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Old 10-04-2001, 11:47 PM   #1
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U2 is a bargain. We went to buy tickets to Andrea Boccelli, and they are $500!!! And they are sold out! Arrowhead Pond floor and the first rows off of it, $500! Also went to buy tickets to Russell Watson, and his are $200 and $125. Granted they have to pay orchestra's also. But considering U2 is such a high demand show, they could probably do that too, make the floor even $200 each, and they don't, God Bless them.
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U2 is a bargain. We went to buy tickets to Andrea Boccelli, and they are $500!!! And they are sold out! Arrowhead Pond floor and the first rows off of it, $500! Also went to buy tickets to Russell Watson, and his are $200 and $125. Granted they have to pay orchestra's also. But considering U2 is such a high demand show, they could probably do that too, make the floor even $200 each, and they don't, God Bless them.
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i paid 260 for two U2 nosebleeds...

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i paid 260 for two U2 nosebleeds...

Were those GC. If not, you got ripped off.
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This is proof positive that big business can charge anything and you'll be happy.

Wait until the next tour. $230 seats I bet are in our future. Will that be a bargain too?

"God bless them" for being the biggest band in the world, playing in the smallest venues in the world, and having the most erratic price structures. We don't know how lucky we are.

Wake up everyone. U2 is a brilliant band, but their business practices just suck now.

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This is proof positive that big business can charge anything and you'll be happy.

Wait until the next tour. $230 seats I bet are in our future. Will that be a bargain too?

"God bless them" for being the biggest band in the world, playing in the smallest venues in the world, and having the most erratic price structures. We don't know how lucky we are.

Wake up everyone. U2 is a brilliant band, but their business practices just suck now.

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If they started charging $230 a ticket, all that would happen is they'd be raking in the profits instead of the ticket brokers and scalpers.
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If they started charging $230 a ticket, all that would happen is they'd be raking in the profits instead of the ticket brokers and scalpers.
Who the hell buys from ticket brokers? Perhaps I'm too principled, but I'd never give them a cent of my money. May they all rot in hell.

And U2 is wealthy enough. How many millions more do they need? And it is not like this tour--or from what it sounds like, subsequent tours--have/will have the high, upfront expenses like PopMart or Zoo TV.

But even $230 won't be enough to deter the brokers. Look at Madonna's tour as a prime example. They need to be rendered illegal, and it needs to happen now.

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This is proof positive that big business can charge anything and you'll be happy.

Wait until the next tour. $230 seats I bet are in our future. Will that be a bargain too?

"God bless them" for being the biggest band in the world, playing in the smallest venues in the world, and having the most erratic price structures. We don't know how lucky we are.

Wake up everyone. U2 is a brilliant band, but their business practices just suck now.

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Were those GC. If not, you got ripped off.
Nope, they were section 304, aka nosebleed. I know I got ripped off, but I was desperate, we tried for hours the day of the sale to get ANYTHING. No luck. So again, I turned to online ticket brokers using Ebay to raise their profit.
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I do remember thinking the ticket prices were too high, last time around, until I looked around, and saw what was being charged for some of the crap act tours of the summer, and most sporting events. U2 is a bluelight special, if you will!...

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