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Title: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: silvrlvr on January 18, 2009, 12:41:14 PM
The live stream is up at www.hbo.com and it's also running on www.npr.org.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: ElJayVee on January 18, 2009, 01:10:00 PM
Thanks for the NPR link - I can't get the HBO stream, since I'm in Canada!

~L
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Stateless on January 18, 2009, 01:18:05 PM
So far I have seen three - four performances and they are all only doing one song.  I wonder if U2 will be the only act to perform 2 songs or if they rehearsed 2 songs and are going to chose which of the two (city or pride).  I hope they play both.  going by that youtube video on the front page, it looks like they are rehearsing to play both with a good segway from pride into city.  I wonder when they are going to play...my gut is that they are closing the event...we will see.

Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: streetmission on January 18, 2009, 01:19:58 PM
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So far I have seen three - four performances and they are all only doing one song.  I wonder if U2 will be the only act to perform 2 songs or if they rehearsed 2 songs and are going to chose which of the two (city or pride).  I hope they play both.  going by that youtube video on the front page, it looks like they are rehearsing to play both with a good segway from pride into city.  I wonder when they are going to play...my gut is that they are closing the event...we will see.

I think they're the only act doing 2 songs; and my gut feeling also is that they're closing the event.
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 01:20:12 PM
Well so far no U2. Hope they close the show out, that would be fitting. Hope they sound good, cause so far Springsteen and Johnny Mellencamp rocked. Im damn proud to be an American! OBAMA!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Stateless on January 18, 2009, 01:27:39 PM
Is U2 the only full band on the bill???  Bruce and Mellancamp where acoustic solo's with back up singers and the others were playing with the "house band" and solo.  To me an acoustic by a single person will usually sound good because there is only one thing that can go wrong other than the vocal...I am also proud to be an American, but also proud that our boys are there as the only non-american act...which in my opinion they are more american than many.

Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: streetmission on January 18, 2009, 01:31:12 PM
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Is U2 the only full band on the bill???  Bruce and Mellancamp where acoustic solo's with back up singers and the others were playing with the "house band" and solo.  To me an acoustic by a single person will usually sound good because there is only one thing that can go wrong other than the vocal...I am also proud to be an American, but also proud that our boys are there as the only non-american act...which in my opinion they are more american than many.

I think they're the only full band on the bill, which is also why I'm betting they'll close the show.  (Longer setup, longer take down).
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 01:32:07 PM
I agree. Im goin crazy here. What song will they play? And yea it looks like they will be the only full band. I bet they will close it out. And im goin with Pride. Everyone knows it and 2mw is MLK's bday.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Dream Out Loud on January 18, 2009, 01:32:49 PM
what did Bruce play?
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 01:36:03 PM
The Rising.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: streetmission on January 18, 2009, 01:37:07 PM
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I agree. Im goin crazy here. What song will they play? And yea it looks like they will be the only full band. I bet they will close it out. And im goin with Pride. Everyone knows it and 2mw is MLK's bday.

They'll play Pride and City of Blinding Lights.  That's what they rehearsed last night.  I think they're the only act who gets two songs! ;D
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: silvrlvr on January 18, 2009, 01:38:02 PM
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I agree. Im goin crazy here. What song will they play? And yea it looks like they will be the only full band. I bet they will close it out. And im goin with Pride. Everyone knows it and 2mw is MLK's bday.

They'll play Pride and City of Blinding Lights.  That's what they rehearsed last night.  I think they're the only act who gets two songs! ;D

There's a video clip of the rehearsal on the News page of AtU2.
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Post by: Stateless on January 18, 2009, 01:38:29 PM
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I agree. Im goin crazy here. What song will they play? And yea it looks like they will be the only full band. I bet they will close it out. And im goin with Pride. Everyone knows it and 2mw is MLK's bday.

If they are closing, then I can see them playing two songs, both Pride and City...and since the rehearsel was in that order and they segwayed into City easily, I think they are playing two songs....since if they close, they do not have to worry about taking time from another act...also what the other person said, more setting up time and take down time would mean that they will go last being the only full band on the bill.

This is so f'n cool though....a new era with a new prez. and our favourite band playing the gig!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 01:41:21 PM
No doubt. Only the boys can pull that off. They may be Irish, but their American to me. Just like after 9/11, and the Halftime show at the Super Bowl. Im proud to be an American, and a U2 Fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2009, 01:42:13 PM
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I agree. Im goin crazy here. What song will they play? And yea it looks like they will be the only full band. I bet they will close it out. And im goin with Pride. Everyone knows it and 2mw is MLK's bday.

They'll play Pride and City of Blinding Lights.  That's what they rehearsed last night.  I think they're the only act who gets two songs! ;D

If they are closing the show I think they will get two songs, Pride last - as tomorrow is MLK' birthday and it would be a fantastic way to close the show. Im sure they do not want to put U2 in the middle of the bill after what happened at Live Aid - LOL, he went on and on and stretched Bad out to 20 minutes and they had to cut Pride! Imagine if that happened again!  :D
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: domino on January 18, 2009, 01:45:02 PM
aww i missed Bruce. Guess I'll have to record the repeat as well. This whole thing is kind of inspiring me, thanks Americans, from your neighbour up north.
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 01:47:19 PM
Garth Brooks sounds good. LOL. The boys better watch out! Im kidding! Man, Im glad their on the bill. I cant imagine being there. You can feel the unity of the crowd through the TV. LOL.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: ice_bergy on January 18, 2009, 01:47:56 PM
and garth has done more than 2 songs too  ;D
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: streetmission on January 18, 2009, 01:49:30 PM
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and garth has done more than 2 songs too  ;D

Correction.  He didn't do all of one song; he did snippets of several. ;)
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Post by: Stateless on January 18, 2009, 01:50:51 PM
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Garth Brooks sounds good. LOL. The boys better watch out! Im kidding! Man, Im glad their on the bill. I cant imagine being there. You can feel the unity of the crowd through the TV. LOL.

Yeah, I am watching the football game and recording the show.   I wonder what the crowd reaction is going to be to U2...I am sure it is going to be good, but such and american even and having a Irish band play is pretty cool...I mean it is what America is all about and if ANY band that is not American should play, it is fitting that it be U2.

"We fell in love with America and America fell in Love with us".
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 01:54:53 PM
Everyone has to know Pride. And u guys know Im sure that Obama used COBL on the campaign trail. I was at Grant Park, the nite he won and spoke. They played a little of COBL then. I got chills and that was a recording! Lol
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 01:56:23 PM
Nice quote Stateless. Where u at in the US?
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 01:58:29 PM
The Boys! I got chills!
Title: Re: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Stateless on January 18, 2009, 02:00:09 PM
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Nice quote Stateless. Where u at in the US?

Central California...just moved here in September from Southern California. 

Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: ElJayVee on January 18, 2009, 02:06:47 PM
Oh! You! Look so beautiful tonight!"  U2.com posted they'd be on around 4 p.m. - they're right on!

They sound great!

~L
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: julesport on January 18, 2009, 02:08:01 PM
OMG!!!!! They look and sound great!!!!!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Alex on January 18, 2009, 02:08:38 PM
BOUNCY EDGE !!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: streetmission on January 18, 2009, 02:09:37 PM
They all sounded great!  Bono did some nice adlibbing too!  Looked like Obama, Biden, and the rest of the crowd were digging it! ;D
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: ice_bergy on January 18, 2009, 02:10:10 PM
i agree they looked and sounded great but am i the only one who thought bonos voice sounded a little more tired than when they sound checked?
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: bloom on January 18, 2009, 02:11:05 PM
I heard it but didn't see it - In Canada, no HBO.com stream. Sounded great though - can't wait to see what it looked like!!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: streetmission on January 18, 2009, 02:11:26 PM
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i agree they looked and sounded great but am i the only one who thought bonos voice sounded a little more tired than when they sound checked?

