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Offline Tumbling Dice

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No To Stadiums.
« on: April 27, 2010, 10:54:36 AM »
I chose not to go and see U2's two most recent European tours because of their decision to only play stadium venues. 

Has anybody else refused to go and see a U2 tour because they were only playing stadiums?


 



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Re: No To Stadiums.
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 10:58:57 AM »
No. I've seen them twice in arenas and twice in stadiums. I really enjoyed the stadium concert in Norman last October. It really came off as very intimate considering there were over 60k people there. They didn't have anyone on the top tier so everyone could see and it was very friendly. Plus Adam, Bono, and The Edge all spent considerable time moving around the outer ring.

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Re: No To Stadiums.
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 01:28:32 PM »
I saw the Vertigo tour in a couple stadiums in Europe and found it unbelievably powerful.  I saw the 360 tour in a couple stadiums in the US and found it unrewarding.  Whether this is US/Europe or Vertigo/360 or both, I'm not sure.

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Re: No To Stadiums.
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2010, 01:37:21 PM »
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I chose not to go and see U2's two most recent European tours because of their decision to only play stadium venues. 

Has anybody else refused to go and see a U2 tour because they were only playing stadiums?


 

Having said that, looking back I regret not seeing Pop-Mart but i don't feel particularly deprived by missing out on Vertigo or 360.



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Re: No To Stadiums.
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2010, 01:58:23 PM »
Well you're missing out on some great music, your loss I guess

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Re: No To Stadiums.
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010, 02:01:30 PM »
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Well you're missing out on some great music, your loss I guess

Well I'll get the great music in crystal clear sound on the DVD release, I guess. :P

 

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Re: No To Stadiums.
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010, 02:03:40 PM »
But nothing can compare to being there, the feel of being at a U2 show

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Re: No To Stadiums.
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2010, 02:06:44 PM »
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But nothing can compare to being there, the feel of being at a U2 show

That's my point, I loved the 'feel' of being at an Elevation show but I didn't much enjoy the 'feel' of standing like cattle in a field at a Zoo TV show, but that's just me.

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Re: No To Stadiums.
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2010, 02:11:32 PM »
I wouldn't not go just because they are stadiums only. I just wanna' see the band play live. End of!

I categorically prefer indoor shows, because I think they are much more intimate, powerful, better atmosphere's etc etc.

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Re: No To Stadiums.
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2010, 03:11:09 PM »
I have really enjoyed the stadium shows.  Upper tier seating is a nightmare, but the floor is exceptional.  Sitting anywhere at a Popmart show was a joy.

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Re: No To Stadiums.
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2010, 04:52:57 PM »
As long as it's a GA ticket that's all that matters.

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Re: No To Stadiums.
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2010, 05:00:35 PM »
U2 is better in stadiums than they are in arenas, so more stadium tours, pls!

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Re: No To Stadiums.
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2010, 05:03:51 PM »
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U2 is better in stadiums than they are in arenas, so more stadium tours, pls!

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On DVD's they are but not from the audience.  Let's all pray that the next tour is an Arena tour and I mean Arena's in Europe and not just North America.


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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2010, 05:22:57 PM »
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U2 is better in stadiums than they are in arenas, so more stadium tours, pls!

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I disagree totally. I think they are much better in arenas. Bono in particular needs to have a connection with the audience and I think he finds that easier in smaller venues.

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Re: No To Stadiums.
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2010, 05:44:16 PM »
I prefer arenas over stadiums , but since I missed so many tours, I had to see 360 no matter what!  ;D