nosebleed!

Blah, I hope Saturday brings better luck for everyone.
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From:simu2fan
Date:January 26th, 2005 02:16 am (UTC)
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Well said!!! I've seen them a number of times (occasionally been up front) and at this point I'm just happy to be in the building. And at this point it doesn't matter how many shows I go to. If it's only once then so be it. I feel priveledged to have seen them and there are people that have never seen them and deserve to. Let's hope people have better luck on Sunday.
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From:treatyoself
Date:January 26th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)
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As one of those people who've never seen them, I must say I appreciate what you're saying. There seems to be a lot of negativity going around (hence the title of this post), which is understandable, but it brightens my spirits that deep down, all us U2 fans can stick together.

Btw, I really love your icon. Do you happen to know where you got it/who made it? "Stay" is one of my all-time faves. :-) *contemplates popping in the Elevation DVD*
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From:simu2fan
Date:January 26th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
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I got it from [Bad username: u2icons"]. It was created by raelala. I know...I love that song too!! It's my favorite video!!
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From:treatyoself
Date:January 26th, 2005 05:04 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the info. I saved it with raelala's name so I can credit whenever I end up using it. And I just joined the U2icons community. It's nice!
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From:simu2fan
Date:January 26th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC)
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ok let's try this again. I got it off of the u2icons community. Hope that works. :) You can probably take it. Just remember to credit raelala in your keywords.
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From:treatyoself
Date:January 26th, 2005 03:41 am (UTC)
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Well put, my friend! I totally understand the frustration going around--it's completely justified. As fans who paid the $40 fee, we should all be entitled to the best tix in the place, which are GA. Unfortunately, it's not turning out that way.

I myself ended up with decent 1st level tix for the second Chicago show, so I'm happy with that. It will be my very first U2 show as well, and to think I'll even be in the presence of my favorite band of all time... Well, c'mon, that's gotta put a smile on anyone's face. :-)

Keep the faith, people!

PS: Which show are you going to?
From:leelee_cakes
Date:January 26th, 2005 05:37 am (UTC)
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Thanks so much for your optimisim! This will be my first show and I really, really, really want to go GA. I've got a person lining up in person, myself on my computer and my mother and sister on the phones. And all I want is one ticket. I'll be crushed if I don't get one, and your little post is lifting my spirits and helping unknot my stomach!

Thanks!
Leelee
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From:darkangel2780
Date:January 26th, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
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You know.. I'll be 25 in less than two weeks.. been listening to U2 since I was old enough to walk because its what I grew up listening to (I love you mom!!!) And, I didn't spend forty bux on a fan club membership, because I didn't feel like I needed to. I went to the Elevation show on October 15, 01 at the UC in Chicago. I was online first day of sale, early as all get out to buy my ticket. I say one because the rest of my friends aren't as enlightened as I am when it comes to awesome music. I was in the nosebleeds, and I DID NOT CARE. I was sharing the same arena as my absolute rock idols, hearing them live, being part of that electricity, and it was still absolutely amazing. I can see fan club people being pissed about ticket codes, because yeah, for forty bux and the promise of good seats I'd be pretty pissed too after reading some of the things they went through the last day or so. BUT....come hell or high water we're all gonna be there!!! Does it really matter where you sit? Even if you CAN'T see everything, you're all going to be in the same proximity of one of the best rock bands of all time. That alone should be some peace of mind.
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From:lady_macphisto
Date:January 27th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
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As someone who has been going to their concerts since the JT tour, I completely agree with you. I didn't take part in yesterday's pre sale since I'm waiting for the fall for them to return, but I have never had frustration over getting tickets, ever. This will be the first time doing a pre sale with U2 for me, I have always brought my tickets when they went on sale to the public. I have always been satisfied with my seats. I probably got the closest I will ever get to the band during the Zoo TV tour in Atlanta, right up against the catwalk, row 12. Every time the guys walked up and down that little walkway I was about 2 arm lengths away. What a night that was. I'm at that point now I really don't care where I seat as long as I'm there. There is nothing like hearing them live and seeing the audience just going nuts, it's pure magic.
So for everyone who has tickets, congratulations to you. For everyone who this will be the first time seeing them live, get ready for a night you will always remember, there is nothing like seeing U2 live. Enjoy the show!!!!

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