I noticed it too.  Perhaps a late night out on the town? ;)

He did a great job hitting the high notes, though.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Alex on January 18, 2009, 02:12:22 PM
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i agree they looked and sounded great but am i the only one who thought bonos voice sounded a little more tired than when they sound checked?


same here but i just thought he was very excited and happy and more emotions flowed through him than when sound checking ;D
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: CDProp on January 18, 2009, 02:12:56 PM
WHy no bridge in COBL?
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Nielsen on January 18, 2009, 02:13:18 PM
I want to watch  :(
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: m2 on January 18, 2009, 02:14:01 PM
Okay, well that was all kinds of awesome, wasn't it? :)
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: bloom on January 18, 2009, 02:14:07 PM
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WHy no bridge in COBL?

I know - that was too bad! My favourite part...
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: ice_bergy on January 18, 2009, 02:15:12 PM
I was veryx10 impressed that bono did the high ooo's on COBL and all w/o help from the edge its very exciting
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Stateless on January 18, 2009, 02:15:31 PM
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i agree they looked and sounded great but am i the only one who thought bonos voice sounded a little more tired than when they sound checked?


same here but i just thought he was very excited and happy and more emotions flowed through him than when sound checking ;D

Agree...Bono seemed as well as the other boys loved being there.  They hit the most emotional string of any performer so far.  I think the fact that Bono was being Bono and spoke about stuff other than just the words of the songs.  I also loved how Bono is Bono and altered some lyrics to fit the occassion...while I have not watched all of it so far, I love how he talked/addressed Obama and Biden...something that only Bono could do.  

Suffice it to say...they took the show!  Emotional, fitting and just plain f'n great.  Way to go boys and we get more U2 love tomorrow!!!  

Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Alex on January 18, 2009, 02:15:36 PM
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WHy no bridge in COBL?

I know - that was too bad! My favourite part...

I was sure i heard the bridge  ???
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: silvrlvr on January 18, 2009, 02:15:45 PM
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WHy no bridge in COBL?

I know - that was too bad! My favourite part...

Probably to keep things tight. They still have to fit in Obama's speech and Beyonce as the closing act.

I wish Bono had been in better voice and he forgot the words to COBL at one point. But Edge and Adam looked so pleased to be there. Larry just looked like Larry.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: ElJayVee on January 18, 2009, 02:16:48 PM
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Okay, well that was all kinds of awesome, wasn't it? :)

Yessiree!  Greatest band in the world!

Just waiting for someone to post the video on YouTube - only had NPR here in Canada :'(

~L
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: may2 on January 18, 2009, 02:17:21 PM
I didn't think Bono was in very good voice.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Starfish on January 18, 2009, 02:17:57 PM
I need the *bursting into tears* smiley!!!!
Title: Re: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: streetmission on January 18, 2009, 02:18:17 PM
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Garth Brooks sounds good. LOL. The boys better watch out! Im kidding! Man, Im glad their on the bill. I cant imagine being there. You can feel the unity of the crowd through the TV. LOL.

Yeah, I am watching the football game and recording the show.   I wonder what the crowd reaction is going to be to U2...I am sure it is going to be good, but such and american even and having a Irish band play is pretty cool...I mean it is what America is all about and if ANY band that is not American should play, it is fitting that it be U2.

"We fell in love with America and America fell in Love with us".

Cards are killing the Eagles right now.  Warner is on fire and McNabb is...not.  Everyone going in was talking about how McNabb had playoff experience and that would see him through.  Hello?  Warner's been to two Super Bowls, won one, and has a MVP.  I think that's helping him this year.

Anyway, it was a great performance by U2.  I hope you enjoy it when you watch it later! :)
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 02:19:11 PM
M2, yes it was awesome! I think they shortened COBL due to time. What a great event I shared 2day with my daughter. Glad she loves U2. LOL
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: bloom on January 18, 2009, 02:19:54 PM
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I need the *bursting into tears* smiley!!!!

me too!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Stateless on January 18, 2009, 02:20:28 PM
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WHy no bridge in COBL?

I know - that was too bad! My favourite part...

Probably to keep things tight. They still have to fit in Obama's speech and Beyonce as the closing act.

I wish Bono had been in better voice and he forgot the words to COBL at one point. But Edge and Adam looked so pleased to be there. Larry just looked like Larry.



Did anyone notice Edge looking towards Obama or in that direction and having a big smile on his face?  I agree with above, Adam also looked really happy to be at the gig and Larry, well he was Larry, if he smiled, I would think something was wrong!!!

Great performance even though Bono's voice was not in top form, he still delivered and delivered big time with ad-lib and his other antics.  Adding the "It's not just an American Dream, but an Irish Dream, a European Dream" etc.  I also loved how he said about MLK's dream is to be fullfilled come Tuesday...so f'n fitting.  Man, it was great. I am a 41 year old male and fill like a giddy school girl...lol

Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: justinluey on January 18, 2009, 02:21:45 PM
I posted an mp3 that includes the MLK speech and both U2 songs.

http://u2.thefanpage.net/ (http://u2.thefanpage.net/)

I hope this allowed here, if not I'm sorry in advance.
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Post by: Stateless on January 18, 2009, 02:22:25 PM
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Garth Brooks sounds good. LOL. The boys better watch out! Im kidding! Man, Im glad their on the bill. I cant imagine being there. You can feel the unity of the crowd through the TV. LOL.

Yeah, I am watching the football game and recording the show.   I wonder what the crowd reaction is going to be to U2...I am sure it is going to be good, but such and american even and having a Irish band play is pretty cool...I mean it is what America is all about and if ANY band that is not American should play, it is fitting that it be U2.

"We fell in love with America and America fell in Love with us".

Already watched.  I had this feeling during a commercial break to switch and sure enough they were in the middle of pride, so I rewound the DvR to see the beginning and was like...what football game....hehehe

Anyways, yeah, I have been a Warner fan for a long time and I am so glad to see the Cardinals winning at this point..hope they can make it to the SB!!!



Cards are killing the Eagles right now.  Warner is on fire and McNabb is...not.  Everyone going in was talking about how McNabb had playoff experience and that would see him through.  Hello?  Warner's been to two Super Bowls, won one, and has a MVP.  I think that's helping him this year.

Anyway, it was a great performance by U2.  I hope you enjoy it when you watch it later! :)
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: ElJayVee on January 18, 2009, 02:23:12 PM
It's pretty cold in DC today, isn't it?  I'm sure that and the emotion affected Bono's voice.  Other than a couple of cracked notes, I think he sounded amazing!  I wish I could have watched... :'(

~L

p.s.

I'll check out the mp3, justin - thx!
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 02:23:30 PM
And yea Starfish I got a bit tear eyed. Corny as it sounds.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: silvrlvr on January 18, 2009, 02:24:05 PM
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WHy no bridge in COBL?

I know - that was too bad! My favourite part...

Probably to keep things tight. They still have to fit in Obama's speech and Beyonce as the closing act.

I wish Bono had been in better voice and he forgot the words to COBL at one point. But Edge and Adam looked so pleased to be there. Larry just looked like Larry.



Did anyone notice Edge looking towards Obama or in that direction and having a big smile on his face?  I agree with above, Adam also looked really happy to be at the gig and Larry, well he was Larry, if he smiled, I would think something was wrong!!!

Great performance even though Bono's voice was not in top form, he still delivered and delivered big time with ad-lib and his other antics.  Adding the "It's not just an American Dream, but an Irish Dream, a European Dream" etc.  I also loved how he said about MLK's dream is to be fullfilled come Tuesday...so f'n fitting.  Man, it was great. I am a 41 year old male and fill like a giddy school girl...lol



Yes, I saw Edge smiling at them. Sweet moment.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: streetmission on January 18, 2009, 02:25:59 PM
U2.com has an update about the rehearsals and how cold it was.  Bono said "I feel like I'm party crashing the American dream." :D

They have a couple of pictures from last night too.  Here's a good one:

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Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: silvrlvr on January 18, 2009, 02:27:22 PM
Love, love, love that photo.

