***Official U2 Appreciation Thread***

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  • TFlyerTFlyer DMV (dc,md,va)Posts: 881
    TFlyer said:
    I'm sure there are people who have had positive experiences with the U2 fan club but mine has been anything other than that and I couldn't ever honestly suggest something to someone where I genuinely felt like I was shafted out of my money. And I know I'm not the only one because there's large threads on their forums expressing related stress. 

    Answer me this...if you were in my position, where you were restricted from posting in the forums (that is supposidly part of what you paid for) and your membership item came a year late and damaged would you feel happy with what you paid for? 

    I still enjoy the music that the band makes but I think that their fan club is an absolute load of nonsense, especially after being part of the 10club and seeing how well things are handled here.
    It's been a joke for me too, I have everything shipped to my work address, in December of last year they shipped the JT vinyl singles without my name on the shipping label, and no email notification they were shipped, so they were shipped back since my name wasn't in the shipping label, been waiting for the records ever since, and the 10inch set from the previous year, I keep getting the same answer that they are currently out of stock.
    Exactly! This is what I was trying to discuss in the forum! That I couldn't get an answer from anyone as to what was going on with my package and one of the mods blocked me from posting. He sent me a message saying something along the lines of "stop repeating yourself you're being restricted for abusive behavior."  When mine was eventually delivered it just showed up. I got a message saying it was allocated and being prepared for shipment and weeks later they arrived in poor condition. I feel like it's useless trying to get a hold of anyone at this point after the horrible experience I've had so far! And I couldn't even contact anyone of the forum if I wanted to...

    I had no sort of warning or anything (about the ban) and I wasn't repeating myself I was simply trying to figure out what was going on and trying to get help in tracking down my package. 
  • I got Zooropa and Achtung Baby in the mail today.

    Listening to Zooropa right now!
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • Attaway77Attaway77 N/APosts: 1,621
    I don't know why but mine have been shipping separately. I got the "singles" a couple days ago, achtung is on the way and haven't received anything on Zooropa yet... strange shipping method.
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,626
    I got Zooropa and Achtung Baby in the mail today.

    Listening to Zooropa right now!
    And?!
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Pop & Zooropa, man oh man. Just so good. 
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,626
    Pop & Zooropa, man oh man. Just so good. 
    Yeah definitely.  I really like these two albums now. Talk about two different types of sound for the band: from Joshua tree and achtung baby to zooropa and pop. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,505
    mcgruff10 said:
    I got Zooropa and Achtung Baby in the mail today.

    Listening to Zooropa right now!
    And?!
    Cut and mastered well. Sound amazing. Flat and quiet. 
  • mcgruff10 said:
    I got Zooropa and Achtung Baby in the mail today.

    Listening to Zooropa right now!
    And?!

    Lemon!!!
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,626
    mcgruff10 said:
    I got Zooropa and Achtung Baby in the mail today.

    Listening to Zooropa right now!
    And?!

    Lemon!!!
    Just ordered zooropa on vinyl...will be here Saturday. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    I got Zooropa and Achtung Baby in the mail today.

    Listening to Zooropa right now!
    And?!

    Lemon!!!
    Just ordered zooropa on vinyl...will be here Saturday. 

    I've been really busy the last few days, but I've managed to spin the whole album. Solid. Exactly what I had hoped for.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,626
    mcgruff10 said:
    I got Zooropa and Achtung Baby in the mail today.

    Listening to Zooropa right now!
    And?!

    Lemon!!!
    Have they performed this song live? Do people actually like this song?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,505
    On the Zoo TV tour they did. they also came out to a remix of it for the Pop Mart tour encores. 

    I don't think its a top tier popular U2 song, but its memorable single and people do enjoy it. 


  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,626
    edited August 2018
    On the Zoo TV tour they did. they also came out to a remix of it for the Pop Mart tour encores. 

    I don't think its a top tier popular U2 song, but its memorable single and people do enjoy it. 


