***Official U2 Appreciation Thread***

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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Newch91 wrote:

    They were already greater then the Rolling Stones.... ;)
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Such an underrated song. In my top 10.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GegTud00LAU

    I love this comment because, IMO, it's true. It's the top comment:

    "The only serious rivals to the Beatles. This has to be one of the greatest live performances of all time. Am I wrong!?"
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Newch91 wrote:
    Such an underrated song. In my top 10.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GegTud00LAU

    I love this comment because, IMO, it's true. It's the top comment:

    "The only serious rivals to the Beatles. This has to be one of the greatest live performances of all time. Am I wrong!?"

    Is a very great song....one of the best from Pop. Would be awesome to see live.
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Happy Birthday Edge!

    Saw this on Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php ... 5&comments
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Newch91 wrote:
    Happy Birthday Edge!

    Saw this on Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php ... 5&comments

    Happy Birthday Edge!!! :mrgreen:

    :lol: Very funny video, thanks for posting Chris!
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 8,136
    Newch91 wrote:
    Such an underrated song. In my top 10.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GegTud00LAU
    I always preferred the stripped down single (and live) version of Please to the album version...too much electronica on the album version, doesn't really fit the tone of the song.

    The 1997 MTV video awards:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0rZJ69C ... re=related

    I assume most of the audience had no idea what they were hearing, probably expecting Staring at the Sun or something.
    Unfortunately this clip ends before they cut to host Chris Rock sitting in the audience after the song saying "Damn, Bono looks like the unabomber"
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Poncier wrote:
    Newch91 wrote:
    Such an underrated song. In my top 10.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GegTud00LAU
    I always preferred the stripped down single (and live) version of Please to the album version...too much electronica on the album version, doesn't really fit the tone of the song.

    The 1997 MTV video awards:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0rZJ69C ... re=related

    I assume most of the audience had no idea what they were hearing, probably expecting Staring at the Sun or something.
    Unfortunately this clip ends before they cut to host Chris Rock sitting in the audience after the song saying "Damn, Bono looks like the unabomber"
    I saw a video of the stripped down, acoustic version from their last show of the Elevation Tour in Miami, I think. It was different, but I liked it.
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    I FREAKIN' LOVE THIS BAND!!!!
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Let's see what the U2 bashers have to say about this:

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... s-20110818

    U2 Donate $7.2 Million to Irish Schools
    Money will go to music education

    U2 will be providing five million euros – roughly $7.2 million dollars – through 2015 to fund music schooling for Irish children. The donation will mainly be put toward musical equipment and salaries for music teachers. An additional two million euros ($2.9 million) will be given to Ireland Funds, another charitable group supported by people of Irish ancestry around the globe.

    U2's donation comes soon after major cuts to Irish education spending in the government's attempt at an economic bailout. The band's donation is designed so that by the end of the five-year term, the government can take over funding for the programs.
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Newch91 wrote:
    I FREAKIN' LOVE THIS BAND!!!!
    :lol:

    I do too!!!
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • PopmartijnPopmartijn Posts: 334
    Newch91 wrote:
    Let's see what the U2 bashers have to say about this:

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... s-20110818

    U2 Donate $7.2 Million to Irish Schools
    Money will go to music education

    Oh, haterz still gonna hate ("Hey, they're still minimizing their taxes!" "They're only doing it for the publicity!"). :)
    It must be a slow time for music news, BTW, as this was already known a couple of months ago. Here's a news article from April with some more background to the story. http://www.atu2.com/news/phenomenal-res ... ative.html

    Thanks for bringing this up again.
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Take it easy Bono...

    http://www.nme.com/news/u2/58751

    ...but none of this is true at all. From Julian Lennon's Facebook page:

    "For those whom are fans of Bono, the recent reports about him going to hospital with chest pains this weekend, were completely false & just the media trying to stir things up, as usual... He did, however, go for a regular check up last week, but was given the all clear! He's in fine form! ;)"
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Newch91 wrote:
    Take it easy Bono...

    http://www.nme.com/news/u2/58751

    ...but none of this is true at all. From Julian Lennon's Facebook page:

    "For those whom are fans of Bono, the recent reports about him going to hospital with chest pains this weekend, were completely false & just the media trying to stir things up, as usual... He did, however, go for a regular check up last week, but was given the all clear! He's in fine form! ;)"

    I hope all is good!!!! :)
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Popmartijn wrote:
    Newch91 wrote:
    Let's see what the U2 bashers have to say about this:

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... s-20110818

    U2 Donate $7.2 Million to Irish Schools
    Money will go to music education

    Oh, haterz still gonna hate ("Hey, they're still minimizing their taxes!" "They're only doing it for the publicity!"). :)
    It must be a slow time for music news, BTW, as this was already known a couple of months ago. Here's a news article from April with some more background to the story. http://www.atu2.com/news/phenomenal-res ... ative.html

