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Title: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: U2alwaysforever on January 26, 2016, 10:37:45 AM
Listening to everything I have from U2 post 2014 today and my answer is a strong NO! 3 cities, 9 shows, probably close to $2,000, money very well spent! And I am middle class so it was not chump change to me,
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: an tha on January 26, 2016, 11:27:10 AM
A very small amount spent for me  - 3 shows all a short train and tube ride away from home, no more taxing than a journey to work and the cost absorbed by my existing travelcard....i don't buy the poor quality over priced tat they knock out on the stalls so no spend there - plus on the first night i got moved from my 35 quid seat into a 185 quid (or whatever it was around that price) so that was well worth it....my standing tickets for the other two nights whilst on the pricey side were to decent shows.

Probably spent around 200 in total and the shows were alright.

No complaints - have blown more on a good night on the town before now.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Behind the Barricade on January 26, 2016, 11:34:01 AM
No.

One show @ 100 ticket.

+ Train fare
+ Overnight Hotel
+ Other expenses not related to U2 that I'm not going to go into on here.

I would have been happy to pay 100 for another ticket and see another show, but the logistics for me would have been too much of a palaver.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: SlyDanner on January 26, 2016, 01:51:31 PM
I did 2 quasi-local shows (Vancouver) and one LA show (cheap flight)... so the answer is no for me.  But I also resold my tix to 2 NYC shows and I am glad I did...  Except for a few setlist changes it would have been the same shows...
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: podiumboy on January 26, 2016, 03:28:22 PM
The only reason why I do regret the amount of money I spent is because I DIDN'T GET TO SEE ENOUGH SHOWS!

I only saw ONE SHOW (Chicago N5)!!!  Work obligations interfered with me being able to attend Chicago 1-4.  In hindsight, I should've just gone and said to hell with work.  On U2's next NA tour I will definitely not let work stand in my way. 

I also had tickets for MSG 3 (7/22) for me and my wife, but a wedding in her family caused our NYC trip to be cancelled.  IIRC it was a pretty standard setlist.  The only unique thing about that show would've been Jimmy Fallon & The Roots.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: missey on January 26, 2016, 04:57:25 PM
Don't regret the amount of $, but what bothers me is the lousy seats I had for that amount of $.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Waffles on January 26, 2016, 05:55:33 PM
Regret? No, but the band definitely should'nt have made any statements about doing 2 different shows. The experience of seeing U2 2 days in a row was cool.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Waffles on January 26, 2016, 05:56:03 PM
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I did 2 quasi-local shows (Vancouver) and one LA show (cheap flight)... so the answer is no for me.  But I also resold my tix to 2 NYC shows and I am glad I did...  Except for a few setlist changes it would have been the same shows...

I really wanted miraxle drug :/
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: GardenTart on January 26, 2016, 06:03:02 PM
An emphatic no and if oil prices hadn't have gone in the tank I would have spent more. Best concerts since Elevation.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: lorijane on January 26, 2016, 06:33:33 PM
Anyone else wonder who the one yes was?
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: imaginary friend on January 26, 2016, 06:41:39 PM
Well, seeing as I spent $0, I voted no.

:P
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Jswallow on January 27, 2016, 01:05:04 AM
After every tour i start saving up for the next one, This tour went to Amsterdam, 2 shows in London & 1 in Belfast i must of spent over 700 for flights, tickets etc..& It was worth every penny one of the best tours theyve done, Loved the O2 shows !!
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Peter Parker on January 27, 2016, 05:59:07 AM
For me, it was cheaper than I expected. I got a refund for the cancelled show in Stockholm. They were expensive seats!
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: riffraff on January 27, 2016, 06:37:40 AM
I went to both Phoenix shows in May, and don't regret one single penny. And, trust me, like most people, I really couldn't afford it. But I WILL do it again when they return. I have zero interest in seeing any other band at this point in my life...only U2. It is one of a very few things that I treasure, and keeps me hanging on in this crazy world. The spiritual uplift that these guys and their shows give me...priceless!
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: SlyDanner on January 27, 2016, 01:29:34 PM
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Don't regret the amount of $, but what bothers me is the lousy seats I had for that amount of $.

that is too bad missey.  Are you saying the value was poor compared with other bands' pricing?  or with past U2 tours?  or just in general?
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: missey on January 27, 2016, 04:56:26 PM
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Don't regret the amount of $, but what bothers me is the lousy seats I had for that amount of $.

that is too bad missey.  Are you saying the value was poor compared with other bands' pricing?  or with past U2 tours?  or just in general?

