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#U240 - Fan-Organised Things Marking The Band's 40th Anniversary

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Fans worldwide are marking the occasion with events to celebrate #U240 - these are some we know about already, if you are doing something, or know of others who are gathering, or doing something special then please add the info into this topic.

 

(will keep updating this post with additions as they come in..)

 

@U2Valencia had a great #U240 party earlier this year, and @HarryKantas wrote this great review of it for the Zoo

 

@atu2 are having a gathering at The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, USA on 24/25 September : link

@atu2 are also having a party in Dublin on September 24th (Sold Out) : link

@U2_fans_tour are hosting 2 nights in Dublin at The Church Cafe on 23/24 September : link

 

 

@stoxo is blogging 40 U2 spiritual songs, one every day up to #U240 : link

@U2start are documenting in photographs the 40 most amazing U2 shows, part 1 here : link

@atu2 are running a #U2 special series, including '40 Great Quotes' and '40 People Who Have Shaped U2's Career'

 

@U2zoostationradio are doing a special radio show on 24th September (credit to gran_pilaf)

@VetriU2 is doing a special fan video (credit to Shannon387)

A group of fans are making a special book to mark the anniversary (credit to mich40)

@u2songs are hosting a giveaway contest (show them your fav U2 item to win) (credit to monica martino)

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Might try to have a guitar sesh maybe. :unsure:

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Hello. I'm from Argentina and We have a radioshow entirely dedicated to U2, called U2 zoostation Radio.

24/9 at 22 hours (Argentina hour) we will do a special program. Our twitter is @U2zoostationradio

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There is also a fan video being done. I Tweeted the @U2Community the name of the person organizing & making the video to the band, @VetriU2

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What we really need is to organize a 'Guinness Book of World Records' effort in the following category: 'The most fans gathered online at the same time at the same place (U2.com) for the same purpose - to shamelessly Beg & Plead with U2 to Go On Another Tour or at least Play A Few More Concerts - as long as the concerts Include New York!'

 

It really is an actual 'GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords' category. You probably just haven't heard of it yet. But it exists. Because I just created it. Just now. :D Suggestions will be taken (here) on a rolling basis regarding when this online BeggingPleading gathering will occur.  :) 

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Might try to have a guitar sesh maybe. :unsure:

Well I've pitched the idea and it's been approved. :) Turns out it's also a long weekend (I had forgotten that) so that worked in my favor.

 

Planning on playing a set of one song from each album, not necessarily in chronological order, just trying to find songs that I can confidently play.

 

As I'm a bit of a novice and I'm going to be playing in the corner of the games room because that's where the power point is, I'm calling it "The 90° & Inexperience Show"

 

Will post the setlist later.

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Might try to have a guitar sesh maybe. :unsure:

Well I've pitched the idea and it's been approved. :) Turns out it's also a long weekend (I had forgotten that) so that worked in my favor.

 

Planning on playing a set of one song from each album, not necessarily in chronological order, just trying to find songs that I can confidently play.

 

As I'm a bit of a novice and I'm going to be playing in the corner of the games room because that's where the power point is, I'm calling it "The 90° & Inexperience Show"

 

Will post the setlist later.

 

  The 90 degrees and Inexperience show !!! Perfect title for your session !!!!

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What we really need is to organize a 'Guinness Book of World Records' effort in the following category: 'The most fans gathered online at the same time at the same place (U2.com) for the same purpose - to shamelessly Beg & Plead with U2 to Go On Another Tour or at least Play A Few More Concerts - as long as the concerts Include New York!'

 

It really is an actual 'GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords' category. You probably just haven't heard of it yet. But it exists. Because I just created it. Just now. :D Suggestions will be taken (here) on a rolling basis regarding when this online BeggingPleading gathering will occur. :)

let them announce the tour and you'll have your Guinness record :D

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Might try to have a guitar sesh maybe. :unsure:

Well I've pitched the idea and it's been approved. :) Turns out it's also a long weekend (I had forgotten that) so that worked in my favor.

