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Which U2 tours have you attended?

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Offline singnomore

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Re: Which U2 Tours Have You Attended
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2011, 09:38:42 AM »
War - 1 show - Glasgow
TUF - Glasgow both nights
Joshua Tree - 1 show Edinburgh
ZooTv Indoor - 1 show - Glasgow
Zooropa - 3 shows (2 x Glasgow and Leeds)
Elevation - 1 show Glasgow
Vertigo - 1 show - Glasgow
360 - 5 - Glasgow, Dublin, Turin, Paris, Rome

I've currently got withdrawels and need another 360 show!

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Re: Which U2 Tours Have You Attended
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2011, 09:45:58 AM »
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War - 1 show - Glasgow
TUF - Glasgow both nights
Joshua Tree - 1 show Edinburgh
ZooTv Indoor - 1 show - Glasgow
Zooropa - 3 shows (2 x Glasgow and Leeds)
Elevation - 1 show Glasgow
Vertigo - 1 show - Glasgow
360 - 5 - Glasgow, Dublin, Turin, Paris, Rome

I've currently got withdrawels and need another 360 show!
I told you sir, NYC  ;D Easy to get to for you, great city across the river and 2 October Musketeers attending ...just sayin' !  ;)

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Re: Which U2 Tours Have You Attended
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2011, 09:50:00 AM »
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I've currently got withdrawels and need another 360 show!

I think that may be what I'm having. I get all blue then I watch a concert dvd and perk right up for a while.

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Re: Which U2 Tours Have You Attended
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2011, 10:15:31 AM »
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I've currently got withdrawels and need another 360 show!

I think that may be what I'm having. I get all blue then I watch a concert dvd and perk right up for a while.

When 360 ends we are all going to need rehab or something. Thank heavens for that Live Nation contract!

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Re: Which U2 Tours Have You Attended
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2011, 10:33:41 AM »
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I've currently got withdrawels and need another 360 show!

I think that may be what I'm having. I get all blue then I watch a concert dvd and perk right up for a while.

When 360 ends we are all going to need rehab or something. Thank heavens for that Live Nation contract!

Ends?

Hold me, I'm scared!

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Re: Which U2 Tours Have You Attended
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2011, 10:45:15 AM »
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briscotheque: You got to see Lemon and Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car live in full MacPhisto glory?

I hate you with jealousy.

3 times baby...

Jamie - as far as I know TD is not going to any 360 shows. Boycotting. Or not interested.

TD - that still true?

It's true that stadiums are putting me off.

Transplant the 360 show to arenas with the same configuration and a downsized Claw and I probably would have seen multiple shows this time around.



TD, how come you don't like stadiums?

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Re: Which U2 Tours Have You Attended
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2011, 01:43:58 PM »
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briscotheque: You got to see Lemon and Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car live in full MacPhisto glory?

I hate you with jealousy.

3 times baby...

Jamie - as far as I know TD is not going to any 360 shows. Boycotting. Or not interested.

TD - that still true?

It's true that stadiums are putting me off.

Transplant the 360 show to arenas with the same configuration and a downsized Claw and I probably would have seen multiple shows this time around.



TD, how come you don't like stadiums?

I think they're a totally unsuitable venue to see and hear musical concerts.  I have seen a handful of concerts in open air venues but every time I had the sense that the artist's were taking the pi*s.


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Re: Which U2 Tours Have You Attended
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2011, 01:46:17 PM »
Just one 360 show at FedEx Field.

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Re: Which U2 Tours Have You Attended
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2011, 01:48:25 PM »
How come you think they're unsuitable? Please excuse my ignorance, but i've only seen a stadium show, so i don't know what is superior about an arena?

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Re: Which U2 Tours Have You Attended
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2011, 02:02:51 PM »
Seeing the CN Tower light up in sync with the music at Toronto 1 was pretty spectacular, and unachievable in arenas.

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Re: Which U2 Tours Have You Attended
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2011, 02:06:33 PM »
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How come you think they're unsuitable? Please excuse my ignorance, but i've only seen a stadium show, so i don't know what is superior about an arena?

I like to feel a part of the show and not feel detached from it which is what I feel in a stadium.  I'm don't rate the so-called 'atmosphere' of the stadium crowd.

I've seen two U2 concerts; in an arena and in a field/natural amphitheatre/hill and I enjoyed the arena show more.



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Re: Which U2 Tours Have You Attended
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2011, 02:15:38 PM »
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Seeing the CN Tower light up in sync with the music at Toronto 1 was pretty spectacular, and unachievable in arenas.

This attitude is exactly why I think U2 should do mixed tours, playing both arenas and stadiums (And I don't mean arenas in North America and stadiums for everyone else)  That way the many people people that wants to see U2 playing a 'spectacular' show in a stadium can do so and I'll be happy for them, as that will mean there are plenty of tickets for mugs like me that want to see U2 in an arena. :)


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Re: Which U2 Tours Have You Attended
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2011, 03:15:39 PM »
I've been at every U2 tour since WAR (1983). I'm giving away my age here, but I saw U2 for the first time in 1983 at the SFX Centre, dublin, Ireland, just a few days after Red Rocks, with Bono holding up the white flag. Of course, SBS gets a rousing cheer when played in Ireland (the Republic anyway!!)

I then saw them in Summar of 85 at Croke Park, Dublin, during the Unforgettable Fire tour.
Twice in 1987 at Croke Park on the Joshua Tree tour.
1989 Lovetown, I was there the night Bono said "We have to go away and dream it all up again" and I was as shocked as anyone else in the audience, but sadly I missed out on the new years night show. I listened to that on Radio.
1992 I saw them on Zoo TV at the RDS in Dublin.
1997 POPMart Miami
2000 Bank Atlantic center, Fort Lauderdale. Of course, it was opening night of the elevation Tour and Bono fell off the stage. Maybe that's when he hurt his back?
2005 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Vertigo Tour. SPINE-TINGLING!! When COBL rang out!!!!

2011 I will see U2 at Dolphin stadium Miami along with 60,000 other cheering fans.

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Re: Which U2 Tours Have You Attended
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2011, 03:27:38 PM »
For what it's worth, I agree with TD. I don't care for stadium concerts either. I also don't go for eating outdoors either  :D It always amazes me at all the people who choose the outdoor tables at places in Manhattan. You get to eat and suck up the car fumes at the same time , all while you try to chat with all the horns blowing  :D

But I am grateful and happy to see U2 in whatever venue they choose even if it is not my favorite.

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Re: Which U2 Tours Have You Attended
« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2011, 03:43:25 PM »
Actually I find there isn't a great deal of difference if you're in the inner circle between stadium and arena. Certainly the size of the 360 main stage was not that big, the band members spent a lot of time quite close to each other - on of my friends said that it felt like a club gig.

But in stadiums it's the back row that make the atmosphere. If the whole crowd is buzzing, you can feel it.

Move away from the front and it's a very different situation.

That said I haven't seen U2 in an arena since I was 11, and can't say I took much notice of specifics, was too busy going 'wow'.

But U2 shows towards the front are pretty much venue independent I'd think...?