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  1. On 10/16/2018 at 2:40 PM, Paulj101 said:

    Pride really needs a rest, as does Beautiful Day and I Will Follow. They have a wonderful and frankly massive back catalogue crammed full of absolute gems. It’s a real shame they don’t rotate the set a little more frequently- I appreciate the level of production they’re using on this tour but certainly the I stage section could easily been flipped to include cuts such as wire, two hearts, daddy’s gonna pay...,the unforgettable fire,  electric co., 11 o’clock tick tick, Ordinary love, please, heartland, staring at the sun, Indian summer sky, surrender, fire etc..

    Interesting. I never heard of anyone request Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car before. But, as I am old now, I think it would be very cool to hear some really deep cuts.

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  2. On 9/19/2018 at 10:45 AM, AMT1979 said:

    Ouch.  It hurts me that you mentioned Cedarwood Road. That’s a song that I didn’t fully appreciate until I heard it live in 2015.  I love that song live and was thrilled to hear it again this year.  

    My own list matches what most others have said:

    Beautiful Day





    I can’t add Streets to the list.  That is still one of my favorite U2 songs.  Hearing the start of that song live gives me chills.

    Yeah, I liked it more, too, especially with the video enhancement. But, if the question was what to leave out in order to add something else, I wouldn't miss CedarWood Road as much as others. Its a good song and Bono's vocal soars. But I'd love to hear some older cuts.

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  3. 12 hours ago, Manohlive said:

    If we still appreciate the physical versus cyber-I'll take age.  Nothing beats putting the disc into the machine, hitting play and hearing that sound not being compressed.  I like even looking at my U2 dvds on the rack.  They always make me smile.  

    Same here.

  4. 17 hours ago, dmway said:

    Well, I'm with you in the preferring-the-physical-item category.

    You know, I'm of two minds (at least) about DVD/BluRay releases for JT 2017 and for e&i 2018. They could very easily release JT this holiday season; there really wouldn't be any reason to wait. Also, DC was just recently recorded (ostensibly for release) - so were the Apollo Theater show and the Newark show in 360 degrees. These are already in the can. They aren't on the road again until the end of next month. Thus, it is not inconceivable that one or more of these could be out this Xmas season - as I already said, if they are planning a release for the JT anniversary tour, I would think that would definitely come out this year. It's whether or not the e&i tour makes it out this year too - the European tour would be over by the time they would be releasing e&i to the market (if they have a view to releasing it this year).

    I even wonder if they would do some kind of deluxe live set that would include both, whether for Xmas this year or by next summer. I also wonder if they are planning to upgrade the pre-U2360 shows to BluRay anytime soon - that would be a great set.


    I'd love for JT 2017 to be released this year.  I was thinking about how long it would take to edit, press and distribute the DVD/BD.  I know that the band puts their collective and creative hands in the production of tour videos.  And, I wonder if they are using the period between tour legs for some R&R or to work (revising set-lists for Europe, JT '17 DVD/BD, etc.)  It would seem right to release JT '17 hot off of the heels of this current tour.  Demand would be at its highest and they could capitalize on the holiday buying season.  Obviously, this is my take on it and I know nothing.

    I remember having the VHS copies of Rattle & Hum, ZOO TV Outside Broadcast and PopMart (Live from Mexico).  They were regular occupants in my Sony S-VHS VCR (oh, yeah).  Unfortunately, the VCR died and by that time, I had converted DVD player (Sony as well).  I can't remember how long it took, but it was a while before they came out on DVD and I did buy them.  I agree it would be totally awesome to have ZOO TV, PopMart, Elevation and Vertigo on Blu-Ray--all in one set. 

  5. On 6/25/2018 at 3:13 PM, Manohlive said:

    I would like a DVD as well.  Do you think it would sell enough to merit producing one?  Most people I know who went to that show would not buy it.  They are fans from the past and don't buy copies of concerts.  This is not to say I would not buy it.  I'm wondering how many would.  I'm hoping enough to merit releasing one.  

    I don't like how I presented the above.  It's two days later.  I wish I had said that I'm glad Edge spoke or recordings taking place.  I'll jump on buying it.  Most people I know will just stream it.  They think it's stupid to pay for a concert dvd.  I did not mean to question U2's ability to put out something so monumental.  Pardon me, please.

