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May 31st, 2004

The Australian U2 Show. @ 07:00 pm

jayelde:
I'm currently feelin: cold cold
I'm currently hearin: Playboy Mansion - U2

I have been meaning to post this for ages...and now am finally doing so. So...umm...yay me!

I know there are some peoples who hate the concept of a tribute band...because they mostly (quite rightly) suck. But when the tribute band is actually good...and are real musicians with real voices...they really can provide and excellent and fun night's entertainment.

One such group that does so is The Australian U2 Show ( http://www.austu2show.com )...a group of 4 U2ized Aussie guys who have been bringing the joy of U2 to Melbourne (and the rest of Australia) for about 12 years! And they really have become experts at their craft. Sure...they're nothing like the REAL THING...but for someone who's never had the opportunity to see the real thing live (since they DITCHED us on the Elevation Tour...and I won't go into Popmart (rah...parents!))...I was more than happen to finally catch some "live U2" action!

The setting, appropriately, was St Patrick's Day earlier this year at the OzU2 Show's home base, The Dan O'Connell Pub in Melbourne. A cold but clear autumn night...and a park full of drunk Irish.

They pretty much just ran through the Slane Castle set list...and I must say...it rocked! They really got the crowd going...and the music was great. As I said...they are all real musicians...so they had no more help from backing and the sound board than the real U2 have. The only "look alike" really is the guy who plays "Bono"...but in the end...looks don't matter than much. They dress the right way, move the right way...and sound the right way (well...close enough)!

Anyways...here's a BUNCH of photos from the night! Be warned: could take a while to load if you're on dial-up.


























Hey...I'm not too picky in life...I just love a good local night's entertainment and great music! This mob will NEVER match U2...but I had fun...and so did the crowd!
 
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From:indeegirl
Date:May 31st, 2004 05:04 am (UTC)
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awwww. they even *look* like them.

xx
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From:jayelde
Date:May 31st, 2004 05:16 am (UTC)
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...well...yeah...sorta. "Bono" is a good match...especially when he smiles. and they all dress and style themselves very well to the image. but the looks quickly become irrelavent when you loose yourself in the music!
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From:canadanne
Date:May 31st, 2004 09:44 am (UTC)

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Awesome!
This UK-based tribute band, ZU2, are absolutely amazing too, I enjoyed their gig even more than I enjoyed my real U2 concert!
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From:monkeyskin
Date:June 1st, 2004 08:04 am (UTC)

Thank you ^_^

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I just followed that link and it turns out they're playing in my city tomorrow night! I just have to skip work and find some people to take now heehee
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From:canadanne
Date:June 1st, 2004 09:17 pm (UTC)

Re: Thank you ^_^

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Enjoy the gig... they are playing in my home town next week but I can't make it. :'(
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From:monkeyskin
Date:June 3rd, 2004 10:52 am (UTC)

Re: Thank you ^_^

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Hehe, they were great thanks. They played With or Without You absolutely amazingly :)

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