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I followed the i and e tour through you tube, periscope, mixlr etc so that when it came to me attending a concert in Belfast there were few surprises. I remember hearing gasps and seeing a few people pointing up at Bono in the screen during Cedarwood Road. This got me thinking of how nice it would be to see a concert 'fresh' for the first time like in the old days (1990s :-)).

I'm thinking of trying to avoid all footage, recordings etc until I see the show in Belfast later this year but suspect that I may have to bury my phone to achieve this. 

What is everyone else planning for the upcoming tour? 

P.s. I'll probably break and log in to you tube the day after the first concert :-).

 

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Agree. Better to not know and enjoy it even more. I tend to avoid hearing about the setlist too so I can enjoy the tingles the first notes bring. ?

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Although I would like to watch the concert without any spoilers, I know I'm not going to manage to resist watching youtube and Periscopes. I wont be able to resist knowing what songs to expect, where best to stand, the stage set up, where the Red Zones are etc..... Basically Im just too nosey:D

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1 hour ago, spongebob said:

Although I would like to watch the concert without any spoilers, I know I'm not going to manage to resist watching youtube and Periscopes. I wont be able to resist knowing what songs to expect, where best to Imstand, the stage set up, where the Red Zones are etc..... Basically Im just too nosey:D

I had red zone tickets last time and thanks to the threads on here and watching videos etc, I knew when to walk out to GA to the b stage. I also used the fly for a toilet break ?

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2 hours ago, spongebob said:

Although I would like to watch the concert without any spoilers, I know I'm not going to manage to resist watching youtube and Periscopes. I wont be able to resist knowing what songs to expect, where best to Imstand, the stage set up, where the Red Zones are etc..... Basically Im just too nosey:D

This is me too, unfortunately lol! I also look at setlist.fm the day after gigs to see what's been played (not just for U2 either, any gig I'm going to haha)

Seen as how I have standing tickets for both nights in Cologne I will definitely be looking at YouTube stuff as I plan on being "fixed" on the rail for night 1 and then "roaming" for night 2 - knowing when and where exactly the band are going to be will (hopefully) get me great views on night 2?

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I was going to start a thread and call it, To See Or Not To See...until I saw this thread.  Therein lies the rub for me, too.  I did the same for the Vertigo tour.  I knew what they were gonna do based on what they played, etc.  I still loved that tour, but it was a bit spoiled in its surprise element.  For 360, I pretty much knew the set lists.

Somehow, I managed to know nothing about the IE tour.  I stayed out of U2.com for months.  The first night, in Chicago,  I went alone as friends were going with me three other nights.  I was so happy I went alone and knew nothing of the tour.  Watching him get inside that screen and realizing nobody had ever done that was a highlight of my concert life.  I kept yammering, "That's f#$king brilliant", to myself that whole show.  It's my favorite tour.  It's my second favorite show only because the last night of IE, in Chicago, they played Bad. I was finally seeing U2 with my brother after begging him since The Joshua Tree.  It's going to be hard to not know anything about this tour but I'm going to try.  I think we are going to get a lot of SOE.  It would not surprise me if they played almost all of it.  They just did TJT.  They've got the pulpit to play the new material.  I hope they go for it.  I don't want to know, but how?

 

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I managed to stay clear of watching anything of the IE tour that was posted on FB or on YouTube. It made it so much better the first night in Stockholm seeing that show. I always look at the setlist to see if there are any changes as they go through the shows to see if there's a song that I really wanna hear but that makes it more exciting for me to see if they play it at the shows I'll be at. Been lucky to hear Mercy, wild horses, a sort of homecoming live amongst some  others. Will be hoping for a couple of other songs I've not heard before this tour apart from the new ones. The Promo shots for the tour look amazing , almost like hologram or 3D

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I have given up thinking I won't look at what goes on. I always look at what they played each night of a tour on setlist.fm

Love seeing if they have done anything new or changed things around.

I'm going to LA and it'll be still early on in the tour. So it will be interesting to see how the setlist changes between LA and last night in Dublin!

 

 

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I've just started going to the first show of the tour because I have no self-control. If I'm not there, I'm obsessively looking for spoilers and streams. ?

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