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Offline malcolm-edge

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Re: Best U2 show ever
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2010, 05:39:03 PM »
Slane 1 for sure. I'd also like to go back to the Elevation and Vertigo Tours in Vancouver. I missed two performances of Bad.

I'd be happy to see them again. Im working on getting myself some tickets. The show in Vancouver right after the Rose Bowl, well they were tired and fell into the routine they had set up for the DVD. I wish they had been ballsy enought to change it up form the Rose Bowl set. But the DVD is pretty much the exact show I saw so Im meh about it all.

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Re: Best U2 show ever
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2010, 05:59:23 PM »
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Slane 1 for sure. I'd also like to go back to the Elevation and Vertigo Tours in Vancouver. I missed two performances of Bad.


Was passing by Slane on holiday with my kids the other day and suddenly remembered it was 25th August, exactly 9 years to the day that I witnessed the greatest outdoor gig I will probably ever witness (Slane 1 - Elevation Tour) - just had to call in and visit the castle and walk around the grounds.  When pointing out the location where stage and "heart" was, I think my kids definitely thought I'd gone completely mad !

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Re: Best U2 show ever
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2010, 09:24:54 PM »
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I'd be happy to see them again. Im working on getting myself some tickets. The show in Vancouver right after the Rose Bowl, well they were tired and fell into the routine they had set up for the DVD. I wish they had been ballsy enought to change it up form the Rose Bowl set. But the DVD is pretty much the exact show I saw so Im meh about it all.

Totally agree with you about that Vancouver show.  It's too bad they left their energy in Pasadena.  When they showed up in Vancouver, it felt like they were just going through the motions.  In fact, looking back on it, it seems like they should've foreseen that most people at BC Place that night would have seen the live webcast from Pasadena.  oh well, Call it post-video shoot hangover.

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Re: Best U2 show ever
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2010, 04:12:55 AM »
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Slane 1 for sure.

1? Really? I've generally heard (Including from both my parents) that the atmosphere for it was too somber and downbeat and the performance of A Sort of Homecoming shambolic at best. And U2 seem to have felt the same since they filmed both nights but used no footage at all from the first.

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Re: Best U2 show ever
« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2010, 05:21:10 AM »
Joshua Tree, Wembley, 1987

Madison Square Garden, Elevation, June 2001

Interestingly, NOT the Astoria, London for the warm up to the elevation tour - they don't suit a small club at all...

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Re: Best U2 show ever
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2010, 06:47:47 AM »
Popmart.  Bono's muscle shirt and Edge's porn-stache were priceless.  Emerging from the Lemon (an obvious tribute to Spinal Tap) was hilarious.  Discotheque leading into Velvet Dress was a great moment.   Perhaps not their best show, but the one I most want to go back and see.

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« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2010, 12:17:03 PM »
Slane 1 was not a perfect performance by any means but the raw emotion of the night made it a strange but utterly electrifying night and as I've mentioned before the Bad/40/Streets finale was the greatest live performance I've ever witnessed by anyone ever.

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Re: Best U2 show ever
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2011, 01:05:27 PM »
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If you could go back in time and go to any U2 show what would it be?
Joshua Tree 1987 Brussels Forest National, one of my all-time favourites, it was the smallest audience of the entire tour, but definitely one of the loudest, and epic 'Where The Streets Have No Name'.
Paris 1987, they put it on film, and an amazing night too: With Or Without You was absolutely amazing!
ZOO TV 1992 Ghent: Crowd was amazing! And an amazing 'We'll Shine Like Stars' (I love it sooo much) + an amazing 'Bad' with a snippet of All I Want Is You
Elevation 2001 Antwerp: Also an amazing show, lovely Sunday Bloody Sunday!
Vertigo 2005 Brussels: Start of the European leg, great night!
U2360 Brussels: Amazing amazing amazing night, loudest crowd ever! I was looking at the Rose Bowl dvd all the time, and I thought: wow, what an amazing crowd, but the crowd at the Brussels show was 100 times better! Epic With or Without You, look it up at YouTube, the crowd kept on singing! Am-az-ing!

