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Old 05-15-2005, 08:53 AM   #16
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The show itself was great, I especially loved The Fly and then ABOU at the end. Bono's voice is amazing; I have no idea how he hits those notes night after night. Adam came and played to our section at some point near the end, and it was so great to see him smiling out at us. Love and Peace rocked my face.

However, my GA experience was a nightmare. First time on the floor, and hopefully my last. I can't believe people were so excited to get these tickets... I was surrounded by drunk, pushy assholes who fell on me and elbowed me in the boobs more times than I could count. I was on the right side along the rail, at least 6 rows back from the catwalk. I thought it would be pretty safe over there.

I have seated tickets to the October show in DC, and am actually looking forward to experiencing the beautiful music from up high. Right now I'm wishing I had traded my GAs with some of the desperate fans after the presale. Maybe some who were bigger and burlier than me, who could have given these guys a real thrashing.
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yeah that is weird they wouldnt replace it with anything

They didn't replace Zoo Station with anything at Phoenix 2 either. That show was so great, though, I forgot to be mad until now.
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Any comments form anyone about seats behind the stage?
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i was in the corner where the front rail met the right rail... nothing in front of me but a little bit of empty space and the ramp. twas amazing... i'm going to bed now... i'll be waking up tuesday.
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They didn't replace Zoo Station with anything at Phoenix 2 either. That show was so great, though, I forgot to be mad until now.
i thought they replaced it with bad...
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Old 05-15-2005, 11:20 AM   #21
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No Complaints here from Saturday Night. It was my first U2 show, so I didn't really have anything to base it off from besides the DVDs and bootlegs. But I can say it's been the best concert i've been to, ever.

I was residing in Section 122. It was the perfect side seat. When the video curtains drops down, I was sitting in between the side and back curtain. I had an unobstructed view the whole show.

I got goosebumps during the transition in to Streets and at the end of 40 when the crowd is just singing with Larry, Adam, and Edge playing.

A few side notes...

- The projector on my side was acting weird. It kept on warning itself about running over 1500 bulb hours. It eventually fixed it self, but it was just funny.

- I forget what song it was during, but when Bono brought the two little girls on the stage and said "Hi, my name is Paul, but people call me Bono". I liked that part.

Now, the only bad part is that I have to wait 5 months for my next U2 show in NYC, Madison Square Garden (10/14). My tickets for that show is Section 95, and I get a full frontal view of the stage. It's going to be incredible.
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Old 05-15-2005, 01:12 PM   #22
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Any comments form anyone about seats behind the stage?
I had back corner on Edge's side (with the screen and the 1500 bulb hour message from time to time). Those seats are perfectly fine. Granted it can be a bit tough to see the band through that curtain of lights, but for the most part they were fantastic seats with a great view of the light show on the stage.

Which brings me to this: If you really wanted GA tickets then God bless ya. For the life of me I can't understand why though. I enjoyed having my peripheral view of the entire stage/band as various members were walking the ellipse. I thought the light show on the stage was spectacular at times. If I had to take a GA I would just to make it inside. I certainly wouldn't make it my choice to stand in that crush of people.
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Where's the pictures? Did anyone get any of him pulling those girls up on stage- that was really great!
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Old 05-15-2005, 02:45 PM   #24
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Just read U2tours and they said Jim Carrey was in the VIP section...i wonder why he was in Philly that's cool though
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It sounds like the show was great, which I am excited to hear because I will be at the May 22nd show.

Glad to hear Bono's voice is doing well.

Can someone who had GA tickets comment on how early they got in line, how well the line was handled, did Wachovia security have lines set up the night before, etc?
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My seats were pretty perfect. Even though we were in the quasi-nosebleeds, we could see the whole band the whole time except when the lights came down and blocked Larry a little bit. I was on my feet for the entire concert singing and dancing and screaming and having the time of my life. I keep thinking back to the concert and my favorite moments were when all the lights were on and I could see the whole crowd, all 20,000 of us, going wild. I have never felt so close to so many people, nor have I ever been so ridiculously happy and energetic for two hours straight. My left ear is still ringing, I guess because I was near The Edge and he was really loud ( and really amazing) but I really don't care. Bono is such a powerful presence and I think I said most of this last night but those 2 hours that U2 was on were really the happiest and most fun of my entire life
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yeah, i thought last night was much better than the chicago 1 show i was at. alot more energy from both the crowd and the band. bono sounded good again, although his voice did sound tired a little, but the crowd made up for it. it was cool when he brought up the two little girls for 'into the heart' and the girl after 'one' (i could be wrong, i forget which song he brought her up for). the cell phone effect was much better this time, more people had them out. my ears were ringing for awhile too. i can't wait for msg on saturday, that is going to be unbelievable, the meadowlands will just whet my appetite for msg on wednesday. oh yeah, and electric co. was awesome, i loved hearing that song live.... now if they can only play ultraviolet, i will be more than happy...
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oh yeah, they did not play new years day, no matter what the other site said.
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umm...is it bad if my ear is still ringing as much as it was last night immediately after the concert? How do I get it to stop?
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The only thing that will stop your ears ringing is time. If you are going to multiple shows I highly recommend you pick up some soft foam earplugs from the drug store. They're only a buck or two and will save your hearing - once you lose it, it never comes back!
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