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  1. Happy 45th to U2 and happy t-shirt day!
    4 points
  2. Enjoying the fine weather & scenery this last weekend of summer. 😎
    4 points
  3. Those CD were pressed in Europe. Then sent to the US where they've been dispatched to the world . Why don't they split the order in 2 once the CD is pressed ? A part for Europe for the European fans and second part for the rest of the world fans (sent in the US. They could have sent it to Amsterdam for example. Every europeans would have avoided Fucking fees since it has been dispatched within Europe. To this day still haven't received a reply ... They could at least give us a voucher for their shop !
    3 points
  4. One of our regulars came into the library today for the first time since the first lockdown started. We'd been worried about him as he's a recovering alcoholic and we hadn't heard from him for 18 months. Thankfully, he seems to have avoided Covid so far, although he is homeless again. My colleague managed to find him a tent, as he's currently living in some nearby woodland. Hopefully we might be able to get him into a proper house/flat by the end of the week. At least now he knows the library is open again, so he can come in and have a cuppa and a chat, and my colleagues can make him a hot meal if he needs one. As I said, we'd been worried about him, so it was good to see him back and we'll do what we can to support him.
    3 points
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  6. I'm going to have a keyboard! (The musical instrument kind, not another computer accessory ) My dad works for a charity furniture shop and helps them collect items from donors. About a week or so ago, one of the collections included some musical instruments. Most of them have been handed over to a specialist music shop in town, but there were 2 keyboards and Dad's boss said they could accept those to sell in their shop. He wondered whether I might like one of them, I said yes and his boss has let him have it for a staff-discounted price Now that the items have been quarantined and tested, one of them will be mine as of tomorrow. Once we've taken it to the music shop to have some guide letters put on. And bought a book with some tunes to practice
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  7. 11 o’clock tick took …….awesome birthday gift from my brilliant daughter.
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  8. Saw Royal Blood at the Brighton Centre two nights ago, a homecoming show for them! Absolutely stonking performance, loved hearing the new songs live for the first time. Seeing them again in London at the O2 in March. Seeing Elbow at the very same venue tomorrow night. Looking forward to it, been a long time since I last saw them.
    2 points
  9. In Dublin for our anniversary and I found out our hotel is only a 1 min walk from Castleforbes Rd one of the locations for the Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own video. The area has been extensively redeveloped and this is the last house left.
    2 points
  10. 100 miles on the bicycle……what petrol crisis? Food is my fuel…..nom nom nom nom nom
    1 point
  11. When people say they peeked years ago, I say you obviously did not see IE/EI.
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  12. Hey U2 fans, 25-Sept-2021 join the U2 T-Shirt Day fun! Wear a U2 t-shirt 👕 take a photo 📸 & share at this Post, also on Twitter & Instagram if you use them with #U2T0925. Hope to see you 🤩 Here's the Twitter link
    1 point
  13. My attire for the day. The SOE album and e&i tour supporting it (and the time after it) has been one of my favorite eras of my whole life (overlooking COVID, of course - that bit, in and of itself, has been dreadful). So, this had to be the shirt today.
    1 point
  14. That's far too advanced for my current skills And I don't have a strap to be able to wear my guitar while playing keyboard. Although it is a good goal to aim for
    1 point
  15. I'm waiting on a response from An Post. If they get back to me I'll let you know. Thanks
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  16. But can you play the keyboard and guitar in unison like Edge does on New Years Day?……
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  17. It look like An Post, the Irish postal service, don't want us to get our CD's. Would it be possible for the admins to get this have this looked in to. Maybe it could be arranged for Bono to hand them out at his front gate instead.
    1 point
  18. May 4th 2025. I'd have to find a band first though, as I can't sing to save my life 🤣 (Don't worry, I have no actual plans for taking over the music world )
    1 point
  19. Yes...August 1st, 1981...MTV came into existence, and it changed music completely. So many bands were discovered by so many because of it (raise your hand if you first discovered, or had your preexisting fandom greatly enhanced, by seeing U2 on MTV - yes, my hand is up!). Strangely, neither MTV nor MTV Classic are really doing anything special for the day today - it's especially strange that MTV Classic isn't. That seems like a no-brainer... Anyway, here is a great interview with the original VJs - Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn, and JJ Jackson. There are a lot of video links in the story - of course, our band gets a mention too! 😎 Enjoy! https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/the-original-v-js-look-back-40-years-later-the-first-24-hours-was-mtv-was-held-together-by-duct-tape-034116917.html
    1 point
  20. Cool when is the borders Newest Synth pop artist launching her Solo album?
    1 point
  21. Perhaps you can keep us updated and let us know when you get it and how it goes.
    1 point
  22. Arrived...numbered, singed note from Edge. Looks awasome
    1 point
  23. It also gave you Americans Wham and George Michael, Duran Duran etc……
    1 point
  24. Much preferred MTV when it was a music channel and not filled with vacuous Khardashian types. Dire Straits are still dining out on this ditty
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  25. Here's a pretty cool story by a pretty famous photographer who has worked with U2. Had tingles up my spine when he was talking about hanging out with them. Here are some of his photos of the band: Here's the timestamped youtube link: Timestamped youtube link
    1 point
  26. MTV... MTV!! MTV Italia was born on September 1997 and, yes, with U2 headliner! I discovered them thanks to MTV, with the EMAs and... Reggio Emilia's gig
