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Title: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on December 01, 2017, 09:53:49 am
Bollocks.


Seeing Foo Fighters on the 19th June...PJ are on my list of must sees....I'm going to get a total bollocking for this...18th June for me.


Tickets out next Friday.
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: The Letter R on December 01, 2017, 10:01:26 am
Hmmmmm.....not seen them since Brixton many years ago........certainly interested.......
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Bez on December 01, 2017, 10:03:47 am
Ooooo, never seen PJ....would be up for this...any idea on prices etc?

Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on December 01, 2017, 10:11:54 am
£83.50
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on December 01, 2017, 10:47:59 am
Hotel booked.  ;D
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: The Letter R on December 01, 2017, 13:31:26 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 01, 2017, 10:47:59 am
Hotel booked.  ;D



Get us a ticket - you always get front row  ;D
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on December 01, 2017, 17:43:14 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on December 01, 2017, 13:31:26 pm

Get us a ticket - you always get front row  ;D

;D
Fancy standing at this.  The seating in the 02 is pretty soulless, I think..


Wish they were playing Leeds or Glasgow...those venues are tops for standing..
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: pdw1 on December 01, 2017, 19:56:23 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 01, 2017, 17:43:14 pm
;D
Fancy standing at this.  The seating in the 02 is pretty soulless, I think..


Wish they were playing Leeds or Glasgow...those venues are tops for standing..

make sure you arrive 2 days in advance cos 'security' is undermanned and a f**king joke
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Bez on December 01, 2017, 23:30:34 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 01, 2017, 17:43:14 pm
;D
Fancy standing at this.  The seating in the 02 is pretty soulless, I think..


Wish they were playing Leeds or Glasgow...those venues are tops for standing..


Can you stand for 3 hours  ;)
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on December 02, 2017, 10:37:39 am
Quote from: Bez on December 01, 2017, 23:30:34 pm
Can you stand for 3 hours  ;)

I've still got youth on my side. (just)  ;D
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: pdw1 on December 02, 2017, 22:38:48 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 02, 2017, 10:37:39 am
I've still got youth on my side. (just)  ;D

But who is going to hold you up on the other side?
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: cygnusxdave on December 03, 2017, 17:36:19 pm
Hopefully be working at this.
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on December 04, 2017, 17:12:04 pm
Am going to try for both dates (glad I didn't get a FF ticket now!), as I'm an uber-fan!

Any presales/links? The fanclub 'presale' was a lottery system apparently. In the past the TenClub have taken ALL of the floor of some venues (Wembley Arena in 2000 and 2007 I think).
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on December 04, 2017, 18:00:17 pm
O2 presale on Wed.
Amazon tickets are selling on Friday, they might be a good shout as they are less well known...Stargreen too.
I'd do both as well, but already booked for Food in Manchester on 19th and I've not seen them since 2007....
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on December 04, 2017, 18:37:17 pm
Foos were amazing at the 02 in September, in fact it's the reason I didn't do a FF Olympic stadium ticket, as I couldn't see them topping that gig. FF/PJ gigs in two days will be epic though, high chances of a DG guest slot at the other PJ gig perhaps?

Does anyone have a spare 02 presale code? Otherwise it's the bun-fight for the scraps on Friday...
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Bez on December 04, 2017, 23:19:40 pm
Quote from: Neillwith2Ls on December 04, 2017, 18:37:17 pm
Foos were amazing at the 02 in September, in fact it's the reason I didn't do a FF Olympic stadium ticket, as I couldn't see them topping that gig. FF/PJ gigs in two days will be epic though, high chances of a DG guest slot at the other PJ gig perhaps?

Does anyone have a spare 02 presale code? Otherwise it's the bun-fight for the scraps on Friday...


I'll be trying for a ticket for one of the PJ dates on Friday, mate....happy to be in contact on the day....
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on December 05, 2017, 15:32:19 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 04, 2017, 23:19:40 pm
I'll be trying for a ticket for one of the PJ dates on Friday, mate....happy to be in contact on the day....


