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Title: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: The Bonzo on January 26, 2015, 10:12:19 AM
U2.com/I&ETour

Looks very intimate..
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Post by: Peter Parker on January 26, 2015, 10:14:16 AM
Link dont work!
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Post by: Aprilshack on January 26, 2015, 12:27:19 PM
Damn, dying to see this!
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Post by: bbison on January 26, 2015, 12:30:55 PM
Very interesting. If that's the case, they certainly didn't sell tickets based on center court/center ice being the best available. There was a definite bias toward end-stage/b-stage like the San Jose map that's still on the SAP Center website.
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Post by: m2 on January 26, 2015, 12:34:47 PM
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Very interesting. If that's the case, they certainly didn't sell tickets based on center court/center ice being the best available. There was a definite bias toward end-stage/b-stage like the San Jose map that's still on the SAP Center website.

I wonder if most of the lower bowl seats near the center of venues have been set aside for the travel and VIP packages. The wording on U2.com starts with "Best seats in the house..."
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Post by: hibricc on January 26, 2015, 12:40:29 PM
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Very interesting. If that's the case, they certainly didn't sell tickets based on center court/center ice being the best available. There was a definite bias toward end-stage/b-stage like the San Jose map that's still on the SAP Center website.

I wonder if most of the lower bowl seats near the center of venues have been set aside for the travel and VIP packages. The wording on U2.com starts with "Best seats in the house..."

I think that's partly true, Matt.  But the $600 VIP packages were skewed to one end of the arena.  And bbison is correct, there was a bias in pricing between one end of the arena and the other.  Boston lowers on the end we thought was the b-stage were/are available as part of a $240 "party" package, but there weren't any of those available on the opposite end (so we assumed those were "rear stage").  And what to make of the Red Zone placement now?  Very strange....
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Post by: fa.kelly on January 26, 2015, 12:48:19 PM
I for one can not wait... It's gonna be a great show what ever the stage design.. Will be great to hear all new songs live ...
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Post by: Waffles on January 26, 2015, 01:04:56 PM
So then nothing like the invisible stage? Sigh. Foo fighters basic circle was kinda boring.
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Post by: soloyan on January 26, 2015, 01:16:06 PM
It would make sense regarding the pricing charts we saw. I'd say it's good news regarding the cat.2 tickets I got. No rear view. I don't mind a side view, it's ok.
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Post by: promans on January 26, 2015, 01:50:45 PM
I a whole break down of the San Jose seating chart:  http://sapcenter.s3.amazonaws.com/img/U2-Seating-Chart.jpg

The b-stage is across the arena
The Red Zone is listed to have 50 people per section at the foot of the b-stage.
The blue line across the 'cat walk' is dotted, then solid above the regular seating. We believe this to be some sort of display. Either drop down, roll up, or otherwise. The pricing on the second just above the b-stage makes it such that you can't see the big display likely.
The floor is listed to be 1506 and 2112 people, I am guessing thats the GA floor capacity for San Jose. (your venue size will vary by size)
Also of note is the audio control gray box and video control gray box about one section up.

So the question is- what is the big screen going to look like in the middle? I was venturing a cross between Dallas Stadium and a movable PopMart screen or maybe like the one in the Invisible video.

Phil
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Post by: Waffles on January 26, 2015, 02:04:01 PM
I thought San Jose is incorrect?
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Post by: Rômulo on January 26, 2015, 02:28:58 PM
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www.u2.com/i&e2015

U2.com has just uploaded the presentation for the Innocence & Experience 2015 Tour Stage Design just they like this with the 360.

As predicted the whole stage in the middle - no end stage

Its going to be amazing.. The double sided screen looks insane

How did you discover this link?
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Post by: Rômulo on January 26, 2015, 03:00:01 PM
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Randomly went to U2.com it was on the homepage..

Hmmmm, interesting! It's matter of days!
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Post by: zbych on January 26, 2015, 03:06:58 PM
Did you check your cache files of the browser? Maybe there is a bit of innocence in your files?
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Post by: SlyDanner on January 26, 2015, 05:03:42 PM
I'm not sure I want to see it. Looking forward to the surprise.
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Post by: keaton on January 27, 2015, 01:48:14 AM
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the interactive presentation also showed a mini orchestra to the right of the stage

An orchestra? As in strings and stuff?
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Post by: briscoetheque on January 27, 2015, 04:16:23 AM
You mean a small orchestra, or a regular-sized orchestra made up entirely of dwarfs and midgets?

We need these details.
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Post by: J_Rock321 on January 27, 2015, 04:51:01 AM
Is this it?


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Post by: Sloanish on January 27, 2015, 11:35:45 AM
Pretty sure someone isn't being truthful here.
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Post by: Smithy on January 27, 2015, 11:37:53 AM
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Pretty sure someone isn't being truthful here.

I agree, I cant see any reason for U2.com to post the stage setup and then take it down immediately after. Not to mention it seems that no one anywhere else in the world has either said they have seen it nor taken a screenshot of it.
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Post by: dionna17 on January 27, 2015, 12:25:43 PM
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Very interesting. If that's the case, they certainly didn't sell tickets based on center court/center ice being the best available. There was a definite bias toward end-stage/b-stage like the San Jose map that's still on the SAP Center website.

I wonder if most of the lower bowl seats near the center of venues have been set aside for the travel and VIP packages. The wording on U2.com starts with "Best seats in the house..."

I think that's partly true, Matt.  But the $600 VIP packages were skewed to one end of the arena.  And bbison is correct, there was a bias in pricing between one end of the arena and the other.  Boston lowers on the end we thought was the b-stage were/are available as part of a $240 "party" package, but there weren't any of those available on the opposite end (so we assumed those were "rear stage").  And what to make of the Red Zone placement now?  Very strange....

I am going to the July 18th MSG show and Section 107 is dead center and mine is VIP.
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Post by: SlyDanner on January 27, 2015, 12:54:49 PM
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Pretty sure someone isn't being truthful here.

I agree, I cant see any reason for U2.com to post the stage setup and then take it down immediately after. Not to mention it seems that no one anywhere else in the world has either said they have seen it nor taken a screenshot of it.

why would he lie about it?  to gain fame and fortune amongst the anonymous forum fans?

it's not uncommon at all for companies/organizations to mistakenly publish information they never intended to make public on their websites.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: mdmomof7 on January 27, 2015, 01:01:19 PM
I think it's a bit harsh to accuse someone of such a post.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 27, 2015, 02:00:01 PM
Whatever the stage may be, as long as I have a view where I can see the band that isn't obstructed in any way, I'm all good.

I'm going to guess they made sure of this.
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Post by: lorijane on January 27, 2015, 02:24:25 PM
It's U2.com, where the right hand never seems to know what the left hand is doing. I can imagine someone prematurely posting something that hadn't  been approved by the powers that be, and it being taken down.
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Post by: giggmann on January 27, 2015, 04:36:30 PM


after the 360 show...did you hang around during the take down of the stage...and see all these little people climbing down from the legs of the claw?

they must have been there the whole show!!
[/quote] 

Each corner of the claw had a spotlight operator strapped into a chair who was hoisted up about half an hour before the band came on. I know that some of these were lorry drivers for the touring production , as we had a beer the night before the Paris shows  and they were in the pub and we ended up talking.
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Post by: BalconyTV on January 27, 2015, 06:05:27 PM
The mini orchestra bit is frustrating.

Again, I really want to see U2 play. Not Bono and Edge plus mini orchestra.

Hmmmm...
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Post by: octoberreckoning on January 27, 2015, 06:29:33 PM
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The mini orchestra bit is frustrating.

Again, I really want to see U2 play. Not Bono and Edge plus mini orchestra.


Agreed. No thanks to Burt Bacharach mode. ELP tried it on their Works tour. Epic fail.
Is this rock & roll?!?!?
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Post by: mdmomof7 on January 27, 2015, 06:39:20 PM
I brought compact binoculars to 360 and indeed there were definitely workers in/on/within the claw structure the entire time! :)
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Post by: mdmomof7 on January 27, 2015, 06:55:39 PM
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I brought compact binoculars to 360 and indeed there were definitely workers in/on/within the claw structure the entire time! :)

they were amazing to sit there the whole time...

need to remember to get some of those compact glasses....

