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Title: Wembley Shows
Post by: Nielsen on May 07, 2009, 12:27:14 PM
Just wondering how many folks are going to Wembley.

I'm obviously going; with GA tickets and wil be coming from Chelsea, London.
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: kev346 on May 07, 2009, 01:13:20 PM
Did you say Chelsea Nielsen ? i'm going to Barcalona  ;D

No only joking ya ! I've decied on on Cardiff and Glasgow for the Uk gigs . As much as l would like to see the new Wembley , i think Cardiff is a better day out because of how the stadium is so close to the city center .Not been to a gig in Glasgow before and i here there mad !

sure you'll have a good gig n U2 will rock Wembley .
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Nielsen on May 07, 2009, 02:40:19 PM
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Did you say Chelsea Nielsen ? i'm going to Barcalona  ;D

No only joking ya ! I've decied on on Cardiff and Glasgow for the Uk gigs . As much as l would like to see the new Wembley , i think Cardiff is a better day out because of how the stadium is so close to the city center .Not been to a gig in Glasgow before and i here there mad !

sure you'll have a good gig n U2 will rock Wembley .

Ironicaly enough I'm an Arsenal fan  :D And I avoided the streets of Stamford Bridge because all the Chelsea fans were literally abusing the Barca fans  :D
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: efdeat on May 07, 2009, 04:05:25 PM
Thanks to your guidance, airlines allowing, I'll be at Wembley on the 15th of August.
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Nielsen on May 08, 2009, 04:41:33 AM
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Thanks to your guidance, airlines allowing, I'll be at Wembley on the 15th of August.

No problemo  :)
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Hohat on May 08, 2009, 04:56:49 AM
I'll be at both Wembley gigs!
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Nielsen on May 08, 2009, 04:59:48 AM
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I'll be at both Wembley gigs!


Lucky cow  :D

I'm hoping to win tickets for the Paris shows  :)
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Dark Angel on May 08, 2009, 06:48:34 AM
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I'll be at both Wembley gigs!


Lucky cow  :D

I'm hoping to win tickets for the Paris shows  :)

in your dreams sonny boy! some rich freak will probably win them!



ahem...and yes I will be going to Wembley!
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: dangerous and honest on May 08, 2009, 10:17:26 AM
'Wemberlee' on the 15th for me
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Nielsen on May 08, 2009, 10:29:53 AM
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I'll be at both Wembley gigs!


Lucky cow  :D

I'm hoping to win tickets for the Paris shows  :)

in your dreams sonny boy! some rich freak will probably win them!



ahem...and yes I will be going to Wembley!

Get on your bike sonny jim because I'll be winnin' them tickets....mate!

I love the English language :P
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Dark Angel on May 08, 2009, 11:20:05 AM
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I'll be at both Wembley gigs!


Lucky cow  :D

I'm hoping to win tickets for the Paris shows  :)

in your dreams sonny boy! some rich freak will probably win them!



ahem...and yes I will be going to Wembley!

Get on your bike sonny jim because I'll be winnin' them tickets....mate!

I love the English language :P

 ::)
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Nielsen on May 08, 2009, 12:28:00 PM
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I'll be at both Wembley gigs!


Lucky cow  :D

I'm hoping to win tickets for the Paris shows  :)

in your dreams sonny boy! some rich freak will probably win them!



ahem...and yes I will be going to Wembley!

Get on your bike sonny jim because I'll be winnin' them tickets....mate!

I love the English language :P

 ::)

Well soOOOry! I can't pull of cockney etc etc! I speak in a Adam Clayton manner!
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Dark Angel on May 08, 2009, 12:45:01 PM
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I'll be at both Wembley gigs!


Lucky cow  :D

I'm hoping to win tickets for the Paris shows  :)

in your dreams sonny boy! some rich freak will probably win them!



ahem...and yes I will be going to Wembley!

Get on your bike sonny jim because I'll be winnin' them tickets....mate!

I love the English language :P

 ::)

Well soOOOry! I can't pull of cockney etc etc! I speak in a Adam Clayton manner!