Everybody is out on stage now, including the band, to sing America The Beautiful. Hugs and kisses and hands over hearts. Perfect ending.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Alex on January 18, 2009, 02:30:06 PM
Oh my god that photo is  :o :o :o :o


I mean  :o :o :o


Srsly  :o
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: CharityDance on January 18, 2009, 02:30:50 PM
I agree that he wasn't in the best of voice.  But so much emotion!  The pause after "an Israeli dream" -- I wonder, was he about to chicken out, or was he consciously trying to make us ask ourselves if he would add "a Palestinian dream"?  Gotta say the Obamas looked rather blase except when they got the direct shout-out at the beginning of COBL.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: the Edge Gotto on January 18, 2009, 02:32:24 PM
Does anyone know if there is a Youtube video or something where I can watch the entire concert (I want to see U2 but my parents also want to see John Legend)? I don't have HBO.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: silvrlvr on January 18, 2009, 02:33:11 PM
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I agree that he wasn't in the best of voice.  But so much emotion!  The pause after "an Israeli dream" -- I wonder, was he about to chicken out, or was he consciously trying to making us ask ourselves if he would add "a Palestinian dream"?  Gotta say the Obamas looked rather blase except when they got the direct shout-out at the beginning of COBL.

during the rehearsal last night, he called for a cease fire, and then Hamas agreed to one today (we'll see how long that lasts.) Given that, maybe he was deciding whether to say it. But once you mention the Israelis you have to give the Palestinians equal time. I thought it was a little off-key: it was America's day, after all. I wouldn't expect a shoutout to us if this was held in London or Berlin.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Stateless on January 18, 2009, 02:34:06 PM
Did you catch the ending where Larry was like the last person on the stage and Biden and Obama went to shake some hands...he had a look on his face like "oh f**"..but then the camera panned out, but you can see that both Biden and Obama talked with Larry...then the camera panned out and it ended...funny stuff.  It looked like Biden said something that made Larry laugh as he bent over and then Obama talked with him and too me it looked like he put his arm on Larry's shoulder..not sure will have to look again.  The look on Larry's face though was classic.

Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: domino on January 18, 2009, 02:40:07 PM
THAT WAS AWESOME!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: justinluey on January 18, 2009, 02:40:24 PM
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It's pretty cold in DC today, isn't it?  I'm sure that and the emotion affected Bono's voice.  Other than a couple of cracked notes, I think he sounded amazing!  I wish I could have watched... :'(

~L

p.s.

I'll check out the mp3, justin - thx!

No problem, hopefully someone posts some video soon.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: domino on January 18, 2009, 02:44:48 PM
Am I the only Canadian on here that was able to watch it? Thank you Bell tv....

I agree with those that said Bono was sounding a bit off but I could care less.....and in the rehersal clip he only mentioned the 'Palestinian dream' and added the 'Israeli dream today'....I found that silence a bit awkward too, i think he did as well. So nice to see them all up there, looking very happy to be there. I'm sure I saw Larry smile or smirk at one point...and yes, Stateless, the shot of Larry lined up to shake hands with Biden and Obama was priceless....i'd LOVE to know what was running through his mind then...
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2009, 02:53:08 PM
So for all of you who know me on this forum, I have what you all call a 'cool' job, working on a cruise ship, travelling the world - in fact, Im in the middle of the Pacific Ocean right now on my way back from Hawaii. Sounds almost perfect eh?
Well, our company blocks live streaming and downloads onto company computers while at sea. So I could not sea, hear or even watch the damn thing as we are not even licensed to recieve HBO onboard  :(
So, after following U2 for 26 years, I can not see them on this momentous day! oh, I will not be able to listen to GOYB tomorrow, or pre-order the album on iTunes either, therefore missing out on the bonus tracks.
Oh what a life. So I am relying on all my friends on this forum to keep me updated on everything my beloved U2 do and what they look and sound like after 5 years.
Ill get home on Thursday - does anyone know if the pre-order on iTunes will still be available then  ???
Right now, Im off to drown my sorrows in a large cocktail!
A very disgruntled and upset Zoostavox signing off!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 18, 2009, 02:59:08 PM


Chill out buddy. it will all be there for you when you get home. Like a Christmas present on Boxing Day. Go upstairs and get some sun on the deck chairs or something. Or drink a strawberry daiquiri and meet up with one of the girls on the boat that wants a good time. It will all be there for you when you get home.

Be at peace not in pieces.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Stateless on January 18, 2009, 03:00:14 PM
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Am I the only Canadian on here that was able to watch it? Thank you Bell tv....

I agree with those that said Bono was sounding a bit off but I could care less.....and in the rehersal clip he only mentioned the 'Palestinian dream' and added the 'Israeli dream today'....I found that silence a bit awkward too, i think he did as well. So nice to see them all up there, looking very happy to be there. I'm sure I saw Larry smile or smirk at one point...and yes, Stateless, the shot of Larry lined up to shake hands with Biden and Obama was priceless....i'd LOVE to know what was running through his mind then...

LOL...His face was priceless...like he thought being at the end of that line he would safe....but you can tell if you watch it that he was smilling when they did approach him and as mentioned it looked like Biden made him laugh.  Overall, pretty cool....but that image of Larry as soon as Biden/Obama was about 4' away from him was priceless.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2009, 03:01:15 PM
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Chill out buddy. it will all be there for you when you get home. Like a Christmas present on Boxing Day. Go upstairs and get some sun on the deck chairs or something. Or drink a strawberry daiquiri and meet up with one of the girls on the boat that wants a good time. It will all be there for you when you get home.

Be at peace not in pieces.

Thanks Bono in Bonolands - this is just the sort of reply i need to cheer me up - Ill take your advice on everything except meeting other girls on the boat - my wife is with me and would not like it - LOL  :D
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 18, 2009, 03:05:38 PM
Then go and give her some of your special free time buddy, if you know what I mean. It sounds to me like you got a pretty perfect set up. Some dream time with your wife on a cruise ship (even though for you it is proably just another day) with the expectation of the new U2 stuff when you get home.

Take Bono's advice on the new song and "Get On Ya Boots!"

I got a submarine
You got gasoline
I don't want to talk about wars between the nations..

Sexy Boots.

Get on Ya Boots!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2009, 03:12:33 PM
Free time - I spend it all on this bloody Forum -  :D
And thanks for those lyrics - can you write music? - if so, write the tune for me also  ;D
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 18, 2009, 03:17:41 PM
Think "Pump it Up" from Elvis Costello with a "The Fly" loop before the chorus.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2009, 03:20:09 PM
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Think "Pump it Up" from Elvis Costello with a "The Fly" loop before the chorus.

Ok, now Im completely p####d off I wont be able to hear it until Thursday  :'( - that descriptione sounds awesome!
Ok, more cocktails needed by the pool!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 18, 2009, 03:23:42 PM
Just think, next trip you have, You will be listening to the full album while you drink cocktails. Mmmmm. Never want time to speed up. Life is too short.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Number1U2fan on January 18, 2009, 03:24:28 PM
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I posted an mp3 that includes the MLK speech and both U2 songs.

http://u2.thefanpage.net/ (http://u2.thefanpage.net/)

I hope this allowed here, if not I'm sorry in advance.


GREAT mp3 listening!!! Thanks man. Can't wait for the new album and the new tour!!!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: robert on January 18, 2009, 03:27:57 PM
is there any video??
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: ElJayVee on January 18, 2009, 03:46:44 PM
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is there any video??

Just found this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ez5YRPBcyw

~L
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Witsa on January 18, 2009, 03:51:03 PM
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Okay, well that was all kinds of awesome, wasn't it? :)

Yessiree!  Greatest band in the world!

Just waiting for someone to post the video on YouTube - only had NPR here in Canada :'(

~L


It on HBO Canada right now!  Stevie Wonder is on.   (repeating tonight and on Tuesday)
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Ricco on January 18, 2009, 04:26:42 PM
Am I the only U2 fan honest enough to say that today performance was ruined by Bono's over the top antics and ego?  He freaking ruined those songs with his rambling and butt kissing of Obama and Biden.  I have been a huge U2 fan since 1981 and just wish that he wasn't so over-exposed.  He was way over the top today.  It was ridiculous and embarrassing.  Come on Bono, stop trying to steal the show from your bandmates and other performers because when you come up short, you look foolish.

Don't get mad, I still love U2, just disappointed.  And this is not my first post @u2 forums.  I had to re-register because I have not been on here in a year.

