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  1. U2_SOE_Vinyl and CD_

    From the album Songs of Experience

    © Cris

  2. Are You Experienced _

    From the album Songs of Experience

    © Cris

  3. SOE_CD

    From the album Songs of Experience

    No spoken words just a screaaaaaaaam Aheaaaaeaeaeaaaah aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah !!!!

    © Cris

  4. My poem about the new album SOE

    To Love, I Rhapsodize In the last flicker of light dust settles on my heart Tragedy beheld the night as I tore my skin apart Crushed under the weight of this darkness and screaming Love please save me, so I can continue my dreaming I’m wrought with anxiety and desperation I’m grasping at multiple strands of connection Formidable pain felt, a communal heartbroken Listening intently for those familiar words to be spoken A ting pierced the silent evening of stored rage Could this be my friend, deliverance freeing me from my cage? A universe exists within my soul, a kaleidoscope of color I can feel the vibrations of pain and joy coming in from another A fragment of a star rejoices in melodies soft and profound Drowning in a darkness I am rescued by love and sound I will travel with this light to a place of safety and fun Dancing inside the glorious beauty of this brightly lit sun I thought my soul had weakened from such despair I realize now that it’s an isolation all of us share Waiting for our preacher to teach us how to radiate a glow In utter defiance of hate we sing along to start the show I can now hear my own quiet voice written in a love letter A song that lifts the spirit and makes it all feel so much better I would swim beyond the breaking waves to prove devotion Carrying the love with me as I navigate treacherous ocean My emotions stripped raw, I yearn for solid earth This romance has pushed me on forcing rebirth I stand strong now, no longer silent in dark fear The dust falls off my heart as I shed a grateful tear
  5. SOE_ART_.

    From the album Songs of Experience

    No spoken words just a screaaaaaaaam Aheaaaaeaeaeaaaah aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah !!!!

    © Cris

  6. _High Numbers

    From the album Songs of Experience

    No spoken words just a screaaaaaaaam Aheaaaaeaeaeaaaah aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah !!!!

    © Cris

  7. U2_SOE_EXTRADELUXE_Back

    From the album Songs of Experience

    No spoken words just a screaaaaaaaam Aheaaaaeaeaeaaaah aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah !!!!

    © Cris

  8. U2_SOE_ExtraDELUxE_Front

    From the album Songs of Experience

    No spoken words just a screaaaaaaaam Aheaaaaeaeaeaaaah aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah !!!!

    © Cris

  9. Hi, guys I recently interviewed Andy Barlow about producing SOE. Check out the interview in the link below: http://www.xsnoize.com/interview-andy-barlow-discusses-new-music-from-lamb-producing-u2s-new-record/
  10. BlackOut Octopus

    From the album Songs of Experience

    The BlackOut Octopus extends its' Shocking Tentacles !!!!

