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Which U2 world tour during the 2000's was the best

Elevation Tour
19 (37.3%)
Vertigo Tour
9 (17.6%)
U2360 Tour
23 (45.1%)

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Best U2 Tour of the decade
« on: December 30, 2009, 07:31:31 PM »
Maybe because I've only been to U2360, and it was my first U2 show, I might be biased.  But this tour absolutely blew me away.  Even with the breathtaking Claw and the other 80,000 people in attendance, it still felt like a close, tight knit show where the crowd was one and the band played perfectly to us.  The intimate atmosphere was definetely there.




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Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 07:39:30 PM »
Vertigo for me, even though I've only been to 360. I liked the setlist for that tour best, all the old gems got dug up and played: Zoo Station, the Fly, Bullet, An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart. Also, the lights (especially during COBL) were a really nice compliment to the music.

360 is second, though, for the light show during Ultraviolet alone.

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Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 07:41:27 PM »
I actually like the 360 setlist more than Vertigo, and Vertigo's was amazing.  The Claw, Ultraviolet, Unforgettable Fire, and the NLOTH material kind of puts 360 over the top for me

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Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 07:43:17 PM »
That's why I put 360 below Vertigo. I don't really like the ethereal, spacy atmosphere and songs of NLOTH and the 360 tour. They were great, don't get me wrong, but I know I would have preferred a "rockier" show.

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Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 07:45:06 PM »
And thats totally what Vertigo was.  Rock shows are awesome :)

I just preferred 360's atmosphere over the rocky, almost angry atmosphere of Vertigo.  Agree to disagree though :)

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Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 07:45:52 PM »
Rock shows are the best. 8)

And I agree to disagree as well. :)

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Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009, 07:45:59 PM »
Maybe its sentimental, but Elevation was my first, so it was the best. Plus I loved the heart shaped stage. *giggle*

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Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009, 07:46:20 PM »
Elevation was the show to see live.

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Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2009, 07:48:00 PM »
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Elevation was the show to see live.

The stripped down, much more personal tour must have been amazing to see.

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Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2009, 07:49:21 PM »
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Elevation was the show to see live.

The stripped down, much more personal tour must have been amazing to see.

Ya know, I never really thought about it like that, but yes. I did feel more intimate than 360 even though you are still in there with a zillion people.

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Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2009, 07:51:31 PM »
I felt like they were singing to me at this tour

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Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2009, 07:55:57 PM »
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I felt like they were singing to me at this tour

where did you sit? (or, er, stand)

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Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2009, 07:57:31 PM »
First row, upper deck, directly in between the right front and right rear leg (adams side)...thats what made it more amazing about it

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Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2009, 08:01:01 PM »
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First row, upper deck, directly in between the right front and right rear leg (adams side)...thats what made it more amazing about it

I actually think I made a mistake doing GA for this tour (*GASP in HORROR*). I was on Adam's side, at the rail, right on the front claw. I had an awesome view, but it was so crowded that it detracted me from the show a little bit. On Elevation I had upper-deck (kind of crappy) seats, but I didn't have to fight with people the whole show to keep my spot.

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Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2009, 08:02:50 PM »
I was so crushed I wasnt in GA, thats what I wanted my first U2 concert experience to be