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June 30th, 2005

Thoughts on the COBL video @ 01:03 pm

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I was watching VH1 on Monday, waiting for the girlfriend to get ready an drive me to the train, when i hit VH1. I immediately thought "Hey, I know those guys!"

This had been the second chance I've had to hear the Radio Edit of City of Blinding Lights. The edit makes me sad, a little. They cut out more than a minute from the album version, and you lose that build up feeling as well as that fade out feeling. Having seen them 4 times so far, and listened to HTDAAB umpteen million times, it just doesn't feel right. I grok the need, especially in the ADD-rich world of American Radio. But I still feel like it takes away from the grandeur of such a beautiful song.

Watching the video, I got angry in a selfish way. They were showing concert-like shots from all different perspectives (stage, bomb shelter, audience, Adam's awesomeness), and I just wanted to say "NO! That's OURS! Don't share it!" I wanted them all to myself, just like every other fan does.

Its a decent video for a great song, and it just makes me long for the Fall. I hate to take them away from our European brothers and sisters, but, dammit, I want them back over here.

"This is not a Spanish town! This is an Irish Town!"
~Bono, FleetCenter (Boston), 2005-05-24
 
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From:hbpen
Date:June 30th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)
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For myself, I don't care that part of my show will be released on the DVD. I'm just happy that I'll get it. :)

And I think Bono thinks *every* town is an Irish town. ;)
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From:offside
Date:June 30th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
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I'm disappointed about the edit - but I love the video, mostly because I was there and that Bono touched me, heh.
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From:donnaidh_sidhe
Date:June 30th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
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Oh, sweet! I was there, too, but got the world's worst headache from too much sun and too little sleep and water, and had to get out before I'd pass out and be unable to drive home :P. The part that always send chills down my spine and puts tears in my eyes is when the lights flare up in the beginning, where the intro ends and Edge begins.

I'd buy the DVD just to remember the awesomeness. I had two days in a row of U2 and I'm still reeling from the high.
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From:offside
Date:June 30th, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Bah I know! It was so ridiculous how long we had to wait outside, and it was so so hot, urgh. I got a burn on one side of my body but not the other, heh.

When the band came on stage, I started crying and flipping out because it was the first time I'd seen them even though I've been a fan since I was 13. And I agree, the intro and when Edge comes in always gives me chills and brings tears to my eyes.

I was at both shows and just the most amazing experiences of my life. I do hope they put one show out at least - even as special features on another DVD. I'm still reeling from it too, I need to see them again.
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From:donnaidh_sidhe
Date:June 30th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
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Seriously. U2 live is like crack, only less hard on the pocketbook because they tour so rarely. :P
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From:offside
Date:June 30th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
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Heee. By the time they go on tour next I think I'll have recovered enough and saved enough money by then.
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From:donnaidh_sidhe
Date:June 30th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
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I have a U2 fund as well. :D

I hope they swing by Vancouver again before the tour's over. I don't know how persistent their habit is of randomly scheduling new dates is, though. <bounces>
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From:offside
Date:June 30th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC)
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I really hope they do as well because I'm seriosuly considering buying tix on ebay (again) and flying somewhere to see them. Mrrh.
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From:donnaidh_sidhe
Date:June 30th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
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Me too. :(

I seriously considered Montreal. "Well, I want to visit there anyway!" I'm a twit.
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From:offside
Date:June 30th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
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*giggle* I know what you mean, I'm (still) thinking of Toronto but it's not looking like it'll happen.

"Well I've got family there I haven't seen in ... 10 years, maybe I'll go visit them!" *facepalm*
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From:donnaidh_sidhe
Date:June 30th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)
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"I've got a friend going to school there! He's only got a 400-square-foot studio apartment, but I'll sleep on the balcony! In October! In Montreal!"
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From:u2bpbear24
Date:June 30th, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC)

haha, crack...

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hahahhaah. that litteraly made me laugh out loud...now people at work are staring at me..*sneaks away* lol
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From:rockingthemike
Date:July 1st, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
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where did you find that picture of Bono? I've been looking ages for pics of him wearing a style of hat like that one...
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From:offside
Date:July 1st, 2005 05:47 am (UTC)
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I think I found it on u2takemehigher.com but I could be wrong, I can't quite remember O_o.
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From:everywheretome
Date:July 1st, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
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I have yet to see the music video thats what makes me upset lol

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