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Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?  
User currently offlineJetChaser From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 187 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1891 times:


I have seen both. Both in Toronto. U2 was outdoors at Exhibition Place and I think I was close to the top but it was a great party atmosphere. The Stones were at Maple Leaf Gardens and I think I was in awe as if I was watching History in the making. What are your experiences seeing one or both? If you have not seen either which would you prefer to see if it could only be one?

JetChaser

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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3645 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

I would see the Stones.

User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

I would prefer to see U2, top quality band.

User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1874 times:
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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3008 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

U2, no question. Have been lucky enough to see them in concert 3 times, and would go again in a heartbeat. Never have been much of a Stones fan, although I do have plenty of respect for them.


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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

Definately U2.

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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

U2

One of the main reasons I say this is that I have seen them from the middle of the front row, and i have seen them from the back row, and both were outstanding. What great energy live every single time I saw them (6 times)

J


User currently offlineJetChaser From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1862 times:



5-1 U2 (not including me).

I'm shocked.

JetChaser


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

Stones,

U2 would not even be on my list. Too politcal, I'll listen to them play, but I don't give a rat's ass about their political point of view. Actually, that goes for any performer.


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3645 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

Oh so true JeffM!!!!!

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

I'm gonna have to go with U2 on this one. I say they should return to Red Rocks, because now I am not only alive (I wasn't born last time around), but I am also within driving distance.

DLKAPA


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

U2...I don't care for the Stones at all...

Greg



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User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 984 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

I'd see the Stones just on principal. Mick's voice can't be that great anymore though, I'm sure bono and U2 would give a much better show musically.

User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2822 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

Seen them both. Best bet would be to have the Stones open for U2. Now that would be a show to see.
Steve


User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

U2, easy. I'm a fan. However, my decision is more by virtue of my dislike for the Stones. I'm not a Stones fan at all.

'Speed


User currently offlineJ.mo From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 666 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1824 times:

I would have liked to see the Stones in the 60's or early 70's but now...


U2

I think they are the greatest band, currently.

Jeremy



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1822 times:

Being a drummer myself I am hard pressed to pick either one since I appreciate the drumming styles of Larry Mullin and Charlie Watts. Yet I do like how 'The Edge' can make all those different noises form his one guitar; not taking away anything form Richards-Woods 'weaving' of two guitars..... I'd lean towards U2.


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1816 times:

That's a difficult question because both are great bands but I would decide for the Stones.

Patrick


User currently offlinePH-KCA From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

For me it's very easy to choose between The Sones or U2.

I'd definitely say : U2!!!

Great music and a great band.

Especially Bono's voice and the great guitarplay by The Edge.



User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

Definately U2!

My favourite band.  Smile


User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

Both bands are great as far as I'm concerned.

But my first choice would be the STONES.  Big thumbs up

I love U2 as well but the Stones will always have a special place in my heart!

Phyllis  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineEGFFbmi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

NEITHER OF THEM!

Regards,

Milo


User currently offlineJetChaser From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

13-5 for U2 by my count, I thought they might edge out the Stones not crush them. I guess I'm old.

JetChaser


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

The Stones. There's no telling when their next "farewell tour" will actually be it.

User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

Are the Stones still alive?


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25 MSYtristar : I saw the Stones in the Superdome in 1994 with around 70,000 other people. Hard to imagine anything coming close to that in terms of great atmosphere!
26 ScarletHarlot : U2. Definitely! Milo, you are only 15! What do you know about either the Stones or U2? You are too young for this thread!
27 Vikkyvik : Seen both, both put on a great show. However, saw U2 on the Popmart tour, and that was just friggin amazing. Would rather see them again than the Ston
28 KBUF737 : Saw U2 Havent Seen the Stones. Want to see the stones, but both are in the top ten bands ever list 10. CCR 9. ACDC 8. Pink Floyd 7. Queen 6. Journey 5
29 Ryangooner : This thread all depends on the age of the user! bearing that in mind ive seen the stones 4 times, their last show twice and i can say they perform lik
30 Santosdumont : Hmm...that's a tough one. But I'd have to go with U2. I've seen both bands a couple of times and they've put on amazing shows. But IMHO, U2 still has
31 AirKas1 : U2!! .... Kas
32 EA CO AS : Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live? Neither. Kill them both. sorry..couldn't resist!
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