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  1. Happy 45th to U2 and happy t-shirt day!
    10 points
  2. Hi all, after speaking to fellow fans, we thought it would be a good idea to have a dedicated thread in one place to list all of our ideas for future subscriber gifts and subscriber specials. In the past the mod team have asked us what the fans would like to see, so having all our ideas in one place would be a good idea. The purpose of this thread is to provide constructive and realistic ideas and suggestions. I'll go first. Subscribers Special - Pro Shot footage of a live song performance - once per month Using The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 as an example we can see that U2's social media team uploads short pro shot footage clips of songs from shows onto their social media channels. These clips are normally around 30 seconds long. It has been rumoured that U2 have recorded all their shows since ZOO TV, and their pro shot clips on social media and U2.com seem to back this up. It would be great if once a month we received as a subscriber special a full length pro shot clip of a song being performed live. For example, there is a 1 minute pro shot clip of Bad being performed live in India. It would be great if we had access to the full song. It doesn't matter if its not up to DVD quality, fans would still appreciate it. Another suggestion is to receive pro shot footage of Red Flag Day, American Soul and Love Is All We Have Left, as these were SOE songs performed on EI, but weren't on the official DVD release. Subscribers Gift - Live ZOO TV 1992 Audio Recording / film Next year marks 30 years since ZOO TV and fans would love to mark the occasion by receiving an audio recording or film from a 1992 indoor show. The official tour DVD from Sydney was filmed in the last leg, and because of this it didn't include Acthung Baby songs such as Ultraviolet and Wild Horses. Tryin To Throw Your Arms Around The World was cut. Releasing a show from 92 means that fans would have access to both the AB and Zooropa legs of the tour.
    8 points
  3. 'U2: Live At The Apollo' This double CD set, bookending a beautiful photo booklet, is now in production. We'll be emailing our 2021 subscribers with news on the first tracks available to download - and estimated dispatch times for the physical release. Planning to resubscribe to U2.com in 2021 or subscribing for the first time? Here's the details. U2 – Live at the Apollo CD1 1. I Will Follow 2. The Electric Co. 3. Out Of Control 4. Red Flag Day 5. All Because Of You 6. Vertigo 7. Elevation 8. Beautiful Day 9. Pride (In the Name of Love) 10. Get Out Of Your Own Way 11. American Soul CD2 1. Angel of Harlem 2. Desire 3. When Love Comes To Town 4. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of 5. Every Breaking Wave 6. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses 7. Love is Bigger Than Anything in its Way
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  4. 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.
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  5. Me and my band filmed a music video! Here's a behind the scenes shot:
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  6. Some preshow reading. Not meant to be a downer, but a look at survivors just over 5 years out from the attacks. https://www.dw.com/en/bataclan-attack-how-survivors-cope-with-the-trauma-5-years-on/a-55543272 Most of us probably remember it as it was happening. We watched in shock. We worried about the band, the fans, our friends. Today, may be a healing day for some, or ripping off a bandaid for others, but either way, we will be here to carry each other. If you haven’t read @Madfl3a’s account of those days, I highly recommend it. https://www.u2andcoffee.com/2016/06/10/paris-mon-amour/ I hope today brings happiness and healing for those that were there.
    7 points
  7. Privileged to have seen this band a dozen or so times and shall make every effort to see them again at every upcoming tour. thanks U2 for the soundtrack to my life
    7 points
  8. I think that was one if you look at the right side of the stage, directly under the lamp you can see side stage. (Photo credit to someone else, not mine) Here it is in one of my photos, right there at Bono. I can say that the floor was shaking like crazy and any video footage would have been highly affected by it. I remember somewhere between I Will Follow, Out of Control and Electric Co, the floor was shaking so much, my friend and I held on to each other to keep from falling. I remember thinking that if the floor collapsed, at least I was having the time of my life.
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  9. Physical formats create the pleasure of listening music at home, it´s my opinion. Still purchasing vinyls, CDs and DVDs.
