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Title: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: smee on August 17, 2013, 01:20:40 PM
Have you any regrets regarding u2?

I have a few.


among them are:

Not going to the Indoor Joshua Tree tour date in Glasgow, 3 days prior to the Big Outdoor gig....which i did go to.

Not looking after my Zoo Tv and Popmart Baseball caps i bought.

Not being able to remember pretty much any of my first ever u2 gig....on the Unforgettable Fire Tour. My memory of anything older than 10 mins is pretty sketchy at the best of times, but seriously, so poor is my recollection of that night, id honestly have been as well not going.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: THRILLHO on August 17, 2013, 01:24:01 PM
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Have you any regrets regarding u2?

I have a few.


among them are:

Not going to the Indoor Joshua Tree tour date in Glasgow, 3 days prior to the Big Outdoor gig....which i did go to.

Not looking after my Zoo Tv and Popmart Baseball caps i bought.

Not being able to remember pretty much any of my first ever u2 gig....on the Unforgettable Fire Tour. My memory of anything older than 10 mins is pretty sketchy at the best of times, but seriously, so poor is my recollection of that night, id honestly have been as well not going.

have you tired downloading the bootleg of the UF show you forgot? that might jog your memory.

my only regret is not tryin to see Popmart as i was 16 or 17 at the time
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Tumbling Dice on August 17, 2013, 01:25:55 PM
U2 playing too many stadiums on too many tours in Europe.

Not being a member of Propaganda in the early 90s and missing out of seeing a few Zoo TV indoor arena shows.

Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Belisama on August 17, 2013, 01:56:59 PM
Not going to see the exhibit in Cleveland a few years back.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: imaginary friend on August 17, 2013, 02:25:09 PM
none I can think of.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Siberian Tiger on August 17, 2013, 02:42:09 PM
Living on the wrong continent and completely missing out on the Elevation and Vertigo tours. Although I'm ok with it, as I consider the opportunity I had to go in Moscow a gift from God.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Droo on August 17, 2013, 03:07:20 PM
Getting tickets in the stands at Toronto 1 2009 rather than the floor. The claw leg blocked Bono from direct view for much of the show, and I would have loved to have been closer during songs like The Unforgettable Fire and Your Blue Room with the more hardcore fans rather than the ubercasual fans that were in my section.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: satellitedog01 on August 17, 2013, 05:23:06 PM
Perhaps not going to see Popmart in Vienna. I wasn't going to any other concerts either at the time but I was 17, so technically old enough... Had I friends who were also fans of the guys, I would've gone for sure though.

Other regrets? Going to Vertigo Munich, but not because of the show itself, more the circumstances.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: flopro on August 17, 2013, 06:39:15 PM
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Going to Vertigo Munich, but not because of the show itself, more the circumstances.

Can you tell more...?
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Starman on August 17, 2013, 07:08:03 PM
-Not going to see the Vertigo tour (granted, I was 10, but still).
-Not going to see 360 in DC or Baltimore (I'm so mad that I missed the 09 shows)
-Not fully preparing myself for GA in Philly
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: ZooClothes on August 17, 2013, 08:33:17 PM
Giving up a lot of U2 CD singles and bootlegs, the Lemon remixes, my Interference VHS, and POP on vinyl in a divorce.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: missey on August 17, 2013, 09:24:57 PM
Not going to the Brooklyn Bridge concert.  All I had to do was hop on the subway, but my boss was out of the office and I couldn't leave, idiot, I should have left anyway!

Not going to the Madison Square Garden shows right after 9/11.  My friend was supposed to get us tickets but took her brother instead, that's what I get for counting on someone else!


Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: THRILLHO on August 17, 2013, 09:26:22 PM
i guess i kind of a lil bit regret not even tryin to go to Vertigo. i was a lil to broke and wasn't really doing concerts in 05,06 that often. plus HTDAAB broke my spirit.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: mdmomof7 on August 17, 2013, 09:57:16 PM
Not seeing them live when we were both young!
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: HyperU2 on August 17, 2013, 11:00:36 PM
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Living on the wrong continent and completely missing out on the Elevation and Vertigo tours. Although I'm ok with it, as I consider the opportunity I had to go in Moscow a gift from God.

