Listening to an entire tour - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Everything You Know Is Wrong
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-10-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
ONE
love, blood, life
 
digitize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York / Dallas / Austin
Posts: 14,071
Local Time: 01:21 PM
Listening to an entire tour

To keep myself occupied until NLOTH (and for a bit thereafter, presumably), I'm listening to the entire Vertigo Tour... or as much as I can stand. Has anyone tried doing something like before?
__________________

digitize is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:15 PM   #2
MMP
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,020
Local Time: 05:21 PM
I don't think I could do that...
but what the flying fuck??? ...you have bootlegs of the entire tour???
__________________

MMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:16 PM   #3
Blue Crack Addict
 
Screwtape2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Omaha, Nebraska “With Screwtape on Kettle Drum and Wormwood on Harpsichord!”
Posts: 18,353
Local Time: 02:21 PM
That's far too many times hearing the same song than I could take. Good luck with that.
Screwtape2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:17 PM   #4
Vocal parasite
 
Axver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 1853
Posts: 152,735
Local Time: 06:21 AM
As part of snippet-checking for U2gigs.com, yeah, I've listened to entire tours, or as much of a tour as you can in cases where not that many bootlegs exist.

Lovetown is easily the most rewarding tour to listen to in its entirety. The JT Tour would be right up there too if it weren't for a part of the third leg where the set gets really static for about a month and you get to a point where the shows start to blur together.
__________________
"Mediocrity is never so dangerous as when it is dressed up as sincerity." - Søren Kierkegaard

Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

U2gigs: The most comprehensive U2 setlist database!
Gig pictures | Blog
Axver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:18 PM   #5
ONE
love, blood, life
 
digitize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York / Dallas / Austin
Posts: 14,071
Local Time: 01:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Axver View Post
As part of snippet-checking for U2gigs.com, yeah, I've listened to entire tours, or as much of a tour as you can in cases where not that many bootlegs exist.

Lovetown is easily the most rewarding tour to listen to in its entirety. The JT Tour would be right up there too if it weren't for a part of the third leg where the set gets really static for about a month and you get to a point where the shows start to blur together.
I want your job.
digitize is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:18 PM   #6
ONE
love, blood, life
 
digitize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York / Dallas / Austin
Posts: 14,071
Local Time: 01:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by .:MrMacPhisto:. View Post
I don't think I could do that...
but what the flying fuck... you have bootlegs of the entire tour or am I slow and didn't got what you were saying?
I'm downloading each of them individually as I go from u2start.
digitize is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:20 PM   #7
MMP
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,020
Local Time: 05:21 PM
Wow... you must have some fast internet connection... . I mean, it would take me a year to download all that...
Good luck with that.... I've never been into hearing live performances, unless the songs have some signifcant change, like MW.
MMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:21 PM   #8
ONE
love, blood, life
 
digitize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York / Dallas / Austin
Posts: 14,071
Local Time: 01:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by .:MrMacPhisto:. View Post
Wow... you must have some fast internet connection...
Good luck with that.... I've never been into hearing live performances, unless the songs have some signifcant change, like MW.
I just have a normal cable connection... but I can get a gig in ten minutes or so, and download other gigs in the background as I listen to others.
digitize is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:26 PM   #9
MMP
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,020
Local Time: 05:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by digitize View Post
I just have a normal cable connection... but I can get a gig in ten minutes or so, and download other gigs in the background as I listen to others.
Mine is cable too, but it sucks, since it takes me an hour to get a gig.
Won't you get bored listening to these? I mean, I wouldn't be able to hear NYD every night, and worst, live.
MMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:26 PM   #10
Blue Crack Addict
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: gone
Posts: 17,902
Local Time: 01:21 PM
id kill myself
Chizip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:27 PM   #11
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
vaz02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: manchester
Posts: 7,447
Local Time: 07:21 PM
The old war horses ruin it for me.
vaz02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:27 PM   #12
Vocal parasite
 
Axver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 1853
Posts: 152,735
Local Time: 06:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by digitize View Post
I want your job.
Trust me when I say it can get pretty tiring! I really enjoyed doing some tours, but others got damn tedious after a while. I'd want to keep plowing ahead to find more snippets and things, but I had to pause so that I didn't lose the fun of it all.
__________________
"Mediocrity is never so dangerous as when it is dressed up as sincerity." - Søren Kierkegaard

Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

U2gigs: The most comprehensive U2 setlist database!
Gig pictures | Blog
Axver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:29 PM   #13
ONE
love, blood, life
 
digitize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York / Dallas / Austin
Posts: 14,071
Local Time: 01:21 PM
Okay... I'm listening to San Diego now, and I understand how this can get tiring... maybe I should ditch Vertigo, despite how much I love it as a tour, and do Lovetown, instead? Only problem is that I'd be missing out on my beloved 90s.
digitize is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:33 PM   #14
Sizzlin' Sicilian
Forum Administrator
 
Sicy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 69,343
Local Time: 11:21 AM
I dont think I could listen to an entire tour in one sitting.. I would get bored listening to the same setlist over and over again.
__________________
Sicy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:36 PM   #15
ONE
love, blood, life
 
digitize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York / Dallas / Austin
Posts: 14,071
Local Time: 01:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sicy View Post
I dont think I could listen to an entire tour in one sitting.. I would get bored listening to the same setlist over and over again.
Lord, I certainly didn't mean in one sitting.
digitize is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:37 PM   #16
Vocal parasite
 
Axver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 1853
Posts: 152,735
Local Time: 06:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by digitize View Post
Okay... I'm listening to San Diego now, and I understand how this can get tiring... maybe I should ditch Vertigo, despite how much I love it as a tour, and do Lovetown, instead? Only problem is that I'd be missing out on my beloved 90s.
Vertigo has pretty decent setlist variety, so it should still be fairly enjoyable - though that may depend on how much you've heard already. Parts of the first and third leg have good enough variety that playing multiple shows back-to-back doesn't get as mindnumbingly tedious as, say, most of Popmart.

But yeah, I'd always recommend Lovetown as the ideal tour for listening to multiple shows. The setlist diversity, not to mention the top form the band were in, make each show a bit more distinct than on many other tours.
__________________
"Mediocrity is never so dangerous as when it is dressed up as sincerity." - Søren Kierkegaard

Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

U2gigs: The most comprehensive U2 setlist database!
Gig pictures | Blog
Axver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:41 PM   #17
Refugee
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,142
Local Time: 06:21 AM
A fun thing to do... except it gets tiresome when you realise that Bono even says more or less the same stuff in between songs from one night to the next. You get so entrenched in it that not only do you know the next song (that's easy with U2's predictable setlists) but also what Bono is going to say. I recall one of Bono's Zoo TV quotes... 'the hardest thing is to make it look spontaneous'.
AndrewCowley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 08:43 PM   #18
MMP
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,020
Local Time: 05:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndrewCowley View Post
'the hardest thing is to make it look spontaneous'.

He said that on a show?? Cool.
MMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 09:44 PM   #19
ONE
love, blood, life
 
digitize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York / Dallas / Austin
Posts: 14,071
Local Time: 01:21 PM
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh... I listened to the first San Diego... now onto the second San Diego...
digitize is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 09:49 PM   #20
MMP
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,020
Local Time: 05:21 PM
When someone finds your body what song from which show you think will be playing?
__________________

MMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×