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    People seemed to enjoy my scrapbook pages. Here’s my pages for my Vertigo shows.
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    Hello from France :) Hope your are all doing well and safe home. Here is a glimpse of my first U2 show, was 19 and was living near the arena. Funny fact, my parents were at home, at about 3 or 4 km from the venue, and they could hear the whole show ;) Stay safe all :)
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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'd like to wish a very Happy birthday to our beloved mod @mich40!🎂🎉💐 And as a virtual gift for always taking good care of us #U2Fam, I'll let her choose #U2getherAtHome program for this Saturday! (because we're cool like that.) More info tonight 🎊 Stay tuned ! 🎁
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    Yup! We're having a special one this weekend. I'll post about it later today
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    A friend posted this on FB.
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    I have saved an old article and a ticket of course, Popmart (Helsinki). It was my first stadium concert, jaw of a countryboy just dropped..
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    I do. Some pages are prettier than others, but I have a page for every show AND the first movie ticket stub and paper adverts for Rattle and Hum. The Galleria 10 is where I worked. I have no idea how many times I actually watched it while it was there, but it was a lot.
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    technical difficulties, a bit like when the lemon got stuck...
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    imagine the POP animations but with the current screen? 😳
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    Passed the list to a randomizer generator, just because... 01 Rattle & Hum 02 October 03 No Line on The Horizon 04 The Joshua Tree 05 Songs of Innocence 06 POP 07 Boy 08 Songs of Experience 09 War 10 All Than You Can't Leave Behind 11 Achtung Baby 12 Zooropa 13 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb 14 The Unforgettable Fire Qs and As: 01. Which was the first U2 album you owned? The Unforgettable Fire - back in the Jurassic time of 1986 and cents... 02. What were the first songs you heard from #3 and #13? Get on Your Boots... being the first single, the expectation was huge!!! Vertigo... It was kinda bonkers that it sounded like U2 but nothing like U2 (something that thinking a bit about it, for me it happens with every album) 03. What were your initial opinions of #7 and #1, and have they changed since then? Boy: This one arrived much later than the original release here, the one song I knew from this album was I Will Follow, but I was able to listen to it in full until years later. Liked it! Rattle and Hum: in a way it felt a sort-of Joshua Tree extension, so it was liked immediately - the movie also helped, since back then it was the closer we would have as being in a U2 show. 04. Which album(s) are your favourite? The Unforgettable Fire is, along with Disintegration, the best album ever. To complete the top 5 U2 albums, as High Fidelity dictates: Zooropa, Songs of Experience, No Line on The Horizon, Achtung Baby... 05. Which album do you prefer out of #10 and #4? All That You Can't Leave Behind vs The Joshua Tree... er... The Joshua Tree... 06. What are your favourite tracks from #6 and #12? POP - Miami... it defines and explains the whole idea of the album. Zooropa - yikes! Difficult to choose... mmmh... The First Time, maybe? (at least now, it may change in a few minutes) 07. What memories do you associate with #14 and #8? The Unforgettable Fire - a friend in high school: "Yeah, it's not bad... the thing is, now U2 has gone a bit commercial with this album"... yes, kids. Even back then there were comments in that direction. Songs of Experience - Being utterly floored by how good it is, the first time I listened to it. 08. Which album would you listen to when feeling down? these days, Songs of Experience... 09. Where would you rank #5 and #9 in your album preferences? um... higher? =P 10. Which album has a better opening track, #2 or #11? this means Gloria vs Zoo Station... o_O Achtung Baby... 11. What are your favourite lyrics from #10 and #13? All Than You Can't Leave Behind What once was hurt What once was friction What left a mark No longer stings Because Grace makes beauty Out of ugly things I'm not religious in any way, shape or form... still, i think the idea is beautiful... How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb You don't have to put up a fight You don't have to always be right Let me take some of the punches For you tonight 12. Which album would you listen to when feeling happy? these days, Songs of Experience... 13. How many songs from #7 and #2 have you heard live? Boy - 2 October - 2 14. Which tracks from #8 and #5 should have been released as singles? Songs of Experience - 13 (There Is a Light), without a doubt. Songs of Innocence - Raised By Wolves. 15. Which album do you listen to more, #11 or #3? Achtung Baby or No Line on The Horizon... No Line on The Horizon (gasp!!!) 16. Which album has grown on you the most? All That You Can't Leave Behind... at the beginning it sounded too "pop" for my precious alternative ears ( =P )... Over time, I managed to get rid of that pretentiousness, fortunately... 17. Which songs from #4 and #1 do you dream of hearing live? The Joshua Tree - It already happened... Red Hill Mining Town Rattle & Hum - God part II 18. Which album has a better closing track, #9 or #12? "40" or The Wanderer War, by far... 19. Which album do you prefer out of #6 and #14? POP vs The Unforgettable Fire... The Unforgettable Fire, by far... 20. Which album would you love to see played in full like on the recent Joshua Tree tours? in 2002, The Cure made a series of shows in which they played 3 albums in full (you can find them on the Trilogy DVD)... Since then, my personal little dream is that U2 follow those steps and make 3 nights with The Unforgettable Fire, Zooropa and Songs of Experience, in full...