I'll send you a message mate :)
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: The Letter R on December 05, 2017, 16:59:05 pm
I hope to try too - but not holding out much hope...... :-\
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Bez on December 06, 2017, 00:04:52 am
Quote from: The Letter R on December 05, 2017, 16:59:05 pm
I hope to try too - but not holding out much hope...... :-\


are you after one, Keith?
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: The Letter R on December 06, 2017, 09:42:10 am
Quote from: Bez on December 06, 2017, 00:04:52 am
are you after one, Keith?



Yes mate.
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on December 06, 2017, 12:09:02 pm
Still in the waiting room on the 02 presale, so I'm assuming that is a fail...
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on December 06, 2017, 12:19:01 pm
feck, put in one standing,  no go.

Then got offered one seat in block 111 and I went back to try and get 2 (mate said he would go but only if seated) and got put back into the queue.  fecksake.
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on December 06, 2017, 17:29:57 pm
Any joy Hass?
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: The Letter R on December 06, 2017, 17:48:16 pm
A guy at work ( fan club member ) who failed to get tickets in the fan club sale last week got 2 seats today via 02 - Hopefully they'll be a few scraps left for us tomorrow or Friday - have you seen any presales for tomorrow Neill?
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on December 06, 2017, 18:10:53 pm
Seat that I pulled up after 45 mins in the waiting room was in block 111, Row Y.  I probably should have gotten it.  When I eventually got back in there's only seats on level 4 and level 1 behind the stage and single seats in the block directly opposite the stage.  Forget that.

Will be trying on Friday.  Got a feeling that there'll be no standing at all, so not sure whether to just go straight for seats.  Given that it's a bit of a chew on with travel, accommodation and having to get to Manchester the day afterwards, I'll only get something that I'm happy with.  My premier inn room is cancellable up until the day before the gig so I'm sure there'll be a ticket drop before then if nothing comes up on friday.

I did manage to get some Stella McCartney and Rigby and Peller kecks for the Missus though, whilst I was in the waiting room, so it wasn't a completely wasted morning.

HUGE thanks to Matt for his patience and kindness is allowing me to use his 02 code - cheers Matt!
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Matt2112 on December 06, 2017, 20:41:49 pm
My pleasure, sir. :)
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: The Letter R on December 07, 2017, 09:38:39 am
Can't find any sales that happen now before 11 on Friday.
I agree with Hass, I think standing is probably all gone so best to go for seats straight away or if the option is there "Best available"
As we had luck with Peter Kay tickets via Amazon I think I may try that route again. Although I am now thinking the dates are in the middle of prime holiday time.....if I get something decent I'll take it if not I won't bother. If it comes to it I may have to speak nicely to people in our mobile phone division and see if they have a spare seat in their box......decisions decisions....

Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on December 07, 2017, 10:05:12 am
Quote from: The Letter R on December 07, 2017, 09:38:39 am
Can't find any sales that happen now before 11 on Friday.
I agree with Hass, I think standing is probably all gone so best to go for seats straight away or if the option is there "Best available"
As we had luck with Peter Kay tickets via Amazon I think I may try that route again. Although I am now thinking the dates are in the middle of prime holiday time.....if I get something decent I'll take it if not I won't bother. If it comes to it I may have to speak nicely to people in our mobile phone division and see if they have a spare seat in their box......decisions decisions....

If peeps aren't able to get tickets, provided they aren't 'named' tickets, I'd be happy to snap up some if and when ticket drops become available....although this might be absolutely months away....my preference is to stand and I'm planning on getting there early doors...but if decent seats later become available I'll snaffle them up...
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Bez on December 08, 2017, 11:27:39 am
I hate getting tickets in pressure situations...

