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  1. 17 hours ago, Holl86 said:

    Do the VIPs get a separate q to join by the staff at the venue?

    Is 4pm early enough to get q close?

    Has anyone else not received the e mail that says what time to get there yet etc as mine doesn't appear to have arrived?

    I would q earlier but I'm going with my dad whos over 60 so 4 is probably going to be the earliest I can join. Starting to feel a little anxious after reading some of these posts lol 

    1. Yes, that information was provided with the ticket / purchase. They'll send you an email with more detailed times prior to the date (I just got my details for Bristol yesterday) + it's on the ticket. 

    2. May depend on the times at the actual venue, but yeah, you have way smaller queue among premium ticket holders, so even if you won't get there first, you still should be at the very front. That's what you're paying for, after all. I don't plan to show up much earlier. Haven't done any gig yet though, so can't be sure, haha. Can let you know after tomorrow :D

    3. As mentioned above: didn't get mine for Manchester yet, but got one for Bristol yesterday, so no worries, it will come closer to the date. Just check junk email cause mine got there for some reason.

    I'll see you there, I suppose! :D

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  2. On 5/21/2019 at 12:49 AM, That Little Animal said:

    Just curious. Is anyone still listening to this album?

    I put some of my favorite songs on various Spotify playlists, so I still hear those songs, but I haven't listened to the whole thing in months. 

    Sure thing!


  3. On 5/19/2019 at 4:49 AM, Citizen_Eraser said:

    Sorry, it wasn't meant to be directed at you personally, I mean I know its your quote lol. But everyone has been saying it since GUAF was announced and Matt made that comment but I think now that we've heard it its definitely a relationship song. But people still mention that its about Matt's uncle.

    You can have a close relationship with your uncle as well. With any member of family. There are plenty more relationships in one's life than just romantic. It may be 'definite' for you, but not for others. As much as I get your point, I think you should let people say and assume whatever they want about that song and not be so bothered when it's something you don't agree with. That's the beauty of it, you are free choose what particular song means to you ;) Music is more about feelings than meanings :) 


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    On 5/14/2019 at 6:11 PM, Andy__2018 said:

    Hi, I'm going to the Manchester gig and live nearby, a few friends going, anybody like to chat about it or join me or my friends for a drink before, thanks

    What kind of tickets you got? Also, where are you meeting up beforehand and what time? I may pop by :) 


  5. On 3/9/2019 at 10:06 AM, OriginOfAbso said:

    Not that this would ever happen, but Butterflies and Hurricanes would be such a perfect replacement for Mercy. Hardly any hardcore or even casual fans care at all about Mercy, and B&H could serve the same purpose. Have the confetti start coming up during the slow buildup after the piano interlude and then the streamers shoot out on "BEEESSST."  Would even have that triumphant vibe that suits streamers.

    OMG YES!! This is my biggest wish at the moment. To hear B&H. And replacing it with Mercy (which I don't care about in the slightest, heard it enough times) sounds like THE DREAM :D 

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  6. On 3/7/2019 at 10:34 PM, Jobby said:

    Yeah, unfortunately they’ve backed themselves into a situation they really can’t win with now. Change it either way and you’re fucking off one side, now the GA fans are pissed again (understandably). Hopefully the hassle will indeed persuade them to avoid it in future.

    Think this coulda worked out perfectly if they’d just addressed it online when (assuming this is true) the decision was made. I get that they’ve always stayed quiet publically when it comes to any remote controversies but something as simple as “Look, we’ve heard complaints from hardcore fans about the early access and we understand so we’re gonna scrap it. Anyone who bought VIP solely for the early access can swap to a normal GA ticket and have the price difference refunded.” would’ve settled it fine.

    Yes, exactly! That was at the core of my argument from the very beginning. 

    On 3/8/2019 at 9:21 AM, Jobby said:

    Because while VIPs are now getting what they paid for, they’re back to being screwed. It’s p understandable.

