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Old 08-05-2010, 12:50 AM   #141
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i'm starting to think anyone who regularly recognises my avatar or signature thinks i'm exceptionally bitter about everything u2.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:27 AM   #142
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I kind of hate myself for not being able to get excited about the tour. I don't know why, other than I'm obviously insane.
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The show in Philly next July will be my first U2 show ever, and I will be in the GA. I've only done GA once (for The National) and I loved the shit out of it, despite having a foot not suited for such types of standing.
Bad feet is one of my main reasons for not liking GA in general. I can't really stand for an entire concert. It makes most small venue shows quite painful at times.
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:58 AM   #144
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Bad feet is one of my main reasons for not liking GA in general. I can't really stand for an entire concert. It makes most small venue shows quite painful at times.
yeah, exactly. last time i did ga was a small club. thank god it wasn't very full because i was able to limp back to a table to sit and still see what was going on. as much as i think it'd be neat to do ga for u2 just once to see what it's like (and resign myself to being in the back so no stress over camping in line or whatever), i don't think i could.
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I did it once for Vertigo. It was fine, but now I'm done.
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That's the thing I'm most worried about for next year, as I've never done GA before. I hate standing for long periods of time. I can run very long distances no problem, but that's a very different thing from standing in one spot for hours...
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My lower back bothers me more than my feet when standing, but usually in GA I'm moving around enough that it's not a problem.

Once inside, I have no problem sitting my butt down on the field, dirt be damned, because thank you, I'd like to sit. Or, being in the back by the soundboard, or one of the little side enclosures around a light tower or something, there's usually a fence/railing to lean on.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:51 AM   #148
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At the music festival I attended on Saturday, I moved about from stage to stage, but as the afternoon wore on, I more or less stayed in the same spot to ensure I was in the front row when Arcade Fire took the stage.

When I woke up on Sunday, I felt so tired and sore, and realized that I am no longer in my 20s. I'm not sure my body could handle many more years of doing GA at concerts.
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I expect to need a full day of rest after doing GA in Seattle next summer. Probably a good thing I have seats for Minneapolis.

Also, I dance/jump pretty hard during U2 shows, so it's hard to tell what I'm actually sore from. If my calves are screaming, it's because I pogo'd too hard during Elevation or Streets.
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Once inside, I have no problem sitting my butt down on the field, dirt be damned, because thank you, I'd like to sit. Or, being in the back by the soundboard, or one of the little side enclosures around a light tower or something, there's usually a fence/railing to lean on.
Yeah, I'll definitely have no problem sitting at all. I don't care how dirty it may be - I want to save my legs for dancing when U2 is on. I'll most likely be back by the soundboard anyway.
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Yeah, I'll definitely have no problem sitting at all. I don't care how dirty it may be - I want to save my legs for dancing when U2 is on. I'll most likely be back by the soundboard anyway.
FAIL! You'll be up by the outer rail with me, Katherine and Mia. C'mon!!
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FAIL! You'll be up by the outer rail with me, Katherine and Mia. C'mon!!
I was speaking of the Seattle show. In Montreal I'll probably be up for anything.
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The standing for hours on end can get quite tedious & definitely tough on my lower back, but you forget about it once the band hits the stage. And when you are there with your fellow crackheads.
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I'm just going to the Saturday show, but I'm up for anything!

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The standing for hours on end can get quite tedious & definitely tough on my lower back, but you forget about it once the band hits the stage. And when you are there with your fellow crackheads.
Absolutely! I'm sure any lost energy will come rushing back.
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Ooooh, they're rehearsing again today.

And ooooooooooh,

 
They played HTTMKMKM and then UV. Ooooooooooooooooh.
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Ooooh, they're rehearsing again today.

And ooooooooooh,

 
They played HTTMKMKM and then UV. Ooooooooooooooooh.
That's fantastic! Would love to hear (and see) that in person. But just because they played it today does not mean they'll necessarily play it on June 4, 2011, which is the setlist you should really be caring about.

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I also get excited about shows I won't be seeing.

So there!
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I also get excited about shows I won't be seeing.

So there!
To each their own.
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I still feel cheated there were no spankings.
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