I thought the rehearsal was better than todays performance.  2 cents.  I can't wait to hear the new single and album and hopefully a tour.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 18, 2009, 04:31:30 PM
Agree, Bono took it as a chance to promote Bono Inc not U2 and it is very disturbing. Larry will not be happy. The cracks in U2 are starting to show. Bono shut the f*** up.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: shkee23 on January 18, 2009, 04:32:51 PM
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Agree, Bono took it as a chance to promote Bono Inc not U2 and it is very disturbing. Larry will not be happy. The cracks in U2 are starting to show. Bono shut the f*** up.

When exactly did he promote himself?
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: CiscoJP on January 18, 2009, 04:33:30 PM
Yeah, because Bono's never been, like, political before.

</sarcasm>

 ;D
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2009, 04:36:59 PM
Yes, he has been poitical, but like Ricco is saying, its a personal observation. I agree with him, I would rather listen to the lyrics U2 wrote when they originally wrote the songs, not ad-libbed lines for the the ocaision stuff! Aren't U2's lyrics supposed to say these things anyway - why change them?
Again, just observations - I still LOVE the band & Bono!
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 04:43:23 PM
I cringe sometimes when Bono opens his mouth. But I really dont think he said or did anything wrong. And, as for kissing Obama's ass? I think he was jus being grateful for being part of the event. Alot of the other musicians did the same.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Ricco on January 18, 2009, 04:47:03 PM
I have no problems with him being political or even adlibbing, but he used to adlib and make it rhyme and actually went somewhere with it, it was just rambling today and he had trouble rhyming it and he just trailed off a few times like he was drunk or forgot his point.


Oh and by the way Bono, I think everyone in the world knows that you four boys are from the north side of Dublin.  Another old, predictable and tired line.

I love 'em, just get Bono to settle down focus on hitting notes and not what kind of statement he thinks he has to make.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2009, 04:49:05 PM
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I have no problems with him being political or even adlibbing, but he used to adlib and make it rhyme and actually went somewhere with it, it was just rambling today and he had trouble rhyming it and he just trailed off a few times like he was drunk or forgot his point.


Oh and by the way Bono, I think everyone in the world knows that you four boys are from the north side of Dublin.  Another old, predictable and tired line.

I love 'em, just get Bono to settle down focus on hitting notes and not what kind of statement he thinks he has to make.

Spot on!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 18, 2009, 04:55:29 PM
Rambles on like a mad man

I wonder if Bono got into the booze before the performance. He is known to like it a lot and who could blame him in the cold. Sounded like it as the rehearsal was 50 times better and his comments  between songs were almost unbearable. Get off the mid day booze Bono.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: justinluey on January 18, 2009, 05:02:40 PM
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Am I the only U2 fan honest enough to say that today performance was ruined by Bono's over the top antics and ego?  He freaking ruined those songs with his rambling and butt kissing of Obama and Biden.  I have been a huge U2 fan since 1981 and just wish that he wasn't so over-exposed.  He was way over the top today.  It was ridiculous and embarrassing.  Come on Bono, stop trying to steal the show from your bandmates and other performers because when you come up short, you look foolish.

Don't get mad, I still love U2, just disappointed.  And this is not my first post @u2 forums.  I had to re-register because I have not been on here in a year.

I thought the rehearsal was better than todays performance.  2 cents.  I can't wait to hear the new single and album and hopefully a tour.

This post is hilarious. You act like this is something new. This was Bono being Bono, like it or not. In fact I thought he would have gone even bigger.  I have no problem with anyone who doesn't like the performance but I don't think he was trying to steal the show from his band mates or other performers.

You guys did see Live Aid, A Conspiracy of Hope, Live 8, Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne, etc , etc??
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Number1U2fan on January 18, 2009, 05:06:24 PM
Here's COBL (tv version) from youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at-mrWmR8SE
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: justinluey on January 18, 2009, 05:09:34 PM
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Yes, he has been poitical, but like Ricco is saying, its a personal observation. I agree with him, I would rather listen to the lyrics U2 wrote when they originally wrote the songs, not ad-libbed lines for the the ocaision stuff! Aren't U2's lyrics supposed to say these things anyway - why change them?
Again, just observations - I still LOVE the band & Bono!

Changing the lyrics is totally a matter of opinion. I know a lot of people hate it, I personally love it. It's one of the reasons I got so into live  tape trading back in the day and still collect CDs and mp3s of their live shows. I love the lyric changes, snippets of other songs and ramblings.  They don't always work, but its fun to see what he is going to do. If you want the original there is always the CD.

Whether you love it or hate, please understand Bono has been doing it from the beginning.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: ElJayVee on January 18, 2009, 05:12:17 PM
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This post is hilarious. You act like this is something new. This was Bono being Bono, like it or not. In fact I thought he would have gone even bigger.  I have no problem with anyone who doesn't like the performance but I don't think he was trying to steal the show from his band mates or other performers.

You guys did see Live Aid, A Conspiracy of Hope, Live 8, Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne, etc , etc??

...and any of their own concerts?!  You're right, Justin - Bono is just doing his thing.

~L
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Ricco on January 18, 2009, 05:15:08 PM
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Am I the only U2 fan honest enough to say that today performance was ruined by Bono's over the top antics and ego?  He freaking ruined those songs with his rambling and butt kissing of Obama and Biden.  I have been a huge U2 fan since 1981 and just wish that he wasn't so over-exposed.  He was way over the top today.  It was ridiculous and embarrassing.  Come on Bono, stop trying to steal the show from your bandmates and other performers because when you come up short, you look foolish.

Don't get mad, I still love U2, just disappointed.  And this is not my first post @u2 forums.  I had to re-register because I have not been on here in a year.

I thought the rehearsal was better than todays performance.  2 cents.  I can't wait to hear the new single and album and hopefully a tour.

This post is hilarious. You act like this is something new. This was Bono being Bono, like it or not. In fact I thought he would have gone even bigger.  I have no problem with anyone who doesn't like the performance but I don't think he was trying to steal the show from his band mates or other performers.

You guys did see Live Aid, A Conspiracy of Hope, Live 8, Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne, etc , etc??
Yeah, but he was cool then, came across as sincere and it did not affect his ability to stick with the song and hit the notes, now he just comes across as a phony that can't put two coherent sentences together and then he rambles on at the beginning of songs, throws his bandmates off, loses pace, etc.  Maybe it was just today and they will rehearse a bit more before hitting the road.  Just on the national stage, you'd think that he would concentrate on the music.  I saw them early on during Vertigo in San Jose (4/10/05) and they seemed ready to perform.  Everyone in the band performed well except for Bono.  Just my opinion.  You can agree to disagree, I don't care.
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 05:15:48 PM
I respect the negative comments. But this was such an historic day for the US, I wasnt offended by his actions. This day was more about our new President! And  Springsteen and Mellencamp's performances  rocked!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2009, 05:18:54 PM
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Yes, he has been poitical, but like Ricco is saying, its a personal observation. I agree with him, I would rather listen to the lyrics U2 wrote when they originally wrote the songs, not ad-libbed lines for the the ocaision stuff! Aren't U2's lyrics supposed to say these things anyway - why change them?
Again, just observations - I still LOVE the band & Bono!

Changing the lyrics is totally a matter of opinion. I know a lot of people hate it, I personally love it. It's one of the reasons I got so into live  tape trading back in the day and still collect CDs and mp3s of their live shows. I love the lyric changes, snippets of other songs and ramblings.  They don't always work, but its fun to see what he is going to do. If you want the original there is always the CD.

Whether you love it or hate, please understand Bono has been doing it from the beginning.

I collect live U2 shows also, Bono has not been doing this from the beginning. There has always been an element of him changing lyrics, in the early days however, and now sometimes, this was due to him forgetting lyrics and ad-libbing. Snippets of other songs is a different thing altogether.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 18, 2009, 05:20:38 PM
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Yes, he has been poitical, but like Ricco is saying, its a personal observation. I agree with him, I would rather listen to the lyrics U2 wrote when they originally wrote the songs, not ad-libbed lines for the the ocaision stuff! Aren't U2's lyrics supposed to say these things anyway - why change them?
Again, just observations - I still LOVE the band & Bono!

Changing the lyrics is totally a matter of opinion. I know a lot of people hate it, I personally love it. It's one of the reasons I got so into live  tape trading back in the day and still collect CDs and mp3s of their live shows. I love the lyric changes, snippets of other songs and ramblings.  They don't always work, but its fun to see what he is going to do. If you want the original there is always the CD.