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    Warming up for tomorrow. Press review by danish Extra Bladet. Found the copy of newspaper from the bottom of drawer. They gave 4 stars, probably due the terrible weather, it was pouring rain.
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    It’s kinda of an ongoing joke that Jets and I like to keep up. Back during that tour and for years after, we had many threads started about “what was the song before U2 came on?” I’m fairly certain “that” song is on the dvd....so if you don’t remember, you will Saturday. 😉
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    Lmao. Did she let you use his (now hers) stick? 😎 Vertigo! A fine choice.
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    I’ve told @Madfl3a which one I’m in the mood for, and will let her make her announcement in just a bit. 😉
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    I started a thread on this last year which is now, unfortunately, archived: https://zootopia.u2.com/forums/topic/40432-no-april-fools-it’s-mich40’s-birthday/ (Maybe she can use her "mod superpowers" to un-archive it. 😎) Anyway, have a great day and be free from all pranks today. 🎂
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    Happy Happy Happy Birthday to you. Happy Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday, Dear Mich Happy Birthday to you. Which one will Mich pick???
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    I have one of the ticket stub books too for my other shows. I’m pretty sure I have every concert ticket stub 🎫 in there I’ve ever been to, except for one R.E.M. show and I’m still hopeful that one day I’ll find it tucked in a book or something.
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    Hi mich40, I think it is brilliant that you have a scrapbook of concert ticket stubs and set lists, I wish I had thought to do something like that, I need to get more organised. I am disappointed to miss this first virtual concert together, but hopefully will catch the next one. Great idea from Madfl3a. Stay safe.
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    Sorry we couldn't make the thread while the rest of you were here, although it looks like we missed out on some site glitchiness, so maybe that was for the best. I hope you'll accept a few belated thoughts on this tour because it was one of my favorite tours and the first one of theirs where I saw multiple shows (Dallas, Chicago #3, San Antonio, and Houston). Rewatching the show I was struck by how truly awesome the screen was for it. Of course, I already knew that, but it was good to be reminded again. This tour also had one of my all-time favorite openings: Larry and Adam's "Mission: Impossible" theme song to announce that the festivities were about to begin (not on the DVD, tragically, but it was certainly played), then the scintillating "Pop Musik" remix, then the opener "Mofo" flowing into "I Will Follow" - easily one of the best starts to a show of all their tours. After finishing the show, I thought (yet again) that there need to be more "Pop" songs played on future tours (e.g., how has "Gone" gone on this long without being played again regularly?). Another section I loved was "Please" flowing into "Streets" - that worked so well. The digital doves flapping on the screen, complete with trippy tracers, as "Streets" was ending is one of the images from that tour that sticks in my memory the most. I have a few memories of each show: Dallas A tidy, little six-hour drive took me from my home in San Antonio to the Cotton Bowl in Dallas for the 7th show of the tour. This was the first show where they dropped the problematic "Do You Feel Loved" from the set - I love that song, but, if you have ever heard recordings of it from previous shows, I think they made the right decision; it just wasn't working. They also played "If God Will Send His Angels" - that's a personal fave of mine. The number of headliners I have seen open for U2 I have already lost count of - the headliner that night was...Rage Against The Machine. On the first leg of the tour (and, I think, on the second leg in Europe as well), U2 had a "karaoke" section in the middle which they dropped on the 3rd leg onward (the Mexico City shows were on the 3rd leg). I still remember Bono racing out to the b-stage saying something along the lines of "let's get ready to rock" and tearing into that old classic rock chestnut..."Daydream Believer". 😆 It was very humorous. Chicago (show #3) I was at an academic conference at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan (for those who don't know the area, Ann Arbor is just west of Detroit). After it was over, I stayed for a few extra days for a vacation - a rock and roll vacation. 😎 The first two shows in Chicago were Friday and Saturday night, so obviously these two shows were sold out. However, this third show was on Sunday, so tickets remained. Do I drive all the way out to Chicago to see this show? Of course I do. Keep in mind, Ann Arbor to Chicago is a short flight, but not so short a drive (241 miles) - my insanity will be more fully revealed later when you learn that this round trip was only half of the lengthy driving I did before I flew back home. Point of trivia! This was the very first concert ticket I ever bought on the Internet. I felt so futuristic. It's funny to think now that was ever a "new" thing. It was The Edge's turn on karaoke tonight: he channeled his best Tom Jones and belted out "It's Not Unusual" (also very humorous). The opening band was the Fun Lovin' Criminals (if you remember "Scooby Snacks", you remember the Criminals). I also remember "MLK" after "One" at the end of the show. If I had to guess why that got performed, I think it was a nod to The Peace Museum in