dmway

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  1. dmway

    What concert are you seeing next?

    I'm glad you liked it! I knew you wouldn't be disappointed. If I didn't have another show tonight (which I just came back from), I seriously would have considered going. I love Montclair, NJ and would like a reason to go back sometime. Fix You were very good too - they also opened at the show I saw last week. Yes, the singer had Chris Martin's quasi-hyperactivity down very well (and he sang well too). UF are always worth the effort to see. The band members are starting to recognize me at the shows because I'm at them so often. (I guess wearing The Fly shades helps too...
  2. (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 ?
  3. dmway

    What concert are you seeing next?

    Enjoy your show! I know you will! 😎 Pt. 2 of my pair of Nick Mason shows tonight. This venue just opened up late last year. Beautiful chandelier in the middle of the ceiling! (P.S. Have fun at The Church show tonight, @mich40 )
  4. dmway

    What concert are you seeing next?

    Last night's show became more memorable here: https://ultimateclassicrock.com/roger-waters-joins-nick-mason/ I'll update more on the day later (I'm still recovering) - tomorrow is show #2 for me in Philly! I wonder if anything special is happening tonight - the second show at The Beacon Theater is tonight.
  5. dmway

    What concert are you seeing next?

    Hello from The Beacon Theater! Here is the trippy backdrop for tonight’s show! 😎
  6. dmway

    What concert are you seeing next?

    Very crowded at the exhibit even on a Thursday afternoon! The displays center on the 50s, 60s, and 70s, but at least one iconic 80s guitar is present (no, it’s not The Edge’s). More (much) later...
  7. dmway

    What concert are you seeing next?

    Have fun! I know you have been looking forward to it!
  8. dmway

    What concert are you seeing next?

    ...and the first of my two Nick Mason shows is tomorrow at the Beacon Theater on the glorious Upper West Side of Manhattan! 😎 I am spending the day in NYC - so, I’ll be able to see the “Play It Loud - The Instruments of Rock and Roll” exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beforehand. (I’ll get pictures, of course - esp. if there are any contributions by U2.) I wonder if Nick and his band might pop in themselves. Not impossible, I guess. Show report later.
  9. dmway

    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    ...and I just listened to SOE again today. Just a lovely piece of music! 😎
  10. dmway

    Record Store Day 2019

    OK, this was just posted in the news section: https://www.u2.com/news/title/europa-ep Despite its being called "The Europa EP" this will be available in the US, right? Yes, I am thinking about getting this just for the artwork - how's that for being an obsessive fan?
  11. 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.
  12. dmway

    U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread

    You will have a great time! 👍
  13. dmway

    U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread

    Why not one more nice one of “The Edge”? (Review and other photos above and back one page.)
  14. dmway

    Record Store Day 2019

    And yet no amount of vinyl will ever make that happen. 😱 Downloads are even better environmentally as well - when that catches on more broadly, oh boy... (Carbon is hard to avoid...) Yes, the new album releases have had the cards, to their credit - but that approach is very hit and miss with RSD releases: some acts do it; some acts don’t. It really ought to be uniform - they should all have them. Ironically, including the cards would increase the sales of the titles offered - it’s a win-win.
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    Record Store Day 2019

    YES (again)! Really, all RSD releases should have download cards (or the equivalent). No amount of vinyl released on RSD will make it 1975 again. 2019 is 2019 - and, in 2019 and beyond, people stream/download music and will continue to do both in perpetuity. By all means, release the stuff on vinyl first if you wish to, but not releasing it eventually in digital formats is just pig-headed. If you were a musical act, why would you want to deny the ability of your music to reach all of your fans? It would just be a very silly and inconsiderate thing to choose to do that. Well, we live in hope...
  16. dmway

    Record Store Day 2019

    YES! Thank you for saying this! I’m usually the voice in the wilderness here asking for WAV downloads, so it was very heartwarming to read someone else say it too! I also think that this is exactly the kind of thing that should be given to the subscribers here. Release the vinyl first, then offer the WAV downloads to members here in short order. It would be a fitting perk of membership. Thank you very much for describing it! Now, I will be opening it sooner rather than later. 😎
  17. dmway

    U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread

    That’s good for now! The other photos and review are on the previous page. A great evening!
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    U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread

    Some pictures of the evening:
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    Record Store Day 2019

    First, I'm glad you had such a good time yesterday. It was nice doing an old-fashioned thing like lining up outside a record store - although in the past, I did that more for concert tickets than for new releases (I'm not old enough to have bought records when Led Zeppelin was in the prime of their popularity). I don't want to belabor the point too, but an overwhelming majority of official band sites and forums now are completely free of charge - e.g., R.E.M. fans found out about their "Bingo Hand Job" RSD release Saturday without paying a cent. (When R.E.M. was still an active band, they only charged $10 a year for full benefits too.) Metallica charged for their site memberships until about 2-3 years ago, but they stopped because they felt like continuing to charge was just fleecing their fans - their forum and other site benefits (including concert pre-sales) are completely free now. I'm glad you found something you wanted in the shop. I'm pleased when I have the same experience - many years go by when I don't use the coupon at all. Thus, my suggestion that they use the discount more widely in the shop. I truly would like to buy more, but the cost and the associated shipping prevent me from doing so. I'm sure it was the same as the original SOE box. The site would have definitely informed us if it were a release unique to RSD. I don't think an act has ever released two different items on the same Record Store Day, but perhaps I'm wrong.
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    Record Store Day 2019

    What is the other insert I read about inside? I still haven't opened it yet and may not for a while.
  21. dmway

    U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread

    OK - the show at Penn's Peak last night was phenomenal! I have to say as well that they venue was as well - I had never seen a show there before, but now it will be regularly visited. The songs: Boy I Will Follow Out Of Control The Electric Co. ("w/ "Cry" opening) October Gloria War New Year's Day The Unforgettable Fire Pride Bad The Joshua Tree Streets With Or Without You Bullet The Blue Sky Rattle and Hum Desire All I Want Is You Achtung Baby One Mysterious Ways ATYCLB Beautiful Day They also played the amazing version of "Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. II" like they did last month too. Another great evening! Pictures coming...
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    Record Store Day 2019

    No - they missed a trick there too. Having items with the EP art seems like an obvious thing to you and me (and to most reasonable people), but, so far, nothing. Maybe it’s coming(?) - but I’m not holding my breath because they still don’t have MacPhisto-themed stuff from the e&i tour either, and that also seemed like a no-brainer. I guess we can still hope for this when the e&i DVD/BluRay comes out, but what the hell is wrong with striking while the iron is still hot? My original post also is inspired by my frustrations from ordering in the shop in general in the first place. I would actually like to buy stuff more often from it, but either the items aren’t brilliant, the cost for any item is too high (this is almost always true), and/or the cost for the shipping is too high (this is always true). Thus, I reiterate what I wrote above.