    © Cris

  11. _Red Flag Day

    From the album Songs of Experience

    © Cris

  12. _BlackOut-V

    From the album Songs of Experience

    © Cris

  13. Hello Everyone, Thank you very much for taking the time to click on this post. I hope you'll consider what I write and digest on it. Also, I hope you're all enjoying the new U2 album, I am very much! Down to business--- Why do features like Verified Fan and Fan Club presales exist? They are sold to us based on the belief that charging high prices for concerts is wrong, and that "true fans" shouldn't have to pay high prices to attend concerts. It is argued that ticket scalpers charge unfair prices for tickets, and the aforementioned intervention resolves this by making it more difficult for scalpers to both obtain and resell their tickets. I want to make two points clear in this post: First, the prices which are sold on the secondary market are in fact "fair." Second, Paperless ticketing, verified fan and Fan Club presales have proven to be ineffective at filtering out only "true fans." To discuss my first point; Prices on the secondary market are fair. U2 is obviously a massive band. They have devout hard core base and have no trouble attracting in casuals to enjoy their spectacular shows. A relatively small 24 stop US tour(as of this writing) in 25000 seat venues combined with U2's popularity is bound to create expensive ticket prices. I am reminded of the 2016 World Series in which the Cubs were attempting to win their first World Series in 108 years. For home games at Wrigley Field, Standing Room Only Seats were being sold on the secondary market for ~$1500; their face value was $200. This reveals to us a very important point; the value of tickets is not determine by its face value; the true values of tickets is revealed by the secondary market. I won the ticket lottery and had the fortune of going to those games at face value. I also went to many regular season games. One thing stood out to me that differentiated the crowd at the World Series; no children were in attendance. Mostly everyone who attended was an adult who could truly appreciate the event. Why is this? Likely because the higher price of the secondary market dissuaded casual fans to attend and thus filtered the way more authentic folks to attend the game. Forcing true fans to jump through a bunch of red tape, drop an extra $50 bucks, and spend hours learning how to purchase tickets is time consuming and frankly stressful. To discuss my second point; Paperless ticketing, Verified Fan and Fan Club Presales have failed at filtering out "true fans." Did anyone ever bother to look at StubHub for the Joshua Tree Tour? Notice that "paperless" tickets were still being sold in GA. Scalpers had found a work around paperless ticketing the event. I am sure there were multiple ways around it. One way I heard about was using a prepaid debit card and using a fake ID matches the name on the card. Underage folks do similar things to get into bars, it makes sense it works for concerts too. Another complaint with paperless ticketing is that the inability to transfer to ticket to someone else is quite difficult. Because the tickets cannot be transferred and sell out quickly, it commits one to attending an event 5-6 months ahead without full assurance they'll be able to attend. Combining this with the inability/extreme difficult to transfer the ticket just makes life more difficult for folks. Another gripe is that if a middle aged fan who may have fell out of touch with U2 hears about the tour and has a rekindled interest, because he didn't hear about the tour in the two week window before the ticket sale, Ticketmaster's policies force him to be unable obtain a the beast seats in the house ticket for what may have be his favorite album as a youngster. As for verified fan, I have heard to process was very confusing. I was going to buy another year subscription, but after seeing all the hassle, I am done. I am not going to be Ticketmaster's puppet as they spew me propaganda; they are a monopolistic company and they only care about their profits; which is fine. But the way they lie and act as if they are on my side is sickening. Again, in my case Verified Fan did no verification at all. It only discouraged me from using the system. I rolled my eyes as I laughed at the 4 different presales, and all the accounts that had to be created. Its insane. In my view, the costs of paying for members ship and the time it takes to hop through the red tape is higher than the costs of just buying a ticket on StubHub at market value. I'd rather support a broke student trying to turnover some cash over evil Ticketmaster. Lastly, Fan Club presales. There was a time when the only way to take advantage of this offer was if you were an engaged fan who kept up with rumors and news, enjoyed the community and didn't hop on the bandwagon before a tour was announced. Those days are long gone. The fact that anyone can become a verified fan at the checkout at Ticketmaster.com has convinced me its just a way to get another $50 out of us. In Conclusion If Ticketmaster wants to sell U2 tickets below market value and forgo profits, that perfectly fine! However, when Ticketmaster/U2 create a bunch of frustrating red that ultimately fails in achieving its goals, and instead just wastes the precious time of the fans it claims to protect I feel compelled to writing an opinion about it. I suppose the basis in this post in the irony that Ticketmaster points the fingers at scalpers and claims they are villains. The way I see it, Ticketmaster is the villain. I will not be renewing my U2.com subscription. I do plan on attending the shows, but I will wait a month or two for the full shows to be announced and choose from the selection there on the secondary market. Songs of Experience has proven phenomenal album, and I think that it will be very special to hear it live. I hope everyone has a good day! if you've read all of this, I thank you for devoting some of your time towards reading this post. I hope you found it at the very least engaging. I had accidently posted this in the wrong section. My apologies.
