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Old 04-23-2002, 09:23 PM   #61
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Wow moonie, it's a shame U2 fans or anybody would act like that.
Maybe she's related to the 2 very tall men who tried to take my rose away in Anaheim.
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Old 04-23-2002, 09:47 PM   #62
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Wow moonie, it's a shame U2 fans or anybody would act like that.
Maybe she's related to the 2 very tall men who tried to take my rose away in Anaheim.
EGADS, some people are just mean. And what's worse, that girl who tried to push me down, guess where she was standing the entire time of the concert? On the freakin' rail, a little bit to the left of Adam towards the middle. She and her curly-haired-with-sparkles-in-it friend enjoyed the entire concert on the rail. I wasn't bitter about the two of them being on the rail... hey, they got there first. What pissed me off was the inconsiderate behavior of that chick after the concert was over. She was on the rail... what more did she want? I would have liked to have had a drumstick from Larry, but you didn't see me lunging through the crowd to try and grab it from the lucky girl who did... which by the way, I've heard has happened and Larry was very adamant about who got the drumstick. Good for him. He *HANDED* them to the right people. Larry should have bopped the moron who was trying to grab for the drumstick over the head with it... teach the eejit a lesson. heh.

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At least us Brits are well behaved! Don't see any threads moaning about the Earls Court gigs! and from experience didn't have anything to complain about too! Unless those who did go to the London gigs have a story to tell?
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I never cut but I kind of know someone who did. I had met this lady in a GA line before, so when she saw me she came up and sat with me, even though she was #312 and I was #73. She was nice and I felt sorry for her. She had meant to be there much earlier but her babysitter didn't show up. (I know, tough shit) Lots of people hung around with better-numbered friends but most left.

Whenever the line moved up, so did she. I was stuck. I didn't want to rat her out, but I was afraid I would be put to the end of the line with her if she got caught. I just didn't do anything and no one said anything. As it worked out, the couple in front of me had taken a number for a friend who had worked all day (some say that is not cool either) but she arrived crying (she had not been there at all during the day) and whined that her ticket source had fallen through and she wouldn't be able to go to the concert after all. So, the couple gave their friend's #71 to the lady who sat with me, everyone went inside happy and there was no trouble. She didn't beat me out of a spot because she was an Edge girl and I'm a Bono girl and we went in front of our respective guys Even though it might sound like she 'cut' it was really no worse than if that girl who had not been there all damn day had gotten the free number. The lady who got it was on the hot sidewalk for 7 hours, that's more than the other girl would have put in.

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Hey munkyman, I was in the Hamilton lineup too.. got there about 4 or 4:30 am, to be 70th (iirc) in line... I'm guilty for one person budding, that was my brother.. he had to write an exam that morning, and there were 6 of us holding a spot for one person so i didn't think that was too bad. there's always a lot of line hopping though, just goes to show nice people don't get ahead.
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hey Skeek, I think you were right in front of us. I was there with my wife and two buddies. I think your crew had just come straight from the montreal gig the night before. They were showing pictures. On your website, you have a picture of the line up and I'm in the front of the picture with my buddy. I'm the one in the brown cap!! I'm talking more so about the people who waited till the last minute to jump the line or people who were mad that they were at the back so they decided to jump up front. When the line split, I remember looking over at the people thinking " hmmm, I saw that person way back there, and that one too, and same with that guy." It was pretty bad and with the lack of sleep, REALLY got to me!! Plus, the guy who handed out the little numbered peices of paper, which was a HUGE scam to begin with, showed up in the late morning, was in front of me.

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I guess this doesn't pertain to cutters, but the only problem I had with GA happened when some jackass in Calgary who was too drunk and stoned to stand in one spot kept swaying heavily into me about every 10 seconds. I normally met him with a firm shoulder pushing back against him, but this was too subtle and I was getting really pissed off since Bad had just started (it was my first U2 concert, and that was the song that I REALLY wanted to hear). So the next time he launched into me, I gave him a firm elbow in return. Of course, this was just totally out of line and he and his buddy had to get up in my face like I'd just done some huge wrong, and after lots of pointless talk (try talking sense to a drunk and stoned guy), I got back to enjoying the rest of Bad, which was half over by now - GRRRRrrrrr!!!!!!

