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#U240 - Fan-Organised Things Marking The Band's 40th Anniversary

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#1 bigwave

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 11:44 AM

Fans worldwide are marking the occasion with events to celebrate #U240 - these are some we know about already, if you are doing something, or know of others who are gathering, or doing something special then please add the info into this topic.

 

(will keep updating this post with additions as they come in..)

 

@U2Valencia had a great #U240 party earlier this year, and @HarryKantas wrote this great review of it for the Zoo

 

@atu2 are having a gathering at The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, USA on 24/25 September : link

@atu2 are also having a party in Dublin on September 24th (Sold Out) : link

@U2_fans_tour are hosting 2 nights in Dublin at The Church Cafe on 23/24 September : link

 

 

@stoxo is blogging 40 U2 spiritual songs, one every day up to #U240 : link

@U2start are documenting in photographs the 40 most amazing U2 shows, part 1 here : link

@atu2 are running a #U2 special series, including '40 Great Quotes' and '40 People Who Have Shaped U2's Career'

 

@U2zoostationradio are doing a special radio show on 24th September (credit to gran_pilaf)

@VetriU2 is doing a special fan video (credit to Shannon387)

A group of fans are making a special book to mark the anniversary (credit to mich40)

@u2songs are hosting a giveaway contest (show them your fav U2 item to win) (credit to monica martino)



#2 Grande 3:16

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 12:33 PM

Might try to have a guitar sesh maybe. :unsure:


"There's obviously been a clear case of instrument envy and Sting and myself have four thick, long strings and he's got six girly ones." - Adam Clayton


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Posted 18 August 2016 - 03:41 PM

Hello. I'm from Argentina and We have a radioshow entirely dedicated to U2, called U2 zoostation Radio.
24/9 at 22 hours (Argentina hour) we will do a special program. Our twitter is @U2zoostationradio

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 04:08 PM

There is also a fan video being done. I Tweeted the @U2Community the name of the person organizing & making the video to the band, @VetriU2

Edited by Shannon387, 18 August 2016 - 04:45 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2016 - 05:42 PM

There is also a group of fans putting together a book of notes for the band.  Submitting notes is now closed, but they gathered over 600 notes from fans and hope to deliver it at some point.

 

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 08:06 AM

What we really need is to organize a 'Guinness Book of World Records' effort in the following category: 'The most fans gathered online at the same time at the same place (U2.com) for the same purpose - to shamelessly Beg & Plead with U2 to Go On Another Tour or at least Play A Few More Concerts - as long as the concerts Include New York!'

 

It really is an actual 'GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords' category. You probably just haven't heard of it yet. But it exists. Because I just created it. Just now. :D Suggestions will be taken (here) on a rolling basis regarding when this online BeggingPleading gathering will occur.  :) 



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 04:14 AM

Might try to have a guitar sesh maybe. :unsure:

Well I've pitched the idea and it's been approved. :) Turns out it's also a long weekend (I had forgotten that) so that worked in my favor.

Planning on playing a set of one song from each album, not necessarily in chronological order, just trying to find songs that I can confidently play.

As I'm a bit of a novice and I'm going to be playing in the corner of the games room because that's where the power point is, I'm calling it "The 90° & Inexperience Show"

Will post the setlist later.

Edited by Grande 3:16, 23 August 2016 - 06:11 AM.

"There's obviously been a clear case of instrument envy and Sting and myself have four thick, long strings and he's got six girly ones." - Adam Clayton


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 11:21 AM

 

Might try to have a guitar sesh maybe. :unsure:

Well I've pitched the idea and it's been approved. :) Turns out it's also a long weekend (I had forgotten that) so that worked in my favor.

Planning on playing a set of one song from each album, not necessarily in chronological order, just trying to find songs that I can confidently play.

As I'm a bit of a novice and I'm going to be playing in the corner of the games room because that's where the power point is, I'm calling it "The 90° & Inexperience Show"

Will post the setlist later.

 

  The 90 degrees and Inexperience show !!! Perfect title for your session !!!!



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 10:06 PM

What we really need is to organize a 'Guinness Book of World Records' effort in the following category: 'The most fans gathered online at the same time at the same place (U2.com) for the same purpose - to shamelessly Beg & Plead with U2 to Go On Another Tour or at least Play A Few More Concerts - as long as the concerts Include New York!'

It really is an actual 'GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords' category. You probably just haven't heard of it yet. But it exists. Because I just created it. Just now. :D Suggestions will be taken (here) on a rolling basis regarding when this online BeggingPleading gathering will occur. :)

let them announce the tour and you'll have your Guinness record :D

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 05:47 AM

 

Might try to have a guitar sesh maybe. :unsure:

Well I've pitched the idea and it's been approved. :) Turns out it's also a long weekend (I had forgotten that) so that worked in my favor.

Planning on playing a set of one song from each album, not necessarily in chronological order, just trying to find songs that I can confidently play.

