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Old 06-24-2005, 06:39 AM   #1
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Crap seats at Twickenham

I hadn't seen U2 live since Zoo TV 11 years ago and was really excited to have lower tier tickets to see the guys at Twickenham last weekend, and having paid £85 per ticket and the seating chart showed the seats were in a really good position, I'd been looking forward to it all year.

I was totally bummed out to find that from my seat I couldn't even see any of the screen at the back of the stage,


A letter has gone off to Ticketmaster.co.uk and the promoters but who knows if I'll get any joy.

I hope the rest of you guys who went got better seats than I did!!!!
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Sorry to hear about that buddy. I was a bit annoyed at first too, I paid £85 each from TM for my Cardiff seats. I look at the seating plan now, and it's not RIGHT at the back, but it's on the way....I thought cos I also got them on pre-order ahead of the general public, i'd at least get ones closer to the stage than that. But it was obviously picked at random or something.
Anyway - i'll still try and have a good time, as i'm sure u did too - tho if I couldnt even see the big screen, that WOULD piss me off, so I can understand your frustrations.

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Old 06-24-2005, 06:52 AM   #3
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get there early and sell them to a tout like they r really good or something and then buy a GA or another seat.
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get there early and sell them to a tout like they r really good or something and then buy a GA or another seat.
hmmm.....I dunno, they're not THAT bad really. I dont want G.A's anyway, and as long as I can see the big screen (which it looks like I will) I dont really mind!
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Old 06-24-2005, 07:17 AM   #5
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Wish I had sold mine to a tout but this was the seating map that ticketmaster provided me with;



Just wished I'd bought the standing tickets now, at least they sounded good
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hey filmfreak.....from the U2 setup map provided by Ticketbastard..... I know what you mean.... your seat is in block 37 which is not in line with the stage...!

Hope you find some joy......

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Re: Crap seats at Twickenham

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I hadn't seen U2 live since Zoo TV 11 years ago and was really excited to have lower tier tickets to see the guys at Twickenham last weekend, and having paid £85 per ticket and the seating chart showed the seats were in a really good position, I'd been looking forward to it all year.

I was totally bummed out to find that from my seat I couldn't even see any of the screen at the back of the stage,


A letter has gone off to Ticketmaster.co.uk and the promoters but who knows if I'll get any joy.

I hope the rest of you guys who went got better seats than I did!!!!
Man those are really bad seats. hope you can arange something with ticketmaster!!! good luck!
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Old 06-24-2005, 07:40 AM   #8
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I've already spoken to Trading Standard and they have told me I have a really strong case, it just depends on how stubborn Ticketma$ter and the promoter want to be.

Forgot to mention, got a cracking good deal on parking, as I arrived at 6.30pm (my wife wasn't interested in the support acts ) but there was an industrial estate right opposite gate L, and I managed to park in there for free!!! Apparently that had been some guy hanging around earlier on, collection £20 per car, who left 10 minutes before I go there. The only problem was they closed the road outside the venue until 11.30pm so I didn't exactly get away early! Then got stuck on road works on the North Circular then finally made it back to Milton Keynes at 1.30am only to get stuck in the last of the traffic leaving the Green Day gig at the Bowl!!!!!!

BTW Thanks for the welcome guys!
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Old 06-24-2005, 07:55 AM   #9
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That view really sucks. They really shouldn't have sold those tickets at all as I suspect you couldn't see the band when they were on the main stage....
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Shitty deal.
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Old 06-24-2005, 08:03 AM   #11
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Sodding ticketmaster. My mate spent more on me for tickets for Twickenham 2 and had similar seats to you - closer to the band but cut out 90% of the screen. I was further back at Twickenham 1 but got to see the screen. The ticketmaster AND Twickenham seat layouts were misleading and incorrect.
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Old 06-24-2005, 08:03 AM   #12
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I suspect you couldn't see the band when they were on the main stage....
I could but only just, whenever Edge went off to play a keyboard part I couldn't see him and when the screen came on I could only see 6 pixels of it!
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Yeah I thought they weren't even selling the seats with those views.
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i would have been pisssssed
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You can't see anything from those seats

Sorry that happened, good luck with ticketmaster
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