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Do you prefer when U2 plays in arenas such as the Madison Square Garden, or in stadiums such as the Rose Bowl?

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22 (62.9%)
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dcmarlow

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U2 Shows: Indoors, or Outdoors?
« on: October 09, 2010, 07:34:16 PM »
I personally think the intimate setting during an arena show is the best, but the stadium shows work pretty good to.  :)



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Re: U2 Shows: Indoors, or Outdoors?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 07:35:57 PM »
i like stadiums. i like the amount of people in one place. listening and watching to the same thing. JUST MAGIC

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Re: U2 Shows: Indoors, or Outdoors?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 09:20:58 PM »
Stadiums

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Re: U2 Shows: Indoors, or Outdoors?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 09:51:51 PM »
Someone will have to remind me what an indoor U2 show is... Haven't seen one for 21 years...

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Re: U2 Shows: Indoors, or Outdoors?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 10:21:39 PM »
I'd rather they played stadiums if it means staging like the Claw. More tickets available, better pricing, and frankly none of the arena shows I've seen with other acts have ever seemed 'intimate'. I've seen Madison Sq. Garden shows, United Center, Chicago, Nassau Coliseum, NMSU in New Mexico...lots of arenas and no matter the price I paid for seats they weren't nearly as 'close' as I felt in Soldier Field.
Only if U2 could play truly small venues like Casinos or theatres would it be as good. And they'd have to play 100 shows in each area to fill the ticket demand.

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Re: U2 Shows: Indoors, or Outdoors?
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2010, 12:49:36 AM »
I have to go with arenas. I love them so much better. I am not a big fan of outdoor shows.

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Re: U2 Shows: Indoors, or Outdoors?
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2010, 08:27:35 AM »
If you tend to be awed by the music and seemthe band rather than pretty lights and elaborate stages. Arenas.


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Re: U2 Shows: Indoors, or Outdoors?
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2010, 08:52:38 AM »
i think there are pros and cons for both. i first saw them outdoors in 1997 with 40,000 other people and thought it was fantastic. that was mainly due to the fact that i was right at the front, where the sound and close proximity to the band was great. the huge crowd made it an even more spectacular experience.

however, when i saw them in dublin last year, i could only acquire a ticket up in the gods, where the members of the band were small dots in the distance. with the wind swirling, i found the sound quality of the show to be fairly mediocre. the intimacy didn't exist at all and it felt like i was watching them on tv, as if i wasn't really there.

now that i know that i will probably never get at the front of a stadium show again (with all these pre-sale tickets nowadays and people queuing overnight for front positions) i would vote for arena shows now: more intimacy and better sound quality.

but as arenas have a much smaller crowd, would i ever get a ticket as we now know thousands of over-zealous fans follow u2 on tour all over the world these days?
a ticket for arena shows would be great.

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Re: U2 Shows: Indoors, or Outdoors?
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2010, 09:22:07 AM »
Question. I have never seen u2 indoors is the sound better indoors or outdoors?

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Re: U2 Shows: Indoors, or Outdoors?
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2010, 10:40:39 AM »
never seen them in arena
so that is my dream

otherwise U2 are big enough to make a stadium rock

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Re: U2 Shows: Indoors, or Outdoors?
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2010, 11:24:17 AM »
I think U2 should do a mixed tour of stadium and arena shows.  As long as I have my arena tickets, I'll be happy for all those fans who want to see them in a stadium.




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Re: U2 Shows: Indoors, or Outdoors?
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2010, 02:47:29 PM »
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I think U2 should do a mixed tour of stadium and arena shows.  As long as I have my arena tickets, I'll be happy for all those fans who want to see them in a stadium.






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Re: U2 Shows: Indoors, or Outdoors?
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2010, 05:32:47 PM »
sound quality all depends on positioning and the acoustics of the arena/stadium

however even at the back of the arena the sound and visuals are in sync, unlike the back of a stadium where they are marginally out of sync due to distance and speed of light >>>>>>>>>speed of sound


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Re: U2 Shows: Indoors, or Outdoors?
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2010, 06:41:32 PM »
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sound quality all depends on positioning and the acoustics of the arena/stadium

however even at the back of the arena the sound and visuals are in sync, unlike the back of a stadium where they are marginally out of sync due to distance and speed of light >>>>>>>>>speed of sound



U2 uses repeater towers in stadiums keeping the sound matching the video.

And I wasn't referring to 'the pretty lights' when I said I preferred stadiums if they used similar staging. What I meant was, that the stadium setup they have with the Claw brings the show closer to those in the stands than if you were in an arena with a standard stage. Too often, I've had 'great seats' in arenas that didn't let me see nearly as well as the view in these shows. Add to that the greater number of GA available then I'll take stadiums every time.

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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2010, 06:48:57 PM »
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sound quality all depends on positioning and the acoustics of the arena/stadium

however even at the back of the arena the sound and visuals are in sync, unlike the back of a stadium where they are marginally out of sync due to distance and speed of light >>>>>>>>>speed of sound



U2 uses repeater towers in stadiums keeping the sound matching the video.

And I wasn't referring to 'the pretty lights' when I said I preferred stadiums if they used similar staging. What I meant was, that the stadium setup they have with the Claw brings the show closer to those in the stands than if you were in an arena with a standard stage. Too often, I've had 'great seats' in arenas that didn't let me see nearly as well as the view in these shows. Add to that the greater number of GA available then I'll take stadiums every time.

Repeater towers cause all kinds of echo problems though. Either way it's sh** if you're at the back. Can't see, sh** sound.

Arenas hold 15-20,000. Stadiums 60-80,000. So basically the worst arena seat is in the top 25% of Stadium seats. I mean actually watching the band, not a TV screen.