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    U2 Merch Unsold

    I’m hoping they will sell what’s leftover too. I also have been asking on the live threads for these items to be sold in the U2.com store - I don’t know why they wouldn’t. People want these items; thus, they would definitely sell. There are many shirts and posters that were only sold on the European leg that those of us living outside Europe would like to have had the opportunity to purchase as well. Some were exclusive to North America, and those living outside NA might like to have those specific items too. Otherwise, all the money for such items goes to eBayers and other resellers who may only have enriching themselves as much as possible as their sole motivation. I’d rather have my money go to the band than to resellers. Anyway, I hope our pleas are heard and acted upon too.
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    U2 dreams

    I looked for a dedicated thread on this topic, but I couldn't find one. (If there is one, and I just missed it, mods, please place this thread in the appropriate place.) I usually don't dream about the members of the band ever, but last night (i.e., Sunday night/Monday morning), I had two in short succession. Thus, I had the inspiration to start this thread (somewhat embarrassingly). Neither dream is incredibly remarkable - I was just amazed I had any in the first place. The first was one where I, for some reason, was having dinner with at least some of the band. If I had to guess, it seemed to be during an off-day on a tour. The funny thing about it is that The Edge seemed to be left holding the bag - that is, he seemed to be the one getting everyone together for this dinner and looked a bit frazzled that he was doing it instead of normal minders of the band for such an occasion. I felt like I was one of two people who was supposed to be following him to the table (with whom I allegedly was, I have no idea). Edge flew through this crowded anteroom and up some stairs - so quickly, I was sure I lost him. But, when I climbed the stairs, I found our guitar hero pretty quickly. BUT, he was off like a shot again! Through a door and down a dark hallway, we finally emerged in a somewhat dark dining room. It wasn't very full yet. The Edge seemed to unwind a bit once we were there. He pointed to a seat for me to sit in (and for whoever I was with), and he sat down on the other side (I guess to be with the other band members, although I didn't see Adam or Larry; Bono's presence was implied - not directly witnessed, but a certain Bono-ness (Bono-itude? Bono-osity?) was hanging in the air). Of course, as with many dreams, it anti-climactically ended there. The next one was more dramatic, but briefer. I was in a back-stage room where the band was (allegedly), and then a very strange thing happened. A very excited woman wearing a JT t-shirt jumped at me and knocked me off my feet! Was she a covert security agent who thought I was a baddie? No - it didn't feel like that. Did she mistake me for someone in the band? That feels closer, but not quite right. Was I getting a bizarre vicarious experience of what it was like sometimes being in U2, as if I were one of the members of the band? THAT'S what it felt like. I'd love to tell you which member if the band I was apparently channeling, but I couldn't be certain. If I had to guess, it would be either Bono or Larry. She was blond, buxom, and screaming - so much so it woke me up. I feel like I have a new respect for the band, now although I do hope none of them have ever had to endure that (but they probably have). I didn't realize that listening to boots from U2 shows before bedtime was so programming to the dream world, but apparently they are...
  3. I was encouraged by one of the moderators to create such a thread about a month ago for all the tribute/cover bands for our beloved band. This is especially apt now since U2 are about to go on a hiatus of unknown length in about two weeks, and because the tribute band I saw a month ago I just saw again tonight! The one I have seen recently, and about 15 years ago too, is "Unforgettable Fire". They are based in NYC, but they travel all over the Northeast. They opened for a Tom Petty tribute band about a month ago in Philadelphia (thus, they only played for an hour), but tonight I saw them in Atlantic City and it was just them. They did their usual fantastic job and they did their homework even for the most recent tour! The setlist tonight was (with accompanying graphics too) : The Blackout (yes, really - complete with "It's A Beautiful World" pre-show beginning and graphics taken from "The Blackout" live from the barricage - yes, they are that exacting with their presentation) I Will Follow ("Boy" cover in background) Beautiful Day (complete with astronaut graphics from U2360) Gloria (someone tell Mich ) Desire (nod to RnH while everyone was team-watching it tonight - I would have done it too, but I was busy obviously) The Fly (complete with the current graphics from the e&i tour) With Or Without You All Because of You Sunday Bloody Sunday (which segued into..) Please (which segued back into the end of SBS) New Year's Day Pride Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Bullet The Blue Sky Running To Stand Still Where The Streets Have No Name (complete with the graphics from the JT anniversary tour) One (encore) Walk On Obviously, a great set and they performed it brilliantly. In January, it will be their 24th anniversary as a band! If you live in the Northeast US, definitely catch them. They are great for getting you through the years when U2 aren't on tour. Their website is: http://uf2.com/ Anyway, this isn't a thread just for them or for this part of the world. If you have a U2 tribute band near you, wherever you are in the world, just post your news about them here. That's why this thread was created. I'll continue to give updates on UF, but I hope everyone will update they bands that they know about. Tour hiatuses are easier to take with a good tribute band to see once in a while; they're fun to see anytime really (if they play as well as UF does). I'll try to add some pictures if the site cooperates.
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    U2 dreams

    Reading all these, I'm glad I started the thread! (I still can't believe there wasn't one before.) I wonder how often they will appear in our dreams once the tour ends. I guess we'll (unfortunately) find out soon...
  5. (I looked for such a thread, but I couldn't find one - if I accidentally made a duplicate, please feel free to combine with the pre-existing one.) Depeche Mode, Sun. June 3, Philadelphia 😎
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    Dublin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Yes, I'm ready for what's next too. This one ending will hurt the same way for me as POPMart, Vertigo, and U2360 ending did. But, one stage has to end in order for the next one to begin.
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    Dublin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    I wonder. I also wonder if we'll have another "Moncton moment" like on U2360 and "40" is pulled out.
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    Dublin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Damn...only one more show this tour... Tuesday is going to be fraught with emotion.
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    Dublin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Ooooh - a tease again!
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    Dublin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    That's sweet from Bono...
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    Dublin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Christy Turlington in the house - it is ZooTV all over again! LANDLADY!
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    Dublin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    I think the crowd is making a request!
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    Dublin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Which is why I'll keep the buffering stereo feed - at least it's stereo...
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    Dublin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    I only get mono sound from her feed - I wanted to use it, but that is annoying.
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    Dublin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Yes, 3Arena apparently isn't great for mixlr feeds.
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    Dublin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Wow...this feed gave me a bizarre remix at the beginning of "Pride".
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    Dublin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    In the past, they have done it to introduce the encore, but who knows tonight.
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    Dublin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    jzcanuck is pretty good
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    Dublin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Definitely one of the very best...
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    Dublin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Agreed. Since they started their initial sessions for SOI (late 2013/early 2014), they have only had one relatively inactive year (2016) - they have been going pretty much non-stop otherwise. 2019 needs to be a restful year for them.