 

Planning on playing a set of one song from each album, not necessarily in chronological order, just trying to find songs that I can confidently play.

 

As I'm a bit of a novice and I'm going to be playing in the corner of the games room because that's where the power point is, I'm calling it "The 90° & Inexperience Show"

 

Will post the setlist later.

 

 

A great idea. Sounds great. All the best w/ it.

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What we really need is to organize a 'Guinness Book of World Records' effort in the following category: 'The most fans gathered online at the same time at the same place (U2.com) for the same purpose - to shamelessly Beg & Plead with U2 to Go On Another Tour or at least Play A Few More Concerts - as long as the concerts Include New York!'

 

It really is an actual 'GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords' category. You probably just haven't heard of it yet. But it exists. Because I just created it. Just now. :D Suggestions will be taken (here) on a rolling basis regarding when this online BeggingPleading gathering will occur. :)

let them announce the tour and you'll have your Guinness record :D

 

 

Lol. True. So true. :D  And long time no speak Monica, so "Hello!"  ^_^ 

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Might try to have a guitar sesh maybe. :unsure:

Well I've pitched the idea and it's been approved. :) Turns out it's also a long weekend (I had forgotten that) so that worked in my favor.

 

Planning on playing a set of one song from each album, not necessarily in chronological order, just trying to find songs that I can confidently play.

 

As I'm a bit of a novice and I'm going to be playing in the corner of the games room because that's where the power point is, I'm calling it "The 90° & Inexperience Show"

 

Will post the setlist later.

A great idea. Sounds great. All the best w/ it.

Thank you for the kind words.

 

While trying to find songs from Boy and October, I'm discovering that quite a few of them are deceptively harder than they sound. You'd think their early stuff would be easier than their newer stuff but it seems to be the other way around.

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Also marking the occasion by founding and participating in the U2 WORLD TSHIRT DAY which is an annual international day of U2-ness marked by the wearing around the globe of an appropriate U2 tshirt. Offical, bootleg or homemade shirts maybe be worn. FREE EVENT No entry fee or travel required

 

SO WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD 25TH SEPTEMBER GET ON YOUR U2 TSHIRT!

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Also marking the occasion by founding and participating in the U2 WORLD TSHIRT DAY which is an annual international day of U2-ness marked by the wearing around the globe of an appropriate U2 tshirt. Offical, bootleg or homemade shirts maybe be worn. FREE EVENT No entry fee or travel required

 

SO WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD 25TH SEPTEMBER GET ON YOUR U2 TSHIRT!

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In Bogotá, Colombia, our band, Ultraviolet Cover Band (we don't have twitter but you can check us out on Instagram @ultravioletcoverband) will be hosting a concert and party for #U240 on Thursday, September 22nd. The show will take place at a renowned  venue called Armando Music Hall.

 

The concert will have a great setlist, curated by longtime fans and members of the band, as well as visuals specially designed for the occasion which will be projected in a couple of giant screens. We can't anticipate other surprises that we'll have but a gospel choir and a belly dancer will much likely be on stage with the band for certain songs ;)

 

After the concert, a very well know local radio DJ, @UribeDJ, will host a 2.5 hour party playing a DJ set at the height of the occasion.  

 

We might be looking at around 400 guests and we hope to see every and each one of you there!

 

We'll be uploading clips of our rehearsals before the show to our instagram account (@ultravioletcoverband), as well as full songs performed at the show on our youtube channel.

 

Also, on Septembre 24th, we'll carry out a more intimate show for #U240 at an also great rock venue in Bogotá called Ozzy Bar. This will feature a performance where fans will vote for what they want to hear this day. This show has the support of the U2 Colombian Project (@U2_Colombia) and Universal Music Group, both highly committed to seeing the band in our country.

 

Thanks for allowing us to share,

 

Pablo Buitrago

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This Saturday, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a special party hosted by U2 Tribute Band: Ultra Violet, presenting the 'Songs from Innocence to Experience' show.

 

Saturday, September 24 at 8 PM - 3 AM

Bureau : Studio Bar - AudioFusion
Teixeira de Melo, 380 - Tatuapé, 03067000 São Paulo, Brazil

 

Here are the infos from the facebook event.