    Ideally the complaints would’ve resulted in offered refunds and an explanation that the early access has been diluted because of backlash but I always feared that the most likely outcome was just gonna be “let them in earlier”.

    ^THIS. Agree. Even though this works for me as VIP goer, I still get why this is disappointing for the rest. 

    On 3/9/2019 at 1:27 AM, JessicaSarahS said:

    Because of the height of the stage, you'll have a pretty good view from anywhere. As a shorty, I'm actually worried being too close now. I feel the area at the end of the B-stage is the best for show viewing. 

    Could some please clarify for me which one is B-stage? Is it the stage at the end of catwalk?


  7. 4 hours ago, hyena17 said:

    Well in SD, it sounds like VIP got in early, so I guess problem solved?  Now we're back to wondering if normal GA will have any barrier space left!!  Pretty skilled of Muse to create a situation where there will be an angry mob of people no matter what you do.  😅 And they could have avoided it all, but *shrug*

    Oh well. Not that I'm surprised 😛 


  8. On 3/3/2019 at 3:08 PM, drksid3 said:

    Again I think they changed it since last tour because of both the backlash they got for it and because they sold more bundles than they were expecting and feared causing a real storm (the petition was already enough... I will never forgive the people holding up those signs at the Royal Albert Hall. That was just rude and Matt was pissed about it, thinking the motion didn't reach the band is just naive at this point). They're still not breaking any law because line skipping is early access but hell, I understand that people are pissed about it. I would be mad too if I had paid extra thinking I would be let on the floor before the others and then seeing it reduced to me having to run for a spot as GA comes in from the other side. It would still be only my assumption because the conditions are not clear about this (do I enter before GA? How early is the access?)....and that's why they're allowed to do this.

    I get it that on one side they're trying to make everyone happy. Imo, next time, they should just NOT have early access bundles. It's really not worth the price and the drama. 

    Nothing against the EE bundles instead, that looks cool although overpriced.

    I agree with that completely - that's why I'm done arguing about it. There's nothing to be done, sadly, and we have to get over it. The only think I wish could happen is to make sure that 2tier VIP with 'early access' won't happen next time. 

    Totally agree about RAH - I was so in for the petition, but the signs were way too much. 

    I think the issue with the backlash and mentioned lack of coherence comes from the fact, that even though we did the petition and tried to make them aware, they have never officially replied, commented or even gave us a sign that they know. That's why I personally decided to buy that bloody ticket in the end. It wasn't something I was happy doing (obviously), but since I couldn't fight them, I've joined them. Not the best philosophy and I'm not particularly proud of it, but I also don' regret it. I stand by choice - I did what I had to do, to make sure I get to the front. Sure thing that I won't do that ever again now - lesson learnt, never again VIP for early access bullshit. 

    And I know I'll still get there, even with GA coming in at the same time - I don't want that to change, I don't want to be seen as the one who fights against GA goers. I'd much rather get a refund and go queuing as I've always had! My anger and disappointment is only in the WAY they "fixed" it. Behind our backs.  That was a shitty move. And I would like them to at least fix it by making sure that won't happen again. Do VIP, Enhance Experiences and what not all you want, but leave access to the floor to GA. That;s my wish. If I can't get the refund, I'd like to get that at least, for the future shows. 


  9. 6 hours ago, ben637 said:

    In my mind if the vip queue is only around that many then you should be able to get a good spot even if entering at the same time as GA. for me, I’m going to Bristol and the plans imply a golden circle presumably based on first come first served (like I experienced at Foos London Stadium). If this is the case it feels like it should not be a problem if they continue to not honour early access.

    Btw, I'm thinking along the same lines! And I'm going to Bristol gig as well, alone. Would like to have someone like-minded in the VIP line with me :D are you going solo or with someone?


  10. On 2/28/2019 at 7:43 AM, ben637 said:

    However, unlike a lot of the current generation I don’t spend money on tv packages and expensive phones/contracts, Prime etc. So I don’t consider myself to be one of the “rich” people a referring to that buy the VIP tickets, genuine fans buy them too.

