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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello
« Last post by nulla uomo on September 23, 2018, 09:27:39 AM »
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New member of forum but long time fan of U2.  Most favorite rock band in the world and the Best rock band in the world!
 
My first U2 concert was on June 21st 1983 at the Orlando Jai Alai Fronton.  It was an amazing concert with only a few hundred people in attendance.  I was up front and was mesmerized.  Before the concert, I had seen U2 music videos on MTV but seeing them live was incredible.  Other concerts I attended were: The Unforgettable Fire Tour - April 30th 1985 at the Jacksonville Florida Memorial Coliseum, Joshua Tree Tour - November 23rd/24th 1987 At Fort Worth Texas Tarrant County Convention Center (On the 24th B.B. King performed with the band), Elevation Tour - April 3rd 2001 at the Dallas Texas Reunion Arena.  Unfortunately due to sporadic health problems and other issues, I've not been able to see them more.

My favorite albums and songs are.....  Well, I could write paragraphs and pages on the subject.

Thanks
Welcome nulla!

How I envy you for seeing U2 at the Jai Alai! I live in Orlando but I got into U2 shortly after they played here so I missed that one.

But maybe you can answer a question for me. I’ve heard rumors that something happened at that concert — not clear on what — that got Bono angry and caused him to declare that U2 would never play Orlando again. Do you know anything about that?


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Hi Luzita,

Yes, you are correct.  The band were playing Sunday Bloody Sunday and Bono was waving the white flag mounted on a pole over the audience.  Some fans in the audience grabbed the flagpole and took it offstage from Bono's hands where they then tossed it around, tearing at it. The incredible part was U2 just completely stopped playing Sunday Bloody Sunday. Complete stop.  Bono shouted through the mic at the crowd and demanded they give the flag back.  If I remember correctly, he said something to the effect that "nobody does this at a U2 concert".  I don't remember if he specifically said anything about not returning to Orlando again.  But he was definitely very angry at the disrespect the fans showed to the white flag.  It was a surreal moment in the awesome concert.  The flag was returned to Bono and the band resumed playing Sunday Bloody Sunday.

I was 23 yrs. old at the time of the concert.  It was my first real concert and there was only a few hundred there.  It was an intimate experience, to say the least. The Alarm opened for U2 and they put on an excellent show too.  I wasn't very familiar with them at the time but later became a fan.

I'm in my late 50's now and love U2 just as much as I did then.  I can also somewhat relate closely to the band since Bono, Edge, Larry and Adam were born in 1959 and 1960.  I was born in 1960 so I consider them in a familiar way.
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Rank U2's albums
« Last post by Clarky on September 23, 2018, 06:41:45 AM »
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Zooropa: I get the creativity and exploration side of it, but it falls flat for me. Numb is weirdly decent, but everything else was a disappointment.









Stay?
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello
« Last post by Tortuga on September 23, 2018, 06:23:33 AM »
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New member of forum but long time fan of U2.  Most favorite rock band in the world and the Best rock band in the world!
 
My first U2 concert was on June 21st 1983 at the Orlando Jai Alai Fronton.  It was an amazing concert with only a few hundred people in attendance.  I was up front and was mesmerized.  Before the concert, I had seen U2 music videos on MTV but seeing them live was incredible.  Other concerts I attended were: The Unforgettable Fire Tour - April 30th 1985 at the Jacksonville Florida Memorial Coliseum, Joshua Tree Tour - November 23rd/24th 1987 At Fort Worth Texas Tarrant County Convention Center (On the 24th B.B. King performed with the band), Elevation Tour - April 3rd 2001 at the Dallas Texas Reunion Arena.  Unfortunately due to sporadic health problems and other issues, I've not been able to see them more.

My favorite albums and songs are.....  Well, I could write paragraphs and pages on the subject.

Thanks

I also was at that 11/24 Tarrant County show with BB King.  Great show and memories.  I remember it was cool and rainy that night.  It was a very different and fantastic time for U2.  Or maybe it was just me, being younger and at a point in life when everything was shinier.


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Love is Bigger, Love is All We Have Left,  Blackout, possibly American Soul.
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They played Sweetest Thing
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Ticketmaster Scalping Us
« Last post by 64ac30 on September 23, 2018, 12:16:20 AM »
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U2 speak against TM? U2 just signed another 10 year contract with Livenation. They could’ve spoken up for those $350 seats this tour. But the truth is u2 doesn’t give a s**t. Then the fans complain to Guy O Seary and his response is basically “sorry if you couldn’t get tickets but try again if we announce more dates”

You say they signed another contract as if you know that for a fact. Can you link us to where you saw that?

