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Tours / Re: My Croke Park Review...
« Last post by Mark72 on Today at 03:59:48 PM »
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Good stuff, chief. This was my ninth show overall beginning with the original JT tour, and my third of this tour (Louisville, Cleveland). For my wife and I, it was every bit as epic as we hoped, especially with it being our first concert in Europe and, of course, seeing our favorite band on their home turf.

They seemed to want to rise to the moment - - my interpretation, perhaps - - and the show felt more intense than the US shows, even if the set was the same (aside from some different snippets -- Starman was very cool). This was the first time we got to hear The Little Things, so that was a thrill. I agree that it can feel like a letdown after the preceding songs, but I like the ballsiness of it, especially with a band that has occasionally lacked that quality in recent years. I thought I would be bummed if they didn't add a special song for the hometown crowd, but the show was so great that it didn't bother me.

For me, the highlight was the crowd. US crowds are enthusiastic, but not like this. 80k singing along to even quieter songs like RTSS was incredible to experience. We were near the back of the pitch and everyone around us was dancing and singing. A stranger bought us a beer, others hugged us or shared ecstatic grins. It's an experience I'll never forget.

Also, it was cool to see Glen Hansard, the Taoiseach, and the President all walk past us en route to the soundboard.

One last note: the sweetest thing we saw all night was a guy from south of Belfast in his late 40s who was with his mentally disabled nephew. They both sang all night and had a blast. Props to him for helping the young man through that massive crowd and showing him the time of his life.

Sleepy and heading back to the states. Cheers, all.
Fantastic review chief.

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Like A Song
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I feel like SBS is very weak on the album, way too "understated", never liked that much. Live is (used to be) another story.

Like A Song, like some things from October, represents the U2 side I wish they'd had taken inspiration from SOI instead of... well... I'm not gonna add more.
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Can believe the dislike and boredom that some people have for "Pride" is one of the timeless songs of the 80s. Ultimate U2

Yeah same thing is happening with SBS on the War poll.  The Pride riff is magic to my ears everytime.

Absolutely, it's just incredible and that's even before we start talking about edges guitar work in the bridge!!
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Fun and Games / Re: Movie BOMB game
« Last post by ZEROpartII on Today at 03:31:29 PM »
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News and Rumors / Re: The Fly Lawsuit Update
« Last post by Manos73 on Today at 03:30:27 PM »
Didn't U2 get sued for a using a snippet of a poem at the beginning of Under A Blood Red Sky? Tapes from that era contain the poem but CD's since then do not. Thought it was fair use but goes to show that people have been suing the band since the beginning.  And in some cases U2 has sued as well. 
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Fun and Games / Re: U2 lyrics in a picture
« Last post by ZEROpartII on Today at 03:29:01 PM »
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Be the arrow and the target, put your head over the parapet - ALways

BINGO . . . I guess parapet is a good tell if you know the song
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Fun and Games / Re: U2 lyrics in a picture
« Last post by OnlyU2 on Today at 03:27:07 PM »
Be the arrow and the target, put your head over the parapet - ALways
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News and Rumors / Re: The Fly Lawsuit Update
« Last post by RathfarnhamU2Fan on Today at 03:12:30 PM »
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I wonder how long Morten Harket will wait until he files his lawsuit for the similarities between Bd and The sun always shines on TV  :)

I never noticed that.And I'm now remembering Bono singing a bit of it at the end of a BD performance at some award ceremony around the time it was released.
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Fun and Games / Re: U2 lyrics in a picture
« Last post by ZEROpartII on Today at 03:03:42 PM »
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