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Offline dferry09

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The best live moment
« on: July 10, 2011, 02:22:44 PM »
Regardless of whether you were there or not, what was the one live performance that gave you the most goosebumps. One you can watch over and over again and not get bored.

My pick is this:

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Quite simply, the best thing I've ever seen U2 do. Bono screaming into the sky following his fathers death, during the most amazing intro ever. Id pay thousands to go back and witness it personally.... if only. :(



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Re: The best live moment
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011, 03:21:40 PM »
Indeed, simply EPIC! 10 years ago, and still by far the best Streets-transition ever!

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Re: The best live moment
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011, 03:25:54 PM »
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RTSS / Streets- easily my favourite U2 moment of all time, followed by the Superbowl.

On a personal preference, my favourite live moment which I was present for is easily the opening of the Torino show. EBTTRT is definitely a better opener than Return of the Stingray Guitar, but Stingray was *THE* perfect opener for *that* show. It announced to the universe that Bono was back and better than ever, and was an insane moment to be a part of-  especially wielding part of a giant Irish flag!

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Re: The best live moment
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2011, 05:22:30 PM »
My favorite live moment was Zooropa live! 

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Re: The best live moment
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2011, 05:38:44 PM »
No youtube footage of Popmart Sydney 1998 during One. Lightning bolts across the sky after Hutchence's death, and pouring rain.

Bottle that.

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Re: The best live moment
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2011, 06:07:21 PM »
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No youtube footage of Popmart Sydney 1998 during One. Lightning bolts across the sky after Hutchence's death, and pouring rain.

Bottle that.

I bet you were gutted about the Lemon.


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Re: The best live moment
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2011, 06:35:12 PM »
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No youtube footage of Popmart Sydney 1998 during One. Lightning bolts across the sky after Hutchence's death, and pouring rain.

Bottle that.

I bet you were gutted about the Lemon.


Very.

But y'know. Got the full citrus experience in Melbourne.

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Re: The best live moment
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2011, 08:46:20 PM »
Bad - Live Aid

the performance that propelled them from being a young group with a few big songs to being the most important group of the decade. It is pretty amazing that they are regarded along with Queen as having the best performance that day when the competition was legendary acts like the Who, a reformed Zeppelin, Mick Jagger, Sting, Bowie, Madonna, Dylan, McCartney, etc....

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Re: The best live moment
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2011, 06:06:56 AM »
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Regardless of whether you were there or not, what was the one live performance that gave you the most goosebumps. One you can watch over and over again and not get bored.

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Quite simply, the best thing I've ever seen U2 do. Bono whining into the sky following his fathers death, during the most amazing intro ever. Id pay thousands to go back and witness it personally.... if only. :(
Fixed.
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Re: The best live moment
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2011, 06:10:53 AM »
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RTSS / Streets- easily my favourite U2 moment of all time
This is the perfect way to play Streets.

Not All I Want Is You. Not Bad. Not Please. But Running to Stand Still.

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Re: The best live moment
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2011, 06:52:15 AM »
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RTSS / Streets- easily my favourite U2 moment of all time
This is the perfect way to play Streets.

Not All I Want Is You. Not Bad. Not Please. But Running to Stand Still.

Well, Running to Stand Still when performed as the epic Zoo TV version :P

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Re: The best live moment
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2011, 03:42:42 PM »
That Streets performance is definitely amazing and Streets will always be my favorite. But the other that's always incredible is With or Without You from Rattle and Hum. Just too perfect and Bono's voice was as good as it will ever get in that version.

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Re: The best live moment
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2011, 10:25:28 AM »
I honestly think there are a few "best live moments".  It is just too hard for me to choose one. The few mentioned here are all top of the line and amazing.

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Re: The best live moment
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2011, 07:23:17 AM »
Bono revealing the American flag during the Streets tribute to 9/11 at the Super Bowl...

I fail to see why this one isn't one of the most talked about moments in their history

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Re: The best live moment
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2011, 10:44:55 AM »
SBS - rattle and hum
opening of Point Depot on New Years
COBL opening a show on Vertigo tour
live Hallelujah prayer/chorus of RTSS (this song needs to be played again)
the fly elevation tour - boston DVD

but I dont think anything beats the superbowl