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Title: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: An Cat Dubh on November 21, 2012, 12:04:38 PM
Anyone else got their email yet.

I received mine today telling me to log into the site tomorrow (Thursday) evening for some 'very special' audio?

New song maybe folks?

Fingers crossed?
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: An Cat Dubh on November 21, 2012, 12:06:13 PM
I should add 8pm GMT tomorrow evening for those subscribers that maybe don't get the email.

That's 3pm EST and 12noon PST for those in the US
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: dezmaas on November 21, 2012, 12:06:48 PM
That's just what I was thinking / hoping!!
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: markt on November 21, 2012, 12:10:46 PM
Yep just got mine.  Not only "very special audio" but also "first in the world to hear it"...

Pleeeeeease be a new song  :)
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: dezmaas on November 21, 2012, 12:13:06 PM
New single? Snippets from new album? Hmmmm. Teasers!!!!
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: An Cat Dubh on November 21, 2012, 12:14:29 PM
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Yep just got mine.  Not only "very special audio" but also "first in the world to hear it"...

Pleeeeeease be a new song  :)


Yeah, that statement certainly seems to imply that it is something completely new.

Other than an new song, I would like it to be audio of the band announcing a new album and tour.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: An Cat Dubh on November 21, 2012, 12:14:46 PM
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New single? Snippets from new album? Hmmmm. Teasers!!!!

I can live with that.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: spooked1oo on November 21, 2012, 12:26:42 PM
Just watch, it'll just make it so you can listen to to all of Edge's pick online.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: An Cat Dubh on November 21, 2012, 12:29:24 PM
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Just watch, it'll just make it so you can listen to to all of Edge's pick online.

I though about this too. But is that really 'new' material/audio - all the songs have been heard before?
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: markt on November 21, 2012, 12:32:36 PM
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Just watch, it'll just make it so you can listen to to all of Edge's pick online.

I though about this too. But is that really 'new' material/audio - all the songs have been heard before?

I'm guessing that would only be for 2013 subscribers and I haven't renewed yet.  Whilst I really hope it is something related to a new single/album/tour I can feel a sense of reality kicking in already.  Let's hope they surprise us all.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: maxq10 on November 21, 2012, 12:44:07 PM
Folks, don't get your hopes up here.  My guess is that it is just this:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tiesto-recruits-bono-calvin-harris-diplo-for-aids-charity-compilation-20121120 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tiesto-recruits-bono-calvin-harris-diplo-for-aids-charity-compilation-20121120)
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: An Cat Dubh on November 21, 2012, 12:52:50 PM
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Folks, don't get your hopes up here.  My guess is that it is just this:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tiesto-recruits-bono-calvin-harris-diplo-for-aids-charity-compilation-20121120 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tiesto-recruits-bono-calvin-harris-diplo-for-aids-charity-compilation-20121120)

Yes. It could well be this.

Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: markt on November 21, 2012, 12:53:49 PM
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Folks, don't get your hopes up here.  My guess is that it is just this:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tiesto-recruits-bono-calvin-harris-diplo-for-aids-charity-compilation-20121120 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tiesto-recruits-bono-calvin-harris-diplo-for-aids-charity-compilation-20121120)

Reality just arrived...  :-\
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: An Cat Dubh on November 21, 2012, 01:17:54 PM
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Folks, don't get your hopes up here.  My guess is that it is just this:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tiesto-recruits-bono-calvin-harris-diplo-for-aids-charity-compilation-20121120 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tiesto-recruits-bono-calvin-harris-diplo-for-aids-charity-compilation-20121120)

Reality just arrived...  :-\

Yes, it did. Im sure this is it

http://www.u2.com/news/title/dance-red-save-lives
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: dezmaas on November 21, 2012, 01:44:51 PM
Seems like quite a big email teaser for such a non exciting story...we shall see.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: The Exile on November 21, 2012, 02:17:40 PM
I was certain it would be a remake of The Ocean with Bono and Mos Def.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Jono on November 21, 2012, 03:18:54 PM
Rarely do we see news about 'just Bono stuff' on U2.com...right?
I think it is the beginning of their web release of the new album and all peaking for the holidays through 2013 with the spring/summer arena and or small pub tour!!!

optimistic be me!
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Droo on November 21, 2012, 03:25:33 PM
I personally love trance music and have attended Tiesto live. If there's anything that may make me like Pride it's this.

Although if Bono doesn't correct the "early morning" line for this redux, I may have a seizure.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: The Unknown Caller on November 21, 2012, 05:26:33 PM
It will either be this or more Edge's Picks.

Definitely not any actual 'new' material.

(Will be very happy if I'm proven wrong, obviously, but highly doubt it!)
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: skelter on November 21, 2012, 05:48:27 PM
I bet it'll be 360 related stuff still  :-\

Perhaps some songs that were not officially released on U22 with some 'enhanced' audio effects (therefore, never-before-heard)

thanks u2.com  ???
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Spilling Over the Brim on November 21, 2012, 06:51:25 PM
This is an easy win/win situation. If it is in fact a performance/new song/announcement then that'll be great - a real Thanksgiving treat. If it is the Pride remix then I'll laugh my @$$ off until I'm choking on turkey and stuffing. If nobody knows the Heimlich maneuver then at least I'll go out laughing.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on November 21, 2012, 08:57:28 PM
Still waiting for my email. Good thing I can rely on other people to keep me informed of things like this. Thanks everyone!!

(I just got the email from "Live Nation Concerts" about the new subscription offer that just about everyone else received several weeks ago. So I'm guessing they may send me this particular email in a few weeks.)
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: miryclay on November 21, 2012, 09:00:14 PM
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I was certain it would be a remake of The Ocean with Bono and Mos Def.

No, it was gonna be a version of Amazing Grace remixed by Squiggy D
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: MelancholyBaby (U2Katya) on November 21, 2012, 10:23:22 PM
I SO hope U2 doesn't tease us with more "never before heard" live songs that every fan that cares has probably already heard from various places.

I want to be optimistic and hope it's new album news or even some random new U2 song. (Finish North Star!) Wasn't there a rumor saying they were hoping to release an album in January 2013?

I read about the Tiesto collaboration before and while I'm interested in hearing it, I'm cringing that it's a re-mix of Pride. Seriously?! There are just some songs that shouldn't be "re-mixed". -- Tiesto is awesome, but I hope the special news tomorrow isn't that.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: MelancholyBaby (U2Katya) on November 21, 2012, 10:25:37 PM
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Just watch, it'll just make it so you can listen to to all of Edge's pick online.

 ;D This totally made me crack up out loud.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: AJ on November 21, 2012, 10:27:25 PM
I think U2 needs a live album available to everyone.
Also it could be "Best of 2001 - 2010"
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: dagobah on November 21, 2012, 11:05:19 PM
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Still waiting for my email. Good thing I can rely on other people to keep me informed of things like this. Thanks everyone!!

I haven't received the email either.  Maybe it's because you and I are in the Mountain Time Zone and it just takes longer for the email to reach higher elevations.   8)
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: TheU2Ken on November 21, 2012, 11:06:19 PM
check your spam. that's were mine was
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: bonofaninaustin on November 22, 2012, 01:51:30 AM
With it stating rare and unusual content, I don't think they are talking about new album material.  Probably the Pride remix.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: The Edges Cat on November 22, 2012, 02:32:14 AM
Can I have the turkey, please?
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: bwm231163 on November 22, 2012, 02:51:39 AM
Anyone seen this thread on Zootopia:

http://community.u2.com/topic/26358

It implies that it is something happening live. All time approx, be at least one and a half hours early???????????
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Fastcars12 on November 22, 2012, 05:57:55 AM
Look at U2.com acting like a real fan club.  ;D Seriously they've stepped it up over the past year. I'm excited.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: delwyn davis on November 22, 2012, 10:14:16 AM
does anyone know if it is just for 2013 subscribers?
i haven't gotten the email...
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Droo on November 22, 2012, 10:19:02 AM
I haven't resubscribed yet. My current subscription is good until April 2013 but I haven't renewed for FTGU and I got the email.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: AchtungPop on November 22, 2012, 10:36:34 AM
Watch it just be a live track from the fan club album coming up.

