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    I somehow was able to buy Dawes tickets ten hours before they are supposed to go on sale. All I can figure out is that the fan website has a secret presale going. I was signed in and watching videos. I hit buy tickets for this show, knowing it the sale did not start until tomorrow.. I was hoping a seating chart would appear so I would know it for tomorrows online sale. I somehow got in and had the choice of seats. We are right up front, in the middle section and on the aisle. (Six seats wide) $55 a piece with no service charge and no extra charge for hard tickets. I am a very fortunate human being.
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    Not quite a guarantee, but complete faith that the show will be a great one. There is a reason why I have seen them 3 times already since the end of last September and am contemplating seeing them a 4th time next Saturday. I've been seeing them semi-regularly since 2002, and every show has been excellent!
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    "Treat yourself and be yourself." Great advice. I have just bought two tickets. My spouse nixed the standing option so I got seats instead. Really looking forward to it.
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    Treat yourself and be yourself. (bad U2 joke-i know-it's three am-i could not resist)
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    I was all these shows in Chicago. I remember thinking that only Bono could pull of that marching walk he does in that cap. At first I was offended and then thought, 'Dude, it's Bono. Look at his face. He's being a cock.' He looks so cool. When he sings the first part, and is standing still, 'm four rows away from him. These Vertigo shows (all of them) were some of the greatest nights of my life. Thanks for posting.
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    Ya got me in Pop mood. Mofo-studio version.
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    I was looking online and there are $15 tickets left for UF in the GA pit area.
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    No Line on the Horizon.
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    For our Birthday Lady:
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    I was in a masters degree program for classical guitar performance in my 20's..Too much head banging and I had to stop because the notes were spinning; I could not concentrate; blah blah. I blamed myself and pretty much stopped playing. I took good care of it but have barely touched that guitar. Yesterday, I restrung it and decided to play. I got my tone back. I could also concentrate on both my left and right hand My head kept buffering and rebooting yet I could pay attention when it stopped. This has happened in the past. This time, it feels more permanent. I played, slept, got up and played as much as I could again today. There were moments I was very happy with how I sounded. The best thing is I did not feel my headache while I was playing because of the endorphin rush I was getting. Hopefully, this is here to stay. If not, it's been a great Friday night into a happy and very early Sunday morning. 😊.
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    In a little while.
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    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/massacre-157-villagers-mali-spurs-u-n-investigation-n988176 The above story is horrible to read. It's been getting to me all evening. This song is for everyone involved; especially the mothers and children.
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    This isn't in the Bible, it's a prayer song from my childhood which has been in my mind.. This is an excerpt from what is known as A prayer to Saint Francis.. Lord make me a channel of your peace Where there is hatred, let me bring love, Where there is offense,let me bring pardon, Where there is discord, let me bring union, Where there is error, let me bring truth, Where there is doubt ,let me bring faith, Where there is despair, let me bring hope, Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.... Amen 🎈🐺🌚🌒🎆
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    With all these tour rumours floating about, & an official announcement likely to be imminent, I'm starting to dream about seeing a U2 show in distant lands. I've never been to Japan, but would love to visit there. A U2 show or two would top it off! Problem is, it looks quite difficult for foreigners (especially those that don't speak Japanese) to purchase concert tickets. Having a scan around on google, it looks like it's often the case that Japanese ticket sites will not accept foreign credit cards. They often won't send tickets overseas & don't have e-tickets (hoping they at least do will call). I'm hoping that, for an international act of U2's size, things could be different. Is there anyone here, who went to the Vertigo tour in Japan, who could chime in, with information about the ticket purchasing process in Japan? Maybe a stretch, as the tour 13 years ago, but you never know! Or any help from Japanese locals, or anyone else who attends concerts in Japan. Obviously, as soon as dates are announced, we'll have presales in only a few days. So things will get hectic! So any help be greatly appreciated.
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    The lady who sold me Bruff called. She is going to New Mexico for a week or so. She asked me to stay at her house and take care of her dogs. This is the line from which Bruff was born. She's entrusting what is left of it to me while she is gone. I will get to sleep with a bunch of Irish Terriers on my the bed. Frickin' Irish Terriers with frickin' puppies! Even Dr. Evil would melt with a wag of those tails. I've decided I'm getting another dog. It's time.
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    Rattle And Hum movie outtakes. Because 98 minutes is definitely too short !
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    Killers at Cardiff Castle nextish
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    Sad to hear indeed. I've got some friends who were in a band that supported The Beat a few times when they came and played Brighton. Apparently he was a friendly guy full of advice and wisdom.
