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Old 11-21-2005, 08:48 PM   #1
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U2 Aust tickets - just had a brainwave...

OK - it is slightly risky (well not really) but since Melbourne tickets are being sold through Ticketmaster - and Sydney will be through Ticketek - if you have friends and family in Melbourne - get them to get your Sydney tickets for you at the Ticketek outlets down here.

There will be minimal queueing as there will be no local tickets available... thus you could pretty much guarantee you'd get GA or good seats because while queues at outlets in NSW will be around the block, in VIC they will be non-existant...

Thats a hot tip from your friendly Ticketek staff!

By the way - who is loving the $59 D reserve price bracket!!

Mods - feel free to chuck this in one of the other threads - I just wasnt sure where to start it...
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Good thoguhts puppy!

Quick question... are there any phone numbers for Ticketek sales that aren't widely published that would be less congested?
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Hmm, normally I'd recommend you go via VISA preferred hotline - but the website and the phone lines are going to be chaotic either way - i'll ask around - possibly there is a local number... nothing i can think of from the top of my head...

Honestly, the best bet is a ticketek outlet somewhere out of the way - or one that is in a shopping centre - so at least when the shops open it comes down to a foot race for first in line!! We are hiring temps by the truck load ofr Dec 5-9. Also at the outlets, if the first sells out, a second show (probably March 30 - I havent heard of April 01 being reserved...) will be released pretty much straight away... I havent heard of any other dates being reserved - just two nights and a load in/out.
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Most Myer stores used to have a Ticketek outlet, I don't know how many do now. Some newsagents do as well, which most people wouldn't have noticed. Those are your best bet. For Ticketmaster, they use record stores a bit as well.
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I suppose those of us here in Queensland are stuffed though, with stores not opening until 10am NSW/VIC time.

Maybe I'll make a trip down to Tweed Heads.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:25 PM   #7
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Maybe try to book through www.visaentertainment.com.au - nothing up yet, but they will offer tickets - and will have secured (as always) a large wad of tickets for all shows... Also if your work or union has a social club...
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Does Ticketek do group bookings for events such as these?
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More likely we will have a ticket purchase limit.
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No - group bookings tend to be for social clubs, tour companies and corporate partners. Public group bookings are allowed for musicals and stuff - haven't seen any available for a concert - oh except Hilary Duff (school groups - shudder).

I've heard ticket limit will be 6 per customer - with 4 GAs - but that is far from confirmed at this point. more news will be available next Monday... I'll try to get it to you before then, though.

Basically, from a Ticketek employee to you - my best recommendation is in person as the phone lines and internet will be hopelessly slow - also a whole ton of people will get on the website at 8:52 as they have 10 minutes - thus anyone trying closer to 9 will be locked out...

Find a quiet agency, or an inhouse one in a shopping centre and try your luck. Also for Melbourne - it may be worth heading to Geelong!!
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$59???

Have I missed something Puppy?

I thought it was $99 for GA then between $99 and $200 for reserved?

Also, do you know if there is a ticket limit? I have a billion friends I have to get tix for!!
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just buy them over the net..u still get to pick ur seats. and u can be there on time.
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Sydney has GA for $99 - and seats at $199, $130, $99 and $59. $59 seats I expect are higher up and far from the stage... see -
http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows...b-b4f17d5e6ad8

Seating chart will be up on Monday.

As for buying online - you can try - but have fun getting on - that is if we dont crash. Limit of patrons at any one time is about 1250.
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1250.

I knew that it was insufficient but that is much lower than what I suspected.

Thanks for all the great work and answering my inane questions puppy.
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Not a problem! It's fun breaking my confidentiality agreement!!!
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so am i right in saying that the brisbane show is going through ticketmaster? sorry, im a little on the slow side today!
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so am i right in saying that the brisbane show is going through ticketmaster? sorry, im a little on the slow side today!
Seems as though that Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne are via ticketmaster

And Tickettek are taking Sydney.
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Ah hell, I just realised that on Monday, I can't travel in the mornings.

I'm stuck with the Internet no matter what.
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Taxi?
To Tweed Heads or Southport or wherever?

I'd rather spend the taxi fare on how much extra I'll have to pay for tickets off e-Bay!
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