Ypu can NEVER be Adam Clayton!
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: tacoisahotburito on May 09, 2009, 03:01:28 AM
I'm going to Wembley!
But I have some trouble with the tickets.
Will they send me them?
In a email they wrote:
Tickets being held at the Box Office can only be retrieved by the card holder with the original credit card used for this purchase. Please also bring your booking confirmation number.
I ordered them with my U2.com membership.
Can anybody help me?
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Nielsen on May 09, 2009, 07:23:15 AM
From what I heard, you have to go to the box office and collect them while having the confirmation number in your possesion.
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: efdeat on May 09, 2009, 08:10:45 AM
Those of you going on the 15th: want to try to meet up?
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Achtung Andy on May 09, 2009, 08:11:28 AM
I'm there on the 14th. But i'm torturing myself already deciding on whether to get the train or drive. If i drive the problem is parking (anyone know where i can park?) If i get the train i risk missing the last one like i did at Twickenham last time (worth it though  ;) )
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: cathalmc on May 09, 2009, 09:11:32 AM

I'll be at both too. All back to my gaff in Hoxton for the party afterwards :)
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: tacoisahotburito on May 09, 2009, 09:53:55 AM
I'm going to Wembley! But I have some trouble with the tickets. Will they send me them?
In a email they wrote:
Tickets being held at the Box Office can only be retrieved by the card holder with the original credit card used for this purchase. Please also bring your booking confirmation number.
I ordered them with my U2.com membership.
Can anybody help me?


"From what I heard, you have to go to the box office and collect them while having the confirmation number in your possesion"
Is that at the stadium? Can I do that just before the show?
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Dark Angel on May 09, 2009, 12:34:21 PM
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I'm there on the 14th. But i'm torturing myself already deciding on whether to get the train or drive. If i drive the problem is parking (anyone know where i can park?) If i get the train i risk missing the last one like i did at Twickenham last time (worth it though  ;) )

Really? you must have been right behind me! because I got on the last one! they just packed everyone on them like Sardines! you where probably better off LOL
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Hohat on May 11, 2009, 05:00:43 AM
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I'm there on the 14th. But i'm torturing myself already deciding on whether to get the train or drive. If i drive the problem is parking (anyone know where i can park?) If i get the train i risk missing the last one like i did at Twickenham last time (worth it though  ;) )

Over the years, I've tried multiple ways of getting to/from Wembley for concerts. The options:

1. Car all the way: You could book parking at the Wembley Stadium car park (and there are other, unofficial car parks nearby too) - but this is likely to be very expensive, and potentially quite traumatic (I remember waiting over an hour to get out of the car park during the Zooropa tour in 1993!). You won't be able to park on the residential roads on Stadium event days, as the parking restrictions rule this out

2. Public transport all the way: Wembley Park station (Jubilee/Metropolitan line) is very close to the stadium, as is Wembley Central. Getting on the tube at these stations shouldn't be as problematic as the train from Twickenham - as the tube trains are more frequent, and do run until quite late (and I expect there will be a strict curfew at Wembley Stadium - such that the concert will finish before 11pm, which is at least an hour before the tubes stop running)

3. Hybrid approach: This is my preferred approach. Drive to one of the stations a few stations along from Wembley Park (or Wembley Central), and park the car there before getting on the tube for a short tube journey. I would suggest parking at a station north of Wembley - as there are fewer stops, and so the trains heading north after the concert should be less busy. I used to live near Canons Park station on the Jubilee Line, and that's a pretty good place to park - it's possible to park right by the station, and there are lots of residential roads with very limited parking restrictions (there are yellow lines, but they tend to only be restricted for an hour during the working day so as to prevent commuters from clogging up the road). There is also a car park at the station, which is pretty cheap - but you shouldn't have to use that.

Anyway, I will certainly be going with Option 3...
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Malachi on May 11, 2009, 05:52:07 AM
I am going on the 14th. Really looking forward to it. The size of the stage has made me even more excited.

Mal
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: efdeat on May 11, 2009, 04:08:56 PM
I have had very good advice about getting from Heathrow to Wembley, but I have to confess that I am nervous about getting back.  Will it be safe for an American girl traveling solo to hail a cab post-U2, or should I follow the herd to take the tube back to the airport?
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Nielsen on May 11, 2009, 04:12:32 PM
Stick with pbulic transport where you are in a big crowd - London can get very rough if you're not careful.
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Dark Angel on May 12, 2009, 01:11:15 AM
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Stick with pbulic transport where you are in a big crowd - London can get very rough if you're not careful.

