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Old 07-05-2011, 09:54 PM   #1
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:37 AM   #2
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30+ shows for me on 360. That was the best setlist Ive witnessed. I dont know they can improve much on tonights show.

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Old 07-06-2011, 02:08 AM   #3
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Great show, but what a mess going in
But again great show.
I hope Pittsburgh is that good!
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:45 AM   #4
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I'm getting ready to fly back to Buffalo and then drive back to Toronto.

Pictures to follow. Chicago was a great time. Fantastic people, fantastic city, great fans. I'll really hold this show close to my heart.

I'll just post this in the meantime.


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Old 07-06-2011, 05:59 AM   #5
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I just want to say....I saw U2Brother wearing a sparkling hat.

I saw the band live for the very first time September 13, 2009. That concert was stunning and was the best night of my night. This show was even better. More to come later. I have just traveled four hours from Soldier Field.
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They played Out of freaking Control!
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:19 AM   #7
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Posted in the tour dates thread too, but also pasting here.

Quick notes on the bus ride home...

Front row to Edge's left. Really liked seeing all the young faces inside the circle too! Lots of college aged kids, teenagers, and young children in the crowd here. It was hot that day but the security there was really good with bringing people inside and making sure people were in the shade and stuff.

Overall, I liked theshow, but probably liked Chicago 1 two years ago a bit more. Highlights for me were the Achtung opening numbers for sure, all of which I never heard livebefore. I FINALLY was at a show where they played UTEOTW live,which wasamazing for me. When I heard the opening synth, I screamed "Thank you God! About f'n time," haha. I was thrilled to finally hear my favorite song live. Loved that they played OneTreeHilllivetoo. It wasrough in parts, but I liked thespontinuity there and it was great to hear a song I never thought I'd hear them play.

So yeah, I had a great time and can't wait for the next show. See you
guys again in Minneapolis!

Regarding how One Tree Hill came about.

When Bono mentioned Greg's anniversary and how they wrote a song around it, a few of us -myself included - started screaming for it. Bono then said they'd have to ask "the professor" and spoke to Edge quickly, but it seemed likethey shot it down until after he sung the last verse at the end of MOS. Then they quickly decided to do it after all.

U2BRTHR, I wanted to say hi to you earlier in the line, but I didn't get the chance to. Hope you enjoyed the show and I really liked the helmet you wore!
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I wanted to say as a U2 fan I was blown away by their performance.
It will always be the best concert I have ever seen.

I also wanted to say that I am ashamed to be a U2 fan after seeing how some of the "hardcore 'first in line' fans" behaved. I'm not talking about the "6 that jumped in line".

I'm referring to the ones that acted like a pompous ass. I'm talking about the ones that got to the outer rail and stretched their arms and legs out to save spots for those that had numbers much higher than mine.

There were people with 150 and up numbers that got a better spot than I did because their "friends" saved a space for them at the outer rail.
When I approached the rail it was like a chain of paper dolls, all spanned out... keeping eligible fans away.

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Yeah, that's not cool. What a bummer.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:29 PM   #10
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Yeah, there was enough room for ALL those within the first 100 to get on the rail.

I did meet some good people.

U2BROTHR... So good to meet you. Stacy, I hope your nephew enjoyed his first show. To the girls beside me in the concert.... GREAT company!

I got some great pics of The Edge, Bono, and Adam. Larry was too elusive. His pics are blurry.

I guess I just didn't expect this at a U2 concert. Maybe Metallica or Tool has aggressive "uncool" fans like that... but U2 shouldn't.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:34 PM   #11
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I think it's one thing to save a spot for someone who was with you or near you all day in line but can't run as fast, and quite another to save a spot for someone who was farther down the line.

Saving a spot for someone in the line is generally not cool, and this really isn't any different. I think GA can sometimes bring out some poor qualities in people, unfortunately.

But glad the concert was amazing.
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Thought I'd share a pic from last night

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Here's one a-hole who tried, with his equally drunk girlfriend, to push their way as close as they could go in GA. Thanks to all the true U2 fans who backed me up in getting them pushed back. They both were 6 feet and tried to stand in front of three girls who were 5 foot....not cool. What a great show!!!

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Old 07-06-2011, 02:40 PM   #15
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bulletproof ~ those are some amazing photos thanks for sharing

as for the a-holes you're gonna get em in every crowd (I will never ever understand getting completely bolloxed at any concert . . . what's the point in wasting all that money on a ticket if all you have to show for it is a headache and a vague recollection of some pretty lights and maybe remembering the opening trio of songs )

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