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Title: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: singnomore on August 28, 2017, 08:45:32 AM
All things Indianapolis
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: bjkrober on August 29, 2017, 06:47:30 AM
As an Indy resident, it's been disappointing to see that there are thousands of unsold tickets (even GA still available), but no TV, radio, billboard, online ads at all.  The promotion for this show has been pitiful.  The Indianapolis Colts, who run the stadium haven't promoted it all either.  It sort of proves the theory that the South American Dates will make the big bucks and half-full American shows are still profitable.  Hopefully, during the month off, they've pulled out the Dalton Brothers costumes for a reprise in Indy!
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Moser on August 31, 2017, 07:19:16 AM
I just picked up a GA for this venue. Will be my first show in Indy (all have been in Chicago). Hopefully the present availability of tickets means I can get a great position without too much hassle.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: timeforageneral on August 31, 2017, 09:18:49 AM
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As an Indy resident, it's been disappointing to see that there are thousands of unsold tickets (even GA still available), but no TV, radio, billboard, online ads at all.  The promotion for this show has been pitiful.  The Indianapolis Colts, who run the stadium haven't promoted it all either.  It sort of proves the theory that the South American Dates will make the big bucks and half-full American shows are still profitable. 
I think the JT2017 tour stops in Louisville and Chicago ate up the market for an Indianapolis show.

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Hopefully, during the month off, they've pulled out the Dalton Brothers costumes for a reprise in Indy!
Please
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: bjkrober on August 31, 2017, 12:19:26 PM
You're exactly right about Louisville and Chicago.  Heck, I went to Cleveland to see it.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Kmama07 on August 31, 2017, 12:45:05 PM
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As an Indy resident, it's been disappointing to see that there are thousands of unsold tickets (even GA still available), but no TV, radio, billboard, online ads at all.  The promotion for this show has been pitiful.  The Indianapolis Colts, who run the stadium haven't promoted it all either.  It sort of proves the theory that the South American Dates will make the big bucks and half-full American shows are still profitable.  Hopefully, during the month off, they've pulled out the Dalton Brothers costumes for a reprise in Indy!
Very little promotion for Detroit as well.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: savoyard on September 06, 2017, 01:39:02 PM
Are there any sound curfews in Indy? I'm guessing not, but hoping there is something.  This old man wants to get home before 2am!
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: bjkrober on September 06, 2017, 01:50:49 PM
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Are there any sound curfews in Indy? I'm guessing not, but hoping there is something.  This old man wants to get home before 2am!

I don't think there is a sound curfew in that area.  There is very little residential in the vicinity of the stadium.  It would be cool if they had the roof open for the show, but I'm sure they'll have is closed for some b.s. reason....
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: dealme on September 08, 2017, 07:45:06 PM
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Are there any sound curfews in Indy? I'm guessing not, but hoping there is something.  This old man wants to get home before 2am!

I don't think there is a sound curfew in that area.  There is very little residential in the vicinity of the stadium.  It would be cool if they had the roof open for the show, but I'm sure they'll have is closed for some b.s. reason....

I was told today by a friend in the know that both the roof and the window will be open. 
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: U21978man on September 10, 2017, 10:42:05 AM
Sound will be better if roof closed that's what I'm hoping for an 70 thousand people arena experience!!? 8)
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Kmama07 on September 10, 2017, 02:01:36 PM
Have. Blast everyone! I was hoping to squeak a last minute trip to Indy, but couldn't work it out! I'll be looking for mixlr/periscopes to tide me over!
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: shineinthesummernight on September 10, 2017, 02:12:46 PM
I'll probably see you on Periscore, KMama!
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Moser on September 10, 2017, 03:03:22 PM
Line is pretty well organized. given numbers by the venue staff. But also gamed big time by people came early to get a number and then go off to brunch, only to cut those at the last minute. Defeats the purpose but whatever. I just hope I'm by a group full of energy instead of cell phone statues.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Moser on September 10, 2017, 03:09:26 PM
And I heard The Best Thing during the sound check. Fingers crossed they play it.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: shineinthesummernight on September 10, 2017, 03:11:19 PM
Good luck, Moser!  Have a fun time!
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Kmama07 on September 10, 2017, 05:22:40 PM
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I'll probably see you on Periscore, KMama!
I'll be there.
Kmamasutra
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on September 10, 2017, 05:37:57 PM
I'm at the show and the roof is open!


