Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

U2 Vertigo 2005 Tickets Selling Like Hotcakes

So this morning I woke up a bit early and got ready at 9:50am, loaded up and watched the time click till 10:00:00am and clicked on the Palace of Auburn Hills website. Logged in and purchased my U2 tickets and landed 2 floor spots. It took about 3 minutes. I was a bit hesitant about being on the floor, but I've heard great things about the experience. So I went for round 2 and tried to purchase 2 more in the club section. Maybe I could sell them or have 2 more people. I think it was about 10:07am and all I could find was behind the stage. Tried again and by about 10:11am I couldn't find anything nice for a pair of seats. I'm shocked U2 tickets sold so fast. Oh well, I got my place. That's all that matters.

You can look on my brother's blog for our seat locations. As lame as I may sound, I've been looking forward to the chance since about 1993.

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  • Rob on March 14, 2005 ~ 01:13 PM

    Good job. Sure sounds better than sleeping in front of the box office.

  • Jeff Schiller on March 14, 2005 ~ 02:14 PM

    I’ve been wanting to go to a U2 concert for longer but can never get my act together. I should look into when they are coming to Chicago…

  • Mauriat Miranda on March 14, 2005 ~ 05:17 PM

    Gooooooood luck. I saw the Chicago date for May 10, and if it wasn’t a weekday I would have seriously considered it. For some interesting numbers head on over to Ebay and check out the prices that these scalpers are selling their tickets. I saw 2 tickets for the opening San Diego show sell for over a $1000. Unbelievable.

  • Mauriat Miranda on March 14, 2005 ~ 08:20 PM

    Which reminds me … I think it must have been in the early to mid 90’s. Could have been the U2 ZooTV tour, I’m not 100% sure. The gang of “Saved By The Bell” had “Screech” camp out in front of the ticket counter to get 6 U2 tickets. However he got confused as to which spot in front they wanted, so he went to ask them and lost his spot. When he regained it, the tickets sold out. Cooincidentally the gang find $50,000 in the store and decided to buy and resell a 2nd round of newly available tickets. Of course they couldn’t do that because they thought they were being followed by thugs or the mafia. As it turns out they were on a “hidden camera” show with fake money. And their gift for participating: 6 front row tickets to the concert.

    Man, some californian fictional rich kids get all the luck!