This for Lovetown.

Missing more Zoo shows than I would have if I wasn't in the military at the time.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: uplate6674 on August 18, 2013, 12:50:58 AM
Not going to a ZooTV tour.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: ian ryan on August 18, 2013, 01:31:42 AM
PopMart was in a town 40 miles away from me, but I was just getting into U2 and none of my friends would go, so I didn't see that tour. I'll be pi**ed off with myself forever for that. The one good thing that came out of it is that I'm completely willing to go to concerts by myself now. If friends don't come, their loss. I'll also regret not sticking around in Spain for as long as I could have to see 360 at San Sebastian. Had the tickets, went back to the US instead.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Jack@forte on August 18, 2013, 01:44:43 AM
Smee, I was at the Barrowlands 84 gig and my strongest memory is when bono walked out.I thought who is this wee imposter?I couldn't believe this was the same guy from UABRS.The gig itself I kind of remember.I was right at the front as we had queued from nine in the morning with tickets just to get to the front(kind of regret that).actually wish we were further back so we could jump about a bit more.I don't bother too much about remembering gigs...it's all about enjoying the moment.
I was at the secc gigs and Murrayfield too.They were awesome gigs(not trying to rub it in!).
My biggest regret is not holding on to my tshirts from the eighties in particular.I've held on to my Croke park 87 one but it's not the best (white gone yellow!).i had some pretty cool ones I could still squeeze into at a stretch :-)
Cheers

UP
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: satellitedog01 on August 18, 2013, 02:58:25 AM
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Going to Vertigo Munich, but not because of the show itself, more the circumstances.

Can you tell more...?

:-) Sie sind ein gnadenlose Monster, herr Pro... It was a series of unlucky coincidences that added up to a catastrophic experience. We travelled to München the night before the concert to line up early in the morning. So we drove 8 hours, then lined up another 8 and through various mishaps I ended up separated from my friends (just a few people behind) and lost my earlybird wristband to theft from another fan, so I couldn't get up front to the stage, while my friends got lucky in that respect. Also because my line at the entrance was about five times as slow as the rest due to some overzealous security people, I watched in agony as the crowd who got there hours after me rushed past. They also started thoroughly checking the printed signs I took with me (had some U2 related one-liners and the main point of which was to help me get onstage to play an acoustic Satellite of Love with the guys), so to get in quicker I just threw it away, since it was already too late for me to be close enough to the stage thanks to them...

Eventually I got in, to an already half filled GA floor (after being roughly the fifth people in line, and after a similar incident at the Wroczlaw show in Poland a month before, but that was due to bad organization).
I got pi**ed off left the stadium and spent the the rest of the wait taking a nice long walk in the Olympia Park. When I got back I don't know why (had a wristband on) but they didn't let me back in on the floor, also confiscated my deodorant :-) so I got stuck on the uppermost, entrance circle of the Olympic Stadium (for non Germans the stadium is built like an amphitheater sunk into the green hills, yes it's pretty).

The only positives were watching the band arrive behind the stage (since you could walk around the stage at the top, and watching the show from the opposite end of the venue where the lightshow was quite nice.

To add insult to injury Bono pulled up a guy to play with them (who wasn't even the guy he wanted to get on stage, but the guy next to that guy, and the guy who Bono originally signalled to went to the previous shows to make it onstage, imagine how he must have felt) and he butchered Party Girl, the most boring of their acoustic songs.

Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Domenico of Lovetown on August 18, 2013, 05:44:29 AM
Back in 1993 my friends and I discussed the possibility of heading over to the UK to catch some Zooropa shows.  Should have done it.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: kango on August 18, 2013, 09:51:18 AM
- Becoming a serious fan as the Elevation Tour was underway. Wished I'd had the chance to see an arena show.
- Being too bogged down in uni work and other problems to know the U2 By U2 book signing was going ahead in London. At least this saved me from the possibility of coming face to face with them all together and making an idiot of myself. 
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: flopro on August 18, 2013, 11:42:03 AM
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Going to Vertigo Munich, but not because of the show itself, more the circumstances.

