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It just occurred to me that Bono with the hat on the screen during Exit looks like he's 27 if you look from a certain distance and angle....We saw what they did there.....Aren't we sneaky !!!:ph34r:

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"  He had this whole Afro-hair-do going on and wore a long Afghan coat.....I said to myself....I wanna be in a band with that guy !!! "

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The old crooked, contorted trees....Winding and inter-twining in a cross-thread of thoughtss of someone never finding what they're looking for....

AND then....the Joshua Tree plain  !!!!

and

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1 hour ago, angelofharlem4u2 said:

Next stop, Santa Clara!!

Yeah...I'm at work and havent's slept in 2 days....Dunno if I'll be able to do it...it's just too early for me (Me-Bucharest, same time-zone as-Helsinki, Athens, Cape Town, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Moscow, ....)....I'm glad I could stay and enjoy Seattle !

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My first U2 concert and had a great time. However,  as I was on the 200 level, the speaker sound seemed a bit off. It was especially so during Beautiful Day. Was it the case for you guys?  

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For those of you who are crazy about it....I know I am !!!!

 

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Wow, what a show! (Couldn't be there in person but a BIG thanks to all the scopers and mixlrs!)


BAD!
Eddie Vedder & Mumford & Sons joined on MotD
ONE with the "Do you hear me knocking, lord?" bit! <- I seriously love that and I sing it even when Bono doesn't!
Did The Little Things sound better, or is it growing on me?
Ended with I Will Follow! Such a great surprise :D

Also, it seemed like the band and the fans were more "in the groove" last night (but I wasn't actually there).

LOVED IT!
 

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13 minutes ago, allyson2008 said:

Wow, what a show! (Couldn't be there in person but a BIG thanks to all the scopers and mixlrs!)


BAD!
Eddie Vedder & Mumford & Sons joined on MotD
ONE with the "Do you hear me knocking, lord?" bit! <- I seriously love that and I sing it even when Bono doesn't!
Did The Little Things sound better, or is it growing on me?
Ended with I Will Follow! Such a great surprise :D

Also, it seemed like the band and the fans were more "in the groove" last night (but I wasn't actually there).

LOVED IT!
 

  Little things did sound better ...The ending was still pretty abrupt, tho....But a great song !  Give it to me, I'll take it home, ahah!

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Also, that video they played before Exit - it was apparently from a real TV show from the 1950s. Maybe people already knew that, but I didn't. I had to look it up on Snopes. Wow!

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Oh.... I think " Little things" resembles Walk On a little but it's way better than that one !!!  It actually also reminds me of a Jam U2 were doing on the rehearsals for *POP*mart....... And Mercy.  I think it can be even better....they're trying to figure its secrets out, the stuff you can't find out in the studio those little things that give you away on the road......

While it's not highly experimental, people are complaining already .......it has that something a good song has....Somekind of secret rhythm that hooks you to it.......it's way better than anything on SOI, certainly .....

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Where were you filming from pain_18_.  Looks like you had loads of room! Looks awesome. Well done.

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6 hours ago, pain_18_ said:

For those of you who are crazy about it....I know I am !!!!

 

The more I hear this song, I swear it's a story told from two different perspectives. Loving it. 

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I'm not sure if this post belongs on this particular thread,  but if Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry are reading this, I wanted to say "Thank You". for the awesome show last night,  In fact, I'm still feeling magical energy from four handsome and talented men onstage.  Thanks again & see you in my dreams,  Illumination70☺ 

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Logistically, the gig was a poor reflection of the band, Live Nation, and the venue.

The G.A. line was handled horribly, with security allowing new arrivals through the metal detectors at the same time as those who had queued for hours (or days).

Security said we would be reorganized once inside by the numbers we had been assigned, but that never happened. Instead, we were staged inside as a huge clump of people who surged forward when the inside door was open.

One of the "security" guys at the B-stage spent the duration of Mumford and Sons' set singing along, sneaking peeks at the band, and waving his arms for people to sing along but not stopping the potsmokers.

Very disappointing. I expected better.

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On 5/14/2017 at 10:40 AM, Lisa420 said:

Dudes, I'm pretty sure the issues with enter were NOT due to BC place procedures, but rather due to people NOT reading the dozen emails that went out about the credit card entry. 