    Yeah, that's kind of obvious to me. However people still give me shit for actually buying it and it simply pisses me off.

    The more time passes though, the more I accept that was a lesson to be learnt. The hard way. 

    On 2/28/2019 at 5:30 PM, hyena17 said:

    Honestly I think there's a decent chance that with all the upset people that they change it for the next tour.  There's other ways to make extra $$ - there are plenty of VIP packages they can come up with that don't include early entry.  Other bands seem to be able to come up with plenty of ideas.

    That's precisely what I'm hoping for. My correspondence with CID is fruitless, just as all their social media replies are. It's become obvious that we won't get any refunds and we'll have to stick with ridiculously overpriced poster and fucking lunchbox (actually, today is the day when it actually makes me laugh at myself). It's a shame, it still makes my blood boiling, but I'm getting over it. And the only GOOD thing that can come out of it now, is to try to channel people's anger into sabotaging the idea of VIP in the first place. Made more noise. I kind of see it as a chance for something we never managed to achieve before tickets went on sale. 

    I'd like to make everyone aware what the problem with the premium ticket is - it's obviously not worth the price and people should be discouraged from buying them. If we can't help those who already bought them, lets prevent anyone else to buy any more of them.

    Also, would be great to make management / band aware of the general (I hope) disagreement with it. I mean, I hope that it will be a chance to unite the fans rather than divide them. Instead of just sitting here and hope it will change next tour, we could maybe try to make our point more visible? 

    I know some people still look at me angrily as I did give in and bought them (fair enough, I kinda look at myself like this as well atm), but let's move on from that, okay? My mistake and I'll deal with it on my own. Lesson learnt, won't ever do VIP for early access again. 

    Instead of judging each other and sharing opposite opinions on this, maybe we could find some common cause in here and execute it...?

    7 hours ago, hyena17 said:

    I counted our line about 10 mins before we went into the building and there were 70 give or take a few.  About 10 of these ended up being separated out bc they had seats.  I also was sort of keeping track of the top-tier VIPs as they checked in and it was a larger number - maybe 80?  But keep in mind a larger percentage of those people have seats.  When we got inside the building and were lined up on the concourse, there were about 40 top-tier VIP in front of us to go down to the floor.

    Ofc I have no idea if they have a hard cap on the number for sale or if it fluctuates with each gig.  I would kind of think 100 is a good estimate of total floor VIP. 

    Yeah, I heard it was 107 exactly. Not sure how true, someone commented about it on one of the million posts on fcb :D 

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  11. 3 minutes ago, dreamyana said:

    Well, I surely am a bit over dramatic with it all, Muse in general evokes big emotions in me and this whole VIP thing was problematic from the very beginning... plus I'm still pretty pissed off (though slowly progressing into severe and sad disappointment...). It feels kind like a second blow, which I wasn't expecting at all. I know I will get over it eventually and make peace with it all, just as I did with getting VIP tickets in first place. Sure I'd like to see it solved somehow, preferably good for both parties. But in the worst case, painful as it may be, I'll just learn my lesson the hard way and never buy those kind of packages again. I definitely will make sure to have fun, no matter what. After all, money is just money and what counts is experience. I'm determined to not let one spoil the other. 

    I feel you... Whatever the outcome will be, don't let this ruin your experience. Enhanced experience (in my hometown btw) will get you first for sure. 

    My feeling is that they will keep lying to us and never process any refund or change the deal. Looking for how they're responding to complaints and attacks on social media, they're all greedy liars. I still would like to get to the bottom of it eventually, even for my personal satisfaction of knowing. 

    I posted that as a response on the other thread, so here it is. It has eaten the quotes within the quotes, so the first part is in response to Jobby's post, and second in response to elvvis's :) 


  12. 6 hours ago, Jobby said:

    Don’t like speculating yet since it’s only been 3 gigs but if I had to guess, I’d be surprised if CID made the call ‘cos...money. The band have never been known to talk about or address controversies either, possibly hence the silence. That said, if it is their call, I’d say don’t fall out with them over it. Their hearts’ll have been in the right place, it’s just the lack of communication that’d obviously be wrong but that can be at least somewhat fixed with refunds etc.

