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Old 11-15-2017, 01:25 PM   #1
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It's Almost Like They Do Not Want You To Buy A Razor...

2017:

In January paid $40 for ANNUAL U2.com membership for JT tix.

Through tremendous pain got JT tix.

In October (10 months later) got a note that I would have to pay another $40 for another ANNUAL U2.com membership as I used a code for JT tickets.

Head scratch, don't they know what ANNUAL means?

Paid the $40 because I can afford to be stupid.

Just went online with my fresh pre-sale code hoping for an MSG GA, but wait, NO FUCKING GA'S RELEASED. I was, however offered one $331 lower level ticket.

Is it me, or are U2 and LiveNation starting to look like FUCKING SCALPERS themselves?

This whole thing is ridiculous and yes, after going to every tour since '85 I should know better, but every time it still stings. I guess that is the true definition of addiction, or is it insanity?

Well, guess I will have to just go to the scalpers like the band didn't want me to and spend LESS on a ticket than buying straight from them.

This whole thing is so stupid.
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:51 PM   #2
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yes and they (U2, Live Nation) are getting away with it because rabid fans who make poor economic choices.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:33 PM   #3
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Was just looking at tickets, $331 for upper bowl seating is insane. I'll only go if I can get GA.
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I don't get the razor reference in the title.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:16 PM   #5
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@ouizy I know you've been around long enough to remember when we got the flyers and had to fill in our order for tickets on paper and then send a certified check to pay for them. Then you would send all that overnight back to the ticket company. And guess what? I got GAs every time with that. Met my husband in GA at an MSG show using that ticket method.

We'll be celebrating our wedding anniversary at MSG next year...in nose bleed seats. This has become so ridiculous. I thought U2 cared about their fans, but GA tickets -- and really any tickets -- were impossible to get at MSG this time around.
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Yeah, just couldn’t pull the trigger on a $300 ticket (for worse seats than last tour) on a show promoting an album I don’t even know if I’ll like. I think the not thing that will make me regret it is if they play Acrobat.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:13 PM   #7
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I don't get the razor reference in the title.


Dollar shave club ads, where at a retail store you have to jump through hoops just to buy an overpriced razor
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:36 PM   #8
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Ah.
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The title fits.
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@ouizy I know you've been around long enough to remember when we got the flyers and had to fill in our order for tickets on paper and then send a certified check to pay for them. Then you would send all that overnight back to the ticket company. And guess what? I got GAs every time with that. Met my husband in GA at an MSG show using that ticket method.

We'll be celebrating our wedding anniversary at MSG next year...in nose bleed seats. This has become so ridiculous. I thought U2 cared about their fans, but GA tickets -- and really any tickets -- were impossible to get at MSG this time around.
Yup - it used to be easier (and possible) to actually get the premium tickets die hard fans are looking for, particularly when we are paying a premium to be able to do so.

Building scarcity through a targeted and repeated email campaign to have U2.com members pay fees over and over again and then not supply the member with the only thing they want is ludicrous and insulting.

I actually hated the first leg of this I+E tour so maybe I just shut up and do not go to this second leg. Let my fantastic experience at the JT shows be the final chapter of my life with this band after 30+ years.

Sounds tempting.
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Ah.
Their latest is ad really is a bit a of genius.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:52 PM   #13
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Yeah I'm pretty much done at this point.

I'm not active on this board, but I've been a fan most my life and I even play regularly in a U2 Tribute. At this point I think I'll just enjoy performing myself instead of sitting in a $400 garbage seat while over-privileged douche bags stand in GA without truly appreciating where they are.

Fuck U2.com.
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Actually, they do want you to buy a razor, one of my FB friends got her Tuesday presale tix in the mail today (already!) and with it was an offer for Harry's Razors.
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:11 AM   #15
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... AND NOW WHAT THE FUCK IS A TICKETMASTER VERIFIED FAN CODE?????????

I just tried to go on the MSG 'General Public Onsale' to find out that the general public cannot actually buys tickets for this show without registering prior (registration is now closed, thank you very much) for some verified fan bullshit.

So now I cannot use my fucked U2. com code, I do not have a Ticketmaster code, and now cannot buys a fucking ticket?????

I am really done jumping through these hoops.

This bullshit has become just too complicated.

Good luck to you guys - this is just stupid.
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