Atu2 reported it a couple of months ago.
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Tours / What songs of innocence and experience will survive the future?
« Last post by 64ac30 on September 23, 2018, 12:12:28 AM »
What son gs will make it into future tours?

I think :
Get Out of your own way
Love is Bigger than Anything in its way
Song for someone
Every Breaking Wave

The rest will likely be forgotten given a new album is released. Remeber, Beautiful Day, Pride, Sunday Bloody Sunday, I will follow, still haven’t found, Streets, with or without you, elevation, vertigo, one and city of blinding lights have a 98% chance of returning taking up a decent amount of setlist


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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello
« Last post by Luzita on September 22, 2018, 11:44:07 PM »
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New member of forum but long time fan of U2.  Most favorite rock band in the world and the Best rock band in the world!
 
My first U2 concert was on June 21st 1983 at the Orlando Jai Alai Fronton.  It was an amazing concert with only a few hundred people in attendance.  I was up front and was mesmerized.  Before the concert, I had seen U2 music videos on MTV but seeing them live was incredible.  Other concerts I attended were: The Unforgettable Fire Tour - April 30th 1985 at the Jacksonville Florida Memorial Coliseum, Joshua Tree Tour - November 23rd/24th 1987 At Fort Worth Texas Tarrant County Convention Center (On the 24th B.B. King performed with the band), Elevation Tour - April 3rd 2001 at the Dallas Texas Reunion Arena.  Unfortunately due to sporadic health problems and other issues, I've not been able to see them more.

My favorite albums and songs are.....  Well, I could write paragraphs and pages on the subject.

Thanks
Welcome nulla!

How I envy you for seeing U2 at the Jai Alai! I live in Orlando but I got into U2 shortly after they played here so I missed that one.

But maybe you can answer a question for me. I’ve heard rumors that something happened at that concert — not clear on what — that got Bono angry and caused him to declare that U2 would never play Orlando again. Do you know anything about that?


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General U2 Discussion / Re: Ticketmaster Scalping Us
« Last post by Luzita on September 22, 2018, 09:50:53 PM »
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U2 speak against TM? U2 just signed another 10 year contract with Livenation. They could’ve spoken up for those $350 seats this tour. But the truth is u2 doesn’t give a s**t. Then the fans complain to Guy O Seary and his response is basically “sorry if you couldn’t get tickets but try again if we announce more dates”

You say they signed another contract as if you know that for a fact. Can you link us to where you saw that?
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Greatest Edge moments from each album
« Last post by Rasmus on September 22, 2018, 06:49:59 PM »
Boy: Into the Heart
The intro - and whole song really - is pure magic.

October: Gloria
The main riff.

War: New Years Day
The mix of guitar, keys and vocals is astonishing.

The Unforgetable Fire: The Unforgetable Fire
Incredible sound landscapes.

The Joshua Tree: Streets + WOWY
Cant pick one for this. Its got to be either the intro for Streets or the outro for WOWY.

Rattle and Hum: Bullet the Blue Sky
The solo.

Achtung Baby: Zoo Station, EBTTRT, The Fly, Acrobat, Love is Blindness
Yeah I had to pick 5 here. Zoo Station for the incredible and innovative guitar work and backing vocals, EBTTRT for the sounds and the solo, The Fly for the solo, Acrobat for the whole song and Love is Blindness for the solo. Incredible album and Edge really shines on all the songs to be honest.

Zooropa: Numb
A great patchwork of a song that shows the mathmatical side of Edges approach to music.

Pop: Gone
The whole song - guitar, soundwork, vocals - just incredible.

ATYCLB: Stuck in A Moment
The guitar work and the beautiful bridge he sings towards the end of the song.

HTDAAB: Miracle Drug
His verse.

NLOTH: Fez
The intro and outro to the song.

SOI: Sleep Like a Baby or The Troubles
Sleep Like a Baby is Edge in his innovative mood. The Troubles is just beautiful guitar work.

SOE: Red Flag Day
I dont think this album is Edges best work but RFD has some great riffs. Summer of Love would be my pick if I didnt know that he didnt write the main riff.



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