A new track would be a big surprise. Unless its maybe North Star or something like that.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: zootv on November 22, 2012, 10:37:40 AM
I'm hoping for new music but I've got a strong suspicion its just the Pride reworking.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: jc619er on November 22, 2012, 10:44:52 AM
It will no doubt be the stupid dance remix but how great of a move would it be to debut a new song that way. It would get people talking about you again all over the internet and be something that I don't think any band of that magnitude has done. New song would be a huge PR move.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Pocket Merlin on November 22, 2012, 10:49:51 AM
I had a dream last night that an entire new album titled Songs of Ascent was previewing on iTunes with about 15 tracks. The tracks that my brain somehow came up with in my dream sounded pretty sweet...they were really folksy and loose, kind of like The Lumineers or The Arcade Fire...what a disappointment it was to wake up...
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: dezmaas on November 22, 2012, 11:55:04 AM
tick tock...
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Christian on November 22, 2012, 12:11:33 PM
Well the Tiesto Pride remix is already available for listening on u2.com:
http://mr.u2.com/tv/u2mediaplayer/player.php#/audio/channel/16276

An indication that this is not todays surprise audio...?
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: THRILLHO on November 22, 2012, 12:22:57 PM
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Well the Tiesto Pride remix is already available for listening on u2.com:
http://mr.u2.com/tv/u2mediaplayer/player.php#/audio/channel/16276

An indication that this is not todays surprise audio...?

nah. they're notorious for double dipping. those silly U2ers.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: zootv on November 22, 2012, 12:28:44 PM
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Well the Tiesto Pride remix is already available for listening on u2.com:
http://mr.u2.com/tv/u2mediaplayer/player.php#/audio/channel/16276

An indication that this is not todays surprise audio...?


The vocals sound like modern day Bono. Was this re recorded?
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: dezmaas on November 22, 2012, 12:31:26 PM
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Well the Tiesto Pride remix is already available for listening on u2.com:
http://mr.u2.com/tv/u2mediaplayer/player.php#/audio/channel/16276
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Well the Tiesto Pride remix is already available for listening on u2.com:
http://mr.u2.com/tv/u2mediaplayer/player.php#/audio/channel/16276

An indication that this is not todays surprise audio...?


The vocals sound like modern day Bono. Was this re recorded?

An indication that this is not todays surprise audio...?


The vocals sound like modern day Bono. Was this re recorded?

Yes it was, including the early EVENING April 4 part. He sounds great.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: _acrobat on November 22, 2012, 12:33:32 PM
I'm going to be at my grandmother's and won't be able to listen to it!! >:(
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: zootv on November 22, 2012, 12:34:41 PM
I usually don't like remixes but that was actually pretty good. Also, now that the Pride audio is up on u2.com, I'm more hopeful that the audio at 3pm will be something different
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: THRILLHO on November 22, 2012, 12:51:59 PM
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Well the Tiesto Pride remix is already available for listening on u2.com:
http://mr.u2.com/tv/u2mediaplayer/player.php#/audio/channel/16276
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Well the Tiesto Pride remix is already available for listening on u2.com:
http://mr.u2.com/tv/u2mediaplayer/player.php#/audio/channel/16276

An indication that this is not todays surprise audio...?


The vocals sound like modern day Bono. Was this re recorded?

An indication that this is not todays surprise audio...?


The vocals sound like modern day Bono. Was this re recorded?

Yes it was, including the early EVENING April 4 part. He sounds great.

haha. Maybe Droo will like this song now.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: U2alwaysforever on November 22, 2012, 12:54:03 PM
It was supposed to be 3pm GMT, so.... where am I looking on the site? I havent found anything.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: markt on November 22, 2012, 12:54:35 PM
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It was supposed to be 3pm GMT, so.... where am I looking on the site? I havent found anything.

8pm GMT... 6mins
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: dezmaas on November 22, 2012, 12:59:41 PM
I bet the site crashes ;)
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: dezmaas on November 22, 2012, 01:01:33 PM
It's bloody Pride. OK goodnight all
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: jc619er on November 22, 2012, 01:01:47 PM
Vocals sounded good on that remix but the rest of the song is hideous.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: mdmomof7 on November 22, 2012, 01:02:08 PM
I've been refreshing it for 5 mins and it just crashed. Good job LiveNation! Are you serious? It's Pride?
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Number1U2fan on November 22, 2012, 01:02:44 PM
yuuupp....crashed...
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: dezmaas on November 22, 2012, 01:03:39 PM
I saw it for a 10 seconds before it crashed. It's Pride.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: mdmomof7 on November 22, 2012, 01:04:16 PM
Wow! Good thing I didn't interrupt dinner for this!
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: miryclay on November 22, 2012, 01:05:19 PM
a video?
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: zootv on November 22, 2012, 01:06:48 PM
U2.com blows. They actually had the audio  up before 3pm and then announced it at 3 like it was some big news. Once again u2 & co blow it.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: dezmaas on November 22, 2012, 01:06:57 PM
Honestly, what a waste of everyone's time. Just tell us what it's going to be in the email so we can decide if we want to check it out. Besides, A crappy remix of Pride is not something that there should be a big secret build up to, come on!! Oh and well done Live Nation for crashing the website again.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: _acrobat on November 22, 2012, 01:10:27 PM
Boo!! >:(
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: dezmaas on November 22, 2012, 01:12:44 PM
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Boo!! >:(

x 2
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: miryclay on November 22, 2012, 01:15:39 PM
listening now. bono changed the lyric to evening april 4!
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: mdmomof7 on November 22, 2012, 01:17:38 PM
Audio only. Bono sounds great, the mix = lame.

Droo-he said EVENING!  8)

Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Droo on November 22, 2012, 01:24:12 PM
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Droo-he said EVENING!  8)



THANK GOD.

Haven't listened yet, because I don't really care about this (and I'm even a trance fan). Glad I didn't waste time hovering over my laptop waiting for this.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: The Edges Cat on November 22, 2012, 01:41:21 PM
If anyone from Live Nation/U2.com visit The Edge, I'll leave a "present" in their shoes. >:(
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Spilling Over the Brim on November 22, 2012, 01:45:47 PM
Guess I should consider myself lucky I was nowhere near the turkey or stuffing. If it had been a few hours later though......who knows.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: miryclay on November 22, 2012, 01:59:10 PM
I dunno, I think the whole experience today was kind of a turkey
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Droo on November 22, 2012, 02:04:57 PM
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I dunno, I think the whole experience today was kind of a turkey

BA DUM BUM CHI!!!!
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: zootv on November 22, 2012, 02:47:33 PM
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If anyone from Live Nation/U2.com visit The Edge, I'll leave a "present" in their shoes. >:(
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If anyone from Live Nation/U2.com visit The Edge, I'll leave a "present" in their shoes. >:(
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If anyone from Live Nation/U2.com visit The Edge, I'll leave a "present" in their shoes. >:(


Lmao!
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: marvgadgie on November 22, 2012, 03:10:05 PM
Bloody awful.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Jono on November 22, 2012, 05:00:34 PM
as a non/former member of u2.com, can someone mp3 this so called useless song?
i for one, as lame as it may sound, always want to hear the 'latest song that has Bono singing' no matter what!
have we confirmed the vocals are 2012?

