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Old 11-14-2001, 10:46 AM   #1
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I Sat by Dead People: Notes from LA2 (spoiler)

Yes, they were dead. They were propped up in their chairs, but they had no pulse, no breath of life, no feelings, no feet with which to dance, and no SOUL! They just sat there, eyes open, but staring at nothing. One of them had the reflexes to applaud slightly at the end of Pride, but that was just a reflex; there was no meaning to the motions.

The good: All I Want is You was sublime! I've never heard that song live before and I was moved nearly to tears. Wild Honey accoustic continues to be a highlight, as does Please. Pride never fails to deliver.

The bad: No Bad last night, but I guess we'll live with a break. Streets' intro was a little off pace. Bullet is becoming a bit cliched. The pacing of the encore is slowed too much by What's Goin' On.

The ugly: Staples Center sound is as bad as you've heard; the rumors are true. The parking was twenty fucking dollars. And finally, the crowd. They were unresponsive and casual. I guess Phoenix and SLC spoiled me, but the crowd last night was almost quiet at times, and this affected how the band played and responded to us.


Oh yeah, Gwen and No Doubt still suck!

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How can those people just sit there? Bunch of wankers...lol. And no Bad? What is this world coming to?? Bad to Streets is probably my favorite part of the show (well beside the bullfight)...

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We had people like that back in May in Detroit. How can you go to a U2 show and NOT be moved in some way, shape, or form? Blarghy stupid people.

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We had people like that back in May in Detroit. How can you go to a U2 show and NOT be moved in some way, shape, or form? Blarghy stupid people.

The people by me in Detroit were all really drunk (except for my parents, of course)...so they were havin' a pretty good time, but I don't know how much of it they will remember. *lol*


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I've heard so many stories of Interferencers who end up sitting by deadwood. WTF IS UP WITH THESE PEOPLE???

I mean, why even bother to go to the concert at all if you're not going to go and truly enjoy it to the fullest??? I think if I got a seat by a deadwood person I would probably yell at them for taking seats away from people who might REALLY have wanted to attend!!

Come on...the tour is called ELEVATION!!! You to go a show to GET YOU SOME!!!

WANKERS. *fume*

NOT happy about the report on the Staples Center, as I'll be going to LA3...but one has to (hair toss) suffer for the love of the boys, right??


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That happened to me once too. They were a group of two couples and one man was very enthusiastic but his wife and friends were talking, going to the bathroom and going for food constantly, and walking in front of me every time, screaming 'excuse me' over the music- this happened too much. The one guy who cared never left and tried to fire the others up but he might as well have brought 3 logs to the show, at least they wouldn't have walked in front of me so many times
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I love the title to this thread hehe

I can't understand people like that either. I was with a bunch of them the first go round in Atlanta. Go figure.

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I work with dead people,(not literally!!) I don't need to sit next to them at a U2 concert.

Based on the reviews, sounds like LA #1 and LA #2 were night and day.
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And finally, the crowd. They were unresponsive and casual. I guess Phoenix and SLC spoiled me, but the crowd last night was almost quiet at times, and this affected how the band played and responded to us.


Oh yeah, Gwen and No Doubt still suck!

I was there last night and didn't experience none of the above.
I had with me a brand new U2 fan and she was blown away by U2 and with the way the band interacted with the fans.
No Doubt was awesome and they got a lot of support from the fans.
I love what Bono said about LA, we have not screw them.
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Old 11-14-2001, 12:25 PM   #10
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Ugh I hate people that just sit there at concerts(except of course if there is a physical problem). Why bother going?! Just pop in a CD. Boston 4 was the BEST concert I've ever been to and practically the whole row in front of me was sitting down!!! Luckily the guy on my left was really into it. At Prov1 the two guys on my right kept looking at me as if I was crazy for jumping up and down and singing. They serioulsy just STOOD there and clapped like once during Streets. The shows were awesome nonetheless but it was these shows that made me really appreciate the energy and soul in the heart for Prov2 .

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LOL at martha's title

The same thing happened to me at San Jose 2. @#$%&$@ VIPs who just want to say they went! I felt like I was in an energy vortex. I was surounded by dead wood. They stood the whole time, and clapped, but that was it. (except to complain once when I moved too much) Kite was played for the first time--no reponse. Stay was played, first time ever for a Zooropa song in the USA--nothing. It was such a drag, especially after being in the heart the night before. I resolved never again to sit in a seat. GA only for me!
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Sorry to hear about your experience martha. The thought of seeing people sitting quietly during a U2 concert makes me cringe.

One observation about this tour is that you get to hear Bad or All I Want is You, but never both in the same night. I was lucky enough to see the Bad into Streets setlist at Vancouver last April. Personally, an All I Want is You into Bad into Streets would be fantastic, but if they did that, I'm sure many people would of died and went to Heaven.


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Btw, some of the "probably" dead people are probably a bunch of tapers taping the show...so dun yell at them. The tapers need to keep quiet so that they wun record their cheering into the tape. Guess they're still enjoying the show.
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u2tours.com lists something called 'new' between what's going on and one. what was that?

http://<a href="http://www.u2tours.c...D=20011113</a>

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I think that's supposed to be 'New York', as this is where it is normally played.

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I think that's supposed to be 'New York', as this is where it is normally played.

oh yeah. that makes sense.

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Hey Martha, so did I... I could have sworn "I see dead people" all around me @ LA2...

BTW, which section were you at? We were probably sitting next to each other around the same dead people... lol



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I don't think this thread needed a spoiler

there are dead people at every show (well, in the U.S. )

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Oh.. I was down on 108... three rows from groundlevel... but way across from the stage.
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That is so funny your thread title. Not funny to be next to tho. At least they didn't throw up like the "party animals" (in their 50s yet) who threw up next to us during Beautiful Day (last leg). They started out by saying their favorite concert was Jimmy Buffett. The Staples Center sucks, its like a big drafty barn. It makes the Forum seem like an acoustical wonder.
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