  14. Hello Everyone, Thank you very much for taking the time to click on this post. I hope you'll consider what I write and digest on it. Also, I hope you're all enjoying the new U2 album, I am very much! Down to business--- Why do features like Verified Fan and Fan Club presales exist? They are sold to us based on the belief that charging high prices for concerts is wrong, and that "true fans" shouldn't have to pay high prices to attend concerts. It is argued that ticket scalpers charge unfair prices for tickets, and the aforementioned intervention resolves this by making it more difficult for scalpers to both obtain and resell their tickets. I want to make two points clear in this post: First, the prices which are sold on the secondary market are in fact "fair." Second, Paperless ticketing, verified fan and Fan Club presales have proven to be ineffective at filtering out only "true fans." To discuss my first point; Prices on the secondary market are fair. U2 is obviously a massive band. They have devout hard core base and have no trouble attracting in casuals to enjoy their spectacular shows. A relatively small 24 stop US tour(as of this writing) in 25000 seat venues combined with U2's popularity is bound to create expensive ticket prices. I am reminded of the 2016 World Series in which the Cubs were attempting to win their first World Series in 108 years. For home games at Wrigley Field, Standing Room Only Seats were being sold on the secondary market for ~$1500; their face value was $200. This reveals to us a very important point; the value of tickets is not determine by its face value; the true values of tickets is revealed by the secondary market. I won the ticket lottery and had the fortune of going to those games at face value. I also went to many regular season games. One thing stood out to me that differentiated the crowd at the World Series; no children were in attendance. Mostly everyone who attended was an adult who could truly appreciate the event. Why is this? Likely because the higher price of the secondary market dissuaded casual fans to attend and thus filtered the way more authentic folks to attend the game. Forcing true fans to jump through a bunch of red tape, drop an extra $50 bucks, and spend hours learning how to purchase tickets is time consuming and frankly stressful. To discuss my second point; Paperless ticketing, Verified Fan and Fan Club Presales have failed at filtering out "true fans." Did anyone ever bother to look at StubHub for the Joshua Tree Tour? Notice that "paperless" tickets were still being sold in GA. Scalpers had found a work around paperless ticketing the event. I am sure there were multiple ways around it. One way I heard about was using a prepaid debit card and using a fake ID matches the name on the card. Underage folks do similar things to get into bars, it makes sense it works for concerts too. Another complaint with paperless ticketing is that the inability to transfer to ticket to someone else is quite difficult. Because the tickets cannot be transferred and sell out quickly, it commits one to attending an event 5-6 months ahead without full assurance they'll be able to attend. Combining this with the inability/extreme difficult to transfer the ticket just makes life more difficult for folks. Another gripe is that if a middle aged fan who may have fell out of touch with U2 hears about the tour and has a rekindled interest, because he didn't hear about the tour in the two week window before the ticket sale, Ticketmaster's policies force him to be unable obtain a the beast seats in the house ticket for what may have be his favorite album as a youngster. As for verified fan, I have heard to process was very confusing. I was going to buy another year subscription, but after seeing all the hassle, I am done. I am not going to be Ticketmaster's puppet as they spew me propaganda; they are a monopolistic company and they only care about their profits; which is fine. But the way they lie and act as if they are on my side is sickening. Again, in my case Verified Fan did no verification at all. It only discouraged me from using the system. I rolled my eyes as I laughed at the 4 different presales, and all the accounts that had to be created. Its insane. In my view, the costs of paying for members ship and the time it takes to hop through the red tape is higher than the costs of just buying a ticket on StubHub at market value. I'd rather support a broke student trying to turnover some cash over evil Ticketmaster. Lastly, Fan Club presales. There was a time when the only way to take advantage of this offer was if you were an engaged fan who kept up with rumors and news, enjoyed the community and didn't hop on the bandwagon before a tour was announced. Those days are long gone. The fact that anyone can become a verified fan at the checkout at Ticketmaster.com has convinced me its just a way to get another $50 out of us. In Conclusion If Ticketmaster wants to sell U2 tickets below market value and forgo profits, that perfectly fine! However, when Ticketmaster/U2 create a bunch of frustrating red that ultimately fails in achieving its goals, and instead just wastes the precious time of the fans it claims to protect I feel compelled to writing an opinion about it. I suppose the basis in this post in the irony that Ticketmaster points the fingers at scalpers and claims they are villains. The way I see it, Ticketmaster is the villain. I will not be renewing my U2.com subscription. I do plan on attending the shows, but I will wait a month or two for the full shows to be announced and choose from the selection there on the secondary market. Songs of Experience has proven phenomenal album, and I think that it will be very special to hear it live. I hope everyone has a good day! if you've read all of this, I thank you for devoting some of your time towards reading this post. I hope you found it at the very least engaging.
  15. BlackOut _ Part IV

