I’ve been a member of the old U2 fan club, Propaganda, since around Joshua Tree. Since then I’ve been able to get tickets to every tour they’ve ever done. Some have been fantastic seats (ZOO TV @ Foxboro), some have been ass (Elevation @ FleetCenter), but I’ve always received tickets.
This year U2 decided to mothball Propaganda and divert everything to U2.com. It costs $40 a year to join U2.com, but Propaganda users were supposed to get in for 1/2 price. They were supposed to be mailed a letter. I never recieved said letter and despite emails to propaganda, u2.com and even numb.ie, I got nowhere. No freakin way I was going to pay $40 for what amounted to an online Personal Seat License.
I’m glad I didn’t give Bono my money. Apparently according to most fan sites, the online presale was a complete clusterfrick. Some never got in. Others thought they had great seats, then TicketFucker changed the seating layout. It’s almost hysterical what happened, except tickets were $160 each plus service charges. I think I could find lapdances that give me better gratification than those tickets.
Anyway, as a FleetCenter special customer, I was offered 1 U2 ticket with parking and dinner for the low low price of $390. Uh, no thanks. Anyone that fucks their fanclub over the way U2 just did just lost a pretty big fan. Oh well, not that I’d missing anything on tour anyway. I Will Follow for the 23rd time? Please. I guess I have Vertigo or something :).