Can you tell more...?

:-) Sie sind ein gnadenlose Monster, herr Pro... It was a series of unlucky coincidences that added up to a catastrophic experience. We travelled to München the night before the concert to line up early in the morning. So we drove 8 hours, then lined up another 8 and through various mishaps I ended up separated from my friends (just a few people behind) and lost my earlybird wristband to theft from another fan, so I couldn't get up front to the stage, while my friends got lucky in that respect. Also because my line at the entrance was about five times as slow as the rest due to some overzealous security people, I watched in agony as the crowd who got there hours after me rushed past. They also started thoroughly checking the printed signs I took with me (had some U2 related one-liners and the main point of which was to help me get onstage to play an acoustic Satellite of Love with the guys), so to get in quicker I just threw it away, since it was already too late for me to be close enough to the stage thanks to them...

Eventually I got in, to an already half filled GA floor (after being roughly the fifth people in line, and after a similar incident at the Wroczlaw show in Poland a month before, but that was due to bad organization).
I got pi**ed off left the stadium and spent the the rest of the wait taking a nice long walk in the Olympia Park. When I got back I don't know why (had a wristband on) but they didn't let me back in on the floor, also confiscated my deodorant :-) so I got stuck on the uppermost, entrance circle of the Olympic Stadium (for non Germans the stadium is built like an amphitheater sunk into the green hills, yes it's pretty).

The only positives were watching the band arrive behind the stage (since you could walk around the stage at the top, and watching the show from the opposite end of the venue where the lightshow was quite nice.

To add insult to injury Bono pulled up a guy to play with them (who wasn't even the guy he wanted to get on stage, but the guy next to that guy, and the guy who Bono originally signalled to went to the previous shows to make it onstage, imagine how he must have felt) and he butchered Party Girl, the most boring of their acoustic songs.

Wow.....
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: dirtdrybonesandstone on August 18, 2013, 11:55:53 AM
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PopMart was in a town 40 miles away from me, but I was just getting into U2 and none of my friends would go, so I didn't see that tour. I'll be pi**ed off with myself forever for that. The one good thing that came out of it is that I'm completely willing to go to concerts by myself now. If friends don't come, their loss. I'll also regret not sticking around in Spain for as long as I could have to see 360 at San Sebastian. Had the tickets, went back to the US instead.

I couldn't get my wife to go see Popmart.   I went by myself and had a better time than the previous tour..  Popmart was their best tour IMO, even though I didn't think Pop was that good.   You missed a good one.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: rubbersoul on August 18, 2013, 12:22:44 PM
In 1991 I haven't bought the hungarian vinyl realese of Achtung Baby.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: satellitedog01 on August 18, 2013, 12:29:33 PM
Ha, I'm Hungarian and didn't know there was a local pressing of the vinyl. I got mine, a German pressing in Berlin.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Belisama on August 19, 2013, 08:53:01 AM
DG reminded me of this the other day. . . my first U2 show was on the Boy tour. A rather small gig. My boyfriend and I were underage, hanging in a club with fake IDs. He was a U2 fan, I was not. He wanted to meet the band after the show but we were intimidated by the largely gay audience (shocking for two kids from the burbs) and the dozen or so people milling about the band after the show, so we left. Probably the last time U2 had that small a group of people around them!
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Droo on August 19, 2013, 09:24:48 AM
U2 had a gay following in the early days? Or were they playing a gay venue?
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Miami66 on August 19, 2013, 09:32:25 AM
not getting to see them on the Vertigo Tour, their ONLY Appearance in Nebraska  :'(  :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: hrsan on August 19, 2013, 11:21:19 AM
Missed TUF tour.  Half of my school went and to this day they say it was the best concert they've ever been to.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Belisama on August 19, 2013, 11:23:00 AM
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U2 had a gay following in the early days? Or were they playing a gay venue?