Well on the 360 tour I paid basically the same and had great seats, the best I've ever had, so I kinda thought it would be comparable, if not better because it was an arena (MSG vs. Meadowlands), so it was a disappointment. 
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Chargedvt on January 28, 2016, 12:21:16 AM
Having travelled from Australia to the UK it cost me a s**tload all up. But worth every cent to see 5 shows and meet Bono.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: opening night on January 28, 2016, 04:43:43 AM
12 shows in 5 countries on 2 continents.....

No, I don't regret anything. And I spent quite a few bucks.  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: satellitedog on January 28, 2016, 07:58:59 AM
I didn't spend any money on SOI, so I regret it not.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Behind the Barricade on January 28, 2016, 10:59:14 AM
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I didn't spend any money on SOI, so I regret it not.

Do you regret seeing no shows?
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Thunder Peel on January 28, 2016, 03:11:43 PM
Not at all. The only thing I regret is all the money I had to spend in Chicago, which is as expensive and corrupt as they come. The tickets were actually cheap compared to gas, food and lodging. U2 is the only band that can get me to endure the mess that is Chicago. ;D
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: lorijane on January 28, 2016, 05:39:35 PM
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Not at all. The only thing I regret is all the money I had to spend in Chicago, which is as expensive and corrupt as they come. The tickets were actually cheap compared to gas, food and lodging. U2 is the only band that can get me to endure the mess that is Chicago. ;D

I loved Chicago. :) To each their own I guess.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: satellitedog on January 28, 2016, 06:06:09 PM
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I didn't spend any money on SOI, so I regret it not.

Do you regret seeing no shows?

No, I like the album well enough, but the setlists left me cold after seeing them settling in to the same old patterns they are prone to, leaving many of my fave SOI tracks unplayed, or under played, or dropping them (still seems a far more enjoyable show than 360)
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: SlyDanner on January 28, 2016, 09:57:59 PM
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I didn't spend any money on SOI, so I regret it not.

Do you regret seeing no shows?

No, I like the album well enough, but the setlists left me cold after seeing them settling in to the same old patterns they are prone to, leaving many of my fave SOI tracks unplayed, or under played, or dropping them (still seems a far more enjoyable show than 360)

This is exactly why I'm glad I saw my shows early in the tour. 

Although I do think the shows were excellent and you did miss something special. 
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: satellitedog on January 29, 2016, 02:56:38 AM
Weeell... Some of it was really good but there was too much fluctuation in Bono's vocal performance, first time he sang off key regularly, phoning it in on unusual suspects, general Bono weariness on my part (honestly, I took a glimpse at a Graham Norton interview with the guys, and had to turn it off after a couple of sentences, Bono was so annoying, and it was a fun appearance, no politics, just casual banter), I think I may be over them actually.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: SlyDanner on January 29, 2016, 11:06:59 AM
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Weeell... Some of it was really good but there was too much fluctuation in Bono's vocal performance, first time he sang off key regularly, phoning it in on unusual suspects, general Bono weariness on my part (honestly, I took a glimpse at a Graham Norton interview with the guys, and had to turn it off after a couple of sentences, Bono was so annoying, and it was a fun appearance, no politics, just casual banter), I think I may be over them actually.

funny you say that.  After my 3rd show, I decided while I loved the shows, I had had enough.  Resold tix to my other 2 shows.  I have been wondering how much U2 I have left in me.  Bono is definitely the reason.  We'll see what happens if and when they can make another great album.  My expectations are muted.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Behind the Barricade on January 29, 2016, 12:14:01 PM
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Weeell... Some of it was really good but there was too much fluctuation in Bono's vocal performance, first time he sang off key regularly, phoning it in on unusual suspects, general Bono weariness on my part (honestly, I took a glimpse at a Graham Norton interview with the guys, and had to turn it off after a couple of sentences, Bono was so annoying, and it was a fun appearance, no politics, just casual banter), I think I may be over them actually.

Sounds like you spent many hours listening to the performances.

You can't beat the live experience though.  It was their best show since Elevation and I'm glad I got to see the show in person.

Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Gavin82 on January 29, 2016, 12:23:16 PM
This is my 1st tour totally outstanding it can also work out cheaper to fly to another EU country to see a show depending on where you live in UK.

Was gutted to spend 150 for flights to Holland then 150 for 3 days hotel then few hundred spending   to q up to find my E TICKETS were DUDS i did get my back then went to London #2 was awsume.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: briscoetheque on January 29, 2016, 11:01:49 PM
I don't regret the money my work spent for me to fly to Europe. Not one bit.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: singnomore on January 30, 2016, 07:19:31 AM
I did 9 shows round the UK and Ireland - don't regret the money - a great tour and great experience
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: mariamontreal on January 31, 2016, 03:20:48 PM
I saw 4 shows and didn't regret anything. Loved every minute and was worth the money. I did find the seats expensive if they come back to Montreal definitely going for GA tickets and red zone. My seats were excellent but 300.00 a seat were a bit over the price. Still worth it I had 4 great nights met people from all around the world. Now I am waiting for the new album and tour.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Behind the Barricade on February 01, 2016, 10:12:41 PM
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I don't regret the money my work spent for me to fly to Europe. Not one bit.

Ah to be a cog in the corporate machine.

Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: briscoetheque on February 01, 2016, 10:31:19 PM
It's living the dream my friend.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: SlyDanner on February 02, 2016, 01:40:08 PM
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It's living the dream my friend.

flying to Paris on the company's dime and seeing U2 as a bonus... things could be worse...
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: briscoetheque on February 02, 2016, 01:47:29 PM
Well I flew to London and watched west ham first, so it wasn't all devoid of frustration
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Behind the Barricade on February 03, 2016, 03:21:17 AM
Did you put the U2 tickets down as expenses for 'staff morale' and the West Ham ticket down for 'employee character building?'

Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: griffen2014 on March 26, 2016, 06:44:02 PM
I flew to Vancouver from Europe to see the first two shows , stayed 10 days. Vancouver is a great city. Something very special about the 1st show, I'll never forget when they first took the stage. Then saw them in Barcelona - great show and lastly in Dublin ... Dublin was particularly special, but I loved every show - I estimate I spent - around 4000 euros on this tour ... I don't regret one cent. Wished I saw more of them ...   I see some of the best bands in the world live ... U2 are on a completely different level...
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Behind the Barricade on March 26, 2016, 06:55:46 PM
I don't, but I know a man who does.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: iehomecoming on March 27, 2016, 10:54:15 AM
No but if I'd spent 2K then yes. I spent closer to 200.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Volcanogirl on March 27, 2016, 03:41:40 PM
The price for a seat is so high. Just hope that next leg the prices won't be like that.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Behind the Barricade on March 27, 2016, 03:53:32 PM
I now wish that I saw three shows on the last tour provided I only wanted to pay for the ticket and the petrol to and from the local venue, but U2 didn't play any North of England shows so travelling to London and/or paying for overnight accommodations etc would have cost me hundreds of pounds more.  I don't understand why they didn't play a couple of North of England shows because they played two nights in Glasgow.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: jabw10 on March 27, 2016, 04:47:36 PM
Only regret is waiting so long to buy MSG tickets, then being forced to pay the resale upcharge... Totally worth it, but would've preferred to pay face value... Lesson learned...
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: an tha on March 27, 2016, 05:18:30 PM
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The price for a seat is so high. Just hope that next leg the prices won't be like that.

It is a pretty safe bet they will be.
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Post by: Behind the Barricade on March 27, 2016, 05:29:10 PM
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The price for a seat is so high. Just hope that next leg the prices won't be like that.

It is a pretty safe bet they will be.

Agreed.  U2 and LiveNation are in the business of maximising profits and so long as they can nearly sell out their arena shows they're going to pitch for as much as they think they can get away with, because most people will pay for quality even if they grumble about it.

If they choose to play stadiums on the next legs then I hope they cut ticket prices. 
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: an tha on March 27, 2016, 05:42:17 PM
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The price for a seat is so high. Just hope that next leg the prices won't be like that.

It is a pretty safe bet they will be.

Agreed.  U2 and LiveNation are in the business of maximising profits and so long as they can nearly sell out their arena shows they're going to pitch for as much as they think they can get away with, because most people will pay for quality even if they grumble about it.

If they choose to play stadiums on the next legs then I hope they cut ticket prices.

