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who else couldnt get U2 tickets?

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  • 04-02-2005 10:13am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 4,424 ✭✭✭


    I went to ticketmaster at 5 this morning with laptop and tried phone, laptop and queue, couldnt get any. Im a die hard U2 fan, every album on cd and record, and most singles, but couldnt get tickets. I feel robbed. Anyone else?

    Im not looking forward to paying a tout €200.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,223 ✭✭✭✭Sleepy


    Couldn't get tickets either but I hear there are another 2 days to be announced. Can't believe that nothing was done to even try and tackle the touting issue. When are the government going to do something about it?

    I will not pay tout rates to go see the gig, like yourself I've every U2 album, I've seen them live twice (Popmart & Slane) so tbh if I can't get a ticket for the next gig or no-one offers me one for face value, I'm just gonna give this one a miss.


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 7,485 ✭✭✭Red Alert


    never seen u2 live and i really wanted to go - am rightly pissed off. came into ucd this morning but it was a lost cause, and there's no luck on the ticketmaster site. ****!


  • Site Banned Posts: 105 ✭✭dark_knight_ire


    I'm not banned for touting, but if I do wish to sell tickets, I'll do it in the For Sale section, and follow the rules there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 708 ✭✭✭Terrier


    Unreal,did they even turn on the web or answer a phone - the usual crap now they'll be on Ebay in about an hour... already loads of the pre-sales tickets there


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,456 ✭✭✭Blisterman




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,101 ✭✭✭Kingsize


    They'll issue more tickets later on i reckon &(according to someone i know) They are dfineitely gonna playthe sunday night too so keep yr ears & eyes peeled.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,223 ✭✭✭✭Sleepy


    <snip>
    I've just reported that post and tbh hope it gets you a banning.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,951 ✭✭✭L5


    Ive just reported it also.
    Enjoy your ban you scum


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,984 ✭✭✭✭Lump


    TO be honest, you didn't make much of an effort for the band you Love. 5am.... that's only 3 hours before they went on sale.

    John


  • Registered Users Posts: 68,317 ✭✭✭✭seamus


    dark_knight - touting is illegal, I would have thought you'd be well aware of that, being a Garda and all. I'm not going to ban you, but one of my co-mods may decide otherwise.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,223 ✭✭✭✭Sleepy


    Lump wrote:
    TO be honest, you didn't make much of an effort for the band you Love. 5am.... that's only 3 hours before they went on sale.

    John
    The point is that if it weren't for the touts, it wouldn't be necessary to get up that early. 6 tickets really is too many to allow a single customer to book as well...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,424 ✭✭✭joejoem


    I am booking 4 tix for London at the moment as a fail safe in case I cant get tickets for here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,488 ✭✭✭Shred


    Heard on the Strawberry Alarmclock this morning that someone from the planning authority office (whatever it's called) texted them yesterday to say that the original planning application was for three days (ie: Fri, SAt & Sun). So it looks like they had always intended on doing three nights.


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,881 ✭✭✭✭Basq


    MCD have announced there'll be no third concert!

    Queued up for the first Slane in 2001.. and got 4 tickets. I was pressed up against glass outside Tesco for 20 minutes but it was well worth it as Slane was probably the best gig i've ever been to.

    But didn't really wanna go through it again, and i wasn't too pushed in seeing them. Don't get me wrong.. they're an amazing live band but i just wasn't in the mood for going through the queuing, pushing and eventually, the anger if i didn't get tickets.

    I said if they announce a third date, i'll consider going but looks like i won't be this year!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,707 ✭✭✭skywalker


    Lump wrote:
    TO be honest, you didn't make much of an effort for the band you Love. 5am.... that's only 3 hours before they went on sale.

    John


    thats a really helpful post there lump. how does it make a difference how early you get up when the tickets go on sale online at 8am?

    i spent an hour online and got as far as the !st actual booking page, no further. bah


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,223 ✭✭✭✭Sleepy


    Shred wrote:
    Heard on the Strawberry Alarmclock this morning that someone from the planning authority office (whatever it's called) texted them yesterday to say that the original planning application was for three days (ie: Fri, SAt & Sun). So it looks like they had always intended on doing three nights.
    Unfortunately it appears that MCD disagree:

    http://www.rte.ie/arts/2005/0204/u2.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,135 ✭✭✭flanzer


    For the supposed "Die Hard" fans out there, if you'd subscribed to the U2.com website, you'd of got them. I've no sympathies for you, everyone I know who subscribed, got tickets including myself! :D:D:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,762 ✭✭✭WizZard


    Most I know who subscibed couldn't get through cos TM crashed, and the codes were for a short time window anyway.