Whether you love it or hate, please understand Bono has been doing it from the beginning.

I collect live U2 shows also, Bono has not been doing this from the beginning. There has always been an element of him changing lyrics, in the early days however, and now sometimes, this was due to him forgetting lyrics and ad-libbing. Snippets of other songs is a different thing altogether.

I reckon a lot if it has to do with the booze content he has had that day. The more booze he has, the more likely he is to forget the lines or ramble incoherently. Especially now he is getting much older.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: bloom on January 18, 2009, 05:21:53 PM
Respecting all the opinions, but respectfully disagreeing with the naysayers! (I didn't see any of it till just now - thanks for the COBL youtube link! - and got major chills! But I admit, I have a high tolerance for Bono getting caught up in the moment and maybe at times going overboard - it's one of the reasons I love him. When he gets it right he really gets it right, and he would never carry those moments off if he didn't risk going too far at times.
Title: Re: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Ricco on January 18, 2009, 05:23:27 PM
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I respect the negative comments. But this was such an historic day for the US, I wasnt offended by his actions. This day was more about our new President! And  Springsteen and Mellencamp's performances  rocked!

Not to go off topic, but why is this President any different than any other?  Besides his race?  I sure hope he lives up to the liberals fantasies.  But knowing politicians and the fact that his administration is the second coming of  Clinton's, I seriously doubt it.

I know that there are certain homer U2 fans that will argue with me until the end of the world (no pun), I used to be be a homer fan and stuck up for Bono's most ridiculous antics.  But lately he has just been so full of himself and insincere, not mentioning the fact that he resembles Robin Williams now, LOL.  I love the guy when he is focused on the music, I just don't dig his distractions anymore.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: u2yooper on January 18, 2009, 05:25:24 PM
HBO is replaying it right now.  check it out:  http://www.hbo.com/weareone/webcast/index.html
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 18, 2009, 05:27:47 PM
I reckon that was a very bad cover band trying to play U2 music in front of Lincoln.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2009, 05:30:04 PM
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I reckon that was a very bad cover band trying to play U2 music in front of Lincoln.

Bono in Bonolands - I joined this thread agreeing with you, now you have lost me. I thought when he sang, Bono was great, and the rest of the band were in great form.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: whitewave on January 18, 2009, 05:31:00 PM
I loved the entire celebration from Bruce all the way to the end. Bono's changing the lyrics, from my viewpoint, was more than expected especially when honoring the people present-- that is why he did it.  I do have to say though that Garth Brooks doing "American Pie" had me calling back home with OMG-----our song!!! My friends and I would just break into that song in the hallways in highschool.
The whole thing was outstanding.
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 05:32:40 PM
 LOL. Hey ricco do me a favor? U want to talk politics, start a new thread. Because you must be a Republican. I made no comment bout race. So Ill just leave it alone. 
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 18, 2009, 05:34:48 PM
I demand this thread get locked and removed from visual existence!  >:(
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Ricco on January 18, 2009, 05:35:56 PM
Did anyone think that Jon Bon Jovi had that much soul in him?  He was getting into it.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Boom Cha! on January 18, 2009, 05:36:34 PM
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I demand this thread get locked and removed from visual existence!  >:(

Agreed. I thought this was a forum for U2 fans. Not for people that just wanna judge Bono's actions.
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 05:37:30 PM
Vlad I agree. First time since Ive been in here and Im getting annoyed.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Starfish on January 18, 2009, 05:38:01 PM
You know, I so detest the fact that I have nothing to contribute to this conversation.  >:(
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 18, 2009, 05:38:10 PM
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I reckon that was a very bad cover band trying to play U2 music in front of Lincoln.

Bono in Bonolands - I joined this thread agreeing with you, now you have lost me. I thought when he sang, Bono was great, and the rest of the band were in great form.

Zoobuddy. It is all about opinion. We will sometimes agree and sometimes disagree. At the end of the day, it was glorified klisch. It was Zoo TV at it's best.

For the whole of the Zoo TV tour Bono was slagging off this kind of thing. Now he is in it.

There is a serious problem..
Title: Re: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Ricco on January 18, 2009, 05:39:46 PM
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LOL. Hey ricco do me a favor? U want to talk politics, start a new thread. Because you must be a Republican. I made no comment bout race. So Ill just leave it alone. 

Why would you think that I was a Republican?  A Republican U2 fan, no way, can't happen.  I am middle of the road, independant and anti-government.  
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: whitewave on January 18, 2009, 05:41:31 PM
What we all have to remember this is not a U2 concert.  It is a celebration for a new president--m the only difference this time is that we all get to see it.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2009, 05:44:47 PM
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What we all have to remember this is not a U2 concert.  It is a celebration for a new president--m the only difference this time is that we all get to see it.

I agree whitewave. All I did was state on this thread that I prefer to listen to Bono sing, and not preach so much and kiss ass too much with poiticians. But actually, now that I think about the occaision and what it was, you are completely right. It was not a U2 show by a LONG shot, and (my hero by the way) had every right to say soem of the things he said.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Ricco on January 18, 2009, 05:47:46 PM
Alright, don't lock or delete the thread, I will let it go.  I thought intelligent subjective discussion was allowed for all U2 fans.  I gave my opinion about Bono ruining the performance, not the first time.  I love U2 and their music because they are honest, and I am honest, that is why I am so passionate about my opinion, I'm not going to blow smoke and say that today was the greatest thing ever, like the Brooklyn Bridge show in 2005 or the shows that I have seen them in over the years.  I've seen them live, I've been caught up in Bono's antics, I've even talked to the guy and high fived him during shows.  I love him.  I just cringe as another poster put it, when he gets repetitive with his act.  I expect more.  There is such a thing as over-exposure and although rare in the entertainment industry, I think he may have achieved this feat.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Ricco on January 18, 2009, 05:49:50 PM
Now carry on with the thread and praise todays performance all you want.  Everyone is entitled to an opinion.  Right?
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2009, 05:52:24 PM
Correct. We are all U2 fans = friends  :D
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: bateylaw on January 18, 2009, 06:11:22 PM
Personally, I was a bit underwhelmed by today's performance.  It seemed like there was something a bit off.  I do allow for the possibility it was just me.  Everytime U2 plays a big stage I hold my breath hoping and praying Bono doesn't say or do something regrettable.  I really don't know why he usually steps up to the plate and performs well.  I think it's just that I've seen, heard and felt the magic they can bring to a performance and I want the rest of the world to feel it too.  I must say I did really like that Bono changed the lyrics in Pride from "early morning" to "early evening" to be historically accurate.  With MLK's son there that was appropriate and a long time coming.
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsan
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 06:11:49 PM
Hey ricco its all good here. Nothing better than a healthy debate bout U2. Politics though? Ah not so much. In here anyway. LOL
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: macmango on January 18, 2009, 06:22:28 PM
I'd love to hear from someone who was there.  I wonder how the band and the songs came across to the live audience?

Today, U2 delivered exactly what was expected.  Bono seemed very, very honored to be on that platform.  The emotion that came through in his singing may have caused him to push a little hard with his delivery, but the strength and sincerity overshadowed any imperfections.

Proud as usual to be a U2 fan. :)
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Ricco on January 18, 2009, 06:24:19 PM
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Personally, I was a bit underwhelmed by today's performance.  It seemed like there was something a bit off.  I do allow for the possibility it was just me.  Everytime U2 plays a big stage I hold my breath hoping and praying Bono doesn't say or do something regrettable.  I really don't know why he usually steps up to the plate and performs well.  I think it's just that I've seen, heard and felt the magic they can bring to a performance and I want the rest of the world to feel it too.  I must say I did really like that Bono changed the lyrics in Pride from "early morning" to "early evening" to be historically accurate.  With MLK's son there that was appropriate and a long time coming.

Yeah, I noticed that he corrected that lyric as well.  Good job there.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: CiscoJP on January 18, 2009, 06:24:37 PM
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What we all have to remember this is not a U2 concert.  It is a celebration for a new president--m the only difference this time is that we all get to see it.

