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Old 06-08-2017, 01:47 PM   #241
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Yeah, I was in the back upper deck. That seemed pretty packed to me. I was a little confused by which sections in the side upper deck were blocked out - I assume the corners had obstructed view reasons?
They blocked out the top half of the upper decks on each side, from what i could tell on what was available on TM, for ticket demand reasons. And probably some far corners for view reasons.
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Only about 400 scattered upper deck seats open for Tampa, plus about 650 of the 1200 obstructed view seats that were opened up on Monday.
So my gut says Tampa is a sellout or 99% there by show day.
The Tampa turnout won't be embarrassing at all, but it won't be 100% sold out.

I thought from the beginning that a complete sellout for Tampa, Houston, Pittsburgh and Louisville would never happen. That appears to be holding up.

I wouldn't be surprised if none of the newly listed shows (in the US) don't sell out 100% either.

Especially St Louis and Kansas City -- I went to see a 360 show in St Louis and that didn't even sell out (I read it was around 3000 short) and that was in the baseball stadium!
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I went to see a 360 show in St Louis and that didn't even sell out (I read it was around 3000 short) and that was in the baseball stadium!


That was with all four corners of the stadium open though. Not sure whether the stadium there playing on this tour is bigger or smaller though
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The Tampa turnout won't be embarrassing at all, but it won't be 100% sold out.

I thought from the beginning that a complete sellout for Tampa, Houston, Pittsburgh and Louisville would never happen. That appears to be holding up.

I wouldn't be surprised if none of the newly listed shows (in the US) don't sell out 100% either.

Especially St Louis and Kansas City -- I went to see a 360 show in St Louis and that didn't even sell out (I read it was around 3000 short) and that was in the baseball stadium!
My guess is they may pull those "obstructed view" tickets for Tampa at the end, and call it a sellout. We'll see.
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Nope, I'm not the tech/tweet queen you are Donald.
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:44 PM   #246
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I read this morning that the upper tiers were covered in tarp and people reassigned to sit in the lower level.

They'd better save that tarp for the St Louis and Kansas City shows.

Perhaps some of the others too.
The entire upper Tier?
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Yeah it will be interesting. St. Louis is sandwiched in between Kansas City and Indy, but they both have their own shows, so they won't be pulling from either of those metro areas. Probably will get people from Chicago area and even Memphis though. Such an odd decision to play all three of those cities.
U2 have not played Kansas City or Indianapolis for 16 years now. Back in 2001 they got attendance of 13,456 for Kansas and 15,088 for Indy. But 16 years is a long time and U2 did do a stadium show in Indy on the Joshua Tree Tour that had nearly 40,000 people as well as a Stadium show on ZOO TV in Kansas that had 37,000 in attendance. Perhaps that see it has another Norman or Nashville from 360 in the making, although those places had not been played by U2 since the early 1980s so its not the same parallel.
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Old 06-08-2017, 05:08 PM   #248
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The Tampa turnout won't be embarrassing at all, but it won't be 100% sold out.

I thought from the beginning that a complete sellout for Tampa, Houston, Pittsburgh and Louisville would never happen. That appears to be holding up.

I wouldn't be surprised if none of the newly listed shows (in the US) don't sell out 100% either.

Especially St Louis and Kansas City -- I went to see a 360 show in St Louis and that didn't even sell out (I read it was around 3000 short) and that was in the baseball stadium!
St. Louis was the weakest seller or slowest seller on the Vertigo Tour back in 2005. It was the only show that did not achieve an initial sellout on the day tickets went on sale. They sold everything in front and on the sides of the stage, but sales stopped cold when it came to the rear stage area. Those were eventually sold though by the time of the show. Still, I was surprised when it the city was able to snag a 360 show for 2011 leg.
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So is there anything worthy of being mentioned about the fact that 4 of the 7 new US shows are in stadiums with roofs? (Detroit, Indy, Minny, StL)
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Here's a pretty good video of the crowd. That's honestly about what I figured it would look like. Not too hateful, not so empty that it was a distraction. Had the upper levels been around $35 during the initial burst of sales, it probably would've sold out.

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Here's a pretty good video of the crowd. That's honestly about what I figured it would look like. Not too hateful, not so empty that it was a distraction. Had the upper levels been around $35 during the initial burst of sales, it probably would've sold out.

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Here's a pretty good video of the crowd. That's honestly about what I figured it would look like. Not too hateful, not so empty that it was a distraction. Had the upper levels been around $35 during the initial burst of sales, it probably would've sold out.

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The entire upper Tier?
Here's the quote:

"It'll go down as one of the lower-selling shows of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, but the Pittsburgh audience on Wednesday night was treated to what sounded like another terrific show. "

The original article mentioned the tarps, but apparently modified the "news" and withdrew mention of the tarps and the sections.

<shrug>

Still a decent crowd from the looks of it. Could have been worse.
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With that crowd they still could've filled the PPG Paint Arena twice in Pittsburgh, so that's still better than most bands would do.
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Looks a good crowd to me and there loving it
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