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Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Basskid on September 10, 2017, 05:45:48 PM
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I'm at the show and the roof is open!


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Yay Jen!  Looking good for you guys tonight...
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: shineinthesummernight on September 10, 2017, 05:53:19 PM
Have a rockin' Hoosier time~!
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Starman on September 10, 2017, 05:58:40 PM
Wish I could have been at this one! Listening to Beck right now, he sounds awesome!
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: ljencik on September 10, 2017, 06:09:41 PM
Yea--super bummed to be missing this one having just gone to Buffalo! Apparently there's a new song on the set list?
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: crazygojiU2 on September 10, 2017, 07:00:17 PM
Are there any Mixlr or Periscope links?  I checked Periscope and everything is hours old.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Basskid on September 10, 2017, 07:05:32 PM
http://mixlr.com/dreams_out_loud/
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Basskid on September 10, 2017, 08:13:37 PM
Totally normal so far. The Joshua Tree is still the same 11 songs.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Basskid on September 10, 2017, 08:35:02 PM
The Dalton Brothers got a shout out from Bono.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Basskid on September 10, 2017, 09:06:26 PM
Best Thing follows Vertigo tonight at 19.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: wik73 on September 10, 2017, 09:10:38 PM
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Best Thing follows Vertigo tonight at 19.
What? Really? Any recordings?


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Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Basskid on September 10, 2017, 09:11:43 PM
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Best Thing follows Vertigo tonight at 19.
What? Really? Any recordings?


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Just finished on the stream.  Looks like its replacing MW because Ultraviolet is starting now.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Basskid on September 10, 2017, 09:12:18 PM
Encore:

16. BD
17. Elevation
18. Vertigo
19. Best Thing
20. Ultraviolet
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Kmama07 on September 10, 2017, 09:16:09 PM
Damn it...I knew I should have bitten the bullet and gone to Indy today. Grrrrrr....
I think Best Thing went over better than Little Things did at previous shows. I of course am basing that on Mixlr/periscopes I'm on. Haha
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Basskid on September 10, 2017, 09:17:40 PM
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Damn it...I knew I should have bitten the bullet and gone to Indy today. Grrrrrr....
I think Best Thing went over better Little Things did at previous shows. I of course am basing that on Mixlr/periscopes I'm on. Haha

Definitely seemed to go over well.  People seemed excited to hear it!
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Basskid on September 10, 2017, 09:27:55 PM
One ends the night!  Only change is Best Thing in for MW, but a great night overall!
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: tigerfan41 on September 10, 2017, 09:54:21 PM
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Damn it...I knew I should have bitten the bullet and gone to Indy today. Grrrrrr....
I think Best Thing went over better than Little Things did at previous shows. I of course am basing that on Mixlr/periscopes I'm on. Haha

I wanted to as well! Tickets were dirt cheap for the stands ($15 on stubhub) and I always wanted to catch at least one show from the stands to really take in all of the visuals. Ahh well. Sounds like a great show for those who attended!

As far as Little Things, I heard it at the Pittsburgh show. Not a huge response from fans but I thought it was a good live song. Difference between it and Best Thing is Best Thing is an official single and was released last week--so fans going to tonight's show had a chance to familiarize themselves with it--whereas Little Things has never been released officially, just played on Kimmel and live.

I think Little Things will be a great show closer on the E&I tour. It's just not time for it. Almost like if they had played MoS on the Vertigo tour--it wouldn't have worked, but it did work pretty well on the 360 tour.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: miryclay on September 10, 2017, 10:30:03 PM
https://youtu.be/CHP9Ao17jaY
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Pouakai on September 11, 2017, 01:33:41 AM
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Difference between it and Best Thing is Best Thing is an official single and was released last week--so fans going to tonight's show had a chance to familiarize themselves with it--whereas Little Things has never been released officially, just played on Kimmel and live.

