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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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    The U2 I&SD tour...... combined songs from their upcoming Songs of Isolation and Songs of Social Distance Albums.......
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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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    45438 - Just over an hour ago, my entire neighbourhood clapped for the NHS and everyone working right now to battle COVID-19. Love truly is bigger than anything in its way.
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    I chose to list the albums chronologically. You could pick a different way, e.g. alphabetical or just the order they come to mind! 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? Achtung Baby (though I had the Best Of 1980-1990 before that). I thought those two CDs would cover all the best stuff and I wouldn't need to buy any more - haha! 02. What were the first songs you heard from #3 and #13? War - New Year's Day, which was on the Best Of. Songs Of Innocence - The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone), when they performed it live at the Apple event. Little did we know the whole album would be available moments later! 03. What were your initial opinions of #7 and #1, and have they changed since then? Achtung Baby - absolutely blew my mind, one of the best albums I'd ever heard by anyone. And it's still my all-time favourite album. Boy - nothing really stood out on my first listen, apart from Larry's awesome drumming. I love this album now, though! 04. Which album(s) are your favourite? As mentioned already, Achtung Baby is No.1, with HTDAAB, Songs Of Innocence and Zooropa also in my top tier. 05. Which album do you prefer out of #10 and #4? All That You Can't Leave Behind or The Unforgettable Fire - neither is among my favourites, but I definitely prefer TUF. 06. What are your favourite tracks from #6 and #12? Rattle & Hum - probably God Part II. No Line On The Horizon - there's nothing I really love, but I guess Magnificent. 07. What memories do you associate with #14 and #8? Songs Of Experience - mostly quite depressing things, really, but The Blackout will always remind me of that awesome show opening in Europe, and I'll never forget following that tour online! Zooropa - buying it as my second proper U2 album after loving the songs performed on the Sydney video (which I watched over and over again). Learning Numb off by heart in my bedroom. Being so thrilled when the title track was brought back on the 360° Tour, and gutted I couldn't see it in person. Getting happy tears when I saw Zooropa segue into Streets on the IE Tour. The joy of seeing full-band Stay on the EI Tour. 08. Which album would you listen to when feeling down? Pop, maybe - I'd be drawn to the dark stuff, and also find some comforting sounds on there. 09. Where would you rank #5 and #9 in your album preferences? The Joshua Tree - it's somewhere in the upper middle, about 5th or 6th. Pop - the same. I'd maybe rank Pop slightly higher than TJT, but they're so different it's hard to compare them! 10. Which album has a better opening track, #2 or #11? October (Gloria) or How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (Vertigo). Tough choice, they both rock... I guess I'm more emotionally attached to Vertigo but I don't have a clear preference. 11. What are your favourite lyrics from #10 and #13? All That You Can't Leave Behind - ummm... can't think of anything very profound, but I love the "Slow down my beating heart" outro from In A Little While. And I like the catchy rhymes of Elevation even if it's kinda nonsensical. Songs Of Innocence - oh, so many great lines to choose from here. I'll go with "There's no end to grief; that's how I know, and why I need to know that there is no end to love". Also, "And a heart that is broken is a heart that is open". 12. Which album would you listen to when feeling happy? I have definitely celebrated stuff to Achtung Baby songs in the past. HTDAAB is also an album full of joy for me. 13. How many songs from #7 and #2 have you heard live? Achtung Baby - 9 out of 12 (everything except So Cruel, TTTYAATW and Love Is Blindness). October - 2 out of 11 (Gloria and October). 14. Which tracks from #8 and #5 should have been released as singles? Zooropa - I think they released the right ones, I'm not sure any of the others would have made good singles. Maybe the title track if they could somehow condense it into a radio edit. (I would love to see a promo video that matches the one in my head...) The Joshua Tree - I know Red Hill Mining Town was almost a single and it would have been a good one, apart from the hilariously awful video! 15. Which album do you listen to more, #11 or #3? How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb or War - I've probably listened to HTDAAB more as I had it in my CD player continuously for months when it first came out. 16. Which album has grown on you the most? Zooropa. I found it totally weird and inaccessible for a long time (nothing at all like the brilliant live performances), then had a sudden breakthrough one day and I've adored it ever since. Can't understand why it took so long to click with me - it's amazing! 17. Which songs from #4 and #1 do you dream of hearing live? The Unforgettable Fire - I still dream of hearing the title track sung properly (didn't really like the 360° version where he changed the chorus). I was also disappointed not to hear A Sort Of Homecoming in 2017, when they played it in every other city... Boy - I'd be absolutely delighted to hear A Day Without Me or Twilight. 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). Both quite dark and depressing tracks but that's an easy choice for me - Wake Up Dead Man. 19. Which album do you prefer out of #6 and #14? Rattle & Hum or Songs Of Experience - definitely Rattle & Hum. 20. Which album would you love to see played in full like on the recent Joshua Tree tours? Achtung Baby played in full would be fantastic. I would also quite like to hear Pop, because it's ridiculous that I've only heard one song from it in my 20+ years of fandom, and Songs Of Innocence because they skipped all my favourite tracks when I saw the IE Tour!