    1 point
  27. If you are new to the Zoo, welcome A place to say hi, tell us a little about yourself and wotnot..
    1 point
  28. I am also in Ireland, with mine showing the same tracking message, so i tried the following: UPS tracking number is given a new tracking number by USPS, before shipping to international destinations. UPS provides the new USPS tracking number on the UPS tracking page. Underneath the "Shipment Progress" box that displays your package's journey, there's an "Additional Information" box that displays new information including the USPS tracking number. You can use this tracking number with USPS. You could also use an alternative tracking service ( I used https://parcelsapp.com/en/tracking), which gives much more detailed information. This tracking shows that my item departed Dublin the very next day after it left the USA. It is now showing as being delivered to: "Front Desk/Reception/Mail Room, CROZET, VA". According to the tracking service, this is the address from where the item was originally dispatched. Bearing in mind that the tracking number may not be reliable once it leaves USA, I asked a friend to check the tracking number for his gift (which he also has not received). He had the same result. I hope that I am wrong with my assumption, but It would seem that the package was rejected by Irish customs and returned back to the sender.
    1 point
  29. And who doesn’t want a 7 t shirt? merch was so much cooler pre live nation!
    1 point
  30. Slight thread hijack. which U2 T Shirt would you like the store to reissue? many of us have shirts we have worn til they fell apart. me I’d like the One T shirt reissued. 30 year anniversary coming up guys…. It is time.
    1 point
  31. So the European Union has just tightened up their handling of parcels and companies can’t send gift to private persons. As of July the 1. Any parcel is taxable whereas before only items over a given limit was - this is the new reality. This could have been fixed by either paying the tax up front or by shipping all European parcels to let’s say Ireland and ship each parcel from within the European Union. Mine got nicked by coustoms - most Danish items does - and this gift will cost Danes 28 dollars to get. The tax that universal music should have prepaid is around 8 dollars and this could have been applied to the membership. Talking to government doesn’t work here - the only thing working is adapting to the law in a smart manner 🙂
    1 point
  32. Day trip to Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta CANADA. Surreal turquoise color lake water. 😎
    1 point
  33. Since I often have to deal with post and customs in my job, here is an explanation: There is an EU law according to which all consignments of goods that are imported into the EU from outside the EU have to pay customs duty and taxes. This regulation has been in force since 2021. There was a transitional period until 30 June 2021. From 1 July, this regulation must be implemented in every EU country. There is still an exemption for private gift consignments. Here there is still an allowance. But: Gift shipments are only possible between private individuals. As soon as a legal person (company) sends goods, these may not be sent as a gift (even if it is a member gift, as in our case). Our membership “gift” may therefore not be sent as a gift, but must be sent as a consignment of goods with a CN22 form and a (realistic) declaration of value. By the way, this gift-regulation was already in place before 2021. U2.com's practice of sending items as gifts with a value of 0.00 was never permitted, but was often accepted by the local customs (but in some cases people had to pay customs). How much you have to pay for the CD depends on the value, the customs duty and the import sales tax of your country. Basically, the amount is not too high for a goods value of 10 USD (5+5). What does get expensive, however, is that the postal companies charge a service fee for presentation to customs. In Germany, for example, this is € 6, in Belgium € 15, which is then added on. If you live in the EU and didn't have to pay anything, you were lucky that your shipment slipped through without customs clearance. But that could be different next year ... By the way, you will face the same problem in the future if you order things from the U2 fanshop and they are sent from the US or UK. The UK is no longer in the EU and these shipments will now have to pay customs duty too! The problem can really only be solved in one way: Namely, that a band from Ireland (EU) also sends its items from the EU. At least the shipments that are also sent to the EU. It should not be a problem to send items from a location in the EU (Ireland, Netherlands ...). If U2 is so committed to the EU on the last tour, but then, when it comes to business, the EU is ignored, one has to be very critical. A complaint to the customer service will not bring you a solution for this year. You have to pay the fees or refuse & return the shipment. However, I would recommend anyone who has had to pay to contact the customer service anyway. This way (or through social media) you can put pressure on them to reconsider their shipping. If they send items destined for Europe from Europe, the postage will also be cheaper. However, this requires a shipping address in the EU. It would not be permissible to simply bring items with a US sender to Europe and then send them from there. In principle, items must be sent from the country that is also indicated as the sender's address.
    1 point
  34. Totally left in the cold...They are pointing at each other. Note to self: Leave this fanclub after being member from literally minute 1 Cheers, stijn@U2.com Leeleanna Steward (Merch Traffic) Aug 24, 2021, 11:36 EDT We appreciate that you've taken the time to contact us! Unfortunately, we are unable to assist you with this purchase, as both memberships and presales are handled by the fan club directly. You can reach them at: support@u2.com (855) 867-5297 (U.S.) (949) 333-4820 (International) Please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions or concerns. Sincerely, Leeleanna Customer Service
    1 point
  35. Brass in Pocket was instant love for me.
    1 point
  36. ...and the video that transformed me from someone who was aware of and liked U2 to someone who loved U2:
    1 point
  37. I received the exactly same standard message! The worst is that the same tax will be applied to anything ordered on the U2 shop. That means that the 25% on the shop has in reality no value, again...
    0 points
  38. Got mine today in Belgium. Paid the bloody €20.53 though 🤬 But a very nice package!!
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