I'm glad they sat there and NOT me!  ;)

I take my compact binoculars on vacation and to concerts. :)  They are terrific!  They are Bushnell 8x21 (378ft. at 1000yds.) Oh, there is an ink stamp that one can see at a certain angle under the adjustment barrel. That number is 13-2514 YM China AL. I just googled that # and this came up. http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-binoculars-8x21-powerview.html They look different than mine, but the magnification seems right and the price. Mine are at least 10 years old, so I think this is just the current model of mine.

Small and powerful! They are no bigger than a compact digital camera.
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Post by: m2 on January 27, 2015, 10:14:27 PM
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The mini orchestra bit is frustrating.

Again, I really want to see U2 play. Not Bono and Edge plus mini orchestra.

Hmmmm...

I would LOVE to see U2 play with a string section/mini-orchestra. The versions of "Original Of The Species" from Milan on the Vertigo tour are fantastic. Did you hear "Bad" from the Zoo TV tour in London when Jo Shankar played violin on stage? Epic.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 27, 2015, 11:22:44 PM
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The mini orchestra bit is frustrating.

Again, I really want to see U2 play. Not Bono and Edge plus mini orchestra.

Hmmmm...

I would LOVE to see U2 play with a string section/mini-orchestra. The versions of "Original Of The Species" from Milan on the Vertigo tour are fantastic. Did you hear "Bad" from the Zoo TV tour in London when Jo Shankar played violin on stage? Epic.

I've never heard of that version. Do you happen to know what date it was from, I'd love to hear it.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 27, 2015, 11:29:10 PM
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The mini orchestra bit is frustrating.

Again, I really want to see U2 play. Not Bono and Edge plus mini orchestra.

Hmmmm...

Imagine songs like The Unforgettable Fire with an orchestra?

Or Sunday Bloody Sunday with the electric violin part?

Endless possibilities to hear songs played in ways we never heard before!  :)
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Post by: keaton on January 28, 2015, 12:39:18 AM
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The mini orchestra bit is frustrating.

Again, I really want to see U2 play. Not Bono and Edge plus mini orchestra.

Hmmmm...

Imagine songs like The Unforgettable Fire with an orchestra?

Or Sunday bl**dy Sunday with the electric violin part?

Endless possibilities to hear songs played in ways we never heard before!  :)

They really should drop Sunday Bloody Sunday.
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Post by: Smithy on January 28, 2015, 01:17:24 AM
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Pretty sure someone isn't being truthful here.

I agree, I cant see any reason for U2.com to post the stage setup and then take it down immediately after. Not to mention it seems that no one anywhere else in the world has either said they have seen it nor taken a screenshot of it.

why would he lie about it?  to gain fame and fortune amongst the anonymous forum fans?

it's not uncommon at all for companies/organizations to mistakenly publish information they never intended to make public on their websites.

Of course, I just find it hard to understand that no one managed to screenshot it or recall seeing it at all on the homepage. Whatever the case may be, I'm sure it will be posted on the website very soon.
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Post by: briscoetheque on January 28, 2015, 02:12:55 AM


Quote from: xtraspicy62

I saw several "little people" or dwarfs....and they gave me the set list.. ;D ;D ;D ;D

Bono doesn't count

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Post by: boom boom on January 28, 2015, 05:51:53 AM
I was hoping they were not going this orchastra/accoustic business.  Not a big fan of it and surprised they are doing it as people will be royally ticked off if they paid 300 dollars and half or maybe the full show is accoustic.  This is not going to go well and after the whole Apple backlash, I'm sure they don't need anymore bad press at this stage.  You think they would have warned the fans before tickets went on sale that they might be getting an accoustic  night instead of a full blown rock show.  I really hope this is false.
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Post by: Edgedisciple on January 28, 2015, 09:46:57 AM
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according to some sources I know they have been hinting the use of a mini orchestra just like the ones used for all th TV promos for the whole tour - something U2 have never done before..

When Bono says it will be different each night I think he is talking about the set list.  I doubt one night will be rock the next acoustic.

I think we will be surprised by the setlist.

The stage presentation did show a mini Orchestra
Sigh
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Post by: mdmomof7 on January 28, 2015, 10:08:36 AM
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U2Start have also confirmed the U2 Innocence & Experience Tour Presentation on U2.com via their Twitter feed.

It was funny the other day when I saw Facebook fan pages posting the confirmation of the tour stage and referencing this thread as the source! That begs the ?, what source does U2start.com have? I couldn't tell for sure from their tweets. ;)

I wouldn't fret so much about a mini orchestra being included in the stage set up. As long as U2 are still full band rock and roll, it will be an enhancement and maybe a few song arrangements a la the acoustic sessions. Let's not go down the rabbit hole that every entire show will mainly be acoustic.

I cannot imagine Edge not doing his pedal wizardry for the majority of a show nor Larry on drums. That would be nutso!

Breathe, people, breathe.
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Post by: m2 on January 28, 2015, 01:53:00 PM
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The mini orchestra bit is frustrating.

Again, I really want to see U2 play. Not Bono and Edge plus mini orchestra.

Hmmmm...

I would LOVE to see U2 play with a string section/mini-orchestra. The versions of "Original Of The Species" from Milan on the Vertigo tour are fantastic. Did you hear "Bad" from the Zoo TV tour in London when Jo Shankar played violin on stage? Epic.

I've never heard of that version. Do you happen to know what date it was from, I'd love to hear it.

8-12-93

Not the best quality, but here's some audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD8mpHlMLfk
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Post by: mdmomof7 on January 28, 2015, 02:25:40 PM
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U2Start also saw the presentation on U2.com but also sighted there was a PowerPoint style presentation too..

Wow! I hope they put that back up there! Particularly, if they roll out all the possible new dates. Something with such detail could produce even more interest and ticket sales.

Being that it was a PowerPoint, I do wonder if someone in U2 world just made an oops. Seems likely.  ;)

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Post by: mdmomof7 on January 28, 2015, 02:27:20 PM
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The mini orchestra bit is frustrating.

Again, I really want to see U2 play. Not Bono and Edge plus mini orchestra.


Hmmmm...

I would LOVE to see U2 play with a string section/mini-orchestra. The versions of "Original Of The Species" from Milan on the Vertigo tour are fantastic. Did you hear "Bad" from the Zoo TV tour in London when Jo Shankar played violin on stage? Epic.

I've never heard of that version. Do you happen to know what date it was from, I'd love to hear it.

8-12-93

Not the best quality, but here's some audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD8mpHlMLfk

This video says 93, but by the looks of the lads, it seems more like the TUF era so 84/85? OK, it is the audio likely, but the vocals don't match the lips, so it seems someone just used the 80s video?
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Post by: m2 on January 28, 2015, 02:32:17 PM
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The mini orchestra bit is frustrating.

Again, I really want to see U2 play. Not Bono and Edge plus mini orchestra.


Hmmmm...

I would LOVE to see U2 play with a string section/mini-orchestra. The versions of "Original Of The Species" from Milan on the Vertigo tour are fantastic. Did you hear "Bad" from the Zoo TV tour in London when Jo Shankar played violin on stage? Epic.

I've never heard of that version. Do you happen to know what date it was from, I'd love to hear it.

8-12-93

Not the best quality, but here's some audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD8mpHlMLfk

This video says 93, but by the looks of the lads, it seems more like the TUF era so 84/85? OK, it is the audio likely, but the vocals don't match the lips, so it seems someone just used the 80s video?

Read the description below it, mdmom. :)
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Post by: mdmomof7 on January 28, 2015, 02:33:38 PM
You mean I can't just watch the boys and listen? Actually, I was just listening.  ;)
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Post by: meximofo on January 28, 2015, 04:23:29 PM
Off-topic, but 08-12-1993 is a great bootleg with a rare performance of I Will Follow on ZooTV, Bad with violins, a heart-breaking Sarajevo link, Bono going apes*** on Bullet The Blue Sky, Zooropa and Babyface, McPhisto trying to call Lady Diana, etc.
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Post by: m2 on January 28, 2015, 04:44:10 PM
Yeah, there's no better version of "Bullet" anywhere. And it leads right into "Bad," if memory serves. You almost have to hear them both back-to-back.
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Post by: meximofo on January 28, 2015, 04:46:53 PM
It's Bad -> The First Time (snippet) -> Bullet  epic.
5 songs from Zooropa sang or at least snippeted!
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Post by: Sloanish on January 28, 2015, 05:25:51 PM
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U2Start have also confirmed the U2 Innocence & Experience Tour Presentation on U2.com via their Twitter feed.