sorry everyone had to be disappointed!
U2 is making me feel these days like...
I ain't gonna work on Maggies farm no more
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Fastcars12 on November 22, 2012, 05:00:55 PM
It's like the entire U2 fan base was punked. I'm waiting for Ashton Kucher to pop out any moment now. Lame!
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: THRILLHO on November 22, 2012, 05:08:44 PM
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as a non/former member of u2.com, can someone mp3 this so called useless song?
i for one, as lame as it may sound, always want to hear the 'latest song that has Bono singing' no matter what!
have we confirmed the vocals are 2012?



well yea....he changed the lyrics.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: shorne on November 22, 2012, 05:10:44 PM
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN...............
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: AchtungPop on November 22, 2012, 06:15:34 PM
Well they were never going to release a new song through E-Mail on a Holiday.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: shorne on November 22, 2012, 08:04:35 PM
So... this is what it is to be relevant?
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: AJ on November 22, 2012, 10:58:57 PM
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So... this is what it is to be relevant?
;D thats funny
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on November 22, 2012, 11:35:47 PM
Jesus, that sounds like the worst buzzkill ever
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Siberian Tiger on November 22, 2012, 11:40:36 PM
Are we sure U2 have not split up, when tripe like this comes out? Smells a bit fishy to me.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: The Exile on November 23, 2012, 12:41:59 AM
Here's the YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RJZLVKLDgg
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: shorne on November 23, 2012, 04:19:22 AM
I miss the 1989-1991 period where a great album was prededed by relative SILENCE!!! (the great track Night and Day notwithstanding). Just put out a live album/DVD from the vaults for Christmas and shut up already and we'll wait for the next album / tour.  This was like going out with a hot chick who after 10 dates hasn't put out and she finally says "you're getting something special tonight" and she gives you a tray of instant brownies to take back home with you.  Ugh.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: JTBaby on November 23, 2012, 07:58:25 AM
It's U2.com

Really, you expected something that WASN'T a terrible letdown ?

A list of U2.com subscribers would be like pure gold to the Wyoming Beachfront Property Development Corporation.

Fool you once, shame on them
Fool you twice, shame on you, you shoulda known better by now.
Fool you over and over yet you keep paying the $50 and expect something worthwhile when they make dumb announcements ? (insert smartass answer here, U2.com will have a special prize for the best entry)

Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Jono on November 23, 2012, 08:02:49 AM
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Here's the YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RJZLVKLDgg
Thanks very much Exile! I'll listen a few times before sharing an opinion. I am pretty much a purist when it comes to U2, and in general do not like remixes...but will listen again with an open mind-
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: MelancholyBaby (U2Katya) on November 23, 2012, 09:01:41 AM
That the "surprise" is the stupid Tiesto track is not so surprising. It's sad that I've learned not to trust U2 to do anything cool anymore. -- I think if it were a new song with the collaboration I'd feel different, but it's "Pride" re-mixed. As someone else said, "This is being relevant?"

What makes me mad is that I feel it's really just an advertisement for the rest of the CD for (RED). While I support (RED) and ONE, I makes me a little angry for it to be anything related coming from the official U2 website and being hyped as "U2 news". While I'm sure the rest of the band supports (RED) and ONE, I don't think the band website is the proper place to highlight Bono's solo activities in this way. --  Next they're going to start sending advertisements for the newest (RED) s**t (as Bono so bluntly put it himself in his Georgetown speech*) because U2 fans are a captive audience.


Georgetown speech : http://www.georgetown.edu/webcast/bono-social-enterprise.html (http://www.georgetown.edu/webcast/bono-social-enterprise.html)








Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: The Unknown Caller on November 23, 2012, 09:16:31 AM
I genuinely don't really get the scale of the annoyance over this. I also think that all the "Blah blah U2.com sucks" stuff is a bit silly now that they've given us two extremely good fan club gifts in a row.

Yes, they hyped what turned out to be not much. That's their job! They want people to keep interested even if it is for things like remixes. At no point did they ever even so much as hint that it would be new material. There is absolutely zero evidence anywhere in U2's history for the idea that they would have released a hint of new material now. And that's not because U2.com is particularly bad or anything, it's just that there are virtually no bands of U2's stature who would release news about new material via a subscribers-only clip or audio, particularly since it would make it to non-subscribers 2 seconds later anyway and thus be pointless.

And it's not like this was hard to work out; within the first page of this thread people were already predicting it would be this!  Yes, U2.com have been rubbish in the past. They have also genuinely improved and are now in their second consecutive year of releasing what is really quite a good fan club special, certainly better than most bands' fan clubs and many of them are comparable prices. (Most tend to just give you a t-shirt and poster or some such crap) This was a moderate level of hype for something a bit crap but which we could all have predicted, and which none of us had any remote reason to believe would be all that much better.

Basically, I can understand people being a bit irritated at it. But I can't really understand people acting as though this is a major scandal.
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Post by: dirtdrybonesandstone on November 23, 2012, 09:26:28 AM
This was really good.    I didnt have to spend $50 to hear it though so maybe that makes a difference.
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Post by: LToy on November 23, 2012, 04:07:37 PM
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Droo-he said EVENING!  8)



THANK GOD.

Haven't listened yet, because I don't really care about this (and I'm even a trance fan). Glad I didn't waste time hovering over my laptop waiting for this.
True, most trance fans would be just as disgusted with this remix by Tiesto as most U2 fans are generally not fans of remixed music.  But as most trance fans know by now, Tiesto stopped making & playing trance in 2010 as he got bored with the genre & moved in a different direction away from all the characteristic hallmarks of trance (epic soundscapes, string arrangements, soaring melodies) and focused more on a hybridized sound of electro-house & dubstep.
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Post by: Droo on November 23, 2012, 04:49:51 PM
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Droo-he said EVENING!  8)



THANK GOD.

Haven't listened yet, because I don't really care about this (and I'm even a trance fan). Glad I didn't waste time hovering over my laptop waiting for this.
True, most trance fans would be just as disgusted with this remix by Tiesto as most U2 fans are generally not fans of remixed music.  But as most trance fans know by now, Tiesto stopped making & playing trance in 2010 as he got bored with the genre & moved in a different direction away from all the characteristic hallmarks of trance (epic soundscapes, string arrangements, soaring melodies) and focused more on a hybridized sound of electro-house & dubstep.

Very well said!
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Post by: JTBaby on November 23, 2012, 06:48:04 PM
Does that mean it's more funeral doom metalish, death doom metalish, drone metal or sludge metal ?
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Fastcars12 on November 23, 2012, 09:30:45 PM
After listening again Bono's vocals are really good but that's about it. IMO the way U2.com went about it was ridiculous. "Very special audio" insinuates a new song, something live etc - Basically something most U2 fans care about. I would argue that most fans could give a rats about any remix, let alone a remix of a song that they are sick of hearing live anyway. I'll continue to subscribe solely because I've been a member since Propaganda and I've seen U2 from the front row on more than one occasion because of the U2.com pre-sales. If it wasn't for that I'm not so sure.
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Post by: Droo on November 23, 2012, 09:40:57 PM
I got into the inner ring on three different occasions without the early access presales. :)
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Post by: Blue Silken Sky on November 23, 2012, 09:48:10 PM
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I got into the inner ring on three different occasions without the early access presales. :)
I'm going to need some tips from you next time around!
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Post by: Zooropean on November 24, 2012, 05:15:00 AM
This is how to do a trance remix

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y25LXQ2tsk
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Post by: Fastcars12 on November 24, 2012, 05:33:50 AM
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I got into the inner ring on three different occasions without the early access presales. :)

Congratulations.

