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Old 05-26-2017, 04:07 AM   #451
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Ohhhh you. Bono just turned 57.

When Jagger was 57,the Stones did 117 shows in under a year's time. Bigger Bang's 157 shows came when Jagger was 63.

McCartney did 91 shows on Out There and is on 70 and counting on One on One... Over 70 years old on each tour.

And, uh, did you really just compare Springsteen's stage movement (he's 10 years older than Bono, btw) to Bono's? Really? That's but even with an acknowledgement.

And the point was that those acts were, and in the case of Macca and Bruce are, able to continue touring at a high level as they approach 70 because they keep themselves in incredible shape. That Bono gets in worse and worse shape with each passing tour does not bode well.
Bono is 57 and they did 75 shows two years ago, 30 or so this year (more rumoured in S. America with JT30 and the I/E tour is said to go on too). So ?

I'm sure McCartney did, and as a Beatle fan, I'm glad he's still touring. You do realise he's doing a lot of numbers behind the piano sitting down/standing at the mic playing guitar, not moving around like Bono or Jagger or Bruce ? No comparison.

And, uh, yes I did. It is also true that Bruce plays more guitar during the shows than Bono. But - again, have yet to see present-day Bono - I don't consider the difference as big as you make it out between the two of them. Dave Gahan from Depeche Mode might a better example, (ie zero guitar playing, which i think is where Bono is at right now due to the bike accident?) but a great frontman and mover. Even more impressive given his past troubles with drugs.

You say shape (doesn't Bono use boxing to get ready for a tour ? there might be less preparation for this short tour compared to a full blown world tour), I don't see that sharp of a decline between Elevation, Vertigo and 360 Bono. A little, but nothing terrible. The charisma and showmanship is still there, even if he's not moving as he was in his early 20's. Maybe his back surgery is limiting his abilities ? And who's to say U2 intends to tour at 70 ?
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Juno-award winning RUSH averaged 26 songs on their last tour. I believe all those guys are older than their U2 "Counterparts".
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i randomly looked up Wilco setlist and it seemed to be that they mostly play 24/25 song setlist nearly overnight. U2 can do this.
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Fuck you people can find anything to whinge about. I'll sure as shit take a 21-song setlist that has JT and Bad over a 26-song setlist with shit from the last album and Ordinary Love.
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Fuck you people can find anything to whinge about. I'll sure as shit take a 21-song setlist that has JT and Bad over a 26-song setlist with shit from the last album and Ordinary Love.


:-) quality :-)

I do like songs of innocence a lot but that did make me chuckle

The tours been sold on playing the Joshua tree from front to back, like I said earlier anything else is a bonus
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And, uh, yes I did. It is also true that Bruce plays more guitar during the shows than Bono. But - again, have yet to see present-day Bono - I don't consider the difference as big as you make it out between the two of them.
This is silly, but I'm not surprised. Cause 💩

Why is this even a debate?

https://youtu.be/-uMFxNCQrG8

That was the 30th song of the night​, 3 hours and 40 minutes into the show. And he played 3 more songs after it.

And he's 67.

He's a freak or nature. Trying to say anyone other than the late James Brown is close to him is a silly silly thing.
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Let's face it, if they added ASoH back and then added another song, it would probably be Vertigo anyway and people would gripe about THAT.
Well, they could play Zooropa. With all the talk about the renewed relevance of TJT, it seems to me Zooropa is actually the most relevant song in the current propaganda/fake news environment.
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Fuck you people can find anything to whinge about. I'll sure as shit take a 21-song setlist that has JT and Bad over a 26-song setlist with shit from the last album and Ordinary Love.
LOL...coming from the guy who just whinged about Bono jabbering too much at his own show.

I'd take 26 songs and the jabbering over 21 songs and pretty much saying nothing.
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?? When the fuck did I do that?
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Confusing posters, yelling at clouds; it was in that instance the forum realized Nick was indeed grandpa Simpson.
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?? When the fuck did I do that?
Really?

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Vertigo was truly shocking. Even on the dvd... Miracle Drug has a fucking three-minute intro!!
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Confusing posters, yelling at clouds; it was in that instance the forum realized Nick was indeed grandpa Simpson.
Still confused BVS?
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I'm talking about this tour dickhead not vertigo
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The point is, you're saying "fuck you" because of the stupid sh*t people whinge about, when you've done your share of whinging about stupid sh*t around here yourself.

And it's all stupid sh*t. So do drop the attitude, and try to express your opinion without saying "fuck you" and calling people dickheads.

Can you do that, COBL04? Can you?
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Still confused BVS?

Never was, it was obvious to most that he was making a point that he found this tour a welcomed change from previous tours.
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Please let us know when you're done with this "I'm going to take the opposite view in every thread" thing, Nick
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