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Offline tmd

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What happened during WOWY in Paris???
« on: December 07, 2009, 05:12:08 PM »
Hey all,

I finally purchased the "Live from Paris" album from their Joshua Tree Tour on iTunes last week.  What happened during "With or Without You"?  They stop the song during it's climax and talk about some tear gas ???? Just curious.  Thanks



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Re: What happened during WOWY in Paris???
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 05:39:15 PM »
A tear gas bomb went off near the stage. They were checking to make sure no one got hurt (no one was).

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Re: What happened during WOWY in Paris???
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2009, 08:29:12 PM »
maybe you know better than me, but i heard it was really hot and the organizers were spraying water over the crowd and bono mistakenly thought it was tear gas...

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Re: What happened during WOWY in Paris???
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2009, 08:32:31 PM »
Yeah, I'm not sure about the tear gas because it's not visible in the shot.  But who knows.

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Re: What happened during WOWY in Paris???
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2009, 08:33:44 PM »
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maybe you know better than me, but i heard it was really hot and the organizers were spraying water over the crowd and bono mistakenly thought it was tear gas...

I've never heard that before. I read about the tear gas in U2 a Diary; I also saw in reviews for the Live From Paris CD on iTunes that some people (the reviewers for the CD) thought a fight had broken out.

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Re: What happened during WOWY in Paris???
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2009, 11:04:03 AM »
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maybe you know better than me, but i heard it was really hot and the organizers were spraying water over the crowd and bono mistakenly thought it was tear gas...

They were spraying water but I don't think Bono could have mistaken that.  The water was very obvious throughout the show.

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Re: What happened during WOWY in Paris???
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2009, 11:34:19 AM »
Found this review on u2tours.com that sheds light on the incident:
"During the show, we saw a cloud appear in front of us and to our right. A commotion began near the cloud, and suddenly our eyes were stinging. I remember that the show stopped for a few moments, and then continued as the tear gas dissipated. I was concerned that the the band might stop the show completely, and hoped nothing further would happen."

The boot for this show that was floating around before the JT boxset was called, you guessed it, Tear Gas  .

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Re: What happened during WOWY in Paris???
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2009, 11:35:46 AM »
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Found this review on u2tours.com that sheds light on the incident:
"During the show, we saw a cloud appear in front of us and to our right. A commotion began near the cloud, and suddenly our eyes were stinging. I remember that the show stopped for a few moments, and then continued as the tear gas dissipated. I was concerned that the the band might stop the show completely, and hoped nothing further would happen."

The boot for this show that was floating around before the JT boxset was called, you guessed it, Tear Gas  .


Well there we go ASOH.  Thanks for clarifying!  :)

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Re: What happened during WOWY in Paris???
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2009, 02:58:40 PM »
thats crazy :o

Ive been thinking about buying this for awhile, is it good?

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Re: What happened during WOWY in Paris???
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2009, 02:59:20 PM »
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thats crazy :o

Ive been thinking about buying this for awhile, is it good?

iTunes CD or JT Box Set?

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Re: What happened during WOWY in Paris???
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2009, 03:01:28 PM »
from Itunes

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Re: What happened during WOWY in Paris???
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2009, 03:01:51 PM »
I love it.  I think it's totally worth it.  The sound quality is PHENOMENAL.

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Re: What happened during WOWY in Paris???
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2009, 03:02:47 PM »
It is :)

ill probably get it later

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Re: What happened during WOWY in Paris???
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2009, 03:08:30 PM »
Woah Streets isnt on it :o

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Re: What happened during WOWY in Paris???
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2009, 03:29:33 PM »
No it isn't, but it's still great!