They're just confirming that you said you something on U2.com.  Nobody has confirmed the main stage because the information you posted is most likely untrue.
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Post by: Sloanish on January 28, 2015, 05:38:13 PM
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U2Start have said they saw a power point style presentation which I did not see.

I have no reason to lie.

Not sure why you are doing this.  Actually I do, but it's just sad to bring up.  They just reported what you wrote verbatim.  They make no mention of power point.

"U2.com accidentally posted a presentation, which they then removed, with all details about the stage of the #U2ieTour"
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Post by: meximofo on January 28, 2015, 05:44:59 PM
Actually they did mention powerpoint, but it could be a semantics issue, using the term "powerpoint" for any type of presentation. I'm pretty sure they reported what Bonzo reported here first.
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Post by: meximofo on January 28, 2015, 05:51:36 PM
Hold on Bonzo, I never implied that you were lying (why would you?). I was just clarifying the possible use of the word "powerpoint" in their tweet.
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Post by: SlyDanner on January 28, 2015, 05:56:02 PM
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Hold on Bonzo, I never implied that you were lying (why would you?). I was just clarifying the possible use of the word "powerpoint" in their tweet.
i think he was referring to Sloanish and a few others (not you) who basically called The Bonzo a liar....
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Post by: bbison on January 28, 2015, 09:43:52 PM
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The mini orchestra bit is frustrating.

Again, I really want to see U2 play. Not Bono and Edge plus mini orchestra.


Agreed. No thanks to Burt Bacharach mode. ELP tried it on their Works tour. Epic fail.
Is this rock & roll?!?!?

Did you actually see the Works show? Soldier Field '77 was petty damn otherworldly, though a full 70 person orchestra was a bit of overkill. Peter Gabriel used a smaller one on his New Blood tour, but that was more of a re-imagining of the songs than enhancement.

More recently, Rush had a 12 (??) member string section for the Clockwork angels portion of their last tour, I was astounded how well it worked. Definitely not Bacharachian!

Anyway, we can all think of a few U2 songs where this might work. Will they have to hide under the stage like the phantom keyboard player?
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Post by: m2 on January 28, 2015, 10:40:27 PM
Enough with the repeated accusations and personal attacks against the original poster.
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Post by: robgalloway on January 29, 2015, 12:50:39 AM

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Enough with the repeated accusations and personal attacks against the original poster.
+1

The amount of personal attacks/accusations on here is embarrassing... Remember the Dublin video shoot thread? ... It really is a bad advert for the site when people behave this way ... It also stops people like me from getting more involved
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Post by: mdmomof7 on January 29, 2015, 07:46:25 AM
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Just saw this..

https://seatgeek.com/u2-tickets/new-york-new-york-madison-square-garden-2015-07-22-8-pm/concert/2425719/?utm_source=malone&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=user-alert

definitely shows the stage in the middle..

I saw that before, but now I'm looking at it closer. It's a HUGE area with a smaller STAGE in the middle. GA Floor is clearly NOT part of that larger rectangle. Hmmmm...
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Post by: u2edy on January 29, 2015, 08:46:16 AM
https://dp1eoqdp1qht7.cloudfront.net/community/projects/4b9/6b4/89208/1719718-o_199pbg0oh1760unfhvd56d1kofi-full.png
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Post by: bbison on January 29, 2015, 11:33:21 AM
Maybe I'm a conspiracy theorist, but I think the San Jose chart--which has details and specs--is likely to be 100% accurate, and all of the Ticketmaster charts and scalper charts are intentionally vague to help with ticket sales.

When I bought Chicago 3 tix, I hadn't used my "experience" code yet, so I had little/no competition and zero delay. 113 (closest to an end-stage setup) was almost entirely gone, while I could have had my pick of all of 111/112. (The other side was, and is, VIP priced--just wait for the un-VIPification of a bunch of those two weeks out.) What I saw was the band/promoter hold seats (which are usually the closest section to the stage) were in 113. There were exactly 2 seats available in the first 13 rows. If this were a center stage-dominant setup, there would have been a chunk of 111/112 blocked off instead.

But we'll all know soon enough, right?

For my money, this was the best in-the round ever. Small stage, constantly (but slowly) rotating, singer in the middle:

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Post by: qiinoM on January 29, 2015, 02:23:07 PM
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Doubt it only San Jose had that particular seating chart and i think possibly Amsterdam also had a different one.


here's amsterdam for you:
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 (http://postimage.org/)

i don't think this one's so different? didn't make a study of them though ;)
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Post by: K2 on January 30, 2015, 12:12:58 PM
If only it were confirmed.... I would love to get a better idea of the stage layout because there may yet be concerts announced (Like Chicago July 2 & 3) and I hate to buy more tickets "blind." The $300 ticket price is killing me -- if I knew the layout I'd be better able to choose good seats, possibly in a lower price bracket. I hate it that you have to pay $300 to get a half decent seat, and $595 to get a great seat. (Of course GA is the best "seat" but so far I haven't been able to get any GA tx, and my code is long gone.)

So - if anyone can capture screen shots of these stage layouts - please do so!
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: AllThoseThingsILove on February 06, 2015, 02:27:56 PM
So then it looks like Red Zone is nothing special...
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: mdmomof7 on February 06, 2015, 03:05:05 PM
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So then it looks like Red Zone is nothing special...

Which makes no sense at all!  ???
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: d.darroch on February 06, 2015, 05:31:59 PM
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So then it looks like Red Zone is nothing special...

Which makes no sense at all!  ???

Same as last tour. I'm sure RZ will be a good location, just not the best. I don't have a problem with that. I'd rather the best spots go to those who are prepared to put the effort in & wait, not to those with the fattest wallets.
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Post by: Parsons on February 06, 2015, 06:02:40 PM
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Doubt it only San Jose had that particular seating chart and i think possibly Amsterdam also had a different one.


here's amsterdam for you:
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 (http://postimage.org/)

i don't think this one's so different? didn't make a study of them though ;)

Isn't this diagram an exact replica of the Invisible( red )video stage ?
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: mdmomof7 on February 06, 2015, 07:13:54 PM
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So then it looks like Red Zone is nothing special...

Which makes no sense at all!  ???

Same as last tour. I'm sure RZ will be a good location, just not the best. I don't have a problem with that. I'd rather the best spots go to those who are prepared to put the effort in & wait, not to those with the fattest wallets.

Particularly w/ this stage design, I'm thinking that anyone in GA will have a pleasing view and be close. If front row is all one wants, then one will have to queue all day and possibly fight the meanies who will likely emerge in the line.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: d.darroch on February 06, 2015, 09:26:32 PM
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So then it looks like Red Zone is nothing special...

Which makes no sense at all!  ???

Same as last tour. I'm sure RZ will be a good location, just not the best. I don't have a problem with that. I'd rather the best spots go to those who are prepared to put the effort in & wait, not to those with the fattest wallets.

Particularly w/ this stage design, I'm thinking that anyone in GA will have a pleasing view and be close. If front row is all one wants, then one will have to queue all day and possibly fight the meanies who will likely emerge in the line.

I think I'll be camping, or at least be arriving very early in the morning. I'm short, & really value a rail spot, as I don't want to be looking at the back of somebody's head all night. The last 3 tours all had the elliptical catwalk, which offered great views from the outer rail of the catwalk. So you didn't have to arrive quite so early, to get a good view, no matter how short you were. If the stage diagrams are at all correct, for this tour a rail spot on the catwalk won't help at all with views of the main stage. So I am going to have to aim for a rail spot on the main stage, opposite the b-stage (if it exists), or possibly behind the RZ areas. Camping out in London in November, could be interesting. In saying that, I did spend a chilly night out in Vancouver for 360, also in November I think.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: mdmomof7 on February 06, 2015, 09:51:56 PM
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So then it looks like Red Zone is nothing special...

