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  1. Spooky Friday the 13th coincidence! I'm ahead on my subscription somehow so I didn't bother renewing further into the future just to get the Berlin DVD. But after being sad I had to work right though the ATYCLB viewing party I decided to just renew so I can get the Berlin DVD. Better late than never. Package arrives today. Fantastic! Open it up and start reading the jacket and see that the show was exactly two years ago on this very day! November 13th. So...strange. Here's to hoping we're all packed in together at a crazy, wonderful, sweaty live show on this day next year.
  2. So many great tracks on this list. I've never seen that video for Mother before...wow. Chills. I used to play Song to the Siren over and over and over on my walkman, which wasn't easy because it required precise cassette rewinding. I also listened to Ray of Light on repeat when it came out. I need to pull that one out of the mothballs. The piano on Thief of my Heart sounds a lot like the piano in Raised by Wolves. I've got to say I would never think if you put these songs into a blender would come out with a Bono Vox, but the man is a mystery. There's nothing better than when you find a song that speaks to you so perfectly you can't get enough of it, and it pulls you along through rough times. Thank you Bono for giving me so many over the years! You're now 60 years and a day. I hope the hangover's not too brutal. Ha!!!
  3. I'm sitting here in the dark listening to this on mixlr in my living room (kinda like that old man in Moonstruck) and Exit just blew my mind. Wow. Was my favorite when I saw them in NJ two years ago. But that was unbelievable. They all sound great. And Mothers of the Disappeared done live really turns into something less mournfull and more rallying. Fighting urge to hop plane to Oz....
  4. Basti - I've got to agree with Max - not worth the risk of being ejected. Now I'd like to take this opportunity to brag that during the Joshua Tree Tour '87 I smuggled a twin-size bed sheet banner into the arena in my pants. That takes real talent. And very baggy pants. : )
  5. Somehow I am currently subscribed up till Jan 9th, 2021. I recall having to resubscribe early this time last year in order to be in the fan club presale. I'm going to call customer service to sort this out, but I just want credit for singlehandedly assuring U2's existence into the year 2022. ; )
  6. This is amazing! I've gotta go home and look at some old ticket stubs to remember the 80's (ha) before I do mine. I love that they include "some random elevator in NY" on the E&I promo tour. Can they include concerts that only take place in my head while I'm jogging? They're pretty great. The week last year when I decided to limit my social media time to get more work done was the week they played down the street from my office under the HIgh Line. I was so sad when I checked Facebook later. I was at my desk on 26th street just a few blocks away... They need a better bat signal.
  7. Thanks for posting this! They always seem to play my favorite songs in the pre-show. I nearly fainted when Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft came on. But this also reminded me that HMTMKMKM was for Batman, not Spiderman. There goes my amazing coincidence.
  8. So I'm sitting here at home eating dinner, and my husband is playing a Gary Numan album (yes, my husband is that cool) and all of a sudden my spidey-sense is tingling and I've got that "They're headed to the e-stage" feeling. "What is this song?!?!" I ask. Turns out it's a song called Hybrid, from Gary Numan's 2003 album of the same name. I don't think U2 or GF sampled it, so is it's probably just a pretty common beat. But here's the crazy thing - when I go to look up the song, the youtube page has an ad for a Spiderman-esque hoodie, with the name ROSE above it. So strange. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Z8PB-r6XQ
  9. The megaphone shirts for some of the European dates are for sale in the U2 Shop on this site, as a subscriber exclusive. But only Copenhagen, Hamburg, Paris, Milan and Amsterdam. Maybe they'll add more soon?
  10. Great to hear Women of the World on election day here in the states. Take over in progress!!!
  11. Just because I'm bored I'll jump in with this: Mohegan Sun only fits 10,000, but I'm not sure if that includes GA. They had to shorten the catwalk there. Looks like 3 Arena is also kind of oval the wrong way for the stage.
  12. Wow! Hearing the Euro set list makes me wonder why they rehashed four songs from the previous tour for this section here in the states? This sounds amazing! I'm hiding my passport so I can't hop on a flight to London...
  13. Is there a significance to the date 9/25?
  14. In this clip of Lights of Home you can see an awful lot of smoke in the air when he’s at the estage for the “free yourself to be yourself” part.
  15. Someone in a scope said it looked like Bono breathed in a lot of fog from fog machines. Did they have those on the US tour? If that’s the cause at least it seems it would be relatively temporary.
  16. (much laughter) sorry, ran out of reactions. Hi Manohlive! Hope you've been well!
  17. Ooh, there are two people in Berlin doing test runs on Periscope. Wishing everyone there a fantastic time!!! The band must be so excited to be back on stage in Berlin. I had a dream the other night that was literally just me on the floor before a show trying to decide between e-stage and main. I think the US tour rewired my brain (and installed a catwalk with barricage.)
  18. I think it’s a scam. Sorry. It looked Facebook official. Doesn’t bode well for their handling of the US elections. ?
  19. I met these two documentary filmmakers from Vancouver last night chatting before the show in GA. Turns out they've been working on a documentary for 7 years about overcoming your biggest fears in life and having no regrets. The guy who is the subject of the film is was terrified of ever singing in public and so decided to make it his quest to take lessons, and just throw himself into public performances, with the ultimate test of singing a song on stage with U2 someday. They said it almost happened once a few years ago, but it's still eluding them. Wishing them luck, because like all Canadians, they were super nice. Here's their trailer:
  20. I totally agree that last nights show was a barn burner from the very first note. The band and the crowd really fused their energy and fed off each other. I was at MSG1 (nearly same spot on floor) and the energy last night was exponentially greater. Amazing. And it was their 30th MSG show! (Maybe they’ll finally get a plaque on the floor along with the Stones, Springsteen, Billy Joel and The Who?).
  21. Check out how pumped Larry is to play this!
  22. Reading about the subscriber gift remixes reminded me that Jimmy Iovine produced Rattle and Hum, which reminded me of this amazing article that came out this week about the making of Patti Smith's / Bruce Springsteen's "Because the Night" which turns 40 this week. Jimmy Iovine produced that too and basically willed it into being, as you'll read in the article. And Bono has a bunch to say about it too! Amazing insights into how great art happens. (Also, Patti swears there was a rule back then among DJ's that there could only be one woman in the top 10 at a time? And Debbie Boone was already there, so Patti was SOL? So, so strange.) https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8462017/patti-smith-because-the-night-40th-anniversary-oral-history
  23. Red Zone can absolutely go back and forth between GA and red zone. But I'm 99% sure GA is always allowed in first.
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