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September 20th, 2001

U2 in Oakland, CA. TWICE!! @ 02:01 pm

eclipse69:
I'm currently feelin: euphoric
I'm currently hearin: Radiohead - The Tourist

I just confirmed that there will be 2 shows for us here in Oakland. Thursday - November 15, and Friday, November 16th (my birthday is exactly 2 weeks after that.) Yeah!!
They will go on sale a week later than initially reported. So that is Sept. 30. The Raiders are playing a home game that day, so they are opening the parking lot at 8 am. There will be no lottery system enforced, so first come first served. I forgot to ask what the limit per person is. The box office does not anticipate a huge crowd for U2 tickets because of the Raider game. I, am skeptical. It's U2, and like it or not, there are lots of No Doubt fans out here as well.
I just got a call from karmakanic while here at work, and the game is on! I am going to both shows! This will be an early birthday present to myself. Too bad Oasis isn't opening in Oakland for U2 like they did here back in 1997. What a couple of nights that was.

I know I am living in a dream world, but if it were up to me, this is what the band will be playing on the third leg:

Elevation
The Electric Co.
Fire
Beautiful Day
Surrender
The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Gloria
Until The End Of The World
I Will Follow
New York
Pride
Sunday Bloody Sunday
All I Want Is You
Gone
Party Girl
New Years Day
Bad
Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
Dirty Day
One
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Where The Streets Have No Name
Out Of Control
Walk On
Bullet The Blue Sky
40

Let's see how many of the classics we get this time around!
 
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From:muzzypal
Date:September 20th, 2001 02:54 pm (UTC)
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Wow... I didn't know they're adding a show in Oakland! Where did you hear about this? And have you gotten any word about them adding a show in LA? :) Go raiders! haha...
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From:eclipse69
Date:September 20th, 2001 03:17 pm (UTC)

Hello Muzzy/Carrie!

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I called the Oakland Arena box office about 2 hours ago, and they confirmed this information. I was skeptical that they are not selling tickets this weekend though, when it appears all other venues/dates before and after will be on sale at some point within the next 4 days. I am still working on it. But they have confirmed that U2 is in fact playing not only on the 15th, but the 16th as well. I haven't heard anything about extra LA show(s) but according to one website, it has an asterisk next to Los Angeles, meaning additional shows can/will be scheduled. Nice to meet ya! Wanna add each other as friends?? I have only two U2 friends so far, but one of them rarely posts anything.
Go Raiders indeed!
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From:muzzypal
Date:September 26th, 2001 03:40 pm (UTC)

Re: Hello Muzzy/Carrie!

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I'd LOOOOOVE to add you as a friend! I've been really busy lately moving into my dorm, so sorry for the delay! Yes, yes I love to meet new U2 friends!! Are you going to come see U2 here in LA? I ordered U2 tix through Propaganda... hopefully I get some floor seats~ er, rather standing cuz you can't sit down!!! :) Anyway, so hopefully soon my computer will stop being stupid and be internet ready!! *sigh* Anyway, I'm going to add you as a friend right now... I'll see ya soon! ~Carrie
*my dog's name is Muzzy! :) I made my name that in honor of him... Take care ~C.
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From:eclipse69
Date:September 26th, 2001 03:52 pm (UTC)

Welcome back!

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I will add you then as well. No I will not be going to LA. I heard they sold out quick. Oakland goes on sale this weekend, and I have 15 friends coming with me. I hope I can coordiante getting all the necessary tickets. I would hate for anyone to miss out. I haev never gone with suck a large group of friends to a concert before. I took 9 friends with me to see The Cure in Mountain View last year.
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From:muzzypal
Date:September 26th, 2001 09:09 pm (UTC)

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How cool... you're not going to get your tix from Propaganda? I'm getting mine from there... I hope I can get good tix cuz I requested floor seats!!! :)
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From:eclipse69
Date:September 28th, 2001 01:02 am (UTC)

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I am going with at least 10 friends on the Friday show, so this wasn't an option. I am most likely going alone to the Thursday show, so it won't be too difficult to get 1 ticket for that one. None of my friends want to go to both or the Thursday show.
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From:muzzypal
Date:September 29th, 2001 04:32 pm (UTC)

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How sad!!! I'll go with you to the show!!! If I had a ticket, I'd go with you... I'd love to go to more than one show especially because I didn't get to see them the first time around! I would love to see them for all three shows they do here... I don't know if that'll happen or not. :P
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From:eclipse69
Date:September 29th, 2001 04:49 pm (UTC)
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That's sweet of you. It's gonna be hectic buying the tickets tomoorw. I just hope I can get all of the ones I need. I am taking one friend with me, because each person can only buy 8 I was told.
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From:muzzypal
Date:September 30th, 2001 12:31 pm (UTC)

I got u2 tix!! I got u2 tix!!

