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Offline eddyjedi

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Re: What is U2s Worst Show?
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2012, 04:30:28 AM »
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The worst show? No show is perfect - it all comes down to the band, the sound, the technical elements, the crowd, your experience. My worst show was the 2009 Wembley#1, because of the crowd being aggressive, angry, very unfriendly, and talking loudly very near the stage. But from a pure performance level, some of the early PopMart shows were sloppy and some of the late 1993 shows were a band on near exhausted autopilot.

Wembley #1?!?! I was there, great show, amazing version of Bad.

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Re: What is U2s Worst Show?
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2012, 05:19:19 AM »
Wembley #1 was "Bad"-less. :(

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Re: What is U2s Worst Show?
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2012, 06:00:27 AM »
Any show I couldn't attend.

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Re: What is U2s Worst Show?
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2012, 12:21:26 PM »
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Obviously Sarajevo, if vocals are to be considered.

Say what you want about Bono's voice on the last three tours, there hasn't been a time when Edge had to completely step into his shoes, such as that night.

I expect The Exile to be along soon to tell you that he was at the Sarajevo show and it was difficult to tell that Bono's voice had gone.  I was listening to it live on the radio and although it was clear his voice went during LNOE, it seemed to recover a bit later on, so that by the end of the show his voice didn't sound much worse than usual.  At least that's how I felt about it.  Bono's voice problems aside, I thought it was a good show made all the more memorable by how significant a show it was for U2.  Clearly it was an emotional night for the band and they weren't going to let Bono's voice going ruin it for them or the crowd, and really, I don't think it did.  They actually performed Miss Sarajevo in SARAJEVO, I mean how cool was that.  Great comments by Bono during the show as well.



I heard the bootleg several times. It's really not hard to tell his voice is gone - not just "hoarse/gone" like at times on the 00's tours, gone as in Edge had to completely cover for him on Pride and play SBS on his own. That whole stretch Pride-I still haven't found/AIWI might be the absolute worst I've ever heard Bono sing.

Like I said, if we consider vocals.


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Re: What is U2s Worst Show?
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2013, 09:59:16 PM »
Popmart Vancouver... horrible sound and Bono.... BALD!!!! It was so distracting!

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Re: What is U2s Worst Show?
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2013, 04:42:19 PM »
You listen to the haircut?

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Re: What is U2s Worst Show?
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2013, 06:40:08 AM »
It was BC Place... terrible sound is a given. The bladness was just the icing on the cake.

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Re: What is U2s Worst Show?
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2013, 05:09:04 PM »
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Popmart Vancouver... horrible sound and Bono.... BALD!!!! It was so distracting!

I was front row a few feet from the Edge at that show! From the floor the sound was fine, but back then BC Place had horrible sound the further back you were. For the 1st Zoo TV BC Place show I was right at the top of the stadium and when they played Desire I had to ask my friend what song they were playing, the sound just bounces off the wall which was right behind me.

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Re: What is U2s Worst Show?
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2013, 09:00:03 PM »
What happened in Vegas for PopMart???

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Re: What is U2s Worst Show?
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2013, 09:22:40 PM »
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What happened in Vegas for PopMart???

An ill-prepared U2 took the stage apparently. They didn't get enough time to rehearse the songs from Pop, and this resulted in very poor performances of said songs. Staring at the Sun had to be repeated and started over midway on the first try.

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Re: What is U2s Worst Show?
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2013, 04:47:26 AM »
So spinal tap!

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Re: What is U2s Worst Show?
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2013, 12:40:44 AM »
Well it's not often you get to go to a jam session with a 150 foot television screen, lucky Vegas bastards.