Did you pay $45?
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: shorne on November 24, 2012, 07:56:03 AM
I paid $85, but I'm giving U22 as a Christmas present for my best bud whom I visited when I went to Vancouver from Ottawa to see that last show on the 2nd leg.  Good memories.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on November 24, 2012, 08:14:43 AM
Surely presales doesn't give you any more of a chance than anyone else to get front row unless the GA tickets sell out really really quickly? (Which is always possible)

Otherwise it's still just about going early and queuing early.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: shorne on November 24, 2012, 08:24:14 AM
I don't have any faith whatsoever that my U2.com membership will help me in any way with concert tix.  I'll believe it when I see it.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: JTBaby on November 24, 2012, 08:34:41 AM
When you add the in-between-tours membership fees, it's more than paying the scalpers with fewer guarantees of getting a good ticket.

 
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on November 24, 2012, 10:57:01 AM
Well, it's not a coincidence that the best membership gifts are the non-tour years.

U2.com membership can absolutely be worth it, it just depends on what you want. If you want some Willie's diary and pre-sales during the tour, some quite good membership gifts when the tour isn't on and the discount all the time, then it can definitely be worthwhile. But if you just want pre-sales or whatever, then it's really not worth subscribing every year.
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Post by: Thunder Peel on November 24, 2012, 05:49:05 PM
I didn't even receive an e-mail (even though I renewed this summer) but I guess it's just as well. I would have been really disappointed to find out it's just for the remix that we've already known about for a while now. Glad to know I didn't sit around waiting.^_^
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Post by: Blue Silken Sky on November 24, 2012, 05:57:20 PM
^Check your spam filter! No matter how many times I tell mine that U2.com emails are not junk, there they go!
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Post by: Thunder Peel on November 24, 2012, 05:59:36 PM
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^Check your spam filter! No matter how many times I tell mine that U2.com emails are not junk, there they go!

I'll check. It's weird because I always receive them, yet this one didn't go through. Looks like I didn't miss much though.
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Post by: Number1U2fan on November 25, 2012, 10:26:13 AM
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I don't have any faith whatsoever that my U2.com membership will help me in any way with concert tix.  I'll believe it when I see it.

Umm...why??? My membership tickets have got me incredible seats, even front row a number of times!!! Have faith! It's pretty much the only reason why i keep renewing the membership otherwise it's nearly impossible to get tickets to big shows these days!
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Post by: JTBaby on November 25, 2012, 10:54:23 AM
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I don't have any faith whatsoever that my U2.com membership will help me in any way with concert tix.  I'll believe it when I see it.

Umm...why??? My membership tickets have got me incredible seats, even front row a number of times!!! Have faith! It's pretty much the only reason why i keep renewing the membership otherwise it's nearly impossible to get tickets to big shows these days!

"Nearly impossible" ?

Hardly.

It's actually fairly easy.

There are many many ways without paying too much, if anything over face, to get tickets.

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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on November 25, 2012, 12:51:33 PM
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I don't have any faith whatsoever that my U2.com membership will help me in any way with concert tix.  I'll believe it when I see it.

Umm...why??? My membership tickets have got me incredible seats, even front row a number of times!!! Have faith! It's pretty much the only reason why i keep renewing the membership otherwise it's nearly impossible to get tickets to big shows these days!

"Nearly impossible" ?

Hardly.

It's actually fairly easy.

There are many many ways without paying too much, if anything over face, to get tickets.

U2360 was an extremely easy tour to get tickets to.

I'm certain it'll be much more difficult if they embark on an arena tour.
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Post by: JTBaby on November 25, 2012, 01:01:02 PM
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I don't have any faith whatsoever that my U2.com membership will help me in any way with concert tix.  I'll believe it when I see it.

Umm...why??? My membership tickets have got me incredible seats, even front row a number of times!!! Have faith! It's pretty much the only reason why i keep renewing the membership otherwise it's nearly impossible to get tickets to big shows these days!

"Nearly impossible" ?

Hardly.

It's actually fairly easy.

There are many many ways without paying too much, if anything over face, to get tickets.

U2360 was an extremely easy tour to get tickets to.

I'm certain it'll be much more difficult if they embark on an arena tour.

Neither Vertigo or ATYCLB were terribly difficult.

Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: Droo on November 25, 2012, 06:23:00 PM
I showed up mere hours before the Winnipeg and both Montreal shows last year with GA tickets and got into the inner ring with no problem.
Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: The Unknown Caller on November 25, 2012, 07:34:05 PM
Showed up at 11 AM for Paris 2010 and ended up half-way back outside the pit, not even remotely close.

That was because they totally screwed up and opened all the other gates first though, to my MASSIVE irritation.
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Post by: Droo on November 25, 2012, 09:43:12 PM
Paris is a world capital. Perhaps the location made it problematic to get a good spot.

I literally showed up two hours before showtime at Montreal 2 and strolled into the inner ring, 4 rows of people from the stage.
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Post by: Number1U2fan on November 26, 2012, 08:35:34 AM

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"Nearly impossible" ?

Hardly.

It's actually fairly easy.

There are many many ways without paying too much, if anything over face, to get tickets.


[/quote]

Yeh if you go through ticket brokers that rip you off. Going through Ticketmasterbater or Live Nation is not that easy any more these days depending on the artist.
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Post by: JTBaby on November 26, 2012, 08:40:11 AM
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"Nearly impossible" ?

Hardly.

It's actually fairly easy.

There are many many ways without paying too much, if anything over face, to get tickets.


[/quote]

Yeh if you go through ticket brokers that rip you off. Going through Ticketmasterbater or Live Nation is not that easy any more these days depending on the artist.
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Not at all.

You're willing to pay $50 a year for a presale which may or may not help but can't pay a small premium for other methods ?

Plus I've rarely paid a premium and still gotten good tickets without presales.

Just got to do your homework.

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Post by: Number1U2fan on November 26, 2012, 08:47:03 AM
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"Nearly impossible" ?

Hardly.

It's actually fairly easy.

There are many many ways without paying too much, if anything over face, to get tickets.



Yeh if you go through ticket brokers that rip you off. Going through Ticketmasterbater or Live Nation is not that easy any more these days depending on the artist.
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Not at all.

You're willing to pay $50 a year for a presale which may or may not help but can't pay a small premium for other methods ?

Plus I've rarely paid a premium and still gotten good tickets without presales.

Just got to do your homework.


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I don't pay $50 (actually $40) just for presales. Though it helps it with good seats, it always as, I'm also a fan. A $125 seat to a U2 show will be $300+++ on any ticket broker sight. I've done my homework because I've looked for friends. I've been to a kazillion shows. I know how it works. Every once in a blue moon you may get lucky on ebay or craigslist just someone looking to get rid of some.

All in all I was just referring to whomever was saying the membership hasn't helped with getting themselves tickets.
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Post by: JTBaby on November 26, 2012, 09:00:19 AM
If you think your only choices are presales or pay more than 2x we are obviously doing things drastically differently.
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Post by: singnomore on November 26, 2012, 09:01:50 AM
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If you think your only choices are presales or pay more than 2x we are obviously doing things drastically differently.

Perhaps enlighten us all then  :)
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Post by: Number1U2fan on November 26, 2012, 09:14:44 AM
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If you think your only choices are presales or pay more than 2x we are obviously doing things drastically differently.

