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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2011, 10:16:34 AM »
these concerts will be epic  8)

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #61 on: January 23, 2011, 01:11:22 PM »
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these concerts will be epic  8)

without a doubt in my mind!

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #62 on: January 27, 2011, 02:34:54 PM »
how long to build the stage?? I mean... when can we expect the crew to arrive at the stadium ( if the concert is on a Fricay)

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #63 on: January 31, 2011, 12:38:34 AM »
It's only 13 days till the show in Johannesburg - something should be happening now...

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #64 on: January 31, 2011, 02:05:54 PM »
60 Trucks of U2 stage have arrived in Johannesburg....

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #65 on: February 04, 2011, 08:22:25 PM »
I just found this associated press story picked up by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Sounds like they're expecting more people to show up for the concert than for the World Cup final. As much as I love the band, I'm glad I'm not going to be in the back of that crowd!

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #66 on: February 04, 2011, 10:50:22 PM »
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I just found this associated press story picked up by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Sounds like they're expecting more people to show up for the concert than for the World Cup final. As much as I love the band, I'm glad I'm not going to be in the back of that crowd!

How does this sound!

5,900 STAFF FOR U2'S TWO CONCERTS IN SA

Times Live, February 04, 2011
By: Andile Ndlovu

 

It may seem ridiculous for a four-man rock band to need 5, 900 staff for a two-date tour, but rock royalty U2's juggernaut is not a usual series of concerts.

On February 13, at the FNB stadium, in Soweto, Bono and his band will play in front of "probably their biggest crowd they've played to" -- 110,000 people.

Concert promoter Penny Stein said that only 2,000 tickets were still available for the Johannesburg concert, which forms part of the Irish band's 360-degree World Tour.

The 70,000 tickets for the February 18 concert at Cape Town stadium were sold out within a week in October.


THe FNB stadium seats  ( I think 97 000 ), without GA tickets!.. THis one is gona be HUGE!!

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #67 on: February 05, 2011, 02:23:09 PM »
110 000 people - more that what the World Cup Final could attract - this is gonna be epic for sure!

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I just found this associated press story picked up by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Sounds like they're expecting more people to show up for the concert than for the World Cup final. As much as I love the band, I'm glad I'm not going to be in the back of that crowd!

How does this sound!

5,900 STAFF FOR U2'S TWO CONCERTS IN SA

Times Live, February 04, 2011
By: Andile Ndlovu

 

It may seem ridiculous for a four-man rock band to need 5, 900 staff for a two-date tour, but rock royalty U2's juggernaut is not a usual series of concerts.

On February 13, at the FNB stadium, in Soweto, Bono and his band will play in front of "probably their biggest crowd they've played to" -- 110,000 people.

Concert promoter Penny Stein said that only 2,000 tickets were still available for the Johannesburg concert, which forms part of the Irish band's 360-degree World Tour.

The 70,000 tickets for the February 18 concert at Cape Town stadium were sold out within a week in October.


THe FNB stadium seats  ( I think 97 000 ), without GA tickets!.. THis one is gona be HUGE!!

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #68 on: February 06, 2011, 12:13:26 AM »
Seeing that it takes 4-5 days to builld the stage, will there be 2 arriving in South AFrica?
( Sunday 13th in JHB and Friday 18th in Cape Town)

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #69 on: February 06, 2011, 08:29:07 AM »
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Seeing that it takes 4-5 days to builld the stage, will there be 2 arriving in South AFrica?
( Sunday 13th in JHB and Friday 18th in Cape Town)

Probably! Its starting up again!!!!!!!!

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #70 on: February 09, 2011, 01:50:49 PM »
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Seeing that it takes 4-5 days to builld the stage, will there be 2 arriving in South AFrica?
( Sunday 13th in JHB and Friday 18th in Cape Town)

Probably! Its starting up again!!!!!!!!

The Claw is on its feet in Johannesburg FNB Stadium...

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Re: U2 to play South Africa in 2011?
« Reply #71 on: February 09, 2011, 10:46:49 PM »
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Seeing that it takes 4-5 days to builld the stage, will there be 2 arriving in South AFrica?
( Sunday 13th in JHB and Friday 18th in Cape Town)

Probably! Its starting up again!!!!!!!!

The Claw is on its feet in Johannesburg FNB Stadium...

I've started a new thread in TOURS - check it out. (with pics)