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4 hours ago, Max Tsukino said:

theories?

 

 

Self-evident proof that they are the one band that matters beyond all others - that's not my theory; that's FACT.

 

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Ok - I promise that I didn’t ask Bono to pose for this shot, and further promise that this was taken on an iPhone (and not a recent one).   Bono wishes all of MSG and America a Happy 4th of

OK - I am far too awake from tonight to go to sleep (insert appropriate line from "Bad" here)... Those of you who were able to listen to the show know it was (to borrow a term I learned in the UK

Larry just tossed drumsticks to woman in front. Large guy reached over and grabbed. Larry looked at him and pointed to woman. Large man gave up stick. Larry don't play dat.   absolute idol!

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2 hours ago, vertigojds said:

You are not going to believe this, but when I got to my seats tonight - the person next to me was the disappointed woman who complained all through Monday's show in the GA area.  I don't think she recognized me, but I mean, what are the chances??? :)

That's just cruel. I PROMISE FRIDAY AND SUNDAY WILL BE BETTER - KEEP THE FAITH!

As Bono would say, "Don't let the bastards grind you down."

 

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Brief review:

I got home a little over 90 minutes ago - one of the two best "impulse-buys" I have ever had that involved a concert (I went to a Stevie Wonder concert in Philadelphia about 9-10 years ago at the last moment that also turned out to be a really great idea - yes, U2 deserves to be mentioned with Mr. Wonder).

Gloria - enough said.

Spoken version of "Landlady" during his "phone call home" - so convincing that I thought what turned into the customary YTBTAM would be the debut of "Landlady" - keep your ears open, Europe...;)

Too tired right now - having a sip of Connemara in the band's honor before bed. More after I have rested. I rank planning 3 U2 shows in 6 days among my best ideas ever. :u2-1383:

 

(P.S. Is 4 shows in 8 days possible? Yes.

Is it realistically within the realm of possibility? Hmmm...'Magic 8 Ball' says "Reply is hazy - ask again later." ;) )

 

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7 hours ago, jdfly said:

I would love to visit here more often but wow does it just look a mess to me. Not friendly to this user, so take care ?everybody I will add to my brain and eye vitamins and see you later. U2Forever✌❤

glad yo have you here jdfly. whats the messy bits we might be able to tidy up?

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12 hours ago, dmway said:

That's just cruel. I PROMISE FRIDAY AND SUNDAY WILL BE BETTER - KEEP THE FAITH!

As Bono would say, "Don't let the bastards grind you down."

 

I decided not to go on Friday, but I will be there on Sunday!

So far, I saw then at Nassau Coliseum, the second Boston show, and the two MSG shows.  I was not at all impressed at Nassau Coliseum - the acoustics in the building where I was sitting were just terrible and I couldn't hear anything clearly, which may have led to my reaction, so it could have been the band was better than they seemed.  I really enjoyed the Boston show but felt a couple of the transitions between songs/themes seemed a little clunky.  And the first show at MSG was technically good but I had some people around me that made it harder to enjoy.

But last night, MSG 2, it seemed like a much better show.  I don't know if it was just a matter of where I was sitting or just the stars lining up right, but the performance seemed much more energetic and heartfelt, and I totally got into it in a way I didn't get into any of the others.  So I figured that perhaps it was best to not overdo too much of a good thing and stick with just MSG 3 as my last show and to let go of Newark.  Some changes to my work schedule also made it so that one was going to be a little bit of a hassle to get there, so I think that was honestly more of a factor in me not going than the GA scene at MSG 1.  I honestly feel a little relieved to have found a buyer for that ticket from this forum, so I know it'll be in the hands of a fellow fan who will love it.  At the point where going to a potential show ends up inducing more stress than excitement, it's probably not a good idea to go!  But this just makes me more excited for MSG 3 on Sunday!

I am really hoping for Red Flag Day on Sunday, fingers crossed!

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2 hours ago, vertigojds said:

I decided not to go on Friday, but I will be there on Sunday!

So far, I saw then at Nassau Coliseum, the second Boston show, and the two MSG shows.  I was not at all impressed at Nassau Coliseum - the acoustics in the building where I was sitting were just terrible and I couldn't hear anything clearly, which may have led to my reaction, so it could have been the band was better than they seemed.  I really enjoyed the Boston show but felt a couple of the transitions between songs/themes seemed a little clunky.  And the first show at MSG was technically good but I had some people around me that made it harder to enjoy.

