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Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:29 pm


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?

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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:32 pm

I would see the Stones.
 
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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:33 pm

I would prefer to see U2, top quality band.
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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:37 pm

U2
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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:41 pm

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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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:43 pm

Definately U2.

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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:46 pm

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)

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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:56 pm



5-1 U2 (not including me).

I'm shocked.

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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Thu Feb 26, 2004 2:00 pm

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.
 
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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Thu Feb 26, 2004 2:00 pm

Oh so true JeffM!!!!!
 
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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Thu Feb 26, 2004 2:00 pm

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.

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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Thu Feb 26, 2004 2:03 pm

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

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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Thu Feb 26, 2004 2:26 pm

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.
 
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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Thu Feb 26, 2004 2:52 pm

Seen them both. Best bet would be to have the Stones open for U2. Now that would be a show to see.
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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:59 pm

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.

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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:57 am

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.

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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Fri Feb 27, 2004 2:08 am

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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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Fri Feb 27, 2004 2:28 am

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

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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:03 am

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.

 
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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:13 am

Definately U2!

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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:16 am

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!

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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:23 am

NEITHER OF THEM!

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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:07 am

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

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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:11 am

The Stones. There's no telling when their next "farewell tour" will actually be it.
 
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Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:39 am

Are the Stones still alive?
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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Fri Feb 27, 2004 10:19 am

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! A hell of a show!


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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:10 pm

U2. Definitely!

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Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:43 pm

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 Stones. Mostly excited to see Metallica in a week and a half though!
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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Fri Feb 27, 2004 4:22 pm

Saw U2 Havent Seen the Stones.

Want to see the stones, but both are in the top ten bands ever list

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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Fri Feb 27, 2004 11:58 pm

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 like spring chickens and Mick's voice is still superb - two same concerts with nearly totally different songs - amazing

saw them at the never to be beaten voodoo loungs tour at Wembly - great!

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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Tue Mar 02, 2004 3:41 am

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 some new musical ground to cover.

The Stones were incredible. Just seeing Keith Richards live (and alive, for that matter) and hearing his one-of-a-kind guitar was a real treat. But I got the impression that the Stones were just focusing on their older material. Nothing wrong with that. From a marketing point of view, I suppose that's a viable approach. There were plenty of fans on hand to see them.

Don't get me wrong -- I love the Stones. But their new stuff just isn't up to par. It's good, but there's no way a "Bridges to Babylon" can measure up to "Exile on Main Street" or even "Tattoo You."
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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:39 am

U2!!


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RE: Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:59 am

Stones Or U2: Which One Would You Rather See Live?

Neither. Kill them both.


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