Saturday, December 04, 2010
U2, Melbourne, December 3rd, 2010
All in all, well worth the $40 we spent. That's right, we snared silver zone seats, which were originally selling for $175, for $40 each. Why? Because ticket sales were so slow that the promoter just dropped the price. To put that into perspective, the tour T-Shirts were selling inside the venue for $50 a pop for the cheapest shirt. We saw the band for less than the cost of a shirt. I think the last time they toured for $40 a ticket was back in 1989, so my advice to anyone is to wait until after the first show before you buy tickets for the second - you might be pleasantly surprised.
Sitting in the Silver section was decent. Sure, the band were ants, but the distance gave a new appreciation for the magnitude of the set design and the overall effect. More lights, more colours and more effects could be seen, far more than anyone saw from the ground, or close up - both of which we were on Wednesday. The 'spaceship' really came into it's own when fully extended, especially during City Of Blinding Lights.
More photos, all taken from our cheap seats, which were cheap for us, but not for a few sitting around us.