I think part of it is also that Best Thing is a different type of song on the whole compared to Little Things - they're both great, but Best Thing is much more upbeat and energetic and so IMO would get a better reaction in a concert setting
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: SwimmingSorrows on September 11, 2017, 01:37:33 AM
Good to hear Best Thing, but disappointed they're cutting Mysterious Ways for it, though.  Seeing them in a week, and I wanted that slide solo. 
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: Moser on September 11, 2017, 07:11:46 AM
The Best Thing About Me was so nice and raw live. It sounds very much like the studio recording except the key change goes more smoothly live. I bought this ticket just to get a shot of hearing the new stuff and it worked. And it seemed well received although I believe the audience was a little surprised it ends on that note. Even the Edge cracked up a little bit when he ended it.

And something about the acoustics of Lucas Oil Stadium produces this echo that makes Bono's voice soar. Not a bad venue -- at least from the floor.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: ahittle on September 11, 2017, 07:48:35 AM
Best Thing went over pretty well. Maybe Bono oversold it a bit, but people around me in GA seemed eager to hear it and were responsive. They seemed pretty confident with it. Were those the same splattery graphics they use for Mysterious Ways?

I could see the little funky breakdown being expanded at some point - it reminds me a bit of "Let's Dance."
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: bjkrober on September 11, 2017, 12:25:38 PM
What a night!
1.  Roof Open - helped the sound, the vibe and the temperature.
2.  GA entry was fastest and easiest I've ever been thru
3.  Crowd showed up.  - a few empties here and there, but no large empty sections
4.  Beck is so legit.
5.  Best Thing debut instead of Mysterious Ways.
My fears about a small crowd, closed roof and "mail it in" performance were all unfounded.  Shame on me.  U2 rules!
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: shineinthesummernight on September 11, 2017, 05:09:31 PM
Glad it exceeded your expectations, BJK!
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: skelter on September 11, 2017, 05:28:31 PM
I agree bjk. I was afraid they'd phone it in for Indy, a city they don't have much history with. Bono made the Dalton Bros debut a focal point of Indy, but most of the audience disn't get the reference.

Whole band was on fire. Adam was smiley, more than he was at Louisville (he was dour for his chipper standards at Louisville).

GA gate was hard for me to find.

Debut of Best Thing made ticket price worth it for me.

Also, Bono said some pretty inspirational stuff, which I'm sure is part of his script these days. Before Bad, he said something like "let go of the things holding us back, to make time for the things that matter"
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: shineinthesummernight on September 11, 2017, 05:33:43 PM
I'm not sure why but I find Bono to be super inspirational, even when some of his lines have been used hundreds of times.  The man knows how to speak my language I guess.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: skelter on September 11, 2017, 05:35:33 PM
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I'm not sure why but I find Bono to be super inspirational, even when some of his lines have been used hundreds of times.  The man knows how to speak my language I guess.

I think Edge's tinkling guitar chimes in the background help make it inspirational imo  :D
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: trashbag on September 11, 2017, 06:06:47 PM
I gotta say, Bono's voice was in particularly fine form. Am I the only one? Compared to seeing them in Louisville and countless other shows on YouTube, it felt he was seriously going for it last night!
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: wlomaco on September 11, 2017, 08:25:36 PM
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I gotta say, Bono's voice was in particularly fine form. Am I the only one? Compared to seeing them in Louisville and countless other shows on YouTube, it felt he was seriously going for it last night!

They were definitely not phoning it in last night.  Everything was very high energy and the crowd was pretty darn good too.  Some people in my seated section sat down for the 1/2 half of JT, which I thought was lame, but whatever.  One of the funnest parts, though, was what Bono said after The Best Thing:  He asked, "was it ok?"  And he thanked the crowd for the opportunity to perform the song, saying it was a "real thrill."  It was very cute and almost child-like.  Fun to see how fun he found it!  Crowd reaction to it was strong too.  I mean, not the crowd reaction to Streets or Elevation, but all things considered....