I agree! its like I have said before - take a machete!
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: daveyg on May 12, 2009, 01:47:14 AM
I'd love to be going to Wembly! Next time round, I must see if I can do a ticket swap - - someone here remind me about this four years down the line! :)
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Dark Angel on May 12, 2009, 03:27:23 AM
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I'd love to be going to Wembly! Next time round, I must see if I can do a ticket swap - - someone here remind me about this four years down the line! :)

I'll do a swap! my toilet seats for your GA?  ;D
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: daveyg on May 12, 2009, 03:30:53 AM
hahaha - nope Im afraid! My Dublin GA tickets are just fine hidden away in my bedroom!! lol Failing Bono personally hiring me as a roadie (naw, make that Adam) and I wouldn't need my Dublin ticket, at which stage Id be happy to give you my GA ticket, you'll have to wait till the next tour when I have a spare ticket to swap! :)
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Dark Angel on May 12, 2009, 03:47:43 AM
haha okay then I will settle for that!

I still havent got my tickets!  :D
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Nielsen on May 12, 2009, 11:49:34 AM
Click your mouse if you hate Ticketmaster's policy!
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Dark Angel on May 12, 2009, 11:53:18 AM
yeah I hate it and the kick in the teeth is I am on holiday a week before then (I am in London and I am going straight to the gig)  :o what am I gonna doooooooooooo?
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Nielsen on May 14, 2009, 03:05:49 AM
You can always camp in Soho :P
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Dark Angel on May 14, 2009, 03:13:26 AM
yeah...I dont think I am gonna do that!  :P
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Nielsen on May 14, 2009, 03:14:48 AM
You can always camp out in the White City estates :P
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: daveyg on May 14, 2009, 04:16:45 AM
I think we'll all stay at Nielsen's house!
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Nielsen on May 14, 2009, 05:29:42 AM
Any stay with me = 300 rent thank you ^^
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: daveyg on May 14, 2009, 05:41:14 AM
for the year? cool - Ill paypal you my annual rent so!
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Dark Angel on May 14, 2009, 11:44:46 AM
we can have partys!  :D


...but not invite Nielsen  :P
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Nielsen on May 14, 2009, 12:28:01 PM
So you're gonna have a party at my home and I'm not invited. Now that makes a lot of sense (!)
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: fly girl on May 14, 2009, 02:23:38 PM
Hi

I'm going to both, hoping the tickets will arrive in good time :-\
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Ed on May 14, 2009, 03:49:17 PM
Hi everyone,

I live in Bournemouth and I will be coming up to 'Wembers' on the 14th. This will be the second time I've seen the guys live. The first was at Twickenham Stadium in 2005 and I can honestly say that it was one of the greatest thrills of my life to finally see a band that I have admired and respected so much over the years play live!! Truly a day I will never forget. I am coming up on the National Express coach that goes from Bournemouth Station direct to Wembley. Only problem is that I do not know who is yet coming with me as I have 2 tickets! The person I had hoped to come can no longer make it and most of the other people I know despise Bono with a passion so they obviously won't be coming. I may have to consider my options and think about possibly selling my other ticket!
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: zoorob on May 15, 2009, 02:01:20 AM
hi,
I received this email from ticketmaster:

Dear Ticketmaster Customer,

This is a courtesy email from Ticketmaster regarding your purchase of tickets for the U2 event that is due to take place at Wembley Stadium.

Your tickets will be dispatched closer to the event date.

Whilst Ticketmaster aims to dispatch tickets as soon as possible we are not able to be specific with exact dates of dispatch. Please allow as much time as possible for your tickets to arrive. If your tickets have not arrived five days before the show, or if you are travelling, five days before you leave, please contact us. Please include your reference number and the name and postcode the booking is under. Ticketmaster only posts tickets to the billing address of a credit card. If the address in your booking does not correspond to that held by your credit card company, we may cancel your tickets.