They had a pretty big/mainly gay following. This was when they were still considered punk and it went with the territory. At least it did in Philly at the time. From what I have seen at shows after they still have a pretty large gay fan base.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Starman on August 19, 2013, 11:33:29 AM
^I've heard that the Boy album cover was part of the reason behind the gay following
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: THRILLHO on August 19, 2013, 11:34:57 AM
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^I've heard that the Boy album cover was part of the reason behind the gay following

and that's why the USA release got changed to the stretched out silhouettes of the 4 band members
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Belisama on August 19, 2013, 11:39:03 AM
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^I've heard that the Boy album cover was part of the reason behind the gay following

and that's why the USA release got changed to the stretched out silhouettes of the 4 band members

U2's US audience had yet to be defined. This was of course pre-October, etc. The US punk scene absorbed a lot of the gay audience that felt the loss of disco. I remember very mixed audiences for a lot of punk bands when I was into the scene as a teen. The mix of music styles and fans was wildly vibrant and exciting.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on August 19, 2013, 11:40:05 AM
Not appreciating my 360 show enough  :'(
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Droo on August 19, 2013, 03:07:56 PM
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^I've heard that the Boy album cover was part of the reason behind the gay following

Uh.....gay people aren't pedophiles. Try again.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Starman on August 19, 2013, 03:14:11 PM

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^I've heard that the Boy album cover was part of the reason behind the gay following

Uh.....gay people aren't pedophiles. Try again.

I know, but I had heard that that could have contributed to it.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Droo on August 19, 2013, 03:30:38 PM
Well, that's stupid.

The album cover was changed out of fears of pedophilia accusations, but nowhere have I ever seen it suggested that a shirtless child would lead to a gay following. The suggestion is incredibly offensive.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: THRILLHO on August 19, 2013, 03:43:47 PM
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^I've heard that the Boy album cover was part of the reason behind the gay following

Uh.....gay people aren't pedophiles. Try again.

I know, but I had heard that that could have contributed to it.

Yea I've heard this too. I was surprised about the gay/pedophilia connection it seemed like a stretch but it was talked about as a fear.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: EnduringChill on August 19, 2013, 04:56:30 PM
I read this on Wikipedia earlier this summer:

The album's sexual overtones led to its enthusiastic acceptance by gays in American gay clubs shortly after its release. Bono commented on this phenomenon, saying, "First of all we started out and made Boy, which is a sexual LP, and we changed the cover in America to stop any concern there might be about paedophilia and the like, because it was our first album. But import copies got in and, as you know, in America a lot of music is broken in gay clubs and so we had a gay audience, a lot of people who were convinced the music was specifically for them. So there was a misconception if you like."

Awkward...
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: EnduringChill on August 19, 2013, 04:58:33 PM
Oh, and U2-related regrets? Not meeting Sama at Baltimore, not being a U2 fan when they came to my state on 360...
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Johnny Feathers on August 19, 2013, 05:18:10 PM
I always wished I would have bought the tourbook at the Outside Broadcast show I saw.  I had one from the indoor leg, but the graphics were different in the Outside version.  A minor one, but there you go.

Also, while I got to see Bono up close before the show, I technically didn't get to shake his hand.  Wished I had.

Oh, and not that I ever would have gone to a different show, but when I found out he ordered 100 pizzas for the crowd at the show AFTER mine, I wished I had seen that, or that he would have done something more notable at the show I attended.  Both Zoo TV shows were great, mind you--he just didn't do anything in either of them that was particularly noteworthy.

Otherwise?  I skipped the 2nd time 360 came through, after being disappointed with the first one.  I suppose I wish I saw the second rather than the first, since they focused more on the AB material I liked.  Though I did get to see Your Blue Room, which was cool.  As was Ultraviolet.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: THRILLHO on August 19, 2013, 05:35:11 PM
Wait were 100 pizzas actually delivered ?
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Belisama on August 19, 2013, 05:35:48 PM
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Oh, and U2-related regrets? Not meeting Sama at Baltimore, not being a U2 fan when they came to my state on 360...

I too regret not meeting EC in Baltimore. Luckily that was one U2 regret we got to correct recently. :)
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Johnny Feathers on August 19, 2013, 05:40:15 PM
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Wait were 100 pizzas actually delivered ?

