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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #135 on: July 01, 2017, 05:45:26 PM »
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Anyone willing to actually wait, should have priority over any fan-run lines. So if 100 people show up at 4am, and the final check in, is at 6am, those 100 people should be at the front of the line. I recommend more folks show JUST prior to the final check-in times, and start breaking this thing up. Do not back down!

My understanding is that security are being pressured by band security to comply, meaning they will still let the unofficial line in before those 100 people. I for the life of me do not understand how U2 of all bands is okay with what are ultimately 1%ers having the same coveted position night after night after night.

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #136 on: July 01, 2017, 05:53:39 PM »
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Anyone willing to actually wait, should have priority over any fan-run lines. So if 100 people show up at 4am, and the final check in, is at 6am, those 100 people should be at the front of the line. I recommend more folks show JUST prior to the final check-in times, and start breaking this thing up. Do not back down!

My understanding is that security are being pressured by band security to comply, meaning they will still let the unofficial line in before those 100 people. I for the life of me do not understand how U2 of all bands is okay with what are ultimately 1%ers having the same coveted position night after night after night.

Maybe it's a case of trying to keep the insane ones happy so that there isn't a repeat of that sit-down "protest" that happened years ago! That madness must have freaked them out! Maybe they just want a quiet life, who knows? I mean, I know they shouldn't give in to bullies but who knows what's going on in the band members' heads! It's a weird world, for sure, lol!

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #137 on: July 01, 2017, 05:58:27 PM »
Well Cleveland was said to be a cluster. In reality the stadium said they would not honor the list so whoever was there at 8am was given a wristband and told to come back at a certain time. About 25 people who did not put themselves on the fan list got there at 8am and got the first wristbands. Now the line runners and others began a sh** fit and tried to publicly shame these people on Facebook. Yeah that didn't go over well and all of those posts were deleted.

People need to grow up and quit acting entitled! I actually have a great spot and I didn't get in line until 6pm.


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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #138 on: July 01, 2017, 06:03:54 PM »
Supposedly in Cleveland the line leader just asked people when they signed up if they would do a shift and if they said yes, they got in top 20 and if no, they got whatever spot they otherwise would. And supposedly none of them knew each other before Cleveland.

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #139 on: July 01, 2017, 06:28:50 PM »
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Supposedly in Cleveland the line leader just asked people when they signed up if they would do a shift and if they said yes, they got in top 20 and if no, they got whatever spot they otherwise would. And supposedly none of them knew each other before Cleveland.

Some element of truth to that, but a lot of the same people at the front of the line too.


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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #140 on: July 01, 2017, 06:37:34 PM »
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Supposedly in Cleveland the line leader just asked people when they signed up if they would do a shift and if they said yes, they got in top 20 and if no, they got whatever spot they otherwise would. And supposedly none of them knew each other before Cleveland.
awe line leader they do that in my 4 year old son's preschool class

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #141 on: July 01, 2017, 06:43:48 PM »
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Supposedly in Cleveland the line leader just asked people when they signed up if they would do a shift and if they said yes, they got in top 20 and if no, they got whatever spot they otherwise would. And supposedly none of them knew each other before Cleveland.
awe line leader they do that in my 4 year old son's preschool class
Hahaha :D

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #142 on: July 01, 2017, 06:47:16 PM »
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Supposedly in Cleveland the line leader just asked people when they signed up if they would do a shift and if they said yes, they got in top 20 and if no, they got whatever spot they otherwise would. And supposedly none of them knew each other before Cleveland.
awe line leader they do that in my 4 year old son's preschool class
Hahaha :D
:)
Yeah, line runner, person with the notebook, whatever. I just refuse to use the term some people use cuz I think it shouldn't be used to refer to anyone who isn't a member of the National Socialist Party in WWll or people who identify with them today.

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #143 on: July 01, 2017, 06:50:18 PM »
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Supposedly in Cleveland the line leader just asked people when they signed up if they would do a shift and if they said yes, they got in top 20 and if no, they got whatever spot they otherwise would. And supposedly none of them knew each other before Cleveland.
awe line leader they do that in my 4 year old son's preschool class
Hahaha :D
:)
Yeah, line runner, person with the notebook, whatever. I just refuse to use the term some people use cuz I think it shouldn't be used to refer to anyone who isn't a member of the National Socialist Party in WWll or people who identify with them today.