Thank you for using Ticketmaster!

did they send this email to everyone? or just to who live outside UK?
when booking I chosen fedex dispatch to europe... but really they send the tickets 5 days before the show? usually a courier takes 3-4 days to deliver an item from UK, so I have to book the flight only 1 day before the show and I risk to not receive the tickets... how is it possible? is it for wembley only? I have plan to leave italy 3 day before the show... what I have to do? when I do "contact us" there is no email or telephone number... any help?
thanks  ;)
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Dark Angel on May 15, 2009, 02:24:43 AM
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So you're gonna have a party at my home and I'm not invited. Now that makes a lot of sense (!)

we will just party in front of you so you go green with envy!  :P
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: daveyg on May 15, 2009, 04:21:21 AM
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So you're gonna have a party at my home and I'm not invited. Now that makes a lot of sense (!)

we will just party in front of you so you go green with envy!  :P

we'll invite you only, like, you'd be at the gig. Come along affterwards but you've to bring your own booze.
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Nielsen on May 15, 2009, 05:31:59 AM
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So you're gonna have a party at my home and I'm not invited. Now that makes a lot of sense (!)

we will just party in front of you so you go green with envy!  :P

we'll invite you only, like, you'd be at the gig. Come along affterwards but you've to bring your own booze.

Does a glass of orange juice count as booze :P ?
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: daveyg on May 15, 2009, 05:48:29 AM
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So you're gonna have a party at my home and I'm not invited. Now that makes a lot of sense (!)

we will just party in front of you so you go green with envy!  :P

we'll invite you only, like, you'd be at the gig. Come along affterwards but you've to bring your own booze.

Does a glass of orange juice count as booze :P ?

naw you need to bring a bottle/carton of OJ. And a bottle of booze booze for me.
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: Hohat on May 18, 2009, 03:34:50 AM
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hi,
I received this email from ticketmaster:

Dear Ticketmaster Customer,

This is a courtesy email from Ticketmaster regarding your purchase of tickets for the U2 event that is due to take place at Wembley Stadium.

Your tickets will be dispatched closer to the event date.

Whilst Ticketmaster aims to dispatch tickets as soon as possible we are not able to be specific with exact dates of dispatch. Please allow as much time as possible for your tickets to arrive. If your tickets have not arrived five days before the show, or if you are travelling, five days before you leave, please contact us. Please include your reference number and the name and postcode the booking is under. Ticketmaster only posts tickets to the billing address of a credit card. If the address in your booking does not correspond to that held by your credit card company, we may cancel your tickets.

Thank you for using Ticketmaster!

did they send this email to everyone? or just to who live outside UK?
when booking I chosen fedex dispatch to europe... but really they send the tickets 5 days before the show? usually a courier takes 3-4 days to deliver an item from UK, so I have to book the flight only 1 day before the show and I risk to not receive the tickets... how is it possible? is it for wembley only? I have plan to leave italy 3 day before the show... what I have to do? when I do "contact us" there is no email or telephone number... any help?
thanks  ;)

I got this email too, and I live in London. I have no idea what it really means either...
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: ciaz on June 03, 2009, 07:02:03 AM
First post!

Also attending Wembley on the 14th. Looking forward to it!

Long time fan, but first time seeing them live. Here is hoping they reel out some classics!
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: dolfos on June 03, 2009, 08:05:55 AM
Im going on the 14th with 5 friends. I saw them 4 years ago in Cardiff which was amazing. I'm a bit worried this wont match that, as that gig was under a closed roof which kept the noise in and added to the atmosphere. I have been to Wembley a couple of times since the new one opened and I'm not really impressed with it. The problem with it is that it is too big, a capacity of 90,00 is crazy and even when its full of football fans the place feels flat and lacking in atmosphere. But enough of the negativity as long as they play a few classic tunes I'll be happy.
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: cathalmc on June 03, 2009, 01:30:53 PM

The Welsh are a fair bit noisier than the English in general, and having the roof closed at the Vertigo show in Cardiff made it seem even louder. Does Wembley have a roof? I think it may do.
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: jayb77 on June 03, 2009, 02:17:19 PM
 wembleys roof only covers the seating but i saw the foo fighters there last year and it was a fantastic concert. and the foos had a stage set that was in the round.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3oR-IubxEQ

check out my footage from the gig and it will give you an idea of what it will be like.
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: cathalmc on June 03, 2009, 02:59:03 PM

Nice vid. How long did you queue to get to the front?
Title: Re: Wembley Shows
Post by: jayb77 on June 03, 2009, 03:11:00 PM
it was a bit off a mess, as they let people who had seating tickets get onto the pitch and it was rammed in front of the stage but where we stood it was quiet empty and was quiet easy to get to.
but i think this area will the red zone, if you look at the seating map. plus i think it will be a bit better organized for u2.