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    This is a great idea!!
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    45448 We can also leave the house for work related matters. It's ok for me. It doesn't have to be always like this, but I think I could stand it a few months.
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    this one could be of help too: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.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 !
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    45, 441 - Evening counting. One good thing about being at home all day is that I can stay in my pyjamas all day if I want to Also, can I complain about the fact a "classic rock" radio station didn't play *one* U2 song in the 7 hours I listened to it today? They literally played everything else except U2. And I'm not sure I'd classify Nickelback or Green Day as "classic"
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    Late additiiion to the favorite Adam bass line list: Where The Streets Have No Name. I'm not sure how I missed the most obvious choice for me. I was just listening to The Joshua Tree and it dawned on me that I neglected Streets. Put it at number one on my list.
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    Live on tour...via the Internet from Bono’s living room. Full band performance with the players always a minimum of 2 meters apart...in full Personal Protective Equipment (a la, Adam during PopMart). (Larry is going to love playing the drums that way.) It will be awesome, or at least interesting..,
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    This song has been enhanced by some special guests: https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/bono-will-i-am-jennifer-hudson-sing-for-life-video/ (Thanks to @andryu2 for sharing the link! 😊)
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    45 437 Why is it always sunny in Britain when you can't go out? ☀️
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    45 436 Breathe is a great song and here's what was running through my mind today: "16th of June, Chinese stocks are going up And I'm coming down with some new Asian virus Ju Ju man, Ju Ju man Doc says you're fine, or dying Please Nine 0 nine, St John Divine, on the line, my pulse is fine But I'm running down the road like loose electricity While the band in my head plays a striptease"
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    U2Fam, che ne dici di mostrare a Bono il nostro feedback sul suo bellissimo "LetYourLoveBeKnown", cantando dalle nostre case la nuova canzone degli U2? Domenica 22 marzo alle 18:00 (GMT) canta e pubblica il tuo video sui social aggiungendo: "#StayHome # U2 # U2Flashmob @ u2 #LetYourLoveBeKnown #stayhomechallenge" Perché "Cantare è il nostro atto di resistenza!" #IoRestoACasa 🙏 Those who want to participate but without singing, can also make a tweet with a photo that proves to stay at home, or videos while reading phrases of the song ... + #StayHome #U2 #U2flashmob #LetYourLoveBeKnown #stayhomechallenge @U2
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    45, 433 - Night-time counting and the UK is now on full-on lockdown. I'm normally deeply disorganised, but am now planning how to make the food and drink we have in the house last as long as we can. It's weird. My Dad is sitting watching TV, not really paying attention to the news and I'm the one trying to be organised to deal with it. I had my regular comics delivered to my house today, so that's some entertainment sorted
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    I remembered a fun survey about albums that I found online a while back, and decided to create a similar one based on U2's albums. Here's how it works: - List U2's studio albums in whatever order you want and number them from 1 to 14. - Then answer the questions below! THE QUESTIONS: 01. Which was the first U2 album you owned? 02. What were the first songs you heard from #3 and #13? 03. What were your initial opinions of #7 and #1, and have they changed since then? 04. Which album(s) are your favourite? 05. Which album do you prefer out of #10 and #4? 06. What are your favourite tracks from #6 and #12? 07. What memories do you associate with #14 and #8? 08. Which album would you listen to when feeling down? 09. Where would you rank #5 and #9 in your album preferences? 10. Which album has a better opening track, #2 or #11? 11. What are your favourite lyrics from #10 and #13? 12. Which album would you listen to when feeling happy? 13. How many songs from #7 and #2 have you heard live? 14. Which tracks from #8 and #5 should have been released as singles? 15. Which album do you listen to more, #11 or #3? 16. Which album has grown on you the most? 17. Which songs from #4 and #1 do you dream of hearing live? 18. Which album has a better closing track, #9 or #12? 19. Which album do you prefer out of #6 and #14? 20. Which album would you love to see played in full like on the recent Joshua Tree tours? Anyone want to try it out? I'll post my answers below. You can also use this on other platforms if you like.
