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  1. 5 points
    Staring at the ceiling for 2 hours 17min is not as much fun as watching U2 shows with cool people from around the world... But I suppose nothing good is forever and precious things have a limited lifespan... In any case, I suppose that in the year 2053 I can tell my grand-nephews that while the 2020 quarantine sucked majorly, among the very good things that I was lucky enough to experience and make it more bearable was the #U2getherathome event... And I sincerely hope everyone around here (and beyond) will have the chance to remember this for many, many years...
  2. 4 points
    What are you guys talking about ?? I watched the Milan DVD from Vertigo Tour and it was awesome !! 😂
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    It has definitely felt like something was missing this weekend.
  5. 2 points
    ...and I was just given confirmation by email that my vote for this primary was received and tabulated today! Consider this a small blow against the tyranny expressed by those who would prevent us from being able to vote from home! 👍
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    Are other ideas for metaphorical get-togethers here on-site still welcome, or has this thread for all intents and purposes run its course? Either way, it’s fine - I was just curious. In any case, it was a great idea! A nice fringe benefit for me personally is that I finally got to hear all of these shows in surround sound for the first time. Of course, all of these DVDs/BluRays had surround versions the whole time; however, they came out before I had my system set up. It was very interesting to hear the difference, both between the stereo versions and the surround versions, and between the surround versions for each of the shows (the surround mixes definitely improved over time from 2001 onward). If there is more to come somehow, let us all know. Thank you!
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    A facebook initiative had people posting their photos toasting Bono on his big day. This is a collection of all of us around the world celebrating (few cakes, cards and memories included) 🍻 Cheers Bono!
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    Welcome guys to this new thread that will hopefully be filled with laughter and conversations and will turn into a nice chapter of the zootopians resilience. ✌️ Ghost towns are emerging all over the world because of that nasty virus and the very necessary lock in. Every day it just gets a bit more scarier. Anxiety is rising up for everyone. I was walking the aisles of my local supermarket the other day and all I could see was empty shelves. No toilet paper, no canned tuna, not the one veggie that my kids actually want to eat. That’s depressing. The fear in people's eyes and distancing is depressing. Where is the world heading ? And then there was a sound.. That PA blaring music. And guess what ? It was a U2 song. That’s when I realized that there’s one thing we will never lack of, and that’s music. Music that lifts us up and brings us together at all times. The good and the bad. After the subscriber special streaming of #U2Berlin4k,the worst thing happened. Silence. We just had two hours of fun, joy and friendship. Two hours that allowed our minds to wander back to better days and take that much needed break from reality. And in that silence I could only hear my own thoughts resonating “ We need that. We need that light.” And that’s how the first spark started. As it often is, an idea led to another one, to another person, and then another and that’s when I saw we were all on the same page. As I was saying on my post yesterday, we have all the means necessary to keep the party going. We’re stuck home with a bunch of DVDs and a whole world of friends at our fingertips. The #U2Fam knows all about social distancing already. U2 has been building bridges across the world and our hearts for over 40 years so yes we know how that works to be away from our friends. But we also know how much stronger that bond gets then. From Saturday 28th, we’ll be throwing watch along parties every week at 9GMT until we’re all out and safe - or run out of DVDs. Everybody’s welcome to join and participate. And here’s how we gonna do it : We’ll have a poll open here on the Zoo and on twitter for a whole week so YOU can choose which live shows you’d like to watch - People have the power ! Every Saturday, put on your DVD and press play at exactly 9PM GMT so we’re all in synch (Note : It won’t be streaming from the site or else, it will be your own material) Chat along here on the zoo or on twitter using the #U2getherAtHome hashtag. Grab a fresh beer or two and install a mirror ball (optional) Enjoy. Have fun. Forget about the outside world for a minute because I promise that there won’t be silence on my watch. HA ! (Pro tip : let the kids stay up to recreate a live show atmosphere - them running and bouncing in front of the TV should do the trick.) Bono recently said to sing as an act of resistance. Well. He usually gives us pretty good advice doesn’t he ? I hope to see you around. I need it. We need it. Resist and stay safe. What time is it in the world ? (I’m not even sure what day it is to be honest....) One thing for certain when U2 is involved…. it’s always PARTY TIME !
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    I saw new activity in this thread and freaked thinking I missed one yesterday. (while I napped because I had nothing to make me dance) Let's start over? 😎
  10. 1 point
    Covid sucks. We all know it; but even in these hard times, beautiful things are coming out. Maybe we could add some of the good things here. I’ll start with this one. Mind you, One has always been one of those sacred songs for me that I thought no one should touch...not even U2 with Mary J Blige, and this brought me to tears this morning because it was so beautiful.
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    Has it really been only one week since last show? 🙄😳😱
  12. 1 point
    Beautiful music by beautiful people. Known by some in here as @MacFoley.