    Thanks for bringing this up again.
    Oh wow. I completely forgot about that. Thanks for posting!
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    thefixer9 wrote:
    Newch91 wrote:
    Take it easy Bono...

    http://www.nme.com/news/u2/58751

    ...but none of this is true at all. From Julian Lennon's Facebook page:

    "For those whom are fans of Bono, the recent reports about him going to hospital with chest pains this weekend, were completely false & just the media trying to stir things up, as usual... He did, however, go for a regular check up last week, but was given the all clear! He's in fine form! ;)"

    I hope all is good!!!! :)
    Me too. It's so cool that my favorite artist's son is good friends with one the greatest frontmen of all time. So awesome!
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Newch91 wrote:

    Great article...my favorite part:
    Bono was also forced to laugh off the jibes from comedian Michael McIntyre, who taunted him: ‘Bono, when it comes to coolness you always have the edge.’

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    thefixer9 wrote:
    Newch91 wrote:

    Great article...my favorite part:
    Bono was also forced to laugh off the jibes from comedian Michael McIntyre, who taunted him: ‘Bono, when it comes to coolness you always have the edge.’

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    :lol: :lol: That's my favorite party also. The Edge is the definition of "cool".
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Newch91 wrote:
    thefixer9 wrote:
    Newch91 wrote:

    Great article...my favorite part:
    Bono was also forced to laugh off the jibes from comedian Michael McIntyre, who taunted him: ‘Bono, when it comes to coolness you always have the edge.’

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    :lol: :lol: That's my favorite party also. The Edge is the definition of "cool".

    Exactly!!! :thumbup:
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 31,112
    Bono wrote:
    "Well, U2's been on the verge of irrelevance for 20 years. We've dodged and we've dived and made some great work along the way and occasional faux pas, but this moment where we're at, to me, feels really close to the edge of irrelevance. We can be successful, we can play big music in big places, but whether we can play small music, for radio or clubs, remains to be seen. And we have to get to that place again, if we are to survive."

    http://www.spinner.com/2011/09/09/u2-fr ... down-tiff/

    :shock:
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    thefixer9 wrote:
    They really hate their work.

    I can't wait to hear Jack's take on "Love Is Blindness".
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    norm wrote:
    Bono wrote:
    "Well, U2's been on the verge of irrelevance for 20 years. We've dodged and we've dived and made some great work along the way and occasional faux pas, but this moment where we're at, to me, feels really close to the edge of irrelevance. We can be successful, we can play big music in big places, but whether we can play small music, for radio or clubs, remains to be seen. And we have to get to that place again, if we are to survive."

    http://www.spinner.com/2011/09/09/u2-fr ... down-tiff/

    :shock:
    :o :shock:

    Us fans would probably disagree with him. But I think the last time they made "small music, for radio or clubs", was probably during October or War.
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Newch91 wrote:
    thefixer9 wrote:
    They really hate their work.

    I can't wait to hear Jack's take on "Love Is Blindness".

    I think he will nail it!!!! :mrgreen:
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Bono says 'fuck' on live TV and people get mad. He's awesome.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEIWI15F6aA
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • wow .. i'm taking a look at the board for the first time to get confidence and what i see .. a topic of the band of my life since soooo long!!! well i think my avatar speaks by itself of who are my favourites
    i hope i'm going to have some good times with you guys .. also in the PJ threads of course hehe
  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 31,112
    edited October 2011
    clover68 wrote:
    wow .. i'm taking a look at the board for the first time to get confidence and what i see .. a topic of the band of my life since soooo long!!! well i think my avatar speaks by itself of who are my favourites
    i hope i'm going to have some good times with you guys .. also in the PJ threads of course hehe

    welcome!

    fair warning though...my first post here was in a u2 thread...don't become an addict like me ;) :lol:
    Post edited by norm on
  • thank you for the warning .. i'll try .. rather hard though :oops: :)
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    norm wrote:
    clover68 wrote:
    wow .. i'm taking a look at the board for the first time to get confidence and what i see .. a topic of the band of my life since soooo long!!! well i think my avatar speaks by itself of who are my favourites
    i hope i'm going to have some good times with you guys .. also in the PJ threads of course hehe

    welcome!

    fair warning though...my first post here was in a u2 thread...don't become an addict like me ;) :lol:
    Yeah, listen to norm. norm is as far away an addict ;) .

    Glad I made the OP happy.
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • do you think i can "save" myself after almost 28 years of addiction to the band? :lol:
    i don't know if i can post something aside musical stuff (just let me know :) ) but
    here my first "contribution"
    new article (and video) by Bono on the Huffington post for One org
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bono/fami ... 92939.html
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