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    For the record, I’m a sucker for stuff like this. 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 THE QUESTIONS: 01. Which was the first U2 album you owned? The Unforgettable Fire 02. What were the first songs you heard from #3 and #13? War - Sunday Bloody Sunday on MTV right after we got it. SOI - The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) during the Apple Event when they dropped the album. 03. What were your initial opinions of #7 and #1, and have they changed since then? Achtung Baby- My first reactions were “My gosh, what have they done?” which quickly turned into “This is the best thing ever!” and I still love it the most. Boy - I honestly can’t remember what my first reaction to Boy was. I know I liked it, but was not completely blown away. I definitely love it more now. 04. Which album(s) are your favourite? Achtung Baby, The Unforgettable Fire, Songs of Experience and No Line on the Horizon 05. Which album do you prefer out of #10 and #4? Definitely The Unforgettable Fire, see question 4. 06. What are your favourite tracks from #6 and #12? Rattle and Hum - Hawkmoon 269 No Line on the Horizon - Magnificent 07. What memories do you associate with #14 and #8? SOE So many, but too many to mention. So, a few, a listening party that I attended in NYC. The eiTour, especially the Mod Summit in Montreal and the Apollo gig. Zootopia July 1993, getting the album and immediately falling in love with it. Best friend winning a contest to see the ZooTV tour in Dublin and taking me with her. We were definitely dreaming out loud. 08. Which album would you listen to when feeling down? The Unforgettable Fire 09. Where would you rank #5 and #9 in your album preferences? The Joshua Tree, closer to my top favorite albums and Pop, towards the bottom. 10. Which album has a better opening track, #2 or #11? October....I mean, Gloria 💚 11. What are your favourite lyrics from #10 and #13? ATYCLB - Who's to say where the wind will take you Who's to know 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 Don't wanna see you cry I know that this is not goodbye SOI - The stars are bright but do they know The universe is beautiful but cold Or The sea knows where are the rocks And drowning is no sin You know where my heart is The same place that yours has been We know that we fear to win And so we end before we begin Before we begin 12. Which album would you listen to when feeling happy? No Line on the Horizon, because right after it came out, we took a family trip to Ireland and drove from Dublin to Cork, listening to it multiple times in the car. Happy times. 13. How many songs from #7 and #2 have you heard live? Achtung Baby - I have heard every song live now, except So Cruel. Would love to fix that. October - Gloria! and Scarlet, according to my U2gigs stats; but I feel like I’ve heard October too. 14. Which tracks from #8 and #5 should have been released as singles? Zooropa - Dirty Day The Joshua Tree - Red Hill Mining Town, the best single that never was. 15. Which album do you listen to more, #11 or #3? How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb 16. Which album has grown on you the most? Pop 17. Which songs from #4 and #1 do you dream of hearing live? The Unforgettable Fire - A Sort of Homecoming Boy - A Day Without Me 18. Which album has a better closing track, #9 or #12? Pop 19. Which album do you prefer out of #6 and #14? Ugh. I think I have to go wit SOE, although I LOVE the studio material so much on Rattle and Hum. 20. Which album would you love to see played in full like on the recent Joshua Tree tours? Achtung Baby
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    I can't sing. Too afraid Bono breaks free and come after me for murdering his song 😂 But I'll join someway.. Thanks Dani! Stay safe x
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    Hopefully it will bring us together and make us all better people/civilisation. it is going to be painful for many of us, but hopefully it will adjust our balance of self entitlement. it will also be interesting to see the environmental impact of less travel. love to everyone and be kind.