Actually the readers are glitchy and not all staff are trained to use them. I was near the front for Seattle and it was stressful for me and the poor tickets readers suddenly faced with this onslaught of people. I had to go to four different readers before I could find someone who could get my card to scan (and I have a relatively new card). I attend a lot of events at the stadium and while the credit card ticket is appealing, it is an objective fact that it is not as dependable as the printed bar codes used for most events that can be scanned more quickly and reliably. I wonder if they could have a system where you could pre-scan credit cards earlier in the day and pick up a bar code ticket to scan on entry (and then have plenty time to deal with any issues) and not have to deal with all that anxiety as people are pouring in.

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40 minutes ago, claudeflowers said:

Logistically, the gig was a poor reflection of the band, Live Nation, and the venue.

The G.A. line was handled horribly, with security allowing new arrivals through the metal detectors at the same time as those who had queued for hours (or days).

Yep. They should have allowed the first 500 people inside in a more orderly fashion considering they then had us wait for an hour in the holding area anyway. I know at other venues I have seen where they let 50 people in through the security check and ticket scan and have them line up in the holding area (they could have easily done this in Seattle). Then those folks can get organized before they let another pulse in. It also gives event staff time to learn how to use the readers which was obviously an issue; as someone who has run credit cards at events I know how stressful this can be to do quickly but event staff can help by not just opening the floodgates and letting chaos ensue. The way it was handled was disrespectful to the first few hundred fans who invested the most time waiting. The message for those considering GA is that despite all the planning and organization of the line, once the local event staff take over a random element comes into play and you just have to do your best to roll with it. Things could be greatly improved with better communication between tour management, venue staff, and the fans who always do a great job organizing the line.

In the end it was a spectacular show. One of their truly great shows. And I've been there for many.

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18 minutes ago, tomokeefe said:

Actually the readers are glitchy and not all staff are trained to use them. I was near the front for Seattle and it was stressful for me and the poor tickets readers suddenly faced with this onslaught of people. I had to go to four different readers before I could find someone who could get my card to scan (and I have a relatively new card). I attend a lot of events at the stadium and while the credit card ticket is appealing, it is an objective fact that it is not as dependable as the printed bar codes used for most events that can be scanned more quickly and reliably. I wonder if they could have a system where you could pre-scan credit cards earlier in the day and pick up a bar code ticket to scan on entry (and then have plenty time to deal with any issues) and not have to deal with all that anxiety as people are pouring in.

 

I will second the idea that the credit card entry definitely slowed things down. I was in an entry line that had people with real tickets and credit cards. The ticket people were flying through then we got to my credit card. It was my personal card, it was the same one I used to buy the tickets, and I had it out and ready to go. Took like 3 or 4 swipes for anything to happen, and then it said not confirmed. Swiped some more and it said already scanned. The guy tried calling someone over to see what he should do. That person called someone else over. All the while my entry line wasn't moving. I mentioned that I had the order confirmation with my seats (I printed it at the suggestion of someone who experienced the disaster that was the credit card readers in Vancouver) and I think that at least encouraged them that I did have legitimate tickets but they weren't ok with just letting me in with that. Finally, someone escorted me to the box office where I waited with a couple that similarly wasn't able to get in with their credit card. Once I gave the box office my credit card and ID they printed the tickets in 2 seconds. Given that the credit card entry doesn't seem to be actually deterring the scalpers any I don't think it's worth the hassle. 

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I'm going to the show in Santa Clara Wedneday - GA tix of course.  They are going to stage us much the same way it looks like it was done in Seattle only they are not letting the line start until 2:00pm (my understanding anyway).  If we get to the front of the main stage - are we too close to truly experience and appreciate the images on the screen?

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So glad they played Bad last night - nearly shed a tear or two. 

Does anyone know why Bono threw up the middle finger at the end of Elevation - it was towards the band. 

 

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'Little Things' ? It's OK, I'm not totally sold on it yet - takes too long to get going. However, great to see the lads in top form and back on the touring map a lot sooner than anyone expected. Hope all goes well for the tour. Looking forward to Dubs and really think the 'Streets' piece live on this tour (as we thought it might be given the context of the tour) , and the technical backdrop is quite possibly one of the best pieces of live imagery I've ever seen from this or any other band. Stunning.

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