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    Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
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    I love music in every style
    from Clair de Lune
    to that mother***er Miles!!!
  • Favourite U2 Album
    Achtung Baby
  • Favourite U2 Single
    I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  • First U2 Gig
    Ames, Iowa 11 September 1992
  • Recent U2 Gig
    Chicago, Illinois 25 June 2015
  • Best U2 Gig
    Kansas City 18 October 1992
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    David Bowie Roxy Music The Smiths The Stone Roses XTC Kate Bush Cocteau Twins Joni Mitchell Kraftwerk The Beatles The Beach Boys Pink Floyd

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  1. I'm sorry. I have a bad habit of joining in pages and not bothering to read what has been said up until now. I see that I am not alone in my thinking on this. Cheers.
  2. I haven't followed this thread, but I wanted to add my two cents about SoE... I messed with the track order a bit. * Love Is All We Have Left Lights of Home (St. Peter's String Version) You're the Best Thing About Me Get Out of Your Own Way American Soul The Blackout Summer of Love * Red Flag Day The Showman (Little More Better) Book of Your Heart The Little Things That Give You Away Landlady Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way 13 (There Is A Light) Moving up The Blackout feels much better to me. Similarly, the string version of Lights of Home feels great following on the heels of Love Is All We Have Left. Is it just me or is U2 under the influence of Radiohead on Book of Your Heart? A great tune...and a fantastic album. I look forward to seeing the show in Omaha on the 19th of May, 2018. The blending of the personal and political is masterful, taking on mortality, love, the rise of the extreme right wing in the west, the plight of Syrian refugees, and the need to remain hopeful despite the world going mad around you. I have heard that this may be their last album. As much as I hope this isn't the case, I feel like this is U2 going out on top.
  3. I can see a lot of merit in playing every Joshua Tree without strictly adhering to performing the songs in the album's running order. I just don't think it's going to happen. Since the album will most likely be the second set, that just leaves what the first set and encores will be. I like your song choices a lot!
  4. I dunno... Bono talked about the B-sides in the Facebook Q&A with fond memories and great appreciation. I have a feeling that at least some of those will get an airing somehow. As for Acrobat, I think that the lyrics, in the new world disorder of alternative facts, fake news, and the sharp right turn in Western politics that has occurred in England, the U.S., and elsewhere, make that song's stock value rise to meet our present circumstances with wringing hands holding themselves back from becoming clenched fists. The words of Acrobat, "don't believe what you hear, don't believe what you see, if you just close your eyes, you can feel the enemy..." and "no, nothing makes sense, nothing seems to fit, I know you'd hit out, if you only knew who to hit", resonate in a new way now... Meanwhile, The Fly is the phone call from Hell. Until the End of the World is, well, a harbinger of the Apocalypse. As themes go, I feel a Welcome to the Terrordome vibe coming. No holds barred. I think the aforementioned Set One that I predict/propose IS a kind of Songs of Experience package. I won't mind if they give the present show a break for a few months and perhaps merge their new show with elements of the last tour's presentation when the next album arrives...
  5. Given what has been said by members of U2 about this upcoming tour and holding off on releasing Songs of Experience until later in the year, I find myself thinking of what songs will be played this time around. Of course, The Joshua Tree LP is a given. However, that's eleven songs and U2 typically does another thirteen or more tunes each night. I remembered something Bono once said about opening up the Zoo TV shows with Acrobat. He thought it would be a bit of a f*** you to the audience though. The song has never been played in concert or anywhere else from what I know. I think it's time that Acrobat got its comeuppance. After the experience of 2016, everyone talking of living in a post-truth era, that song has a new power. I also think that U2 will reference many of the great artists lost in 2016. While Bowie, Prince, George Martin, George Michael and Leonard Cohen spring to mind, Alan Vega and Buckwheat Zydeco also died in 2016. Alan Vega's Suicide was a great influence on U2. Buckwheat Zydeco played support on The Joshua Tree tour. Bono can be seen asking about them, if I recall correctly, in Rattle and Hum outtakes floating around on YouTube. The B-sides from The Joshua Tree era are very special to fans. I won't be surprised if they're played regularly. Here's the set I thought might be cooking at the moment. I think the songs fit the themes U2 have discussed of late. Acrobat The Fly Until The End Of The World/Anthem New Year's Day I Will Follow Vertigo Desire Spanish Eyes Silver And Gold Sunday Bloody Sunday/Please/Hallelujah Bad/Ruby Tuesday/Sympathy For The Devil/Walk On The Wild Side/Norwegian Wood Where The Streets Have No Name I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For/Exodus With Or Without You/Shine Like Stars/Love Will Tear Us Apart Bullet The Bullet Sky Running To Stand Still/Dirty Old Town Red Hill Mining Town In God's Country Trip Through Your Wires One Tree Hill Exit/Riders On The Storm/Gloria Mothers Of The Disappeared/El Pueblo Vencera City Of Blinding Lights Beautiful Day One/MLK Pride (In The Name Of Love) Angel Of Harlem/People Get Ready Sweetest Thing Party Girl "40" I don't quite know where U2 will drop in references to Bowie or Prince. Desire's rhythm seems to work with that of Faith by George Michael. Bono once covered Hallelujah, so maybe he'll touch on it again, as he has from time to time. Whatever happens, I am very happy that they're back!
  6. U2.com should have a U2 setlist contest. Pick 24-30 songs that U2 will perform. Whoever is closest to the set U2 choose gets some excellent prize. Here's the set I'm betting on... Zoo Station Vertigo Elevation Even Better Than The Real Thing Mysterious Ways I Will Follow Sunday Bloody Sunday Every Breaking Wave (full band this time) Until The End Of The World New Year's Day Gloria City Of Blinding Lights Beautiful Day Where The Streets Have No Name I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For With Or Without You Bullet The Blue Sky Running To Stand Still Red Hill Mining Town In God's Country Trip Through Your Wires One Tree Hill Exit Mothers Of The Disappeared Desire Angel Of Harlem Out Of Control One MLK/Pride (In The Name Of Love) Bad/"40"
  7. u2tapecollector, that is a MIGHTY U2 collection! Very, very impressive!
  8. I think it'd be fitting if the summer shows began with Acrobat. We are in the post-truth era, after all. "I must be an acrobat to talk like this and act like that" sums up things quite nicely...
  9. I exchanged emails with Willie Williams last week via his website. He is optimistic that they will be on the road later this year.
  10. I really like the idea of a complete concert recording from the 2015 I/E tour... Meanwhile, I don't mind if the subscriber gift takes awhile. This double vinyl and digital download of Another Time Another Place was brilliant. It really reminded me of the amazing energy and mystery that was the early U2 experience. They sound so powerful and the vibe is truly electric.
  11. Yes, I noticed that as well when it first came out, too! It's great to see themes emerge in their lyrics over time.
  12. I'm yourself in someone else Don't find yourself in me. (Let that one spin around your head for a bit.)
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