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    Oh U2, come and cure your tree! Look at it, it looks sick! Oh, can we invite ourselves to your music and sing along? Make us breathe, make us heal! Bono, there is so much more love that needs to be known! Fans, let's get together, from our homes, let's sing, let's dance. Now, more than ever! Because now is the time to let that light shine, and not to let it go out! Let's cure ourselves, let's cure our beloved tree. If you are reading this, please be safe. With much love, V.
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    45 426 Well from Yesterday onwards we've all been working from home... So at least he can't infect anyone else! Not liking working from home though. I miss the social interaction, even though I don't like people!
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    In social media, there's no such thing as a harmless bot... Thanks for the tip... the advice here is, as usual, report and block...
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    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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    I also rediscovered the massive heads from Zooropa 93.... this is awesome
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    To all the fans who are at home and cannot go out. This note is to send you all my support, from me to you, as to all U2 fans of the world. Brick by brick, we will destroy the wall called COVID19 that separates us, for someday soon, to see the light again. Sending you all my love and my prayers... We Get To Carry Each Other.
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    Where The Streets Have No Name why is so easy for me to have forgotten that one? so many, I guess... Bullet The Blue Sky too It's a U2 day
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    Add Vertig and I Threw A Brick Through A Window to the list. 👏
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    Happy 60th Birthday to Adam. I don't have a decent photo and I have never met Adam, but one thing sticks in my mind that I believe no one has mentioned so far, is the night that Adam acted on stage as bodyguard to Bono. As told by Bono it was during the Joshua Tree tour in 1987 and the band and Bono in particular had been receiving death threats, due to their support for Martin Luther King Day in Tempe Arizona. One threat in particular was taken seriously by the FBI who believed there was someone with a ticket for that nights concert who claimed he had a gun and was going to shoot Bono if he sang Pride (In the Name of Love). The concert went ahead and during Pride, Bono said he just closed his eyes when singing the third verse "Early morning April 4, a shot rings out in a Memphis sky", and when he opened his eyes Adam was standing in front of him. John 15:13-17 "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" What more can one say about Adam.
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    Oy. Someone needed a happy pill. 😁 The ahove sounds much worse than its actual bite. I wiped my boots on the carpet after I thoroughly rubbed them off in the snow. He's not a dumb ass but tenants are working him. The owner caught the crap, not the manager. I don't just call on people I know to harrass whomever. These are long standing issues which have not been addressed for years. I phoned people who wield influence, however, I had given them my word I'd so so if thing did not change. I was ornery I have to move again. I needed to roar. Unnecessary dog poop on my boots, after bright sunshine refected on very white snow cranked a migraine into a cluster got the best of me. I don't have to move. I need and want to do it. Big difference. Bright side view: There may be an apartment available which is by a beautiful seminary campus and protected woods/nature conservatory. It's near my old house. I used to walk Bruff, my last dog, though those woods and the seminary campus all the time. Now, I'd be living on the opposite side of the same woods. I could walk my second Irish Terrier on the same turf. Lake Michigan is right across the street from it. I made initial inquiries. That would make another move a very good thing.
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    45, 429 - My area had our first death yesterday We've not had a huge amount of confirmed cases locally, but then not everyone is able to get tested. It feels like our government is dithering and indecisive - and a worrying amount of people are not respecting instructions to stay at home.
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    We are all simply islands in the Stream RIP Kenny Rogers
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