But last night, MSG 2, it seemed like a much better show.  I don't know if it was just a matter of where I was sitting or just the stars lining up right, but the performance seemed much more energetic and heartfelt, and I totally got into it in a way I didn't get into any of the others.  So I figured that perhaps it was best to not overdo too much of a good thing and stick with just MSG 3 as my last show and to let go of Newark.  Some changes to my work schedule also made it so that one was going to be a little bit of a hassle to get there, so I think that was honestly more of a factor in me not going than the GA scene at MSG 1.  I honestly feel a little relieved to have found a buyer for that ticket from this forum, so I know it'll be in the hands of a fellow fan who will love it.  At the point where going to a potential show ends up inducing more stress than excitement, it's probably not a good idea to go!  But this just makes me more excited for MSG 3 on Sunday!

I am really hoping for Red Flag Day on Sunday, fingers crossed!

You gotta do what you gotta do. Your reasoning is sound.

I know for a fact that the crowd will be great in NJ - that was the main basis for my recommendation. They are always lovingly enthusiastic there.

Last night's show was really, really good - the shows I saw before last night were the two shows in Philadelphia. MSG 2 was better than Philly 2, and equally as good as Philly 1, in my humble estimation. The crowd last night was just phenomenal - VERY into it from the beginning and for the rest of the night! Lots of very happy people communing with the band for the entirety of the show. The amount of enthusiastic singing and sincerely joyful dancing in the seats and the aisles was absolutely infectious. Just the kind of crowd you would want if you were a performer and for fellow fans. There was a a guy across the aisle from me who was there from Ireland and he was very often filming the crowd! I see why he did so: in addition to the band, they were fun to watch too!

Yes, I'm with you on the thinking that we'll get a different song after "I Will Follow" at MSG 3 - something like "Red Flag Day" would be a great choice. Let's hope it happens!

(Proper review is coming, I promise. I'm still really drained from the show - drained in the good way; see above for proof.)

 

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In my entire U2 going life, I have never before sold a ticket to a show that I planned on going to.  I may have sold an extra ticket where I wound up with more than I needed, but I never took a show off the calendar before.  It was a really tough decision for me at first just because it goes against my own instinct.  But I also bought the Newark ticket before there was an MSG 3, and before I had decided to see Boston 2.  And I bought that Newark ticket when it looked like that could have been the last U.S. show on the tour.  All of that has changed.  Definitely no complaints on my part about them adding to the tour a little bit - it looked like I'd only see two or three shows at first, and now even after selling Newark, I'll be seeing five in total, so I did pretty OK here!

It is a great venue.  I was only there once, to see Bruce Springsteen in 2012, but he gave a phenomenal show, the crowd was great, and I was front and center on the GA floor - a truly perfect concert-going experience that I'll never forget.  That's why I was open to traveling to Newark in the first place.  And I'd consider going back there in the future.

Just for my own amusement, I looked up some of the stats I had written down during the 8 show run at MSG in 2015.  Over the course of those eight nights in 2015, U2 played a total of 41 unique full length songs (not counting snippets or partial performances).  They played 19 of the exact same songs each night, which left about 5-6 changes per night.  Looking over my notes, it looked like they rotated a minimum of four songs per night, with the highest number of changes from one night to the other being as high as six.  They had more spontaneous moments on that show, including special guest appearances by Lady Gaga, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Paul Simon and Bruce Springsteen.  They played a b-side from Songs Of Innocence, and resurrected two songs they hadn't played in decades (October and Two Hearts Beat As One) for special performances.  They also played songs outside of the show's "script" - by which I mean, they'd occasionally break the rigid structure of the tour and do another song if they felt inspired to even if it wasn't the "right spot" in the show to do a different song.  For E&I at MSG in 2018, by contrast, they play a total of 24 songs each night, with only one changing.  And to be clear, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that.  It's hard to complain about song selection during a show that prominently features "Acrobat" - if they walked onstage, opened with Acrobat, and then called it a night, I'd probably still feel like I got my money's worth!  But I guess what I'm trying to say is, I was able to (slightly) conquer my fear of missing out this time!

I am so excited for the show on Sunday.  Having a little breather before now and then will only increase the anticipation.  I think next time they tour, instead of seeing every single show they do in my area, I might try to space that out and take a couple mini vacations to other cities and spread it out.  Especially if, going forward, U2 are going to be more of a band that doesn't change their setlist at all, there's less incentive to see a ton of shows in a short time period when it might be more fun to see more over a longer period of time.  I remember, for instance, how much fun it was in 2011 and 2017 when I had three consecutive weeks where I'd see one show a week in a different city - I felt a little like I was "on tour" too and the lack of variety didn't seem to matter as much.

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