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About yardie

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    Night and Day

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Co.Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Interests
    Play guitar. Love eating out when I can with the family. Do a little cycling.
  • Favourite U2 Album
    Joshua Tree, has to be.
  • Favourite U2 Single
    A Sort Of Homecoming
  • First U2 Gig
    Dublin,June 1987, ye olde Croke Park
  • Recent U2 Gig
    Madison Square Garden, 30th July,2015. Belfast, November, 2015
  • Best U2 Gig
    Belfast, SEC Arena, November 2015.
  • Favourite U2 Person
    Edge, simple but effective.lol - like me.
  • Fav. Other Bands
    list is endless - broad taste.

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  1. Ah, thanks for sharing - the world just keeps getting smaller. Nice one.
  2. You're The Best Thing About Me (New Single)

    I'm sorry - I don't usually swear on a public forum. BUT, I am absolutely f*cking loving the video for this song. Great to see a band that cut their eye teeth in touring the USA out of New York (once they gotta around how to get out of Dublin, Belfast and London) - still enjoying being a band! It's a special thing that, and I can relate to so many of the iconic sights after seeing them (as a Northern Irishman) in that fair NY city a couple of years ago. 'Like all cities - it has it good, and it has it's bad' to coin a phrase. Just again!
  3. You're The Best Thing About Me (New Single)

    I'm not sure they did Pain. I think AB was when they had a very serious look around them at what was going on in the 'NOW' musically at that time, and pulled a lot of those references into the album - and if not the album itself, very much into b-sides, and mixes for the first time. I'm not expecting an AB type of album - c'mon guys, U2 are more mature guys than back then - however, I would like them to re-discover soaring melodies - it's what they are the best at in the business when they get it right. I fear they'll try too hard and come up with something that falls short. By falling short I mean - not to me - I'm a fan of the band and will always find beauty in their work. It's the hacks that they've got to prove they've 'still got it' to - whatever 'it' is. I don't think they have anything to prove to anyone. Any release is always good to hear - however, I don't want my favourite band of my lifetime to become the butt of jokes you struggle to defend. Here's hoping we get 'special' on Experience.
  4. You're The Best Thing About Me (New Single)

    Just absolutely reinforces how tight, accomplished and professional this band are. I'm really excited for this album now - there are always gems on a U2 album. This track is so beautiful in it's simplicity. As always, delivered live embryonically with perfection. Reminds me a little of the time they performed 'I know I'll go Crazy, If I don't Go Crazy Tonight' upon release of 'No lIne' in the early days of release - and just looked what that morphed into. You just never know what you're gonna get with U2. Hearing this live just reaffirms why I love U2. They are just so fantastic live.
  5. Closest I got to Buffalo was about 5 weeks ago driving past on my way through from Cleveland to Toronto! On way home back to Ireland
  6. You're The Best Thing About Me (New Single)

    I want to go for a pint with THAT guy. Oh, hang on....I don't.
  7. You're The Best Thing About Me (New Single)

    Whaoh. Great clip Mich, thanks for sharing. Back to the track and on a separate note, I'm just loving the first few bars of Edges guitar chords on this. Subtle variances on the common chords to deliver something unique. It's what U2 do best. Just listen. It's great actually.
  8. You're The Best Thing About Me (New Single)

    I like it. Well produced and simple. I'll be humming it tomorrow. Cheered me up.
  9. u2 song of the day

    Crumbs From Your Table. "Where you live should not decide, whether you live or whether you die."
  10. Guys, you have to remember, or possibly not aware of - the many wranglings there have been over the years with the residents that live around the Croke Park area. I suppose understandable - and U2 over time get that. Croke Park is in 'inner city' residential Dublin ( or on the edge of it) - which means lots of close knit communities. Perhaps not the wealthiest areas of Dublin - but a football stadium that was built to represent the working class, the gaelic loving football supporters of Dublin and Ireland. It's a short distance from the fun buzzing city centre that displays also the effects of poverty and misfortune in life. Over time the controls have been agreed and put in place to alleviate some of the major disruption that affects this area when a big show hits town - which is quite often during the summer, and many of the locals I dare say love it and make some 'spin offs' from it without a doubt. However, Croke Park is a symbolic venue. It's not, like many modern stadiums sited in a green field area, or by the sea as part of modern city re-generation. It just is where it is - and that's what makes it unique. I would just respect the controls that are in place. They are generally there for a reason and taken from learnings over many years to ensure the relationship between concert goers and locals remains a harmonious one. I'm not from the area myself by the way, but I do understand why it's a much more 'sterile' environment than say, 30 years ago!! Bedlam then. I'd have been a very annoyed local resident myself!
  11. Great interview with Zane Lowe

    A must watch this one. Great open, honest and funny insight into the greatest band on the planet.
  12. 8 Years since last Croke Park show!!

    Ah fantastic. I'm sure there are many more like you. Ive fond memories of seeing them in MSG 2015. Croker is the bis though. Enjoy your trip.
  13. So, it's now our time. Is it just me or has anyone else thought that the 8 years since the band last played in Croke Park has just flown by? I can almost smell the place - Here we GO! Good luck, safe travels and safe passage to everyone heading to Croker on Saturday night. Enjoy.