Of course, about a minute after we'd settled our little dispute, high-as-a-kite over here has to tap me on the shoulder and say "Hey man, everything's cool man, everything's cool...let's just forget about it." Um, yeah. I'd forgotten about it the first time. Leave me alone now, pal. So we shake hands, get back to our business. A minute later - "Hey man, it's cool, it's cool..." Now, I'm not a violent guy by any means whatsoever - but at this point, socking this guy in the face sounded like a really good idea that was getting better by the second. Thankfully though, my friend who I was with saw what was going on and took me by the waist and moved me over to her left side, putting herself between us.

Was a good thing too - I'd hate to remember my first U2 concert with me getting thrown out for fighting.

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It could well have been the 4th night, we were quite near the front of the queue (I think i was about #70) or something and it was a group of about 5 or 6 youngish lads.

I think it was a day where the sun actually really shone so they moved us out into it as early as poss for maximum sunburn potential lol so def either 3rd or 4th night

That was the 4th night. My friend and I (we're both Canadian) were numbers 64 and 65 or something, and we sat next to a British pair and a Scottish guy (Andy). Sounds like we were quite close to you in the line.
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WOW!!! I'm glad to know all these problems were not exclusive to those in Hamilton!! Hey Naya, You're bang on. GA is very bittersweet. On a positive note, I'm glad people are sticking up for themsevles as opposed to just being walked over!!

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I can vouch for it Hamilton was awful and security treated us horribly. Also I know for a fact that someone on this thread snuck into the heart, they were on the cellphone with me as they were doing it, and it wasn't dimon. MSG 10/27 was an awful GA line as well..and NJ 10/28... is widely known as the worst


Sorry had to edit it said it was dimon...it WAS NOT DIAMOND

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Arun, I met you in line. You and your friends were cool. And you *can* play the guitar! That was fucking awesome.

But yeah, it was my first GA experience and certainly not a great one, the line itself, and then the mess that occurred when they let people get in. Sigh...

But still, managed to get second row, front and center as I was supposed to (well we really should have had FIRST row), since anitram, and her friends and I got there Friday night....

I also remember seeing Naya there.

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MSG 10/27 was an awful GA line as well..and NJ 10/28... is widely known as the worst
Yes you're right. There were fistfights on 10/27.
On 10/28 security was totally inept and as someone else said they seemed to open as many doors as possible and let people in who had just arrived. I got there at 9am and although i was #150 or so i did not get in the heart. i did however manage to get a good spot at the tip of the heart but because of all the pushing/shoving etc i ended up fainting and missing the end of the show. Bastard security people.
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Columbus' line had a bunch of people calling out cutters/ditchers. I got to the venue a little after 5pm and would've made it into the heart still had my friend and I only walked up to the people gathered on the outside brim. Instead we dilly-dallied and ended up seeing some folks that were earlier much further back in the line, now in front. They asked us why we weren't wearing the new wristbands. We told them we got held back. Damn food, and dillying. Seriously though, we show up way late in the day past 5pm and still could've made it in the heart? Sheesh, that's Columbus' fanbase for ya! No offense Me3 or Casino.
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And Sicy I am glad a certain interfencer rang your hotel rm. w/a wake up call,dragging you outta bed, interrupting your beauty sleep, enabling you to make it to the line early enough- to recieve a # in the 300s thereby including you in the Heart.
The point being - as nice as it was that she got the wake up call - at least Sicy got up and went to wait in line all day.

If cowboy hat girl had tickets and a guarentee into the heart, then she needn't have gotten in line anywhere. She should have used her influence to get inside at the door.