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  10. Opinions, ideas and point of views are not monolithic entities - they can be revised over time and changed and adjusted when it applies, even to a point in which a total change of course or an opposite direction is an obligation. What may have been acceptable some years ago is not necessary what is acceptable now... after all, no one is the same person that was years ago. The same applies for the use of certain words, like the one was bleeped on this broadcast... Maybe this article could be of interest... I think it explains clearly why it was wrong for Patti Smith to use it, then... https://medium.com/artsculturebeat18/righting-patti-smiths-wrongs-9a65270083c9
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  11. Happy birthday to my favourite band! Great memories of the E&I concert in Hamburg, can’t wait for the next one!
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  12. Ever since I saw this photo of Dallas Schoo wearing a special commemorative Music Rising t-shirt, I sought one out for myself. It had been years and years until one appeared on EBay, and of course, I couldn’t let it go. I am beyond thrilled that it arrived today, the 15th anniversary of the Dome’s reopening, the same event the t-shirt commemorates. What timing! ♥️ #U2T0925 #superdome #musicrising #dallasschoo #love Dallas Schoo 📷 credit: Matthias Muehlbrandt
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  13. Happy Birthday, Mr. The Edge! 60 years young today! I always felt a special connection to the band, not only from your excellent songs, but also from the coincidences of birthdays: just as Bono has the same birthday as my Dad, you have the same birthday as one of my brothers. Quite a coincidence! Anyway, have as wonderful first day as a sexagenarian (Bono and Adam can give you a few pointers about the new temporal territory you are in; Larry, of course, has to wait until Halloween to join the rest of you in experiencing the joy of the sixties)! We can’t wait to see you play live again - here is a shot from Philadelphia in 2018 of you in action. Come back soon for more; we’ll be waiting! 🎸
    6 points
  14. From October to Streets... perhaps the heart and soul of the european i+e shows... quite intense...
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  16. I have a dream that one day I'll be at a concert again and we will not be worried about catching a virus.
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  17. The team that did the HD conversion deserves a round of applause and a case of Guinness... it looks amazing...
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  18. It was so much fun to get together with everyone again. Stay safe and see you next time.
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  19. Goosebumps, tears even more emotional today after having my COVID vaccine this morning. 😢😀
    6 points
  20. The Sun came up, the beach was freezing and me and my hounds had a ball!
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  21. Oh, that's a stunning gift for 2021 - that was the band at their purest & best in the modern day world of technology. To anyone that was there - you have a lifetime memory to cherish. Happy New Year.
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  22. With all the negative news these days-it's nice to sign into this website and see the pic of U2 for the Apollo Show promo. I'm adding it to my wish list.
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  23. Let’s face it 2020 has been, well a bit shit. I’ll always remember though the great times we had with all the watch parties, official & unofficial. I cant wait to see everyone (when its safe, obviously) at a real life show somewhere soon.
    6 points
  24. I got my dog groomed and had a lovely visit with a dear, dear friend today. Before: (shame) In my defense-she's a lot cuter when it's combed the right direction and it's not my fault she decided to go roll in everything right before the photo-op? the owner shame no matter...one lady in Michigan totaly bitched me out when she saw a pic of Ri'ri' with ruffles. After: 3 hours. Another round in about ten days. It is very difficult to sit and let someone else work on my dog, even if it is this lady doing it. She's the one who taught me every thing I know about Irish Terriers. I just wanna smack her every time my dog whimpers, which is a lot. (my dog plays it to the hilt) She kept telling me how well I was doing, as though I were the dog.
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  26. 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.
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  27. 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.
    5 points
  28. Happy birthday Mr The Edge ! That's a big one ! So I made you a birthday gif.... no just gif, no T. (Sorry about the tweet link, file too big) And I might have wrote a full post blog about how awesome you are (because I can never shut up and I'm afraid the Zoo mods might tell me to shush again - of course they won't , they're too nice for that, I'm just too lazy to re type everything) https://www.u2andcoffee.com/2021/08/08/60-reasons-to-love-the-edge/ Enjoy the cake and 'ouzo'(or anything else bottled) to celebrate ! (I should probably have stopped writing after the 'Happy birthday Mr The Edge !' but see 2nd point again. ) HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUITAR HERO ! You rock. Much love. ❤️
    5 points
  29. Being a bit of a vinyl junky I love the Record Store Day and U2 has a long history of supporting this. With so much music being streamed now, independent record stores need help to survive. I guess it is nostalgia but I like looking through vinyl records in stores, it used to be a regular Saturday morning excursion when I was growing up and something I really looked forwards to. I still find it irresistible not to pop into a record shop whenever I see one.
