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Another "secret" pre-concert performance in Boston?

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Has anyone heard anything about the band doing another "secret" pre-concert performance in the Boston area like the one they did at the Somerville Theatre in 2009? Any tips or leads about this would be much appreciated!!! Thanks so much!!

 

 

 

 

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Certainly they would invite me ... but they haven't so I'm thinking it is a no.  If they happen to do one though, hopefully they'll invite me.

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I am far from an expert, but that would seem kind of crazy to do that again in Boston, since they already did it last time, and they did the Roxy on this tour...

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I doubt they'll find the time, even with the 2 days off in between, but we can live in hope! Remember that the Somerville Theatre "secret" show was part of the radio promotion for No Line on the Horizon. It wasn't part of the tour, and they performed similar shows elsewhere (including LA). Granted the Roxy show was a make-up show from their promotion of this album since Bono was in the accident, but who knows... Given the themes of this album, and the nostalgia, and just the surprises they've been throwing in general a mini surprise gig at the Paradise wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility... Man, to be in that venue now!!

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I guess you never know . . .I was dreaming the same thing, to see them at the Paradise, now that would be something!! :lol: What radio stations should we keep an ear out for any announcement? How did people find out about the Somerville show? I'm thinking maybe WERS, any others?

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I guess you never know . . .I was dreaming the same thing, to see them at the Paradise, now that would be something!! :lol: What radio stations should we keep an ear out for any announcement? How did people find out about the Somerville show? I'm thinking maybe WERS, any others?

The NLOTH radio gigs were promoted on most radio stations. WZLX (100.7) is always a good bet for U2 related giveaways and contests given their history with the band. I remember listening to and calling not only 100.7, but 92.9, 104.1, and I think WAAF (97.7/107.3) as well. I was relatively unemployed at the time, so I had the time to listen around and call in--I came so close so many times! All in all though, I ended up being happy I didn't get in to the show because I was able to hangout behind the theatre and met Edge & Bono as they came in for the sound check. Such a memorable if quick experience!! They kept refusing to sign things saying that they had to get in for the sound check and were just shaking hands today, but as soon as Edge got to me he just grabbed my sharpie and poster out of my hand and signed it. Edge borrowed my sharpie to sign someone's thing next to me and nicely gave it back. As Bono moved down the line he kept refusing things too and then when he got to me he said, "Maybe we will sign some things.", signed my poster and then proceeded to take my sharpie with him! I was so stupidly happy that I was the first person they both signed stuff for that day. I wish Adam and Larry had come through as well so I could have a poster with all four signatures on it, but I'm so happy with what I do have and that sucker's not coming out of that frame. I'll just have to get a second one for Adam & Larry at some point!  ;)

 

At any rate, I also imagine a lot of those stations will be giving away tickets to the regular shows as the week goes on too if anyone is particularly lucky and is looking for tickets. Most contests are announced on their websites, or you can call in to see if they'll be doing giveaways (at least for the regular shows).

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most stations gave away tickets when they went on sale along with all the radio ads..

havent heard much in boston about U2 lately. i never hear about winners on all those contests anyways. so im skeptical.

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The daughter of someone that I work with won tickets to Friday's show. I think it was right around the start of the tour. I'm not sure whether it was a radio thing or not; I think she may have said that it was something with her college. I checked 92.9's website and they have a "enter for a chance to win" thing for U2 tickets. If you spend enough time listening to the radio, chances are they might have some giveaways this week for the shows too.

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Certainly they would invite me ... but they haven't so I'm thinking it is a no.  If they happen to do one though, hopefully they'll invite me.

Are you a personal friend of the band? If they happen to do one . . . .certainly you would invite me with you! ;)

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yes there was a big college related promotion. for students only. And lots of people won in cities at the beginning of the tour. but as for the radio station giveawyas (iheart radio) and local stations, those contests are mostly to acquire new email prospects. I never hear about winners after the contest ends. little fanfare.

 

I have not heard a peep since, so i doubt there will be any small club surprises.

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