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20 minutes ago, Manohlive said:

I don't like it when they do this..  It's such a great song electric and now acoustic?  This is the last song I'd expect to be toned down.  Is it acoustic every show?  

im not sure if its played like this every show - staring at the sun from POP was also played acoustic last night

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Whatever it is it is.  There's enough other stuff to balance it all out.  I was really looking forward to YTBTAM live until I heard acoustic. Thanks for the answer.  I love Adam's bass in Best Thing About Me.   

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25 minutes ago, Manohlive said:

I don't like it when they do this..  It's such a great song electric and now acoustic?  This is the last song I'd expect to be toned down.  Is it acoustic every show?  

It has been acoustic at every show so far on the tour and based on how the "e" stage set runs, I would guess it will stay that way - Larry switches to bongos, Edge straps on an acoustic guitar and afterwards, they go into Staring at the Sun acoustic as U2DieHarPerez mentioned above.

I'd LOVE to hear a full version of YTBTAM. When we saw them play it on the Joshua Tree Anniversary tour it was also acoustic so I've yet to see it full electric.

If I had my choice the band wouldn't play anything acoustic I like them at their full electric power at all times. :lol: That being said, it's a nice moment.

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Thanks.  I'm surprised they would do that acoustic.  I'd love to know how they make these decisions; not because I want to question them.  It's their music and their show.  I would like to know the reasons they decide these things.  Such are the pitfalls of knowing about a show before it is seen.  I would like everything electric too.  

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On 5/16/2018 at 11:03 AM, Manohlive said:

I've seen and read and already know enough to realize that if you are a Trump supporter-you are not going to like this show.  If are going to be offended by anti-Trump rhetoric then you should know this show is going to both rub you the wrong way and get under your skin. 

I'm late to this thread, and just want to say that I loved the show (attended in San Jose and Las Vegas), but paid almost no attention to the messages on the screen (since I was close to the rail in GA anyway), and could not always make out what Bono was saying in his monologues.  So the political part was almost non-existent for me.   When I caught an occasional glimpse of the screen, and saw something like "Poverty is sexist", I just rolled my eyes, knowing that Bono needs to be Bono, and that's OK.   I also think that "American Soul" is the most boring part of the show.

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I think what they are saying is true.  Women do suffer more from poverty than men do.  I'm looking forward to American Soul.  Many people who did not like that song loved it live.  One can agree or disagree with the politics.  Facts are facts.  Women suffer much more than men do; especially when poverty exists.  That's just fact.  In the end, it is their stage and they will do as they please.  That's no shade on you, RichT.  In the end, it's our world and we're all going to have to get along. We're going to disagree on things.  It's about finding common ground and getting things done for the greater good.  imho  Tuesday is Chicago.  I'm quite excited. 

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2 hours ago, Manohlive said:

I think what they are saying is true.  Women do suffer more from poverty than men do.  I'm looking forward to American Soul.  Many people who did not like that song loved it live.  One can agree or disagree with the politics.  Facts are facts.  Women suffer much more than men do; especially when poverty exists.  That's just fact.  In the end, it is their stage and they will do as they please.  That's no shade on you, RichT.  In the end, it's our world and we're all going to have to get along. We're going to disagree on things.  It's about finding common ground and getting things done for the greater good.  imho  Tuesday is Chicago.  I'm quite excited. 

I don't especially care for American Soul (though I can live with it) because I don't find it musically appealing, and because it seems like too much of a retread, in terms of the "America" theme (let alone the "Volcano" reprise).  

The reason I rolled my eyes at "poverty is sexist" is that there is no concerted effort to keep women poor but not the men with whom they live.  Maybe it's that way in Syria or somewhere - I don't know.  It's not that way in the US, anyhow.  I think Bono's point is that women are denied getting an education in some parts of the world, and so that keeps them poor, and so poverty is therefore sexist in those places.  I can agree to that extent.

But I just shrugged off the political part, knowing Bono to be a concerned individual and needing to do his thang.  I don't mind it.

If you're going on Tuesday, then yes, I'm excited for you, too!   Do you have GA?   If so, I'll give you my suggestions for where to stand.

 

 

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