View Full Version : 13 hours in line for U2 tickets


slunky_munky
12-12-2005, 04:26 AM
first time I've had to camp out for tickets to anything :)

our spot in the line just happened to be on the doorstep outside a brothel, so all night we had customers coming and going while hundreds of people heckled them.

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?_id=1&ObjectID=10359548

ChristHimself!
12-12-2005, 05:01 AM
Fucking hell! The brothel bit was pretty cool. There are only one or two bands I'd wait that long for tickets for, and u2 definitely isn't one for me.

I hope you are well dude, I hardly see you post anymore.

Enzed
12-12-2005, 04:23 PM
Saturday, right?

I got 4 tickets for the Friday by lucking in on teh nintarnet.

Deleted_User
12-12-2005, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by ChristHimself!
Fucking hell! The brothel bit was pretty cool. There are only one or two bands I'd wait that long for tickets for, and u2 definitely isn't one for me.

I hope you are well dude, I hardly see you post anymore. who

Enzed
12-12-2005, 05:17 PM
Originally posted by refills 79 cents
who

Paul.

Enzed
12-12-2005, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by Enzed


Paul.

oh - also - no sign of Docta-Soma, ergo no Muse or Bolly recording.

Bobbin TB
12-12-2005, 06:20 PM
sounds awesome. i usually just get tix online though. but then again i live in the middle of nowhere so it would be a pain to travel that far for tickets and them the show.

slunky_munky
12-12-2005, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by Enzed


oh - also - no sign of Docta-Soma, ergo no Muse or Bolly recording.

curse his scrawny hide :mad:

Fonzie
12-13-2005, 03:16 AM
Originally posted by slunky_munky


curse his scrawny hide :mad:

next time I see him I'm gonna pull his little beard.

Anyway, I'm off to watch C4. Def Leppard "Hysteria" classic album is up next.

daydreamer999
12-13-2005, 03:35 AM
Originally posted by Fonzie


next time I see him I'm gonna pull his little beard.

Anyway, I'm off to watch C4. Def Leppard "Hysteria" classic album is up next.

dammit fonzie, you're so fucking gay sometimes

Enzed
12-13-2005, 03:12 PM
Originally posted by daydreamer999


dammit fonzie, you're so fucking gay sometimes

metrosecksual.

FearFactory
12-13-2005, 03:19 PM
you waited in line 13 hours for u2 tickets? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Enzed
12-13-2005, 06:44 PM
It was hella-mad.

They haven't played NZ since 1992 (from memory). The announced one show, tickets went on sale at 9am - the internet was overloaded, couldn''t get through on phone lines, I waited at a ticketing venue and not one ticket was sold as their allocation was exhausted before anyone got any.

I walked back to work and luckily got 4 tickets pretty much straight away on the net.

Tickets sold out in 90 minutes.

Loads of tickets then appeared on the local online auction site - lots going for over 4 times the cover value.

They announced a second show. Some people camped out for 2 days to get tickets.

Same deal. Tickets all sold out in 90 minutes.

For ecxample, at this moment there's a general admission ticket (brought for $99) on trademe for $300 - and it hasn't met reserve. Another one for $360.

3 b-reserve tickets (cost price $120 each, I have 4), current bid $1,000.00

Deege
12-14-2005, 06:05 PM
The only way I'd ever wait 13 hours in line is if I was promised that I'd never have to hear U2 ever again. Pretentious cocksuckers.


"Here's some more musical vermin who's mother's we wish had medical plans that *******d abortion.

These singers... the singers who think they're so special they only need one name. Bone, Sting, Jewel, Tiffany, Prince... what a crock of shit. Get a fuckin' last name, would ya please?

I got a nice two-word name for ya- pretentious cocksucker. How do ya like that Bono, Sting?

It's not bad enough the music sucks, but with no last name you can't find out where they live to toss a fucking bomb through their window.. It's frustrating."
-George Carlin

Krazee's Ghost
12-14-2005, 07:58 PM
I'm sorry.

slunky_munky
12-15-2005, 05:34 AM
I don't like them a great deal... but I'd happily pay $99 to see them, especially when I paid $80 to see shitty Coldplay.

the issue was mainly me queuing up for tickets for friends who were too lazy to take the day off work.

FearFactory
12-15-2005, 01:07 PM
Originally posted by slunky_munky
I don't like them a great deal... but I'd happily pay $99 to see them, especially when I paid $80 to see shitty Coldplay.

the issue was mainly me queuing up for tickets for friends who were too lazy to take the day off work.

yeah, uplay are horrible as well. fucking fags.

Enzed
12-15-2005, 03:18 PM
Originally posted by slunky_munky
... especially when I paid $80 to see shitty Coldplay.


ha ha!:cool:

danondorf
12-16-2005, 12:17 AM
Originally posted by Deege
The only way I'd ever wait 13 hours in line is if I was promised that I'd never have to hear U2 ever again. Pretentious cocksuckers.


"Here's some more musical vermin who's mother's we wish had medical plans that *******d abortion.

These singers... the singers who think they're so special they only need one name. Bone, Sting, Jewel, Tiffany, Prince... what a crock of shit. Get a fuckin' last name, would ya please?

I got a nice two-word name for ya- pretentious cocksucker. How do ya like that Bono, Sting?

It's not bad enough the music sucks, but with no last name you can't find out where they live to toss a fucking bomb through their window.. It's frustrating."
-George Carlin

You're a fucking retard if you don't agree that Achtung Baby and Pop are 2 of the best albums from the 90's, or ever, for that matter.

U2 are amazing live, ever see ZooTV or Popmart tour? Even now, they are one the best acts to see live.

FearFactory
12-16-2005, 12:31 AM
Originally posted by danondorf


You're a fucking retard if you don't agree that Achtung Baby and Pop are 2 of the best albums from the 90's, or ever, for that matter.

U2 are amazing live, ever see ZooTV or Popmart tour? Even now, they are one the best acts to see live.

yeah, 'cause anyone who doesn't agree with you on every detail is fucking WRONG.

homechicago
12-16-2005, 01:09 PM
they're great live. never a disappointment.

city of blinding lights is the best (thought the chicago dvd performance doesn't get that across - i saw the first chicago appearance that wasn't taped)