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The Music and Lyrics / Re: "Love is bigger" on Ellen de Generes' show
« Last post by laoghaire on May 19, 2018, 06:59:07 PM »
So apparently Ellen might be a hard core fan?! At least she has the CRED of having seen them in 1980.
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Tours / Re: ***Spoilers*** e+I Tour Wishlist
« Last post by laoghaire on May 19, 2018, 06:54:01 PM »
I'm pretty happy with the setlist, or at least understand what they are trying to do for the most part (some songs I haven't understood their place yet).

I understand the problem with ending on 13 but they are going to end on 13. We can think of it as actually ending on Bigger and 13 just the coda. It's the bookend to LIAWHL. I am struggling to like 13 but am making an active effort. I already like the verses, just hate the song for someone parts. It may yet click.

I really want Little Things but I don't know where to put it in the arc. We have a transition between Acrobat and YTBTAM and maybe it could go in between but I think Bono wanted the transition to be the way it is, which is abrupt but clear.

I'd replace One with Little Things but not sure about the arc. I'm excited about the arc and happy to take the story as they want to tell it.

The big thing for me is Red Flag Day - they seem to play it for night 1 but not 2 which is a major bummer for me because I am only going to night 2.
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Interesting to see the connections to other bands.  Although The Police were the band I was into directly before I connected with U2, I had other favorites before The Police, but no one has replaced U2 since. 

As a kid, I kept a Top 10 bands list in my bedroom that I would change every week.  Weird, I know.  If I were to answer the question, "Who is your favorite band?" at different points in my life, this is probably
what I would have said.

Pre-Teen: 3 Dog Night
Early Teens: Chicago
Mid-Teens: Elton John, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith
Late Teens: The Police
Early 20's: The Police, U2, The Cure, REM (basically the entire "alternative" scene)

Then U2 pulled away from everyone else and have since had lots of 2nd favorites at any given time....
Nirvana
Pearl Jam
Arcade Fire
Kings of Leon
The National
Radiohead
among many, many others!

Give a listen to The War on Drugs my friend, you’ll add another to this great list.  :)

I do listen to War on Drugs, but haven't taken a deep dive yet.  I love music discovery!

Take a « deep dive » on « A Deeper Understanding », especially with headphones. So expansive, it’s an amazing album.
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Interesting to see the connections to other bands.  Although The Police were the band I was into directly before I connected with U2, I had other favorites before The Police, but no one has replaced U2 since. 

As a kid, I kept a Top 10 bands list in my bedroom that I would change every week.  Weird, I know.  If I were to answer the question, "Who is your favorite band?" at different points in my life, this is probably
what I would have said.

Pre-Teen: 3 Dog Night
Early Teens: Chicago
Mid-Teens: Elton John, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith
Late Teens: The Police
Early 20's: The Police, U2, The Cure, REM (basically the entire "alternative" scene)

Then U2 pulled away from everyone else and have since had lots of 2nd favorites at any given time....
Nirvana
Pearl Jam
Arcade Fire
Kings of Leon
The National
Radiohead
among many, many others!

Give a listen to The War on Drugs my friend, you’ll add another to this great list.  :)

I do listen to War on Drugs, but haven't taken a deep dive yet.  I love music discovery!
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Interesting to see the connections to other bands.  Although The Police were the band I was into directly before I connected with U2, I had other favorites before The Police, but no one has replaced U2 since. 

As a kid, I kept a Top 10 bands list in my bedroom that I would change every week.  Weird, I know.  If I were to answer the question, "Who is your favorite band?" at different points in my life, this is probably
what I would have said.

Pre-Teen: 3 Dog Night
Early Teens: Chicago
Mid-Teens: Elton John, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith
Late Teens: The Police
Early 20's: The Police, U2, The Cure, REM (basically the entire "alternative" scene)

Then U2 pulled away from everyone else and have since had lots of 2nd favorites at any given time....
Nirvana
Pearl Jam
Arcade Fire
Kings of Leon
The National
Radiohead
among many, many others!

Give a listen to The War on Drugs my friend, you’ll add another to this great list.  :)
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: The book of your heart
« Last post by kate27 on May 19, 2018, 05:27:26 PM »
Another one of my faves off the album. Has a very Unforgettable Fire vibe to me.
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Tours / Re: Summer of Love Not Getting Any from U2
« Last post by kate27 on May 19, 2018, 05:19:42 PM »
Same here. It's one of my favorites on the album--I just think it would sound amazing live. And for those of you who aren't fans of SOL, I can name many songs I didn't like on the albums but came to love after hearing them live (Kite, for instance.)
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General U2 Discussion / Re: What the future holds for U2
« Last post by McSwilly on May 19, 2018, 04:52:28 PM »
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I am going to say this one more time:

There is a difference between unsold platinum-priced seats being lowered to the regular rate, and unsold ticket prices in regular sections being lowered.

Every major show I have attended in the last two years has had platinum seats that are either a part of a VIP package or are just really good seats go unsold. Those seats are then lowered to the standard price. There's nothing unusual about that practice.

Call me when U2 are cutting the prices on unsold, regular-priced tickets, like everyone from GNR to Katy Perry to Lorde has done in the last year.

U2 are not slashing prices. Please, familiarize yourself with the terminology of this stuff.

Secondly, when these shows went onsale - heck, until ONE WEEK AGO -- people had no idea what U2 were or weren't going to play, other than the handful of us who followed the rehearsals, and even then we didn't know for sure. Tickets sales for this tour haven't had time to adjust to any political messages, megaphones, costumes, similarities to I+E or songs that are or are not being played.

These tickets are expensive (other than the floor) U2 were just out in 2015 and 2017 and the fan base is getting old. There's nothing unexpected about sales being a little soft this time around. Bruce Sprinsteen tickets were on groupon two years ago. Chill.
I won't call you, but they ARE slashing prices on REGULAR seats.
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Tours / Re: Summer of Love Not Getting Any from U2
« Last post by laoghaire on May 19, 2018, 04:50:00 PM »
I like it but it's not my favorite on the album - ranks somewhere in the middle. But that Ed Sheerhan sound is what makes me think it could be a single. But what do I know. I'm an old person.
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Tours / Re: Summer of Love Not Getting Any from U2
« Last post by JFW on May 19, 2018, 04:19:21 PM »
I'm not getting the love for SOL. It's just flat and uninteresting with the Ed Sheeran riff.

But hey, I've hated One Tree Hill, too. But it's amazing now  :)

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