Agreed. The emotions were different, and the performance had to be different. You don't invite U2 to a Presidential Inauguration and expect them not to do what Bono did. Love it or hate it, he was simply Bono.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Joe90usa on January 18, 2009, 06:27:46 PM
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I must say I did really like that Bono changed the lyrics in Pride from "early morning" to "early evening" to be historically accurate.  With MLK's son there that was appropriate and a long time coming.

I think he changed these lyrics for a good part of the last tour.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: MelicansMatkin on January 18, 2009, 06:28:29 PM
I enjoyed the performance for what it's worth, though I did think it wasn't as polished as it could have been; I'll attribute that to the band not having been on tour for a while, and so being a little out of practice when it comes to playing as a cohesive unit. It will be the same for the first few shows on the next tour too, I'm sure, until they've gotten back into practice.

Am I the only Canadian who saw it on TV? Thank goodness that my University carries HBO Canada!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: StrongGirl on January 18, 2009, 06:40:16 PM
U2 gave a lovely performance. Shortest SG post ever ;D
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Revolver7 on January 18, 2009, 06:41:21 PM
I loved the performance!  8) It was fitting
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: macmango on January 18, 2009, 06:48:29 PM
BTW
We should all be ecstatic that both The Edge and Adam got new guitars for Christmas!  :D
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: u2yooper on January 18, 2009, 07:07:55 PM
Wow.  That was a beautiful concert.  Brought a tear to my American eye.  I don't know what you all are talking about.  Sure, Bono's voice sounded a little rough, but I thought they were obviously thrilled and excited to be there.  So glad to see them live again!  Edge was bouncing all over the place.  Bono looked very emotional.  I'm not a performer, so I don't know what it's like performing outside in  the winter, but I can only assume it may not bring out your best performance.  All the performers were beautiful.  A nice cross-section of American (and Irish) popoular music.  Jon Bon Jovi- what a nice surprise.  My kids loved Usher.  I was happy to see James Taylor (is it me or does he have a Lincolnesque look going on?), John Mellencamp and Garth Brooks (don't laugh, he is a fun performer).  Sometimes I am so flipping proud to be American.  This should be a great week.  (Quit laughing.  I'm allowed a patriotic moment, aren't I?)  (I want to know who knitted Pete Seeger's hat.  Awesome!)
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: MirrorballMoon on January 18, 2009, 07:13:07 PM
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Wow.  That was a beautiful concert.  Brought a tear to my American eye.  I don't know what you all are talking about.  Sure, Bono's voice sounded a little rough, but I thought they were obviously thrilled and excited to be there.  So glad to see them live again!  Edge was bouncing all over the place.  Bono looked very emotional.  I'm not a performer, so I don't know what it's like performing outside in  the winter, but I can only assume it may not bring out your best performance.  All the performers were beautiful.  A nice cross-section of American (and Irish) popoular music.  Jon Bon Jovi- what a nice surprise.  My kids loved Usher.  I was happy to see James Taylor (is it me or does he have a Lincolnesque look going on?), John Mellencamp and Garth Brooks (don't laugh, he is a fun performer).  Sometimes I am so flipping proud to be American.  This should be a great week.  (Quit laughing.  I'm allowed a patriotic moment, aren't I?)  (I want to know who knitted Pete Seeger's hat.  Awesome!)

Hear, Hear, Yooper!  I haven't felt this optimistic and inspired since . . . listening to my last U2 song! :-)  Hope and inspiration are powerful forces . . .
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: evel12314 on January 18, 2009, 07:19:19 PM
I thought this concert - and the whole event - was incredible! Edge certainly was bouncing off the walls, and that brought a smile to my face. I didn't find anything rough in Bono's voice, even in the bitter cold I thought he sounded great.
And he only made one teeny political-related comment, barely. Just "Also an Israeli dream...also a Palestinian dream..." No big deal, nothing to argue about.

Yooper, I liked Pete Seeger's hat too! Maybe you could knit one, eh? ;)
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Stateless on January 18, 2009, 07:28:25 PM
Like I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, to me it was Bono being Bono and with that comes the improvisation and the changing of the lyrics.  To me, what he said and what he sung was very fitting...in now way was he trying to make it a Bono moment, to me it came more accross as being and American thing, "Let freedom ring"...etc.  I think that calling out Obama and Biden was pretty cool as when he did it, it fit pretty well.

The biggest thing was the fact that they all were excited to be at the event and it showed.  The whole, we are Irish boys from Dublin was also pretty fitting, being that they were the only non-american act, presenter or anything at an American event...I mean, yeah we heard it before, but the point he was trying to make that even 4 boys from Dublin are/can be at such an event and he was sincere about it.

In the ned it was a great performance, something that stood out from the rest of the performances and the most fitting as well...especially with Pride.

Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 18, 2009, 07:38:11 PM
The most poignant moment of the whole thing, was when Bono sang "What ever happened to the Beauty inside of me....!!"

He really was examining himself.

Bono is certainly on a self destruction process but don't worry, like most artists that is when he does his best stuff. He was self-destructive all through Achtung Baby. Look at Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrision and even Lennon.

This time next year, Bono will be burnt out and washed up somewhere in his own private drunk oblivion, screaming at the walls. Like when he winded up in Bali after a 5 week bender.

He is going for one last shot at it before he burns out.

The next year will be like a light bulb going brighter just before it burns out.

Americans are seriously funny people. To see the Lincoln day as anything more than the klitch that it was is a joke in itself.

"Whatever happened to the Beauty inside America...."
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: CiscoJP on January 18, 2009, 07:46:38 PM
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The most poignant moment of the whole thing, was when Bono sang "What ever happened to the Beauty inside of me....!!"

He really was examining himself.

Bono is certainly on a self destruction process but don't worry, like most artists that is when he does his best stuff. He was self-destructive all through Achtung Baby. Look at Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrision and even Lennon.

This time next year, Bono will be burnt out and washed up somewhere in his own private drunk oblivion, screaming at the walls. Like when he winded up in Bali after a 5 week bender.

He is going for one last shot at it before he burns out.

The next year will be like a light bulb going brighter just before it burns out.

Americans are seriously funny people. To see the Lincoln day as anything more than the klitch that it was is a joke in itself.

"Whatever happened to the Beauty inside America...."

"Winded up?" Have you even read your post? You sound like the one on a bender...
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: fishcci on January 18, 2009, 07:48:23 PM
He really was examining himself.

Bono is certainly on a self destruction process but don't worry, like most artists that is when he does his best stuff. He was self-destructive all through Achtung Baby. Look at Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrision and even Lennon.

This time next year, Bono will be burnt out and washed up somewhere in his own private drunk oblivion, screaming at the walls. Like when he winded up in Bali after a 5 week bender.

He is going for one last shot at it before he burns out.

The next year will be like a light bulb going brighter just before it burns out.

Americans are seriously funny people. To see the Lincoln day as anything more than the klitch that it was is a joke in itself.

"Whatever happened to the Beauty inside America


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Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: MelicansMatkin on January 18, 2009, 07:50:32 PM
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The most poignant moment of the whole thing, was when Bono sang "What ever happened to the Beauty inside of me....!!"

He really was examining himself.

Bono is certainly on a self destruction process but don't worry, like most artists that is when he does his best stuff. He was self-destructive all through Achtung Baby. Look at Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrision and even Lennon.

This time next year, Bono will be burnt out and washed up somewhere in his own private drunk oblivion, screaming at the walls. Like when he winded up in Bali after a 5 week bender.

He is going for one last shot at it before he burns out.

The next year will be like a light bulb going brighter just before it burns out.

Americans are seriously funny people. To see the Lincoln day as anything more than the klitch that it was is a joke in itself.

"Whatever happened to the Beauty inside America...."

Why are you on these forums again? I was under the impression it was for U2 fans.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Dream Out Loud on January 18, 2009, 07:52:15 PM
I think some of us here have lost sight of the fact that this was not a U2 concert.  What seems incredibly repetitive to us ("North side of Dublin", "American Dream...Irish Dream...African Dream" or whatever) is NOT repetitive to the audience today.  He was singing to the 100,000 people there, he was singing to Obama et al, and he was singing to a television audience the VAST majority of which are not U2 fans.  So this may be the first time they ever heard him say things like this.  So I'm ok with him falling back on familiar territory.  The only "Grandstanding" i thought he may have done was trying to get the crowd to sing, "Oh oh oh oh" at the end of Pride.  It seemed more like a concert thing than any kind of tribute performance.  That being said, they were by far the best.  I am a big fan of Springsteen and I thought Bruce was a bit underwhelming.  the wrong song to sing acoustically.  It would have been great to see a full version of it.  

