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Offline Saint1322

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #285 on: August 03, 2017, 01:45:35 PM »
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I believe the question was why did I line up for 8 hours with red zone tickets? The answer... because even the red zone had list makers and by the time I arrived around noon I was #14! At noon!

I remwmber the good ol days over 30 years ago when I paid $12.50 for a ticket and didn't have to deal with this nonsense



I'm sorry ... Is there really that much of a difference between arriving for RZ at noon and arriving at 5 pm that it justifies roasting in the sun all afternoon? Honest question.

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #286 on: August 03, 2017, 01:47:56 PM »
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I am seriously thinking about red zone next tour. What are the chances they will play Manchester arena next year rather than just the o2? Won't be joining any list. I will get there when I feel like it  and if there are 100 people physically there in front so be it.

If they use the same setup for the next tour as they did for I+E, RZ would be a huge waste of money. If it is a different setup or a stadium (it won't be) tour, then I say go for it. But do NOT waste your money on RZ for a I+E setup. I got to a show at 5:30 p.m. with GA and was four deep on Edge's side, so close that Bono's water landed on me.

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #287 on: August 03, 2017, 11:55:06 PM »
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I am seriously thinking about red zone next tour. What are the chances they will play Manchester arena next year rather than just the o2? Won't be joining any list. I will get there when I feel like it  and if there are 100 people physically there in front so be it.

If they use the same setup for the next tour as they did for I+E, RZ would be a huge waste of money. If it is a different setup or a stadium (it won't be) tour, then I say go for it. But do NOT waste your money on RZ for a I+E setup. I got to a show at 5:30 p.m. with GA and was four deep on Edge's side, so close that Bono's water landed on me.

I had my back to the RZ rail on the I&E tour, but don't remember in the layout if there was an area that went against the main (not catwalk) stage. I am guessing by your reply there was not! Did they show the RZ set up to the stage on the I&E tour before the tickets went on sale? I don't remember.

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #288 on: August 04, 2017, 05:57:46 AM »

There was a line for red zone in Brussels as well. Some lady, who calls herself "the biggest U2 fan", started a list at 6 in the morning. When we arrived in the afternoon there was an argument about that list. A guy who was waiting since 8 wasn't on the list because that woman went into town for hours. That guy told us that the first 20 names on the list were friends of the lady who started the list and weren't actually there to put their names on the list. I think it's a shame that people do that. She was verbally very strong and everyone followed her instructions. She said "if you don't cooperate you will be last in line". For red zone it was no need to use a list. Every one who showed up before Noel's act, had a good place.

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« Reply #289 on: August 04, 2017, 11:30:39 AM »
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There was a line for red zone in Brussels as well. Some lady, who calls herself "the biggest U2 fan", started a list at 6 in the morning. When we arrived in the afternoon there was an argument about that list. A guy who was waiting since 8 wasn't on the list because that woman went into town for hours. That guy told us that the first 20 names on the list were friends of the lady who started the list and weren't actually there to put their names on the list. I think it's a shame that people do that. She was verbally very strong and everyone followed her instructions. She said "if you don't cooperate you will be last in line". For red zone it was no need to use a list. Every one who showed up before Noel's act, had a good place.

I agree there doesn't need to be a list for RZ really, especially from people who think they are u2's biggest fan. I would ony follow official rules, not someone who has put themselves in charge.

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #290 on: August 16, 2017, 02:17:20 PM »
The unofficial line is already being discussed for Indy and someone has already designated themselves line leader...an admin on the Indy concert FB page.  Sounds like it might start Friday morning Sept 8th...show is on Sept 10th.   ::)

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #291 on: August 17, 2017, 09:32:45 PM »
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The unofficial line is already being discussed for Indy and someone has already designated themselves line leader...an admin on the Indy concert FB page.  Sounds like it might start Friday morning Sept 8th...show is on Sept 10th.   ::)

Ridiculous

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #292 on: August 22, 2017, 10:46:46 PM »
The San Diego show I bought tickets for is a Friday show. People are already discussing starting a list at least on the Tuesday before, if not before then. And the guy posting about Tuesday says he needs help getting access to a resort to go golfing.
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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #293 on: August 23, 2017, 06:39:01 AM »
The line leader for Indy has already contacted the venue and the venue will recognize the unofficial list.

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #294 on: August 23, 2017, 07:48:57 PM »
I have GA for St. Louis. I'm flying in from NY in Friday night after work....don't even know how to find out who the line list holder is, where they will be or how any of that works. Not to mention a female in an unfamiliar city (downtown, and oh btw there is a travel advisory in St. Louis too ...) ...

GA should not be a stressful experience.

Ughhhhhh anyone selling a redzone ticket for St. Louis?

