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Title: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on December 30, 2009, 07:31:31 PM
Maybe because I've only been to U2360, and it was my first U2 show, I might be biased.  But this tour absolutely blew me away.  Even with the breathtaking Claw and the other 80,000 people in attendance, it still felt like a close, tight knit show where the crowd was one and the band played perfectly to us.  The intimate atmosphere was definetely there.

Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on December 30, 2009, 07:39:30 PM
Vertigo for me, even though I've only been to 360. I liked the setlist for that tour best, all the old gems got dug up and played: Zoo Station, the Fly, Bullet, An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart. Also, the lights (especially during COBL) were a really nice compliment to the music.

360 is second, though, for the light show during Ultraviolet alone.
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on December 30, 2009, 07:41:27 PM
I actually like the 360 setlist more than Vertigo, and Vertigo's was amazing.  The Claw, Ultraviolet, Unforgettable Fire, and the NLOTH material kind of puts 360 over the top for me
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on December 30, 2009, 07:43:17 PM
That's why I put 360 below Vertigo. I don't really like the ethereal, spacy atmosphere and songs of NLOTH and the 360 tour. They were great, don't get me wrong, but I know I would have preferred a "rockier" show.
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on December 30, 2009, 07:45:06 PM
And thats totally what Vertigo was.  Rock shows are awesome :)

I just preferred 360's atmosphere over the rocky, almost angry atmosphere of Vertigo.  Agree to disagree though :)
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on December 30, 2009, 07:45:52 PM
Rock shows are the best. 8)

And I agree to disagree as well. :)
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on December 30, 2009, 07:45:59 PM
Maybe its sentimental, but Elevation was my first, so it was the best. Plus I loved the heart shaped stage. *giggle*
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: Tumbling Dice on December 30, 2009, 07:46:20 PM
Elevation was the show to see live.
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on December 30, 2009, 07:48:00 PM
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Elevation was the show to see live.

The stripped down, much more personal tour must have been amazing to see.
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on December 30, 2009, 07:49:21 PM
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Elevation was the show to see live.

The stripped down, much more personal tour must have been amazing to see.

Ya know, I never really thought about it like that, but yes. I did feel more intimate than 360 even though you are still in there with a zillion people.
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on December 30, 2009, 07:51:31 PM
I felt like they were singing to me at this tour
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on December 30, 2009, 07:55:57 PM
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I felt like they were singing to me at this tour

where did you sit? (or, er, stand)
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on December 30, 2009, 07:57:31 PM
First row, upper deck, directly in between the right front and right rear leg (adams side)...thats what made it more amazing about it
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on December 30, 2009, 08:01:01 PM
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First row, upper deck, directly in between the right front and right rear leg (adams side)...thats what made it more amazing about it

I actually think I made a mistake doing GA for this tour (*GASP in HORROR*). I was on Adam's side, at the rail, right on the front claw. I had an awesome view, but it was so crowded that it detracted me from the show a little bit. On Elevation I had upper-deck (kind of crappy) seats, but I didn't have to fight with people the whole show to keep my spot.
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on December 30, 2009, 08:02:50 PM
I was so crushed I wasnt in GA, thats what I wanted my first U2 concert experience to be
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: kevc on January 01, 2010, 11:06:42 AM
Elevation tour, just watch the slane show!!!!!power emotion rawness and electrifyingly brilliant.

The set lists, U2 were deffo on the up popularitywise, indoor arenas (europe) and just the band and the crowd!.

360 and vertigo were amazing, however i think the set list lets 360 down somewhat (although still loved it just not enough variety) and the vertigo tour was badly timed (most uk / ireland shows played in daylight which took away the atmosphere and the show) caught rom end of july and darks form @ 3/4 song in and it was like being at a different show (to manchester) and then there was miss sarajevo!!!!!! slighly let down with vertigo starting and ending the show.
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: Tumbling Dice on January 01, 2010, 11:18:35 AM
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Elevation tour, just watch the slane show!!!!!power emotion rawness and electrifyingly brilliant.

The set lists, U2 were deffo on the up popularitywise, indoor arenas (europe) and just the band and the crowd!.

360 and vertigo were amazing, however i think the set list lets 360 down somewhat (although still loved it just not enough variety) and the vertigo tour was badly timed (most uk / ireland shows played in daylight which took away the atmosphere and the show) caught rom end of july and darks form @ 3/4 song in and it was like being at a different show (to manchester) and then there was miss sarajevo!!!!!! slighly let down with vertigo starting and ending the show.

You're not wrong kevc, you're not wrong. Elevation was the last time U2 did right by us European fans.  I mean playing 'City Of Blinding Lights' in broad daylight! ::)
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: singnomore on January 01, 2010, 12:26:16 PM
I loved the Elevation show - last time I saw them in intimate (is 10000 people intimate lol) was on the ZooTV indoor shows in Glasgow.

360 blew me away though in terms of pure show....
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: Belisama on January 01, 2010, 12:42:17 PM
I am proud to say that I have seen every U2 US tour and vote for 360. Each tour had it's own charm, pros and cons, but I fully admidt to being seduced by The Claw. I saw the show many times from several vantage points and there wasn't a bad seat in the house. U2 is a rare band that can create intimacy in a stadium. I cannot wait for U2 360 2010-- I am ready for what's next.
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: Tumbling Dice on January 01, 2010, 01:42:16 PM
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I loved the Elevation show - last time I saw them in intimate (is 10000 people intimate lol) was on the ZooTV indoor shows in Glasgow.

