Back from the show.
OneRepublic. Surprisingly good opener. I knew very little about them but they won me over. They probably fared better than Lumineers. Maybe Mumford too. A better fit.
Red Zone. First time in. I liked it and had a great view, but not sure it was worth the extra money. At least it was for a good cause.
Setlist. We had Bad, not ASOH. But im fine with that. I love ASOH but wasn't loving the version they've been doing at other shows. Bad works better.
Ending with Vertigo? I assumed they would come back and do I Will Follo
Currently, the overall day has a high chance of rain, but if you look at the hourly details, around 8-11pm, the chance of rain drops to 20%... so we'll see...
Still lots of time... can't go by forecast yet.
For an arena show, I'm perfectly fine with reserved seats in the lower level, near the stage...
But for a stadium show... even the closest seats seem too far removed from the band, and I feel no connection. (But I also just don't have it in me to wait in line for 12 hours anymore.... so I split the difference and am doing Red Zone ga this tour.)
You can't really trust the weather forecast this early out, especially in South Florida....
The forecast will change and change back again, and then again...
The show is rain or shine... I'd prefer an indoor show, but I'll be happy no matter what.
According to atu2, there's 9 new US dates plus some South American dates:
September 3 - Detroit at Ford Field
September 5 - Buffalo at New Era Field
September 8 - Minneapolis at US Bank Stadium
September 10 - Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium
September 12 - Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium
September 14 - New Orleans at Mercedes Benz Superdome
September 16 - St. Louis at Dome at America's Center
September 18 - Atlanta at Georgia State Stadium
September 22 - San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium
October 3 & 4 - Mexico City at TBD (either Foro Sol or Azteca)
October 7 -
I haven't gone to a show yet... mine's next week. But i've seen some pics of the merch stands from the first few shows, and indeed they had venue specific shirts just for that particular city.
(i still have my Miami 1992 Zoo TV shirt.)