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About jjwankenobi

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    49.132154, -123.176238
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    My children, Cycling, toy collecting, tomfoolery
  • Favourite U2 Album
    Toss up between Pop and Achtung Baby!
  • Favourite U2 Single
    Gone and/or One
  • First U2 Gig
    1987 Joshua Tree Tour, Vancouver
  • Recent U2 Gig
    I + e Tour, Vancouver
  • Best U2 Gig
    1992 ZOO TV Outside Broadcast, Vancouver
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  1. We queued in an atrociously long line up at 7pm, was still in line 30 minutes later when Mumford And Sons started their set, then got to the door where they scanned my credit card then handed me two stubs. We got to see Mumford's last 2 songs. We were in line for 1 hour and 15 minutes. But don't let the reports fool you. It wasn't just the credit card entry that caused the backlog of ticket holders waiting to get in. B.C. Place had half of their entrances opened and only on person per door was taking tickets. Thankfully, the concert washed all of my frustrations. I hope Seattle's ent
  2. Last night's performance was very much A Sort Of A Homecoming as I remembered watching The Joshua Tour in 1987 at BC Place. 13 year old me in '87 was floored by the sounds and spirit of 4 lads from Ireland. Just a year before I had discovered "Wide Awake in America", drawn to U2 from an obsession for The Beatles that my father instilled in me, as well as the searing passion of the live version of "Bad" found on WAIA. (When I say "floored" I'm being literal...I had chaotic floor seating, battered by the punishing reverberation caused by BC Place's old roof) 13 year old me in '87 was m
  3. Drove by BC Place 'round 8:30pm last night. Sadly, no sounds of rehearsing like the previous week. Ridiculous construction on Expo Boulevard that runs underneath the stadium. Hopefully they clear that up before Friday or it'll be B A N A N A S traffic for the concert. Dream Out Loud! I'll be the one in the cheeky Popmart '97 t-shirt!
  4. Vorsprung durch Technik

  5. LOL. You're about 10 years too early. Think: More spandex and mirror ball lemon vehicles...
  6. Last time, @u2.com hosted the pre-tour meet up at Doolin's Irish Pub on Nelson Street. The meet-up was the night BEFORE the first show, so you could still go to the meet up, and then get in the GA line early the next day, and meet even more fans from all over the world. I'm coming from out of town, and would have no idea what the good pubs would be to do this at. The Irish Heather is 5 minutes away from B.C. Place. https://goo.gl/maps/7ZrMawCcpDM2 And the Boys are known to frequent whenever they're in town.
  7. Yup, $600 each!! I was at the original Joshua Tree concert and paid $75 for tickets and that was crazy expensive at the time. Definitely no Craigslist. I pick up my tix at Will Call so if I find someone to trade with, it'll have to take place once inside. I can understand the need to keep out scalpers and all but the credit card only entry is problematic for honest people. Last summer, a friend bought us tickets for a concert on his credit card and then he couldn't go. I was screwed! There has to be some exceptions implemented. Holy Fek...$600??? Do you get a vial of Bono's blood
  8. I'd love to help (and I'd love your seats) but something tells me I won't be able to afford your tickets either. Crazy to think my seats in Section 253 were $70 CAD each whereas yours were likely a small ransom. Good luck, nonetheless. I guess Craigslist is out of the question since yours are credit card entry like mine.
  9. My vote is for the Irish Heather in Gastown http://www.irishheather.com/ $5 Guinness during Happy Hour (3pm to 6pm daily), Irish Whiskey galore...and the Johnny Walker wisdom runnin' high!
  10. OK...wow. I'm thankful for my presale access now. I think JT '17 will draw a wider range of U2 fans versus their previous outings. My colleague was kicking himself for not getting onboard with my presale purchase. He's a fan of the "older stuff" and skipped the I+e Tour but he was super psyched about the 30th Anniversary Tour.
  11. El Pueblo Vencerá

  12. Now that I have a minute to actually count the shows I've been to... 1987 Joshua Tree - Vancouver 1992 ZOO TV - Vancouver 1992 ZOO TV Outside Broadcast - Vancouver (both nights) 1997 Popmart - Eugene; Edmonton; (both nights); Vancouver, Seattle 2001 Elevation - Calgary (both nights); Vancouver 2005 Vertigo - Vancouver (both nights, plus attended the filming of "City Of Blinding Lights" video) 2009 360 - Vancouver (both nights); 2011 360 - Seattle 2015 I+e - Vancouver (both nights) 2017 Joshua Tree - Vancouver So...19 shows. 20 if you count the music video. 21 if you c
  13. Gotta be better than post-renovation. Pretty sure my brain and ears bled for Popmart at BC Place, then bled some more at the old Kingdome in Seattle right after. The last concert I saw there was...U2360! I wore earplugs (which I always do nowadays, ya young whippersnappers). I got some fluorescent earplugs I can share with you. My wife refuses to wear them. Her (hearing) loss...
  14. El pueblo vencerá

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