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Offline UnknownCaller98

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Re: Should U2 go at least 25% unplugged on the next tour?
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2014, 04:27:26 PM »
I'd prefer 0% unplugged.

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Re: Should U2 go at least 25% unplugged on the next tour?
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2014, 01:27:26 PM »
No unplugging. Hands off the plugs. Leave them be. The thing that stands out about this band is the Edge's full bodied, echoing guitar bliss and when it's acoustic, that gets lost to a degree. Damn you, MTV, for making people think unplugging is a better option. If I want stripped down, genetic versions of band's songs, I'll go ride an elevator for awhile to get my fix.

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Re: Should U2 go at least 25% unplugged on the next tour?
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2014, 07:56:20 AM »
I like one or two unplugged...Yahweh...maybe Walk On ....

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Re: Should U2 go at least 25% unplugged on the next tour?
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2014, 08:33:59 PM »
If it's an arena show I vote no acoustic set at all.  To me it only works in large stadiums and even then on a very very limited basis.  I don't ever want to hear them perform Staring at the Sun live again unless it's full band, same with Desire.  There is an energy level that's missing from most acoustic versions, and I agree with the comment about Edge's full bodied echoing guitar.

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Re: Should U2 go at least 25% unplugged on the next tour?
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2014, 04:42:33 PM »
I quite like acoustic numbers, not relying on the tricks and effects

Unfortunately u2 don't really have many acoustic numbers that they have in their repertoire, and not ones I personally want to hear again

Desire - done to death
Stuck in a Moment - Better acoustic for me, but not essential
Staring at the Sun - OK
Stay (does it count) - Nice song, but Bono struggles to sing it
Ordinary Love - Please, no!

I can't think of any others they have - would be OK with me though if they did play 3 songs or so that they haven't played before/to death, or are not the usual suspects.

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Re: Should U2 go at least 25% unplugged on the next tour?
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2014, 07:03:13 PM »
I'd prefer 0% unplugged too, the difference between full band, electric, Desire and acoustic Desire is abysmal, for instance. Still, I wouldn't object to a fresh acoustic set with any of these songs:
Summer Rain
A Man And A Woman
White As Snow
North Star
Every Breaking Wave

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Re: Should U2 go at least 25% unplugged on the next tour?
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2014, 01:45:22 AM »
BUMP!

In light of recent developments, I wonder if anyone has changed their opinion/wants to add theirs.....

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Re: Should U2 go at least 25% unplugged on the next tour?
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2014, 05:52:57 AM »
Still not keen.

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Re: Should U2 go at least 25% unplugged on the next tour?
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2014, 06:13:36 AM »
No way. Never. ever.

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Re: Should U2 go at least 25% unplugged on the next tour?
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2014, 09:27:05 AM »
I now think this is an awful lot more likely than it looked when this thread was posted, and that's a very bad thing. I'd be extremely happy to see them play no acoustic songs at all.

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Re: Should U2 go at least 25% unplugged on the next tour?
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2014, 09:55:03 AM »
No, not unless they decided to play at some very small venues. 

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Re: Should U2 go at least 25% unplugged on the next tour?
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2014, 10:54:50 AM »
I loved the acoustic when Bono and Edge played the Hollywood Bowl a few years ago. The string ensemble added a lot to a few tunes. I also think Bono needs a break in the middle of the show. A few songs would be fun. But, in large stadiums, it could put people to sleep.

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Re: Should U2 go at least 25% unplugged on the next tour?
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2014, 01:18:28 PM »
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BUMP!

In light of recent developments, I wonder if anyone has changed their opinion/wants to add theirs.....
Certainly not. Acoustic songs should be completely abolished and be made illegal on U2 shows. They are boring, lifeless and lazy. Full band versions are how the songs are meant to be heard, not one guitar and one singer.

0% unplugged.

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Re: Should U2 go at least 25% unplugged on the next tour?
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2014, 02:19:21 PM »
I'd rather have my ears bleed to the sound of Edge's glorious electric than fall asleep.

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Re: Should U2 go at least 25% unplugged on the next tour?
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2014, 04:00:33 PM »
Actually would love to see them ditch the standard mid show acoustic set in favor of Edge on piano with Bono singing a piano medly:Ordinary Love, So Cruel, October, First Time, ect. for example. Then if they had The Troubles be the show closer, Bono and Edge could just play Song for Someone with a crowd chorus sing along to end the show after The Troubles