The reality is this stupidity won't have any chance of ending until JT is over. People will continue to make lists and people will continue to argue and follow venue rules and refuse to leave the lines. Sometimes it might work, sometimes not. I remember the good old days when I'd show up morning of and be #80.

For whatever reason, u2 management is supporting it but they won't make it official which is wrong. In my mind, some of the blame also goes on u2 staff for that. Everyone should know and be enforced with the same rules. No "this is our line, please use or system" nonsense. U2.com should post something. Maybe a sit down from the fans who don't know of the unofficial line at a concert will raise awareness.
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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #144 on: July 01, 2017, 07:00:37 PM »
Pretty sure a line will be a line (or gueue)in Europe and South America, then the list will return in September.

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #145 on: July 01, 2017, 07:09:59 PM »
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Supposedly in Cleveland the line leader just asked people when they signed up if they would do a shift and if they said yes, they got in top 20 and if no, they got whatever spot they otherwise would. And supposedly none of them knew each other before Cleveland.
awe line leader they do that in my 4 year old son's preschool class
Hahaha :D
:)
Yeah, line runner, person with the notebook, whatever. I just refuse to use the term some people use cuz I think it shouldn't be used to refer to anyone who isn't a member of the National Socialist Party in WWll or people who identify with them today.

The reality is this stupidity won't have any chance of ending until JT is over. People will continue to make lists and people will continue to argue and follow venue rules and refuse to leave the lines. Sometimes it might work, sometimes not. I remember the good old days when I'd show up morning of and be #80.

For whatever reason, u2 management is supporting it but they won't make it official which is wrong. In my mind, some of the blame also goes on u2 staff for that. Everyone should know and be enforced with the same rules. No "this is our line, please use or system" nonsense. U2.com should post something. Maybe a sit down from the fans who don't know of the unofficial line at a concert will raise awareness.

Agree 100%. If U2 staff is going to tacitly recognize the unofficial line/list, then they ought to own it.

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #146 on: July 01, 2017, 07:11:53 PM »
There are people in every walk of life that will try to make themselves
Seem important

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #147 on: July 01, 2017, 07:23:10 PM »
The Europeans are having a good laugh!


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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #148 on: July 02, 2017, 12:41:32 AM »
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Anyone willing to actually wait, should have priority over any fan-run lines. So if 100 people show up at 4am, and the final check in, is at 6am, those 100 people should be at the front of the line. I recommend more folks show JUST prior to the final check-in times, and start breaking this thing up. Do not back down!

My understanding is that security are being pressured by band security to comply, meaning they will still let the unofficial line in before those 100 people. I for the life of me do not understand how U2 of all bands is okay with what are ultimately 1%ers having the same coveted position night after night after night.

Maybe it's a case of trying to keep the insane ones happy so that there isn't a repeat of that sit-down "protest" that happened years ago! That madness must have freaked them out! Maybe they just want a quiet life, who knows? I mean, I know they shouldn't give in to bullies but who knows what's going on in the band members' heads! It's a weird world, for sure, lol!
Wait, what's the story behind this protest?

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Re: GA and the "Unofficial List"
« Reply #149 on: July 02, 2017, 02:26:43 AM »
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Anyone willing to actually wait, should have priority over any fan-run lines. So if 100 people show up at 4am, and the final check in, is at 6am, those 100 people should be at the front of the line. I recommend more folks show JUST prior to the final check-in times, and start breaking this thing up. Do not back down!

My understanding is that security are being pressured by band security to comply, meaning they will still let the unofficial line in before those 100 people. I for the life of me do not understand how U2 of all bands is okay with what are ultimately 1%ers having the same coveted position night after night after night.

Maybe it's a case of trying to keep the insane ones happy so that there isn't a repeat of that sit-down "protest" that happened years ago! That madness must have freaked them out! Maybe they just want a quiet life, who knows? I mean, I know they shouldn't give in to bullies but who knows what's going on in the band members' heads! It's a weird world, for sure, lol!
Wait, what's the story behind this protest?

Elevation Boston DVD. U2 decided to put new people in the front row to capture real excitement from people who've never been at the front. This angered fans who queued for front row and didn't get it. So for several songs, they purposely sat down while u2 played. I honestly can't even tell on the DVD but some people say they can. For I think the first three songs they did it? U2 saw it and I guess regretted selecting new people for the front.