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Offline wuddog

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Ticket questions...should be easy for experienced folks
« on: January 19, 2017, 04:58:45 AM »
Just bought a U2 subscription because I got shut out of the first Chicago show.
1. Other than VIP packages , am I relegated to ticket purchases on day 2 of the presale?
2. Are RZ tickets solely considered VIP?
3. How much are face value RZ tickets?
4. I see GA tickets with seat and row numbers.  Are there seats and row numbers?
5. What are the chances of a day two presale purchase of RZ or GA in Chicago?



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Re: Ticket questions...should be easy for experienced folks
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 05:06:29 AM »
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Just bought a U2 subscription because I got shut out of the first Chicago show.
1. Other than VIP packages , am I relegated to ticket purchases on day 2 of the presale?
2. Are RZ tickets solely considered VIP?
3. How much are face value RZ tickets?
4. I see GA tickets with seat and row numbers.  Are there seats and row numbers?
5. What are the chances of a day two presale purchase of RZ or GA in Chicago?

I can answer a couple of these for you...
Yes, if you are a new U2.com member, you are in the "second" presale in the "Wires" group. Only long time subscribers get the Redhill presale outside of VIP stuff.

The GA "row" and "seat" numbers are purely for Ticketmaster and venue tracking. The GA is GA. If it says "GA Level 1" or "GA Level 8", for example, it's all the same.

I don't know the prices or rules on the RZ as I've never attempted due to cost. The chances of a RZ or GA on day 2 all depends on how ticketmaster has allotted the tickets for the presale. Everything varies by group, promoter, venue, etc. 

edit: The RZ tickets for Chicago are VIP and they are $346 each (not including fees and taxes).
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Re: Ticket questions...should be easy for experienced folks
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2017, 07:46:23 AM »
Gracias :)

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Re: Ticket questions...should be easy for experienced folks
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 08:45:30 AM »
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Gracias :)


And last week, Wires members were apparently able to buy VIP stuff during Red Hill, and that evidently included Red Zone (BOO GUYS!) even though it was not announced, so if that's what you want, I'd try it.

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Re: Ticket questions...should be easy for experienced folks
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2017, 11:44:49 AM »
The RZ is a bit too steep for me. Looks like they're $350 per.  For the 360 tour I was able to get them for $125 per which is really about my limit.
Managed to get 2 GA tix and am resigned to getting in line wicked early.

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Re: Ticket questions...should be easy for experienced folks
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2017, 02:29:31 PM »
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4. I see GA tickets with seat and row numbers.  Are there seats and row numbers?

There are no seats on the floor.  You stand all night.

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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2017, 02:50:51 PM »
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4. I see GA tickets with seat and row numbers.  Are there seats and row numbers?
There are no seats on the floor.  You stand all night.

Which you also do even if you have seating tickets. :)

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Re: Ticket questions...should be easy for experienced folks
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2017, 10:41:38 PM »
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2. Are RZ tickets solely considered VIP?
3. How much are face value RZ tickets?

All VIP Red Zone tickets are $350. There is no non-VIP that's costs less if that's what you're wondering. The extra money goes to the charity and the faux VIP access. You get a cool ticket, you get to use a separate entrance and you have access to a less crowded concessions/bathroom area. That's what you get for the extra money vs. a GA field ticket that ended up being $91 and some change.