As I'm a bit of a novice and I'm going to be playing in the corner of the games room because that's where the power point is, I'm calling it "The 90° & Inexperience Show"

Will post the setlist later.

 

 

A great idea. Sounds great. All the best w/ it.



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Posted 25 August 2016 - 05:50 AM

 

What we really need is to organize a 'Guinness Book of World Records' effort in the following category: 'The most fans gathered online at the same time at the same place (U2.com) for the same purpose - to shamelessly Beg & Plead with U2 to Go On Another Tour or at least Play A Few More Concerts - as long as the concerts Include New York!'

It really is an actual 'GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords' category. You probably just haven't heard of it yet. But it exists. Because I just created it. Just now. :D Suggestions will be taken (here) on a rolling basis regarding when this online BeggingPleading gathering will occur. :)

let them announce the tour and you'll have your Guinness record :D

 

 

Lol. True. So true. :D  And long time no speak Monica, so "Hello!"  ^_^ 



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Posted 25 August 2016 - 09:02 PM

#U240 contest from U2songs.com
http://www.u2songs.c...u2_item_contest

#13 Grande 3:16

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 12:55 AM

Might try to have a guitar sesh maybe. :unsure:

Well I've pitched the idea and it's been approved. :) Turns out it's also a long weekend (I had forgotten that) so that worked in my favor.

Planning on playing a set of one song from each album, not necessarily in chronological order, just trying to find songs that I can confidently play.

As I'm a bit of a novice and I'm going to be playing in the corner of the games room because that's where the power point is, I'm calling it "The 90° & Inexperience Show"

Will post the setlist later.

A great idea. Sounds great. All the best w/ it.
Thank you for the kind words.

While trying to find songs from Boy and October, I'm discovering that quite a few of them are deceptively harder than they sound. You'd think their early stuff would be easier than their newer stuff but it seems to be the other way around.

"There's obviously been a clear case of instrument envy and Sting and myself have four thick, long strings and he's got six girly ones." - Adam Clayton


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 03:03 PM



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 12:01 AM

u2songs is also doing a series of articles looking back to the 1970s, the start of U2.  All of the #U240 articles are here:

http://www.u2songs.com/news/u240



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:32 PM

Dont do social media so im marking it at
http://zootopia.u2.c...ong-of-the-day/
fact is fiction and TV reality

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 07:05 AM

Also marking the occasion by founding and participating in the U2 WORLD TSHIRT DAY which is an annual international day of U2-ness marked by the wearing around the globe of an appropriate U2 tshirt. Offical, bootleg or homemade shirts maybe be worn. FREE EVENT No entry fee or travel required

SO WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD 25TH SEPTEMBER GET ON YOUR U2 TSHIRT!

Edited by joshthetree, 10 September 2016 - 07:31 AM.

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#18 bigwave

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 11:43 AM

Also marking the occasion by founding and participating in the U2 WORLD TSHIRT DAY which is an annual international day of U2-ness marked by the wearing around the globe of an appropriate U2 tshirt. Offical, bootleg or homemade shirts maybe be worn. FREE EVENT No entry fee or travel required

SO WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD 25TH SEPTEMBER GET ON YOUR U2 TSHIRT!

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 05:25 PM

In Bogotá, Colombia, our band, Ultraviolet Cover Band (we don't have twitter but you can check us out on Instagram @ultravioletcoverband) will be hosting a concert and party for #U240 on Thursday, September 22nd. The show will take place at a renowned  venue called Armando Music Hall.

 

The concert will have a great setlist, curated by longtime fans and members of the band, as well as visuals specially designed for the occasion which will be projected in a couple of giant screens. We can't anticipate other surprises that we'll have but a gospel choir and a belly dancer will much likely be on stage with the band for certain songs ;)

 

After the concert, a very well know local radio DJ, @UribeDJ, will host a 2.5 hour party playing a DJ set at the height of the occasion.  

 

We might be looking at around 400 guests and we hope to see every and each one of you there!

 

We'll be uploading clips of our rehearsals before the show to our instagram account (@ultravioletcoverband), as well as full songs performed at the show on our youtube channel.

 

Also, on Septembre 24th, we'll carry out a more intimate show for #U240 at an also great rock venue in Bogotá called Ozzy Bar. This will feature a performance where fans will vote for what they want to hear this day. This show has the support of the U2 Colombian Project (@U2_Colombia) and Universal Music Group, both highly committed to seeing the band in our country.

 

Thanks for allowing us to share,

 

Pablo Buitrago

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 05:05 PM

This Saturday, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a special party hosted by U2 Tribute Band: Ultra Violet, presenting the 'Songs from Innocence to Experience' show.

 

Saturday, September 24 at 8 PM - 3 AM

Bureau : Studio Bar - AudioFusion
Teixeira de Melo, 380 - Tatuapé, 03067000 São Paulo, Brazil

 

Here are the infos from the facebook event.

 

Ultraviolet U2 Tribute Band : Especial 40 Anos de U2!


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