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Old 03-23-2005, 08:23 AM   #1
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May 28, Fleet Center in Boston

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Old 05-28-2005, 07:43 PM   #2
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Hello,

I wasnt there at the show tonight. But I just wanted to know how Acrobat sounded tonight???








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FANTASTIC!

We got there about 1:30 and were #'s 525 and 526 GA for the club line. Returned around 4:00 and started lining up around 5:00. Got to the top where they scan your tix for the ellipse. I got nothing on mine then my wife went and VOILA we were in!

We went all the way to the far side from where they let you in, for some reason everyone was congregating on edge's side and in the middle like 8 deep or so...we were right in front of Adam...3 deep from the stage, wow, what an experience!

The Concert was awesome, also went on Tuesday and thought this show was much better. Got to hear New Year's Day which I absolutely love live. Vertigo twice! Till the end of the world, who's gonna ride your wild horses, party girl! Tremendous set list and show!

I took a few pictures with the cell phone, will try to upload them tomorrow, not sure how they came out as it's quality stinks but we were so close hopefully somthing came out good.

Thanks so much for the lottery system for the elipse, we would never of been able to have seen this once in a lifetime show tonight so close without it. WOW!
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I waited 14 hours for tickets and finally got 2 amazing side seats thanks to some very awesome U2 fans who helped me and my friend out. The show rocked. WGRYWH was amazing. Bono joked around a lot about the Mayer and U2 day thing. Party Girl was cool. Bono and Edge forgot the words, great moment. I'll write more later. I must sleep now.

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Old 05-29-2005, 03:24 AM   #5
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C'mon, guys, wake up!
We need more details on Wild Horses! Was it a different version than the one on ZooTV? Maybe a solo from the early ZooTV days? (I know, that is too much to ask, but you never know...)
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WOW! We were in Section 22 - 20 feet from the elipse. I told my wife we had lousy seats in the balcony as that was the best I could get for her birthday. The usher brings us down and she flips!!

Crowd was in to it from the begining. We had 2 17 year old girls next to us who had no idea what to expect. Set list - was great. NYD for the first time in a few shows followed by SBS and BTBS are awesome 3 in a row. WILD HORSES!!! Bono says we have not played this one in 10 years and crowd loved it! Our section was mental as a few of us had heard the rumor! Pretty funny when Bono goofed the words in Party girl!! Only, only complaint (other than having no voice this morning) to the two people in the row behind us who DID NOT move a muscle during the entire show - give up the seats to a real fan next time your jack---es!! Also, why play vertigo again when 40 or bad would have sent the audience into orbit! Unreal as usual - I'd say a 9 only because no 40 or bad!
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I agree about your seats. I was in section 21 4th row and it was awesome. Unfortunately the people around me (other than the guys behind me) weren't really that into it and it got me pretty frustrated. People from my row left during One. Who leaves a U2 show before the encore?

I wish I had had these seats on the 26th with the people around me on that show.

Other than that I thought the show was awesome. It was so intense to see everything that was going on on stage.

I love WGRYWH so that was obviously a highlight. Also I was so happy that they did An Cat Dubh since this was one of the songs I had really wanted them to play on Tuesday.

Overall a solid show, but will still rank just behind the 26th.
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Me and my friend were number 537-538 and it was pure excitement once we got into the building. We heard them soundchecking WGRYWH. Once we got to the computers, I didn't get beeped. I was walking away when all of a sudden my friend got beeped!!! Woohoo!! We ended up in the 2nd row inside the ellipse and it was great. Only bad thing: there was this asshole next to this girl who kept shoving her and elbowing me and being a serious prick. The place was totally rocking!
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WOW! We were in Section 22 - 20 feet from the elipse. I told my wife we had lousy seats in the balcony as that was the best I could get for her birthday. The usher brings us down and she flips!!

Crowd was in to it from the begining. We had 2 17 year old girls next to us who had no idea what to expect. Set list - was great. NYD for the first time in a few shows followed by SBS and BTBS are awesome 3 in a row. WILD HORSES!!! Bono says we have not played this one in 10 years and crowd loved it! Our section was mental as a few of us had heard the rumor! Pretty funny when Bono goofed the words in Party girl!! Only, only complaint (other than having no voice this morning) to the two people in the row behind us who DID NOT move a muscle during the entire show - give up the seats to a real fan next time your jack---es!! Also, why play vertigo again when 40 or bad would have sent the audience into orbit! Unreal as usual - I'd say a 9 only because no 40 or bad!
Did the crowd at least sing the chorus of 40 at the end? Probably out of place considering Vertigo is the closer, but heck, the snippet of 40 during Bad on Thurs. night was a distant memory once the actual song ended. It was the crowd that took it upon itself (or at least the one guy near our section) to bring the chorus back. What a moment!
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Can someone please post the setllist? Thanks.
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Old 05-29-2005, 06:41 AM   #11
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Ok, just waking up from last nights unbelievable show, here's the lowdown:

