The Official...Begging For GA tickets thread.

For you people who do not pay attention to the odds.
For you people that are 100% obsessed with sitting in GA.
For you people who MUST go to 5-10 shows, and sit GA for every show.
For you people who make GA seats your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th choices..
And then end up with NO TICKETS for any shows....

THIS THREAD IS FOR YOU!!!!!!
Free Boston Lou!!!!
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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,848
    any MSG available?

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  • CopperTomCopperTom Posts: 2,054
    You know there will be people who will have NYC 1 GA, NYC 2 GA, Phil 1 GA and Phil 2 GA as their top 4 choices. And when they win 0 in the lottery, they will be complaining the loudest.
  • CopperTom said:

    You know there will be people who will have NYC 1 GA, NYC 2 GA, Phil 1 GA and Phil 2 GA as their top 4 choices. And when they win 0 in the lottery, they will be complaining the loudest.

    Its a given.
    Its a fact.

    I myself have the perfect lottery strategy.
    I am going to 1 show, and don't care if I sit in the last row.

    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,961
    edited January 2016
    Nothing wrong with going to see 5-10 shows. No one gets any grief for going to all 8 football home games. PJ plays songs from a 150 song playbook and the teams run plays from a 50 play playbook. I've seen more diving catches than Pearl Jam shows. Both events are the same and different at the same time.

    Agree with the GA thread though and the need to have GA tickets for every freaking show.
  • CopperTomCopperTom Posts: 2,054
    edited January 2016

    CopperTom said:

    You know there will be people who will have NYC 1 GA, NYC 2 GA, Phil 1 GA and Phil 2 GA as their top 4 choices. And when they win 0 in the lottery, they will be complaining the loudest.

    Its a given.
    Its a fact.

    I myself have the perfect lottery strategy.
    I am going to 1 show, and don't care if I sit in the last row.

    Good attitude to have.
  • Leezestarr313Leezestarr313 Temple of the catPosts: 14,063
    I still think the lottery would be much cooler if there was just a box to check if you want to be included in a GA drawing, and otherwise you just choose the show. And then you might get a sweet surprise at the box office. I am altering my strategy this time around, let's see if it works. Good luck to all who are trying!

    Speedy, hoemtown show or something else?
  • Nothing wrong with going to see 5-10 shows. No one gets any grief for going to all 8 football home games. PJ plays songs from a 150 song playbook and the teams run plays from a 50 play playbook. I've seen more diving catches than Pearl Jam shows. Both events are the same and different at the same time.

    Agree with the GA thread though and the need to have GA tickets for every freaking show.

    Nothing at all is wrong with going to 5-10 shows.
    I used to be that guy.

    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • I still think the lottery would be much cooler if there was just a box to check if you want to be included in a GA drawing, and otherwise you just choose the show. And then you might get a sweet surprise at the box office. I am altering my strategy this time around, let's see if it works. Good luck to all who are trying!

    Speedy, hoemtown show or something else?

    Im going to spend a few hours at Wrigley, on Saturday night.
    And that's it as far as shows for me.

    I am going to get 2 seats for Kathy and I, and sit in the upper deck.
    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • Leezestarr313Leezestarr313 Temple of the catPosts: 14,063
    Good luck, we're gonna try for Wrigley too :)
  • Good luck, we're gonna try for Wrigley too :)

    I really don't perceive a problem for me getting cheap seats for that Saturday show in Wrigley. Between the lottery, and the public sale, I really don't think I need to sweat.

    But I could be wrong.
    Wouldn't be the 1st time.

    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • ckravitzckravitz NJPosts: 1,666
    CopperTom said:

    You know there will be people who will have NYC 1 GA, NYC 2 GA, Phil 1 GA and Phil 2 GA as their top 4 choices. And when they win 0 in the lottery, they will be complaining the loudest.

    Shhhhhhhh. Let them do it! Makes my chances of getting my first choice seated better. :smile:
  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,510
    Wake me up when the Official GA line thread starts. Or are people camped out already in Ft. Lauderdale?
    ...got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul...
  • Wma31394Wma31394 Posts: 3,045

    Good luck, we're gonna try for Wrigley too :)

    I really don't perceive a problem for me getting cheap seats for that Saturday show in Wrigley. Between the lottery, and the public sale, I really don't think I need to sweat.

    But I could be wrong.
    Wouldn't be the 1st time.

    I think Monday will be cheap.. Kids go back to school that day..I'm going the same route for sat tickets..I remember my friends found cheap tix on streets the last go round..

    "Going where the water tastes like wine!"
  • Wake me up when the Official GA line thread starts. Or are people camped out already in Ft. Lauderdale?

    How many hours before show do people start that up, out of curiosity?
  • Wma31394Wma31394 Posts: 3,045

    Wake me up when the Official GA line thread starts. Or are people camped out already in Ft. Lauderdale?

    How many hours before show do people start that up, out of curiosity?
    There's a blonde with a list who organizes everything.. No worries.
    "Going where the water tastes like wine!"
  • Wma31394 said:

    Good luck, we're gonna try for Wrigley too :)

    I really don't perceive a problem for me getting cheap seats for that Saturday show in Wrigley. Between the lottery, and the public sale, I really don't think I need to sweat.

    But I could be wrong.
    Wouldn't be the 1st time.