    5 points
  30. My wife Lisa, who is this account holder, recently passed away from lung cancer, exactly 39 years to the day after we first met as kids. She was an angel on earth and had been a huge fan dating back to the early 80's when we had a short breakup period. U2 became a big part of our reconnection, and became the soundtrack of our life and a borderline obsession for Lisa as we attended every tour, here in Boston, and traveling to many destinations. She fanatically pursued give-away opportunities and was an attendee at the Rattle Hum premier in Dublin in 1988. We have some great photos she took in the Savoy Theatre. At U2 trivia events, she became known as Superfan because she unfairly won every piece of swag :). We traveled to a wedding in Hvar Croatia in August 2016, and at the same time U2 families were vacationing on a super yacht off the coast. - it drove her crazy to see band tweets from locations we had been in the day before- I have a priceless video clip from that trip in which Lisa had a few too many glasses of wine, and thought she spotted Guggi two tables away- I'll treasure it forever. Upon her diagnosis in 2018, even dealing with her illness, we attended all of the Boston IE concerts, the Mohegan Sun concert (which was fantastic), and after she had been through months of combined chemotherapy & radiation followed by immunotherapy treatments, we traveled to Dublin and attended three of the final IE tour shows. We both knew the final Dublin show was likely her last U2 concert- at the time I really wanted to try to have the band meet her, something I've regretted. I'm in a position of desperation, and this will be a crazy request, but if this message can make it to the band or management, I wanted to ask if Bono, or combined band members could read a short 2 page eulogy I penned for Lisa, for posting on her Facebook page. It would be 2 minutes at most. I'm lost here without her, and I know she would be overwhelmed looking down on us if we could make it happen. In return, I would make a donation in Lisa's name to the the local cancer center where she was treated (well I'm doing that anyway). A photo of Lisa outside of the A3 arena in Nov 2018 is attached. Thank you for consideration- James
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  31. Day trip to the mountains today. Photo ops. 📷
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  32. This recent Easter Sunday was three years, to the day, with no narcotics for me.
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  33. Everyone drink a Guinness for me....just went under a tornado warning. Getting in my safe place.
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  34. I'm the Pastor of a small church in St Albans Uk and I also manage a community Food Bank. The Food Bank is hosted by my church and since we began the x4 local churches have been the main suppliers for donations to the food bank. March 2020 and all churches stopped physical service, moved online but the repercussions were that the food bank donations had no obvious source. It was a real concern. Every week during this pandemic I have had at least 3-4 offers of donations to the food bank from people I do not know in the community. People have been donating bags of shopping. Many of which must have cost £50-100. It's been incredible and humbling.
    5 points
  35. enjoy a cold and wet December day in March...
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  36. I just renewed.... obviously the mighty Fly won’t let a Covid 19 pandemic prevent an incoming ZooTV 30th anniversary tour......would he? ‘you didn’t come all the way out here to catch TB now did you !?’* *Dr Nick acknowledges Covid is not related in any way to tuberculosis Zoovid22 ? Zoodemic 23? Zoorona. we can but hope 🤞
    5 points
  37. Scottish Sports commentator and his dogs Olive and Mabel on Twitter. @mrandrewcotter if you love dogs you’ll love his feed and videos of his dogs.
    5 points
  38. I completely agree with all of the above - since JT got a double dip on Deluxe Editions, I fully expect AB to get the same treatment. (I hope that there will be more that is unique to a new AB Deluxe set than there was between the two JT sets (frankly, I thought the 2007 JT set was better than the 2017 version)). I also think that a tour supporting a new album and a AB anniversary tour are not necessarily mutually exclusive. You could easily do both: AB in full, selections from a hoped-for new album, “Streets” w/ a handful of other classics...and there’s a complete setlist! 😎 I also concur that this tour (whatever it turns out to be) won’t happen until 2022. 2021 will be a year of healing from 2020, a year that will start rough but will get better as it goes. Something approximating our former “normality” won’t get here until 2022. That even works out for a 30th anniversary of the tour for AB (a.k.a., ZooTV) - AB the album came out in 1991, but the tour supporting it didn’t begin until 1992. All is in balance... 🙏
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