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  1. It's a fantasy price for you maybe. For me it's reality and not a big deal. Keep chirping. Clearly you're upset I can afford and not be bothered by prices that are fantasy to you. And like I said to Natty I need to fly to every fucking show I ever see so sorry if I'm not gonna follow your mantra of taking a risk and trying to get tickets day of the show at a lower cost. If I've decided to go to LA to see GnR I'll get my tickets in advance before I book airfare and accommodations. If it makes you so butt hurt I buy tickets I can afford after the shows have sold out and plan my trip accordingly than tough shit. Also I don't give a flying fuck what you paid for 6 GnR shows. I'll be seeing them in LA on a Saturday night and that's good enough for me. Enjoy your 6 shows I couldn't care less dude. Like you said it's not black and white and clearly you and I are in different positions when it comes to attending shows, how we get there and when we decide to purchase tickets. Still saying guys like me are part of the problem is such a fucking stupid thing to say. Yes a fan who WANTS to attend a show is part of the problem Piss off.
  2. Holy fuck the stupidity in your comment is endless. You comment suggests I always know well in advance where and what shows I wanna go to. Here's a newsflash for you. I do have memberships and I have access to my favourite bands presales. Guess some of you have never heard of just deciding to do a spontaneous trip. Also you clearly have zero concept of where I live. I need to fly to every single show I wanna see, so 99.9% of the time I'm planning trips and just happen to catch bands who are playing in the area at the time. What a wild and strange concept right. Why the fuck would I pay a $50 membership for Nightrain when I have zero idea if and when and where I'll even go see GnR. I planned to go see them in LA LONG after the show had sold out but I wouldn't expect someone who would make such a simple minded comment to comprehend such a thing. Like I said I'm not gonna be ashamed for being able to afford to go where I want, when I want. Go facepalm you stupid ass somewhere else.
  3. Yes I'm really embarrassed that I can actually afford to pay what I need to and go see GnR on a whim. Even though there is no need for me to share this, here ya go asshole. Whata real person paid and how it fucked you over........ I paid $1250 per ticket for GnR this weekend. I'll fly to LA this weekend and have a major kickass time while you bitch and moan like an idiot that guys like me are ruining things for you and others. After this show next week I'll fly to NYC for 5 days and do whatever the fuck I want which includes hitting up a Chris Rock show and Jake Bugg tickets to both shows bought of resale sites because they were sold out. Then I'll fly to Montana to see the Foo Fighters also purchased on a resale site cause it was sold out. Then fly to Vegas and catch the Killers which again was sold out so I had to buy off resale sites. Then I'm gonna take 2 weeks off at home for Christmas before flying to Minneapolis for Soul Asylum. Then I'll fly home for 3 weeks before flying to Toronto for J Roddy Walston. Then I'll fly to Vancouver to see The White Buffalo. Those shows weren't sold out so I did the honorable thing and bought the tickets at face value. I've already flown to Vancouver to see U2 this year as well as to Denver to see Metallica and Vancouver again to see Poppy. I'm definitely not embarrassed to be able to afford to see who I want, when I want, where I want. Asking someone like me to not buy tickets as if I'm gonna make a single bit of fucking difference is asinine. It sure as shit isn't my job to help regulate ticket prices for people like you and I'm definitely not going to participate in your concert boycott when I feel like going on a trip to see a band. The only one butthurt here is you. You sound like a piece of work. As for not liking this tour I have never said such a thing. Good to see you just make shit up to support your weak ass point of view. I've criticized the set list and have bitched about no new material but that's it. I know they put on a great show because wait for it.......... I have already flown to see this tour which I also paid resale prices because the show was sold out and I wanted to go and didn't give a flying fuck what righteous people like you think of it. I see you also never answered my question about what to do if the shows are already sold out. It's because you have no answer and you're full of shit. You think the better option is to stay home. Well sorry about that. You stay home on your pedestal and I'll have a kickass time.
  4. Haha listen to youself. Mad at me for inflated prices. You sound like a complete asshole. You think it's up to me to regulate ticket prices and I'm selfish for going to LA this weekend to see GnR because I can afford to pay the cost of tickets? GTFO. Go be a victim somewhere else and stop bitching that people like me are ruining shit for you. You're pissed I won't tell ya how much a paid as if it's your business. Have fun sitting at home you righteous twat while I'm at Guns N Roses this weekend. Oh and since you're such a smart fucking dude explain to me what my other options are for a sold out show?
  5. You're wrong because the industry is allowing resale sites to get their hands on tickets first. They are in collusion and it is the fans only option. Calling me stupid because I can afford it as if it's my job to ensure other fans can afford face value tickets is dumb. What you're asking for is a mass boycott and you're never gonna get that because it's impossible to ask for. Some fans can afford the ridiculous prices so is it my fault that other can't afford it because I choose to pay what i can afford? Fuck no. It's the industries fault for allowing it, encouraging it and facilitating it. I'm sure as fuck not gonna not buy a ticket I can afford just to support Darryl in Boston who wants to see a show. Get real. I kept how much a paid to myself because it's not your business and I'm not on here to brag about what I can afford. I'd be a victim if I couldn't afford it and if purchasing tickets put me in a tight spot. Sorry cool guy I'm not the victim. I simply used the means I have available to attend a show I wanted to. Blame people like me all ya want but you sound like a jackass doing so.
