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Old 01-14-2006, 04:09 PM   #1
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Hawaii, April 8th - Aloha Stadium! - Part V

Originally posted by Miroslava

Beautiful Day
Most U2 fans find what they're looking for: tickets to the band's April concert
By Diana Leone
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IF YOU ARE READING this now and haven't bought tickets for U2's April 8 Aloha Stadium show, they're probably all gone.

Though several hundred $95 tickets remained when the stadium box office closed at 5 p.m. yesterday, sales via Ticketmaster phone lines and the Internet continue after hours, said Aloha Stadium spokesman Patrick Leonard.

Leonard didn't know yesterday if a second show on April 9 will be added. Show presenters did ask whether the stadium is available that day, he said, and it is. But no contract has been signed or announcement made by presenters The Next Adventure, RZO Productions, Live Nation and Shep Gordon, Leonard said.

The "cheap" seats (15,000 at $49.50 to stand on the field) and the pricey seats ($165) were gone within 20 minutes of sales opening at 9 a.m. yesterday, with about 150 people in line at Aloha Stadium.

Because of sales by Internet, phone and at other locations, some people who camped out at the stadium since 1 a.m. Saturday didn't get the tickets they wanted.

Maleko, a STAR 101.9 disc jockey who goes by one name, said he was shocked that he couldn't get $49.50 field tickets -- despite being in line all night. "You figured they'd have reserved something for the people at the stadium," he said, but he wasn't too bummed about upgrading to a $95 seat.

David Lucus of Salt Lake and Alvin Okubo of Mililani started their box-office camp-out at 4 p.m. Friday. The "die-hard U2 fans," got the seats they wanted for themselves and a group of friends with whom they work as volunteers for the Salvation Army.

Rema Wong, 35, said seeing U2 live was on her "life to-do list," but she thought she'd have to fly to the mainland to accomplish it. "I didn't think I'd get to see them here," said the Pauoa Valley resident.

The whole camping-in-line at the box office isn't what it used to be even a few years ago when the Rolling Stones or Michael Jackson appeared at Aloha Stadium, said usher captain Siaki Mane.

Michael Jackson took four hours to sell out two Aloha Stadium shows on his 1997 "History" tour, Leonard said. Those concerts were set up to seat 35,000.

By contrast, the U2 show puts 15,000 people standing on the field and 20,000 into stadium seats.

"I'm excited. I thought I'd never see them," said Lara Gerber, 44, who called herself a fan "from the beginning."

Gerber said she got the general admission ticket to stand, "so I can get right up to the stage." Her sister Kim Kalani and brother-in-law Ralph Palmiera, both 48, elected to pay $95 for seats.

The trio agreed that waiting in line since about midnight was not a hardship, since they played cards and even slept, then had a hot breakfast from the stadium concession stand.

"It was mellow," said Kalani. "There were a lot of people our age."

http://starbulletin.com/2006/01/15/news/story07.html


Other news articles
http://starbulletin.com/2006/01/10/...es/story02.html
http://www.u2.com/news/index.php?mode=full&news_id=1866
http://forum.interference.com/t151332.html
http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/ar.../br/br07p.html



Random information

» What is the time difference in Hawaii? Here you go: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ If you ask this question on the thread, be aware that you will be receiving this

» The band will be flying to Honolulu from Australia, and the concert here will also feature opening band Rocko & the Devils. Our guess is that Rocko is none other than Rocko Reedy and the devils comprise other crew members...

» 15,000 GA tickets, 20,000 seats.

» The stadium will be in the baseball configuration, with the stage in the center-field area, facing south.





List of those Interferencers confirmed as going:


AdamsWildHoney
AgentMissa - GA 4/8
Allidreamsoutloud - GA 4/8
Alreadygone - GA 4/8
bfloxng - GA 4/8
Bonoisagod - GA 4/8
Bort269 - GA 4/8
bump101 - GA 4/8
Carek1230 - GA 4/8
CarmelU2fan - GA 4/8
Catlady - GA 4/8
Cleazer - Undecided, but has GA and seats
Dalfan
editorinchief - GA 4/8
Eep - GA 4/8
Faithingrace - GA 4/8
Gorman
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hwnstyle - GA 4/8
I Move in Mysterious Ways
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Kariann
KellyAhern - GA 4/8
Lila64 & Maddy - GA 4/8
Miroslava - GA 4/8
MTEdge - GA 4/8
Mrpoptop - GA 4/8
Nicodemus49 - 4/8 Seats, DD Row 21, Orange
Nightsong - GA 4/8
Nurse Chrissi - GA 4/8
Pop Artist - 4/8 Seat. Sec K, Row 11, Orange
Poppedtart - GA 4/8
R8drgurl - GA 4/8
Ramblin Rose - GA 4/8
Ruffian - GA 4/8
Shaynar - GA 4/8
skjuls - GA 4/8
Storiesforboys - GA 4/8
Super Fan - GA 4/8
theedge111 - GA 4/8
tkutish - GA 4/8
Trevster2k - GA 4/8
Tryan101 (and clan!) - GA 4/8
U2forlife - GA 4/8
U2girl1978 - GA 4/8
u2girlcj - Undecided, but has GA and seats, Section B
U2girldebbie - GA 4/8
U2zootvfan - GA 4/8
Weinerdog - GA 4/8
Zargo - Section KK, Row 9
Zooperson - GA 4/8


