Us two going to U2

Cape Town Stadium
After last touring South Africa in 1998, the famous U2 will be stopping over in Johannesburg and Cape Town as part of their 360° tour in February 2011 - and this time, we have tickets!

I took this photo of these strange zebra-men at the Cape Town Stadium a while ago (during the Football World Cup), and share it with you today because this, dear friends, is the place where 72,000 fans will arrive to watch the spectacle that U2 is so well known for.

Kerry-Anne and I hate queuing for tickets (it's far too boring!), so we normally take our chances with purchasing from an online ticket booking site, Computicket. I say "take our chances" because South African sites, and I guess this one specifically, are known not to handle well huge volumes of people trying to buy tickets at once, and invariably slow to the pace of a reluctant teenager on a family hike - leading many close to death from pure frustration.

This time around Kerry-Anne paid the $50 registration fee and pre-bought our tickets through U2's website. No mess, no fuss. :D

6 thoughts on “Us two going to U2

  1. Glen

    I ao so excited that I also got mine too. But I also didn’t stand in line for mine. Since I was playing single parent this weekend, I asked a friend who stood in line to buy on my behalf. It took her yonks to get them, but she got them and I’m VERY happy!

    SO, are we going to see you guys at 8am at the stadium together with cooler boxes of drinks, food, chairs, brollies enjoying the party before gates open? Oh yesh indeed. It is events like this that you HAVE to take a day off work for and suck up the vibe!

  2. Paul

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    Smart man Glen! Yes, of course, we’ll have to be there *early* to get good position. Although, perhaps you could be there early and book our spots for us? :p

  3. Cristina

    hurray!!! I got the ticket too. They cost me a fortune!!!! But it doesn’t metter. I was too late!!!
    I will be able to see, for the first time, also the inside of beautiful new Stadium. While I was there I took advantage to reserve also for the Military Tatoo at the Castle on the 4th of novembere and for the Cirque du Soleil on the 23rd of march!!!! very well in advance!!! but we couldn’t find 2 seats together. Incredible!!!

  4. Juna Ignacio

    wow friend, im from Argentina! my brother is in Cape Town now! he is with his Rugby team in a leg through South Africa and i asked him for bringing me a U2 t-shirt of the concert because when the band is going to play, he will be in the nearest area just walking! i think he is a very lucky person!

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