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« on: August 26, 2009, 12:18:17 PM »

I just saw some videos from the new U2 360 tour. It looks pretty awesome. Unlike their last few tours, this tour is a stadium tour. Their stage is amazing (U2 usually has pretty extravagant stages). It looks like a big metal claw in the middle of the stadium. People can see them from pretty much any angle they are seated in the stadium.

The tickets have sold out very quickly. I hope to be fortunate enough to see them again on this tour.

Here is a cool clip from a recent concert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoBSzbaUZHI
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009, 12:55:33 PM »

I just saw some videos from the new U2 360 tour. It looks pretty awesome. Unlike their last few tours, this tour is a stadium tour. Their stage is amazing (U2 usually has pretty extravagant stages). It looks like a big metal claw in the middle of the stadium. People can see them from pretty much any angle they are seated in the stadium.

The tickets have sold out very quickly. I hope to be fortunate enough to see them again on this tour.

Here is a cool clip from a recent concert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoBSzbaUZHI

Mr. Y and I are going to take our chances going to the Chicago show two weeks before the baby's due... hopefully Evan will enjoy the show and still stay put!
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009, 12:55:51 PM »

I've seen U2 years ago and frankly, they were awful live.  The Edge was just off and was Bono was off key.  Even the extravagance of the show (impressive as it was) could not make up for how lousy they performed their songs.
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009, 01:11:07 PM »

^^Like all bands, there are occassional "off nights". Fatigue or an illness can cause that. I have seen U2 4 times in concert & they were magnificant. In my opinion, U2 has one of the best live live sounds I've heard. I like the fact that they don't sound exactly the same as the albums, but change it up a bit.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2009, 01:25:54 PM »

^That's true.  I have their live album Under a Blood Red Sky w hich is an excellent live album if not one of the top 10 ever recorded. 

But, this was consistently bad.  What's more is that the review in the paper the next day claimed that it was an exercise in perfection.  Obviously, the guy has no ear as do most concertgoers.  Even teh people next to me thought Bono was great.  When you're a musician, you tend to be pickier, but I was right in my observations.
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2009, 02:55:21 AM »

^That's true.  I have their live album Under a Blood Red Sky w hich is an excellent live album if not one of the top 10 ever recorded. 

But, this was consistently bad.  What's more is that the review in the paper the next day claimed that it was an exercise in perfection.  Obviously, the guy has no ear as do most concertgoers.  Even teh people next to me thought Bono was great.  When you're a musician, you tend to be pickier, but I was right in my observations.

I know U2 tickets are expensive. It's too bad you paid for a show where they were off. I'm a musician as well and can usually pick up on when musicians are off. While I love U2, I have noticed there are certain songs (usually pre-Rattle & Hum era) that when Bono sings now, it just doesn't sound right (with or without you being one of them......he just can't hit some of the notes and seems out of breath when singing this nowadays).

I remember reading about Bono talking about loosing his high register. Apparently, after the Zoo Tv/Zooropa tours, he "partied" a lot which caused damage to his vocal chords. I'm sure aging also has something to do with it.......I know within the past few years my voice has changed quite a bit.

Anyways, if you do see them again, I hope they put on a better show.
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2009, 02:56:30 AM »

I just saw some videos from the new U2 360 tour. It looks pretty awesome. Unlike their last few tours, this tour is a stadium tour. Their stage is amazing (U2 usually has pretty extravagant stages). It looks like a big metal claw in the middle of the stadium. People can see them from pretty much any angle they are seated in the stadium.

The tickets have sold out very quickly. I hope to be fortunate enough to see them again on this tour.

Here is a cool clip from a recent concert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoBSzbaUZHI

Mr. Y and I are going to take our chances going to the Chicago show two weeks before the baby's due... hopefully Evan will enjoy the show and still stay put!

Well, if something does come up, I'll be more than happy to take those tickets off your hands  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2009, 03:28:54 AM »

Mr. Y and I are going to take our chances going to the Chicago show two weeks before the baby's due... hopefully Evan will enjoy the show and still stay put!

Your brave! I stay put the last 3 weeks of pregnancy. But I have never made it to 40 weeks once thus far. I saw Keane in concert while pregnant with my son. He loved it.
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2009, 08:08:10 AM »

Mr. Y and I are going to take our chances going to the Chicago show two weeks before the baby's due... hopefully Evan will enjoy the show and still stay put!

Your brave! I stay put the last 3 weeks of pregnancy. But I have never made it to 40 weeks once thus far. I saw Keane in concert while pregnant with my son. He loved it.
Yeah, ours refuse to move until they're induced, so we're probably okay.
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2009, 11:58:34 AM »

Mr. Y and I are going to take our chances going to the Chicago show two weeks before the baby's due... hopefully Evan will enjoy the show and still stay put!

Your brave! I stay put the last 3 weeks of pregnancy. But I have never made it to 40 weeks once thus far. I saw Keane in concert while pregnant with my son. He loved it.
Yeah, ours refuse to move until they're induced, so we're probably okay.

True enough.  I figure if anything happens, we're pretty close to some hospitals and we'll survive either way.  I'm going to put my bets on having to induce this one as well.  In any case, this will be our last chance to do something adventurous for a little while. Smiley
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