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  1. Its not every night you get to go to the movies with U2. Over a dozen of our subscribers (and their +1's) did on Monday night. The movie was Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, at a special screening at the Ziegfield Theatre, New York - hosted by U2 themselves, along with Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Bob & Harvey Weinstein & Anna Wintour. We asked New York U2.com subscribers to simply send us their their names to go into the hat for a chance at tickets for this event, and just about everyone who put their names down managed to get an invite! When our lucky winners got to the venue, initially there was a slightly worrying delay about everyone getting to their seats in time but it was all good by showtime. @U2'sJersygirl tweeted us : 'Thank You! I'm in the front row #Mandela' followed up soon after with a snapshot of U2 on stage @rperl136 got excited : 'as U2 was walking off stage #Bono and #Edge both shook my hand!!! #lifeismade #U2OrdinaryLove' @NYCLeila big smiles : 'We all got in. Thank you!. My seat is in the 6th row... saw Guggi outside' All went quiet on the twitter front for a couple of hours as the movie played, but soon afterwards it looks like some our winners got to meet some of the band and sent us their initial thoughts about the experience : @LisaSWelch : 'What can I say? Amazing, Moving, Enlightening... #Mandela' & 'Saw the guys. Handsome as ever...' @swsunnybird : 'Just got to say hi to Adam Clayton' & '#Mandela is an inspiration. It was U2 who made me aware of him so many years ago' @roselace91939 and her +1 got a photo together with The Edge @erin_design : 'Wow! What an amazing film. Fantastic to see the band so close too' @nicneal13 : 'Powerful movie - amazing song from the boys!' @KPN1 : 'amazing film! A beautiful introduction of the band by Mandela's daughter! Bono was almost speechless!' It was, by all account one special night to remember. And we all thank the U2.com team & associates for making it happen. We will be hoping for some more in depth reviews, photos and feelings about the night from those who were there, keep an eye out in this thread in the forums and more in the subscribers only topic Update : U2.com has posted more about the night in the News section, with video Walk on...
  2. ok, that thing i said might happen, just has - if you are a full subscriber and from New York area, you really want to read this : http://zootopia.u2.com/topic/27985-attention-new-yorkers-are-you-free-this-coming-monday-ticket-giveaway/
  3. fingers crossed we got something else coming up. soon. hopefully. hope it happens, stick around...
  4. dave fanning kicking the u2 tunes tonight, thanks max for heads up #sexico direct link http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=1%3A%2D2%3A1554%3A21%2D11%2D2013%3A
    1. mich40

      mich40

      Yay! So glad to get to hear the whole song!

       

    2. Anjana

      Anjana

      Yay!! Thank you that made my day!! Good to hear something so fresh again:D

  5. full song / lyric video now added for subscribers : http://www.u2.com/news/title/subscribers-special-ordinary-love-lyric-video
  6. get on yer slippers

  7. this is a great article, from someone who is close to them. so good I read it twice.
  8. you can do a worldwide search of participating stores here : http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home
  9. Larry Mullen Jr. born this day October 31, 1961 in Artane, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
  10. news story just gone up : http://www.u2.com/news/title/ordinary-love-on-vinyl Ordinary Love news & rumours topics all now merged into this topic thread
  11. if this news not on U2.com, then its not official. Sometimes stuff gets leaked, sometimes people speculate (and get lucky), sometimes press prints stuff they have been asked not to, who knows... So, until we see anything announced on the main page then its not official news. I am sure we will get to know something definite pretty soon though.
  12. just a note to say I swapped link to full article instead of the full article content, in the interests of fairness to @u2, & would encourage everyone to visit and read it.
  13. just to note that yes, the trailer is available now on youtube / yahoo movies, but that we got it first, nowhere else had it for at least an hour after it was first shown on U2.com. Its also true that as soon as anything is released someone whacks it on youtube, not a lot can be done about that, and in this case it was Yahoo movies who had it up officially, about an hour or so after we got it. At some point, if we do get the full version of the song here, how do you think it should be done? Big announcement, or just release it to members only, no fuss? Email? Twitter? Soundcloud? Would be interesting to know how you all would prefer get the info, if, as and when it drops....
  14. new feature for tonight, check out the U2 Chat tab (next to ZOO FAQ)

  15. commonly used in forums, the spoiler gives folk to choose whether to read upcoming news / speculation, etc...
  16. no ones getting banned dennyjnr, and mods are simply making use of the 'spoiler' feature (apologies of some posts getting temporarily hidden
  17. check your u2.com emails, something happening tomorrow Thurs 17th Oct 6.30PM EDT

    1. Anjana

      Anjana

      What time is that in the UK please?

    2. Carlos

      Carlos

      Fingers crossed and everything else!

    3. U2LAWoman

      U2LAWoman

      Something good?!3:30 Hurry up!

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  18. ok, show starts in about 15 mins, just time to get the kettle on link : http://tiny.cc/fhv13w let the ad run, and watch out for popups
  19. no probs, don't want to put link up too soon in case it gets taken down, will put it up 10-15 mins before broadcast starts, an hour and twenty mins or so... stay tuned
  20. Kings of Leon on now.. http://www.cbs.com/shows/liveonletterman/artist/221736/kings-of-leon/ Bono on Late Show link coming up...
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