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For additional information
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Interferenceinhawaii

This is the place for INTERFERENCERS going to HAWAII.

Joining this group?, please provide your interference name in the comments box during the sign up process.

This site is for organizing tickets, finding out who is going, and staying where and discussing partying in Honolulu.

Let's help each other out, since many of us want to attend this last show of the Vertigo tour.



Also, Miroslava has requested that Jason Momoa be on hand to Lei the ladies at the airport as they deplane



Prior threads here:

http://forum.interference.com/t152077.html
http://forum.interference.com/t151954.html
http://forum.interference.com/t151858.html
http://forum.interference.com/t151708.html
http://forum.interference.com/t151372.html
http://forum.interference.com/t149714.html
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Hawaii ticket update, as of 2:07pm California time:

GA Field - sold out

Levels 1-4 - scattered singles only

Level 5 - lots of tickets still available

Tickets have only been on sale for just over 3 hours.

They have maybe 2000-3000 left to sell, out of the original 35,000.

It will sell out.

2nd show? We'll see...
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Okay, just checked ticketmaster, and a set of 4 gave me section DD. What order is ticketmaster selling in? Are they going from A to K, or is it K to A? It looks like they're starting from the K sections and working their way inwards to the A sections.

Am I off base on this one or is anybody else noticing the same thing?
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Okay, just checked ticketmaster, and a set of 4 gave me section DD. What order is ticketmaster selling in? Are they going from A to K, or is it K to A? It looks like they're starting from the K sections and working their way inwards to the A sections.

Am I off base on this one or is anybody else noticing the same thing?
I'm seeing the same thing. Someone on U2.com posted that there are 17 rows in the yellows, and it seems as though all that is really left is the top half of the yellows.....
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Nice job on starting the new thread, u2forlife.
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I'm seeing the same thing. Someone on U2.com posted that there are 17 rows in the yellows, and it seems as though all that is really left is the top half of the yellows.....
damn it, they really need to make those top yellow seats only $49.50 and then it'll sell out faster!
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Nice job on starting the new thread, u2forlife.
Thanks Was wondering if I should since Miro is busy

She will update when she has a chance.
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I think we can relax again for awhile, what colour were the tickets cleazer, I have only seen pairs of yellows now. Singles don't matter, cause they are hard to sell anyway.
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GA 4/8

just cashed in all my ff miles for 2 first class tickets!!!!
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Yeah, thanks U2forlife, you rock.
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Welcome to the trip editorinchief, just click on the second link below to add any pertinent info if you wish.
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so are they 100% adding a second show?
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so are they 100% adding a second show?

50-50

Only a couple of thousand tickets are left for the Saturday show, it might depend on how fast they sell.

Even then, they might have already decided to just do one concert, we don't know, yet.

Cross fingers...
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so are they 100% adding a second show?
I wouldn't say 100%, no.


But since the first show probably will sell out later today, I think they will. They obviously want to. They've announced as much. The plans for the second show have been made very public.

The only thing stopping them is that the first show hasn't sold out yet. I'd say odds right now are at 95%. Pretty darn good.
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2 stadium shows is tough in a small city.
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Cleazer, I like your optimism, maybe I should try it sometime!
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2 stadium shows is tough in a small city.
yeah, i think they will have to advertise it as "the last U2 show of the tour" if they want to sell those yellow seats at the very back for $95 for the 2nd show
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yeah, i think they will have to advertise it as "the last U2 show of the tour" if they want to sell those yellow seats at the very back for $95 for the 2nd show

Yeah, then not announce New Orleans until April 10th.
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Funny thing is if they announced a second show almost everyone going to the first would turn around and come back for the second show. We're crazy like that.
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yeah, i think they will have to advertise it as "the last U2 show of the tour" if they want to sell those yellow seats at the very back for $95 for the 2nd show
that's what has me wondering about this first show. For anyone who isn't hardcore, you'd be looking at $225 pair for some seats that are pretty high up. And there is a finite number of people who are able to travel for this show, and obviously only so many people that live there. I think it's all about ego(meant in a non-offensive way). They could do a second show and easily sell 95%+ of the tickets again, but if the first doesn't sell out really fast.....
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