    I didn't get any this morning either


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,135 ✭✭✭flanzer


    The window was til yesterday, I managed to get 4 for Friday night on Wednesday afternoon


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,928 ✭✭✭✭rainbow kirby


    I really wanted to go... The first night of U2 is my 21st!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,424 ✭✭✭joejoem


    flanzer wrote:
    For the supposed "Die Hard" fans out there, if you'd subscribed to the U2.com website, you'd of got them. I've no sympathies for you, everyone I know who subscribed, got tickets including myself! :D:D:D


    I put quite a bit of thought into joining the U2 website, i decided not to since I was an original member of the U2 fan club from around 1989 when you had to post away for it and you would get propeganda magazine. I have spend alot of money over the years, on records, tapes, cd's, singles, posters, merchandise, books and magazines. I found it insulting to be asked for a further €40 for a membership I thought I already had. I have allways been one to stick up for U2 in any conversation or argument or when someone calls Bono a "stupid gob****e" for the work he does, but I am dissapointed with the promotion and orginisation of this tour, from the website fan fee to the U2 Ipod to the lax laws on touting and the fact that ticketmasters online and phone system were so badly run.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,984 ✭✭✭✭Lump


    skywalker wrote:
    thats a really helpful post there lump. how does it make a difference how early you get up when the tickets go on sale online at 8am?

    i spent an hour online and got as far as the !st actual booking page, no further. bah


    Yea it was, although maybe you should have listened to the people that posted over the last couple of days. I remember reading at least 3 posts where people said they had seen people queuing from 6 o clock in the evening.

    John


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,707 ✭✭✭skywalker


    Lump wrote:
    Yea it was, although maybe you should have listened to the people that posted over the last couple of days. I remember reading at least 3 posts where people said they had seen people queuing from 6 o clock in the evening.

    John

    thats pretty irrelevant if your booking online no? they only went on sale at 8am, and for once ticketmaster seemed to stick to the correct time. I dont know how to say that any simpler.

    personally im a little pissed but its not the end of the world or anything. but people who are genuinely pissed off about it arent going to thank you for sitting there telling them its their own fault and taking joy from poking at people. Have you ever heard the phrase if you've nothing nice to say, dont say anything at all?


  • Registered Users Posts: 453 ✭✭dead air


    Qued up last night outside the UCD student centre and got my tickets this morning luckily enough. I understand there was a lot of people who came later in the morning that didn't get much joy though. There were many dissapointed faces around the forum this morning when 8am came and the guy in charge had to tell the people that only seating tix where left for the second date.

    I really think that they should delay the internet and phone lines for a couple of hours, or at least allocate a number of tickets for each outlet because a lot of people were left dissapointed and its really not fair. When you think about it like this.. imagine, for example, 500 hundred people outside ten different outlets around the country, that's 5000 people total and the average person buys three or four tickets, that's 15000 or 20000 tickets out of an estimated 240,000 available for three shows. That's a drop in the ocean. Surely they can hold this relatively small amount for a couple of hours, its not like the concerts aren't going to sell out anyway.

    Okay, not the most accurate of figures but you get my point I hope.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,594 ✭✭✭forbairt


    hmm... I'm curious .. did anyone actually manage to buy a ticket online on ticketmaster ... ??

    I'm gonna make a guess and say no ?? considering it was pretty much dead every time I tried it from 8 on ... hmm... kept hanging ... all the time ...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,193 ✭✭✭[Jackass]


    Blisterman wrote:

    FFS!!! That guy bought 6 tickets, and within hours of getting them, was selling all 6 of them in pairs of 2 on ebay!! you have no fu*king idea how mad that makes me!!!

    It should be the law, regardless of concert or demand, only 2 tickets per transaction...if you want more, you have to que up again.

    *Sigh*


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,469 ✭✭✭Pythia


    I rang up Ticketmaster UK and got through after a few rings. Was in a queue for about 10 minutes but had no problem getting my tickets.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 133 ✭✭Jimmy_Jazz


    You got tickets for the Croke Park gig from Ticketmaster UK?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,456 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    I wish i thought of that. i went on the ticketmaster.co.uk site right afterwards & saw them for sale there. Well maybe next time.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,424 ✭✭✭joejoem


    Blisterman wrote:
    Well maybe next time.

    I doubt there will be a next time, maybe a reunion tour


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