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  1. Anyone know what time the GA line will be allowed into the venue?
  2. I agree - we had similar experiences in 2009, 2011, and 2017. The fan-run lines work fine as long as they begin at the SAME TIME as the GA rules listed by the venue. No lists from some other place where folks lined up before the official GA arrival time.
  3. I mean POP is 21, we can buy it a pint, let's take it out on the town boys! So what would I like to hear? Here are my categories: Songs I know they won't play: Tomorrow, Seconds, 40, Hawkmoon 269, Heartland, Still Haven't Found, Falling at Your Feet, Luminous Times, Salome, Acrobat, Grace, Crystal Ballroom Songs that maaaaybe could make it because POP is 21 and/or work thematically with the new stuff: Discoteque, Mofo, Please, Wake Up Dead Man, If God Will Send His Angels, I Threw a Brick, Love is Blindness, In a Little While, Love and Peace or Else Songs we could reasonably expect to hear: Streets, This is Where You Can Reach Me Now, Every Breaking Wave (full band), American Soul, Red Flag Day, Little Things, Ordinary Love, You're the Best Thing, The Showman. I have never been to a show that didn't have One and With or Without You, but I could go without. It would be cool to do a darker first half featuring the Innocence material (and POP! material), a poignant interlude ("Wild Horses", "Little Things", "Summer of Love"), and then BAM! a wildly joyous Experience second half with American Soul, You're the Best Thing, and Love is Bigger.
  4. I think of it as more: If Jesus were preaching the virtues that our current American society appears to hold in esteem, what would He say? Independence, power, fame, privilege, wealth are just some of the "virtues" of our culture. As far as "real" versus "sarcastic": Real would be, "Blessed are those that still seek love, for they have the power to change the world" wheras sarcastic would be "Blessed are the well-dressed men, for poor women made their clothes". These are both examples of submissions featured on the front page.
  5. Mickey Hart would like to have a word with you, lol!
  6. Just musing on some more SOI/SOE connections to previous work... The most affecting line in "Little Things" (for me) is "Sometimes, I'm full of anger and grieving, so far away from believing any sun will reappear". I sense a clear double meaning in sun/Son, and it puts me in mind of a bold, 21-year old singing "Open up to the Lamb of God.....He's coming back, O believe Him!" (or "I believe it!" in some live performances). I remember (MANY years ago, lol) being so struck by a young punk-agitator making such a confident claim on a rock album, and that I'd never heard anything like the album "October". (Of course I hadn't! None of us had.) So when I think of the conversation between Bono's younger and older self in "Little Things" it is especially poignant: The confidence in "Tomorrow" was so strong and infectious that the doubts in "Little Things" have an equal weight in the opposite direction. And I was young and invincible when I first heard "Tomorrow" and now.... not so much. I know I didn't express that well, I just wanted to talk about my favorite new U2 song. Also, the opening line of "Song for Someone" reminds me of "Falling at Your Feet", which is maybe my all-time favorite U2 song. "Every face that's spoiled by beauty is falling at your feet" is pretty easy to understand. However, "You have a face not spoiled by beauty..." could either mean beauty didn't spoil your face OR could be a tongue-in-cheek way of saying you're not beautiful. Since it may be about his wife, I'm hoping it's the former, lol.
  7. Definitely "Little Things"! Also "Red Flag Day" - it has a driving sound that reminds me of their earlier stuff. And I can't wait to sing back and forth with Bono "You and I are, rock and roll!" Cheesy, I know but I think American Soul will get the place bumpin'. "Summer of Love" is another one - it's so dreamy and groovy. I think it would work well for a downtempo live song. I'm also hoping for some of the SOI tunes - I would lose my shite for "This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now".
  8. Is this a thing??!! I think it would be cool to have a dark, banging first set (think Mofo, American Soul, Crystal Ballroom, This is where You Can Reach Me Now, God Part I) followed by an introspective interior (Little Things, Every Breaking Wave, Summer or Love) and then just a ridiculously, exuberantly joyful second set with songs like Streets, Ordinary Love Remix, Beautiful Day, Landlady, Love is Bigger. Sort of a journey from innocence to experience. "A musical journey" as Larry would say, lol.
  9. Late to the party here, but I had to post because everyone in real life is tired of hearing me rave about SOE. I am IN LOVE with SOE, just wow. Totally agree that this is the best album since POP, which I never thought could be approached. Little Things might be a top favorite of all time, same with Red Flag Day and Landlady. Did I say Wow already? SOE also reinterprets and elevates SOI, in my humble opinion. I like SOI about a million times better now than I did three months ago. (I always felt a little weird listening to SOI, like I was reading someone's private diary. Almost too personal.) Those SOI B-sides though!!! I look forward to more SOE awesomeness here in the Zoo and then live this summer!! Cheers!
  10. Oh, the talking. I've tried the rail twice and was crushed both times (I'm quite small). Now my go-to sweet spot is right behind the superfans but in front of the casuals. You will find me there crying to Landlady in Nashville, TN. Thank you all for the wonderful welcome. Catch you in the tour threads!
  11. All in my top 5 as well! "The Little Things That Give You Away" is my absolute favorite - a soaring epic of joy and tears. "Lights of Home", "Summer of Love", "Red Flag Day", and "Landlady" are my favorites. I also love "13 (There Is A Light)" and how that changes "Song For Someone". Someone like me...
  12. Hey everyone! Like many, I've been a member of the site for several years (since the 360 tour), but this is my first forum post. I have to go somewhere to talk about how much I love SOE, and how it's U2's best album in 20 years, because everyone I know in real life is tired of hearing about it. Have a great day U2 fans of the world!
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