People will pay if they think it is worth it and if they don't they won't...it is individual choice.

I paid 30 for a seat at the o2 (it wasn't marked up as restricted or obstructed view) and i got upgraded at the venue to the 185 (or whatever they were seats, 182 maybe)...

There is no way i would have paid that to see the show....just not worth it for a 2 and a bit hour concert to me...

I also paid 55 (i think it was, maybe 65 or something like that) on other nights to stand and that was just about value in my book..slightly pricey but i didn't baulk at it for what turned out to be decent shows.

For me a bit like the protests at premier league ticket prices i think prices should be lower but i suppose artists will try and get as much as they can.

Put it like this though if it was a case of pay for a 185 seat or not go i wouldn't go.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: SlyDanner on March 27, 2016, 06:25:38 PM
Seems like a tricky one for a band like U2 with their history of huge touring success... their pride will guide them to want to charge as much as they can because they are business people like we all know, but they also realize if they reduce prices to a real value then they risk being perceived as desperate to fill seats and obviously don't want that.  But also they do not want any gap in the supply/demand curve because the larger that gap the more opportunity there is for scalpers to take the profit that would otherwise go into their coffers.

Not unreasonable for them to charge as much as they can.

And I still believe stadiums are a fantasy only at this point... as argued previously...
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Behind the Barricade on March 27, 2016, 06:29:44 PM
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The price for a seat is so high. Just hope that next leg the prices won't be like that.

It is a pretty safe bet they will be.

Agreed.  U2 and LiveNation are in the business of maximising profits and so long as they can nearly sell out their arena shows they're going to pitch for as much as they think they can get away with, because most people will pay for quality even if they grumble about it.

If they choose to play stadiums on the next legs then I hope they cut ticket prices.

People will pay if they think it is worth it and if they don't they won't...it is individual choice.

I paid 30 for a seat at the o2 (it wasn't marked up as restricted or obstructed view) and i got upgraded at the venue to the 185 (or whatever they were seats, 182 maybe)...

There is no way i would have paid that to see the show....just not worth it for a 2 and a bit hour concert to me...

I also paid 55 (i think it was, maybe 65 or something like that) on other nights to stand and that was just about value in my book..slightly pricey but i didn't baulk at it for what turned out to be decent shows.

For me a bit like the protests at premier league ticket prices i think prices should be lower but i suppose artists will try and get as much as they can.

Put it like this though if it was a case of pay for a 185 seat or not go i wouldn't go.

U2 and LiveNation got the pricing structure right because it is clear the market bore the prices with sold out or nearly sold out shows throughout the tour.

My main point being that U2 and their promoters are not going to undersell out of consideration for the good health of their fans finances.  Even if many fans grumbled about the prices enough paid up.

I am already familiar with your story about your upgrade.  Well done, lad!  I think people should always seek an upgrade as a matter of routine and should always complain if dissatisfied with a service.  I think far too many British people are reticent to do that, and that only encourages shoddy treatment in the first place.

I plumped for a 90 ticket + 10 booking fee in the Upper Tier and was generally satisfied with my seat and the view of the overall show.  I also think I was lucky in my choice of show.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Volcanogirl on March 28, 2016, 02:25:41 AM
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The price for a seat is so high. Just hope that next leg the prices won't be like that.

It is a pretty safe bet they will be.

Agreed.  U2 and LiveNation are in the business of maximising profits and so long as they can nearly sell out their arena shows they're going to pitch for as much as they think they can get away with, because most people will pay for quality even if they grumble about it.

If they choose to play stadiums on the next legs then I hope they cut ticket prices.

People will pay if they think it is worth it and if they don't they won't...it is individual choice.

I paid 30 for a seat at the o2 (it wasn't marked up as restricted or obstructed view) and i got upgraded at the venue to the 185 (or whatever they were seats, 182 maybe)...

There is no way i would have paid that to see the show....just not worth it for a 2 and a bit hour concert to me...

I also paid 55 (i think it was, maybe 65 or something like that) on other nights to stand and that was just about value in my book..slightly pricey but i didn't baulk at it for what turned out to be decent shows.

For me a bit like the protests at premier league ticket prices i think prices should be lower but i suppose artists will try and get as much as they can.

Put it like this though if it was a case of pay for a 185 seat or not go i wouldn't go.