As for making a big deal about Obama, I don't get it either.  They wouldn't be doing this if he were white.  If he said everything EXACTLY the same as he does now but he were white, it wouldn't be a big deal (actually, he'd be John Kerry).  and if McCain had won, they never would have done this either.  but what are you gonna do?

But U2 played live and the Eagles were eliminated from the playoffs.  Good day.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Joe90usa on January 18, 2009, 07:52:55 PM
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The most poignant moment of the whole thing, was when Bono sang "What ever happened to the Beauty inside of me....!!"

He really was examining himself.

Bono is certainly on a self destruction process but don't worry, like most artists that is when he does his best stuff. He was self-destructive all through Achtung Baby. Look at Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrision and even Lennon.

This time next year, Bono will be burnt out and washed up somewhere in his own private drunk oblivion, screaming at the walls. Like when he winded up in Bali after a 5 week bender.

He is going for one last shot at it before he burns out.

The next year will be like a light bulb going brighter just before it burns out.

Americans are seriously funny people. To see the Lincoln day as anything more than the klitch that it was is a joke in itself.

"Whatever happened to the Beauty inside America...."

Who pi**ed in your vegemite? All the posts that I've seen of yours have been negative and conspiratorial in nature, so I'm left to wonder why you bother coming here. This is not a pro-U2 site, but I don't see the fun in coming here to rag on a band that you apparently don't like.

Hang in there...things will get better.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 18, 2009, 07:53:20 PM
It was just the way Bono spoke when he said those words...

In essence if you listen to COBL the whole build up of the song is culminated into those words.

Whatever happened to the Beauty inside of me....:

It is a self reflective song, while the blinding lights of the city are there, at the same time the writer is examining himself and Bono really drove this home in the concert. Like the first time he wrote it.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: domino on January 18, 2009, 08:02:28 PM
Ditto, Stateless.

I was pretty surprised when I first read they'd be performing...didn't really think it was their place but I enjoyed it immensely and was glad to see how happy the entire band was too. And with all that's been said and done, I really admire Bono for always saying what he says or doing what he's doing. I don't know many people (if any?) that would have the GUTS to stand before, what was it, 500-800,000 people and say ANYTHING let alone comment on the American dream as a foreigner etc. I've never really admired America as much as Bono, nor shared his unyielding hope and optimism in it, but the man is brave. And no matter what he does people, fans and non-fans alike, will criticize him. I see why ppl can't stand the man and see a narcissistic, pompous and self-righteous prat but I see his compassion, determination and sincerity. I do think he's sincere; he's just a really colorful personality...to say the least. But I do think something about him has changed in the past 8 or so odd years...in terms of how he presents himself, little things, nuances that could perhaps be more irritating  ;) He's got heart though...I'd find it difficult to show my face in public with the knowledge of so many ppl hating me.

Side note: when Will.I.Am was singing, was anyone else surprised he changed the line "Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism/
But we still got terrorists here livin/In the USA, the big CIA"....took out the CIA bit. Sure it wasn't the time and place for criticism but I think Bono would've sang a line like that...you know?
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsa
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 08:22:22 PM
And yes, we americans are funny people Bono in Bonolands. Id like to know what you meant by that? Better yet thats ok, I dont feel like reading another one of your ignorant posts.
Title: Re: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsa
Post by: StrongGirl on January 18, 2009, 08:26:08 PM
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And yes, we americans are funny people Bono in Bonolands. Id like to know what you meant by that? Better yet thats ok, I dont feel like reading another one of your ignorant posts.

anthony my friend, go to the poetry thread. Go over to the light ;) ;D
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: MrTheEdge on January 18, 2009, 08:45:21 PM
Better quality vid...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JncvnYq7oDM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JncvnYq7oDM)

EDIT: LOL @ the last 10 seconds...

Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: u2009 on January 18, 2009, 08:54:16 PM
Today I am extremely proud of America. After all of the days volunteering for the Obama campaign, through the rain, mud, knocking on doors we are FINALLY to the beginning of this journey.

If you watched this without a tear shed then you have no soul. God bless the Obamas,  Bidens, U2, Springsteen and every American. Woooo Hoooo 2009 is our year to let that fear that Bush instilled in our minds be washed away with HOPE, LOVE and UNITY!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 18, 2009, 08:55:21 PM
Bono made a fool of himself, and his voice was sub-par. What a shame to dishonor MLK like that.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Dream Out Loud on January 18, 2009, 08:55:42 PM
Bush kept you safe, cheech.  don't forget that.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 18, 2009, 08:59:55 PM
I thought it was all about change and everything and the first thing the new administration does, is exactly what every administration before it has done. An over blown wind bag of an event. Thumping it's chest as usual.

The whole of the over the top production is just so Zoo TV. U2 were so anti this ten years ago and now they are the main act. I just can't figure that out. But I guess it is Bono's way of trying to influence things by moving inside the system.

People can come here and blow wind up Bono's ar*e but that is the last thing he would want. He would like debate and opinion. That is what the internet was invented for. That is what Bono's life is all about as well.

The 00s has seen a huge disaffiliation with America from the rest of the world, at the same time the economies of the rest of the world have grown while America's is shrinking. America is selling to the rest of the world recession through it's financial institutions and likely high levels of unemployment and no economic growth.

America needs the rest of the world. As Hillary Clinton said in her first speech. But America needs to learn how to come to the table and discuss issues with the rest of the world and not just shout at the rest of the world and say..."It's the American way or it is no way".

Now America must go into places and meetings with other countries and LISTEN.

America is not a country that listens very well.

Shouting at the rest of the world doesn't work anymore. Countries, Ideologies and religions have got big enough that they can shout back. If there is continued shouting, it is only a matter of time before there is some sort of nuclear war. America can't just march into countries anymore and dehumanise the people and destroy those beliefs that have taken centuries to form.

I am a fan of America but America is in it's most fragile state for a hundred years. It needs to reinvent itself and in a hurry. It needs to go into partnership with the rest of the world. Being prepared to sacrifice some of it's principles for the good of mankind as a whole. It needs to get a lot more Yen in it's philosophies and if it doesn't, the rest of the world will pooh, pooh it as increasingly irrelevant. this is magnified in an economic climate where everybody will be looking after themselves. But if America go down that track, it will only bring more angst.

Good luck to Obama - he has a lot on his plate and a very hard job to undertake in selling America to the rest of the world and selling the idea of this to Americans.

God Bless America. I hope it succeeds in transforming itself. The whole world is watching.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: MrTheEdge on January 18, 2009, 09:05:49 PM
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Bush kept you safe, cheech.  don't forget that.

Thanks for saying what I was thinking.

Still far too many people drinking the Kool-Aid and thinking that one person really will make all the changes necessary for their lives to be perfect.  He is human; he will make mistakes and will let you down (as all before him and all to follow).  Soon the "newness" will wear off.  However, I do hope it all works to our benefit rather than our detriment.  We will see.

In the meantime let's try to keep the worship to a minimum, huh?

Cheers.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 18, 2009, 09:09:42 PM
Hey, guys, get with the program ok? We should focus on the shoddy performance, and then get more in-depth vis a vis politics aka occasions.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: j2736 (i'm not a boy ! ) on January 18, 2009, 09:18:28 PM
i am very thankful to God that the original members of U2 are still together - alive and kicking. i understand if Bono has flaws in his singing now..age sometimes is the culprit..but, i don't care. he is still Bono - with the same passion for music and humanity. still the best singer of all time for me!  :-*
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: MrTheEdge on January 18, 2009, 09:18:40 PM
Shoddy performance?  Hmm...

I was perfectly happy to see them out and playing again.  Did you pay to watch the "shoddy" performance?  Demand a refund or your wasted time!!!  I am sure they are very sorry they didn't meet your standards.

Seriously.

