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yardie last won the day on December 19 2017

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About yardie

  • Rank
    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. JT30, Coke Park, Dubs, 22nd July, 2017.
  • 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. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Where are U2? Erm, we got the album,hmmm, we got the BBC thing pre christmas. I dunno. Big spat for ticks. Is This it Lads, nothing else until the tour? Where are U?
  2. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I think that's a fair summary. Nothing will replace my youthful days of UF & JT period musically. It was simply the best (for me). It was also when I first saw them live. Those days may all seem a little primitive in comparison to todays super highway connectivity - which brings many superb aspects - but they were fun for me. Latest album - it's good, and the band are still tight both in studio and live - so that's always a positive for me.
  3. 'All the promises we made…'

    I'm thinking (hoping) this will make a welcome return on tour this year.
  4. u2 song of the day

    Second show for Belfast. Love it.
  5. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    See, I'm not big into politics really - yeah, sounds crass coming from a guy that lives in Northern Ireland and grew up through the 70's + 80's + 90's - but I'm not. Maybe I've just become politically weary of all the nonsense I heard growing up. Where I grew up, only 25 miles North of Belfast - I was, largely, unaffected directly by much of what went on in my country. That said, perhaps I was lucky, because by being in the wrong place at the wrong time, many were not so lucky and affected deeply or lost life. My point. The world has changed. I was on social media this morning, and my cousin, (who resides in North East Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie, and that I've been fortunate enough to visit a few times, once in 1989 + 1991, when we were younger, and more recently in 2015 (got to see U2 in NYC), and only last year) - sends this beautiful image of Statue of Liberty, with the moon, and a message - 'let's remember America was built on immigration.' Love her to bits - she's my feisty cousin, albeit, we're not as young as we used to be. She's proud of her Irish (Belfast) roots though she herself was born in the USA, to my wonderful Uncle Mal & Aunt Belle (now in their seventies) who hail from Belfast. THEY sought the American dream in the early 1970's when N.Ireland was in a spot of bother. Young Americans were fighting in Vietnam, to the point were American companies were advertising jobs in the Belfast Telegraph newspaper. They chose a new life. This wasn't in the days of the Titanic not making it to the other side - this is in my lifetime and immigration is part of global coexistence. So whilst I'm not good a doing politics - I very much don't do aggression either - I very much value coexistence. Whilst U2 for me will almost always be about the music (I believe in this album because of the subtleness of some of the instrumental work on this album) - there will always be a part of me that wants to shout 'LOOK AROUND, LOOK AROUND, IT'S A SOUND, LOOK AROUND - IT'S NOT A PLACE.'
  6. u2 song of the day

  7. u2 song of the day

    Where is it?
  8. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I like Coldplay, what's wrong with Coldplay?
  9. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    On 'innocence' - it was the first time I'd seen the band indoors - in New York & Belfast. The latter was very special. Prior to that it was always arena in Dubs, including last year with TJT. I dunno - but Belfast was an awesome indoor gig in 2015 where you could almost touch the band. I'm hoping for more of the same later this year - ticket permitting. In fact, I think I'm actually going to push the boat out on this one tomorrow morning and go for the most (almost) expensive tickets available - as you just never know when a journey will end.
  10. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    'Cause they're Irish. U2 don't really get awful press in Northern Ireland though, which is also part of the UK. They are very much embraced 'up north'
  11. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Manohlive , I base that on no sound judgement whatsoever. I think RFD is a great track by the way - I just feel it's one of those tracks that will struggle to get into a 22-24 song set list given the growing back catalogue of this exceptional band! Just my opinion. So many U2 tracks fall into that category. It depends how much of the show they want to give over to the new songs. My view is that bands (including U2) in their formative / earlier years give obviously more showtime to the new music, U2's problem however, is finding the balance between playing the 'classics' and promoting the new. They only have so much time on stage. Unless they jump to a 3hr set, it must be hard for them to decide what's in / what's out. So JT30 is done. Do they now make the brave step to drop some of the stalwarts from that album to free up set space to include more of the new? Has SBS it's day, and it's time to move on? Can you imagine a set list without 'Steets', 'WOWY' or 'Still Haven't found...' ? They can drop big tunes, they've done it before. Will be interesting.
  12. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I doubt we'll hear live red flag day showman summer of love love is all we have left
  13. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    N'ah, if we are talking 'golden eras'- generally a short space in time in the timeline lifespan, for me 85-93. But then , that's just ridiculous really. It's certainly, imo, when they were at their best live. That said. This is a band that has gone beyond that micro measurement. They mean so many different things to so many people of different generations. They probably haven't brought the millennials along with them, but X n Y, It's all about choice.
  14. European Shows Selling Out…

    Any idea when shows in Belfast might be announced?