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Old 01-25-2005, 05:11 PM   #41
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www.pooinabox.com

has nothing to do with it, but as I somehow got redirected to that site the other day, i thought i'd share it with you. So you can all be as traumatised as I am...
yeah, I thought that would shut you all up for a little while
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:15 PM   #42
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There is no great 'U2 backlash' afoot, only the din of several thousand TEMPORARILY pissed-off people venting all at once.

Some folks are better able to take minor disappointments and inconveniences in stride than others. If you're one of them, well, goody goody for you. It doesn't mean you possess superior moral clarity or intellectual judgment.

Remember all the impassioned treatises on justice, honesty and integrity that sprang up around here in the first flush of post-fake-Edge wrath? What became of all these prospective revolutionaries--did they desert us en masse for U2.com? No, they're still here, and back to discussing their fave ringtones as usual. Ho hum.

This, too, shall pass. And in the meantime, when indulging the temptation to sneer and spit at your allegedly less mature and tolerant fellow fans, you're only demonstrating that you share all their weaknesses in spades.

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MBH... you had interesting points but ALL CAPS really suck.
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:18 PM   #44
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I don't think an incident like this should just be ignored or allowed to pass by without a peep otherwise it'll just keep coming back to bite people in the ass, with that said.... "rethinking one's love for U2" is hilarious.
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:58 PM   #45
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You know I guess the Internet is a great place (or not) to vent. Myself, whenever something doesn't go my way, I don't blame everyone and anyone around me. Some things are meant to be, some things you can control and others are so far out of your control that there is nothing you can do. I just wish some "fans" could see it that way.
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Jerry! , Jerry! , Jerry!
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Old 01-25-2005, 07:21 PM   #47
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This is too u2's fault we have made them MILLIONAIRES. A HUNDRED TIMES OVER . PLUIS SOME THERE IS NO REASON WHY ALL THE FLOOR SEATS SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PUT UP, IF UR A CASUAL U2 FAN U DONT CARE WHERE U SIT. WE DOO!!!!!!!!!!! SO DEAL WITH THAT YOU &%$#
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Old 01-25-2005, 07:50 PM   #48
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give them a chance to fix the problem , don't they a least deserve that much, what you never fucked up before, didn't you want a second chance? then why not let them try and fix what happened as it seems they are already trying to do and they even apologized lready so they know they fucked up, nothing bugs me more then a bunch of bandwagon jumpers who start bitching the second something doesn't work out perfect for them, I trust U2 will fix this problem as they have always worked hard to win over their fans. Also this shit about the band not caring for their fans well from someone who Bono stopped his car and waved ME over to meet HIM I got to disagree.
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Old 01-25-2005, 08:05 PM   #49
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i do think a lot of u2 fans whine too much.

they are not the majority of the fan base but only the loudest.
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I love the "rethinking the love" line too.

And, hell, I'll admit it, I love the bitch and moan threads, too. I have certainly had an entertaining evening reading through them.
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You know I guess the Internet is a great place (or not) to vent. Myself, whenever something doesn't go my way, I don't blame everyone and anyone around me. Some things are meant to be, some things you can control and others are so far out of your control that there is nothing you can do. I just wish some "fans" could see it that way.
my thoughts exactly.
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I've "rethought" something. I think $165 to crack my head against the rafters is too much.

And while I do think that U2 does bear some responsibility for their site, my blinders about the band have been off for a while. If your expectations are low, disappointment is harder to find.
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anyone else had any luck yet?

finally, half an hour ago:
NORTH STAND LOWER
ROW

SECTION 22, ROW 29, SEATS 62 TO 63

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
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Old 01-26-2005, 04:20 AM   #54
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anyone else had any luck yet?

finally, half an hour ago:
NORTH STAND LOWER
ROW

SECTION 22, ROW 29, SEATS 62 TO 63

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
I'm really pleased you were able to get your tix Sally!
Which show is it you're gonna be at again?
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Who the f wants to sit at a U" show/
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Who the f wants to sit at a U" show/

i'm sure there are plenty of people here whole be happy to take stage in their places
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It's a concert. They're tickets for a concert. It's not like you're buying your rights to be able to have children someday. Regardless of what you think of the prices, this is the prices everyone approved within their organization. The reason they are so high is so they can keep the demand at bay. You think yesterday was bad? What if the tickets cost 25-30 bucks? Tickets would've been harder to get. Every one of us knew the prices before you set out to buy the tickets. I wanted to spend 49.50, but instead paid 96.50. I'm fine with this, I think U2 are worth it, but there is absolutely no way I'd pay 165 for tickets. I have my limits. We all do.

Even before this presale, I knew something would go wrong. I have never had any reason to trust ticketmaster or U2.com. Interference as a fan site could've handled the presales better than they did. So when this presale began, I was pretty much set on getting fucked, and that's what happened. But at least I got tickets, albeit bad ones. U2 are huge. Remember stories of fans in the 80s waiting in the lines for an entire day, just to be turned away cause the shows sold out? This is the equivilent to that.
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Old 01-26-2005, 05:24 AM   #58
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You know TM got hammered today, HAMMERED. I know this for a fact. There were people there who were working as hard as they could to fix problems and make it right. However being from the IT World I know that sometimes demand overtakes supply, whether it's tickets or connections to a bank of servers. There were tens of thousands if not more of us hitting TM at the same time. I'm not going to justify their service charges and all that, but I guarantee you that TM isn't sitting around hoping things will work or not doing anything to fix it. Face it computers are no better than an a rude, careless customer service rep at times.

I don't disagree with your reply, but as a ticketing provider, this is not an unusual occurance. Not every show they sell will cause them to be hit like this, but it will happen. And is not to be unexpected even from a non IT perspective. Any rational person will presume the traffic to hit upon the servers will be mammoth for certain headline acts. As a provider for tickets, they need to be equipped to deal with massive hits in a very short amount of time. This could have happened, and probably has already, with absolutely anyone. No one should imply the staff weren't trying to deal with it. I'd hate to have been one of them and it's not their staff's collective faults. But as an organisation, TM have shown a great inability to cope with the level of service which they are capable of, and of which should be expected.
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Old 01-26-2005, 05:42 AM   #59
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Yes, but you totally blew your "well-thought, coherent post" when you decided to type in all caps and make yourself look like as ass.
Who cares how I post, the point was made. Unfortunately, it appears that you missed it......


Regardless, I should've realized not to post an aversive and objective opinion about U2 on this site. Such posts generally produce backlash, insults and, ultimately, more & more pro-U2 sentiment.

This is the very reason why I refrained from posting for a long, long time. Guess I'll revert back to my old ways and not post anymore....

If any of you are fortunate enough.......I'll see ya at the show!!!!
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i do think a lot of u2 fans whine too much.

they are not the majority of the fan base but only the loudest.
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Yeah I reckon U2 fans are too harsh on the band and the ticket problems, I mean they are quite reasonably priced. Right I'm just off to buy my £150 ticket hehehe.
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