For a U2 show inside an arena???? Good luck the way you have been going about it. For a huge stadium show, then yes tickets would come more easily without paying the membership. A membership presale would be beneficial for the better seats IMO. But for an arena show with THIS BAND, I'll take my chances over and over again with my membership presale because they have been VERY kind to me. Very kind. :D (For example the Elevation and Vertigo Tours). $50 seats for front row=Thank you U2.com membership.
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Post by: charlottes_mouth on November 26, 2012, 09:39:09 AM
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If you think your only choices are presales or pay more than 2x we are obviously doing things drastically differently.

For a U2 show inside an arena???? Good luck the way you have been going about it. For a huge stadium show, then yes tickets would come more easily without paying the membership. A membership presale would be beneficial for the better seats IMO. But for an arena show with THIS BAND, I'll take my chances over and over again with my membership presale because they have been VERY kind to me. Very kind. :D (For example the Elevation and Vertigo Tours). $50 seats for front row=Thank you U2.com membership.

Not sure about this - I got a membership for the elevation tour and couldn't get a GA. Turns out I got one off ebay for less than the price of a subscription and ticket on u2.com. So I ended up with a useless subscription. You can get GA arena gigs even for massive bands if you wait until a few days before the gig.

I don't know how many other bands charge fans for a pre sale but it's a really unfair system IMO. Plus it's no deterrent to scalpers as they'll happily pay for a subscription if they can make a profit on the tickets. I would say it's just another revenue stream for U2.

All other U2 tours I've gotten tickets just fine without a pre sale.
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Post by: Number1U2fan on November 26, 2012, 09:46:55 AM
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If you think your only choices are presales or pay more than 2x we are obviously doing things drastically differently.

For a U2 show inside an arena???? Good luck the way you have been going about it. For a huge stadium show, then yes tickets would come more easily without paying the membership. A membership presale would be beneficial for the better seats IMO. But for an arena show with THIS BAND, I'll take my chances over and over again with my membership presale because they have been VERY kind to me. Very kind. :D (For example the Elevation and Vertigo Tours). $50 seats for front row=Thank you U2.com membership.

Not sure about this - I got a membership for the elevation tour and couldn't get a GA. Turns out I got one off ebay for less than the price of a subscription and ticket on u2.com. So I ended up with a useless subscription. You can get GA arena gigs even for massive bands if you wait until a few days before the gig.

I don't know how many other bands charge fans for a pre sale but it's a really unfair system IMO. Plus it's no deterrent to scalpers as they'll happily pay for a subscription if they can make a profit on the tickets. I would say it's just another revenue stream for U2.

All other U2 tours I've gotten tickets just fine without a pre sale.

Well you're one of lucky ones I guess :) But in southern california where I hail and I believe the demand is higher, you're taking a huge risk to wait "a couple days" before the show if you REALLY want to see the band. I know some have popped up or released on tickets sites even up to the day of the show but still taking that risk. I guess some are more willing to take then others. Again, my membership through the years has been very beneficial to me for presales. Any other stuff they offer is mindless to me. I'll take it thank you very much but from Propaganda to U2.com membership, I'll continue it.
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Post by: JTBaby on November 26, 2012, 10:46:08 AM
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If you think your only choices are presales or pay more than 2x we are obviously doing things drastically differently.

For a U2 show inside an arena???? Good luck the way you have been going about it. For a huge stadium show, then yes tickets would come more easily without paying the membership. A membership presale would be beneficial for the better seats IMO. But for an arena show with THIS BAND, I'll take my chances over and over again with my membership presale because they have been VERY kind to me. Very kind. :D (For example the Elevation and Vertigo Tours). $50 seats for front row=Thank you U2.com membership.

Well "front row" was a lottery for vertigo. Nothing to do with presales.

And arenas are always releasing tickets late once the stage set ups are released , I got a supposedly obstructed view ticket at staples center about 5 rows from edge at the side. Completely unobstructed on vertigo tour and on adams side on the atyclb tour at the same venue. Face value. Ticket b****** also NEVER sells all tickets at the opening. So a sell out one day may have tickets the next. Patience and not panicking are key. There are usually many MONTHS between first on sale and time of show.

San Diego sports arena released tickets on the evening of the show on the vertigo tour.

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Post by: Number1U2fan on November 26, 2012, 11:20:31 AM
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If you think your only choices are presales or pay more than 2x we are obviously doing things drastically differently.

For a U2 show inside an arena???? Good luck the way you have been going about it. For a huge stadium show, then yes tickets would come more easily without paying the membership. A membership presale would be beneficial for the better seats IMO. But for an arena show with THIS BAND, I'll take my chances over and over again with my membership presale because they have been VERY kind to me. Very kind. :D (For example the Elevation and Vertigo Tours). $50 seats for front row=Thank you U2.com membership.

Well "front row" was a lottery for vertigo. Nothing to do with presales.

And arenas are always releasing tickets late once the stage set ups are released , I got a supposedly obstructed view ticket at staples center about 5 rows from edge at the side. Completely unobstructed on vertigo tour and on adams side on the atyclb tour at the same venue. Face value. Ticket b****** also NEVER sells all tickets at the opening. So a sell out one day may have tickets the next. Patience and not panicking are key. There are usually many MONTHS between first on sale and time of show.

San Diego sports arena released tickets on the evening of the show on the vertigo tour.



(("Well "front row" was a lottery for vertigo. Nothing to do with presales."))   ....but the presale got me that floor ticket. So it did have something to do with the presale. And being one of the cheaper seats ($50) one would figure those would go the quickest and many people wanted to be on the floor.

Interesting...I was at every show you mentioned. ;)
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If you think your only choices are presales or pay more than 2x we are obviously doing things drastically differently.

For a U2 show inside an arena???? Good luck the way you have been going about it. For a huge stadium show, then yes tickets would come more easily without paying the membership. A membership presale would be beneficial for the better seats IMO. But for an arena show with THIS BAND, I'll take my chances over and over again with my membership presale because they have been VERY kind to me. Very kind. :D (For example the Elevation and Vertigo Tours). $50 seats for front row=Thank you U2.com membership.

Well "front row" was a lottery for vertigo. Nothing to do with presales.

And arenas are always releasing tickets late once the stage set ups are released , I got a supposedly obstructed view ticket at staples center about 5 rows from edge at the side. Completely unobstructed on vertigo tour and on adams side on the atyclb tour at the same venue. Face value. Ticket b****** also NEVER sells all tickets at the opening. So a sell out one day may have tickets the next. Patience and not panicking are key. There are usually many MONTHS between first on sale and time of show.

San Diego sports arena released tickets on the evening of the show on the vertigo tour.



(("Well "front row" was a lottery for vertigo. Nothing to do with presales."))   ....but the presale got me that floor ticket. So it did have something to do with the presale. And being one of the cheaper seats ($50) one would figure those would go the quickest and many people wanted to be on the floor.

Interesting...I was at every show you mentioned. ;)

I sold my GAs which I got on the reg sale. They paid for my other tickets, beer, parking, gas and a T shirt. Seems we are both comfortable in our methods of getting tickets !

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Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 26, 2012, 11:42:35 AM
If U2 announce an arena tour then you'd be well advised to have access to any presale if you want to see a show.

Title: Re: U2.com Subscribers Exclusive
Post by: JTBaby on November 26, 2012, 12:31:20 PM
Even in Southern California I had absolutely zero problems getting tickets without a presale for arena shows.

I saw 4 vertigo shows and 2 elevation shows.

If you want to keep paying your 50 a year for who know when they'll tour again, that's cool.

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Post by: skelter on November 26, 2012, 12:38:40 PM
^ stop bragging. Tell us how you did it  8)
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Post by: JTBaby on November 26, 2012, 01:16:32 PM
Some during reg on sale. Some at random days later through tm after they were "sold out". Once on eBay paid 30 over cost (but wait until very close) to day of show. Once on day of show.

