james busick

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About james busick

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Austin, TX
  • Interests
    Live music, cycling, watching American football and Real football, spending time with wife of 27 years, following son's Drum Corps International adventures.
  • Favourite U2 Album
    Changes all the time. As Enzo Ferrari would probably answer: the next one.
  • Favourite U2 Single
    Man, I can't answer this :).
  • First U2 Gig
    Joshua Tree Tour 1987 - LA Sports Arena
  • Recent U2 Gig
    Tulsa - 5/2/18
  • Best U2 Gig
    Another tough one. Can't answer.
  • Favourite U2 Person
    Like asking someone to pick their favorite child.
  • Fav. Other Bands
    Joy Division, Neil Young, Jack White, Bob Dylan, Soundgarden, David Bowie, The Decemberists, Husker Du, James McMurtry, Peter Hook & The Light, the list goes on and on.

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  1. james busick

    Will they come back to USA after Europe?

    Would love to see them come back and play the Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience albums, in their entireties. Nothing else. I know it will never happen, and lots of heads in the crowd would explode, but I think that would be awesome. That would be the real i&e/e&i tour!
  2. james busick

    Los Angeles Live Thread #U2eiTour

    The ending is deliberate and makes sense with the overall theme and arc of the show. People always clamor for them to start playing 40 to close shows, but not a lot of "giddy up" in that one either. And no, 45 was not "voted by the American people." Don't forget he lost "the people" by 3 million.
  3. Still plenty of tickets left, but I wouldn't call it "empty." Highly unlikely that they would cancel at this point. It looks like there are about 1,600 tickets left, not including floor GA which must be mostly sold since there have been periods when only resale were available for floor. Capacity is reported to be 17,560, so this makes the show over 90% sold. Hardly a disaster. I'm just hoping for a good, lively crowd. I don't think some empty seats will discourage the band from putting on the best show they can.
  4. james busick

    The Elephant in the room - the GA queue !

    At the end of the day, I think the venues couldn't care less about what is fair. They just want to do whatever is easiest for them. When they see a line of several hundred people already formed prior to their "official" lineup time, the easiest thing for them to do is just go ahead and move that line to the official spot.
  5. james busick

    The Elephant in the room - the GA queue !

    The venues ALWAYS end up endorsing the fan-run line, so it comes down to join it or go to the end of it.
  6. james busick

    Los Angeles Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Yeah, not all 45 supporters are KKK members, but all KKK members are certainly 45 supporters. That speaks volumes. Bono has really been pretty restrained with his comments on the current disgrace. I would love to hear him speak for an hour or so about how he really feels. And he would undoubtedly try to find some positive things to say, which is difficult.
  7. james busick

    The Elephant in the room - the GA queue !

    Disagree that a lottery system is better. While the fan-run system is less than perfect and multi-day lineups are unfair to many people, those who are willing to do some time in line should be rewarded. In your case, softball is optional.
  8. james busick

    Ticketmaster Is Really Holding Out Hope

    Yeah, the lack of sold out shows for pretty much the entire US leg is surprising. Could be that this will be the last tour with multiple dates in more than a couple cities. Hoping for another US leg next year, but considering that they have toured here 3 of the last 4 years maybe it won’t happen.
  9. james busick

    Ticketmaster Is Really Holding Out Hope

    700 tickets left makes the show 96% sold. I doubt they’re too worried about the unsold tickets. Not saying that I agree with the pricing, but TM/LiveNation know exactly what they are doing.
  10. james busick

    Will they come back to USA after Europe?

    I sure hope they do another U.S. leg in 2019. Not counting on it, but hopeful. If not, it could be a long time before we see them in the U.S. again after this. One show down for me this tour and one to go, and I'm going to savor every minute of that second one.....
  11. james busick

    Des Moines!!

    Ah! But it would totally be worth it! 😁
  12. james busick

    Des Moines!!

    You're only 2 hours from Omaha. Tickets are still available.
  13. james busick

    San Jose Live Thread #U2eiTour

    What is the recorded song before One? Something about Women of the World Take Over, but I can’t find it.
  14. james busick

    San Jose Live Thread #U2eiTour

    There is typically a separate line for Red Zone. If you just keep checking around the entrances and asking people I bet you'll find it.
  15. james busick

    Take off the Rosary Beads the Pope gave you Bono

    Being pro-choice does not mean that one supports abortion.