I'm logged n to various websites across 3 PCs, I've checked the cards that are associated with the accounts are the correct ones...fingers a re warmed up ready to F5 at pace and I've been doing neck exercises all morning to be able to scan across my desk...
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on December 08, 2017, 11:42:13 am
Quote from: Bez on December 08, 2017, 11:27:39 am
I hate getting tickets in pressure situations...


Thats the thing I love most.  ;D   Hearts beating like a fecking Slayer record.  ;D
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Bez on December 08, 2017, 11:50:17 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 08, 2017, 11:42:13 am
Thats the thing I love most.  ;D   Hearts beating like a fecking Slayer record.  ;D


Just been for a "pre-match" wee.... ::)

Its good when you get sorted, but shit when you just sit in a  queue for hours and end up with nowt...the oressure around making the decision to refresh or wait is horrible!

Good luck  ;)
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: The Letter R on December 08, 2017, 12:20:52 pm
Managed to bag 2 on Amazon for the 19th upper tier but block 403 row E so not bad considering....

Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Bez on December 08, 2017, 12:24:31 pm
Neill just managed to get 3 in block 409, row C....better than not being there...


I doiidn't get a sniff of anything decent...
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: The Letter R on December 08, 2017, 12:33:40 pm
Waiting to read Haz got 4 standing  ::)
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on December 08, 2017, 12:42:26 pm
I fecked up. 

Nothing on Ticketmaster or live nation.  Checked Amazon last and they had standing, but all gone by the time I requested.  Noticed some lower level tickets so put them in and thought I'll see where they are.  I didn't seem to get any final 'are you sure you want these' screens and ended up buying them.  They're fecking Amazon lounge tickets and cost £166.80.  fecks sake.  In block 111, no idea where.  I get a food and drinks voucher, though.  Probably Pork Scratchings.  fecks sake.

Got through quickly to AXS, having joined the queue at 10.30, only to be told 'your internet is down' - not wasn't.  Frustrating.
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: rascal houdi on December 08, 2017, 12:59:31 pm
Not a sniff of anything decent either, not interested in upper tier. The main reason I hate big gigs.
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: The Letter R on December 08, 2017, 13:21:24 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 08, 2017, 12:42:26 pm
I fecked up. 

Nothing on Ticketmaster or live nation.  Checked Amazon last and they had standing, but all gone by the time I requested.  Noticed some lower level tickets so put them in and thought I'll see where they are.  I didn't seem to get any final 'are you sure you want these' screens and ended up buying them.  They're fecking Amazon lounge tickets and cost £166.80.  fecks sake.  In block 111, no idea where.  I get a food and drinks voucher, though.  Probably Pork Scratchings.  fecks sake.

Got through quickly to AXS, having joined the queue at 10.30, only to be told 'your internet is down' - not wasn't.  Frustrating.



Sorry mate - had to chuckle at your Pork Scratchings comment though  ;D  - on the brightside block 111 is quite decent. And you get waiter service to your seat!!
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on December 08, 2017, 13:27:26 pm
Frustrating thing, is I just KNOW, better seats will come up in the run up to the gig.  Never mind, its done now.  They're on the list of must see bands/artists for next year (along with about 100 other bands/artists)....
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: rascal houdi on December 08, 2017, 14:18:35 pm
Just got the last 2 tickets in block 110 on Stargreen, near the back corner but at least it's  downstairs.
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on December 08, 2017, 14:24:41 pm
Managed to get 3 seats in Block 409, Row C for myself Bez and a mate for the 2nd gig on Tues.19th - as Bez said, better than not being there. It broke my rule of 'never going back to the 400 blocks seats' following the last PJ gig there in 2009...  ;D ::)

Out of interest, I checked Stargreen after getting the above, for some reason they were only selling for the Monday gig, so had a look.... bagged a single seat in Block 110. Think it was the last one, as their 110 allocation became unavailable when I looked again, then shortly afterwards the other two areas they were selling (Block 405, and Block 114 behind the stage) went offsale.