    I'd buy it.  I hope that they do.  The Super Deluxe boxed set was fantastic and I think that a DVD set would make a nice companion.  If they do, I can't imagine it would be released until after E+I ends.  I don't know how long it would take to produce, but it seems unlikely it would be released this year.  Taking into consideration the European leg ends in early November, that doesn't leave much time to get it out before Christmas.  

    It would be wonderful if they did, though.  I don't really stream that much and would prefer the old-fashioned DVD/Blu-Ray.  But, I'm old.

  6. 7 minutes ago, dmway said:

    I'm not mcnabb5, but, as you see, I was talking with him above! :D

    I just did the full GA ritual this time around - there seems to be a FB group that is dedicated to news for the GA fan-run lines. That's where these veterans are.

    If you want the info for it, I can get you in touch with someone who knows all about it (I don't do FB myself - I'm not a big fan of social media; however, the person I was with had all the info well in advance - this person could tell you all about it if you wanted). Just let me know here or by PM, and I'll try to get you the info ASAP.


    Thanks dmway, I don't need it. I was just curious about these bossy/rude folks who run the GA lines. I read about them before in these forums and just wondered what they were all about. Who gave these people that authority?

  7. I will be traveling to Dublin for the first time. In addition, I would like to get tickets for one of the shows. As it stands right now, it 3rd or 4th show. I know that I can buy tickets on Seatwave. Is that the best way to do it? A bunch Zootopians have suggested that I can always get tickets on the day of the show, but it seems risky.

    Does anyone have advise for a guy who literally does not know anything?  Thanks in advance.

  8. On ‎6‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 6:35 PM, mcnabb5 said:

    Well I may have to look you up in Newark this week. I will be there with my brother, nephew and brother in law. Here's to a great GA experience this week! Thanks for the reply.

    mcnabb5, just a quick question for the unenlightened: who are these veterans who run the GA line? Here in the SF Bay Area (SAP Center in San Jose), the venue distributes wristbands. Everyone abides with how these work. Doors open around 6:00 pm and the staff instructs GA folks to return to the line by 4:00 pm. Between 4:00 and 6:00 the staff checks for wristbands and makes sure the line moving along in an orderly fashion. It is actually quite efficient.

    What's up with the GA veteran guy?

  9. 9 hours ago, bgans said:

    @504jumper - thank you for this advice! My daughter & I were on the rail on the other side of the catwalk, because of it. The show was fantastic! We were between Edge & Adam for Cedarwood Road. I'm only 5'2 (my daughter's 5'7"), so seeing Edge when he was on the main stage was tough, but a minor quibble, all things considered. Particularly since we had an absolutely clear sightline to Adam when they were on that stage and barely had to lean over the rail to see Larry & Bono. No, we couldn't see the screen, and to be honest, I didn't really care. My husband wanted to see the screen, so he stayed back, along the RedZone rail, but at 6'1", he was able to see over people's heads to see the stage, which I can't do.




    @bgans, so glad my suggestion helped. I'm 5'4" and know exactly how you feel. I'm a GA Floor guy all the way, but there have been shows where I spent good amount of time peering between taller people's heads, which was just about everybody. I don't always get GA floor tickets because of this, but the floor is where I want to be,

    The rail is the best if you want to be on the floor and you're short. I like you, couldn't see the screen either, but would rather focus on the band members. They do such a great job moving around to that everyone gets a chance to see them up close.

    This is a great shot of Edge!

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  10. On 4/30/2018 at 9:11 PM, bonorocks said:

    I feel like a sucker. After seeing dozens of U2 concerts for the last 30 years, and being a member of this club for nearly a decade, I can't believe this band has let me down so much with its SOE concert pricing.

    I spent an hour in November trying to work through the Ticketmaster presale, after spending the annual $50 fan membership only to find very limited seats under $350 in the lower bowl of the Forum. So I shelled out $295 a ticket for the latter half of the upper bowl.

