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What do you consider the worst thing since and including the I&E release?

Method of I&E Release
U2.com subscriber gift (four high quality serigraphs)
Static Set List
Restriced stage views
Promises of SOE release
Other

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Offline acrobat62

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Worst Move Since I&E release
« on: February 02, 2016, 01:02:36 PM »
Seems there is a lot of disgruntlement on these boards about all the poor things the boys have done since I&E.  I'm not really in any camp on that as I have enjoyed the past year and a half, but figured, what do all the critics think was the worst move.  If you pick Other, as I'm sure I did not capture them all, please feel free to elaborate on what you think it was.



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Re: Worst Move Since I&E release
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2016, 01:36:37 PM »
Meh, I'm pretty happy with them overall. I chose the static setlist, though. But props at least for playing most of the new material.

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Re: Worst Move Since I&E release
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 01:50:10 PM »
I don't really have an issue with any of those things.  I still think the SOI was pretty cool other than the fact it didn't give me the chance to build up anticipation and counting down the moment when it would be released.  I'm not too happy with the new subscribers gift but really, we can't get U22 every year.  I don't want this forum to turn into a place where the band gets dissed all the time.

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Re: Worst Move Since I&E release
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2016, 02:12:56 PM »
All of them except the release of I&E - which I was ok with.

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Re: Worst Move Since I&E release
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2016, 03:06:38 PM »
I'm not really upset with anything. The subscriber gift is lame but not something I'm up in arms over. I'll only be disappointed if it takes them another two or three years to get SOE out.

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Re: Worst Move Since I&E release
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2016, 04:23:37 PM »
Ooooh! I'm the first "Other"!!!

(drum roll) .... Not covering a larger swath of the U.S. I'm in Florida, and had NO chance of seeing them on this tour.

Spread the love a little, guys.

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Re: Worst Move Since I&E release
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2016, 04:33:27 PM »
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Ooooh! I'm the first "Other"!!!

(drum roll) .... Not covering a larger swath of the U.S. I'm in Florida, and had NO chance of seeing them on this tour.

Spread the love a little, guys.

You had a better chance than anyone in Asia (outside Japan) ever had... ;)

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Re: Worst Move Since I&E release
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2016, 05:33:31 PM »
I think the release method, unfortunately it really overshadowed a lot of otherwise good energy in 2014/15... I know this has been hashed about so many times so I won't dwell on it... just seemed to be forced desperation and not well played at all.

Oh - Bono's orange hair was not on your list - but I suppose that's quibbling.

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Re: Worst Move Since I&E release
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2016, 10:01:48 PM »
No Oceania leg of the tour! Come on!

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Re: Worst Move Since I&E release
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2016, 10:32:44 PM »
Wow, this is really scraping the bottom of the barrel...

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Re: Worst Move Since I&E release
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2016, 10:44:26 PM »
The stage views were unacceptable, especially since it's an arena . I thought the setlist was pretty decent in terms of variation. Much better than anything in recent years

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Re: Worst Move Since I&E release
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2016, 11:13:34 PM »
No fan-on-stage competition? Or are we not talking about that ever again?  ::)

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Re: Worst Move Since I&E release
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2016, 07:05:38 AM »
I don't feel like criticizing them. It's been a great tour and I couldn't have asked more. (Maybe some Pop songs on the setlist)

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Re: Worst Move Since I&E release
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2016, 05:27:19 AM »
How about paying U$ 900.00 for 2 (10 th.row)  tickets in Toronto show...purchased ticket thru Ticketmaster.ca,not some resale website..absurd

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Re: Worst Move Since I&E release
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2016, 09:34:40 AM »
Yeah, the way they forced fans to do that was mad  ;)