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Old 11-07-2001, 08:32 AM   #1
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Where Did U2 Visit While in Memphis?

I know they were at Graceland and Sun Studios, but does anyone know where else they went while they were there during the JT Tour?

I'm going to TN tomorrow to visit friends for the weekend (no forum for me- !)and I figured while there I might as well take a U2-inspired tour of Memphis.

Any suggestions? Ideas? Kisses for me before I go?



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Old 11-07-2001, 09:10 AM   #2
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Those are the only places I know of...

Have a great trip and be sure to hit some blues clubs on Beale St!!!!!!

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*smooches to you*

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Hey! Have a wonderful time!

I know they visited the Peabody Hotel. You can go in there - ride up to the roof and see the ducks. It's a pretty good view of downtown Memphis from the roof, and a beautiful hotel.

Also, they visited Riverside Park, and the hill off of Riverside Park down toward the river - but I wouldn't go there by yourself. Not the best part of town - certainly not at night.

Here's some suggestions for you (from me, not U2 - I'm from Memphis...)
1. Eat barbque at The Rendezvous. Best ribs in the south. It is downtown - if you are asking anyone local they'll know, but if you look it up in the phone book you need to ask for Charlie Vergo's Rendezouv. Get the ribs. Mmmmmmmmmmmm.

2. Go over to mud island - it's kind of cool, has little museum and a replica of the Mississippi. I also like to just sit there and watch the river traffic go by. You can also see the riverboats while you're down there.

3. Memphis has quite a few cool museums - the Pink Palace, Dixon Art Galleries, Brooks Museum. There is also the National Civil Rights museum which is where Dr. King was killed.

4. For nightlift - Go to Beale Street. Great music, fun stuff - especially on the weekend. BB Kings usually has good music. You can pick up a Memphis Flyer (free alternative press) that will list all the live music. Also, the Cooper-Young district has come up in the past few years as a cool trendy spot with unique dining and coffee shops.

If you go to Graceland, prepare yourself for "cheese" and lots of 50-60ish overweight women screaming... No really just be careful around Graceland, because again, it isn't the best part of town.

Have a great time!
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Old 11-07-2001, 09:53 AM   #5
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Didn't U2 hitchhike 'round those parts?

April...whatever ya do...do NOT hitchhike!

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Awww, Bonochick, I was kindda counting on getting around that way!

Any more suggestions anyone? Kisses?

I am so excited! I can't wait!

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Remember to stare at Elvis' grave (ala Larry) while the opening of "Bad" plays in your head. I've only watched that sequence about a thousand times!

Have fun!
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April, don't forget to slide down the hill on your butt, and then stare off into the sunset over the Mississippi River like Edge did! (with your Walkman playing "Heartland" of course)

Heh...50-60 year old overweight women screaming for Elvis...what a crack up. Think that will be us for U2 in a few years??? (eek) Just the mental picture kinda scares me...

HAVE A BLAST, APRIL!!!! (we expect piccies!)

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Thanks! Believe me, Disco, I've been playing R&H in my stereo all morning on the way into work. lol

I just have to remind myself not to think of what my best friend in high school used to say at that part of the movie when Larry is looking at the grave (and you get that nice arse shot):"He's got a wedgie!!!!"



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Heh...50-60 year old overweight women screaming for Elvis...what a crack up. Think that will be us for U2 in a few years??? (eek) Just the mental picture kinda scares me...
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Look for PAU GASOL!!!!!!!!! in the pyramid!!!
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I figured Crzy4Bono would reply to this thread. But, Crzy4Bono, don't you think it is inappropriate to advertise a barbecuse joint, which serves meat, on a U2 forum? I know that Memphis is "all about ribs" and such, but sometimes we shouldn't promote the inappropriate attractions of such a place, especially knowing U2's stance on the subject.
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I figured Crzy4Bono would reply to this thread. But, Crzy4Bono, don't you think it is inappropriate to advertise a barbecuse joint, which serves meat, on a U2 forum? I know that Memphis is "all about ribs" and such, but sometimes we shouldn't promote the inappropriate attractions of such a place, especially knowing U2's stance on the subject.

Bama you're such a wanker sometimes.

Pay no attention to the republican behind the elephants... if you're in Memphis, you gotta eat ribs.

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Ditto to everything Crzy4Bono said! I used to live in TN, about an hour from Memphis, and she is right on about the ribs at "Vous"...two enthusiatic thumbs up! And it is pretty centrally located to Beale and the Peabody! If bar hoppin' is your thing then I suggest the bracelets on Beale, you get free drinks and no cover to most of the bars if your buy a wristband...atleast that's how it was when I was there about 2 years ago. One of my favorite quotes about Beale St. was from a man in one of the bars, he had just finished his blues set, and we were all just milling about and I was telling him how I was totally vibing on the atmosphere down there, if you've been, you know what I am talking about, you feel like you've stepped back in time as soon as those first haunting notes fromt he steel guitar hit your ears...anyway...sorry I was getting lost in the memories...and he looked at me and said "Imagine if this was your music, your soul, if you were Black for one night on Beale Street, you would never want to be white again." Oh PopAngel...can I come with you! Remembering has made me sad to go there again! Sorry for the rambling, I know this wasn't too helpful...

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Check out Lansky's at the Peabody Hotel. They have a guitar on the wall signed by U2(it was there about 6 months ago). Check out the Center for Southern Folklore. It is off of Main at the Peabody Center(You might have to ask to find it). They have down home cooking, good Music on Friday's and Saturday's and you might find out things about the south that you might not know.
A block off Beale is the Gibson Guitar Factory. They have a cool museum called theRock 'n Soul. Ask for Raiford's Hollywood,also. It is a fun dance club and is a Memphis experience you won't forget.

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Thanks everyone for all the great ideas! My poor friends, they think I'm only coming to visit them!!! lol (Nah, they know of my obsession with music so it's cool.)

Whoever said the thing about the wristbands and the bars-you are my kind of person! lol

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