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  1. I, too, like others here, would be fine without Pride and One, even though they are fantastic songs. I'd be fine with dropping Beautiful Day, too. But like the previous poster pointed out, most folks in the arena are seeing one U2 show on a tour and they want the hits, and the crowd gets excited for the hits, so I get why they play them. And for the record I could NEVER get tired of SBS! If they are going to play American Soul this tour, I hope they drop Bullet. (Of course at the end of the day I'll be thrilled no matter what they play!)
  2. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I'm sorry you have been having such a hard time and glad your friends are there for you. Yes, friends matter and I am certainly there for my friend and her little kids, and always will be, and yes, going through it too. Yes, people are kind here. I have visited a few other forums here and there on the internet and this place is nice. I have seen the moderators step in and get folks back in line if they stray from the civil. I really appreciate that about the Zoo forum.
  3. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I totally agree. Thanks for posting, man olive. My best friend and her husband are going through a horrible trauma; their lives will never be close to the same; in many ways they have been completely ruined. And every time I listen to SOE I think it was written for them specifically. "Darkness always gathers around the light" is one line that speaks so much truth and some hope. It's amazing what this album gives on so many levels. I'm glad it has helped you and I totally agree with DMway's commentary.
  4. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I don't remember doing this with other albums. I was not as active here as I am now so maybe we did, but I have been more active the past few months here than ever before because of this thread! And because this album has given me so much more to think and feel about than any other since Achtung Baby, but I was only 16 when that came out and really couldn't appreciate its depth of feeling and experience like I can now with SOE.
  5. getting "no tickets available" message on TM on my phone, and two different browsers. Not even seats. I know this can't be true at 10:09 am. Anyone else running into this?
  6. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Sometimes I heard my little 5 year old walking around singing this part. I love it, too.
  7. Congratulations, Paul!! That is just so great, that you have been a fan since 1983 and get to have this experience with them. Tell us how it goes after it happens!!
  8. Meet and Greet

    That is phenomenal! And totally sounds like Bono! I just love it. Yes I can imagine how awesome that would be in the midst of the cranky Orlando airport atmosphere. I believe the story b/c of how gracious he was with his mob of fans - he's always like that! I remember one of his drive-by's outside the Boston Garden, he stopped his van and got out and addressed the crowd and actually *apologized* to us that he didn't have the time come around and shake everyone's hands that day. I have also heard Larry apologize to the crowd that he didn't have time to come around to every single person. They are true gentlemen, they really are.
  9. Right, and I'd rather trade my GA to Newark to go to Mohegan!
  10. hmmmmm...I hadn't thought of that....more dates...but where are the GAs to this show going? I heard maybe one peep about someone with an Experience code getting one, and that's it. My husband gone none with his Innocence code, both of us plus a few friends got nothing today...
  11. OK, thanks! Can't afford seats, hoping for a miracle GA, LOL. I'm just worried somehow I am "blocked" from TM or something. Have tried clearing cache, using different browser.
  12. I am not even getting seats coming up, not even when I put in "best available." WTH?
  13. Meet and Greet

    I am so thankful U2 doesn't do this. I think my feelings toward them would change if they commercialized and profited off fans' desires to meet them. They have always talked about how they know that they owe their privileged lives to the fans who have been there for them year after year, and I just think it would feel icky. One of the things I love so much about these four men is that they sure don't have to, but they often stop their vehicles on the way in to soundcheck and come out and shake hands, sign things, and pose for pictures. And I have never in my life heard of a fan running into them anywhere and encountering any rudeness. I have been lucky and have met Edge twice, Larry once, and Adam once (kind of twice, as he went around the crowd and then came back to me a second time and posed for the picture that is my profile pic here), all outside gigs. I've made eye contact with and waved to Bono and shouted "I love you!" to him, a few feet away, LOL. So...I can't even think about paying to do a meet and greet.
  14. Two More Shows In The US

    Interesting. I would not think high rollers would want GA, though!!
  15. Ha great idea to try to be his new best friend, LOL! I know the chances are so slim....but...I was still sad it was not ME!!! I can't think of anything else I would want in life. I have a good spouse and healthy kids and a roof over my head, so hanging out with U2 is pretty much the only other thing I would ever want. Have fun, Paul!!!
  16. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Wow. I had not thought of it with the caps. That changes the entire meaning of the line and I love it even that much more. Before, I had been thinking about dictators and wanna-be dictators (Trump) wanting people to need them. But Master...Him? Totally different lyric. And matches with the next line about the Promised Land. Thanks Manohlive!!
  17. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Um, yes, I recorded a version, or a few!! My friend and I sent in 5 videos total!! 2 40-year-old moms acting like teenagers for an afternoon, we had so much fun making them. We joke sometimes that at least the band must be sitting around at night watching our videos because they love us so much. LOL. I am just waiting to be up there on the screen singing with the boys!
  18. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    yes! And Adam, on the last part of the song.
  19. What's "Zoo"?

    From the song Zoo Station, off AB? Which is a station on the subway in Berlin.
  20. That song has always been one of my favorites. Who knows? I was so surprised and delighted by hearing the (good sized) snippet of Walk to the Water on their All I Want is You on the BBC program. That made me feel like anything is possible!
  21. Striking out on any GA or RZ from the first second of the sale...
  22. Yes we tried in Citi pre-sale, verified fan onsale, general onsale, my husband tried in fan club pre-sale, no luck for us for NYC. I can't complain, I am going to Boston. But there just don't seem to BE GAs for MSG.
  23. Same boat. So, so, so frustrating!!!
  24. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I think you were sharing what's on your mind and in your heart as it relates to the specific, political commentary on SOE. As others have said, we have to talk about it all. There is a lot in this album, and some of it is very specific to the current political and cultural moment in the USA. Anyway, if you were preaching, I'm in the choir, ha!
  25. This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I agree with all your sentiments, Manolive. Except I think it's going to take more than everyone watching a video and discussing it. It is going to take, and is taking, so many of us who have been sliding by with just voting and nothing more, stepping up and showing up, making the phone calls, going to the rallies, testifying at hearings, running for office, campaigning for good people who are running for office, all of it. Getting out of our own way and getting off the couch and showing up. AND...this album helps me do that. My kids were complaining a couple weeks ago about "going to another boring rally" when we were heading to our state's Women's March on the Polls and after my boring little lecture to them about the fragility of democracy and our duty to stand up and protect it (a lecture no one ever gave me as I grew up in the 80s)....I put on Love is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way to inspire us. These are scary times for democracy and I find that song and Love is All We Have Left to be such balms to calm and ground me when the fear gets out of hand. SOE has shaped up to be a gem indeed, for me. Two months in and I am still so in love with it.