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Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2012, 01:08:41 PM »
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Heh, I'm appalled by many of the requests in this thread.

I guess that's the downside of having such a long and varied career, picking up new fans in each different era. You end up with everyone wanting totally different things.

What are you appalled at?

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Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2012, 01:42:08 PM »
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What are you appalled at?

Suggestions that really don't appeal to me:
-- no video screens / lighting
-- seating on the floor at a U2 show?!
-- indoor arenas
-- Bono spending more concert time talking about religious stuff and song meanings
-- Bono not talking to the audience at all
-- no support acts

Suggestions I just don't see the point of:
-- bringing extra musicians on stage
-- having no acoustic set
-- Bono not wearing sunglasses

I'm generally happy with the way U2 shows are at the moment. It'd be nice if the setlists were a bit more flexible, and of course there are songs I wish they'd bring back, but I had a great time on Vertigo and 360 and I'd be delighted with more like that.

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Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2012, 02:36:23 PM »
I didn't see anyone say Bono shouldn't talk at all.

It's just some of us want smaller doses of the preaching. In other words, say it once and make it short.


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Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2012, 02:38:52 PM »
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I didn't see anyone say Bono shouldn't talk at all.

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2. no talking to the audience, other than "hello, [your city here]!" and "thank you, goodnight!"

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Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2012, 02:40:29 PM »
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I didn't see anyone say Bono shouldn't talk at all.

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2. no talking to the audience, other than "hello, [your city here]!" and "thank you, goodnight!"

LOL!
Yeah, that's a bit of a stretch. I like small doses of Bono banter, especially with other band members and to people in the audience.

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Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2012, 03:47:04 PM »
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I didn't see anyone say Bono shouldn't talk at all.

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2. no talking to the audience, other than "hello, [your city here]!" and "thank you, goodnight!"

LOL!
Yeah, that's a bit of a stretch. I like small doses of Bono banter, especially with other band members and to people in the audience.

Yeah, Bono's not Dave Gilmour.


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Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2012, 04:18:25 PM »
Haha. That would be how Adam would do it.

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Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2012, 09:44:44 AM »
1. Passion

2. Experiments

3. Intimacy

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Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2012, 07:50:13 PM »
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1. Passion

2. Experiments

3. Intimacy

You are on to something here - I. M. Pei inspired staging?  ;)

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Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2012, 11:35:13 AM »
Honestly, the speechifying is very tedious. I get that war and AIDS and death and debt aren't you know, totally AWESOME, which is why I don't tend to promote things like disease, war, being poor, and being dead. Leave it out, Bono.

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Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2012, 01:41:48 PM »
Yes, the speechifying can get tedious.  But Ang Sun Suu Kyi (sp?) recently got elected to the Myanmar parliament. Bono's speechifying may have had something to do with that, so maybe it's worth it.

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Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2012, 01:44:34 PM »
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1. Passion

2. Experiments

3. Intimacy

You're describing a Coldplay concert. This threads about U2

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Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2012, 04:57:05 PM »
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1. Passion

2. Experiments

3. Intimacy

You're describing a Coldplay concert. This threads about U2

No, that would be:

1)Puniness

2)Elevator music

3)Idiocy

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Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2012, 05:07:03 PM »
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1. Passion

2. Experiments

3. Intimacy

You're describing a Coldplay concert. This threads about U2

No, that would be:

1)Puniness

2)Elevator music

3)Idiocy

HA!

I love you.

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Re: 3 Things I Want On The Next Tour
« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2012, 07:41:13 PM »
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1. Passion

2. Experiments

3. Intimacy

You're describing a Coldplay concert. This threads about U2

No, that would be:

1)Puniness

2)Elevator music

3)Idiocy

HA!

I love you.

DOUBLE Love you!  :-*