360 blew me away though in terms of pure show....

You jammy arab sing, I naively tried to get a ticket for the Manchester 'Sellafield' Zoo TV indoor show but alas nothing doing.  I ended up watching the show in a bloody field in Leeds the following year with some student friends.  I always get the feeling that an artist is taking the pi*s when they book musical concerts in football stadiums. :(
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: singnomore on January 01, 2010, 02:09:05 PM
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I loved the Elevation show - last time I saw them in intimate (is 10000 people intimate lol) was on the ZooTV indoor shows in Glasgow.

360 blew me away though in terms of pure show....

You jammy arab sing, I naively tried to get a ticket for the Manchester 'Sellafield' Zoo TV indoor show but alas nothing doing.  I ended up watching the show in a bloody field in Leeds the following year with some student friends.  I always get the feeling that an artist is taking the pi*s when they book musical concerts in football stadiums. :(

I had to sleep out overnight to buy the tickets in the freezing cold at the SECC in Glasgow - great show was right beside the b stage!
Mind I also did Celtic Park and Leeds too - I'm not sure about whether its pi*s taking or just the outcome of being great - they have put on great shows (Leeds was great if somewhat 'far away') to compensate but there is something magic about seeing the whites of their eyes without having to queue in GA for 4 days to do it!!
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: ABloodRedSky on January 01, 2010, 02:10:35 PM
Even though 360 was my first and it was amazing, I'll have to go with Elevation, simply because I remember the hustle and bustle before the big shows, and the fact that I was living in Boston when it occured and that was the live DVD. A lot of people don't know that during a basketball halftime show for some NBA game, they went live to the Fleet Center (now Banknorth) and it was RIGHT as Streets was beginning. I remember watching it at home.

The heart-shaped stage was really pretty and I imagine the atmosphere was wonderful.
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: nolinehere on January 02, 2010, 11:43:12 AM
Elevation.

It was in an arena, didn't have the stupid lights on strings, awesome version of the Fly, Pop songs occasionally in the setlist, cool house-lights-on opening,
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: stubby on January 02, 2010, 02:27:13 PM
I would say the 360 tour as i got to see it in another country. I went to boston and it was amazing (apart from the hassle of trying to get to and from the concert).  Never saw the elavation tour as they did not come to NZ  >:(
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: peggy2ten on January 02, 2010, 02:30:02 PM
Definitely Elevation.  Hard to beat the energy of Elevation as an opening song.  Elevation was my first time seeing U2 in an arena and after seeing ZooTV and Pop, it was amazing to see them so close - I felt like I was seeing them in a nightclub.  I had GA twice and I was so excited when Elevation began that I thought I'd have a heart attack.  I had seats for a few other shows and they still did a much better job of connecting with the audience than for 360.  GA was great for Elevation and Vertigo - there was actually room to move around.  As another poster noted, it was so crowded in GA this time around (even back along the ellipse) that it was hard to focus and enjoy the show.    While the circle might hold 2000+, no one wants to be at the back of the stage, making the front and sides dangerously crowded.  
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on January 02, 2010, 09:37:30 PM
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I would say the 360 tour as i got to see it in another country. I went to boston and it was amazing (apart from the hassle of trying to get to and from the concert).  Never saw the elavation tour as they did not come to NZ  >:(


Which Boston show?
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: briscoetheque on January 02, 2010, 09:48:20 PM
so what's this mythical 'elevation' tour of which you all speak?
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on January 03, 2010, 07:08:51 PM
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so what's this mythical 'elevation' tour of which you all speak?

Poor Briscoe, no Elevation in AUS.  :'(
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on January 03, 2010, 10:50:45 PM
id say vertigo was the best, but portions of elevation and 360 were both unbelievable.  i loved the theme in vertigo, and there was a great connection with audiences.  elevation, specially after bob died, was just incredible.  and of course 360 had amazing nights that just resonated because of the sheer scale of people and the enormity of the stage and songs.
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: Tumbling Dice on January 04, 2010, 05:53:43 AM
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so what's this mythical 'elevation' tour of which you all speak?

Poor Briscoe, no Elevation in AUS.  :'(

I think U2 passed on going to Australia for 'Elevation' because of the poor ticket sales in Oz for the Pop-Mart tour but then remembered just how incredible Ozzie fans were on the 'Vertigo' tour.  I think it is outrageous for U2 to leave out Australia or New Zealand for that matter, on any tour.  My cousin Zoe, is praying for the 360 circus to come rolling into Perth WA sometime soon.
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: markreed on January 05, 2010, 02:54:24 AM
360 - they didn't play Vertigo twice, for a start, and had a wider range of songs.
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: Evil Bono on January 06, 2010, 09:35:15 PM
Elevation for me.  It's what brought the band back to basics!  I always saw Vertigo as Elevation 2. 
Title: Re: Best U2 Tour of the decade
Post by: Hawkmoon2e on January 07, 2010, 12:34:35 AM
For me, it was Elevation because of the post 911 shows. Maybe you had to be there, but those gigs went above and beyond the band, the music, and the lights in so many ways.