Europa_Thomas

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  1. Europa_Thomas

    Happy International Women’s Day

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    U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread

    Make me, “Dad.” 😀😛
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    U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread

    You’re really mixing your metaphors there, Doc. 😀
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    2019 Subscription - Subscribers Gift

    Yes I do, but the vinyl is still stuck on the shelf because the mp3s and lack of a record player make it double redundant . I could play CDs and mp3s.
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    2019 Subscription - Subscribers Gift

    @Max Tsukino, @mich40, @bigwave, I sent an email to customer service, and I got a positive reply in just a few hours: We're sorry the 2019 gift subscription was not available. We understand you wish to switch the gift included with your membership. We're happy to help! We're going to see if the gift can be changed to the INNOCENCE + EXPERIENCE LIVE, 2015 & 2018, and we'll be in touch with you soon, but please note it may be 5-7 business days for a response. (Thanks for your help too, and your patience. It looks like things will be fixed up for me. This was not part of the email, but I don't know how to turn off the rich text)
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    2019 Subscription - Subscribers Gift

    I can assure you that it's no Pandora's Box, or at least that there is Hope in it, because I have opened my 3D dance mixes and have yet to hear any Desire remixes that leave much to be desired. You really might like the poster.
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    2019 Subscription - Subscribers Gift

    Well, open it, already!
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    2019 Subscription - Subscribers Gift

    Some of us don’t have or can’t afford record players. I loved the pictures and poster that were part of this year’s gift, but the poor neglected vinyl has to sit on a bookshelf because I can’t play it. I have multiple means for playing CDs.
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    2019 Subscription - Subscribers Gift

    Dear @mich40 @Max Tsukino @bigwave This sounds like a really cool gift, and I would prefer it to the JT vinyl I had to choose when I renewed my membership 2 weeks ago. I wish there had been at least an option for choosing a "2019 subscriber gift TBD" much sooner. That there was not one or an earlier announcement of this new gift is not your fault, and is perhaps no one's fault, maybe it could not have been prepared or announced any faster, but I am not the only subscriber caught in a less than ideal situation. The additional gift of an extra and early subscription renewal is very generous, but I don't need and can't afford to resubscribe again so soon. It was a considerable financial sacrifice for me to resubscribe 2 weeks earlier, I was compelled financially to wait until less than 24 hours before my subscription lapsed to renew it. I made the renewal with the understanding that I would receive a new 2019 gift, and was perplexed to find that there wasn't one announced yet or an option to select a TBD "mystery" gift. I believe that people who have already renewed their subscriptions for 2019 should receive this 2019 gift without having to renew their accounts again, and personally, this would be a much better gift for me, since I do not have a record player for vinyl but I do have multiple CD-playing devices. I don't think it's fair for subscribers in my position to be compelled to pay for another subscription for 2020 to receive the 2019 gift. Is there anything that you can do? Thank you so much, Europa Thomas
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    U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread

    If I ever meet "Chrono," as he sometimes calls himself, I'll ask him if he got the "when the banks became cathedrals" line in the Coldplay song "Violet Hill" from "Lemon" or from "The Playboy Mansion."
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    U2 dreams

    I highly recommend that everyone look up the parody song "Cavity Search," by Weird Al.
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    U2 dreams

    Maybe Bono proves that you're never too old to acquire new skills.
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    U2 tribute band clearinghouse thread

    He is a good likeness.
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    U2 dreams

    Never was clerical work so glamorous or less of a drudge.
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    U2 dreams

    I wish I was in your dream, if only just to watch Bono and The Edge trying on hats.
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    U2 dreams

    I’ve had dreams about fictional people I’ve never met too (like the anonymous important person mentioned above.) And I’ve had a lot celebrity dreams. Supposedly, celebrities in dreams represent things.
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    U2 dreams

    My most recent U2 dream only had pictures and posters of U2 in it, and more exciting for the fact that I could fly by running, jumping, and flapping my arms, but I was flapping my arms to fly to a fancy apartment near NC State campus to find somebody important for an important reason (I don't remember who it was or why) and this person was an artist with lots of paintings. posters, and pictures of U2.
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    U2 dreams

    My best U2 dream was one where I was Bono, not dressed up like him, not playing as him in a video game, but inhabiting his body with enough of my own self awareness left to realize that I was no longer myself but Bono. This knowledge didn't freak me out, maybe because I had more important things to worry about, like the concert U2 was about to give inside a playhouse that I loved playing in when I was a kid. It was still a playhouse with slides, ladders, and rope swings, but there was also somehow room for a small carpeted stage, room for a decent sized audience, and seats for the audience and outlets for the sound equipment. The concert was a huge success. The crowd went crazy as I/Bono rocked it out with a 2 and a half octave Casio keyboard. The keyboard was so small I could hold it with my right hand and play it with my left (there was also enough of myself left that I was still left-handed). I think we were playing "New Year's Day," and when we got to the solo, I stopped dancing around like normal on my feet, lay down on my back with my head towards the audience (thank goodness the stage was carpeted), and played a phenomenal keyboard solo while kicking my feet to the beat (I somehow managed not to kick Adam, Larry, The Edge, or any equipment) and with the keyboard balanced on my stomach.
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    U2 dreams

    I had a good U2 dream last night, with enhanced elements of previous dreams. It was another auditorium show, but this time I was in the front row, and Ali was there too. I could see her clearly this time, she was wearing an emerald green coat over a black outfit and she had pretty wavy hair. U2 had just played “Iris (Hold Me Close)” and Ali explained more of the song’s meaning to us in addition to Bono’s introduction, but I don’t remember what she said. Then she and my mom started talking and I decided to go buy some crazy-colored lipgloss that was on clearance because we were suddenly at a mall, and then I woke up.
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    U2 dreams

    That last dream is so beautiful, and you can remember what Bono said word for word? I hope it comes true for you one day.
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    U2 dreams

    My weirdest U2 dream was also the longest. My family and I piled into our minivan and went to see them live . . . in a small convention center on the side of a highway and accessed by a back road. There were still some empty theater seats in the back of the auditorium they were playing in so we sat there until intermission. Then I don't know what was weirder, that I decided to use the men's restroom off the convention center lobby, or that Bono decided to use it too (something wrong with the plumbing backstage?). We met at the sink and chatted, and I wanted him to sign something but couldn't find anything signable before he had to go back onstage. When we left, Mom either steered wrong or the minivan malfunctioned and we drove at high speed off a cliff overlooking the busy highway, but then the back wheels got caught on something and yanked us back hard so that the car was bouncing and hanging half off the cliff before the adrenaline woke me up.
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    U2 dreams

    Amen.
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    U2 dreams

    Yes, it might have, I've had to defend our wonderful band (and myself for daring to love them) several times.
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    U2 dreams

    My worst U2 dream was just last night, I'm still a little disturbed by it. The band themselves weren't in the dream. I was at the checkout counter at Walmart, and one of the tabloids on the rack had a headline screaming something like "Shocking hidden anti-Semite message in lyrics to U2 song "If God Will Send His Angels!" See page 18." My dream self was smarter than usual and knew that was complete crap, but seeing lies printed in big red letters about people you love is still disturbing under any circumstances. How did that horrible lie ever make its way into my mind? Was it something demonic?
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    U2 dreams

    It'll at least help you have fun. Man, I am totally hogging your thread, and I haven't even mentioned my best, worst, or just plain weirdest U2 dreams yet!