The venue was a real plus--yes when he spoke it was a bit echo-y, but it was fun to have an open roof and a nice breeze throughout.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: julez728 on September 12, 2017, 06:36:02 AM
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I gotta say, Bono's voice was in particularly fine form. Am I the only one? Compared to seeing them in Louisville and countless other shows on YouTube, it felt he was seriously going for it last night!

They were definitely not phoning it in last night.  Everything was very high energy and the crowd was pretty darn good too.  Some people in my seated section sat down for the 1/2 half of JT, which I thought was lame, but whatever.  One of the funnest parts, though, was what Bono said after The Best Thing:  He asked, "was it ok?"  And he thanked the crowd for the opportunity to perform the song, saying it was a "real thrill."  It was very cute and almost child-like.  Fun to see how fun he found it!  Crowd reaction to it was strong too.  I mean, not the crowd reaction to Streets or Elevation, but all things considered....

The venue was a real plus--yes when he spoke it was a bit echo-y, but it was fun to have an open roof and a nice breeze throughout.

People in my section sat for most of the JT.  After Bullet, most people sat and my friend and I were the only ones in our section that stood for the second half. 

I enjoyed the energy and felt it was the best out of the three shows I went to on this tour.  The sound was a bit off, but still a great show.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: savoyard on September 12, 2017, 11:28:17 AM
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What a night!
1.  Roof Open - helped the sound, the vibe and the temperature.
2.  GA entry was fastest and easiest I've ever been thru
3.  Crowd showed up.  - a few empties here and there, but no large empty sections
4.  Beck is so legit.
5.  Best Thing debut instead of Mysterious Ways.
My fears about a small crowd, closed roof and "mail it in" performance were all unfounded.  Shame on me.  U2 rules!
Everything you said! I also noticed that the GA section was a lot smaller than Chicago. Maybe half the size based on the placement of the soundboard. Overall I thought this was better than the two nights in Chicago.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: skelter on September 12, 2017, 04:40:16 PM
I wonder if they deliberately set up a small GA field based on total GA tickets sold. Even up till 1 week before the show, you could buy an Indy GA.

They wanna make the field look packed for the photos in instagram, etc
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: desertrat on September 12, 2017, 04:44:02 PM
My wife and a work group attended and had a great time while I watched several periscope feeds back here in Cali. There's an excellent quality recording of the entire Indy show at U2Start.com.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: savoyard on September 13, 2017, 08:12:17 AM
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I wonder if they deliberately set up a small GA field based on total GA tickets sold. Even up till 1 week before the show, you could buy an Indy GA.

They wanna make the field look packed for the photos in instagram, etc
Possibly, but I think it's just a better setup for the fans and pictures. Lucas Oil seats more people too, so maybe they were able to adjust the size of the GA.  Soldier Field was fairly empty past the soundboard. Either way I thought it was a lot better.
Title: Re: Official Indianapolis Thread **Spoilers** 10 September 2017
Post by: boilerfan97 on September 13, 2017, 12:03:33 PM


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What a night!
1.  Roof Open - helped the sound, the vibe and the temperature.
2.  GA entry was fastest and easiest I've ever been thru
3.  Crowd showed up.  - a few empties here and there, but no large empty sections
4.  Beck is so legit.
5.  Best Thing debut instead of Mysterious Ways.
My fears about a small crowd, closed roof and "mail it in" performance were all unfounded.  Shame on me.  U2 rules!
Everything you said! I also noticed that the GA section was a lot smaller than Chicago. Maybe half the size based on the placement of the soundboard. Overall I thought this was better than the two nights in Chicago.

I completely agree with all of this!  :D For the first time in a while I was in seats instead of GA. It was a different vibe in seats as expected (people sitting at times) but I didn't care that's their problem. ;)

I was at Chicago 1 and it was great as it always is  there. But I liked this show better in that I thought the band really brought it better at this show. Tight set, great energy from all of them. Bono was especially great this show and used his pipes better I thought. Plus all of the Dalton references, jokes, etc. It just seemed like they were having a blast this show more than I've seen in a while.