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I got U2 tix!! WOOHOO! ~for vegas!!!! YAY!! I'm sooooo excited! I'm on a ticket buying fix, I'm now gonna go on the prowl for Oakland tix :) Talk to you later... Carrie
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From:eclipse69
Date:September 30th, 2001 01:56 pm (UTC)

Re: I got u2 tix!! I got u2 tix!!

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EVrything on my end went all wrong. It isn't quite a fiasco, but my plans all turned upside down. I should have known better than to trust people that say they have the official directive 2 days before the sale began.
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From:muzzypal
Date:October 2nd, 2001 10:10 am (UTC)

so sorry

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Oh NO!!!! I'm so sorry... Do you have any kind of way to see them some how? God, I feel so bad. I remember how depressed I was last time they came here and I didn't get to see them. How awful! :(
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From:eclipse69
Date:October 2nd, 2001 10:18 am (UTC)

Still need 1 ticket for the Thursday show!

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I got 4 sets of 2 tickets in the 2nd level for Friday. Not what I had in mind, and the quantity wasn't enough either.
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From:muzzypal
Date:October 3rd, 2001 05:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Still need 1 ticket for the Thursday show!

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How were you able to even GET tix for the Friday show? I tried to get tix to see them in Oakland, and I couldn't even get through!! But at least you'll be able to see them! :) Were you able to see them when they first came around earlier this year? Have you ever seen them from the floor?
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From:eclipse69
Date:October 4th, 2001 12:39 pm (UTC)

Re: Still need 1 ticket for the Thursday show!

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I was 20th in line at the Arena when they put 'em up for sale. All the good seats for Thursday were gone at 11:00 am. I was in such a foul mood that morning.
I saw them once in April, the 4/20 show! It kicked ass, and they did a great version of New Year's Day, Sunday Bloody Sunday, and Bullet The Blue Sky. I am rooting for some older surprises this time. If they pull out 11 O' Clock Tick Tock (never heard it in person) or Gloria, or Out Of Control, or Seconds, I think I may lose my mind.
I have seen them a few times in Oakland in the stadium where the A's and Raiders play. Field level, on the lawn before they started with this whole chair seating thing. Twice in 1987, and once in 1992. I had seats for both shows in 1997, when Oasis opened for the only 2 shows of the tour.
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From:muzzypal
Date:October 4th, 2001 11:20 pm (UTC)

cool!!

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wow that sounds so awesome... I wish I had been lucky enough to see them before all this Elevation mania happened... now EVERYONE and their mama wants to see em! But I still love em, love em, love em, love em!!!!! :) I just hope my Propaganda tix come soon... I ordered floor tickets and I'm dying to know if I'm going to see them from the floor or not!! Do you know if Prooaganda sends you any kind of receipt or something letting you know that they got your order? I'm so paranoid! I just hope it got there in time... I really want these tickets!! Yeah, me and everyone else!! heehee!
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From:jentwo
Date:September 20th, 2001 06:26 pm (UTC)
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Niiiiiice setlist! I don't think I'd change a thing about it, except for the addition of "Mysterious Ways." I just dig that Edge solo at the end of it. ;) (Oh, and in my dream world, they'd play "One Tree Hill," but I know that's a song meant for only very special occasions. I'd love to hear it just once before I die.)

Also nice to know my hunch about a second Oakland show was correct. Now I hope I can not only get tickets, but get those two days off from work, as well!
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From:eclipse69
Date:September 20th, 2001 10:02 pm (UTC)

I hope you get tix and the day off too.

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I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Maybe all us LJ people that are going, like u2lynne, karmakanic can meet at the show or something. If you want to add me to your friends list, by all means.... I will add you if it's cool.
One Tree Hill is another nice song. Very earthy, that's what I think about when I hear it. THE JOSHUA TREE as a whole is like that. But if you don't mind, if I never hear With Or Without You live ever again, that would be just fine. I've been to U2 7 times, and it would be a nice surprise to play something even older instead of it for once.

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