    Thank you for the info!  Lemon definitely feels like it could fit on pop.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • thispureamericanriotthispureamericanriot CaliforniaPosts: 514
    I bought every single album by U2 from Boy through No Line On The Horizon. Gotta be honest, I lost the plot on Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. There's a few gems on those albums for sure, but it really wasn't the same for me after How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. Legendary band...appreciate they are still putting out new material, wish PJ would do the same.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,626
    spinning zooropa as I type....it sounds great!  I am glad I bought it.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • mcgruff10 said:
    spinning zooropa as I type....it sounds great!  I am glad I bought it.

    I haven't even listened to Achtung Baby yet. Zooropa has been on my turntable since it arrived.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • bluegracebluegrace Posts: 2,336
    Been waiting for the Europe tour premiere in Berlin tonight, and there are no audio streaming. Boo hoo.
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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,751
    bluegrace said:
    Been waiting for the Europe tour premiere in Berlin tonight, and there are no audio streaming. Boo hoo.
    Gotta wonder if they'll switch up the NA setlists. I wasn't a fan of them - mind you, I didn't attend one of the shows so maybe it's better than what it reads "on pauper."
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,576
    Show stopped tonight in Berlin after a few songs, Bono "completely lost" his voice.
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  • Poncier said:
    Show stopped tonight in Berlin after a few songs, Bono "completely lost" his voice.
    Age hasn't been super kind to Bono.

    He's been on the ropes for a while now- a fraction of his former self.

    I still love the shows, but I'd be a liar if I tried to say he was still as good as ever.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,626
    Poncier said:
    Show stopped tonight in Berlin after a few songs, Bono "completely lost" his voice.
    What?!??
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • bluegracebluegrace Posts: 2,336
    I felt so sorry for him, I was listening to the audio stream, he couldn't sing at all during Beautiful Day, he just spoke the words instead.
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  • Poncier said:
    Show stopped tonight in Berlin after a few songs, Bono "completely lost" his voice.
    Age hasn't been super kind to Bono.

    He's been on the ropes for a while now- a fraction of his former self.

    I still love the shows, but I'd be a liar if I tried to say he was still as good as ever.
    I thought he sounded great in June...
  • Poncier said:
    Show stopped tonight in Berlin after a few songs, Bono "completely lost" his voice.
    Age hasn't been super kind to Bono.

    He's been on the ropes for a while now- a fraction of his former self.

    I still love the shows, but I'd be a liar if I tried to say he was still as good as ever.
    I thought he sounded great in June...
    He has moments for sure, but he has other moments as well. It's no fault of his own age ha taken its toll on him.

    Don't get me wrong- I love U2. But a fair assessment of his vocal range is one that concedes his limitations.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • The bike accident in NY a few years ago and mysterious near death experience a couple of years ago have really slowed him down IMO.  The shows still kick ass though
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,751
    mr bungle said:
    The bike accident in NY a few years ago and mysterious near death experience a couple of years ago have really slowed him down IMO.  The shows still kick ass though
    Don't forget about that bad back of his in 2010 that postponed the 2nd NA leg of the 360 tour until 2011.
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  • Yes! I was going to mention that also! The guy has to have chronic pain!?
  • PopmartijnPopmartijn Posts: 370
    edited September 2018
    It was a scary moment as it happened so sudden and seemingly without warning. I was at the show and the cancellation worried everyone, also because Bono himself looked terrified, which also shocked the band.
    The good news is that apparently the tour can continue. The concert is rescheduled for November 13th (right after the Dublin dates).
    https://www.u2.com/news/title/back-on-song-back-to-berlin

    "I've seen a great doctor and with his care I’ll be back to full voice for the rest of the tour. So happy and relieved that anything serious has been ruled out. My relief is tempered by the knowledge that the Berlin audience were so inconvenienced. There was an amazing atmosphere in the house, it was going to be one of those unforgettable nights but not for this reason… We can’t wait to get back there on November 13th." - Bono
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  • Man, that must be high on a performers list of worst case fears. 
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 5,843
    U2 concert ends early after Bono loses voice in Berlin

    https://www.msn.com/en-ca/entertainment/topnews/u2-concert-ends-early-after-bono-loses-voice-in-berlin/ar-BBMLprL?li=AAggSpD&OCID=ansmsnnews11

    Swa U2 last fall ... show sucked.  Will never see them again...
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