Which makes no sense at all!  ???

Same as last tour. I'm sure RZ will be a good location, just not the best. I don't have a problem with that. I'd rather the best spots go to those who are prepared to put the effort in & wait, not to those with the fattest wallets.

Particularly w/ this stage design, I'm thinking that anyone in GA will have a pleasing view and be close. If front row is all one wants, then one will have to queue all day and possibly fight the meanies who will likely emerge in the line.

I think I'll be camping, or at least be arriving very early in the morning. I'm short, & really value a rail spot, as I don't want to be looking at the back of somebody's head all night. The last 3 tours all had the elliptical catwalk, which offered great views from the outer rail of the catwalk. So you didn't have to arrive quite so early, to get a good view, no matter how short you were. If the stage diagrams are at all correct, for this tour a rail spot on the catwalk won't help at all with views of the main stage. So I am going to have to aim for a rail spot on the main stage, opposite the b-stage (if it exists), or possibly behind the RZ areas. Camping out in London in November, could be interesting. In saying that, I did spend a chilly night out in Vancouver for 360, also in November I think.
Seems I need to think about the plan a bit more. I'm 5'7, so not too tall. I do also hope to see them arrive and maybe get an up close greeting. Perhaps that could be accomplished on the nights I have seats and not GA. Scheming our schemes...  8)
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: UnknownCaller98 on February 06, 2015, 10:53:32 PM
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So then it looks like Red Zone is nothing special...

Which makes no sense at all!  ???

Same as last tour. I'm sure RZ will be a good location, just not the best. I don't have a problem with that. I'd rather the best spots go to those who are prepared to put the effort in & wait, not to those with the fattest wallets.

Particularly w/ this stage design, I'm thinking that anyone in GA will have a pleasing view and be close. If front row is all one wants, then one will have to queue all day and possibly fight the meanies who will likely emerge in the line.

I think I'll be camping, or at least be arriving very early in the morning. I'm short, & really value a rail spot, as I don't want to be looking at the back of somebody's head all night. The last 3 tours all had the elliptical catwalk, which offered great views from the outer rail of the catwalk. So you didn't have to arrive quite so early, to get a good view, no matter how short you were. If the stage diagrams are at all correct, for this tour a rail spot on the catwalk won't help at all with views of the main stage. So I am going to have to aim for a rail spot on the main stage, opposite the b-stage (if it exists), or possibly behind the RZ areas. Camping out in London in November, could be interesting. In saying that, I did spend a chilly night out in Vancouver for 360, also in November I think.
I was wondering about camping in London actually, not sure how it would work at the O2 because there is a large indoors concourse with shops/restaurants around the outside of the actual arena, so maybe you would be inside???
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: briscoetheque on February 06, 2015, 11:27:01 PM
They won't let you in there overnight. No way.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: d.darroch on February 07, 2015, 12:40:05 AM
Would certainly be nice if they did.

Yeah, will be weird, with the shops and restaurants. Does anyone know where Entrance F (GA entrance) is? Is it outside the dome, or just outside the arena but inside the dome?

Edit: Upon further research it looks like entrance F is inside the dome. This could get interesting, queue up outside the dome, once the doors open power walk to entrance F, & queue some more.

Whoops, sorry, off topic. I thought I was in the London thread.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: mdmomof7 on February 07, 2015, 10:03:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4S3N2e81Lw

So, we could be as close as this in GA or almost? OMG!!!!!!!!

I hope Bono can play his guitar like this too.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: d.darroch on February 07, 2015, 03:40:37 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4S3N2e81Lw

So, we could be as close as this in GA or almost? OMG!!!!!!!!

I hope Bono can play his guitar like this too.

If the San Jose map is right, & I'm too late to get a rail spot on the main stage, this is where I plan to be. With unobstucted views to the main stage, across the b-stage.

This was my view across a b-stage at Sydney Vertigo. Good for short folks!
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Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: mdmomof7 on February 07, 2015, 04:20:17 PM
I'll gladly take that! Aaaaahhhh
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: d.darroch on February 07, 2015, 07:19:48 PM
And when they're using ther b-stage   ;D

Whoops, accidently zoomed in. Bono was actually on one knee, singing to the girl beside me (wish I got a good shot for her).
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Now a proper zoomed out shot.
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Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: connorfin22 on February 07, 2015, 09:04:48 PM
Where can I see it? Nobody took a screenshot even?
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: UnknownCaller98 on February 08, 2015, 10:33:49 AM
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Would certainly be nice if they did.

Yeah, will be weird, with the shops and restaurants. Does anyone know where Entrance F (GA entrance) is? Is it outside the dome, or just outside the arena but inside the dome?

Edit: Upon further research it looks like entrance F is inside the dome. This could get interesting, queue up outside the dome, once the doors open power walk to entrance F, & queue some more.

Whoops, sorry, off topic. I thought I was in the London thread.
Yeah looks like until the actual arena opens, you have to wait outside, and then queue inside when it does open.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: briscoetheque on February 08, 2015, 01:23:59 PM
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Where can I see it? Nobody took a screenshot even?
Nope. Perhaps the OP can give us a freehand sketch of what they saw?
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: boom boom on February 08, 2015, 04:10:12 PM
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For those of you who missed it.

U2.com posted a presentation just like they did for 360 tour showing the in all its glory.

Its now confirmed the stage will be in the middle of the GA floor - the long catwalk.  There is no End Stage/Rear end stage or "B" stage.

Its looks like Larry Mullen Jnr's drum kit will be on a rounded platform which I predict will turn 360 degrees.

In addition the screens will be located above the stage similar to the 360 screen but a double sided screen - no idea if the screen expands.

The sides of the stage showed the bands guitar technicians - the interactive presentation also showed a mini orchestra to the right of the stage

If this is true and I hope it's not that there is going to be an mini orchestra, could this what Streets and WoWY could sound like?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtadHjEQvKY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbFao4M2_os


Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: SlyDanner on February 09, 2015, 10:17:41 PM
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So I just got back fro the O2 Arena, London, I asked them if I could actually see the view from my seat for the U2 concert, they kindly let me in accompanied by the manager.

I asked him of the layout of the U2 concert, he went back to his office and got the plan out - its the same the ones doing the rounds online - one with the long catwalk - no b stage or main stage.

He confirmed that this is the official plan from U2/Live Nation - When I pressed him about different stage layouts on line for different venues he said that's usually to do with the logistics at the actual venue. 

Some venues maybe deemed to small or large depending on the stage set up.  I also asked him about limited/restricted views he said this occurs in the 400s blocks usually to do with screens set ups - he said it could be a restricted view for some in the 400s blocks

The O2 arena, London is small - I am so pleased with the seats I have.  cannot wait.

Let me get this straight.  You went down to the O2 and asked them to enter the arena so you could see what the view would look like from seats you have for a show many months away.  And the manager lets you in, escorts you to your seat.... and then he gets you a seat chart to confirm your view will be stellar... is that right?

I am looking forward to more details here...
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: Droo on February 10, 2015, 07:13:05 AM
I smell something, and it doesn't smell like the truth.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: il_capo on February 10, 2015, 12:03:27 PM
Capacity for Wembley Arena is 12,500. For the o2 it's 20,000.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: WelshGirl on February 10, 2015, 12:13:10 PM
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Stage is will be in the middle of the GA floor like in the TM stage diagrams shown

The O2 is small compare that to other arena's such as Earls Court and Wembley Arena

As il_capo says, it's rather larger than Wembley arena and Earl's court. It's the second largest indoor arena in the UK after whatever the Manchester arena is currently called.
I cannot believe the manager took you into the arena and showed you your seat. There are plenty of websites which will show you that, plus I'm sure there are insurance, security and health and safety issues with taking random members of the public into the arena....
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: keaton on February 10, 2015, 12:25:09 PM
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The O2 is small compare that to other arena's such as Earls Court and Wembley Arena

This statement makes me think that you haven't been at either of those places.