Have a pleasant rest of your wasted day.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 18, 2009, 09:24:06 PM
Man, I didn't pay anything, but I didn't go out to pick up girls because I knew it was on. I don't care if Bono's singing sucks, I just don't see any passion. Unless you mistake ducking up and down like a boxer for passion. He didn't move me. He wasn't 'in the moment'. Age? Not having options to impress? What's the problem according to you guys?
COME BACK AT ME!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: j2736 (i'm not a boy ! ) on January 18, 2009, 09:28:26 PM
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Man, I didn't pay anything, but I didn't go out to pick up girls because I knew it was on. I don't care if Bono's singing sucks, I just don't see any passion. Unless you mistake ducking up and down like a boxer for passion. He didn't move me. He wasn't 'in the moment'. Age? Not having options to impress? What's the problem according to you guys?
COME BACK AT ME!

i feel sorry for you not being moved. i can't do anything about that. it's your emotions. i don't know how Bono would be able to bring back the passion you want to feel. maybe the coming tour he might.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: evel12314 on January 18, 2009, 09:30:32 PM
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Man, I didn't pay anything, but I didn't go out to pick up girls because I knew it was on. I don't care if Bono's singing sucks, I just don't see any passion. Unless you mistake ducking up and down like a boxer for passion. He didn't move me. He wasn't 'in the moment'. Age? Not having options to impress? What's the problem according to you guys?
COME BACK AT ME!

I think you should calm down. No one here wants to argue or "come back at you." Judging by some of your posts about how MLK would be ashamed, you really don't seem to like U2 at all. Why are you even here?
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 18, 2009, 09:35:47 PM
I totally respect your opinion, but you have to agree about bono's passion. It isn't there anymore, like when he was singing to get rich, to get poon, and to save the world. I need to hear that and see it if I'm really going to spend time downloading the new album from the download sites.
come back at me!
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: odelay on January 18, 2009, 09:36:06 PM
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Better quality vid...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JncvnYq7oDM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JncvnYq7oDM)

EDIT: LOL @ the last 10 seconds...
I'm still confused why it ends with a season 5 clip of the Wire...IN SPANISH.  ?!?

Related to the other 9 minutes...did anyone else find it extremely awkward when Bono said "thanks for using my song in your campaign!!"??
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: odelay on January 18, 2009, 09:39:18 PM
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I totally respect your opinion, but you have to agree about bono's passion. It isn't there anymore, like when he was singing to get rich, to get poon, and to save the world. I need to hear that and see it if I'm really going to spend time downloading the new album from the download sites.
come back at me!

I'll wait until you're 18.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 18, 2009, 09:40:34 PM
What do you mean?

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I totally respect your opinion, but you have to agree about bono's passion. It isn't there anymore, like when he was singing to get rich, to get poon, and to save the world. I need to hear that and see it if I'm really going to spend time downloading the new album from the download sites.
come back at me!

I'll wait until you're 18.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: j2736 (i'm not a boy ! ) on January 18, 2009, 09:49:34 PM
i think it just simply means if you are already mature enough for discussions.



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What do you mean?

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I totally respect your opinion, but you have to agree about bono's passion. It isn't there anymore, like when he was singing to get rich, to get poon, and to save the world. I need to hear that and see it if I'm really going to spend time downloading the new album from the download sites.
come back at me!

I'll wait until you're 18.

Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 18, 2009, 09:52:35 PM
dude, that is harsh. I like u2 as much as the next guy, and I like you too (pun intended). All I'm saying is, my love is not unconditional. It has to be earned.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: odelay on January 18, 2009, 10:08:35 PM
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dude, that is harsh. I like u2 as much as the next guy, and I like you too (pun intended). All I'm saying is, my love is not unconditional. It has to be earned.

It's totally OK to dissent...it's just the matter in which you do it.  Something more insightful and less aggressive would lead to a more thought-provoking thread.  Parsing through this thread has become...tedious.
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsa
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 10:08:39 PM
A few of u get off on ripping the US, but where was U2 today? Are u going to start ripping on them for being part of this American celebration?
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 18, 2009, 10:13:33 PM
I think the U.S is great, so don't rip on a great nation. I will do my best to be less inflammatory, but bold opinions lead to constructive discussion. Lets begin from the premise that U2 were very disappointing today, and may be losing it, and then try and disprove ourselves. That way we will love them more truthfully.
Just a thought.
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsahd
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 10:25:15 PM
Reread my post. I live in Chicago. My point, a few people in here were ripping the US. So they couldnt be happy that U2 was here participating in this event. Its called being a smart ass. I didnt know the U2 forum was a place to bash on this country.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: justinluey on January 18, 2009, 10:26:53 PM
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Bush kept you safe, cheech.  don't forget that.

Thanks for saying what I was thinking.

Still far too many people drinking the Kool-Aid and thinking that one person really will make all the changes necessary for their lives to be perfect.  He is human; he will make mistakes and will let you down (as all before him and all to follow).  Soon the "newness" will wear off.  However, I do hope it all works to our benefit rather than our detriment.  We will see.

In the meantime let's try to keep the worship to a minimum, huh?

Cheers.

That's how politics work. Bush was President during a tough time, so he'll take the blame. Bush has become the boogeyman for many people. Just like when Clinton was president during a huge economic boom, he had very little to do with the success but got the credit in the short term. History will tell a very different story when it comes to President Bush and Clinton.

As far as Obama goes, no one knows what he'll do or be like. I don't think the U.S has ever elected someone they knew less about. I do think his election is significant for two reasons, first he has inspired a huge percent of the population and he is the first African-American to be President. That shouldn't be important but it is. Obama represents hope right now, in a few weeks the honeymoon will be over, and he'll have to prove himself.  I hope he does. I'm not American, but I believe in America.
Title: Re: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsahd
Post by: justinluey on January 18, 2009, 10:32:28 PM
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Reread my post. I live in Chicago. My point, a few people in here were ripping the US. So they couldnt be happy that U2 was here participating in this event. Its called being a smart ass. I didnt know the U2 forum was a place to bash on this country.

It's popular to dump on the U.S, that's what happens when you are the best. People have to try and take you down a few notches. I'm not an American citizen but I have no problem saying how great the country is. If you do hate America, you picked a weird band to like because U2 love America.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: u2009 on January 18, 2009, 10:36:48 PM
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Bush kept you safe, cheech.  don't forget that.

f*** Bush, CHEECH! I guess you are one the one of the 20% of idiots who still support him. America's first mentally retarded president is on his way out. Good riddance Bushie...
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsahd
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 10:38:00 PM
Thats all Im saying. A few want to bash this country, but yet they like U2. I dont get it either.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 18, 2009, 10:38:20 PM
quit talking politics losers.
Title: Re: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsahd
Post by: u2009 on January 18, 2009, 10:49:37 PM
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Thats all Im saying. A few want to bash this country, but yet they like U2. I dont get it either.

Bash this country? Im not bashing this country I am bashing the government blowhards that have ran it into the ground. Patriotism is not a three letter word (WAR). For those who said that Bush protected this country, I say the worst terrorist attack in our nations history happened under BUSH. Economic collapse, two wars and you wonder why we are in the position we are in now? I come from the Larry Mullen school of thinking. It is good that he said something about Bono's dry humping the leg of Bush. Bono completely lost his mind trying to get close with that moron.

Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: justinluey on January 18, 2009, 10:50:44 PM
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Bush kept you safe, cheech.  don't forget that.

f*** Bush, CHEECH! I guess you are one the one of the 20% of idiots who still support him. America's first mentally retarded president is on his way out. Good riddance Bushie...

Don't you ever get bored? The anti-Bush movement is so stale and tired. Never a sensible point just an attack on his intelligence. The best part is Bush is smarter than most of the people who bash him.
Title: Ultraviolet (Light My Way) !imsahd
Post by: Anthony02 on January 18, 2009, 11:01:28 PM
2 posts in here were way out of line about Americans. Thats all Im saying. Theres no need for that. Talking politics is one thing, but making comments about americans and how corny the celebration was is ignorant.
Title: Re: Lincoln Memorial Concert
Post by: m2 on January 18, 2009, 11:12:25 PM
Shame to see such a good thread degenerate into this.

(sarcasm) Thanks so much to those who flushed this one away. (/sarcasm)

Move along, nothing more to see here.