My buddy and I drove down from Maine, got our GA wristband (U2.com line) and were 531 & 532. After spending some quality time at Boston Beer Works on Canal St watching the Sox spank the Yankees (Wasn't that awesome!) we walked over to Nashua St (Fleetcenter entrance) and waited for the customary black U2 limos and SUV's to arrive for soundcheck. Edge arrived and his limo stopped just up from us. He got out and although didn't sign he did come down for a meet and greet with the fans. I was lucky enough to shake the man's hand so life was good at this point! Bono arrived next and his SUV stopped in front of the growing mass of fans. He popped his head out and said he didn't have time to sign because they were going in to soundcheck "some new songs for us tonight". Inside he went and straight to the GA lineup for us.

Ok, we ended up behind some great people in the GA line. In fact, Relater and his wife were right in front of us. From CT, I believe, and nice people. So glad for them that they got into the Elipse. As for me and my buddy? Irish eyes were smiling on us as well! My buddy's ticket gave us the Vertigo logo when scanned and we were into the Elipse! Got to tell you it's a special feeling. Anyways, as Relater said, Edge's side was getting crowded so we proceeded to Adam's side and ended up 3 rows back from the rail in front of Adam (and right next to Relater and his wife!)

Ok, as for the show....I'm speechless, really. What can one say about a U2 show that hasn't already been said a thousand times? This band is on fire, last night they once again brought the roof down. Was it better than Boston 2? From my perspective yes, but I was in Balconies for Boston 2 and in front of Adam for Boston 3, so I'm biased. I simply can't imagine that a band on this planet exists that could ever go blow for blow with U2 live and match their musicianship, spirit, charisma, song catalogue etc. Do we all realize just how lucky we are to witness such greatness when we are at their shows, or are we beginning to get numb to it because these guys have been doing this at such a high level for so long? Personally, after 14 shows and more to come, a U2 show still brings shivers down my spine and I have been so blessed to have been in the front row or close to it on several occasions and it never gets old.

As for Who's...Wild Horses. My own personal opinion hearing it last night as compared to the Zoo Tv Tour (which I attended) is that last nights version had a harder rock edge to it, the drums in particular. I definetely think it is a semi-reworked rendition though a complete listen back from a bootleg needs to confirm this. It's just that I never really cared much for that song during the Zoo TV tour as I felt it was a mellowish speed bump in the road, but last night I really felt this song ROCKED!!! Maybe it's because it hadn't been played for 10 years or so, but if my ears weren't failing me it certainly sounded harder and more aggressive than the Zoo TV version of Horses. Perhaps others who were there and have knowledge of the Zoo TV version as well could confirm my thoughts or otherwise.

Folks, sorry for being long winded. It was another special U2 show for me, always fun to hear NYD's and Party Girl. The band was certainly loose and having fun. Vertigo twice was awesome, I love that song live. Words like unbelievable, wow, incredible, amazing, etc only begin to describe last night.

The fact is, when U2 is at the top of their game (like the last few nights in Boston), the experience is out of this world!

Oh, and nice to have met Dreadsoxx while waiting for Edge and Bono. Boston Anne came over and talked to Dread so I saw her even though I didn't meet her. Dread got Diamond Dave on the horn for me, so thanks Dread for hooking me back up with Dave as I hadn't spoken with the big guy since Providence on the Elevation tour. That's all folks...

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Great review!!

Sounds like it was a blast!!
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Old 05-29-2005, 07:44 AM   #13
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Last night was a great show. I almost cried during Miracle Drug (Bono made a very moving introduction) and SYCMIOYO - and I'm not one to usually cry at a concert.

Also really loved SBS and Streets tonight - I thought they really nailed both of them.

Great to hear UTEOTW (someone from the audience gave Bono a black feather boa, which he wore for several more songs too , and he made good use of it for the "playing the tart" line ). The band did a great job on WGRYWH. I thought it showed that they worked hard on this one and really wanted it to sound good.

The only thing that bugged me was the guy next to me didn't really move much, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he was just "taking it all in" But he livened up a little bit. The people around me were a little reserved, but I think I only noticed it because I was really in a "woo hoo!" mood last night , so I felt a little intimidated about that and wasn't as "woo hoo" as I wanted to be. It's not like they didn't enjoy it, they were more of the "quietly bopping their head around" type, than the "hands in the air type". The ellipse was really moving last night too

Must sleep now. Been up since 7 a.m. Saturday
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I'm still getting over last night, but I plan to post a review shortly.

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Old 05-29-2005, 08:37 AM   #15
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I finally woke up..and I cannot express lastnight's show..in words......It was the best show in a long longgg time...I do have one picture and a video that i cant show because it on my camera... to start..The day waas great in downtown Boston..The red Sox wiped out the Yankeess. We met Bono and the Edge ...Bono told us they were going to sing 3 new tour songs..There is nothing eles to say...Im on cloud 9

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