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The 8 maddening stages of trying (and failing) to get U2 tickets

“Your wait time is less than 33 minutes.”

U2 In Concert - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

THIS MORNING, TICKETS for U2′s dates in Dublin and Belfast went on sale.

It was a trying experience for all involved.

First, you were greeted with a list of options as long as your arm.

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Music Generation Zone? VIP Travel Package? Official Platinum Tickets?

None of these words make any sense to me! I just want a normal, reasonably-priced ticket. Not a gold-encrusted ticket that grants me the opportunity to touch The Edge’s foot or whatever.

After completing a random captcha code — “Amazing Atmosphere” and “Baby Blues” were the ones we filled out — you were directed to this ominous holding page…

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Processing… high demand… patience.

They might as well just say, “HAHA, NOT A CHANCE, LOVE.”

And once that was “processed”, you were met with this.

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“33 minutes. I can do this,” you think to yourself. “I just have to sit perfectly still and make sure I don’t refresh the page. I’ll just look at those circles go round and round and round. Maybe I’ll use the time to meditate!”

Two minutes later…

COME ON TO F**K!

Until finally it looked as though there was light at the end of the tunnel!

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Four minutes, baby!

*opening strains of Where The Streets Have No Name plays faintly in the distance*

Only for your dreams to then be crushed

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You:

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You can’t fathom how on Earth these people managed to procure the fabled tickets.

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Sorcery? Bribery? How??????

But sure, maybe you can get a ticket from a third party seller, right?

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Or maybe not!

Ah well, there’s always next time.

Have fun, guys.

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