    Today (and, silly me for not noticing this until now), but I'm seeing that there are many seats SEVERAL rows closer to the stage than my seats at ONE-THIRD the price. What is maddening is that the Ticketmaster map indicates that some tickets in this better location are being re-sold (by fans like me) literally right next to these lower-priced seats. So, 10 rows closer to the stage from my $300 seats, there are seats going for $111. And these are adjacent to ones being re-sold by fans for $350.

    Am I living in an alternative universe???? With the price of 2 tickets, taxes, fees and fan club membership, I am paying nearly $750 to have "fan access" to ticket sales, yet I have WORSE seats than if I paid $250 for better seats today.

    Oh, I should mention that for this "Silver Fan" price I received a hard copy of the SOE CD.  Which would be great if had a CD player. Or $500 more in my pocket. Seriously, U2????


    bonorocks, I am right there with you. I too experience the debacle that was Verified Fan access. I am a U2 Official Fan Club member and have been for over 15 years. I too did not get texted an Access Code on the day of the pre-sale and had to join the teeming horde. I spent the next two days on the and finally got through and spoke with rep who sold me two tickets for $943. At that point, I was determined to lock up a pair.

    Many Zooptopians in these forums say, wait, more tickets will become available closer to the show. I should have listened.  There is so much wisdom here.  But, I am an ignorant man.

    Ever since Live Nation/Tickemaster took over, it has gotten progressively harder and more expensive.  Sure, our boys are the biggest band in the world and demand is very, very high.  But it should still be easier.

    On the upside, I had great seats and the show kicked @$$.  

    I am now trying to figure out how to score tickets to one of their shows in Dublin.  It will be my first time seeing them outside the States.  But, I'm not confident I will get tickets.

    Hope you still had a great time last the show.

  11. On ‎5‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 12:00 AM, NickMode said:

    At the I+E tour i was on the floor but on the rail against the Red Zone twice.  If you are on the rail for the long, skinny cat walk where the screen is, can you tell what is happening on the screen or are you too close? Also, I imagine it was even harder to tell when It was raised above the cat walk. Correct?

    Would the screen also block your view of the main and small stages when it is down?

    Any help would be greatly  appreciated. I'd like to be close on the rail but also don't want to miss the visuals.



    I agree with Rich T, and I thought I was in a great spot, but ended up wishing I was on the other side. I was on the right side (if facing the main stage), which is the same side as the camera dolly. Every time one of the band members got close to me, so did the camera.



  12. 57 minutes ago, lukylsp said:

    For the i+e Tour I bought tickets through Seatwave for Dublin night 4 and while they were smooth to work with I don't endorse a re-seller offically as my official statement here :)

    BUT they didn't post tickets to the US in time for my flight departure AND tickets dropped via Ticketmaster in the meantime so I grabbed a pair of those and asked Seatwave to refund me because they didn't make the shipping deadline. Which they shockingly did.

    So moral of the story is, if you're willing to book a trip to Dublin without tickets in hand, wait for a ticket drop closer to show date.

    Thanks, lukylsp, I'll definitely keep that in mind. I've heard from a few other Zootopians that tickets drop like that. It's a little unnerving to head to Dublin without tickets in hand, but I'm trying to keep the faith. I don't endorse re-sellers, either.

  13. I Will Follow, New Year's Day, Pride, WOWY, Bullet, One (unless the perform it like the used to, ex. ZOO TV), Beautiful Day, Cedarwood Road

    I want to put Elevation in there, but that song really gets the crowd--and me--going.  Same with Vertigo.

    Taking into consideration that their next tour will (probably) be less SOE & SOI heavy, I'd like to see some deeper cuts. I'm sure this is where many of us will diverge. I'd love to see:

    Angel of Harlem

    Love Rescue Me (my favorite on that album)

    So Cruel

    Wild Horses


  14. On 6/1/2018 at 1:40 PM, Rich T. said:

    Agreed.  In theory they can ditch the lights and the images for 30 minutes, and just frickin' play any songs they want, even if Edge has to forego some special effects.   I know this hasn't been their approach, but it would be refreshing as the tour goes on.  Won't happen though.

    I second that emotion. It would be so awesome to see two shows and they are both so different. I caught both shows in San Jose, and while they were both pretty awesome, it would been spectacular if they really varied the setlists.