    I think Monday will be cheap.. Kids go back to school that day..I'm going the same route for sat tickets..I remember my friends found cheap tix on streets the last go round..

    If I remember correctly, there were 3 different tiers, when it came to Wrigley tix, when entering the lottery, the last time around.

    GA
    Lower Bowl
    Upper deck

    And I am pretty sure 99.9% of the people who put upper deck as their 1st choice, got their seats.

    I don't need GA
    I don't need lower bowl.
    My wife and I can go in the upper deck, buy a diet coke, have a grilled hot dog, and check out the show.

    Its all good.
    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • ^ With you on that one. Place that big I just want to sit back relax and smile for 3 hours
  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 10,111

    I still think the lottery would be much cooler if there was just a box to check if you want to be included in a GA drawing, and otherwise you just choose the show. And then you might get a sweet surprise at the box office. I am altering my strategy this time around, let's see if it works. Good luck to all who are trying!

    Agree 1,000%, I have been beating that drum since this lotto started. IMO it would be much more simple, equitable, and fun.

    Not only that... Do the "handbill" thing for the 'line'. Give out numbers 30 minutes before the gates open and randomly select a number. Thats where the line starts. Anyone pushing or running gets sent either to hell or the back of the line, their choice.
  • High Fidelity 2000High Fidelity 2000 New Mexico USAPosts: 4,341
    Wma31394 said:

    Wake me up when the Official GA line thread starts. Or are people camped out already in Ft. Lauderdale?

    How many hours before show do people start that up, out of curiosity?
    There's a blonde with a list who organizes everything.. No worries.
    Ha... bring your sharpies!
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  • ckravitzckravitz NJPosts: 1,666
    MayDay10 said:

    I still think the lottery would be much cooler if there was just a box to check if you want to be included in a GA drawing, and otherwise you just choose the show. And then you might get a sweet surprise at the box office. I am altering my strategy this time around, let's see if it works. Good luck to all who are trying!

    Agree 1,000%, I have been beating that drum since this lotto started. IMO it would be much more simple, equitable, and fun.

    Not only that... Do the "handbill" thing for the 'line'. Give out numbers 30 minutes before the gates open and randomly select a number. Thats where the line starts. Anyone pushing or running gets sent either to hell or the back of the line, their choice.
    The problem with the checkbox approach is it kind of give those that want GA a greater chance while reducing the chance for those that don't want GA. Some people just don't want to deal with GA and won't put it down as a pick at all. The reverse really isnt true. I.e. if you want GA, you are getting a crack at both GA and reserved. Just a thought.
  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 10,111
    I think each show should be one pool of tickets. Just 10 club tickets.

    Then after the 2,400 pairs or whatever quantity is selected (at some point before the show), they choose randomly who gets the GA pairs. The people who selected thanks but no thanks for GA would be exempted from getting selected. They can either pick out of a hat... make it a theme once in awhile just to fuck with us like "birthdays in September", "400xxx members", "last names that start with J-L"

    This way, if people are getting their spouses/ticket partners/etc accounts in the 500xxx-600xxx range, and they put in for tickets, they better be prepared to use those. It would also ensure a pretty even distribution of 10c numbers in the reserved seats. Im 300xxx and I feel like everyone in front of me lays up and goes for reserved, while a ton of people behind me spike the GA pot.
  • FoxyRedLaFoxyRedLa Lauren / MIPosts: 4,799
    You people...?




    J/K :lol:
    Oh please let it rain today.
    Those that can be trusted can change their mind.
  • FoxyRedLa said:

    You people...?




    J/K :lol:

    You people!

    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • FoxyRedLaFoxyRedLa Lauren / MIPosts: 4,799
    How rude! :lol:
    Oh please let it rain today.
    Those that can be trusted can change their mind.
  • EnterThanmanEnterThanman London, ONPosts: 1,038
    CopperTom said:

    You know there will be people who will have NYC 1 GA, NYC 2 GA, Phil 1 GA and Phil 2 GA as their top 4 choices. And when they win 0 in the lottery, they will be complaining the loudest.

    Stop looking at my selections! :anguished:

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  • ldent42ldent42 NYCPosts: 7,843
    Mine is actually without PHL 1.

    Some of us prefer personal space not sure why there has to be GA bashing every time.
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  • ldent42 said:

    Mine is actually without PHL 1.

    Some of us prefer personal space not sure why there has to be GA bashing every time.

    Because GA bashing is FUN!
    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • ldent42ldent42 NYCPosts: 7,843

    ldent42 said:

    Mine is actually without PHL 1.

    Some of us prefer personal space not sure why there has to be GA bashing every time.

    Because GA bashing is FUN!
    So is GA.
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  • JSBachJSBach Posts: 108
    I've a question: if I put a seating as 5th choice, do I have the same odds to get it as those who put it as 1st choice or the fact the preference does influence the chances to win?
    Sift everything, hold on to what is good!
  • PP193448PP193448 Springboro, OHPosts: 3,921
    edited January 2016
    GA! GA! GA! GA! I got a PJ fever... And the only prescription is more GA! But I'm only planning 1 show in Lexington so please put me on the in search of list of I don't score... But I will take anything in the building (prefer within spitting distance from Ed)

    Speedy, you're funny...
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