Chicago, a visit to which by the band in the early 80s was directly responsible for the naming of the band's fourth album after they saw a display about Hiroshima (thus, "The Unforgettable Fire"). (The other bit of insane driving on this trip involved my driving to Toronto on the following day to see Rush perform in their hometown. Ann Arbor to Toronto is also a short flight, but not a short drive (a mere 280 miles). I saw the show, crashed in a Days Inn next to the old Maple Leaf Gardens, and drove back the next day (which, coincidentally enough, was July 1st, Canada Day). The morning before going to Toronto I was greeted by history live on CNN - the date was June 30, 1997: the historical significance of that day - that was the day that the UK gave Hong Kong back to China, presented live on TV. It was a dizzying couple of days. If the math-inclined members of the forum figured out that I drove a combined 1042 miles in 2 1/2 days just to see two concerts, you calculated correctly.) San Antonio Finally, my hometown show! Also very (and unfortunately) memorable. This was the band's very first show after Michael Hutchence's untimely death. The band was very shaken by it, especially Bono. They hastily put together a tribute on-screen for him. INXS/Australian-related songs were snippeted often (Never Tear Us Apart (twice), Waltzing Matilda (twice), Stayin' Alive (The Bee Gees being from Down Under too) - "Wake Up Dead Man" also performed after "One". Michael's shadow was hanging over the festivities - they still put on a great show (as they always do). I believe the opening band was Smashmouth (if so, we were "Walking On The Sun"). Houston This show has a nice story attached to it. I was working as a teacher in inner-city San Antonio at the time. The class I had had for four straight years was just about to graduate (the tickets for this leg of PopMart went on sale in the spring). Unbeknownst to me, my students got me a "thank you" gift for our collective time together. They gave me a card and there was a ticket inside of it! A U2 ticket! (I think they figured out that I was a U2 fan because I wore my PopMart t-shirt to work the day after the Dallas show. In fact, they knew even before then.) At first, I was very concerned - I had told them that I already had a ticket for the San Antonio show. I thought they had gotten me another one. They saw my concern and asked me to look at the ticket more closely - of course, it was for the Houston show. They always did listen well. 😊 Easily, my most valued gift from any of my students. "Never Tear Us Apart" and "Wake Up Dead Man" were played again - this was just a few days after the San Antonio show, so feelings were still raw. There was a moment of humor which lightened the mood - during "Bullet", after Bono sang his "100, 200, 300, 4" chant and swung his umbrella like a golf club, the top came off, leaving him with a small, naked handle in his hand. 😆 I have to give Bono credit; he soldiered on doing his best to pretend that nothing out of the ordinary had happened. This show was just a couple of stops before the Mexico City shows, so the DVD reminds me of the Houston show very much. (Extra note: the dates of the 3rd leg of the PopMart tour need correcting - the Houston show is listed as the second show in Atlanta; there was only one show in Atlanta, and Atlanta has never had an Astrodome. Also, I know that U2 is extremely talented; however, there is no way they played both Vancouver, BC in Canada and their first show in Mexico City on the same night - the Tours page here tries to claim otherwise; I'm calling bullsh*t.) Thus ends my PopMart travelogue. 😎 I'm glad everyone had fun watching the show together. 👍
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    Thanks to everyone that joined us and coming back once we got back in. This has been lots of fun. And special thanks to @Madfl3a for dreaming this up and pulling it together for us. Until the next one...stay safe and remember to social distance yourselves.
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    Ok...I hope we are all somewhat close together, so I can say how much I love Gone.
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    They used to have them at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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    (read this with a Beavis & Butthead voice): MOFO live rocks... huh huh huh...
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    Apparently they’re selling for $500 on keepmein.....
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    Sh*t - he paid $50.50 for that ticket too! Tell him I can give him a better deal - he can have the exact same benefit from me by sending me merely $20 (cash only); this special sale price only good until real concerts resume. This offer is open to everyone - get the best tickets today! 👍
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    Hey folks. Finally got my 2019 gift 2 days ago. Was thrilled to say the least, especially in these difficult times. Anyway, I've resubscribed now and hopefully look forward to recieving the new gift a little sooner. Stay safe everyone!
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    🥳🎂🎁 Happy birthday @mich40 !! Have a beautiful day !! 🎁🎂🥳
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    Omg....i finally got my 2019 cd gift set today! Yay. Renewed / ordered on Nov 27th 2019, so that is pretty much 4 months to the day. Its a Bit budget compared to the from the ground up and u22 cd sets mind
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    From my handy dandy scrapbook of all my shows....a grand total of $59, and back when all tickets were the same price apparently because we were on the Floor for New Orleans and mid level seats for Atlanta.
