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Old 12-20-2005, 01:44 PM   #1
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So was Portland a bust?

This used to be known as THE show to go to, as it was the last show of the tour and should have been extra special with a few surprises. Everybody was excited about this show and tried to get tickets.

But after the 4th leg was announced that meant it wasn't the last show of the tour, hell it's wasn't even the last show in the United States. And to top it off it had the same standard setlist.

So, did the show not live up to the hype?
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Old 12-20-2005, 01:53 PM   #2
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sounds like it was good from what ive read so far. lets face it not many in north america are going to travel to hawaii. so really its like the end for us
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Oh I'm sure it wasn't a bad show, was just wondering if it lived up to the extremely high expectations. It seems like the Boston shows at the end of the first leg seemed more special than this one. But that's just from an outsider looking in since I didn't go to either.
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So is the Hawaii show - A -go????
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I really can't say if it lived up to all of the hype since this was the first U2 show I'd ever been to (so I can't compare it to others).

Even though people knew it wasn't the *last* show of the tour, it was at least the last show before christmas and their well-deserved hiatus. That being said, I'd say there was a special, celebratory, emotional feeling in the air. At least, I thought so. Especially with all of the christmas snippets, the crew thanking the band (and vice-versa), and the "Thank You" signs. The band seemed grateful for the appreciation from the fans, like Bono's reaction to the signs, "No, thank YOU." They were probably just happy to have made it this far, and that the tour has been a success.

So... yeah, I'm sure it wasn't the most "kickass" or heart-pounding show of the tour, and that it didn't meet the hype setlist-wise or whatever, but it was a pretty good closer nonetheless.
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I'm curious if there was a meet & greet---i assumed since it was the last US show, the band would be really into meeting the US fans one last time. However; i also heard the weather was HORRIBLE!!! So!--did our boys come out to say HI???!!!!
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Adam came out in the pouting rain and signed autographs for pretty much everyone who was there. The show did not live up to my expectations. No Crumbs, no Fast Cars, no new songs, no Discoteque. very standard. The weather may have played a part in the band flying in and flying out and moving on.
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No, it was not a bust. The crowd was great, the band was great, it was great. After following the setlists of the tour, and knowing there were no big surprises for the final Elevation show, I didn't have any big expectations.

I was happy to see Instant Karma thrown in after One - there's some spontaneity!
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It was a good show but not a great show, in my opinion. The highlight for me was their cover of Instant Karma which blew the roof off the place. I wasn't sure some of the younger fans would know this song but everyone seemed to be singing along. That actually was one thing I noticed, that the crowd seemed extra loud at this show. Time to rest up in case those Hawaii rumours prove to be true.
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I thought it was great... My second, so, that may be a reason. But the band seemed very playful tonight. Asking random fans how many shows they've been to, (In Elevation) asking the band to say thank you back to the audience (It took some coaxing to get Edge to say it in Gaelic). Then going to Adam, him talking very lightly... So Bono had to tell us. Then going to Larry, for him to reply with "A MOLE!"

Very fun
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I thought it was great... My second, so, that may be a reason. But the band seemed very playful tonight. Asking random fans how many shows they've been to, (In Elevation) asking the band to say thank you back to the audience (It took some coaxing to get Edge to say it in Gaelic). Then going to Adam, him talking very lightly... So Bono had to tell us. Then going to Larry, for him to reply with "A MOLE!"

Very fun
lol. They were not random fans. They were all girls that he knows by face. That is why they all said they had been to so many shows
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we all looked at each other when he asked us how many shows and I briefly considered saying: "two."

It was a great show in terms of the energy and emotion. I never give a crap about setlists, and was not disappointed in the least EXCEPT I would loved to have had Bad as the encore--but then, I would have turned on the faucets even more

It was really hard to say goodbye to everyone. Hope to see some of you in Monterrey!
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I'll be back. At least for one more show. Damn passport.
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Old 12-22-2005, 03:37 PM   #14
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we all looked at each other when he asked us how many shows and I briefly considered saying: "two."

LOL! That blew me away... When I heard you guys I was like, "Damn, I've only been to 1 show - this one!" I wish I wasn't a poor college student

It was great when he said, "You noticed I only asked the girls", though. And the Oprah comment.
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What was the Oprah comment???
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