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Old 12-08-2004, 03:16 PM   #1
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Please say it aint so...

Check out this info tidbit about the tour. I don't know if it's true, but if it is, well it is quite disturbing to me.

http://www.u2.com/bbs/showflat.php?C...0&page=1#15746
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Old 12-08-2004, 03:27 PM   #2
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If it's true, I'm not that surprised. The tickets from the last tour were two expensive by half; the membership fees for U2.com are a money-grab; and the online ticket sales from the last tour were poorly handled. I'm for sure going to wait for the dust to settle before I try to get any kind of tickets at all. But then I don't care that much where I sit. As long as I'm there, I'm happy.
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This may be wishful thinking, but I think that the info's questionable. Most of us are expecting GA for the next tour, so this Premium BS won't be happening with GA. The lady also seemed to be speaking on experience with other shows, instead of directly about U2.

So there's still plenty of hope. =)
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God, if that's true, then i'm not going to be happy. At all.
That's appalling. If U2 allow that much to be charged, then they should be ashamed of themselves.

How much were the best Elevation tickets?
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I posted this in the tour rumors section (as everything at this point is a rumor) but check out signatures network's website
http://www.signaturesnetwork.com/frame.php
under the ticketing section.
The information there makes it sound like the tickets are sold through the online store and they can vary the packages to suit the bands needs and wants.
I checked out an Incubus fansite where they were talking about tickets (they also use fanfire) and it seems they actually DID sell their tickets on ticketmaster. They had a code to enter during a presale where they could buy GA tickets. I don't think those tickets were marked up too much.
I seriously doubt U2 will be charging us $700 for tickets. If there are pricey tickets available, maybe they will include some sort of backstage meet-and-greet or entrance into soundcheck (and a personal foot massage from the band member of your choice ). Anyway, I would save freaking out until there's a good reason to freak out.
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How much were the best Elevation tickets?
The most expensive were $130. For me, those were the best because I'm too short and too busy for GA.
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There has been a "significant markup" on every tour its just the extent of it that I am waiting for.

I expect the best tickets on this tour will be about 175-200 considering the last tour was 125.
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If U2 wants to beat the scalpers maybe they should charge a flat $300 a ticket...
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If U2 wants to beat the scalpers maybe they should charge a flat $300 a ticket...
see, now this is an appropriate reason to freak out...
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Well the ladies that I talked to also confirmed the different level packages although no one specified the price or markup of these tickets. I am expecting to pay $300.00 for tickets in a good seat. Madonna charged that for lower level tickets last time around. Ticket prices are set by the band and the management. I am hoping the U2 and PM use some common sense for us poor folks. $700.00 is crazy.
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well , i guess it will be just one concert this time



















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$300 is pretty darn nuts as well, imo.
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how can it be $50 for GA last tour and a lot more this tour. I understand the idea of inflation, but, really, do U2 really think their fans can pay these prices??
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Yes... b/c fans are gullible and loyal...
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I will NOT go if tickets cost this much, I'm definitely not that gullible. I'm loyal, but not a moron
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If things are really so bad, how come Bruce Springsteen (who draws as much as U2 will) charges $75 for every seat in the house?

Let's not all freak... I'll believe the ticket prices when I see them for myself. I just hope I won't die from shock when I do.
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Come on people. U2 are not going to charge $700 for a ticket unless that involves, y'know, a backstage pass and making out with a certain hot lead singer

I'd expect the same as before, all prices raised $20 AT MOST... prolly not that much though. Oi... I'm so anxious for the tour to start...and nervous...I HAVE to get tickets, man. I need to get GA tix this time and get there early enough to get up front, and get "in the heart" or whatever they have this time...must...meet...Bono...
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I will NOT go if tickets cost this much, I'm definitely not that gullible. I'm loyal, but not a moron
I bet someone will then comment with the tired old quote of....

"Too bad... that just means more tickets for me."
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Gad! I freak out at $40 for a concert ticket. Christ I'm old.
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I agree on the not freaking out part... I am already stressed out enough and all this speculation is just making me even more

I wish they would hurry up with all official announcements concerning dates, prices and pre-sale info



Boy am i delusional....
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