Btw the plural form of the word arena is spelt arenas and not arena's  ::)
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: il_capo on February 10, 2015, 12:34:14 PM
Earls Court is also pretty massive but is closing down to be redeveloped as flats.  It'll be a shame to see it go.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: briscoetheque on February 10, 2015, 01:37:05 PM
I hadn't heard that, that's terrible
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: briscoetheque on February 10, 2015, 01:38:32 PM
And the o2 is way bigger than Wembley arena...
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: il_capo on February 10, 2015, 02:11:05 PM
Re. Earls Court: http://www.saveearlscourt.com/
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: il_capo on February 10, 2015, 03:13:51 PM
Earls Court is also a 20,000 space.  I saw U2 there in 2001 and it felt intimate but that's because I was in the heart at the front.  Not sure what it'd have been like miles back.  I have seen shows at the o2 and felt very excluded by the distance of my place from the stage, but U2 are playing in the centre of the arena which should hopefully make it feel more involved.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: an tha on February 10, 2015, 03:45:16 PM
The o2 has seating that is very steep as opposed to deep so it kind of creates an illusion of being smaller than it actually is.

It's a pretty large space though and certainly larger than Earls Court was and Wembley Arena, a 20,000 seat arena could never really be called intimate but I can see what the Bonzo is getting at.

It's a bit like the millennium stadium, that holds over 70,000 but as the stands are close to pitch and steep rather than deep it feels smaller than it is.

Not too sure suggesting the Bonzo is BS'ing is particularly nice....
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: mdmomof7 on February 10, 2015, 03:54:09 PM
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The o2 has seating that is very steep as opposed to deep so it kind of creates an illusion of being smaller than it actually is.

It's a pretty large space though and certainly larger than Earls Court was and Wembley Arena, a 20,000 seat arena could never really be called intimate but I can see what the Bonzo is getting at.

It's a bit like the millennium stadium, that holds over 70,000 but as the stands are close to pitch and steep rather than deep it feels smaller than it is.

Not too sure suggesting the Bonzo is BS'ing is particularly nice....

This is round two or three of that suggesting too.  :(
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: an tha on February 10, 2015, 03:56:02 PM
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The o2 has seating that is very steep as opposed to deep so it kind of creates an illusion of being smaller than it actually is.

It's a pretty large space though and certainly larger than Earls Court was and Wembley Arena, a 20,000 seat arena could never really be called intimate but I can see what the Bonzo is getting at.

It's a bit like the millennium stadium, that holds over 70,000 but as the stands are close to pitch and steep rather than deep it feels smaller than it is.

Not too sure suggesting the Bonzo is BS'ing is particularly nice....

This is round two or three of that suggesting too.  :(

We are nicer than that around here, I am sure of that.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: mdmomof7 on February 10, 2015, 03:56:47 PM
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The o2 has seating that is very steep as opposed to deep so it kind of creates an illusion of being smaller than it actually is.

It's a pretty large space though and certainly larger than Earls Court was and Wembley Arena, a 20,000 seat arena could never really be called intimate but I can see what the Bonzo is getting at.

It's a bit like the millennium stadium, that holds over 70,000 but as the stands are close to pitch and steep rather than deep it feels smaller than it is.

Not too sure suggesting the Bonzo is BS'ing is particularly nice....

This is round two or three of that suggesting too.  :(

We are nicer than that around here, I am sure of that.

We Northern Hemisphere - ers are quite cranky in the winter, I think. We are getting all cranky in many threads at the moment...  ::)
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: SlyDanner on February 10, 2015, 10:27:15 PM
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The o2 has seating that is very steep as opposed to deep so it kind of creates an illusion of being smaller than it actually is.

It's a pretty large space though and certainly larger than Earls Court was and Wembley Arena, a 20,000 seat arena could never really be called intimate but I can see what the Bonzo is getting at.

It's a bit like the millennium stadium, that holds over 70,000 but as the stands are close to pitch and steep rather than deep it feels smaller than it is.

Not too sure suggesting the Bonzo is BS'ing is particularly nice....

This is round two or three of that suggesting too.  :(

We are nicer than that around here, I am sure of that.

Yes we are.... and I was quick to suggest during 'round 1' that we should be careful in calling anyone a liar.  The original post about seeing a stage design sounded perfectly believable to me, and still does.

In this instance it does appear that Bonzo is saying that someone (the Facility manager?  Operations manager?) actually took him to his future seat and showed him the view.  If that's true, it's a remarkable experience... I can't imagine walking up to Madison Ssquare Garden or any other major arena for that matter and not getting laughed out the door after asking to see my seat.  Of course, I'm keeping an open mind and hoping for clarification that this is actually what happened.  Bonzo's follow up posts are not helpful here...

Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: briscoetheque on February 11, 2015, 12:39:12 AM
Actually in 1999 I walked into Madison Sq Garden off the street and asked at the ticket office if I could see inside, I'd missed a tour time and only had 24hrs in new York.

It wasn't busy and one of the staff (Maria, still remember her name) showed me around and let me even stand on the edge of the court for a picture.

That was pre 11/9 though...
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: DanielCT on February 11, 2015, 06:17:43 AM
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Actually in 1999 I walked into Madison Sq Garden off the street and asked at the ticket office if I could see inside, I'd missed a tour time and only had 24hrs in new York.

It wasn't busy and one of the staff (Maria, still remember her name) showed me around and let me even stand on the edge of the court for a picture.

That was pre 11/9 though...

Things are definitely different around these parts since then. I live around a mile from ESPN headquarters. Before 9/11, they conducted public tours fairly frequently. Now, you practically need a special decree from the Vatican to get a tour as the security has been stepped up so much higher. Unfortunately that's the world we live in.

Cool about getting to see MSG. In all the years I've been in the area I've never been there except racing underneath it to get into Penn Station. I certainly wouldn't go see the Knicks -
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: briscoetheque on February 12, 2015, 02:12:48 AM
It's the world our governments have created, a restrictive world of control and subservience under the guise of safety. It's sad.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: boom boom on February 12, 2015, 05:28:01 AM
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I hope by October they would have released SOE, cant see it being released before the tour start.

This tour will be awesome..looking forward to it.


I agree, but then they still havn't explained the title of the tour yet.  What does the Experience part mean?  Hopefully they will tell us soon.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: mdmomof7 on February 12, 2015, 05:28:14 AM
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It's the world our governments have created, a restrictive world of control and subservience under the guise of safety. It's sad.

Absolutely! It's also pathetic since we let it happen.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: briscoetheque on February 12, 2015, 05:44:25 AM
They made us ask for it. But that's another thread...
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Post by: mdmomof7 on February 12, 2015, 05:50:46 AM
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They made us ask for it. But that's another thread...

Ooh boy! Indeed so!
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: yam_yam on February 12, 2015, 08:21:44 AM
It's a Problem - Reaction - Solution thread that is needed for that, Briscoetheque. The fact that they create a problem, wait for us to react and then offer a solution to the problem they created in the first place. Most of the solutions unfortunately mean we lose more of our freedoms and more of our rights. But it's all in the interests of our own "safety", right?

It's not very often I post here (I am more of a browser) but the subject you're touching on here is of great interest to me.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: ChristofurReal on February 12, 2015, 09:36:43 AM
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Kinda going abit topic off here..

Unless the stage is shaped like a tinfoil hat.   :)
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: aurabender on February 13, 2015, 04:06:20 PM
If  an act is using traditional staging at one end of the  arena, or even a traditional stage with a "B-Stage", I really don't see an obligation to give a detailed stage design out to potential ticket buyers. However, if this staging is as odd as it seems to be, and i believe Bonzo's description of what he saw, then i don't think it is out of line to expect an act to get the information out to the public quickly to assist them in buying tickets. If nothing else, it would help generate interest.
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: podiumboy on February 14, 2015, 02:28:44 PM
The band, and especially Bono, must feel so helpless right now!  Obviously they are aware that ticket sales are a bit slow compared to what they anticipated.  If they could get out there and perform on Fallon, SNL, Letterman etc that'd probably go a long way towards helping sell off these last few tickets, and sell even the dates that haven't been released yet (if they even will?).  But what's most important is that Bono get well enough to perform by May.  They're going to have an uphill battle from there, but I'm sure they're up to the challenge.  They're going to have to prove themselves to everybody who has written them off in the last half year, and show that they're not just a punchline, but that they're still the greatest live band on the planet. 

