tickets had been released along with a link to where you could get
them. Instead of Ticketmaster, the dealer listed for the UK shows
was a place called buyupfront.com... which I had never heard of.
Glad that U2.com wasn't shoving Ticketmaster down everyone's collective
throats, I clicked on the link.
The site was
nice and looked well-maintained. I had never heard of the place,
but if U2.com was recommending them, then they were probably fair
players. U2 wasn't advertised among the events on the first page
so I did a quick little search.
I just about
fell out of my chair. The search results showed London was sold
out again but Manchester 2 and both nights in Birmingham had an
ON SALE sign next to them. Should I do this? I hadn't been to any
U2 shows yet, London didn't look like it would happen, I had been
reading lots of great stories from other fans... I was buying tickets
just to mkae myself feel better in a way. I logged into Manchester
2, and the page said there were seated tickets left. How many did
I want? I put in for two, and the payment page came up right away!
I grabbed my Mastercard and filled out the fields. The confirmation
page came up and I copied the confirmation number. Manchester 2!
I went back
to the main U2 page. London was still sold out. Birmingham was available.
Should I? This U2 thing was starting to cost me a fortune. Oh, well.
I went for night #2 in Birmingham and had no trouble buying two
seats for that one, too.
So London was
still a no deal, but seeing two more UK shows was above awesome.
I still haven't gotten the tickets, but I'm still psyched. Looking
forward to seeing U2 strut their stuff in England. This time, second
best was good enough.