james busick

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    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.
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    Berlin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Really hoping for a scope during Acrobat for this last time.
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    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.
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    Copenhagen Live Thread #U2eiTour

    And to think I almost skipped listening today!!!!!!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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!!!
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    Cologne Live Thread #U2eiTour

    A little more techno for the German crowd :).
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    Berlin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    EBTTRT then Acrobat. Nice 1-2 punch!!!
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    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. Only one post on here and ticket sales appear to be tepid. I left Nebraska 31 years ago, but this still feels like a "home" show and it feels like I should be there. Just need to convince my wife that she needs to be there too!
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    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.
  14. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.....
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    Des Moines!!

    Ah! But it would totally be worth it! ?
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    Des Moines!!

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