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #295 on: August 23, 2017, 08:02:34 PM »
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I have GA for St. Louis. I'm flying in from NY in Friday night after work....don't even know how to find out who the line list holder is, where they will be or how any of that works. Not to mention a female in an unfamiliar city (downtown, and oh btw there is a travel advisory in St. Louis too ...) ...

GA should not be a stressful experience.

Ughhhhhh anyone selling a redzone ticket for St. Louis?

It really doesn't have to be stressful. That's the biggest gripe I have with the list, it stresses people out unnecessarily. Unless you absolutely MUST have rail, or just really want to do the list, it's not necessary. You can get a great spot lining up mid-afternoon! PLEASE don't stress! Enjoy!

As far as how do people find out about the list, mostly social media, like there is a Facebook group for the st Louis show and one for U2 GA information, so if you're on Facebook, join them. Also follow U2 groups (like @atU2) on twitter if you're on there. Otherwise, the line/list is usually somewhere near the venue, and if you don't go till morning of the show, at the venue.

Don't stress! :) ( Which is like my husband telling me don't worry, that always makes me so mad, but really...don't stress.)

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #296 on: August 23, 2017, 09:30:21 PM »
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I have GA for St. Louis. I'm flying in from NY in Friday night after work....don't even know how to find out who the line list holder is, where they will be or how any of that works. Not to mention a female in an unfamiliar city (downtown, and oh btw there is a travel advisory in St. Louis too ...) ...

GA should not be a stressful experience.

Ughhhhhh anyone selling a redzone ticket for St. Louis?

You have to find it using the search on Facebook. Then they make you request to join since they want it to be private. There was some drama a month ago because they were denying people from joining.

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #297 on: August 23, 2017, 10:02:36 PM »
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I have GA for St. Louis. I'm flying in from NY in Friday night after work....don't even know how to find out who the line list holder is, where they will be or how any of that works. Not to mention a female in an unfamiliar city (downtown, and oh btw there is a travel advisory in St. Louis too ...) ...

GA should not be a stressful experience.

Ughhhhhh anyone selling a redzone ticket for St. Louis?

You have to find it using the search on Facebook. Then they make you request to join since they want it to be private. There was some drama a month ago because they were denying people from joining.

I've never had any trouble joining any U2 Facebook group, usually the admin has added me within minutes of my request. Other people's mileage, of course, may vary. The only time I've ever seen people "kicked out" of a group is for being abusive toward members or trying to sell tickets for more than face.

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #298 on: August 23, 2017, 10:05:48 PM »
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I have GA for St. Louis. I'm flying in from NY in Friday night after work....don't even know how to find out who the line list holder is, where they will be or how any of that works. Not to mention a female in an unfamiliar city (downtown, and oh btw there is a travel advisory in St. Louis too ...) ...

GA should not be a stressful experience.

Ughhhhhh anyone selling a redzone ticket for St. Louis?

You have to find it using the search on Facebook. Then they make you request to join since they want it to be private. There was some drama a month ago because they were denying people from joining.

I've never had any trouble joining any U2 Facebook group, usually the admin has added me within minutes of my request. Other people's mileage, of course, may vary. The only time I've ever seen people "kicked out" of a group is for being abusive toward members or trying to sell tickets for more than face.

Same here. That said, there is drama occasionally. I did notice in the Detroit group that there's a bit of drama between two members--one who has been criticized on other forums for his line running ways (let's call him person B) and another who is running the queue for Detroit (person A). Person B threw shade at person A's line running ability, person A basically called out person B and described him as dishonest, a snake etc. etc.

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #299 on: August 23, 2017, 10:09:08 PM »
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I have GA for St. Louis. I'm flying in from NY in Friday night after work....don't even know how to find out who the line list holder is, where they will be or how any of that works. Not to mention a female in an unfamiliar city (downtown, and oh btw there is a travel advisory in St. Louis too ...) ...

GA should not be a stressful experience.

Ughhhhhh anyone selling a redzone ticket for St. Louis?

You have to find it using the search on Facebook. Then they make you request to join since they want it to be private. There was some drama a month ago because they were denying people from joining.

I've never had any trouble joining any U2 Facebook group, usually the admin has added me within minutes of my request. Other people's mileage, of course, may vary. The only time I've ever seen people "kicked out" of a group is for being abusive toward members or trying to sell tickets for more than face.

Same here. That said, there is drama occasionally. I did notice in the Detroit group that there's a bit of drama between two members--one who has been criticized on other forums for his line running ways (let's call him person B) and another who is running the queue for Detroit (person A). Person B threw shade at person A's line running ability, person A basically called out person B and described him as dishonest, a snake etc. etc.

No them, only us. :) Gotta love the drama llamas!