May 13th, 2005

rocker, bruce, sexy
  • glortw

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Just curious as to whether anyone was going to the May 14 show in Philly? My friend and I are going to get there a few hours before it starts, and we want to try and find cool people to talk to while waiting :)

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Your thoughts?

It's usually well received by the crowd so it should get some play.
Pink Me

Happy birthday to me =)

Ok, so it's my 20th birthday, and has been for nearly three hours. My friend Steven bought me the UK version of How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb and it arrived 2 and a half weeks ago. I promised him I wouldn't open it until my birthday, and it took some strong willpower not to.

...I opened it at 2 AM. I managed a whole two hours! I was planning on opening it in the morning, but I couldn't sleep, and I though "What the heck? Why not?"

I felt kind of silly, sitting in my jammies, on my bedroom floor in the middle of the night, grinning like an idiot and unwrapping the CD. And then I layed in bed and listened to it.

God I love U2. Listening to the CD made me really hyper, so now I don't think I'll sleep at all. And I can't stop smiling. I couldn't stop smiling while listening to it either. God I love U2!

I'm off to listen to it again!
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    hyper hyper


went to Thursday nights show. i have never been so happy. :) :) :)

heres a powerful one. at the end they got into a semi-circle around Larry's drum set....awesome.



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Leslie Approval

Vertigo//2005 tour program

So I went to the 5.9 Chicago show and finally lost my U2 virginity. Yay! :-) (Full report here)

But I actually just wanted to mention one part of merch that I was quite impressed with: the tour program. A lot of programs are just pictures, but this one includes interviews, cool artwork, just a lot of stuff. It's a work of art really. And because I love me some Bono so much, I wanted to share a few of his ever-amusing and enlightening insights for anyone who cares to read them. Oh, and there's some stuff from Edge too. :-)

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I absolutely love this song--it's the background of my LJ, for pete's sake--so hearing Bono's thoughts on it gave me a little thrill. And his explanation of it just confirmed what I already thought, making me love it all the more. :-)
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PS: Anyone at the 5.10 show know if they did anything special on account of Bono's bday? Apologies if this has been covered already. If so, I missed it. Thanks!
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    "Original of the Species" - U2

Song Of The Day

Today's Selection Is..

"Acrobat" from Achtung Baby (1991)

Thoughts: Probably my favorite song off 1991's Achtung Baby. The whole song is so inspiring. The lyrics are so perfect to support what they're talking about. "You can dream, so dream out loud... so don't let the bastards grind you down" It's basically saying do whatever you can to fulfill what you need and don't become one of the bastards, and don't let those bastards hurt you. A couple of days I saw a LJ icon that was Bono in the Vertigo commerical and it had captions that said "And I must be an acrobat to talk like this and act like that" and I just love that icon (thought I would tell you) :-)

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    Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World- U2
faith & giles!

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There's no one....NO ONE!??! who wants my tix for this coming tuesday!?

people, I'm selling them face value and I'd really like them to go to u2 fans in this comm.

edit I think I've resolved my issue AND I get to see U2. thanks guys for your suggestions and your help!
  • samuti

Manchester, 14th June

Hi everybody!

Just a theoretical question for the moment really...

I've been offered a GA ticket at face value for the concert in Manchester on June 14th. :D Problem is, it's just the one ticket, so I'd be going on my own. Sooo, I was wondering if anyone else here was going GA to that show, and wouldn't mind me tagging along? Ahh I hate asking these things. Or, do you think I should make no prior arrangements, just turn up and be 'adopted' by the wonderful U2 fans next to me in the queue? :P

Again, this is just theoretical, as I have until tonight to decide whether I want the ticket or not. Any responses much appreciated :)

GA questions

OK, it's just over a month until I get to see U2 - I've got GA tickets for both the London shows - so it's time to start planning properly. This will be the first time I've done the GA thing, so I have a few questions for those of you who are more experienced at it!  Bear in mind these will be UK stadium shows, so I need to know the specifics of how that's likely to work - it might be a totally different setup from US / arena gigs. Though obviously any general queueing tips are welcome!

I'm really keen to get a spot at the rail (whether I'm inside the ellipse or not), so I plan to be hardcore and line up in the early hours of the morning for both gigs. Unless I change my mind when the time comes, this means I probably won't be going anywhere near a bed after the first gig - it'll be a case of trying to get a couple of hours' sleep in the GA line.