Just checked again, Stargreen have Tues. on sale, only Block 114 and 405 though (110 sold out).
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on December 08, 2017, 14:26:23 pm
Quote from: rascal houdi on December 08, 2017, 14:18:35 pm
Just got the last 2 tickets in block 110 on Stargreen, near the back corner but at least it's  downstairs.


I literally just looked, and saw the 110 "offsale" notification when I refreshed! Well done mate, is that the Tuesday I take it?
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on December 08, 2017, 14:28:00 pm
I phoned up Stargreen whilst hovering over the "Pay" button, to check where in the block their seats are. They don't know! So, we know we're in Block 110, but they don't get told seat numbers until the tickets are released to them by the promoter - an anti-touting scheme he said.
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: rascal houdi on December 08, 2017, 15:10:03 pm
Yes, got for Tuesday.
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: zoony on December 10, 2017, 11:58:44 am
Just having a read of this thread and thinking what a fecking nightmare it is trying to get tickets for events these days. Wouldn't it be better if we could just go back to the days before the internet when you phoned the venue to order your tickets...
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Red Star on December 10, 2017, 12:33:19 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 10, 2017, 11:58:44 am
Just having a read of this thread and thinking what a fecking nightmare it is trying to get tickets for events these days. Wouldn't it be better if we could just go back to the days before the internet when you phoned the venue to order your tickets...


I was thinking exactly the same Rob and it's the reason that I go to so few gigs these days. There are only a very small handful of bands that would get me into an enormodome or stadium at near on £100 a ticket and that aint going to happen unless they reform or come out of retirement.
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: zoony on December 12, 2017, 03:38:51 am
Quote from: Red Star on December 10, 2017, 12:33:19 pm
I was thinking exactly the same Rob and it's the reason that I go to so few gigs these days. There are only a very small handful of bands that would get me into an enormodome or stadium at near on £100 a ticket and that aint going to happen unless they reform or come out of retirement.



You can't beat Bravado or LVS at The Robin2 on a Sunday night mate. Turn up and pay on the door, jobs a good 'un 😁.
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on December 18, 2017, 13:17:29 pm
It all depends entirely on what you're into, where they're touring, what you're prepared to pay etc. I agree entirely, it's a absolute ball-ache going through this rigmarole when a big event like this comes up. But, for Pearl Jam I am prepared to go over and above - am sure the same is true for others, with other bands. I am actually quite glad of the little community we have going, where we tend to try to share out the ticket-buying amongst mates who are all going. Not everyone can sit refreshing a computer at 9am on a Friday morning!

My other extreme is just going to my local to see bands play for free :)
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: BasspedalMan on December 29, 2017, 14:56:08 pm
Got two tickets in 107 for me and my friend. I will be at the O2 the night before anyway for the Stone Free Festival.. also thinking of doing the Saturday because the Scorpions are EPIC entertainment.... :)
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on June 13, 2018, 00:05:19 am
Holy shit!  Just checked out the setlist from Amsterdam!
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: BasspedalMan on June 14, 2018, 16:57:56 pm
Who is up on Monday then?
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on June 15, 2018, 12:48:46 pm
Does anyone who is in a seat on Monday fancy grabbing me an event poster and I'll PayPal costs and p&p etc..
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on June 21, 2018, 12:55:11 pm
Monday was great, even if Eddie's voice was on its last legs. How he managed 2.5 hours still, is amazing. The crowd sung half the words to most of the gig. It was no surprise to me that they pulled night #2, but I'm not sure 3 days off is enough time to recuperate (they've said they're resuming in Milan tomorrow night!). They're hoping to reschedule the cancelled London gig for mid-July, and 17th/18th/19th/20th July are all free at The O2, with the last date on the current Euro jaunt being 14th July in Lisbon. Fingers crossed it's not when I'm on holiday...
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on June 21, 2018, 19:12:53 pm
Eddie clearly wasn't at full strength, but he was still better than most.  The band were incredible, I thought.  They sounded so powerful - Mcready in particular was on fire.  Pleased to have been there.
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: The Letter R on June 26, 2018, 14:27:14 pm
17th July for re-arranged date  8)
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on July 05, 2018, 19:12:40 pm
Standing and level 1's now available on AXS - can you chaps not get refunds on your level 4's and re-purchase...