  6. No it's not the stupid fans fault. It's the industry's fault for allowing it because make no mistake the industry and the bands are allowing it. Tickets are gone so fast that in most cases resale sites are a fans only option to get tickets. Calling fans stupid for going through basically the only measure they really have is lame. Fans are in essence forced into this if they ever wanna attend a show. And before you say nobody is forcing anyone to do anything, keep in mind you said you'd rather die than pay scalpers money so keep what I'm saying in perspective. How much I paid isn't anyone's business other than I paid a lot. It's absurd but I'm fortunate enough to be in a position to be able to afford it. A lot of fans aren't unfortunately.
  7. Then count me as not a real fan as I paid an embarrassingly large amount for PIT tickets to the show in LA this Saturday and will fly almost 6000 miles round trip to get there. I'll be in the PIT on Slash's side with the other non fans I guess
  8. It's true. I hate that scalpers get their hands on so many tickets but their jacked up prices I can understand. I do not understand why band like U2 or GnR or any band need to charge basically a months rent for two people to enjoy a show from the upper decks at the far end of the arena or stadium is insane.
  9. To be fair we put too much emphasis on length of show. U2 plays on average 22 original U2 songs a night. GnR in Vegas played 18 (23 if you include CD songs which many don't give a shit about). Not saying you were doing this but GnR fans in general need to stop carrying this "length of show" torch as if it elevates GnR above all else. It doesn't mean as much as they think it does and in fact the GnR shows would kick more ass if they were shorter and they played less covers.
  10. They charge that much cause people will pay, not for any other reason. Longer shows doesn't justify an increase or decrease in ticket prices. The length of a GnR show doesn't make it better than some other band's show. Bands just charge fucked prices anymore. Looked at getting tickets for U2 at MSG the other day and for 2 tickets row 20 in the upper level at the back of the venue I was looking at nearly $1000 CDN. Ummmm.... No fuck that bullshit. No show is worth that garbage.
  11. I have always liked UYI1 better and still do to this day. I feel like aside from Civil War, YCBM and Estranged UYI2 doesn't really compete with UYI1. UYI1 does have some filler like Bad Apples and Bad Obsession(there's a "bad" theme there I think) but UYI2 has My World and Get in the Ring(which musically and melody wise are ok but the lyrics suck so bad it ruins the song). And even though I like Don't Cry alt lyrics better it's basically just a duplicate song from UYI1. Also as much as I enjoy songs like Locomotive and Breakdown I feel those songs overstay their welcome but about 2 minutes each. All in all I think UYI1 flows better, has a better collection of songs and just feels more GnR to me. Love'em both but UYI1 gets the nod.
  12. other bands' appetite

    I'm gonna quote myself here to add to my point. Achtung Baby unlike the overwhelming vast majority of albums ever created, including AFD ends even stronger than it starts. The 3 song set to close out the album (Ultraviolet, Acrobat, Love is Blindess) is the best three song set to close an album I've ever heard. Not only are the songs incredible but they pull the album together in an almost perfect summation. In fact there's a legit argument to be made the entire second half of Achtung Baby is better than the first half which actually features 4 hit singles off the album. Achtung Baby also features in my opinion Bono at his best in terms of lyrics and it's one of the few albums where The Edge actually contributes real guitar solos on a regular basis. The album from start to finish is much more dynamic and interesting than Joshua Tree but just doesn't have that same weight to it for whatever reason when people discuss these types of topics.
  13. I agree. This isn't even just a U2 issue. I tried to get tickets in a Foo Fighters presale today. Same shit. Logged on exactly at the time and found there were no prime seats available in the lower bowl. Such an absolute disgrace. What the fuck is the point of a presale if you're gonna purposely prohibit the diehard fans from buying the prime seats? Is it because they think the diehards are stupid and will just scoop up the less desireable nosebleed and back of venue seats so that the general public think fuck yes amazing seats in the general sale? I can't be bothered with flying thousands of miles to a show t sit i the upper decks or at the back of the venue and I'm sure as shit not doing floor seats if they are assigned seats and 9/10 I don't wanna bother with GA. I want the prime seats in the sections just out to the front/side of the stage in the lower bowl. Otherwise these bands can fuck off.
  14. other bands' appetite

    The Joshua Tree is U2's "crown jewel" so to speak amongst the general public and casual fans. It's the album that shot them into super stardom. Having said that Achtung Baby is their "Appetite" for purposes of this thread. It's the album that showed U2 was capable of pretty much whatever they wanted to do. I may be biased but I don't think there has ever been a band who changed their sound and image to such a drastic degree from one(or two if you throw Rattle and Hum in there) album to the next. Not only did they not alienate their fanbase with these changes, they grew it exponentially. It was a massive risk and it paid off huge and they pulled it off with such authenticity it's pretty incredible really. I don't think they get enough credit for that or for the album in general among the casual listeners and general public. Achtung Baby regularly wins polls among hardcore U2 fans as their best album. Joshua Tree is for the public and Achtung Baby is for the fans.
  15. I've seen them at MSG and it was pretty amazing. the vibe of the crowd was fantastic.
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