U2 – ‘Even better than the real thing’ Been cleaning all my cd’s and cd racks – had a thing for this song years ago. -25.285278 152.872778 Share this:GoogleMoreEmailPrintFacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... 14 thoughts on “U2 – ‘Even better than the real thing’” Add yours I saw U2 live in Toronto at the Grandstand during their ‘fly’ tour. It was the last concert Dave and I went to and what stands out in my memory is that it more like a Vegas show than a rock concert. The music however was fantastic and the edge plays great live. Shame about Bono’s hat woes. 😉 I love this song too and the entire album is perfection. Thanks for posting this one Gabrielle. Reply You’re welcome Val. I agree about their shows being like Vegas – haha. I nearly went to a U2 concert in Brisbane but sold the ticket a couple of hours before it started (for a couple of reasons which will sound absurd if I go into details 😉 ) – I was never that big on U2 – liked their songs but was never fanatical about them – preferred their earlier stuff and didn’t like the way they turned into a sort of super band. This song is a favourite though (I don’t even think I realised it was U2 when I loved it). Reply Oh yes, U2 used to feature heavily in my playlists from way back when … they’re just one of those bands I guess! 🙂 Reply It would be hard to miss them Tracey 🙂 Reply i saw them in 1980 at torhout festival, belgium; for 100 francs (now 15 euros or 20 dollars), i saw: 2 little bands from belgium, warren zevon, u2, simple minds, eurhytmics, peter gabriel and van morrison. not too bad, don’t you think? Reply That’s pretty good value gmc – I am very jealous that you got to see Warren Zevon!!!!!! and I love the eurythmics. Reply warren zevon on stage that day was great, he makes 30,000 people standing, only him and a grand piano on the scene…never saw another one doing that Reply btw, it was not in 1980, 1983 or 84, i think…in the last century, for sure Reply Haha 🙂 still impressive gmc Reply I only have one thing to say to you GMC: show off! 😉 But, I can do one better, I saw BB King ha! Reply Bwahaha – you win Val 🙂 Reply hey val, u know what? i never saw bb king^^ happy? Reply I’m too old to have even heard about some of the groups mentioned in these comments. I was probably busy changing nappies and making curtains by then. But we all listen with joy to the music of our emerging adulthoods. That memory, at least, I can share. And I can still see my young mother swaying to the music of her favourite World War II crooners. Reply Thanks Chartreuse 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.