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Old 05-13-2017, 01:55 PM   #1
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5/17 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium

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Old 05-17-2017, 02:16 PM   #2
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Santa Clara: GA Entry Time?

Sorry if somebody's already covered this. Is entry time for GA tickets the same as for Reserved seating?
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Had a great time at the show! We got in line around 3:30 or so for GA. Everything went very smoothly and was very organized. Once we got in there was plenty of space on the floor and even some rail space in the front to the right. Tree was pretty full. We opted to hang out close to the soundboard. The view from there is excellent. Bono sounded great - with the exception of a mess up at the beginning of WOWY

Pics and I'll upload a couple of videos later.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=8666275ae8
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Pics looked great !! June 28th can't get here fast enough for my show.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:36 AM   #5
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Had a great time at the show! We got in line around 3:30 or so for GA. Everything went very smoothly and was very organized. Once we got in there was plenty of space on the floor and even some rail space in the front to the right. Tree was pretty full. We opted to hang out close to the soundboard. The view from there is excellent. Bono sounded great - with the exception of a mess up at the beginning of WOWY

Pics and I'll upload a couple of videos later.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=8666275ae8
Nice! Can't wait to see them on Saturday. So the tree fills up pretty quickly? I feel like the best place to watch this show in GA is on the right-ish side of the Tree stage... great view for both sets.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:42 PM   #8
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Most of my problems stems from Red Zone.

Awful energy. I'm not the most lively concert goer, and me singing along was more enthusiasm than most people. The views to the b-stage were pathetic, many obscured by the camera arm. When it wasn't, you only got to see the butts of the band members.

The show itself was good. The screen was amazing. On paper the setlist looks fine, but in real life it comes across a lot more disjointed. Elevation is a fucking blast. I enjoyed the new song, but wish they closed with something more upbeat.
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The most notable aspect of my gig experience this time around, was that I queued with the guy who carried Bono during Bad in Washington 1992.

I asked him some questions about it, and he showed me some stills that he managed to acquire while he was working at (Tower records?), so they may have been from exclusive footage, but I am not sure; I couldn't pour over the details with him as he was socialising with his wife and friends.

I have been traveling from Sydney to North America, for the Santa Clara and a Chicago gig and I have to say that frankly I'm a little disappointed.

When the band say that they are going to put on a Joshua Tree revised production, yet blatantly ignore the B-sides it makes me frustrated. The screen wasn't as big as I thought it was going to be and although Levi's Stadium is nice to look at from the outside, the interior is ordinary regardless of it being a U2 show.

I can understand why they wouldn't consider setting this up as a full-scale world tour, there just isn't enough substance to it.

But that maybe because I haven't clued in to the intention, this time it's not as obvious as when they are supporting a new album.

All in all, it was an OK concert if the purpose was only to present the band as being the album that made them famous in the 80's. But the significance of it isn't given to you on a silver platter, and the audience is largely left to their own interpretations, opposing their reputation of being an ideas band.

U2 are currently following the modern trend, of making impressions through underselling.


Something else I will mention, is that the mixing was blunt. Adam's bass guitar was too loud, at times. And the negative about re-visiting old songs, is that some of the frequencies and the written arrangements are outdated.
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Most of my problems stems from Red Zone.

Awful energy. I'm not the most lively concert goer, and me singing along was more enthusiasm than most people. The views to the b-stage were pathetic, many obscured by the camera arm. When it wasn't, you only got to see the butts of the band members.

The show itself was good. The screen was amazing. On paper the setlist looks fine, but in real life it comes across a lot more disjointed. Elevation is a fucking blast. I enjoyed the new song, but wish they closed with something more upbeat.
Hmm, shoot. Have Red Zone for Paris. What's the best possible place to stand in there do you think?
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Had a great time at the show! We got in line around 3:30 or so for GA. Everything went very smoothly and was very organized. Once we got in there was plenty of space on the floor and even some rail space in the front to the right. Tree was pretty full. We opted to hang out close to the soundboard. The view from there is excellent. Bono sounded great - with the exception of a mess up at the beginning of WOWY

Pics and I'll upload a couple of videos later.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=8666275ae8
I've been toying with hanging out by the soundboard for Chicago 1. Glad to hear it was a good experience! I imagine that's a much less "competitive" area in terms of finding a spot, coming and going, etc.
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I've also been considering standing near the soundboard. Not too far, not too close. Glad you had a great time, Sicy!
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Near the soundboard is secretly one of the best places to watch a concert from. The sound is incredibly dialed in there and you are usually able to get a good (albeit distant) perspective on the entire spectacle.
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I'm come through with a WOWY vid, that'll blow your noggins' off shortly.
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