    One thing’s for sure, I hope the complaints lead to explanations and refunds and not “sorry we’ll start letting VIPs in extra early to make up for it” 😂

    Well, I surely am a bit over dramatic with it all, Muse in general evokes big emotions in me and this whole VIP thing was problematic from the very beginning... plus I'm still pretty pissed off (though slowly progressing into severe and sad disappointment...). It feels kind like a second blow, which I wasn't expecting at all. I know I will get over it eventually and make peace with it all, just as I did with getting VIP tickets in first place. Sure I'd like to see it solved somehow, preferably good for both parties. But in the worst case, painful as it may be, I'll just learn my lesson the hard way and never buy those kind of packages again. I definitely will make sure to have fun, no matter what. After all, money is just money and what counts is experience. I'm determined to not let one spoil the other. 

    1 hour ago, elvvis said:

    I bought enhanced experience in Cracow and Early entrance in Prague and Rome . Im so confused and  frustrated , i was  saving money all previous year for this tour :(

    I feel you... Whatever the outcome will be, don't let this ruin your experience. Enhanced experience (in my hometown btw) will get you first for sure. 

    My feeling is that they will keep lying to us and never process any refund or change the deal. Looking for how they're responding to complaints and attacks on social media, they're all greedy liars. I still would like to get to the bottom of it eventually, even for my personal satisfaction of knowing. 


  13. 1 hour ago, Gemsy said:

    SO YEAH same again, 3/3... Definitely tour/production company policy to undermine what the VIP ticket holders have paid for (early entry).

    Unless the band have asked that the GA queuers be let in at the same time. 

    I don't know what to do anymore.

    I'm really pissed off about all of this. Partly because I do understand GA goers point of view, in a sense that if we don't fight it and agree on GA coming onto the floor with premium ticket holders, it MAY help the cause in the long run and the 2nd tier VIPs will die out eventually. And of course I'm all in for it, that's what I wanted in the first place anyway. But on the other hand: what are the odds of that actually happening? Seems bit naive anyway. And it's really hard NOT to fight for what you've been promised and paid a lot of money for... especially that, come on, I know it may seem easy to let go and not that important in the bigger scheme of things, but this is my big dream that we're talking about. I was waiting for it and planning it for years. Of course it entails huge emotions, just like queuing for 14 hours does. Maybe even more, because in the line no one lies to me, and here I've been most clearly screwed. 

    So far it really ruins it all for me. I start questioning the whole point of it. Because if I'm stressed about it now, months in advance, what will it be like on the day? 

    Above all though, I want some clarity - I want band to either confirm or deny it was their idea. I want them to know we think it was shit move, that they should have informed us about it officially earlier, and not go behind people's backs like this. I want CID to take responsibility for what they offered and didn't deliver, or at least being frank about how the things stand. But that last is probably the most naive hope I've ever had.

    Seems like I'll be learning a lesson the hard way either way. 

    I just honestly hope it's not band's doing. Because if it is, I may really lose my over ten year long respect for them. Not because I don't agree with what they potentially did, but because of the shitty way they did it.

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  14. 10 hours ago, Jobby said:

    Yeah no, don’t feel the need to apologise. I wanna stress that I’m not intentionally shaming anyone or trying to start any back-and-forths. What you spend your money on is your prerogative, and I’m fully aware some people won’t even be buying VIP for early access. But, if you are buying it for that reason, then whether hardcore fan or casual, you’re spending money to gain an advantage over the people who’ve queued up for hours, which I personally can’t side with. That’s just how I see it and I find that viewpoint hard to shake. Signing petitions or showing your support against it in other ways is good but, ultimately, all these companies care about is whether the ticket gets bought or not, so if you buy it you are telling them to keep doing it and giving them license to potentially go even further in the future. As the old saying goes, the only meaningful vote is with your wallet.