U2 and LiveNation got the pricing structure right because it is clear the market bore the prices with sold out or nearly sold out shows throughout the tour.

My main point being that U2 and their promoters are not going to undersell out of consideration for the good health of their fans finances.  Even if many fans grumbled about the prices enough paid up.

I am already familiar with your story about your upgrade.  Well done, lad!  I think people should always seek an upgrade as a matter of routine and should always complain if dissatisfied with a service.  I think far too many British people are reticent to do that, and that only encourages shoddy treatment in the first place.

I plumped for a 90 ticket + 10 booking fee in the Upper Tier and was generally satisfied with my seat and the view of the overall show.  I also think I was lucky in my choice of show.

Indeed, they will never charge less for a good show. But when they give stadium shows maybe...
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: boom boom on March 28, 2016, 03:50:52 AM
I also think we will see the same prices if they continue arenas.  It will just be interesting if people are going to be willing to pay it just some year and a bit later to hear the same hits that they just heard a hear ago and if they also go with the same stage setup the average/casual fan will say I saw that a year ago.  Also remember a new album also will not help U2's cause in getting the casual fan out to the show as they have no interest in new music.  In general once a band hits a certain stage in their career as U2 are in the average fan usually does not want new music from that band but just wants to hear the songs they grew up on.  Maybe reducing the price might get some of these casual fans back out knowing that they have a new album out and consider them filler but willing to come at lower prices.  For me it is the opposite as the new songs is the main reason I still go.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Behind the Barricade on March 28, 2016, 07:28:51 AM
I reckon U2 would easily sell out or nearly sell out another 80+ arena shows with similar ticket prices if they tour again in 2017, as I expect.  But I think they'll play stadiums next time with a new stage show, and if they charge lower prices I think they'll do well.  A new album will certainly help to sell tickets, particularly if the new music is commercially successful, and this will keep hardcore fans interested, and the hits/warhorses will keep the casual concert goers satisfied.  There's certainly room for one or two rarities in their sets so I hope they work them into their next show.

Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: an tha on March 28, 2016, 08:44:03 AM
No stadiums please.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Behind the Barricade on March 28, 2016, 08:49:04 AM
No stadiums please, we're British.

Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: iehomecoming on March 28, 2016, 08:51:45 AM
After the relative awfulness of 360 there's no way I'm going to a stadium show again.

Popmart and ZooTV were spectacles, a band at the top of their game expertly entwining the staging to the album concept.

360 was just some flashy lights, a spinal tap structure and a band mailing in their new songs that even they felt "meh" about.

Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: SlyDanner on March 28, 2016, 10:44:10 AM
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360 was just some flashy lights, a spinal tap structure and a band mailing in their new songs that even they felt "meh" about.

I felt this way about their Vancouver show which ended their first NA leg, but the Rose Bowl show that preceded it, and then Seattle on the last leg were both outstanding.  Seattle in particular... nothing mailed in about that performance at all.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: an tha on March 28, 2016, 11:03:51 AM
I saw them in Dublin and Cardiff on 360.

Dublin was abysmal....thankfully Glasvegas beforehand were excellent so at least got something out of night.

Cardiff was OK but Bono was shot vocally.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: iehomecoming on March 28, 2016, 11:20:06 AM
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360 was just some flashy lights, a spinal tap structure and a band mailing in their new songs that even they felt "meh" about.

I felt this way about their Vancouver show which ended their first NA leg, but the Rose Bowl show that preceded it, and then Seattle on the last leg were both outstanding.  Seattle in particular... nothing mailed in about that performance at all.

I was at the Rose Bowl show.  We obviously saw 2 different shows.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: SlyDanner on March 28, 2016, 11:23:38 AM
Keep calm and carry on.

Keep Portland weird.

Keep U2 indoors.
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Post by: SlyDanner on March 28, 2016, 11:29:57 AM
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360 was just some flashy lights, a spinal tap structure and a band mailing in their new songs that even they felt "meh" about.

I felt this way about their Vancouver show which ended their first NA leg, but the Rose Bowl show that preceded it, and then Seattle on the last leg were both outstanding.  Seattle in particular... nothing mailed in about that performance at all.

I was at the Rose Bowl show.  We obviously saw 2 different shows.