So, questions...

1) Any tips for how to sleep comfortably outside a stadium, without the use of a sleeping bag or any kind of bedding (as I can't exactly lug such things around with me during the concert)?

2) At some point in between the two shows, I'm gonna want to have a shower and get changed, which means nipping back to the hotel. It's a 15 minute train ride each way, so this would probably mean disappearing for about an hour altogether - can you get away with leaving the GA line for that long, or would that be pushing my luck?

3) I'd really like to try and meet the band at some point during the weekend. I don't think the finding-their-hotel thing is really an option, so it'd have to be either when they arrive or when they leave the stadium. What are my best chances?  I've heard conflicting stories about when they tend to leave - some reckon it's straight away, some say it's worth hanging around for a couple of hours. On the other hand, trying to catch them on the way in sounds even harder - surely you'd have to wait for ages as there's no telling when they'd arrive, and wouldn't you risk losing your spot in the GA line while you were on this mission?  How do you figure out where the right entrance is, anyway?

4) Since you can't take large bags into the shows, I plan to buy some kind of bum-bag type thing to keep my essential items in. But I need to know what those essential items are, so I can ensure I get something the right size! Obviously I'll need my tickets, money, hotel key, comb + mirror... what else?  If it's really hot I might stick one of those mini-fans in as well. I just hope it won't rain... I suppose I should take a cheap plastic mac to London and just leave it in the hotel room if the forecast is good...

5) Is there likely to be a certain time of day when we should definitely be in line (e.g. due to numbers / wristbands / whatever being handed out)?

6) Food and drink tips?  How much / what kind of stuff should I bring with me?  I'll probably want to avoid eating and drinking too much, considering toilet breaks will be pretty much impossible once we're inside the stadium (which will be hours before the show even starts). :/  But I'm also aware of how hungry I can get when I'm bored!

7) Is it worth getting ear plugs, or do people generally not bother?  I'm just slightly concerned about the loudness factor, being right at the front, for two nights in a row. But I don't particularly want to wear them unless it's strongly recommended.

8) I am five foot tall; how much would I be able to see from different parts of the floor?  If I was lucky enough to get into the ellipse, I quite like the idea of standing somewhere along the walkway (chance of extreme Bono closeness!), but would I still have a decent view of the main stage from out there?  Conversely, if I stood right near the main stage would I be missing out on all kinds of fun at the tip of the walkway?

Ummmm... anything else I should know?

Thanks in advance!!
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SooHyun [UKISS]

three questions

Number 1: Does anyone know where I can download U2 music videos? I've been dying to see that video of Bono with super short hair and no glasses.

Number 2: Is there anyone selling tickets to Portland for face value? Decent seats, not something behind the stage??? I'm in desperate need.

Number 3: I'm still trying to find someone that's going to a concert in the near future who would be willing to purchase a few things for me.

Please let me know, thanks :)
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    The Bravery - Rites of Spring
van gogh

Just some questions :)

Hey everyone!

Tomorrow is my very first U2 concert!!!!! Although my seats aren't the greatest, I'm just insanely grateful to go. AND SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!! It's in Philly.

Okay, to get to the point, I was just wondering-- even though on Ticketmaster it says that the Wachovia Center doesn't allow cameras, could I get away with hiding one in my purse? It also says that the doors open one hour prior. Is there any chance that they would open earlier? I don't know if you'll have any real answers, but I figured I'd give it a shot. Thanks!

I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! okay.. I already said that. :-D!! haha
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    U2-I Will Follow

Live Aid

I just need to share this.

I was watching parts of the Live Aid DVD I got for my birthday earlier. Oh my god, is it amazing. But the part that made me practically lose it was when they were all singing "Do they know it's Christmas" and Freddie Mercury put his arm around Bono. Seriously for me that was like moons aligning, I lost and it and teared up. Both of them are such inspirations to me and have such beautiful voices. I was pretty much brought up on them.

It also made me think...besides the fact that I wish Freddie were still alive and he totally didn't deserve to be taken from this earth at such a young age, Freddie would have done a great job if he were to cover a U2 song. Even if he and Bono did a duet, too, I'm sure it would be beautiful. Their voices would meld so well.

What does everyone else think?