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    now that the show ended, we should go to get tacos... 🤔 Thanks 3,000 to Jo for doing this... it was fun, even with the board glitches... Thanks to everyone, everyone, everyone for their comments... as always, your rock. Be excellent with each other and wash your hands. See you soon!!!
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    I feel like this needs to be put here for later. Just hearing it takes me back to my first PopMart show.
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    45 440 Feeling that! Kind of like working when most people are staying home. Especially as I'm lazy by nature🐆
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    Good morning, World. Glad for the distraction. 1. Boy 2. October 3. War 4. The Unforgettable Fire 5. The Joshua Tree 6. Rattle & Hum 7. Achtung Baby 8. Zooropa 9. Pop 10. All That You Can't Leave Behind 11. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb 12. No Line On The Horizon 13. Songs Of Innocence 14. Songs Of Experience My answers... 01. Which was the first U2 album you owned? Boy. I remember when I Will Follow was first being played on KROQ in Los Angeles. I was 14. 02. What were the first songs you heard from #3 and #13? Must have been Sunday Bloody Sunday from War. The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) for SOI. 03. What were your initial opinions of #7 and #1, and have they changed since then? Achtung Baby blew me away from first listen. The Fly, Until the End of the World, ...Wild Horses, I couldn't get enough. Boy, I was thrilled by this new sound I was hearing. The Electric Co! Love that song. 04. Which album(s) are your favourite? Achtung Baby, Unforgettable Fire, October 05. Which album do you prefer out of #10 and #4? The Unforgettable Fire has two of my all-time favorites: Bad and A Sort of Homecoming. Love that album dearly. 06. What are your favourite tracks from #6 and #12? Rattle and Hum: So many good choices! I'm going to go with Desire. No Line on the Horizon: One of the very albums of theirs I don't like and haven't listened to since it was first released. I couldn't tell you what's on it. 07. What memories do you associate with #14 and #8? SOE: My wife and I saw back to back shows in Las Vegas. Zooropa: I remember thinking this was all the crap not good enough to make it onto Achtung Baby. I hated this album. 08. Which album would you listen to when feeling down? The Joshua Tree. It really is a wonderful album from beginning to end. 09. Where would you rank #5 and #9 in your album preferences? The Joshua Tree, maybe 3rd or 4th depending on the day. Pop: Toward the bottom, with Zooropa and NLOTH 10. Which album has a better opening track, #2 or #11? October (Gloria) or How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (Vertigo). Both are great, but I have a real emotional attachment to October. Underappreciated masterpiece, IMHO. 11. What are your favourite lyrics from #10 and #13? All That You Can't Leave Behind - So many great songs, but I always think about Kite. My mom died shortly before this album came out, and Kite hit me hard. "I'm a man, not child. I'm a man who sees the shadow behind your eyes. Who's to say where the wind will take you? Who's to say what it is will break you? I don't know which way the wind will blow. Who's to know when the time has come around? I don't want to see you cry. I know that this is not goodbye..." Songs Of Innocence - "If you go your way and I go mine, are we so helpless against the tide? Baby every dog on the street knows that we're in love with defeat. Are we ready to be swept off our feet? And stop chasing every breaking wave." 12. Which album would you listen to when feeling happy? All That You Can't Leave Behind. Beautiful Day is my go-to happy song. 13. How many songs from #7 and #2 have you heard live? Achtung Baby - Not sure, I've seen every tour since War, so that's probably most of them. October - NOT ENOUGH!!! 14. Which tracks from #8 and #5 should have been released as singles? Zooropa - None. It's crap. The Joshua Tree - In God's Country 15. Which album do you listen to more, #11 or #3? How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb or War - War, for sure. 16. Which album has grown on you the most? I don't know that any has grown on me, as my initial impressions pretty much stay with me. Maybe Rattle and Hum, in the sense that the movie was pretentious crap, but the original songs on there are really good. Angel of Harlem, for example. 17. Which songs from #4 and #1 do you dream of hearing live? The Unforgettable Fire - The Unforgettable Fire... Boy - A Day Without Me 18. Which album has a better closing track, #9 or #12? Pop (Wake Up Dead Man) or No Line On The Horizon (Cedars Of Lebanon). Not very fond of either one. 19. Which album do you prefer out of #6 and #14? Rattle & Hum or Songs Of Experience - Both good, but Rattle and Hum wins out. 20. Which album would you love to see played in full like on the recent Joshua Tree tours? OCTOBER!!!! 😁
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    I also rediscovered the massive heads from Zooropa 93.... this is awesome
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    From the album: Ardy

    Cartoon U2-leprechauns by Ardy - https://ardy-cartoons.blogspot.de/
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