Really is not very difficult. Key is to not panic if you don't get them right away and then start looking close to time. Also check tm every day.

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Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 26, 2012, 01:21:52 PM
That might work down in southern Cal but where I live there's a lot of real fans and if they announced two arena shows the tickets would be gone in a matter of minutes.
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Post by: skelter on November 26, 2012, 01:26:40 PM
Good tips, jtbaby. TD, which area are you from? I didn't know the diehards were concentrated in any particular city.

Trouble is that fanatics also need to book their plane tickets/make travel arrangements and lodgings. If it were 360, it is very likely that a scalper would cave and sell it at face on the day of the show, possibly an hour before doors. An arena tour?  :o yikes
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Good tips, jtbaby. TD, which area are you from? I didn't know the diehards were concentrated in any particular city.


Manchester.  On the Vertigo tour they sold about 120,000 tickets for two stadium shows.
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Post by: JTBaby on November 26, 2012, 01:48:44 PM
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That might work down in southern Cal but where I live there's a lot of real fans and if they announced two arena shows the tickets would be gone in a matter of minutes.

Yeah there's no "real fans" in SoCal.

Hence the reason they play so many shows here.




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Post by: zootv on November 26, 2012, 01:50:13 PM
I remember what is was like to get tickets to the Vertigo tour here in NYC and it wasn't easy. One show I had a presale code and it was still tough (although I can't remember why) and the other show at MSG I had to go to eBay.
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Post by: So Cruel on November 26, 2012, 01:52:34 PM
I live in Vancouver and gave up my U2.com membership after they played here in 2009. For me I never found the site very good and used it only for presales. They tour once every 4 to 5 years so thats at least $200 i'd be paying for the presale opportunity. When they played Seattle in 2011 I went on Craigslist and scored 4 floor tickets at only $25 above cost for each. I went with 3 friends so for 1 concert ticket I paid $25 more then ticket price. If I retained my U2.com membership I would have paid $150 in the last 3 years. Now if U2 would make available old shows/dvds from the 80's/90's i'd probably be back in a flash.
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 26, 2012, 01:54:18 PM
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That might work down in southern Cal but where I live there's a lot of real fans and if they announced two arena shows the tickets would be gone in a matter of minutes.

Yeah there's no "real fans" in SoCal.

Hence the reason they play so many shows here.


Hence the reason why you folks in southern Cal are more easily able to get tickets.
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 26, 2012, 01:56:59 PM
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I live in Vancouver and gave up my U2.com membership after they played here in 2009. For me I never found the site very good and used it only for presales. They tour once every 4 to 5 years so thats at least $200 i'd be paying for the presale opportunity. When they played Seattle in 2011 I went on Craigslist and scored 4 floor tickets at only $25 above cost for each. I went with 3 friends so for 1 concert ticket I paid $25 more then ticket price. If I retained my U2.com membership I would have paid $150 in the last 3 years. Now if U2 would make available old shows/dvds from the 80's/90's i'd probably be back in a flash.


But it'd be worth subscribing if you knew they were going to announce arena dates in Vancouver.

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That might work down in southern Cal but where I live there's a lot of real fans and if they announced two arena shows the tickets would be gone in a matter of minutes.

Yeah there's no "real fans" in SoCal.

Hence the reason they play so many shows here.


Hence the reason why you folks in southern Cal are more easily able to get tickets.
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That might work down in southern Cal but where I live there's a lot of real fans and if they announced two arena shows the tickets would be gone in a matter of minutes.

Yeah there's no "real fans" in SoCal.

Hence the reason they play so many shows here.


Hence the reason why you folks in southern Cal are more easily able to get tickets.
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That might work down in southern Cal but where I live there's a lot of real fans and if they announced two arena shows the tickets would be gone in a matter of minutes.

Yeah there's no "real fans" in SoCal.

Hence the reason they play so many shows here.


Hence the reason why you folks in southern Cal are more easily able to get tickets.

Maybe if there were more real fans in your area they might play more shows there too.

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Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 26, 2012, 02:05:33 PM
They just show contempt to their European fans by playing stadiums instead, whilst southern Cal's are more likely to get arenas for which they'll sell fewer tickets.

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Post by: JTBaby on November 26, 2012, 02:08:09 PM
We get fewer tickets in SoCal.

But "contempt" is making MORE tickets available ?

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Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 26, 2012, 02:10:15 PM
It's showing contempt by not giving their real fans an opportunity to see them in arenas.

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Post by: So Cruel on November 26, 2012, 02:16:16 PM
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I live in Vancouver and gave up my U2.com membership after they played here in 2009. For me I never found the site very good and used it only for presales. They tour once every 4 to 5 years so thats at least $200 i'd be paying for the presale opportunity. When they played Seattle in 2011 I went on Craigslist and scored 4 floor tickets at only $25 above cost for each. I went with 3 friends so for 1 concert ticket I paid $25 more then ticket price. If I retained my U2.com membership I would have paid $150 in the last 3 years. Now if U2 would make available old shows/dvds from the 80's/90's i'd probably be back in a flash.


But it'd be worth subscribing if you knew they were going to announce arena dates in Vancouver.



Last arena shows were in 2005. So if the next tour is an arena tour it will be about 10 years inbetween arena dates. Thats $500 in U2.com fees. Still not worth it in my opinion. If they announce an album/tour I may rejoin for a year just for the presales, but I won't stay unless they make massive improvements to the site.

For Springsteen (show is tonight!) I logged in the moment the tickets went on sale and was able to score tickets. For other sold out arena shows I've gone through Craigslist and got tickets for decent prices.
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Post by: JTBaby on November 26, 2012, 02:16:20 PM
Ok so if I have this right:

It's easier to get tickets in SoCal because there are fewer available.

And

You would rather have fewer available in Manchester.

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Post by: JTBaby on November 26, 2012, 02:17:42 PM
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I live in Vancouver and gave up my U2.com membership after they played here in 2009. For me I never found the site very good and used it only for presales. They tour once every 4 to 5 years so thats at least $200 i'd be paying for the presale opportunity. When they played Seattle in 2011 I went on Craigslist and scored 4 floor tickets at only $25 above cost for each. I went with 3 friends so for 1 concert ticket I paid $25 more then ticket price. If I retained my U2.com membership I would have paid $150 in the last 3 years. Now if U2 would make available old shows/dvds from the 80's/90's i'd probably be back in a flash.


But it'd be worth subscribing if you knew they were going to announce arena dates in Vancouver.



Last arena shows were in 2005. So if the next tour is an arena tour it will be about 10 years inbetween arena dates. Thats $500 in U2.com fees. Still not worth it in my opinion. If they announce an album/tour I may rejoin for a year just for the presales, but I won't stay unless they make massive improvements to the site.

For Springsteen I logged in the moment the tickets went on sale and was able to score tickets. For other sold out arena shows I've gone through Craigslist and got tickets for decent prices.
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I live in Vancouver and gave up my U2.com membership after they played here in 2009. For me I never found the site very good and used it only for presales. They tour once every 4 to 5 years so thats at least $200 i'd be paying for the presale opportunity. When they played Seattle in 2011 I went on Craigslist and scored 4 floor tickets at only $25 above cost for each. I went with 3 friends so for 1 concert ticket I paid $25 more then ticket price. If I retained my U2.com membership I would have paid $150 in the last 3 years. Now if U2 would make available old shows/dvds from the 80's/90's i'd probably be back in a flash.


But it'd be worth subscribing if you knew they were going to announce arena dates in Vancouver.



