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jojodee

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  1. I agree with the part about the best songs being weighed towards the end, I enjoyed the tour but all my favourites (except perhaps EBW) were hardly included- The Troubles, Crystal Ballroom, and This is where you can reach me now and perhaps Volcano, which I think would be excellent live. But I tend to prefer the less commercial songs these days. I can't blame them for wanted to reach the mainstream audience, but if it was up to me. Sod them and just give me as much experimentation as you like. I'd be prepared to wade through some dodgy results to get to the real masterpieces. Looking forward to SOE though, even a mixed album still has it treasures I think This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now and The Troubles are the best on the album, my hair was standing on end when I listening to The Troubles earlier in the week. Gave me chills Originally I thought Cedarwood Road was the best but not quite so much now (still good though). If I had my way I would have replaced Until The End Of The World with TIWYCRMN on the tour. This'll probably sound crazy but I reckon they should drop Invisible and replace it with Lemon Perfecto Mix played by the band (similar to Crazy Tonight on the 360 Tour), but with a female special guest singer for the backing vocals. Then later in the show, maybe the final song, have her back for The Troubles. I'd go along with that
  2. I agree with the part about the best songs being weighed towards the end, I enjoyed the tour but all my favourites (except perhaps EBW) were hardly included- The Troubles, Crystal Ballroom, and This is where you can reach me now and perhaps Volcano, which I think would be excellent live. But I tend to prefer the less commercial songs these days. I can't blame them for wanted to reach the mainstream audience, but if it was up to me. Sod them and just give me as much experimentation as you like. I'd be prepared to wade through some dodgy results to get to the real masterpieces. Looking forward to SOE though, even a mixed album still has it treasures
  3. I'm hoping to convert my husband, he is in two minds whether he is going or not- I said "I don't really care as long as I'm going!" heartless creature that I am- who knows, there may be some lucky waif waiting outside, who gets a free let in, if he decides not to go!
  4. Yes. The great artists can create new value using the same tools as before that speak to feelings that the rest of have never been able to express...or at least not express in the same way. U2 are masters at the Art of making the personal the universal. So, so true
  5. I think it does make a difference what era you are from- UF is my favourite album of all time-I was in my mid teens at that time- it's just magical to me. It makes me weep with its ethereal beauty (dictionary definition- - ethereal:"extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world."-just checking I had the right word!!) Zooropa - I absolutely adore now- but not when it first came out-(I just wasn't ready for it then), especially the title track, it's my most played track in my i tunes, just wonderful!
  6. U2- New York - and it's one of my least favourite U2 songs- so i was surprised it was lodged in there!
  7. That was a great article, you are so right, many of us have parallel experiences. Bad is so cathartic, I live in hope of seeing it performed live. When I listen to U2, my whole body responds, I feel the emotion pouring out of my heart, we transcend ourselves and you can't beat that feeling!
  8. count me in! We are moving from Belfast to Tipperary in the next few weeks and it's my "sort of homecoming"- that's what it feels like to me, even though I was born and raised in Manchester, living in Belfast for 22 years, and I have no connections to Tipperary!!.
  9. A colleague of mine bought 2 £170 tickets - thinking that was the total price not each! Now she has to do extra shifts at work, and she's blaming me for hyping it up. I think her words were- "this better be good, or you're in trouble!"
  10. wow- so many I have yet to discover, I will come back one rainy day and have a go at finding some of these and trying out some of these playlists -definitely
  11. I remember buying WOWY single, but when I discovered the b sides Walk to the Water and Luminous Times I was totally captivated.... I didn't know what to think, I couldn't understand how they could be 2 such utterly amazing songs on the b side- better than the a side, they are still 2 of my favourite songs, so haunting. I got rid of all my vinyl in my early 20s, so when some one bought me the best of... with the b sides, many years later, I was overjoyed to hear these tracks again
  12. There are plenty of B and B's and hostels around the university area- I imagine they won't be too expensive- and only about £7 in a taxi to venue
  13. Pop is amazing, like NLOTH, I found it difficult at first, but the more you listen, the more it reveals... It just keeps getting better and better, but how many casual listeners would play an album 20 or 30 times if they didn't initially "get it"? The first time I listened to SOI, I realised that it was far more "commercial" but that was the intention wasn't it? ...but that's the joy, such a rich back catalogue, there's no album in my opinion, without much treasure contained within... some days to be soothed by JT, some days to transported by UF, and some days to balk at the shittiness of the world with POP
  14. I agree that James are amazing, both bands make music and perform with soul and passion. It's unfortunate that the current U2 shows are to your liking. I'm curious, which song was cringe worthy? I haven't been to the Innocence show yet, so I can't comment. I saw James last November, and it's great to be able to get tickets easily, and there isn't the great weight of expectation surrounding the shows that U2 always have...it's as if you don't have your mind blown with awesomeness then U2 have failed somehow- which is a bit tough! (....however, I am truly expecting to have my mind blown with awesomeness, ) I think it's a bit unfair to go to multiple shows and expect them to be different- that's not really the idea, most people I imagine will just be going once. If U2 were only as popular as James they would probably mix it up more and they wouldn't have, or need the massive productions they put on- so I agree in that way it's not a fair comparison.
  15. fingers crossed, something will turn up - an extra date maybe?
  16. platinum tickets?? that sounds pricey!
  17. I feel for you- thinking you have it all sorted- then horrors! - (you might have to sign up for night classes at uni sharpish! )
  18. I'm glad you got tickets- well done - and for the Saturday!
  19. My husband has been converted - I brought my 2 girls 16 and 22 to their first shows this summer - they enjoyed them very much! That's good to know, we want to share the love around!
  20. Wow great post, Now I'm even more excited- and I've purposely been avoiding watching the clips from the tour (apart from one or two I couldn't resist- Bad and Gloria- if I got one of those... ) but what I'm secretly hoping for is that just for one night my other half will (begrudgingly probably) admit the U2 ARE THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD!!!! Has anyone so far on the tour converted ambivalent friends or relatives?
  21. 18th for me too! Similarly, my eldest daughter was only 2 in '97. She's at uni too locally. A couple more have came along since. It's life! I actually didn't go to the popmart gig in Belfast, I went to Landsdowne Road a couple of days later. I think I had the the ticks for that already bought - as I recall the Belfast show was a late add-on, due to residents in Dublin (or courts) rejecting the application for a third night in Dubs back then - Bono even refers to it in that Belfast footage at the end of Pride - 'taking us in when our own city wouldn't' - he knows how to pull a crowd. lol. There was also the element of the band wanting to give the city a show back then with regard to the fledgling 'peace process'. Here look, I've been very lucky and privileged to see the lads a few times since then, always in the south, and very luckily earlier this summer in NYC. It's your time 'jojodee' - saw your trials and tribulations on other boards - good luck - you're going! Have a great night....it will be special. I think it will be special too- Can't wait!
  22. Have you tried ringing the venue to see if there is any last minute ticket releases? I could have taken it up wrong, but someone posted on FB, something to that effect
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