james busick

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    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

    NLOTH vinyl re-issue

    I'm quite happy with my original vinyl NLOTH from 10 years ago, but being obsessive-compulsive with stuff like this I will need to have a 2019 version. I'm wondering if the clear vinyl will be available in record stores or only the black vinyl. The gold JT vinyl never came to my local record store, which is a very good store. I would rather not order from the U2 shop, but if that is the only place to get the clear vinyl then I guess that is what I would do. I finally ordered the gold JT vinyl from the U2 shop and of course it showed up with a significantly dinged corner and a slight tear to the top edge from the vinyl pushing through when it was tossed around during shipping. I know I could return it and wait for another one, but it would probably arrive in similar condition.
  2. james busick

    Berlin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Really hoping for a scope during Acrobat for this last time.
  3. james busick

    Berlin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Mixlr on phone, Periscope surfing on iPad and this forum on laptop. And I'm sure I'm not the only one.
  4. james busick

    Copenhagen Live Thread #U2eiTour

    And to think I almost skipped listening today!!!!!!
  5. james busick

    Madrid Live Thread #U2eiTour

    u2gigs is back on as well. The two sound a bit different, so will need to see which one sounds better.
  6. james busick

    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    On mine the shipping email shows my old address but the order page in the shop shows the correct address. I e-mailed them and will try calling tomorrow. I also updated my address months ago. I'm sure they will make it right one way or another.
  7. james busick

    Lisbon Live Thread #U2eiTour

    No doubt! I get a little sad at the end of every show, so the last one is going to be really tough!!! So glad that we are able to listen to and sometimes even watch all of these shows!
  8. james busick

    Lisbon Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Nice dose of Achtung Baby with UTEOTW, EBTTRT and Acrobat! Maybe if we wish hard enough and keep talking about it there will really be a AB 30th anniversary tour!!!
  9. james busick

    Cologne Live Thread #U2eiTour

    A little more techno for the German crowd :).
  10. james busick

    Berlin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    EBTTRT then Acrobat. Nice 1-2 punch!!!
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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    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.