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DC Gmen Fan : 5/7/2018 9:44 am
So I got my wife tix to the Innocence and Experience concert in St Louis this past weekend, and I have to admit I was not really looking forward to it. Even moreso when I saw the setlist from the first night where nothing from Joshua Tree was played and there were a lot of songs I had never heard of.

That said, I was blown away by how good this show was. The stage, the songs, the energy was great and the stamina of these guys to do this over and over was impressive. There are quite a few new songs I will be checking out now.

Anyway, just wanted to pass that along if you are a U2 fan and was thinking about going to see them.
Reminds me of my attitude first time I saw em'...  
x meadowlander : 5/7/2018 10:02 am : link
...Josua Tree tour - friend had a ticket, I said sure, why not?

I thought they were overrated, egotists who thought they were the second coming.

After that night, I realized they were.

Phenominal live act.
Been a U2 fan for a long, long time...  
bw in dc : 5/7/2018 10:16 am : link
Have seen the boys well over 30X and they've never disappointed live.

Granted I am biased, but I think they are the greatest live band ever. So it's good that you went to see them. They have an incredible catalog, only matched in depth and quality by Springsteen.

I recommend the latest album Songs of Experience. I think it makes up for some of the disappointment of Songs of Innocence.
Best Live Band Evah!  
Grey Pilgrim : 5/7/2018 10:39 am : link
Looking forward to this tour.

Highly recommended!
U2's new stage show is a technical wonder  
Grey Pilgrim : 5/7/2018 10:41 am : link
Interesting read... - ( New Window )
I've seen U2 about 25 times over  
Section331 : 5/7/2018 10:46 am : link
their history, one of my favorite live bands (their War tour remains some of the best shows I've ever seen). I saw the Joshua Tree anniversary tour last year, and thought it was terrific, which was a good thing, because I thought the Innocence tour a couple of years ago was downright horrible.

I had no interest in seeing this tour until I hear that they were playing some more obscure tracks (like Acrobat). I may have to think about seeing them when they come around NY.
Top 5 concert of my life  
pjcas18 : 5/7/2018 10:47 am : link
was Achtung Baby at Yankee stadium.

If you were never a single guy as a late teen/early 20-year old at a U2 concert you don't know what you were missing.

so many women, I'd say 5 or 6 to 1 female to male ratio as a guess it may have been more. It was like your local college bar times 50 thousand on ladies night. Hard to explain how or why (other than alcohol), but that setting made women very aggressive.

Good times.

I have seen them many times. Including Joshua Tree in Hartford, CT, and other later tours like zooropa at RFK, and others at TD Garden, Gillette, and RFK, so many times and places, but nothing was like Achtung Baby at Yankee Stadium.

I'm not a huge fan of their music though, but I'd never turn down a chance to see them live.
Similar story: I remember going to my first show in high school  
BigBlue4You09 : 5/7/2018 10:47 am : link
My brother dragged me along as he was babysitting me. I had no desire, but after that my attitude changed. The Fun Loving Criminals opened for them at Giants Stadium (late 90s). And WOW, Iíve been hooked since.
RE: Top 5 concert of my life  
Section331 : 5/7/2018 10:52 am : link
In comment 13956711 pjcas18 said:
was Achtung Baby at Yankee stadium.

Agreed, that was a great show! They also did a Red benefit right after MetLife opened that was terrific. They weren't touring on an album, so the playlist was outstanding. They even came out for an encore of "A Day Without Me", which I hadn't heard them do in years.
Wish U2 would do a b-side tour...  
bw in dc : 5/7/2018 11:07 am : link
They have some great material there - Mercy, Three Sunrises, Heartbreak Hotel, Salome, Holy Joe, Walk to the Water, etc.

I read that they recently consider it. My guess is Larry killed it... ;)
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