    From the album Songs of Experience

    The BlackOut Continues !!!!

    © Cris

  16. LandLady

    From the album Songs of Experience

    After listening to SOE I went out " Running down the street like loose electricity while the band in my head plays a strip-tease" to the park and took some SOE-inspired photos....

    © Cris

  17. BlackOut - Part III

    From the album Songs of Experience

    This is my kind of BlackOut....Artistic, Peaceful, Soothing.....Taking it to another level......

    © Cris

  18. SNL

    Satuday Night Live was GREAT last night! U2 was Fantastic
  19. An Even Darker BlackOut

    From the album Songs of Experience

    © Cris

  20. The BlackOut

    From the album Songs of Experience

    U2 is the New Black ! Happy SOE to Everyone !!!!

    © Cris

  21. SOE Arrival Date

    Hey guys, I pre-ordered SOE deluxe edition when it was first released and was hoping it would arrive today in the UK in time for the official release. Does anyone know if it will arrive today or has anyone not received theirs yet? I really hope so because I'm saving listening to it until I can sit back and relax with the whole package to enjoy it! Postman has just been and he didn't have it with him . I might be the only person on here to not have listened to it yet! Let me know guys, Mike
  22. A video for my belove king Bono!

    a video for my king Bono Meu singelo presente para meu rei amado Bono Vox. Uma das músicas mais linda da festa, naquelas noites maravilhosas no Morumbi. Bono, I love you forever!
  23. Since The Blackout cane out I actually really liked that song and I thought it would make a pretty good song for them to open the shows with, but now after hearing American soul that would also make a good opening song. Or maybe American Soul followed by The Blackout for the first 2 songs. What’s everyones thoughts?
  24. Disclaimer: I believe U2 is greatest band in the world. I haven't seen or heard a better band in my lifetime and I don't think I ever will. Also, I'm a paying fan club member and own almost everything they've ever released. If I don't have a physical copy of it, I'm sure I have it digitally. I believe U2 will release one more album after Experience and call it day. I'm thinking it's just a matter of time, I think they know they have nothing more to prove. Quite frankly, I hope they do what R.E.M. did. Put out one last amazing album and then call it a day. Everybody shakes hands and goes home. I also don't believe that the band can keep up the current touring pace at their age. A U2 tour lasts anywhere from 2 to 3 years. In my opinion, the I+E tour has never actually stopped. I would go so far as to say that The Joshua Tree 2017 tour was part of it. I would also argue that the stadium shows that were done were supposed to be I+E shows. Do I want them to retire? Selfishly, yes! There is a quality U2 possesses that no other band possesses, that goes for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, Oasis, Nirvana, and anyone else you want to add. That quality is nobility. Their music is noble and when it's played or heard, it reaches out for the very best of everyone of us. That just doesn't exist anymore. I don't want this band to go the way of the Stones. I love the Stones, but those guys look a little ridiculous these days. I just don't want to see Bono and The Edge trying to run around the stage at the age of 70. I'd be afraid it'd cheapen their music somehow, and knowing how the general public hates a sell out, it would look as though they have gone that route. Finally, Bono keeps referring to this "brush with his own mortality" recently, which I don't know if you've been keeping score at home, that makes three times recently that Bono has almost met a fatal end. If it was bad then, then that has to have some effect on his body, and I'm not a fan of the idea of Bono collapsing and dying on stage. Some of you will wholeheartedly disagree with me and I welcome that. I'd love to hear another perspective. Thanks for taking a second to read this crazy ramble. I hope you're all well in the U2niverse!