Like Larry once said, LIVE is where they LIVE.  They're really going to need to BRING IT, whatever IT may be. 
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: mdmomof7 on February 14, 2015, 03:14:01 PM
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The band, and especially Bono, must feel so helpless right now!  Obviously they are aware that ticket sales are a bit slow compared to what they anticipated.  If they could get out there and perform on Fallon, SNL, Letterman etc that'd probably go a long way towards helping sell off these last few tickets, and sell even the dates that haven't been released yet (if they even will?).  But what's most important is that Bono get well enough to perform by May.  They're going to have an uphill battle from there, but I'm sure they're up to the challenge. They're going to have to prove themselves to everybody who has written them off in the last half year, and show that they're not just a punchline, but that they're still the greatest live band on the planet. 

Like Larry once said, LIVE is where they LIVE.  They're really going to need to BRING IT, whatever IT may be.

Been there, done that many times over. Have some faith.  :)
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: an tha on February 16, 2015, 05:08:47 PM
High ticket sales does not necessarily mean the best.....
Title: Re: ** I&E Tour Stage CONFIRMED **
Post by: briscoetheque on February 16, 2015, 05:25:54 PM
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High ticket sales does not necessarily mean the best.....

Nah...

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You'll have to explain the context of that one to me.
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Post by: Parsons on February 17, 2015, 05:47:36 PM
To me U2 is the only band worth every penny !
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Post by: briscoetheque on February 17, 2015, 07:17:19 PM
It's not exactly 'if there's a bustle in your hedgerow', is it?
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Post by: mdmomof7 on February 17, 2015, 07:23:45 PM
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It's not exactly 'if there's a bustle in your hedgerow', is it?

And...
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Post by: briscoetheque on February 17, 2015, 07:34:52 PM
Yeah I don't really know where to go from there either. Might stick to toilet humour.
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Post by: an tha on February 18, 2015, 01:09:57 AM
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High ticket sales does not necessarily mean the best.....

Nah...

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You'll have to explain the context of that one to me.

was trying to say that you are right...high ticket sales doesnt necessarily mean the best.....but in this case it does!

It was super duper!!

Agree to disagree time!

I found the 360 shows I went to to be the worst u2 shows I have seen and for the first time I walked away disappointed from a u2 show.

But we all see things differently and I am glad you enjoyed it...I am in the hopeful camp for the new tour and whilst I have refused to pay the extortionate prices being asked for I have snaffled up a ticket for one show on this tour in the cheap seats...the band have a good record which hopefully will take up a good amount of set list space on this tour, are going indoors which should help them connect better and probably have it all to prove in a lot of ways....
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Post by: briscoetheque on February 18, 2015, 04:46:26 AM
Upload the photo to something like photobucket, twitter or even Facebook. Right click it - copy image URL.

Then, past it between the IMG and /IMG tags (with square brackets around each)

Vague enough?
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Post by: an tha on February 18, 2015, 04:50:24 AM
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can someone please show me how to attach a photo jpeg on here, I can see at the bottom its says attachment and other options but I cant see anyway of uploading or attaching a photo..

I see an icon which says insert image...   how do I do this..

I am going to try and sketch the stage design I saw and attach to here

Here you go

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Once you have the URL for the image just click on the icon that has the pic on it its under the bold text one and next to the insert hyper link one.....then pastE that URL between the IMG tags that appear.......... Sadly this board uses antiquated functionality and this is a fiddly way of having to do things, vbulletin boards for example have a much easier way where you just paste the URL into a nice box and click OK..... if you click "quick reply" to make your post you will have to click preview to get the icons to be seen.
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Post by: d.darroch on February 18, 2015, 04:56:50 AM
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can someone please show me how to attach a photo jpeg on here, I can see at the bottom its says attachment and other options but I cant see anyway of uploading or attaching a photo..

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  how do I do this..

I am going to try and sketch the stage design I saw and attach to here

I guess you have to upload your pic /sketch to a site like photobucket, then insert the link to your picture between the
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Eg,
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Post by: d.darroch on February 18, 2015, 04:59:56 AM
Lol, 2 of you beat me to it. I guess everyone wants to see this sketch!
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Post by: an tha on February 18, 2015, 05:54:32 AM
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Lol, 2 of you beat me to it. I guess everyone wants to see this sketch!

It certainly may be interesting and possibly lead to a few people needing to apologise further down the track.....
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Post by: d.darroch on February 18, 2015, 08:32:52 AM
I was expecting a single, ribbon-like, double-sided screen, above the catwalk. So you're saying it's more like 4 joined screens, like a rectangular version of the 360 screen?

Will be weird for GA, will they face the N GA's, or the S GA's? Will they swap between songs? I can't see Bono running back & forward, N & S constantly mid-song.
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Post by: achtung child on February 18, 2015, 08:46:19 AM
If the orchestra pit is correct, I forsee U2 going au naturael (musically).  Perhaps, just perhaps, this would mean the end of pre-programmed loops and delays from Edge.  We could get real strings in One, Staring at the Sun (if it comes back), as well as a host of other added goodies.  That would be very cool I think and add another layer and dynamic to the overall setting.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on February 18, 2015, 09:37:06 AM
This is what I thought it would look like per your description. I still can't figure out why the non RED Zone endzone seats at MSG (Sections 217-219) are marked behind stage or rear stage while the RED Zone endzone seats (202-206) are not. It seems neither end would be able to see the screens. Yet, the RED Zone end 100 level endzone seats are also the VIP Party Package Seats that go for $240?

Confused still.
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Post by: an tha on February 18, 2015, 09:50:58 AM
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If the orchestra pit is correct, I forsee U2 going au naturael (musically).  Perhaps, just perhaps, this would mean the end of pre-programmed loops and delays from Edge.  We could get real strings in One, Staring at the Sun (if it comes back), as well as a host of other added goodies.  That would be very cool I think and add another layer and dynamic to the overall setting.

Less pre-recorded stuff would be great - I want to see a band playing live and as fully live as possible when I shell out for a ticket.

I have also never understood why they keep the underworld musicians off stage, bring them up, we all know they are there.....
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Post by: mdmomof7 on February 18, 2015, 09:56:08 AM
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If the orchestra pit is correct, I forsee U2 going au naturael (musically).  Perhaps, just perhaps, this would mean the end of pre-programmed loops and delays from Edge.  We could get real strings in One, Staring at the Sun (if it comes back), as well as a host of other added goodies.  That would be very cool I think and add another layer and dynamic to the overall setting.

Less pre-recorded stuff would be great - I want to see a band playing live and as fully live as possible when I shell out for a ticket.

I have also never understood why they keep the underworld musicians off stage, bring them up, we all know they are there.....

I wouldn't mess w/ that underworld stuff! No one has control over it!  :P  ;)  8)
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Post by: d.darroch on February 18, 2015, 10:07:36 AM
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This is what I thought it would look like per your description. I still can't figure out why the non RED Zone endzone seats at MSG (Sections 217-219) are marked behind stage or rear stage while the RED Zone endzone seats (202-206) are not. It seems neither end would be able to see the screens. Yet, the RED Zone end 100 level endzone seats are also the VIP Party Package Seats that go for $240?

Confused still.

With this, or the San Jose setup, the ends were never going to have a good view of the double-sided screen. So it is confusing why the RZ end level 100 seats are so expensive. I guess with the San Jose setup they were at least close to the b-stage. With this setup I guess the non-RZ end could have a more restricted view due to the orchestra. Although I'd expect the orchestra to be lowered at least a little in a pit, so as to not take way the focus from the band. In any case, the presence of an orchestra will move the band further away from the non-RZ end seats.
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Post by: an tha on February 18, 2015, 10:14:51 AM
How difficult is it to give pretty much everybody a great, unobstructed view of things in quite a small space?

Same with 360, those people who queued for ages to get inside the inner circle, most of them had no view of the screen or needed a head that could tilt like a kettle lid to get one.