I don't think they made 100, but the shop made as many as they could and delivered them to the venue later in the show, I believe.  It was a pretty amazing incident, which I think was even reported by MTV at the time.  The book detailing U2's live shows has a bit on it as well.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: THRILLHO on August 19, 2013, 06:10:49 PM
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Wait were 100 pizzas actually delivered ?

I don't think they made 100, but the shop made as many as they could and delivered them to the venue later in the show, I believe.  It was a pretty amazing incident, which I think was even reported by MTV at the time.  The book detailing U2's live shows has a bit on it as well.

Yea I figure they wouldn't be able to make enough or took the call as a hoax and never bothered. What show was it? And what book do you mean?
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 19, 2013, 06:49:00 PM
Not chatting with MG more at Nashvegas  :P
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on August 19, 2013, 07:09:16 PM
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Oh, and U2-related regrets? Not meeting Sama at Baltimore, not being a U2 fan when they came to my state on 360...

I too regret not meeting EC in Baltimore. Luckily that was one U2 regret we got to correct recently. :)

I wish I had met up with people too
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: THRILLHO on August 19, 2013, 07:23:14 PM
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Oh, and U2-related regrets? Not meeting Sama at Baltimore, not being a U2 fan when they came to my state on 360...

I too regret not meeting EC in Baltimore. Luckily that was one U2 regret we got to correct recently. :)

I wish I had met up with people too

I was gonna meet mg at Denver but that didn't happen. I wonder how many people on this board have met up?
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on August 19, 2013, 09:07:07 PM
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Oh, and U2-related regrets? Not meeting Sama at Baltimore, not being a U2 fan when they came to my state on 360...

I too regret not meeting EC in Baltimore. Luckily that was one U2 regret we got to correct recently. :)

I wish I had met up with people too

I was gonna meet mg at Denver but that didn't happen. I wonder how many people on this board have met up?

I met MG and Matt in Denver! I met Jo in Minneapolis and met Lori when I drove through on the way to Minneapolis.

Plus I met Beli, Jab, and Faris at the U2 Conference (as well as Matt and various others). And MG joined us for the UF show at the Hard Rock.

I plan on meeting up with my friends and many others on the upcoming tour. I highly recommend it!
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on August 19, 2013, 09:08:41 PM
Becoming way too much of a fangirl , at one time, instead of just staying a true fan. That's when you stop, back off and re-evaluate, then you refocus your fandom.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: THRILLHO on August 19, 2013, 09:11:00 PM
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Oh, and U2-related regrets? Not meeting Sama at Baltimore, not being a U2 fan when they came to my state on 360...

I too regret not meeting EC in Baltimore. Luckily that was one U2 regret we got to correct recently. :)

I wish I had met up with people too

I was gonna meet mg at Denver but that didn't happen. I wonder how many people on this board have met up?

I met MG and Matt in Denver! I met Jo in Minneapolis and met Lori when I drove through on the way to Minneapolis.

Plus I met Beli, Jab, and Faris at the U2 Conference (as well as Matt and various others). And MG joined us for the UF show at the Hard Rock.

I plan on meeting up with my friends and many others on the upcoming tour. I highly recommend it!

i was all for it, but like i said it just dindt happen. i guess i missed out on meeting alot of people at that show.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Belisama on August 19, 2013, 09:16:31 PM
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Oh, and U2-related regrets? Not meeting Sama at Baltimore, not being a U2 fan when they came to my state on 360...

I too regret not meeting EC in Baltimore. Luckily that was one U2 regret we got to correct recently. :)

I wish I had met up with people too

I was gonna meet mg at Denver but that didn't happen. I wonder how many people on this board have met up?

A lot. I am not sure I can list all the forum members I have met. I have enjoyed meeting each and every one and have learned so much from each person and each meeting. We are an awesome group.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 19, 2013, 09:18:16 PM
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Oh, and U2-related regrets? Not meeting Sama at Baltimore, not being a U2 fan when they came to my state on 360...

I too regret not meeting EC in Baltimore. Luckily that was one U2 regret we got to correct recently. :)

I wish I had met up with people too

I was gonna meet mg at Denver but that didn't happen. I wonder how many people on this board have met up?