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    Also Cows getting in on the act near Swansea, Wales....check out the cow with a plastic garden chair stuck on its head....moo couldn’t make it up.... https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2020-05-21/herd-of-cows-stampede-through-empty-streets-in-village-as-lockdown-continues-across-wales/
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    Also sheep at MacDonalds in Wales queueing at the ‘drive-threwe ’...... pretty sure they don’t do any lamb burgers so our woolly friends are safe..... https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2020-04-21/flock-of-sheep-visit-empty-mcdonald-s-restaurant-during-lockdown/
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    45, 501 - I know how much you like your round numbers
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    Bow down to your mighty Welsh Goat Overlords....#planetofthegoats #
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    ...and this is a great "making lemonade when life gives you lemons" story. Trent Reznor had planned a continuation of his "Cold, Black, and Infinite" tour from 2018 for the autumn of 2020. As well all know, a certain pandemic got in the way of the intended tour's actually occurring. He had all the halls rented out and even had merchandise made for the tour. He sent out an e-mail to his e-mail list, saying that he was really bummed about not being able to do the tour. So, he came up with a good idea. For all the cities NIN was going to play in, he is now selling the already-made merchandise on the NIN website and is using all the profits from them to be given to food banks for those cities. That's how you make a good thing out of a bad thing. So, food banks in San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Grand Rapids (MI), Indianapolis, Philadelphia, and Toronto will be getting money from the sales in the somewhat near future from NIN.
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    Songs that Saved My LIFE .... A Lot of U2 Songs since I'm 15 I Guess And You Know It's Time to Go .... 😍
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    Whether or not this would qualify as "beautiful" would be in the ear of the listener, but Robby Krieger, guitarist of The Doors, has been giving guitar lessons for some of The Doors' most beloved songs for the last 6 weeks or so - he has done four songs so far: "Roadhouse Blues", "Moonlight Drive", "People Are Strange", and "Spanish Caravan" - I suspect that he will do more of these as the weeks go on. So, if you are a guitarist and/or just a fan of The Doors, he has now released four songs where he walks through how to play the guitar on each - enjoy: https://thedoors.com/category/news
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    ...and... I meant to post this a lot sooner. Back in 1847, the Choctaw Nation (a tribe of Native Americans) gave $147 (approx. $5000 in today's dollars) in relief aid to the people of Ireland during their great famine. The people of Ireland have long memories and like to repay debts - so they have been raising lots of money in a GoFundMe campaign for Native Americans suffering from the coronavirus. That's how one repays a debt...story here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/05/06/coronavirus-irish-donate-native-americans-cite-great-famine-help/5174302002/
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    ...and this donation has even attracted the attention of a special site now! A lot of people relate to news and statistics better if it can be visualized effectively. One site created by statisticians has made a business of creating data visualizations to make statistics easier to understand. They even created a new section of their site that emphasizes only good news occurring in the world. Well, U2's donation has made it into one of their visualizations! Here is the link: https://informationisbeautiful.net/beautifulnews/1294-individuals-given-millions/ (If you look right side at the bottom of the visualization, you will see our band. 😊) They will even send these good news visualizations to your inbox once a week - it is one of the emails I look forward to opening every week. You will see for yourself that not all news in the world is bad. Just click on the little envelope icon at the top right of the webpage and you can subscribe for yourself (you can also subscribe by social media sites too). The "Information Is Beautiful" group has even published books of their data visualizations in the UK and US - their main book is called "Information Is Beautiful" in the UK; its US title is "The Visual Miscellaneum". They are quite amazing books. Their whole website is quite interesting too - if you click around, you'll find something that will catch your eye. Enjoy!
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    45, 496 - Evening counting. I've mostly spent today admiring my new art prints which arrived today Our Star Wars card trading group held a virtual convention over on FB from 2nd-4th of May and I bought 3 prints from two artists. Both of them also sent me extra prints as a thank-you gift. In the case of the John Wick print, the additional Yoda and Leia also made sure my parcel was Star Wars-relevant (although we *could* buy non-Star Wars art if we wanted).
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    She's spoiled!☺🐾
  25. 1 point
    I hear U2 have donated €10m to fund PPE for Irish Health care workers. great work boys , now let’s hope they can source some. https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0408/1129416-ppe-supplies/
  26. 1 point
    Let's hear it (again) for Ireland. The Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, who was a junior doctor until 2013 (and then became Minister of Health) before becoming Prime Minister, has volunteered himself to be on the medical register again - that means he's going to work combating the COVID-19 pandemic until it is over in Ireland. More news here: https://news.yahoo.com/irish-prime-minister-doctor-during-145909267.html
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    Aaaaaaand... the polls are now closed ! Tomorrow night, 9PM GMT, join us right here on this thread or on twitter with the #U2getherAtHome hashtag for a nice break from reality. A few recommandations : Get that mirror ball spinning, those poptarts grilling and that inflatable lemon out of that box in the garage, as I think that tomorrow night there will be quite some Boom Cha-ing happening because.... POPMART Live from Mexico City wins that first round ! HA ! See you then, i'll bring the virtual #U2pints. Stay home, stay safe, and get ready to party #U2Fam !
  29. 1 point
    Little update on the poll : Zoo : U2 Go Home is largely leading here ! Twitter : Zoo TV is def in first place, Closely followed by U2 Go Home and Popmart. Both polls will run til next Friday. How will it work from there on ? Well, i'll combine both and the winner gets the 1st Saturday, and then we'll work our way down for the other ones. I can only pray we won't watch that many of them but for now, that's the plan. Again. Stay safe #U2Fam/Zootopians.
  30. 1 point
    Aww thank you so much for your kind words. As I was saying it's not just me - an idea which sparks another one and so on... I'm just a drop on that ocean 😁 But that's exactly how we'll get through that and how life can be fragrant.(if I may borrow those words ) TOGETHER! Looking forward to it!
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