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In honor of Greg Carroll: "One Tree Hill" @ the One Tree Hill

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On November 8 the Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will start in a city which was significant to the history and the spirit of the album "The Joshua Tree" - because of the song "One Tree Hill" which reflects hope in the moment of a deep loss and because of the dedication of the whole album to Greg Carroll. I guess, there is no better place for U2 to open this 2019-tour as it is in Auckland. Greg Carroll, whom probably none of us have known personally, lives on in this album through the song "One Tree Hill" and gives the album a lot of the spirit, for which we are so grateful as fans. And for me - as for many others, I think - the One Tree Hill in Auckland is a kind of place of longing and a symbol, as is the song of the same name.

So, here's my idea: What would you say that we come together and "pre-open" the tour ourselves by visiting the One Tree Hill on the evening before the first show and honor Greg Carroll by singing "his" song? I think, that would be a great and unique experience. It would take us nearer to this man who was so significant to this album, and it would let us breath the spirit of "The Joshua Tree". Maybe we could also find someone who plays guitar, so that we have a good accompaniment. Maybe you like the idea? Just say what you think about it!

 

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I would love to do this. I will be arriving from Los Angeles on the 7th in the morning (I am going to both shows). I am not sure how far One Tree Hill is from Auckland but let me know. Blessings, Penelope

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On 10/5/2019 at 9:23 PM, pennmicaleh said:

I would love to do this. I will be arriving from Los Angeles on the 7th in the morning (I am going to both shows). I am not sure how far One Tree Hill is from Auckland but let me know. Blessings, Penelope

Hey Penelope! Great! :)One Tree Hill is located right in the city of Auckland, in Cornwall Park. The park is open til 8pm, so maybe 7pm would be a good time. What do you think? ... I hope that we can find some more people who would join. But I guess, there is one more big problem that could cause the whole thing to burst... Take a look at the "Cornwall Park conditions of entry" (item 20). They are very strict about meetings. Unfortunately, I only saw this now! Maybe you have an idea?

Cornwall-Park-Conditions-of-Entry-update-2018-rebranding.pdf

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20 minutes ago, Basti88 said:

Hey Penelope! Great! :)One Tree Hill is located right in the city of Auckland, in Cornwall Park. The park is open til 8pm, so maybe 7pm would be a good time. What do you think? ... I hope that we can find some more people who would join. But I guess, there is one more big problem that could cause the whole thing to burst... Take a look at the "Cornwall Park conditions of entry" (item 20). They are very strict about meetings. Unfortunately, I only saw this now! Maybe you have an idea?

Cornwall-Park-Conditions-of-Entry-update-2018-rebranding.pdf 161.74 kB · 2 downloads

Ahh! I think, the problem isn´t really a problem! If we are just a small group coming together outside the park and then visiting together the One Tree Hill, then our "meeting" wouldn't have the character of a "public meeting"... We would just be a small group of people who visit the One Tree Hill. So I think that can be a solution!

The rules for visiting Cornwall Park are just so strict because it is a special place for the Maori and New Zealanders... It is to be understood that they don't want to have any big public meetings there.

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