I'd be there myself, for sure, but its on my Birthday and I'll get killed if I go....sheesh, a man can't even do what he wants on his birthday for fear of death...
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: The Letter R on July 09, 2018, 13:51:11 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on July 05, 2018, 19:12:40 pm
Standing and level 1's now available on AXS - can you chaps not get refunds on your level 4's and re-purchase...


Thanks for the heads-up but I'll stick with what I have - they are the side of the arena I prefer ( quick exit ) and not too bad a seat.
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Bisto on July 10, 2018, 00:39:12 am
Quote from: Red Star on December 10, 2017, 12:33:19 pm
I was thinking exactly the same Rob and it's the reason that I go to so few gigs these days. There are only a very small handful of bands that would get me into an enormodome or stadium at near on £100 a ticket and that aint going to happen unless they reform or come out of retirement.



Its all relative, none of us can get to every gig we'd like to in an ideal world, even Hass, Keith and CQ miss some ;) It's not life or death if you miss a tour if you've already seen a band/artist but missing an entire career is something else; I've done that far too many times in the past and it's one of my biggest regrets. Seeing Roger Waters for the first (and possibly only) time was well worth all the money, inconvenience and discomfort...that gig will stay with me until my memory goes completely or until I die, whichever one comes along first.
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on July 10, 2018, 17:34:58 pm
I'd be at this re-arranged gig, except its my Birthday and the Wife will kill me. 
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: The Letter R on July 11, 2018, 09:15:48 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on July 10, 2018, 17:34:58 pm
I'd be at this re-arranged gig, except its my Birthday and the Wife will kill me.



Surely it's your choice what you do on your Birthday?.........or are you hoping she reads this and buys you a ticket.... :) ;)
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: captainkurtz on July 11, 2018, 09:39:09 am
She actually booked a Michelin star restaurant - which I've gotten her to cancel and we are all going to go to my Mums with a takeaway instead.....

Glad I caught at least one of the shows - hoping they return next year...
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: The Letter R on July 18, 2018, 09:34:25 am
Well that show was a bit special - nearly 3 hours worth of material and the odd cover, a few I didn't recognise too. We also seemed to have missed the third encore All Along the Watchtower - as we left after Yellow Ledbetter and the band left the stage in what we thought was a final goodbye. Still at least I made my last train which may not have been the case had we stayed.
Eddie does like his red wine!!! :o


Setlist for those who are interested :-



https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/pearl-jam/2018/the-o2-arena-london-england-1beb89e8.html
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: Rob Barchetta on July 20, 2018, 16:41:08 pm
Hi Keith - yes we nearly missed it too. I was just saying to mark, as we were walking out after Yellow Leadbetter, the days of bands coming back after pre-arranged encores are long gone... and while the white house light were still up we heard the crowd cheering so nipped back in and stood towards the back in the amazon vip and wheelchair area and watched a great version of 'watchtower. All played with just the white house lights, and a half-empty floor! Refreshing to hear it played somewhere between the Hendrix and Dylan versions  8)
Title: Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
Post by: The Letter R on July 23, 2018, 13:22:41 pm
Quote from: Rob Barchetta on July 20, 2018, 16:41:08 pm
Hi Keith - yes we nearly missed it too. I was just saying to mark, as we were walking out after Yellow Leadbetter, the days of bands coming back after pre-arranged encores are long gone... and while the white house light were still up we heard the crowd cheering so nipped back in and stood towards the back in the amazon vip and wheelchair area and watched a great version of 'watchtower. All played with just the white house lights, and a half-empty floor! Refreshing to hear it played somewhere between the Hendrix and Dylan versions  8)



Nice  :)