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Tours / Re: What do you think the next tour will be like?
« Last post by wons on August 19, 2018, 04:42:29 AM »
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Iím no prognosticator but it seems a logical assumption for what we might see on the next tour, whenever that happens, is more virtual reality. U2 will be the same band that concert goers have experienced for the last 18 years; the question now becomes what can this band do to ENHANCE the audience experience? This is the same issue professional & amateur sports leagues have been dealing with since the start of the new millennium. Given that sports have had to compete with the rise of technology & other forms of entertainment, sports leagues have been competing for the consumerís dollars & attention. Itís no different with the concert industry so my guess is more VR, or the next major technological breakthrough that really captures the audiences attention.

So it sounds like youíre saying they need more techno-gimmicks to keep peopleís interest.  I donít know if youíre right or wrong but I wish they would go back to basics.  I donít buy concert tickets to watch a screen.  I can do that with a DVD.

Trying to predict what they will do is silly because no one here knows their personal lives or what they want.  I can guarantee you there wonít be several decades though.  Several has to be at least four.  Any less is a few or a couple or one.  I doubt seriously if they are touring at age 95 to 98.  Some real over-optimism here.


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Several is more than one. B.B. King was still doing a 100 shows a year at age 88. It will take U2 about two decades to get to where the Rolling Stones are now. Have the Rolling Stones stopped? Nope. Has Paul McCartney stopped? Nope.

We have an idea of what they want based on what they have done in the past and what they have stated in public. They have been doing this since age 16. Given that, they will likely do this for the rest of their lives.
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Tours / Re: What do you think the next tour will be like?
« Last post by d.darroch on August 19, 2018, 01:43:02 AM »
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I’m no prognosticator but it seems a logical assumption for what we might see on the next tour, whenever that happens, is more virtual reality.

After seeing the trailers before this tour started, I was expecting more augmented reality this time around. Not just a crappy app.
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Summer Of Love Remixes?
« Last post by MrsZoo on August 18, 2018, 06:34:41 PM »
I really love them too. Beautiful sparseness and lovely tones. I donít often like U2 remixes but Iím so glad I checked these ones out.
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Tours / Re: What do you think the next tour will be like?
« Last post by Tortuga on August 18, 2018, 05:44:38 PM »
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So it sounds like youíre saying they need more techno-gimmicks to keep peopleís interest.  I donít know if youíre right or wrong but I wish they would go back to basics.  I donít buy concert tickets to watch a screen.  I can do that with a DVD.
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I actually agree Iíd like to see a more stripped down approach to the tour production as it would be a refreshing change of pace. But I donít think that will happen because of this quote from Bono in the Elevation Tour Program where Danny Eccleston (Q Magazine Editor at the time) asked this question: There were rumors that this would be a stripped down, lo-fi, t-shirt & jeans tour...

BONO:Youíve been listening to Larry again, havenít you? No, we canít let Larry have it all his own way. Again weíve got some really mind-bending ideas. You see, itís our job to blow our own minds, as well as everyone elseís. And while that can happen in the internal sense of singing and playing together, it can also happen in terms of the gigís design.

I feel this has been U2ís mantra to touring ever since ZOO TV & I donít think itís in their DNA to go back to a stripped down tour.

You might be right but there is precedence.  ZooTV and PopMart were bombastic productions and Elevation was pretty stripped back.


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Tours / Re: What do you think the next tour will be like?
« Last post by Moonstarsky on August 18, 2018, 04:36:49 PM »
I'd LOVE to see Bono continuing to do Mr. MacPhisto but, he needs to be holding a puppy with a diamond studded collar! I think it's pretty obvious that the band will to go high - technology.
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Tours / Re: What do you think the next tour will be like?
« Last post by LToy on August 18, 2018, 04:07:02 PM »
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So it sounds like youíre saying they need more techno-gimmicks to keep peopleís interest.  I donít know if youíre right or wrong but I wish they would go back to basics.  I donít buy concert tickets to watch a screen.  I can do that with a DVD.
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I actually agree Iíd like to see a more stripped down approach to the tour production as it would be a refreshing change of pace. But I donít think that will happen because of this quote from Bono in the Elevation Tour Program where Danny Eccleston (Q Magazine Editor at the time) asked this question: There were rumors that this would be a stripped down, lo-fi, t-shirt & jeans tour...

BONO:Youíve been listening to Larry again, havenít you? No, we canít let Larry have it all his own way. Again weíve got some really mind-bending ideas. You see, itís our job to blow our own minds, as well as everyone elseís. And while that can happen in the internal sense of singing and playing together, it can also happen in terms of the gigís design.

I feel this has been U2ís mantra to touring ever since ZOO TV & I donít think itís in their DNA to go back to a stripped down tour.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2's Irish Accents -- or Lack Thereof
« Last post by derm on August 18, 2018, 01:43:51 PM »
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Speak it and it might make sense.

Sorry no I'm still not getting it.
Maybe its my Wexford accent    ;D
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Tours / Re: What do you think the next tour will be like?
« Last post by Tortuga on August 18, 2018, 11:15:41 AM »
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Iím no prognosticator but it seems a logical assumption for what we might see on the next tour, whenever that happens, is more virtual reality. U2 will be the same band that concert goers have experienced for the last 18 years; the question now becomes what can this band do to ENHANCE the audience experience? This is the same issue professional & amateur sports leagues have been dealing with since the start of the new millennium. Given that sports have had to compete with the rise of technology & other forms of entertainment, sports leagues have been competing for the consumerís dollars & attention. Itís no different with the concert industry so my guess is more VR, or the next major technological breakthrough that really captures the audiences attention.

So it sounds like youíre saying they need more techno-gimmicks to keep peopleís interest.  I donít know if youíre right or wrong but I wish they would go back to basics.  I donít buy concert tickets to watch a screen.  I can do that with a DVD.

Trying to predict what they will do is silly because no one here knows their personal lives or what they want.  I can guarantee you there wonít be several decades though.  Several has to be at least four.  Any less is a few or a couple or one.  I doubt seriously if they are touring at age 95 to 98.  Some real over-optimism here.


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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2's Irish Accents -- or Lack Thereof
« Last post by laoghaire on August 18, 2018, 10:38:56 AM »
I considered training myself into OurLan but I think adopting accents probably doesn't go over well so I should keep my Northeast American accent and butcher the pronounciation of Aye-er-land like my fellow Americans.

Because, while I can say OurLan, it won't sound right to you.

Btw do you say "Eireann" like OurLan or is it said differently?
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello Hello (fr. Nebraska)
« Last post by laoghaire on August 18, 2018, 10:33:25 AM »
That era includes Pop (which I love), All That You Can't Leave Behind (which I love 2/3s of), and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (of which Vertigo and City of Blinding Lights are fine, but I did not hear anything else good otherwise).
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