    Basically, you’re not bad people or fans, I just don’t agree with it and think it’s ultimately fair that everyone got/gets let in at the same time (tho you do deserve your money back since it wasn’t announced).

    See your point, fair enough. And don't take what I'm saying below personally - I just want to adress my point of view to everyone here.

    Buying those premium tix was quite a dilemma for me precisely because of what you're saying - I am well aware of the vicious nature of it all. But my desire to be at the front was bigger (though after this tour I may reconsider my addiction, for my own good...) than that, egoistic as it is. And it's not like I did it to "gain advantage" over other people (even though I should have gained it, since that's what I paid for) - I did it to be close, not to be against people who wait for hours (I also got one GA and of course I am planning to queue for hours!).

    Sure, I'm not happy with how things stand, I know it's a vicious circle, but if this is how the world works now, of course I would put my wants first. Especially that I can say "it's just money" - I had them (and I haven't had them before). And if that's what gets me to the front, that's what I do. See my point?

    I know it sounds a bit sick, but I did whatever I could to get to the front. I've been dreaming about a bit of touring with them for way too long - it's just bad luck that the year I can FINALLY do it, they introduced VIPs. It's not like I wouldn't go and queue because I would, for as long as necessary. Shit, if it turns out to be the case, that it's band decision and the premium ticket doesn't actually give you the early access, I want a refund! 

    And I don't want people to necessarily agree with me, but please try to understand my point. Because I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one in this situation.

    This is simply unfair.

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    On 2/24/2019 at 7:52 PM, That Little Animal said:

    It shouldn't exist. But when it does, I think those fans who scrape together all their pennies and overpay for the privilege are actually doing everyone a favor by keeping a bunch of disinterested rich people away from the barrier. 

    ^that's me, basically. And of course I'm furious about what had happened yesterday. I bought it ONLY for the early access. It's first time when I can afford more than one gig, and existance of VIP was a blow big enough - but I got over it, 1st raw junkie won with the money dilemma (wouldn't happened if I was still living in Poland, but I'm lucky enough to live in Scotland), and I put my savings into my long-hoped-for dream. I don't think it's fair to blame whoever bought those tickets, especially not actual fans. I did buy it, but I also fought against it, I singed the petition, shared it wherever I could and hoped they'd react to it - they haven't. Changing that last minute, without any heads up and in the way they seem to have done it, is just EXTREMELY shitty move. So it'd better be a one off mistake.

    On 2/24/2019 at 8:33 PM, MAurelia said:

    I bought VIP tickets because I liked ‘the early access’ (and the lunch box, of course). So I will be very disappointed if I don’t get it.  If it happened  I would claim a refund of my money.

    I know that many of you hate the existence of VIP tickets so I am sorry to buy them. 

    As mentioned before - I think no one has the right to shame anyone for buying those tickets. So don't feel sorry! :)

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  16. Hello

     

    I have a question about the mixed reality pre-show party. Has anyone ever been to one of these pre-show parties? What I would like to know is does the party finish before the doors open for early access to the floor and the unreserved seats for VIP ticket holders and is the party held at the venue? Thanks in advance

     

    If the tickets give you early access, logic would suggest the party definitely finishes before the door. But contact CID, they have FAQ and email address / phone number you can contact them under and ask all the questions.


  17. Did they? I heard something else at the beginning of Uprising. I remember the woman next to me wondering who pavel was, so I explained.

     

    Oh well... maybe I mixed it up:LOL::LOL::LOL: happens when you're emotional, I guess:D

     

    Yes, I too hoped he would use the organ... Too bad. Loved seeing him abuse the amplifier though...

     

    I'd assume a lot of people hoped for that (me included), but I don't really mind they didn't play it in the end. They made up for it by playing Showbiz, two live debuts and those 15 minutes of metal ;)

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