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Old 09-25-2009, 02:36 AM   #1
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August 20 and 21, 2010 - Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland

Is it too early to start this thread, I don' think so seem as the pre-sale is due to start next Tuesday, which unfortunately I'm unable to take part in! Also I've been waiting many a year to start this thread and can hardly believe it's finally happening!!

And remember if you don't have a valid pre-sale code, or even if you do, then sign up with lippu.fi

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Any one else going to Helsinki?
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:39 AM   #2
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I might, haven't quite made up my mind yet because of scheduling reasons beyond my control. I really would like to see them again though.
And in Finland too, it's quite handy to get there from Stockholm, right? '

What is Lippu.fi exactly and how would I get pre-sale codes from there?
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Nevermind about Lippu.fi, I found out. And I must've understood it wrong about getting presale codes then . Anyway for those of you that don't know, Lippu.fi will be handling the ticket sales over the internet for concert-goers abroad as well as from Finland, I suppose.
Here's something to give everyone a general idea of the pricing, taken from Live Nation Finland:
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Nevermind about Lippu.fi, I found out. And I must've understood it wrong about getting presale codes then . Anyway for those of you that don't know, Lippu.fi will be handling the ticket sales over the internet for concert-goers abroad as well as from Finland, I suppose.
Here's something to give everyone a general idea of the pricing, taken from Live Nation Finland:
Oh thanks for the seating plan! I have an old one from 1997, the last time I was at the Olympic stadium!! Last time I was in 26 D right on the left hand side of U2s Popmart stage as seen here....



My view of the rest of the stadium....





And the only way you can get a pre-sale codes is by renewing your membership right now with u2.com, which I think is a bit cheeky on their part coz in my opinion they could have easily have waited until the majority of us are due to renew at the beginning of next year, before putting these tickets on sale!

Here's a couple of pics of the Olympic stadium from the outside....



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Old 09-28-2009, 01:09 PM   #5
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So the pre-sales for Helsinki start tomorrow and my long time U2 buddy, Hanna who is in the Horizon group, will be buyiing us tickets! Wishing her the best of luck!!

She has a much better chance of getting tickets than me, even though I have now renewed my u2.com membership. Saturday I received an e-mail from u2.com saying, that if I renew right now, not only will I get a new pre-sale code but also that my membership will be extended from the time I was due to renew, so I won't lose anything over renewing now, also I only had to pay $40 instead of $50 and I also received a 25 % discount coupon that I can use to purhace merchandize from the u2.com shop!

I have now have a new pre-sale code, and I'm in the Breathe group and my membership continues until February 2011! I'm hoping Hanna gets the tickets we want coz I want to save my code for either a second Helsinki show, or for the Moscow show.

So good luck to everyone, hope you get what you're looking for!
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Got my tickets today

sorry for all emotes, but if I only could post a video of me jumping around my house.

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Yeah, I got mine too!

And with the tickets coming from Germany i.e. through eventim.de they should take only a couple weeks to arrive. Last time when I bought tickets to U2s Berlin show they only took a couple of weeks and they came by DHL.
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I'm so happy for you guys!
Thanks for sharing the excellent pictures of the Olympic Stadium, too!
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Yay I now have tickets to my first ever U2 show!

I'm turning 18 this fall so my dad and uncle bought me a Red Zone ticket as an early present. My mom and dad, who are also fans, have 90€ seats.

I'm so excited, I've never seen U2 live before! Does anyone know how good "the view" is from the red zone? I'd like to see the guys up close
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Yay I now have tickets to my first ever U2 show!

I'm turning 18 this fall so my dad and uncle bought me a Red Zone ticket as an early present. My mom and dad, who are also fans, have 90€ seats.

I'm so excited, I've never seen U2 live before! Does anyone know how good "the view" is from the red zone? I'd like to see the guys up close
I had regular GA tickets for Gothenburg and I positioned myself along the outer rail on Edge's side, just a little bit further down from us was the (RED) Zone. Sometimes one of the bridges blocked our view, but we could see the screen pretty well and once the bridges moved away, we could see the band pretty clearly. Once they start the I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (Redanka Kick The Darkness Vocal Mix), you should have a good sight of the band members as they tend to walk around the outer rail pretty much during the whole song. Sadly, if we had been closer (or inside) the (RED) Zone we would have had a splendid concert experience as it was a frequently visited by Edge and Adam, sometimes Bono and I suppose the screen would be pretty visible from there as well! There should be various videoclips/pictures online filmed from the (RED) Zone so I suggest you search for them on YouTube and maybe you'll find pictures in the 360 Tour Gallery here on the Interference message board.

In any event, it is my opinion that whether you have seats or GA you'll have a wonderful experience and I'm pretty jealous as this tour will be an excellent choice to see the band for the first time! The band really knew what they meant when they stated that there are no bad seats this tour, you'll most likely be able to see them from every seat in the house!
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I had regular GA tickets for Gothenburg and I positioned myself along the outer rail on Edge's side, just a little bit further down from us was the (RED) Zone. Sometimes one of the bridges blocked our view, but we could see the screen pretty well and once the bridges moved away, we could see the band pretty clearly. Once they start the I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (Redanka Kick The Darkness Vocal Mix), you should have a good sight of the band members as they tend to walk around the outer rail pretty much during the whole song. Sadly, if we had been closer (or inside) the (RED) Zone we would have had a splendid concert experience as it was a frequently visited by Edge and Adam, sometimes Bono and I suppose the screen would be pretty visible from there as well!
In Berlin I positioned myself on the rail behind the red zone on Edges side and like you said, the bridges blocked my view sometimes, and also one really tall bloke stood right infront of me for most of the show!

So this time I intend to get either into the inner circle, or infront on the railing of the outer circle! Which means getting to the stadium REALLY early.

By the way, here's an updated version of the seating/GA plan of the stadium....

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Vi som vill ha U2-tema på färjan till Helsingfors-konserten | Facebook

I'm not on Facebook myself, but some of our message board members encourage the concert goers that will come from Stockholm to Helsinki by boat, to join this group in order to hopefully organize some kind of U2-related event while on-board.
If you are planning on going by boat to Helsinki, and want to mingle with other U2 fans along the way, please consider joining.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:27 AM   #14
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Vi som vill ha U2-tema på färjan till Helsingfors-konserten | Facebook

I'm not on Facebook myself, but some of our message board members encourage the concert goers that will come from Stockholm to Helsinki by boat, to join this group in order to hopefully organize some kind of U2-related event while on-board.
If you are planning on going by boat to Helsinki, and want to mingle with other U2 fans along the way, please consider joining.
I'll be sure to pass the word on about this! I remember my first ever U2 concert in 1993 at Stockholm stadium when I traveled with my friend on the night ferry from Turku to Stockholm, along with several hundred other Finnish U2 fans, and had an absolute blast especially the mid-night disco were every other song was a U2 song!!

Away it looks like some people are taking advantage of u2.com's pre-sale and already selling their tickets online here in Finland, on a site similar to eBay called Huuto.net, even before they go on public sale....

U2:n konserttilippuja jo myynnissä nettihuutokaupassa | Viihde | YLE Uutiset | yle.fi

....I just don't understand how these people can sell tickets that they haven't even actually received yet! Has this been happening anywhere else?
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^Yes, tickets start to pop up from scalpers via Blocket.se which is some sort of 2nd hand advertising marketplace online.
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