A lot. I am not sure I can list all the forum members I have met. I have enjoyed meeting each and every one and have learned so much from each person and each meeting. We are an awesome group.
and you still haven't met ME yet.  :P
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: THRILLHO on August 19, 2013, 09:19:15 PM
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Oh, and U2-related regrets? Not meeting Sama at Baltimore, not being a U2 fan when they came to my state on 360...

I too regret not meeting EC in Baltimore. Luckily that was one U2 regret we got to correct recently. :)

I wish I had met up with people too

I was gonna meet mg at Denver but that didn't happen. I wonder how many people on this board have met up?

A lot. I am not sure I can list all the forum members I have met. I have enjoyed meeting each and every one and have learned so much from each person and each meeting. We are an awesome group.
and you still haven't met ME yet.  :P

KENNING! did you also avoid meeting the @lmighty at Denver???????
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 19, 2013, 09:21:36 PM
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Oh, and U2-related regrets? Not meeting Sama at Baltimore, not being a U2 fan when they came to my state on 360...

I too regret not meeting EC in Baltimore. Luckily that was one U2 regret we got to correct recently. :)

I wish I had met up with people too

I was gonna meet mg at Denver but that didn't happen. I wonder how many people on this board have met up?

A lot. I am not sure I can list all the forum members I have met. I have enjoyed meeting each and every one and have learned so much from each person and each meeting. We are an awesome group.
and you still haven't met ME yet.  :P

KENNING! did you also avoid meeting the @lmighty at Denver???????
lol no. That was to Beli  :P

I only went to Nashvegas
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: THRILLHO on August 19, 2013, 09:22:49 PM
is DS so detestable that the whole stadium turned their backs to him???
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 19, 2013, 09:23:11 PM
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is DS so detestable that the whole stadium turned their backs to him???
they were jealous of his music collection
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: THRILLHO on August 19, 2013, 09:24:22 PM
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is DS so detestable that the whole stadium turned their backs to him???
they were jealous of his music collection

the final puzzle piece falls into place! now it all makes sense
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Droo on August 19, 2013, 09:43:18 PM
Y'all need to come to a Canadian show on the next tour and meet me. I don't care for feeling left out of this little club of yours. :P
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on August 19, 2013, 09:45:47 PM
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Oh, and U2-related regrets? Not meeting Sama at Baltimore, not being a U2 fan when they came to my state on 360...

I too regret not meeting EC in Baltimore. Luckily that was one U2 regret we got to correct recently. :)

I wish I had met up with people too

I was gonna meet mg at Denver but that didn't happen. I wonder how many people on this board have met up?

A lot. I am not sure I can list all the forum members I have met. I have enjoyed meeting each and every one and have learned so much from each person and each meeting. We are an awesome group.
and you still haven't met ME yet.  :P

I feel the same way Ken
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: THRILLHO on August 19, 2013, 09:50:10 PM
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Y'all need to come to a Canadian show on the next tour and meet me. I don't care for feeling left out of this little club of yours. :P

or maybe like 5 people will be at your show and not meet you. THATS the club im in lol
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Droo on August 19, 2013, 09:51:14 PM
At least you have shows you shared. I've been all by my lonesome up here. :'(
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on August 19, 2013, 09:59:52 PM
So what this means is -

1) must go to one Canadian show to meet up with Droo
2) must make sure everyone announces their tour schedule so that we can plan our meet ups!

I already have my Chicago tour stop planned and they haven't even announced a tour yet. (I'll be at a Denver show too) So now everyone knows that I will be at Chicago and Denver.  ;D
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: THRILLHO on August 19, 2013, 10:06:21 PM
i almost never need to leave TX to go to shows, i mean i get that i can travel and see them but i don't have that kind of money so i stick to Dallas/Oklahoma shows
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Starman on August 20, 2013, 12:20:46 AM
Pittsburgh, anyone?
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: _acrobat on August 20, 2013, 06:34:14 AM
Cleveland! (Will not miss U2 this time around.)
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: EnduringChill on August 20, 2013, 06:56:10 AM
I hope they book a date in Charlottesville again. If not, maybe Baltimore or Annapolis (if they play anywhere in Maryland) or possibly New York (because my sister saw Muse at Madison Square Garden, so obviously traveling for your favorite band is a possibility). Has U2 ever played in North Carolina, the other closest state?
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Johnny Feathers on August 20, 2013, 07:32:16 AM
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Wait were 100 pizzas actually delivered ?

