5 thoughts on “Diary of a U2 Ticketmaster Purchase”

  1. Yikes! Our experience was a little different.

    March 16, 8 p.m.: Pete calls, asks if we want to go to the U2 show. We say yes. He says he’ll pick up the tickets.

    March 19, 9:44 a.m.: Pete’s wife calls, says they want to get $160 tickets, is that ok with us? Dave says yes despite frantic head shaking on my part. He agrees to pay the $110 more than I was expecting to pay.

    March 19: 10:12 a.m.: Pete calls to say they got tickets, they are in the 26th row on the main floor. We owe them $343. Ouch.

    March 19: 10:14 a.m.: Dave starts looking for things to sell on Ebay.

  2. Wow… reading this makes me almost glad I didn’t get tickets. Honestly, when it comes down to it, I’d rather have 100 hours of entertainment with my $150 Nintendo DS than two hours with U2 tickets. Maybe I’m just not a good fan, but that’s how it is.

    Beck is a different story. :-)

  3. Hey Kevin, I’d heard a rumor awhile back that U2 was going to tape their shows each night and then have them on sale at the end of the shows. Don’t know if that’s truth or bunk. Have you heard anything about that?

    Btw, the side of Bono’s head is totally worth an extra $110/ticket. That’s where he keeps some of his cool stubble and the sides of his sunglasses.

    Actually, we figured we might not ever see them again, so just once we went all out and got the pricey seats. It’s way to expensive to make a habit of this, though.

  4. Dave, I’ve heard that rumor (probably helped spread it), but I haven’t heard any kind of confirmation. Pearl Jam did that sort of thing on CD, which just seems crazy, so I can see doing it through iTunes as being a much simpler and profitable way to go.

  5. Here’s my experience:

    10.00am – attempt to purchase tickets, to find that my web browser is incompatible with Ticketmaster

    10.01 am – Wait time, in new browser, 15 minutes

    10.15 am -sold out, no tickets for me, and scalpers setting prices at above $800 on eBay.

    so much for this.

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