Over thinking things again in my view. Whack a stage with a nice big screen at one end of the arena, get more people on the floor as it isn't broken up by numerous barriers and it's job done.
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Post by: u2wanderer on February 21, 2015, 10:41:52 AM
When Madonna announced her last tour, the San Jose venue posted this:
http://www.madonnarama.com/artworks/posts/20120207-news-madonna-world-tour-live-nation-details-seating-chart-san-jose.jpg
Where most venues didn't post any amount of detail, the San Jose one leaked this detailed set up diagram.  You certainly couldn't tell in most of the venues that there was an area inside the stage for fans etc. 

Well I went and saw Madonna, and the stage diagram posted by San Jose's venue proved to be 100% accurate.  The blue dotted lines in the Madonna diagram were marking off where the back video screens blocked the view of the stage.  This U2 diagram is just way too accurate so I have to think if it isn't the stage set up, it was the stage set up at some point of the planning process...

The U2 version: http://sapcenter.s3.amazonaws.com/img/U2-Seating-Chart.jpg

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Post by: daviddevaul on February 21, 2015, 11:53:14 AM
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Over thinking things again in my view. Whack a stage with a nice big screen at one end of the arena, get more people on the floor as it isn't broken up by numerous barriers and it's job done.

Breaking up the floor means less heads to see past as the band moves around.  I've been front row against the stage and against the outer rail.  Nothing quite like being right in front of the band, but in terms of viewing the overall production, the outer rail was superior.
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Post by: an tha on February 21, 2015, 12:12:07 PM
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Over thinking things again in my view. Whack a stage with a nice big screen at one end of the arena, get more people on the floor as it isn't broken up by numerous barriers and it's job done.

Breaking up the floor means less heads to see past as the band moves around.  I've been front row against the stage and against the outer rail.  Nothing quite like being right in front of the band, but in terms of viewing the overall production, the outer rail was superior.


I just prefer one big mass and you find your spec within it....each to their own though
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Post by: Parsons on February 21, 2015, 12:24:54 PM
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If the orchestra pit is correct, I forsee U2 going au naturael (musically).  Perhaps, just perhaps, this would mean the end of pre-programmed loops and delays from Edge.  We could get real strings in One, Staring at the Sun (if it comes back), as well as a host of other added goodies.  That would be very cool I think and add another layer and dynamic to the overall setting.

Less pre-recorded stuff would be great - I want to see a band playing live and as fully live as possible when I shell out for a ticket.

I have also never understood why they keep the underworld musicians off stage, bring them up, we all know they are there.....

Musician(s) ?

It was only Terry Lawless during the 00's tours for a couple of tunes, Unknown Caller for sure during the 360 tour and was shown on the screen during his part.
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Post by: an tha on February 21, 2015, 01:57:45 PM
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If the orchestra pit is correct, I forsee U2 going au naturael (musically).  Perhaps, just perhaps, this would mean the end of pre-programmed loops and delays from Edge.  We could get real strings in One, Staring at the Sun (if it comes back), as well as a host of other added goodies.  That would be very cool I think and add another layer and dynamic to the overall setting.

Less pre-recorded stuff would be great - I want to see a band playing live and as fully live as possible when I shell out for a ticket.

I have also never understood why they keep the underworld musicians off stage, bring them up, we all know they are there.....

Musician(s) ?

It was only Terry Lawless during the 00's tours for a couple of tunes, Unknown Caller for sure during the 360 tour and was shown on the screen during his part.

Pretty sure a 2nd guitarist is used, dallas schoo does a bit too? As well as pressing buttons and pedals for edge which I have never understood why he can't do himself...not totally sure what goes on as it's kept from view but I've even heard it described as the place a lot of the musical magic comes from....whether that's loops, pre recorded stuff, keys, filling in parts whatever.

I'd like to see it all on stage and see a more organic and live experience of the band playing rawer and with less technical embellishment.....if that needs two or three musicians so be it...better than what is in effect instrument lip synching.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on February 21, 2015, 02:02:55 PM
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How difficult is it to give pretty much everybody a great, unobstructed view of things in quite a small space?

Same with 360, those people who queued for ages to get inside the inner circle, most of them had no view of the screen or needed a head that could tilt like a kettle lid to get one.

Over thinking things again in my view. Whack a stage with a nice big screen at one end of the arena, get more people on the floor as it isn't broken up by numerous barriers and it's job done.

 a lot of my fellow fans reported a really sore neck from having to look upwards as you describe...after the long GA thing they went through too....

Here's a Rick Steves Europe trick that works! I used it in the Sistine Chapel and other places where the ceiling work is gorgeous.

Bring a pocket sized mirror. Then hold it level in front of you, mirror facing up toward the ceiling. Then you look down into the mirror and voila - you have a ceiling view. Thanks, Rick. ;) Adjust the angle to catch the video screens for a concert. It could work there too. :)
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Post by: mdmomof7 on February 21, 2015, 02:44:27 PM
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oh yeah, thats a good idea, along with the opera glasses!

thanks!

 :)
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Post by: d.darroch on February 21, 2015, 03:25:36 PM
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Breaking up the floor means less heads to see past as the band moves around.  I've been front row against the stage and against the outer rail.  Nothing quite like being right in front of the band, but in terms of viewing the overall production, the outer rail was superior.

Yeah, I definitely like that elliptical catwalk. Outer rail is definitely a great spot for a short ass like myself. Lots to see. But as you say, there's nothing quite like being right at the front, even though you do miss out on a lot of the visuals of the production.

This will be my 1st arena tour. I'm a bit bummed that it looks like there'll be no elliptical catwalk, as this could greatly limit the amount of spots with great views, particularly for short folk. If the San Jose map proves correct, there will be a very limit number of spots on the floor with great views of the main stage.
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on February 22, 2015, 11:58:20 AM
http://www.jeg.co/set-design-visualization/

I never got to see what U2.com accidentally posted, but is this it?

I saw it on Facebook with an explanation of how things could be done. It looks like a screen will be stretched the entire length of the stage.
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Post by: miryclay on February 22, 2015, 12:21:48 PM
looks convincing to me
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Post by: J_Rock321 on February 22, 2015, 01:53:13 PM
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http://www.jeg.co/set-design-visualization/

I never got to see what U2.com accidentally posted, but is this it?

I saw it on Facebook with an explanation of how things could be done. It looks like a screen will be stretched the entire length of the stage.
I posted this a few pages back and bonzo said it wasn't the stage design he saw.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on February 22, 2015, 02:54:05 PM
I'm usually a visual/show me person. I have no idea what the numbers and arcs between them mean on this stage diagram?   ???

And what are those end of the stage 3D thingys?
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 22, 2015, 03:01:43 PM
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http://www.jeg.co/set-design-visualization/

I never got to see what U2.com accidentally posted, but is this it?

I saw it on Facebook with an explanation of how things could be done. It looks like a screen will be stretched the entire length of the stage.

Looks interesting, although I assume they wouldn't sell seats that would be near the two ends of the stage that seem to have equipment or something   there. Couldn't that obstruct views?
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on February 22, 2015, 05:47:00 PM
Thanks J_Rock - must have been the picture that came up as broken on my ipad.

Anyways, here is the explanation from the person on Facebook. I have no idea what her source is as she didn't provide any other info except this:

This is U2's stage setup (a PA sketch, in this case).End of last month, additionally, u2.com by accident posted an animated preview of the stage for like 10mins or so. It showed the same thing, with Larry having a 360° rotating set in the middle, a little orchestra on the right of the stage and the guitar techs on the left. It's only the large rectangle running across the whole arena (you won't be able to walk around the stage, gotta stick on either side), the band plays to both sides, there is literally no "behind the stage"-seat in any arena. That's why all the seats on the long sides are high priced and the seats on the short sides are not the lowest prices but cat 3 or 2. A video screen runs above the stage, screening to both sides. Where the numbers are, this highly likely will be what is printed "GA (floor) left" on tickets, which probably might be the "main" direction they play. The RED Zones are approx where the number 13 is printed, on both sides of the stage.
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Post by: Waffles on February 22, 2015, 08:18:38 PM
I hope there is a clear line where red zone belongs this time. On a few instances last tour, Red Zone left their areas and took front row inner circle, which was just wrong.
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Post by: briscoetheque on February 23, 2015, 02:38:18 PM
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I hope there is a clear line where red zone belongs this time. On a few instances last tour, Red Zone left their areas and took front row inner circle, which was just wrong.
Why? Red zone is a dedicated area where you can stand if you want to. You don't have to. You can stand anywhere you like in GA.
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Post by: Waffles on February 23, 2015, 04:30:41 PM
When you buy a redzone ticket, you are buying it for that area. Not the GA area. It's unfair to the people who waited all day... Redzone is usually let in earier
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Post by: briscoetheque on February 23, 2015, 04:43:27 PM
You're buying access to that area. If you want it. Red Zone was let in 30mins later at the shows I went to.
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Post by: Waffles on February 23, 2015, 06:19:10 PM
If this is the case, then people wouldn't have such a big deal worrying about where red zone would be in relation to the band. They would just buy it and join GA anyways. However, redzone is not meant to leave the area. My comments was for the shows where they were let in earlier and decided to go inners circle front row. This basically screwed people who waited three days before.
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Post by: briscoetheque on February 24, 2015, 01:29:29 AM


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However, redzone is not meant to leave the area.

