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Offline GardenTart

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Edmonton June 23?
« on: May 31, 2010, 03:16:09 PM »
Hey y'all

I was wondering if anyone is meeting on June 23 even though there is no concert.

I know some out of town people who have non-refundable hotel rooms and time booked off work, so they are planning on going to E-town for a mini-vacay. Maybe we could do O'Byrnes or the Druid?

Let me know your thoughts.




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Re: Edmonton June 23?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 07:17:14 PM »
Quite possibly HJ and Witsa would be your folks...

I am not making the trip up from Regina, I've cancelled my vacation - I was driving up anyway and my hotels weren't prepaid.  Need to save for next year.

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Re: Edmonton June 23?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 04:34:25 PM »
Hi Garden Tart!

O'Byrnes is having their "In Lieu of U2" partay on the 23rd and I will be there and I think Witsa will too....Paddy said maybe 7 p.m. they will start. Band will start Jamiokee at like 8 p.m.
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"In Lieu of U2" partay
~U2 songs and video all night
~a band to play while we Jamiokee to any U2 song
~prizes for dressing up like your favourite member of U2, all sorts of fun times.

I really hope you can make, its free too!

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Re: Edmonton June 23?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 08:56:13 PM »
Oh great!!!! I will be there!!!! Although I will not be dressed up as Adam ;)

Thanks for the update.

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Re: Edmonton June 23?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010, 02:36:58 PM »
So it is the night before the postponed show and cripes people here in Edmonton are still not letting the party fade...there are plenty of U2 related funtimes to be had.  Here is a list of a few of the events out there for you local edmonton Fans!

1. We will be at O'Byrnes Pub tomorrow night for the "In Lieu of U2" partay:
~U2 songs and video all night
~a band to play while we Jamiokee to any U2 song
~prizes for dressing up like your favourite member of U2, all sorts of fun times.

2. Also for those of you who cannot make it there will be a live show from Commonwealth, Rick Lee from local radio station Sonic 102.9 with be there and from 9-10 pm (When U2 Would have taken the stage)  they will play on the radio only U2 songs live from U2 360!
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Call in to the station and talk to Rick Lee between 10-3 tomorrow to chat about U2 and your edmonton concert that was to be...
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Also from Twitter:
3. The first 500 people who show up with a cancelled u2 ticket at The Telus Space & Science centre June 23 (wed) at 5 Pm get free admission to U2 on the Dome. #yeg
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See you tomorrow night GardenTart and Witsa, so glad we are going out for some fun!
hj


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Re: Edmonton June 23?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 04:12:03 PM »
Wish I could be there....

Let's just say that I figured someone else needed to win the "dress up like your favourite member of U2" contest, as I would totally destroy....

 ;D ;D ;D

Have as much fun as you can, guys - I'll be there in spirit :)

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Re: Edmonton June 23?
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 04:50:39 PM »
Oh you will totally be there in spirit...and I will be sending you photos!

Patrick sent me this wee advert! It's official!!

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Re: Edmonton June 23?
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2010, 05:50:37 PM »
hj, could you maybe psot some pics of people dressed as their favorite U2 star:  And that's kind of you, EF, to clear the field for someone else. 

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Re: Edmonton June 23?
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2010, 06:12:48 PM »
Thanks for that hj. I will not be in Edmonton (no reason to go.... :() but I will pass this on to my friends who will be in E-town.

Have fun everyone!

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Re: Edmonton June 23?
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2010, 08:16:47 AM »
Well here it is June 23rd.  sigh. This is the weirdest day, eh? Does everybody else keep feeling like they are forgetting something?  It's just odd.  I should be in GA right now....

LJ, I will totally take photos of all the crazy U2 fans and post them here for you...I hope people will dress up so I can get some great shots.  I'm excited to see who comes tonight.
Are you on the twitter?  I will most likely post photos directly to my twitter account tonight so you could see them there first if you like. 
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They are calling for Thunder showers tonight, last night was so beautiful...

I will be thinking of all of you today...

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Re: Edmonton June 23?
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2010, 08:36:12 AM »
Even tho the circumstances arent as they should be, have fun tonight!

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Re: Edmonton June 23?
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2010, 10:34:16 AM »
Hi U2 Lovers.

Well the night was bittersweet....but we managed to make the most of it.  We went to O'byrnes but not very many people showed up early.  We met a nice couple from Winnipeg who came in.  We left just before 9 p.m. to head over to Commonwealth.  We never did see anyone dressed up as the band.

Here is a video from Rick Lee at Sonic of us U2nerds hanging out with him.  There was one couple who showed up to see the show and had NO idea it had been postponed.
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At the end you can see it was starting to storm, we would have been soaked with rain just after 10:30...and the lightening and thunder would have certainly been interesting. 

I guess we'll be back planning once we hear about the postponed shows and new dates!

Thanks to Witsa for being my crutch, we really carried each other last night and we laughed and giggled which made the night fun! I needed that.  Listening to TUF outside commonwealth was the hardest part, we all got a bit verklempt..
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Re: Edmonton June 23?
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2010, 11:15:53 AM »
Nobody dressed up, huh?  Too bad.  And I was wondering if there would be people at various shows who hadn't heard about the postponement, and would show up, thinking "Hey, cool, I'm first in line!"  It sucks enough knowing, man, today would've been my show, but it'd be 10 times worse not finding out till you got to the venue!  Don't you think the lack of a Claw would've been a clue, though?

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Re: Edmonton June 23?
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2010, 09:10:15 AM »
Do we need to start an June 1st thread? ;)

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Re: Edmonton June 23?
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2010, 10:31:13 AM »
I think so!