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March 29th, 2005

Concert concerns @ 07:55 am

gravitysdream:
With the upcoming tour I have a few requests should any of you happen to get a few minutes with the boys perhaps you'll kindly pass along...

1st: Mix up the set list, PLEASE! If you're playing more than one date in a city, mix it up a bit! Have some fun!
2nd: If you're spending more than one day in a city, why not hang out a bit after the first show with the fans!
3rd: Perhaps before the start of each concert, have a roadie person run out there and maybe collect "requests". This would help mix up the set list a little and maybe the fans will get to hear some songs they haven't in a long time.
4th: Keep an eye on the arena people. We'll be waiting for you long before you ever get there, eager to experience the revival. Unfortunately the arena folks don't understand this and they tend not to be very nice to us.
5th: Above all PLEASE play With or Without You, it only brings up a zillion joyful emotions and passions in me but I'd kinda like to hear it again.

ok that's my list :)
 
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From:trashcan17
Date:March 29th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
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Along the lines of "dream on"!!!! With a big show so much is "arranged" like a theatre play so the sound crew, the lighting guys and all the rest of the road crew know exactly where they should be at any mo and what "props"/effects are needed .. have you ever seen the looks of fear on road crew/security faces when something unplanned happens like Bono goes walkabout or decides he wants to throw the set a little in the middle of a song as they don't know what they should be doing!

Sadly U2 are too big to be accessable these days for fans to get in contact with them after shows and with the risk of obsessed stalker fans as well ......

The request thing is a great idea and I know of only one act that has ever done this and this is one of U2's old touring buddies The Alarm, their front man Mike Peters (the guy that taught Bono how to play Knockin' On Heavens Door) is about to take to the road in the UK in April with an all request show, every song played will be a request from the fans .... details at http://www.thealarm.com
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From:psykoboy2
Date:March 29th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
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Elvis Costello took requests...so much so he took a big wheel on stage with old hits and just let fans give it a big spin and play whatever it landed on. Dave Matthews takes request as well as many others.
From:_crimson_nails
Date:March 29th, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
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My roommate saw David Bowie last year and he took a fan request!

That would be cool for U2 to do...
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From:glitterkittykid
Date:March 29th, 2005 09:31 pm (UTC)
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I saw David Bowie last year as well and it was probably the best show I've been to.

He talked and talked and talked and sang random songs and messed around with the fans.

It was awesome. I prefer those types of shows. Much more personal and memorable.
From:_crimson_nails
Date:March 29th, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
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I definitely agree.
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From:trashcan17
Date:March 29th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
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But they don't do a whole 3 hour show with no set list planned .. those songs on the wheel etc would be rehearsed .... we have thrown Mike when he did this in 98 with requests from other bands and gained a little Manics, Oasis amd we even tried to get him doing U2, but opted for Heavans Door with his story about Bono .. ... maybe we can get that request played in Dublin this time!
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From:sirensong984
Date:March 29th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
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Elvis Costello, I saw him two weeks ago, met him actually. His stage production isn't the size of U2's. It's very easy for him, it's too hard for U2 to play random. I would guess that the setlists will be less static than the Elevation tour, but nothing drastic.
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From:bellanut
Date:March 29th, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
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That is so cool. One more reason to love Elvis Costello.
From:sabneraznik
Date:March 29th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
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*Sigh* and I would only want an opinion on the poem I wrote inspired by Blue Room and Anton Corbijn's 33 Still Lives! Don't guess I'll ever get it tho. :)

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