I don't think they made 100, but the shop made as many as they could and delivered them to the venue later in the show, I believe.  It was a pretty amazing incident, which I think was even reported by MTV at the time.  The book detailing U2's live shows has a bit on it as well.

Yea I figure they wouldn't be able to make enough or took the call as a hoax and never bothered. What show was it? And what book do you mean?

It was the Detroit stop of the indoor Zoo TV leg.

The book I'm referring to is this one, though mine is an earlier edition put out after the Zoo TV Tour:  http://www.amazon.com/U2-Live-A-Concert-Documentary/dp/0711991987
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on August 20, 2013, 08:33:27 AM
Well based on what you guys are saying I might be able to meet up with Star and acrobat  :)
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: EnduringChill on August 20, 2013, 09:07:14 AM
If everyone goes to Pittsburgh or Philly, like last tour, I might have to convince my mom to take me there.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: horizon on August 20, 2013, 09:11:14 AM
My grandparents live in Philly, hmmmmm...
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Belisama on August 20, 2013, 10:50:55 AM
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I hope they book a date in Charlottesville again. If not, maybe Baltimore or Annapolis (if they play anywhere in Maryland) or possibly New York (because my sister saw Muse at Madison Square Garden, so obviously traveling for your favorite band is a possibility). Has U2 ever played in North Carolina, the other closest state?

Annapolis is too small for them, honey. But fingers crossed for a clse venue. You know we will take you.

U2 played Raleigh on 360-- the conference was held there at the same time.
Title: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Starman on August 20, 2013, 11:01:26 AM
I'm still amazed that U2 played Baltimore on 360. I never would have thought that they would have done well there, though I guess since it is near DC and it had been almost 2 years since the DC show in 09, that helped.
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Well based on what you guys are saying I might be able to meet up with Star and acrobat  :)

MG is from Cleveland as well. I plan on going to see them in Cleveland next time.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on August 20, 2013, 12:01:37 PM
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I'm still amazed that U2 played Baltimore on 360. I never would have thought that they would have done well there, though I guess since it is near DC and it had been almost 2 years since the DC show in 09, that helped.
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Well based on what you guys are saying I might be able to meet up with Star and acrobat  :)

MG is from Cleveland as well. I plan on going to see them in Cleveland next time.

Oh, sweet!
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Belisama on August 20, 2013, 01:00:37 PM
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I'm still amazed that U2 played Baltimore on 360. I never would have thought that they would have done well there, though I guess since it is near DC and it had been almost 2 years since the DC show in 09, that helped.
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Well based on what you guys are saying I might be able to meet up with Star and acrobat  :)

MG is from Cleveland as well. I plan on going to see them in Cleveland next time.

Starman,

One of the best U2 shows I have ever seen was in Baltimore. And that is saying a lot! I saw a post 9/11 Elevation show in Baltimore and I cannot begin to describe how moving it was. The crowd loved it. Bono even did the whole "pull a guy up from the audience and let him play with the band" routine. It was epic. We all left the arena singing 40.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: EnduringChill on August 20, 2013, 03:57:28 PM
I didn't know about Raleigh.... that's cool. And DC slipped my mind, but I would so try to make it there.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on August 20, 2013, 05:27:37 PM
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I'm still amazed that U2 played Baltimore on 360. I never would have thought that they would have done well there, though I guess since it is near DC and it had been almost 2 years since the DC show in 09, that helped.
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Well based on what you guys are saying I might be able to meet up with Star and acrobat  :)

MG is from Cleveland as well. I plan on going to see them in Cleveland next time.

Starman,

One of the best U2 shows I have ever seen was in Baltimore. And that is saying a lot! I saw a post 9/11 Elevation show in Baltimore and I cannot begin to describe how moving it was. The crowd loved it. Bono even did the whole "pull a guy up from the audience and let him play with the band" routine. It was epic. We all left the arena singing 40.