Not wishing to labour the point but that can't be true, otherwise they would not have not been allowed to a) leave the red zone area or b) enter the GA area.

If I go to a festival and pay for some fancy 'country club' membership with private viewing platform, it doesn't stop me from going to the GA area to watch.

Ideally, let everyone in at once and be done with it.
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Post by: The Exile on March 02, 2015, 05:35:54 PM
Forgive me if this has already been determined, but is one end of the arena worse than the other? It's hard to tell, but it doesn't look to me like there's any real "behind the stage seats" in this set-up.

Am I right?
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Post by: mdmomof7 on March 02, 2015, 05:39:33 PM
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Forgive me if this has already been determined, but is one end of the arena worse than the other? It's hard to tell, but it doesn't look to me like there's any real "behind the stage seats" in this set-up.

Am I right?

The non RED Zone end often has limited view or rear stage/behind stage details on the ticket and is usually significantly less expensive. I'm figuring those seats don't see the screens on that end or that's where some stage set up will be like an orchestra or something.

Hmmm... so what I said above holds true for NYC MSG, but not necessarily for Chicago and Boston.

Madison Square Garden Chart  There, RED Zone end seats are marked Limited View...
http://www.ticketmaster.com/u2-innocence-experience-tour-2015-new-york-new-york-07-30-2015/event/1D004D78F5A47C74?artistid=736365&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1&tm_link=artist_msg-0_1D004D78F5A47C74

Chicago United Center Chart  RED Zone end 200 level seats are marked Limited View. The opposite end zone has no restrictions.
http://www.ticketmaster.com/u2-innocence-experience-tour-2015-chicago-illinois-06-24-2015/event/04004D798E4D21DC?artistid=736365&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1&tm_link=artist_msg-0_04004D798E4D21DC

Then Boston isn't marked restricted at either end stage? TD Garden Chart
http://www.ticketmaster.com/u2-innocence-experience-tour-2015-boston-massachusetts-07-14-2015/event/01004D8232DE9E3C?artistid=736365&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1&tm_link=artist_msg-0_01004D8232DE9E3C

I wonder which is right? Or, is it that each arena has different lines of sight depending on pitch of seats and such.
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Post by: an tha on March 02, 2015, 05:43:33 PM
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Forgive me if this has already been determined, but is one end of the arena worse than the other? It's hard to tell, but it doesn't look to me like there's any real "behind the stage seats" in this set-up.

Am I right?

The non RED Zone end often has limited view or rear stage/behind stage details on the ticket and is usually significantly less expensive. I'm figuring those seats don't see the screens on that end or that's where some stage set up will be like an orchestra or something.

If they have managed to create a situation where any section in an arena cant see a screen or has a restricted view then they have seriously f***** up the set up
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Post by: Bhawx10 on March 02, 2015, 08:18:47 PM
What if U2 did a cool syncronized light show using wristbands sort of like all of the lights in the Invisible video or the bands at this Coldplay concert http://youtu.be/Qd_EOTziiSY ?
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Post by: Waffles on March 02, 2015, 09:08:54 PM
There's actually a cool phone app called wham city lights. It synchronizes all phones to have same color, pattern, etc. many performers have started using it
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Post by: SlyDanner on March 02, 2015, 10:04:23 PM
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What if U2 did a cool syncronized light show using wristbands sort of like all of the lights in the Invisible video or the bands at this Coldplay concert http://youtu.be/Qd_EOTziiSY ?
Then it wouldn't be cool.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on March 02, 2015, 11:53:14 PM
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What if U2 did a cool syncronized light show using wristbands sort of like all of the lights in the Invisible video or the bands at this Coldplay concert http://youtu.be/Qd_EOTziiSY ?

We were excited for the wristbands at our first ever Coldplay concert on MX. It was fun, but not as wow as you'd think and cost the band lots of $ I heard. I'd rather they go into the crowd more like they did for Speed of Sound w/ the portable piano. ;)
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Post by: an tha on March 03, 2015, 12:55:58 AM
Anything that encourages people to get their phones out at a gig should be deemed a bad idea!

Things already ruin atmosphere and some of the experience
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Post by: bp0105 on March 09, 2015, 05:05:34 AM
Hi Bonzo!

Does this setting match the video you are talking about ?

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http://www.suckingrockandroll.com/actualites/quelle-scene-pour-le-u2-innocence-experience-tour/2496/ (http://www.suckingrockandroll.com/actualites/quelle-scene-pour-le-u2-innocence-experience-tour/2496/)
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Post by: J_Rock321 on March 09, 2015, 05:58:29 AM
Here's a translation

https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&nv=1&rurl=translate.google.com&tl=en&u=http://www.suckingrockandroll.com/actualites/quelle-scene-pour-le-u2-innocence-experience-tour/2496/&usg=ALkJrhg1XLxZt-u1yUlhGosHe8iaiio3Mg
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Post by: bp0105 on March 09, 2015, 06:44:48 AM
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Yes, this was the stage set up shown in the interactive presentation on U2.com, with the screen above the whole stage... the other map on the link is totally new.

Do you know what the article is about?

I wrote the article. Nothing official in it, I just tried to imagine what the scene could look like. Your story about this video helped me to do it.

The second map is from my imagination : I thought the tour logo looked like a stage and I tried to render it on a map.
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Post by: Waffles on March 09, 2015, 12:26:55 PM
For me, San Jose is the most legit. It is the most detailed and matches the Tour logo. Having a circle at the end makes sense for acoustic songs (breaking wave, stuck in a moment, staring at the sun). Having the back/main stage area is more likely to happen as edges and Adams Amps won't be in the way of a dead centered stage. Not sure why they wouldn't use a 360 degree screen inside an arena where it's easily doable
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Post by: Waffles on March 10, 2015, 10:29:52 PM
The tour logo shows what the stage is in the middle of the floor. Also the "I" is where I believe orchestra and edge/lady's amps will be. In reality, San jose and your drawing aren't much different. One just gives more room for equipment. However, I do believe, the "e" will be used as a b stage even though it isn't called one.
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Post by: u2CanHappenToAnyone on March 11, 2015, 06:19:34 AM
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The tour logo shows what the stage is in the middle of the floor. Also the "I" is where I believe orchestra and edge/lady's amps will be. In reality, San jose and your drawing aren't much different. One just gives more room for equipment. However, I do believe, the "e" will be used as a b stage even though it isn't called one.

wow. if the stage design really is the same as the tour logo ... well, that'll be brilliant.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on March 11, 2015, 09:45:06 AM
Is anyone else sensing a new excitement? Maybe mine is because I just purchased my back up plan final goal for tickets - for now and until Dublin is announced.

We've had dribs and drabs of news fairly regularly the last few weeks. I was getting excited once the new EBW short film dropped.

ANTICIPATION!!
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Post by: gerberdfw on May 06, 2015, 11:11:43 AM
double sided screen could be very creative. Nine inch nails did a tour where the band performed inside the LED video screens.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 06, 2015, 11:13:35 AM
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double sided screen could be very creative. Nine inch nails did a tour where the band performed inside the LED video screens.

Perhaps this plays into the purposely divided audience after intermission?