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Old 08-05-2009, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Wind comes sweeping down the...
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This has been in the news for awile, but it obviously needs a thread for those that are interested in going. It is definitely one of the biggest concerts to hit Oklahoma in a long time.

"This tour will visit 14 cities across Europe including Barcelona, Milan, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin and Glasgow before finishing on Aug. 22. Following those, the American leg of the tour begins at Chicago's Soldier Field on Sept. 12."

This is great for OKC/Norman!!


http://newsok.com/u2-will-play-in-no...od_headline_ae


Check out the virtual tour...The stage is awesome!!
U2 360 Tour
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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I......can't......wait!!!!!!!


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Old 08-06-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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That's HUGE. U2 is one of my favorite bands.
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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I'd sooner see U2 on disc in concert because knowing my luck I would only be able to get a nose bleed seat in the upper section and would have to bring my binoculars to see them. Concerts look mighty good on my 61 inch TV screen. Does anyone know if they have a good live in concert on DVD? I bet the DVD would cost much less than the cheapest concert ticket, and that I would get at least twice the enjoyment out of it.
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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The price of two or three decent seats in a concert venue will buy a seriously good HDTV..........and the price of two or three beers (Bud Light? ugh!) IN that venue will pay for a couple of nice DVD's............and maybe a decent Scotch.........
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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This is one of largest concerts to hit Oklahoma. I know so many people from Tulsa and OKC that can't wait for this to happen. You are paying for the live EXPERIENCE. A DVD would be a great substitute if you can't afford to be there or a great memento of the concert. If you don't understand what you're paying for when you buy a concert ticket as opposed to watching from your couch, you must not have an appreciation for the art of live performance.
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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....... you must not have an appreciation for the art of live performance.
you make assumptions that are totally wrong and misleading.

Further, I find your arrogance in letting me know that my appreciation is sub-par, insulting and ill-informed.
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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This is one of largest concerts to hit Oklahoma. I know so many people from Tulsa and OKC that can't wait for this to happen. You are paying for the live EXPERIENCE. A DVD would be a great substitute if you can't afford to be there or a great memento of the concert. If you don't understand what you're paying for when you buy a concert ticket as opposed to watching from your couch, you must not have an appreciation for the art of live performance.
Look, before at the Ford Center I had to sit in one of the seats on the very top row. It was easily one of the most miserable going out experiences in my entire life. Believe me, I know the live EXPERIENCE can truly SUCK big time. After all, the DVD experience on a large screen TV can make you feel that you're seated on the stage much of the time. That I can easily be in thrill and in awe of. Looking at a stage thru binoculars isn't my idea of appreciating a live be there art event at all.

Secondly, you don't know who you might be seated real near to at a concert. You might end up being seated in front of a bunch of girls who just want to spend their time screaming their heads off at 100 decibels, or louder, at the performer while ruining the show for you.

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Old 08-09-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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I interviewed Gordon Lightfoot years ago, for an underground newspaper, prior to a concert he gave in Ottawa. Pretty boring interview. Nothing interesting whatsoever, just his promotion of his next album. Stayed for the show so I could report it....he sat there and sang the new album, said thank you and walked off. Red Shea had more animation and interaction with the audience. Totally boring concert. If all I wanted was to hear the music I could have bought the album (this was before the CD was thought up).

I also went to one of the last concerts of Jefferson Starship when Gracie was performing. Absolutely incredible. Of course, the drugs helped a lot.............

I have been to live performances of everything from Ravi Shankar, to Kitaro, to Bob Wills (my great uncle played harmonica with him for a while), to Neil Young to Bob Dylan, to Reba, to LeDoux.........the list goes on forever. Many of them were great. Some, like Lightfoot, weren't worth the price of the gas to get to the venue, let alone the price of admission.

To assume all live performances are sensational or somehow "finer" than a well produced DVD is so totally absurd that it is laughable.
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:15 PM
 
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I imagine the performance at the BOK with McCartney will suck too for all the reasons you two stated...
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