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Old 04-28-2017, 09:31 PM   #121
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They'd be rehearsing indoors still. They don't want to give too much away - they'll run through with a few days to go, but mostly indoors because it's harder to keep a lid on things in a stadium
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Apparently there's been a Bono sighting on Kits beach
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Looks like they have speakers hanging from the ceiling, so those towers must be for video.
That photo is a several days old. I've seen things glancing inside that aren't in that photo like them marking off which seats have sight lines blocked by relay towers and which seats can be dropped on ticket master.

White speakers from the roof belong to the venue and won't be used. Many stadiums this tour(think Rose Bowl) have nothing from which to hang speakers. Relay speaker towers which are being tested quietly(computers can "tune" the venue for good/bad frequencies with lasers or some kind of sonar).

Roof is retractable, but while they have had outdoor soccer games they've never done it with concerts here. There's been 10-12 shows booked with the new BC Place roof including some with great weather in the summer. U2's crew were ok opening the roof for 360 Toronto Skydome.
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It's definitely not fully built yet. At least as of this morning. Those speakers hanging from the ceiling are the venue PA system.
Yup you're right

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https://instagram.com/p/BTdVisFBiBt/

Looks like lights are already up, all that's missing is the screen.
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:42 PM   #126
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Ordinary Love is one of their 10 most played songs on YouTube, the video and tonight show performance have 60+ million views between them.

For comparisons sake... Vertigo has 41 million views. Beautiful Day has 90 million.

More people liked it then people here care to admit, and more people know it then everyone is letting on. It's their most popular song in 10 years.

It's hardly a shock, as lame as the crowd sourced chorus idea may be.

People here don't like it. Okay fine. But this isn't some unknown song.
Its not accurate to compare old songs on youtube to new songs. For example, if you look at the top 500 most played videos/songs on youtube, you are only going to see about 20 songs with enough views to make that list from before the year 2000. If youtube or U2vevo had been around when Vertigo and Beautiful Day were released in 2000 and 2004, those songs/videos would have hundreds of millions of views. So, youtube views are heavily weighted towards new or less old songs. Ordinary Love was released at the end of 2013 and was a luke warm hit in some countries and even made the top 10 in the Netherlands. Its 40 million figure is good and much better than the songs from the last album in youtube views, but that's about it. A new song today should thats a hit around the world will generally have more than 100 million views on youtube I think.
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Its not accurate to compare old songs on youtube to new songs. For example, if you look at the top 500 most played videos/songs on youtube, you are only going to see about 20 songs with enough views to make that list from before the year 2000. If youtube or U2vevo had been around when Vertigo and Beautiful Day were released in 2000 and 2004, those songs/videos would have hundreds of millions of views. So, youtube views are heavily weighted towards new or less old songs. Ordinary Love was released at the end of 2013 and was a luke warm hit in some countries and even made the top 10 in the Netherlands. Its 40 million figure is good and much better than the songs from the last album in youtube views, but that's about it. A new song today should thats a hit around the world will generally have more than 100 million views on youtube I think.
That's great, Sting. Except none of the other new U2 songs are even remotely close to the numbers Ordinary Love put up. But I'm sure you'll find some bullshit to excuse that away.

Why is it hard to admit that people actually liked the song? For fucks sake.
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Ordinary Love and EBW are the two most well known tracks of the 00's.
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U2 must have nailed that time travelling casual fan demographic
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Ordinary Love and EBW are the two most well known tracks of the 00's.


I can't figure out how many if any of your posts are for real?!
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I'm the guy defending ordinary love and I can't defend someone saying it's he most well known song of the 2000s
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I just made a statement.
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Why is it hard to admit that people actually liked the song? For fucks sake.
Because it's... not so good?
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Ordinary Love and EBW are the two most well known tracks of the 00's.


Beautiful Day and Vertigo aren't as well known as those? Are you actually serious?
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I just made a statement.


You did. You made a statement as if it were fact. A statement that is so obviously incorrect I just don't know where to start...
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