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Offline Jono

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Lights of Home on tour, school children orchestras?
« on: April 01, 2018, 01:20:41 PM »
Probably will get many sighs and what not, but here we go:

Lights at BBC was beyond incredible, but the cost of carrying a professional orchestra like they had at BBC would not make financial sense (just my assumption), perhaps they could do a contest for the school orchestras to compete for each night in each city? We need as much community love in this world than any time at least in my 53 year lifetime.

This connects to @laoghaire's post about 'young fans' and the current perception/awareness of U2. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Just a thought, cheers~



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Re: Lights of Home on tour, school children orchestras?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 02:34:22 PM »
I like it

Offline Argo

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Re: Lights of Home on tour, school children orchestras?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 06:28:06 PM »
Then they will be accused of taking advantage of kids to earn more money blah blah blah etc.

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Re: Lights of Home on tour, school children orchestras?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 07:54:30 PM »
RogerWaters had local kids performing in his shows.


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Re: Lights of Home on tour, school children orchestras?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 05:20:22 AM »
Ha, ha.  I laughed at this.  My nephew is about to finish university after 4 years majoring on classical music performance and composition and he'll be looking for work....  He'll be cheap to employ as an unknown.

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Re: Lights of Home on tour, school children orchestras?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 12:00:49 PM »
Stevie Wonder had a local string mini orchestra perform and it was great - he did that in most cities.

That was one of the best non U2 concerts I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot.

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Re: Lights of Home on tour, school children orchestras?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 11:25:51 AM »
Please no.

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Re: Lights of Home on tour, school children orchestras?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2018, 01:54:14 PM »
My 15-year-old son plays trumpet in a community youth orchestra as well as his school's concert band and marching band, so...I think THIS IS THE BEST IDEA EVER :-D

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Re: Lights of Home on tour, school children orchestras?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 02:41:41 PM »
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Please no.

Totally agree.  Rolling Stones got local choirs for You Can't Always Get What a You Want during the last few mini tours. Got rid of it for the last tour- best YCAGWYW I've seen live (seen RS 28 times).

Though, guests  or a choir during encores can work.