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20 hours ago, JMLU2 said:

The American people did use the strong power of its people. The American people said enough is enough. The American people have spoken.  It is what it is.  Instead of dividing us even more .... we should ALL try and unite together instead of dividing us even more.  That's what should be happening not spouting off about your own personal feeling  work together compromise.  A statue,  painting is not verbally telling me that I'm wrong for what I feel and it should be this way .  This is not the thread to continue this discussion so that's all I'm gonna say about it in this thread.  I just want to hear the music not your thoughts on your political view.  Just the music 

Okay, since other people haven't been afraid to respond to this, I have to throw my 2 cents out there even though this thread is supposed to be about the Vancouver show. This is something I have very strong feelings about.

The American PEOPLE chose Hillary. It was actually the electoral college that chose Trump. Which is pretty messed up, IMO.

One of the reasons I like this band so much is that they're not afraid to express their views (or Bono does, anyway) and make people think about things that are going on in the world that we might not otherwise be aware of.

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On 5/13/2017 at 3:53 PM, JMLU2 said:

I'm very well aware of that  instead of voicing HIS views .... try uniting us instead of dividing us.  

Ok, what would can he say that would unite people? Just curious.... Clearly anything anyone says is never agreed with by everyone. Please let me know. I'm really interested. Genuinely.

Love and Peace. 

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I enjoyed the concert but it was uninspiring. I am not sure I saw the band crack a smile all night. Larry and Edge were grim as can be. Bono's voice was good but not great, seemed to lack a little power and evidenced by him not doing the opera voice in Miss Sarajevo.

First the highlights; Sunday Bloody Sunday/New Years Day was a great one, two punch to start the show. A Sort of Homecoming - unexpected and very well done. Trip Through Your Wires - One of the few songs that I thought added energy to the night. Miss Sarajevo - the video was very well done. The Little Things Give You Away - always nice to hear a new song.

The lowlights; The sound - even twenty rows back on the floor it was a bit boom-y and echo-y as hell. Pacing - way too many down tempo songs and the string of One Tree Hill, Exit and Mothers sucked every bit of energy from the show and was the wrong time for the band to leave the stage. Lena Dunham as a woman worth honoring (what the f were they thinking, she's admitted to molesting her sister). The Bono lead "Power of the people...." sing-a-long just flopped. More pacing - Streets was way too early, the video for Miss Sarejevo was so serious it needed to be followed up by something upbeat and known. The lack of passion by the band by the end of the show - to me it looked like they left saying "well that didn't go as expected". beautiful Day - I appreciate they re-worked the song but it didn't work for me but kudos for trying. Pacing aging - ending the show with an unknown song.

I think there will be lots of tinkering with the show. I am sure Vertigo will be added. A few more up tempo songs are required as well. re-think the women you display and honor; Rosa Parks, the Suffragettes, Lena Dunham - one of these does not belong.

i am interested in following the setlists and see how they evolve as evolve they must.

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I hate politics...I think it's the worst thing ever invented on our good green Earth. Just another reason to make people hate each other..and that's only one of them.

...........I wish for peace, love and music...........I love U2 but so sorry they're strongly political...I know...from their very early days that's what they've been doing.....However, I always try my hardest to stay focused on their more abstract, artistic side........ I know one can't ignore reality ....etc etc......... My 2 cents is neither Trump nor Hillary  were any good and I certainly think politically correctness isn't good..... .....  I don't wanna convince anyone to think anything.......Just listen to the last song...it seems so calm, refreshing, at peace with whatever comes and at the same time abstractly desperate.....Anyone can relate....THIS is the U2 I love.....Where the little things give them away.....where the streets have no name, PLEASE !!!

Off with the horns, on with the show.....and it's the stuff, the stuff of country songs...but I guess there's something to go on.....

PS : Quoting Alexis Zorbas from the book with the same name by Nikos Kazantsakis....After Zorbas killed the parents of some children, just because he was " on the other fence of the war" ... then he had to provide food for the children who were crying asking where their parents went....desperate and almost choking to death from crying....Zorbas recalls and concludes the story, telling his "patron" :

" I swear, boss... I'm not even gonna ask a man if he's good or bad ever again.....Things in life are always at least in a shade of gray .......Good and Evil?  Well. what's that ???  "

How should we conduct our lives as citizens if not for politics? Good question....But remember....Even in Ancient Greece...where Democracy has its rots, there were false elections, people were ostracized  on false votes and other dirty business....isn't it the law of the jungle at a planetary scale since the dawn of time ? The bigger, more powerful countries override the weakest by different kinds of war.......

.....Nothing's new under the sun as Wise King Solomon put it so good.....So.... Where do we gooooooo (sorry, I love POP).....

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Can someone explain the fiasco over floor seats purchase using the new system where you claim your tickets with a credit card?  I heard this did not work.  It would make way more sense to let people pick up there tick the day of the concert and then enter the stadium w/ everyone else. 

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14 hours ago, WildWilly said:

Can someone explain the fiasco over floor seats purchase using the new system where you claim your tickets with a credit card?  I heard this did not work.  It would make way more sense to let people pick up there tick the day of the concert and then enter the stadium w/ everyone else. 

We queued in an atrociously long line up at 7pm, was still in line 30 minutes later when Mumford And Sons started their set, then got to the door where they scanned my credit card then handed me two stubs. We got to see Mumford's last 2 songs. We were in line for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

But don't let the reports fool you. It wasn't just the credit card entry that caused the backlog of ticket holders waiting to get in. B.C. Place had half of their entrances opened and only on person per door was taking tickets.

Thankfully, the concert washed all of my frustrations. I hope Seattle's entrance situation was better... 

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