Ugh, that sounds so amazing!!  :D
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Belisama on August 20, 2013, 07:01:46 PM
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I'm still amazed that U2 played Baltimore on 360. I never would have thought that they would have done well there, though I guess since it is near DC and it had been almost 2 years since the DC show in 09, that helped.
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Well based on what you guys are saying I might be able to meet up with Star and acrobat  :)

MG is from Cleveland as well. I plan on going to see them in Cleveland next time.

Starman,

One of the best U2 shows I have ever seen was in Baltimore. And that is saying a lot! I saw a post 9/11 Elevation show in Baltimore and I cannot begin to describe how moving it was. The crowd loved it. Bono even did the whole "pull a guy up from the audience and let him play with the band" routine. It was epic. We all left the arena singing 40.

Ugh, that sounds so amazing!!  :D

It rates as one of my top 5 U2 shows ever.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Starman on August 20, 2013, 09:53:56 PM

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I'm still amazed that U2 played Baltimore on 360. I never would have thought that they would have done well there, though I guess since it is near DC and it had been almost 2 years since the DC show in 09, that helped.
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Well based on what you guys are saying I might be able to meet up with Star and acrobat  :)

MG is from Cleveland as well. I plan on going to see them in Cleveland next time.

Starman,

One of the best U2 shows I have ever seen was in Baltimore. And that is saying a lot! I saw a post 9/11 Elevation show in Baltimore and I cannot begin to describe how moving it was. The crowd loved it. Bono even did the whole "pull a guy up from the audience and let him play with the band" routine. It was epic. We all left the arena singing 40.

Ugh, that sounds so amazing!!  :D

Agreed
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: julesport on August 20, 2013, 10:16:47 PM
Getting stuck in traffic and missing the chance to meet young U2 - TUF
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on August 21, 2013, 04:05:04 PM
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I'm still amazed that U2 played Baltimore on 360. I never would have thought that they would have done well there, though I guess since it is near DC and it had been almost 2 years since the DC show in 09, that helped.
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Well based on what you guys are saying I might be able to meet up with Star and acrobat  :)

MG is from Cleveland as well. I plan on going to see them in Cleveland next time.

Starman,

One of the best U2 shows I have ever seen was in Baltimore. And that is saying a lot! I saw a post 9/11 Elevation show in Baltimore and I cannot begin to describe how moving it was. The crowd loved it. Bono even did the whole "pull a guy up from the audience and let him play with the band" routine. It was epic. We all left the arena singing 40.

Ugh, that sounds so amazing!!  :D

It rates as one of my top 5 U2 shows ever.

Heck, I'd give just to have seen over 5 U2 shows!!
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: Belisama on August 21, 2013, 04:36:40 PM
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I'm still amazed that U2 played Baltimore on 360. I never would have thought that they would have done well there, though I guess since it is near DC and it had been almost 2 years since the DC show in 09, that helped.
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Well based on what you guys are saying I might be able to meet up with Star and acrobat  :)

MG is from Cleveland as well. I plan on going to see them in Cleveland next time.

Starman,

One of the best U2 shows I have ever seen was in Baltimore. And that is saying a lot! I saw a post 9/11 Elevation show in Baltimore and I cannot begin to describe how moving it was. The crowd loved it. Bono even did the whole "pull a guy up from the audience and let him play with the band" routine. It was epic. We all left the arena singing 40.

Ugh, that sounds so amazing!!  :D

It rates as one of my top 5 U2 shows ever.

Heck, I'd give just to have seen over 5 U2 shows!!

The advantage of being an "older" fan.
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: larrylove on August 23, 2013, 05:01:31 AM
Not seeing them before 1987
Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: guanabana on August 23, 2013, 08:42:17 AM
I regret not seeing a second Popmart show, i had a chance to go to the Seattle show.

I regret the $12 I spent on HTDAAB

I regret not being uber rich and not being able to go to a Lovetown show.



Title: Re: Your u2 related regrets?
Post by: theocean on August 23, 2013, 01:59:12 PM
Moving to so. california the same year that U2 played again in Albany at
SUNY campus and i wasnt there...it was one of those times when Bono climbed the stage rigging...
darn it... >:(