    One of things I read was that they also like to keep the sets similar for when they record a show for the DVD. On that night, they want to be at there most practiced. I'm not sure if that is the right word or not, but I can understand the logic behind that.

  15. 13 hours ago, Heather S said:

    Have you looked on U2 start.com as well?  You can sign up to get email updates about tickets for particular dates you are interested in as fans list them to sell or swap.   All face value - none of this scalping malarkey.

    Thank you, Heather. I've heard of it, but haven't visited the ticket-selling portion of the site. I will definitely check it now. You nailed my biggest concern--scalping. I'm a guy on a budget and sometimes those ticket prices (like n StubHub) are out of my reach. 

  16. On 5/27/2018 at 5:26 PM, Rich T. said:

    Yeah.  Sometimes we forget that some U2 "fans" are merely people who enjoyed their big hits the 80s and early 90s, and want that to be the show.  They should have gone to the JT Tour last year, and would have gotten exactly what they wanted.  This year U2 is back to being U2 in the moment, which is their way.  I liked the show in San Jose so much that I couldn't get enough, and went to Vegas to get my fill.  Probably will do one in Europe in October if I can put it together as part of a trip I'm planning.

    I too liked both shows in SJ. Funny, I was thinking about trying to catch a show in Europe this fall. I've never seen them outside the States and it is on my my bucket list. I just have no idea how to do it. I'll be traveling to Ireland, France and Italy. I'd love to get tickets, but think I'll have to buy them from resellers. Unless there is another way.

  17. 2 hours ago, BrooklynU2Fan said:

    I saw them in 2005 and it was an amazing experience. I met people from all over the world and the vibe was amazing. We did a U2 walking tour the next day, where two locals took us to the pubs they first played at, Windmill Lane studios and played U2 songs along the way. Every pub was blasting U2 music. 

    My friend and I did GA. We got there around noon but got pushed and shoved so many times so we ended far from our original spot. People who showed up at 6pm were closer to the stage than we were. So, if you’re doing GA, don’t stress too much about getting there early. 

    I'm getting too old for GAs, even though I was right on the rail for 2nd show at SAP Center, in San Jose. The crowd around us was super-cool. We all agreed to look out for each (i.e. saving each other's spots during bathroom/bar breaks). But I'm guessing the crowd in Dublin might be a bit more boisterous and feisty.

    I'd love to get me some Reserved Seats, but they are sold out. I'd love to know how to do it.

  18. 18 hours ago, mochidachshund said:

    I see the shirts online are different from the ones being sold at the shows (more variety at the concerts). Will U2.com selection be updated to sell the new shirts?

    There wasn't a very large selection at SAP Center in San Jose. I bought three shirts; one of them was specific to San Jose (the red, white and blue bullhorn). But I'm guessing that it will be offered at other venues with that venue's city. I think I counted about six shirts.

  19. At SAP Center in San Jose, they gave out wristbands.  I always thought that was the best way for the GA line.  Everyone gets a wristband, they can stay at the venue or leave, and the come back a couple of hours before the doors opened.  There wasn't any argument about who got there first or situations where one guy was holding spots for 10 other people who showed up at 5:00 pm.  I've seen that before and it got a little ugly.

    In San Jose, everyone was cool--no attitudes or animosity.  Event staff was professional, courteous and did a nice job marshalling people along.  We arrived at SAP at 9:00 am and there were about 200 people ahead of us.  But, we still got a spot in the rail.  By the time the doors opened, there were a few hundred people behind us. 

    I've never liked the No Wristband system.  It made it so much easier for people to get into it with each other.  I remember the 360 Tour in Oakland.  This is one couple literally held 10 spots for there friends.  It generated so much frustration and tension in the line.

  20. 23 hours ago, superyeyo said:

    I think new songs are just fine. Crowd goes up while they play Blackout, Lights, Red Flag or American Soul...they get things going up with those songs. But I may be wrong, I was in GA LA1 so the vibe is different from the seats.

    He is just getting old, we can understand that. 

    He was moving around pretty spryly at SJ2. I had a hard time keeping him in focus. I think it might take a bit to get back onto your fighting legs, especially in your late 50s.  



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