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General U2 Discussion / Re: Post Concert Depression
« Last post by Belisama on Today at 04:52:38 AM »
Having had a long career of following U2 and other tours, what you are experiencing is not uncommon.  A "dip" in mood is expected and normal after psyching yourself up for the joy and euphoria of a concert or tour.

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Does anyone out there feel meloncoly, sad, or depressed after going to the the 2017 Joshua Tree concert?  Am I alone on this?  Please hear me out before you judge.

I am not a depressed person.  However, U2 and specifically The Joshua Tree album were always the soundtrack of my life.  The meaning of the songs seemed change as I go through different phases of life.  In the small rural town I live in U2 songs are like a foreign language.  If it's not top 40 or pop country music, then no one around here can hear anything else.

Now to my point.  After the concert, which was awesome, I came to a realization that I will NEVER get to hear U2 sing those songs again live. I know I can watch YouTube concert footage or listen to CDs, but it won't be the same.  It feels like the passing of an old friend or that there was turning of one of life's pages.  There is nobody I can "really" talk to who can understand how I feel.

Has anyone else experience this feeling?

You gotta cry without weeping. . . I have no tears.
Talk without speaking. . . I have no words.
Scream without raising you voice. . . Can anyone hear me?

This is the first time that I have ever posted on a forum/blog.  I rarely even post on social media
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The Music / Re: Night And Day
« Last post by DoYouFeelLoved on Today at 04:33:46 AM »
Night and Day was basically the passage of the torch from 80's U2 to 90's U2.
The most significative signal that a drastic change was bound to happen.

Fantastic song and band at full throttle.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Post Concert Depression
« Last post by JFW on Today at 03:38:51 AM »
I do not recognize a sort of depression after a concert. This tour I went to my first U2-concert (in Amsterdam), and after the concert I went on holiday to Spain and France (I didn't even get the chance to go home first).

The concert gave me a lot of energy, did think almost every day about it. Spain has a lot of Joshua Tree related landscapes, so it was like an extension to the concert. But I get what you mean: you want to relive that feeling every time, but it's not possible. it works for me to try to remember the concert in your head in as many detail as you can.

I felt a bit (kind of) depressed after the IE-tour, while I'm not a depressed person, neither. I was a fan for about 2 years and listened every day to them. I have tried to get tickets for one of the four shows at ticketmaster two times (there were two different dates the sales started), but didn't succeed. Tried to get tickets via internet (a Dutch ebay), but didn't trust it enough. Even a few hours before the fourth show in Amsterdam I was thinking about buying GA tickets, but it was a risk. At one of the shows I tried to attend they played Magnificent. When those four shows were played it was definitive: I wouldn't go to the IE-tour. After watching the concertfilm Live In Paris, it almost hurted: what a show! At that moment I decided to save my money for the next tour for Songs of Experience. TJT17 came and the continuation of IE will come. So I'm happy about that.

U2's music gives me joy, even (or especially) when their songs are hurtful: they make me feel alive. It's a weird thing! Maybe it's the expression of my feelings?
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The Music / Re: Womanfish
« Last post by JFW on Today at 03:10:21 AM »
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is this the only version of womanfish that exists?

Yes.

I asked Bono to play it on numerous occasions, he laughed and joked about it with me. On one particular meeting he remembered me and said you know if you keep asking we might just play it, however he said he would have to have quite a few drinks to be able to perform it as well as he did back then!! He told me he still has the jacket!! LOL.
you speak to the B-Man?

No. Ive met him on numerous occasions though. Sorry, did not mean to sound like his best pal or something.
still, that's pretty cool.

I followed the Vertigo tour across the US (26 shows) and that's when I met them quite a lot. Randomly too (bumping into them at airports, down town etc). Fun times.

Zoo TV meeting was the best thought. He was The Fly off stage too! :)

Back on topic. I LOVE the rawness of Womanfish. The song had potential but definitely need some polish. And the version of TTYW is also great for me. The first song we ever heard from the JT.
You like the version very much or just because it's the furst JT song?

I like the version very much, and the album version is my favorite song on the JT.
Nice. I think this version has bad lyrics (probably not finished, so he did this). I like the final version as well. At the moment one of my faves. Don't know exactly why, it's an easy song. I think it's harmony, joy and a kind of pain.
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Fun and Games / Re: Only Two Words - Last Word First
« Last post by poppyann on Today at 02:39:36 AM »
Cupboard Empty
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Fun and Games / Re: What time is it in the world...
« Last post by poppyann on Today at 02:39:13 AM »
9.38am 3rd coffee of the day !
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Fun and Games / Re: Drop a word...Add a word Game
« Last post by poppyann on Today at 02:38:42 AM »
Road Rage
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The Band / Re: Bono Still Rocks My World!
« Last post by Catlithco on Today at 02:09:35 AM »
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The picture is on instagram. You'll find it if you search for "forbes".
It's a great photograph!

Thanks!

I love what the photographer says about Bono: "He looks pensive and vulnerable, not what i expected. He also was one of the most humble and sympathetic people I have ever photographed."

Forbes article related to the picture:
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News and Rumors / Re: Edge interview with Rolling Stone
« Last post by thijst on Today at 02:06:30 AM »
Here's the Bono interview on Dutch radio:

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Action starts at around the 3:00 minute mark. Bono mentions ​he's had "a few frights" like ​the bike incident but "​sinc​e​ then I've had another couple​"​.
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The Band / Re: Bono Still Rocks My World!
« Last post by Lizard on Today at 12:41:28 AM »
The picture is on instagram. You'll find it if you search for "forbes".
It's a great photograph!
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