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Offline Man With Spinning Head

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U2 Manchester - Band Arriving At Venue / Soundcheck Time
« on: October 17, 2018, 05:15:29 AM »
I am going to be one of those annoying people who lingers and tries to get my Discotheque vinyl signed by the band as they arrive at the venue for soundcheck!

Has anyone got a view on what time they usually arrive at the venue for soundcheck? I am thinking any time from 1 onwards? I am going to give it a try but any tips would be appreciated.



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Re: U2 Manchester - Band Arriving At Venue / Soundcheck Time
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 10:32:05 AM »
I can't really help as I've always been inside queuing. But to add to your question, can anyone confirm if the lads soundcheck the day before or does this only happen at the start of each leg?

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Re: U2 Manchester - Band Arriving At Venue / Soundcheck Time
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 01:27:31 PM »
No there will be a S.C day before each Arena is different

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Re: U2 Manchester - Band Arriving At Venue / Soundcheck Time
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 03:14:59 PM »
Leave the band alone. I can’t risk the band being annoyed before MY show. 😂

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Re: U2 Manchester - Band Arriving At Venue / Soundcheck Time
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2018, 05:48:28 PM »
Can you tell Bono JT said hi?

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Re: U2 Manchester - Band Arriving At Venue / Soundcheck Time
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2018, 06:22:25 PM »
Yes, I'd just line up after one p.m. and see if you get lucky.  I saw them in Cleveland in this manner but several large people stood between me and Bono, so I couldn't say hello or get an autograph.  Good luck!

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Re: U2 Manchester - Band Arriving At Venue / Soundcheck Time
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2018, 05:53:18 AM »
They were late in Manchester yesterday, arriving at the venue after 5pm!  Rumours were swirling that they only landed at the airport at 3.30pm following a late-take off from I'm not sure where.  Really hard to see who was in which car, as they had all the windows wound up and the windows were very dark.
No meet and greets. 
Sadly, I won't be in Manchester today, but as they have stayed overnight, they should be at the back of the arena on Victoria Street earlier than yesterday.

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Re: U2 Manchester - Band Arriving At Venue / Soundcheck Time
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2018, 07:42:16 AM »
Sorry to hear it.

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Re: U2 Manchester - Band Arriving At Venue / Soundcheck Time
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2018, 01:03:29 PM »
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They were late in Manchester yesterday, arriving at the venue after 5pm!  Rumours were swirling that they only landed at the airport at 3.30pm following a late-take off from I'm not sure where.  Really hard to see who was in which car, as they had all the windows wound up and the windows were very dark.
No meet and greets. 
Sadly, I won't be in Manchester today, but as they have stayed overnight, they should be at the back of the arena on Victoria Street earlier than yesterday.


Wow that was late. We lined up at 3 and about half past, barriers were brought out and we were told they could be any minute. We gave up at 4 as had to join the GA queue. They were flying from London and we were told (by their man running the ops) that they wouldn't be able to hang in that area because it's right on the road and a security risk.

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Re: U2 Manchester - Band Arriving At Venue / Soundcheck Time
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2018, 04:20:42 PM »
Met the lads minus larry on Saturday outside the Lowry, they all signed stuff and chatted with us it was brilliant. Larry is obviously notorious for not liking fan interaction and I haven't even been able to say hello to him since he signed my WAR l.p. about 17 years ago!

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Re: U2 Manchester - Band Arriving At Venue / Soundcheck Time
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2018, 04:39:50 PM »
Wow, that is amazing. And you have met all of them!

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Re: U2 Manchester - Band Arriving At Venue / Soundcheck Time
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2018, 04:43:39 PM »
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Met the lads minus larry on Saturday outside the Lowry, they all signed stuff and chatted with us it was brilliant. Larry is obviously notorious for not liking fan interaction and I haven't even been able to say hello to him since he signed my WAR l.p. about 17 years ago!

Good for you. I had to leave Manchester on Saturday but managed to greet Edge outside the O2 on Wednesday. I happened to check my phone shortly after he had tweeted from the Thames so I rushed round to the pier in time to see him arrive by boat.

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Re: U2 Manchester - Band Arriving At Venue / Soundcheck Time
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2018, 12:26:44 PM »
You people are so fortunate.  Congrats!