 

Ultraviolet U2 Tribute Band : Especial 40 Anos de U2!

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This year U2 celebrates 40 years of rocking and mexican fans want to celebrate with a big party in Mexico City, which has been the stage of the Popmart Tour video, U23D and has also witness the Zoo TV, Vertigo and 360 Tours.

 

The tribute band Laughing Gas will put together a setlist conformed by the greatest hits as well as the old time classics that will make a real fan smile and want to sing; of course songs of the newest album will be included.

 

"Laughing Gas" was conceived by fans during the Vertigo Tour to celebrate the return of U2 to Mexico after 11 years and was borned by the enthusiasm only U2 creates around their fans.

 

October the 7th will be the day Mexican Fans will get together with Laughing Gas to sing and remember why U2 is such a loved band in Mexico... of course with hopes on the announcement of the new tour touching down in Mexico again!

 

Mexico will celebrate together with "Muchos huevos, grandes corazones, mucho tráfico..." as Bono once said.

 

We'll be updating this post with news

 

More information at:

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1782691785347067/?ti=ia

 

https://m.facebook.com/LaughingGasU2/

 

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Also marking the occasion by founding and participating in the U2 WORLD TSHIRT DAY which is an annual international day of U2-ness marked by the wearing around the globe of an appropriate U2 tshirt. Offical, bootleg or homemade shirts maybe be worn. FREE EVENT No entry fee or travel required

 

SO WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD 25TH SEPTEMBER GET ON YOUR U2 TSHIRT!

 

I'll be at a local arts workshop on Sunday where I'm sure I can get someone to play a U2 song or three. And I will be rocking my IETour T-shirt - hopefully I can upload a photo to the gallery on here. Let's fill the Zoo with U2 T-shirt pics!

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The Russian version of the #U240 will also be held on September, 25. 18:00 moscow time. 

Our line-up includes: performances of two bands - "Special Guest"(acoustic set) and "Wake"(electric set), waching the concert in Paris (2015), tournament "drunken checkers", a lot of competitions, some archival photos and videos, fireworks and etc. And we`re planning to make a documentary about the Russian fan movement.  

 

Celebration will be broadcasted online. Our tags #hugbono #U2Russia and of course #U240

 

U2Russia in periscope 

Event in Facebook

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Also marking the occasion by founding and participating in the U2 WORLD TSHIRT DAY which is an annual international day of U2-ness marked by the wearing around the globe of an appropriate U2 tshirt. Offical, bootleg or homemade shirts maybe be worn. FREE EVENT No entry fee or travel required

SO WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD 25TH SEPTEMBER GET ON YOUR U2 TSHIRT!

 

 

I'll be at a local arts workshop on Sunday where I'm sure I can get someone to play a U2 song or three. And I will be rocking my IETour T-shirt - hopefully I can upload a photo to the gallery on here. Let's fill the Zoo with U2 T-shirt pics!

Cool that sounds great ... yes please post any tshirt day pix ....

 

Here if poss ...

 

Thanks

 

http://zootopia.u2.com/topic/33792-u2-world-tshirt-day/

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Also marking the occasion by founding and participating in the U2 WORLD TSHIRT DAY which is an annual international day of U2-ness marked by the wearing around the globe of an appropriate U2 tshirt. Offical, bootleg or homemade shirts maybe be worn. FREE EVENT No entry fee or travel required

SO WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD 25TH SEPTEMBER GET ON YOUR U2 TSHIRT!

 

I'll be at a local arts workshop on Sunday where I'm sure I can get someone to play a U2 song or three. And I will be rocking my IETour T-shirt - hopefully I can upload a photo to the gallery on here. Let's fill the Zoo with U2 T-shirt pics!

Cool that sounds great ... yes please post any tshirt day pix ....

 

Here if poss ...

 

Thanks

 

http://zootopia.u2.com/topic/33792-u2-world-tshirt-day/

 

 

Tshirt day ...  this sunday (will post my pic next monday -_- )

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