Last arena shows were in 2005. So if the next tour is an arena tour it will be about 10 years inbetween arena dates. Thats $500 in U2.com fees. Still not worth it in my opinion. If they announce an album/tour I may rejoin for a year just for the presales, but I won't stay unless they make massive improvements to the site.

For Springsteen I logged in the moment the tickets went on sale and was able to score tickets. For other sold out arena shows I've gone through Craigslist and got tickets for decent prices.
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I live in Vancouver and gave up my U2.com membership after they played here in 2009. For me I never found the site very good and used it only for presales. They tour once every 4 to 5 years so thats at least $200 i'd be paying for the presale opportunity. When they played Seattle in 2011 I went on Craigslist and scored 4 floor tickets at only $25 above cost for each. I went with 3 friends so for 1 concert ticket I paid $25 more then ticket price. If I retained my U2.com membership I would have paid $150 in the last 3 years. Now if U2 would make available old shows/dvds from the 80's/90's i'd probably be back in a flash.


But it'd be worth subscribing if you knew they were going to announce arena dates in Vancouver.



Last arena shows were in 2005. So if the next tour is an arena tour it will be about 10 years inbetween arena dates. Thats $500 in U2.com fees. Still not worth it in my opinion. If they announce an album/tour I may rejoin for a year just for the presales, but I won't stay unless they make massive improvements to the site.

For Springsteen I logged in the moment the tickets went on sale and was able to score tickets. For other sold out arena shows I've gone through Craigslist and got tickets for decent prices.

I may be mistaken But new subscribers If I remember correctly Do not get the same presale priority

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Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 26, 2012, 02:23:32 PM
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Ok so if I have this right:

It's easier to get tickets in SoCal because there are fewer available.

And

You would rather have fewer available in Manchester.



Tickets > real fans in southern Cal, which is why you find it easier to get tickets for arenas, which they play because there are fewer fans.

Since MCR has more fans, I'd rather U2 play arenas and stadiums to meet demand and to give real fans an opportunity to see them in an arena.  Why should many unreal fans get to see U2 in an arena in Southern Cal because there are fewer fans there, where as real fans in Manchester/NW England are more likely to have to see them in a stadium because there are more fans here?



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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on November 26, 2012, 02:27:09 PM
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Ok so if I have this right:

It's easier to get tickets in SoCal because there are fewer available.

And

You would rather have fewer available in Manchester.



Tickets > real fans in southern Cal, which is why you find it easier to get tickets for arenas, which they play because there are fewer fans.

Since MCR has more fans, I'd rather U2 play arenas and stadiums to meet demand and to give real fans an opportunity to see them in an arena.  Why should many unreal fans get to see U2 in an arena in Southern Cal because there are fewer fans there, where as real fans in Manchester/NW England are more likely to have to see them in a stadium because there are more fans here?


This would explain why its always hard for me to get tickets to U2, Springsteen, or any major band since NYC is about 30 minutes from where I live, and Metlife Stadium is 10 minutes from the city itself. Madison Square Garden is smack dab in the middle of the city.

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Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 26, 2012, 02:29:20 PM
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I live in Vancouver and gave up my U2.com membership after they played here in 2009. For me I never found the site very good and used it only for presales. They tour once every 4 to 5 years so thats at least $200 i'd be paying for the presale opportunity. When they played Seattle in 2011 I went on Craigslist and scored 4 floor tickets at only $25 above cost for each. I went with 3 friends so for 1 concert ticket I paid $25 more then ticket price. If I retained my U2.com membership I would have paid $150 in the last 3 years. Now if U2 would make available old shows/dvds from the 80's/90's i'd probably be back in a flash.


But it'd be worth subscribing if you knew they were going to announce arena dates in Vancouver.



Last arena shows were in 2005. So if the next tour is an arena tour it will be about 10 years inbetween arena dates. Thats $500 in U2.com fees. Still not worth it in my opinion. If they announce an album/tour I may rejoin for a year just for the presales, but I won't stay unless they make massive improvements to the site.

Of course I'd only join the site if there was an arena tour in the offing, but I've never been a member to date and wouldn't become a member for any other reason than the presales.

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For Springsteen (show is tonight!) I logged in the moment the tickets went on sale and was able to score tickets. For other sold out arena shows I've gone through Craigslist and got tickets for decent prices.

But that's in North America.  It's different in the UK.
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 26, 2012, 02:34:22 PM
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Ok so if I have this right:

It's easier to get tickets in SoCal because there are fewer available.

And

You would rather have fewer available in Manchester.



Tickets > real fans in southern Cal, which is why you find it easier to get tickets for arenas, which they play because there are fewer fans.

Since MCR has more fans, I'd rather U2 play arenas and stadiums to meet demand and to give real fans an opportunity to see them in an arena.  Why should many unreal fans get to see U2 in an arena in Southern Cal because there are fewer fans there, where as real fans in Manchester/NW England are more likely to have to see them in a stadium because there are more fans here?


This would explain why its always hard for me to get tickets to U2, Springsteen, or any major band since NYC is about 30 minutes from where I live, and Metlife Stadium is 10 minutes from the city itself. Madison Square Garden is smack dab in the middle of the city.



This is because NYC has a lot of real U2 and Springsteen fans.  If U2 only played, say, 5 arena shows in NYC on their next tour, it wouldn't meet demand.  This is why Springsteen - who respects his American fans - is playing both arena and stadium shows in the NYC/NJ region, to meet demand AND to give his real fans an opportunity to see him in an arena.  Bravo The Boss!

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Post by: charlottes_mouth on November 26, 2012, 02:37:17 PM
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If you think your only choices are presales or pay more than 2x we are obviously doing things drastically differently.

For a U2 show inside an arena???? Good luck the way you have been going about it. For a huge stadium show, then yes tickets would come more easily without paying the membership. A membership presale would be beneficial for the better seats IMO. But for an arena show with THIS BAND, I'll take my chances over and over again with my membership presale because they have been VERY kind to me. Very kind. :D (For example the Elevation and Vertigo Tours). $50 seats for front row=Thank you U2.com membership.

Not sure about this - I got a membership for the elevation tour and couldn't get a GA. Turns out I got one off ebay for less than the price of a subscription and ticket on u2.com. So I ended up with a useless subscription. You can get GA arena gigs even for massive bands if you wait until a few days before the gig.

I don't know how many other bands charge fans for a pre sale but it's a really unfair system IMO. Plus it's no deterrent to scalpers as they'll happily pay for a subscription if they can make a profit on the tickets. I would say it's just another revenue stream for U2.

All other U2 tours I've gotten tickets just fine without a pre sale.

Well you're one of lucky ones I guess :) But in southern california where I hail and I believe the demand is higher, you're taking a huge risk to wait "a couple days" before the show if you REALLY want to see the band. I know some have popped up or released on tickets sites even up to the day of the show but still taking that risk. I guess some are more willing to take then others. Again, my membership through the years has been very beneficial to me for presales. Any other stuff they offer is mindless to me. I'll take it thank you very much but from Propaganda to U2.com membership, I'll continue it.

I think the central question here is fairness. Is it fair to charge fans for a presale. U2.com has consistently disappointed fans with their free gifts and lets face it, most if not all of the music and video content is easily available elsewhere.

Springsteen although not quite as big as U2 has done arena and stadium shows with a free presale. It works perfectly well. If you take it from the position of it not being a deterent to scalpers either I can only assume it's just another way to make money from people.

I totally appreciate it can be hard to get arena tickets but its by no means a guarantee with a presale. I took out a subscription and didn't get tickets I wanted. This was around the time everyone complained and Larry wrote his 'open letter'. I'm not sure the last time Larry lived in the real world and how tight money can be for people. If I want one ticket for a show and have to buy a subscription to buy it I've ffectively paid double the face value for my concert ticket.