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    CITIZENSHIP New Zealand's PM Called for a Global Fight Against Racism. What Would That Look Like? It starts with acknowledging the deep roots of racism. Why Global Citizens Should Care The United Nations’ Global Goals call on countries to promote inclusivity and tolerance. The recent terror attack in New Zealand shows how deeply entrenched xenophobia remains around the world. You can join us in taking action on this issue here. Following the Mar. 15 terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for a global effort to root out racism and bigotry, according to the BBC. She said that the background of the terrorist, who was born and raised in Australia and traveled the world, shows that bigotry is an international threat that requires international coordination to overcome. "What New Zealand experienced here was violence brought against us by someone who grew up and learned their ideology somewhere else,” she said in the interview. “If we want to make sure globally that we are a safe and tolerant and inclusive world we cannot think about this in terms of boundaries." Take Action: This Inequality Cannot Go On. 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Defeating racism at a global level is another matter altogether — but Ardern could instigate progress. “I hope she’s serious, because her representatives at the UN could call on both the General Assembly and Security Council to have a special session on the matter,” Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston who has written numerous books on the history of racism in the US, told Global Citizen. “Experts could be brought on, and an action plan could be developed if she’s serious.” The United Nations has long campaigned to eliminate racism and xenophobia, and recently adopted a new resolution that outlines a strategy for achieving this outcome. The global organization releases reports on the various forms of xenophobia, invites everyday people to fight racism in their daily lives, and advises governments on policies that promote tolerance and inclusivity. Read More: The New Zealand Terror Attack Is an Urgent Reminder There's No Room for Hate in This World As the UN acknowledges, defeating racism, wrapped up as it is in nearly every aspect of society, is no easy feat. But there are broad steps that can be taken in the short and long term to get there. The first step, according to historians who spoke with Global Citizen, is to actually acknowledge the depth of racism in modern life and its historical precedents. Ardern was right in pointing out how the terror attack in Christchurch reflects the pervasive nature of bigotry, according to Kari Winter, professor of American Studies at the University of Buffalo. “It’s so clear in New Zealand that the problem is not a local problem,” she said. “This is a terrorist from Australia who’s heavily influenced by a Norwegian terrorist and who also cites people like Donald Trump. We’re not looking at an isolated locality, we’re looking at a global phenomenon that touches on global conditions.” Racism has deep roots in modern society and it’s up to governments and people to reckon with this history on a regular and ongoing basis. Read More: Women Who Wear Headscarves Are the Most Frequent Targets of Anti-Muslim Attacks: Survey Horne used the US, where white supremacist violence has surged in recent years, as an example. “The US was the first apartheid state,” Horne said. “We should not see it as incidental or accidental that Africans were enslaved, that Native American land was taken, that immigrants fresh off the boat from Europe got benefits and there only recently has been a global struggle to change that. “Until we face the mirror and confess to our own sins, with regard to the ugly history of this country, I don’t think we can move forward,” he added. Acknowledging this history also means recognizing how it actively shapes the present moment. All around the world, racial and other inequities take many forms. Racism on a structural level means that marginalized communities are more likely to face poverty, environmental pollution, violence at the hands of the state, and discrimination in health care, the workplace, and education. On an interpersonal level, racism shows up all across social media and in the daily real-life interactions people have. The terrorist who killed at least 50 people in New Zealand was heavily influenced by white supremacist subcultures online, according to the New York Times. YouTube, in particular, has become a clearinghouse for white supremacist and other bigoted views, and demands for the social media channel to more effectively regulate hate speech have increased recently. Other social platforms such as Facebook have been shown to fuel real-world violence, including the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar, and Twitter is often accused of being slow to remove hateful language. Read More: What You Should Do If You Witness an Internet Hate Crime While social media often creates opportunities for hate, it can also be used to challenge racism by calling out overt acts of bigotry and highlighting instances of discrimination. That’s a step in the right direction, according to experts. Contending with racism means seeing the connection between everyday instances of discrimination and racist rhetoric and larger acts of violence. In New Zealand, for example, Muslims are routinely subjected to discrimination and racist insults. But fully tackling racism requires legislative action at all levels of government in all countries, according to Horne. The United Nations calls for numerous policy changes to combat racism. Oftentimes, these suggestions involve improving the material conditions of people living in poverty — improving access to education, health care, and nutrition, for example. They also include much stronger protections for marginalized groups and greater law enforcement against hate crimes. In the US, for example, Horne said that a congressional hearing could be opened up to investigate the infiltration of white supremacists into police departments and the military. Better oversight of law enforcement, meanwhile, could end the seeming impunity of officers accused of killing unarmed black men, he said. Throughout the US, progressive district attorneys have been working to end racial inequities in the criminal justice system. Read More: How South African Students Woke the World to the Brutalities of Apartheid Although racism takes different forms in every country, bigotry everywhere shares key features. As a result, it’s important for countries to draw lessons from each other. The fight against apartheid in South Africa, for instance, showed how a system of extreme racial hierarchy and state-sanctioned violence can end when countries around the world come together to demand change. Racism is still pervasive in South Africa, but a pernicious system was dismantled. Today, countries need to once again step up and declare that white supremacy and xenophobia have no place in modern society, experts say. But this time, according to Horne, they have to mean it. “I don’t think we have a deficit in ideas," Horne said. "The problem is a lack of political will and political strategy to unflinchingly face the ugly reality." TOPICSCurrent eventsCitizenshipRacismNew ZealandJacinda ArdernBigotryXenophobiaHatredNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern COMMENTS
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