These are the shows I attended, and I really think they are amazing!

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Re: Best U2 show ever
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2011, 01:28:12 PM »
1993 - Zoo TV - Adelaide (not just because i attended the show)
1992 - Indoor Zoo TV: Frankfurt (because i attended ;D , Rotterdam, Stockholm)
2001 - Slane Castle 2

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Re: Best U2 show ever
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2011, 10:17:44 PM »
93 in Adelaide was a really fun show! The playing was a bit shambolic at times (is there a worse U2 sound than Edge playing the riff of Pride in the wrong key?) but that was a really good concert without the crazy crowds of Melbourne. I remember the extra cameras (it was the rehearsal for the sydney filming)being a bit of a pain, but I did manage to get my ugly 15 year old face on the recording a couple of times  :D

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Re: Best U2 show ever
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2011, 05:22:04 AM »
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93 in Adelaide was a really fun show! The playing was a bit shambolic at times (is there a worse U2 sound than Edge playing the riff of Pride in the wrong key?) but that was a really good concert without the crazy crowds of Melbourne. I remember the extra cameras (it was the rehearsal for the sydney filming)being a bit of a pain, but I did manage to get my ugly 15 year old face on the recording a couple of times  :D
And Adam messed up a bit in Angel Of Harlem i think .I didn't try to get my face into the cameras, altough I was very close to one of them.  ;D It was a great show. Unfortunately, i lost my ticket a really long time ago.  :-\

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Re: Best U2 show ever
« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2011, 07:10:34 AM »
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93 in Adelaide was a really fun show! The playing was a bit shambolic at times (is there a worse U2 sound than Edge playing the riff of Pride in the wrong key?) but that was a really good concert without the crazy crowds of Melbourne. I remember the extra cameras (it was the rehearsal for the sydney filming)being a bit of a pain, but I did manage to get my ugly 15 year old face on the recording a couple of times  :D

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He tunes it at the beginning, like he's trying to fix it but he just totally screws it up.....definitely some cringe moments.  :-\ :-X


And yeah, that Wembley show is killer. All the good NLOTH sons plus Bad, UTEOTW......good stuff!

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Re: Best U2 show ever
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2011, 09:07:25 PM »
Any show of POPMART.

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Re: Best U2 show ever
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2011, 03:48:28 AM »
Slane 1 Elevation - wasn't there, but it gives you goosebumps listening to it... it was an extremely courageous performance with so much energy and support and love, ultimately.

Lovetown Tour, Dublin, 1989 - again, wasn't there, and again, the energy was amazing. Whichever night Bono gave the 'dream it all up again' speech.

Dublin Popmart 2, 1997 - the night that Princess Diana died. It was incredibly moving - it's hard to imagine how bizarre and surreal that day was, and how important the news of her death was at the time. Bono's performance of 'Please' that night was extraordinary.

Melbourne Vertigo 2, 2006 - there is a reason that two songs from this concert appear in U2:3D and it was a privilege to have been in the audience that night. Bono's brother Norman was in the audience and Bono delivered a powerful rendition of SYCMIOYO that would desperately love to have an official audio recording of. They later came out and gave an unexpected encore... Bad. I cried.

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Re: Best U2 show ever
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2011, 03:10:08 PM »
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Zoo TV at the Forum (1992) which I think was the first arena leg.  Amazing.  I saw them again later that year but at Dodger's stadium which is was still incredible but not as great as that one.

Since this got bumped, I'll comment on this old post.  The LA show that leg was actually in the Sports Arena, not the Forum (I was there - night 1).

That would be my first choice.  My others would be:
TJT show in spring 87 in the LA sports arena or that Dec. for either of the shows at Sun Devil Stadium
Any Popmart show
War tour - Red Rocks