It's unfair and they should find a different fairer way of giving fans a chance. For instance why not make everyone who registers for a presale bring their credit card and identification to the show. That way they know scalpers aren't buying them. Make the presale a lottery and fans are given a fair and FREE way of being in with a chance. Other bands do this for arena shows so why not U2? It's less practical for stadium shows but tickets for stadium shows are much easier to come by.

Money, obviously.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on November 26, 2012, 02:40:54 PM
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Ok so if I have this right:

It's easier to get tickets in SoCal because there are fewer available.

And

You would rather have fewer available in Manchester.



Tickets > real fans in southern Cal, which is why you find it easier to get tickets for arenas, which they play because there are fewer fans.

Since MCR has more fans, I'd rather U2 play arenas and stadiums to meet demand and to give real fans an opportunity to see them in an arena.  Why should many unreal fans get to see U2 in an arena in Southern Cal because there are fewer fans there, where as real fans in Manchester/NW England are more likely to have to see them in a stadium because there are more fans here?


This would explain why its always hard for me to get tickets to U2, Springsteen, or any major band since NYC is about 30 minutes from where I live, and Metlife Stadium is 10 minutes from the city itself. Madison Square Garden is smack dab in the middle of the city.



This is because NYC has a lot of real U2 and Springsteen fans.  If U2 only played, say, 5 arena shows in NYC on their next tour, it wouldn't meet demand.  This is why Springsteen - who respects his American fans - is playing both arena and stadium shows in the NYC/NJ region, to meet demand AND to give his real fans an opportunity to see him in an arena.  Bravo The Boss!

What's surprising actually is that his arena shows had more well known songs that his stadium show I went to did, which is usually the opposite. I got a Born in the USA outtake that was never played live before, as well as two songs from Gary "US" Bonds.
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 26, 2012, 02:52:27 PM
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Ok so if I have this right:

It's easier to get tickets in SoCal because there are fewer available.

And

You would rather have fewer available in Manchester.



Tickets > real fans in southern Cal, which is why you find it easier to get tickets for arenas, which they play because there are fewer fans.

Since MCR has more fans, I'd rather U2 play arenas and stadiums to meet demand and to give real fans an opportunity to see them in an arena.  Why should many unreal fans get to see U2 in an arena in Southern Cal because there are fewer fans there, where as real fans in Manchester/NW England are more likely to have to see them in a stadium because there are more fans here?


This would explain why its always hard for me to get tickets to U2, Springsteen, or any major band since NYC is about 30 minutes from where I live, and Metlife Stadium is 10 minutes from the city itself. Madison Square Garden is smack dab in the middle of the city.



This is because NYC has a lot of real U2 and Springsteen fans.  If U2 only played, say, 5 arena shows in NYC on their next tour, it wouldn't meet demand.  This is why Springsteen - who respects his American fans - is playing both arena and stadium shows in the NYC/NJ region, to meet demand AND to give his real fans an opportunity to see him in an arena.  Bravo The Boss!

What's surprising actually is that his arena shows had more well known songs that his stadium show I went to did, which is usually the opposite. I got a Born in the USA outtake that was never played live before, as well as two songs from Gary "US" Bonds.

Bruce doesn't tailor his shows to the lowest common denominator like U2 do.  You get what you get on the night.  The thing is, I bet real Springsteen fans got a varied and satisfying show at the arena show you attended even if he played more well known songs.
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Post by: JTBaby on November 26, 2012, 02:59:13 PM
Clearly U2 should cut down on their workload. Instead of playing their usual 6 or so arena shows which sell out to phantom fans in socal they should be playing fewer shows.



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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on November 26, 2012, 03:12:11 PM
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Ok so if I have this right:

It's easier to get tickets in SoCal because there are fewer available.

And

You would rather have fewer available in Manchester.



Tickets > real fans in southern Cal, which is why you find it easier to get tickets for arenas, which they play because there are fewer fans.

Since MCR has more fans, I'd rather U2 play arenas and stadiums to meet demand and to give real fans an opportunity to see them in an arena.  Why should many unreal fans get to see U2 in an arena in Southern Cal because there are fewer fans there, where as real fans in Manchester/NW England are more likely to have to see them in a stadium because there are more fans here?


This would explain why its always hard for me to get tickets to U2, Springsteen, or any major band since NYC is about 30 minutes from where I live, and Metlife Stadium is 10 minutes from the city itself. Madison Square Garden is smack dab in the middle of the city.



This is because NYC has a lot of real U2 and Springsteen fans.  If U2 only played, say, 5 arena shows in NYC on their next tour, it wouldn't meet demand.  This is why Springsteen - who respects his American fans - is playing both arena and stadium shows in the NYC/NJ region, to meet demand AND to give his real fans an opportunity to see him in an arena.  Bravo The Boss!

What's surprising actually is that his arena shows had more well known songs that his stadium show I went to did, which is usually the opposite. I got a Born in the USA outtake that was never played live before, as well as two songs from Gary "US" Bonds.

Bruce doesn't tailor his shows to the lowest common denominator like U2 do.  You get what you get on the night.  The thing is, I bet real Springsteen fans got a varied and satisfying show at the arena show you attended even if he played more well known songs.

All his shows have a good amount of well known and rare songs whether in arenas or stadiums. I think the NJ stadium shows are an outlier because Bruce is basically playing in his homestate, and he can play whatever he feels like and still get a warm reaction.

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Clearly U2 should cut down on their workload. Instead of playing their usual 6 or so arena shows which sell out to phantom fans in socal they should be playing fewer shows.

Never understood why they decided to film Rose Bowl. Quiet concert video I've ever watched.

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Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 26, 2012, 03:18:15 PM
They should have filmed the Sheffield show.  Full of real fans.

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Post by: JTBaby on November 26, 2012, 03:18:26 PM
That's because U2 was utter crap that night.

Plus the place is just massive.

Many people couldn't get in till well after it started.

And many left early to get out of the humongous traffic problem which was about to ensue.

Plus by local standards it was bloody freezing.

Could not have chosen a worse place to film.

But that's U2, always looking for the big splash because a bigger shiny stage more shiny lights and more shiny people means they're better and more "relevant" than ever.
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Post by: Number1U2fan on November 26, 2012, 04:02:13 PM
I thought the Rose Bowl show and the dvd and the entire day was just that...a Beautiful Day!!!!  :) :) :) ;) :D ;D 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: THRILLHO on November 26, 2012, 04:43:45 PM
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Quiet concert video I've ever watched.

huh?

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I thought the Rose Bowl show and the dvd and the entire day was just that...a Beautiful Day!!!!  :) :) :) ;) :D ;D 8) 8) 8)

 uh.......  ::)

i agree Rose Bowl isn't a great show. in fact i only watched it once, when it came out. it doesn't have that replay factor of the other concert dvds
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Post by: _acrobat on November 26, 2012, 04:59:43 PM
Well I finally got around to listening to it; its actually not that bad. Better than I expected.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on November 26, 2012, 05:00:56 PM
Rose Bowl is probably better than Chicago and I'd certainly rank it as better than Slane although I know I'm basically alone there.

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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on November 26, 2012, 07:12:38 PM
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Quiet concert video I've ever watched.

huh?

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I thought the Rose Bowl show and the dvd and the entire day was just that...a Beautiful Day!!!!  :) :) :) ;) :D ;D 8) 8) 8)

 uh.......  ::)

i agree Rose Bowl isn't a great show. in fact i only watched it once, when it came out. it doesn't have that replay factor of the other concert dvds

I meant the crowd  :)