It was not their best to be sure... and yes there were mailed in elements such as Streets which was largely terrible on the whole tour (really has been limp since 2001 to me)... but the show while not close to their best was pretty good.  Seattle blew it away...
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: Behind the Barricade on March 28, 2016, 12:56:09 PM
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I saw them in Dublin and Cardiff on 360.

Dublin was abysmal....thankfully Glasvegas beforehand were excellent so at least got something out of night.

Cardiff was OK but Bono was shot vocally.

And yet you rewarded them for playing stadiums by paying to see them in one.  Twice.  Is it any wonder they play stadiums?

I always reward gradually but punish swiftly.

Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: an tha on March 28, 2016, 01:30:36 PM
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I saw them in Dublin and Cardiff on 360.

Dublin was abysmal....thankfully Glasvegas beforehand were excellent so at least got something out of night.

Cardiff was OK but Bono was shot vocally.

And yet you rewarded them for playing stadiums by paying to see them in one.  Twice.  Is it any wonder they play stadiums?

I always reward gradually but punish swiftly.

Saw them in cardiff in 05 and to be fair they were good...i wouldn't pay to see them in a stadium again though.
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: il_capo on March 28, 2016, 01:57:46 PM
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I saw them in Dublin and Cardiff on 360.

Dublin was abysmal....thankfully Glasvegas beforehand were excellent so at least got something out of night.

Cardiff was OK but Bono was shot vocally.

And yet you rewarded them for playing stadiums by paying to see them in one.  Twice.  Is it any wonder they play stadiums?

I always reward gradually but punish swiftly.

Saw them in cardiff in 05 and to be fair they were good...i wouldn't pay to see them in a stadium again though.

I bet you'd pay if they were gonna play Elevation :)
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: an tha on March 28, 2016, 02:25:55 PM
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I saw them in Dublin and Cardiff on 360.

Dublin was abysmal....thankfully Glasvegas beforehand were excellent so at least got something out of night.

Cardiff was OK but Bono was shot vocally.

And yet you rewarded them for playing stadiums by paying to see them in one.  Twice.  Is it any wonder they play stadiums?

I always reward gradually but punish swiftly.

Saw them in cardiff in 05 and to be fair they were good...i wouldn't pay to see them in a stadium again though.

I bet you'd pay if they were gonna play Elevation :)

U2 play elevation at a show? Surely not...
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: il_capo on March 28, 2016, 03:08:43 PM
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I saw them in Dublin and Cardiff on 360.

Dublin was abysmal....thankfully Glasvegas beforehand were excellent so at least got something out of night.

Cardiff was OK but Bono was shot vocally.

And yet you rewarded them for playing stadiums by paying to see them in one.  Twice.  Is it any wonder they play stadiums?

I always reward gradually but punish swiftly.

Saw them in cardiff in 05 and to be fair they were good...i wouldn't pay to see them in a stadium again though.

I bet you'd pay if they were gonna play Elevation :)

U2 play elevation at a show? Surely not...

Have you ever wondered how many hundreds of pounds you've spent on the band since 2000 and they've rewarded you by playing Beautiful Day and Elevation every single time?  Either you're a secret admirer of these songs or you're an idiot :)
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: an tha on March 28, 2016, 03:17:49 PM
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I saw them in Dublin and Cardiff on 360.

Dublin was abysmal....thankfully Glasvegas beforehand were excellent so at least got something out of night.

Cardiff was OK but Bono was shot vocally.

And yet you rewarded them for playing stadiums by paying to see them in one.  Twice.  Is it any wonder they play stadiums?

I always reward gradually but punish swiftly.

Saw them in cardiff in 05 and to be fair they were good...i wouldn't pay to see them in a stadium again though.

I bet you'd pay if they were gonna play Elevation :)

U2 play elevation at a show? Surely not...

Have you ever wondered how many hundreds of pounds you've spent on the band since 2000 and they've rewarded you by playing Beautiful Day and Elevation every single time?  Either you're a secret admirer of these songs or you're an idiot :)

I think it is very good of the band to provide just the right number of toilet and beer breaks....
Title: Re: Do you regret the amount of money you spent seeing U2 on SOI?
Post by: markreed on May 15, 2016, 01:58:40 PM
10 shows, in total, somewhere in the region of (tickets, travel and hotels included) around 1,000 - all GA tickets, 5 within travelling distance, 5 overnighters. All GA's or lowest price seats. Don't regret it at all.