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That was the 4th night. My friend and I (we're both Canadian) were numbers 64 and 65 or something, and we sat next to a British pair and a Scottish guy (Andy). Sounds like we were quite close to you in the line.
I was at all the shows on my own but got chatting to a few ppl (as you do when penned in for several hours with them ). I think that day I was with a group of brits (3 or 4) all with very ridiculous but comfy looking inflatable chairs. I don't think we were too far apart tho




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Yes you're right. There were fistfights on 10/27.
On 10/28 security was totally inept and as someone else said they seemed to open as many doors as possible and let people in who had just arrived. I got there at 9am and although i was #150 or so i did not get in the heart. i did however manage to get a good spot at the tip of the heart but because of all the pushing/shoving etc i ended up fainting and missing the end of the show. Bastard security people.
Hey Fritzy, haven't seen you in chat for ages, hope you are well (this is tanya btw)

I think of all the shows I went to, that was the worst by far.

I had a couple of total morons behind me who kept trying to push past me all through the show, and I couldn't hear the band at all because of all the screaming & wailing.

Luckily the Providence shows went perfectly (well for me they did) so I didn't have NJ as my last memory of Elevation


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Old 04-24-2002, 01:56 PM   #76
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This entire thread makes me appreciate Chicago -- and love United Center line security -- about 100 times more than before.
Ditto. I saw 2 Chicago shows, and everything seemed to be handled fairly well. There were some line cutters, but they were usually discovered and booed out of the line. It was pretty great when people started yelling for the cutters to take "the walk of shame" to the end of the line.

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Is that the same girl that wore the tan cowboy hat and had a sign that said "BONO PLEASE DANCE WITH ME AND MY MUM" or whatever, in Chicago leg 1, 4th night I think?
I remember that sign! I don't remember what the girl looked like, though- I just recall seeing her put on tons of makeup while we were waiting around in the heart.


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Well, my experiences have mainly been positive.

Except for the London shows where people thought it was perfectly ok to get a number at midnight and then go to their hotels and sleep and come back around noon. I even got told in my face by some who thought they had done their share of waiting in line at other concerts so they deserved to have a low number and sleep in hotels. I was too tired at that moment to even argue and it was all a mess anyway.

The best lines were definatly Copenhagen and Stockholm. Even if a couple tried to cut the line only ten minutes before we were let in in Stockholm we and the local security effectivly got them shamed out and moved back.

We are used to the GA system though since that's what we have had here as long as I can remember. People know how it works and it's no stress to line up too early. In Copenhagen for example, to the second show on a saturday, it was still only me and two friends in line at 8am. ( it was the hottest two days in history or something though and no shade at the line so no wonder people didn't want to spend it on concrete)
People know it's first come first serve and oblige(word?) to that rule without questioning.

I also know a few people who always got into the heart without ever waiting in line, mainly by using old wristbands that they saved from other shows they've been too. All I can say is that I don't have much left for those people.
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Yes you're right. There were fistfights on 10/27.
On 10/28 security was totally inept and as someone else said they seemed to open as many doors as possible and let people in who had just arrived. I got there at 9am and although i was #150 or so i did not get in the heart. i did however manage to get a good spot at the tip of the heart but because of all the pushing/shoving etc i ended up fainting and missing the end of the show. Bastard security people.

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I had a kind of bad experience. I was #234 in line, and the word was going down that since there were so many VIP's that there would only be between 200-250 allowed into the heart so I knew I was already on the bubble. Well come time to go in, all of a sudden these six young kids, four girls and two guys, appear from nowhere about six people ahead of me. I went up to them and asked where their numbers were. One girl said someone told them 'you didn't need numbers, if you're here you're here!' Well I didn't believe it and I was pissed. I was determined they wouldn't get ahead of me. I started moving ahead of them, and looking for either a security guy or the fans who kept the numbers to tell.

Well, this girl saw me and was already mad at the 'sneaky six' and assumed I was with them! She pushed me and screamed 'you make me sick! I'm going to security right now!' Well I tried to tell her that I was on her side and I was mad too, but she kept screaming over me, "I don't wanna hear a word you got to say bitch!" I was upset and yelling back, but she ran up to security. When the guy came, I showed him my number and told him I had been there all day and that the 'sneaky six' had cut. The 'sneaky six' were gone, they had fled. They probably cut in somewhere else, farther up. I made it into the heart after all.

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