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How about an IMAX 3D film from the next tour!!

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      I saw "U23D" last night and it was an amazing experience. The IMAX 3D visuals were fantastic and the sound was amazing. A U2 concert really translates well to the very big IMAX screen in 3D. I recommend any U2 fan to watch it.

      Anyway, it got me thinking how awesome it would be if Paul McCartney did a similar thing for the next tour. What does everyone else think?

        a fantastic idea!
        I'm all for it!!!

        I just want to reach out my hands to 'touch' Paul ops: ops:

          that would be amazing!
          kinda like what hannah montana is doing,
          but Paul is talented!

            That would be awesome!

            Hannah Montana is doing it, why can't Paul?

            I just wonder what the DVD release would be like if there would be one.

              Beatlesfan94:
              I just wonder what the DVD release would be like if there would be one.

              The DVD release could include a standard version of the show along with a "3D" version (obviously not IMAX quality), and the DVD could come packaged with special Macca 3D glasses!

                I've been tempted to see the U23D when it tours my IMAX.

                One thing putting me off is Bono's tendency to get up close and personal with the camera.

                I don't fancy him licking me on the face in IMAX 3D

                Martin

                  martinput:I've been tempted to see the U23D when it tours my IMAX.

                  One thing putting me off is Bono's tendency to get up close and personal with the camera.

                  I don't fancy him licking me on the face in IMAX 3D

                  Martin

                  You have my word that Bono will NOT touch you in any way!

                    That would be fabulous!! Great idea! It would be the next best thing to being there at the actual concert!!

                      martinput:

                      One thing putting me off is Bono's tendency to get up close and personal with the camera.

                      I don't fancy him licking me on the face in IMAX 3D

                      Martin

                      would you then want Macca to lick you on the face?
                      I'd rather just shake his hand ;)

                      Ghostly topic!

                        What a treat it would be for all Macca's fans, but especially the ones that can't see him in person.

                        Excellent idea!

                        MACCA. ARE YOU LISTENING???

                          I'm trying to think of the correct ettiquette for a 3D pop concert screening.

                          Standing Allowed?

                          Singing Along?

                          Definately no throwing things on stage for a signature

                          Martin

                            Okay..........

                            This film is on general release here in the UK this weekend.

                            On Lennon_Cobain's reassurance I won't get an IMAX sized 3D slobber from Bono I've booked for the family this afternoon.

                            We saw this tour live at Twickenham Rugby Football Stadium here in the UK, but from the side perspective, so it'll be fun to drop down close and personal.

                            Still fascinated to know the etiquette for a pop concert screening, I'll report back on the experience when I return.

                            Martin

                              martinput:Okay..........

                              This film is on general release here in the UK this weekend.

                              On Lennon_Cobain's reassurance I won't get an IMAX sized 3D slobber from Bono I've booked for the family this afternoon.

                              We saw this tour live at Twickenham Rugby Football Stadium here in the UK, but from the side perspective, so it'll be fun to drop down close and personal.

                              Still fascinated to know the etiquette for a pop concert screening, I'll report back on the experience when I return.

                              Martin

                              My only point of reference is seeing the Theatrical release of Rock Show back in the early 80's down somewhere in Fairfax County, VA and a special sceening of Back In The US here in Framingham. Except for the lone exception of the Blackbird performance from Back In The US (where people stood and cheered at it's conclusion), it was pretty much a 'sit down and watch the movie' affair.

                                Back now and can report my experience.

                                This is a 3D concert film experience review not a U2 one, like them or loathe them for their music, lyrics or politics, that can wait another thread

                                Well I saw the film at IMAX with the mega big screen and integrated 5.1 surround sound audio.

                                and well................ Wow!

                                They certainly stitched up the pirate film copiers with that one - it's going to be some years before anything close to that experience is going to be available in the home setting - I'd say a virtual reality headset with built in head phones would be the only possible way of replicating that.

                                Firstly, yes it was a sit still and soak it all up experience - I didn't hear anybody singing along, although the volume was sufficient to cover the few that did. I would imagine trying to move around with those 3D images floating about would be quite vertigous.

                                I loved the intimacy with the band, the crowd. Once or twice I wanted the audience in front of me to stop waving their arms in the air but then realised no matter how close they seemed the arms were from the concert crowd as the camera dipped down to film from the audience's perspective.

                                Not a medium for any artist worried about their appearance, as appearing twelve foot high a mere two metres away from the viewers perspective reveals every wart, blemish and drop of sweat there is going.

                                I am a technophile by nature fascinated with the mechanics of bringing a live concert together so being on stage with the band for long periods I could look around at the paraphanalia they use to bring the sound and images to you.

                                Imagine hovering eight feet about Larry Mullen Jnr as he beats his drums into submission or rotate round behind him and see the audience from his perspective? Awesome.

                                U2's art directors couldn't resist floating a few images out into the cinema to grab, but on the whole they avoided gimmickry.

                                One nice moment when Bono drew out an image with his finger that came alive as he wrote and again this floated out to the cinema audience.

                                I'm suprised the screening carried no warning at the ticket desk, or before the screening, that flicker-sensitive epileptics might struggle with the film, I suppose it's just a gimme that those that know they are sensitive do not go to this type of event.

                                Filmed outdoors at a stadium concert the 3D imagery really brought home the space the band fills with light and sound - the quieter "hold your lighter/mobile phone in the air" moments were magical.

                                If you go, don't rush out at the first role of end-titles they run over Yahweh and after a few moments the band reappears singing the song between the blocks of credits.

                                I always arrive early enough to be amongst the first in to get the best seats (half way between projector and screen and central) but the IMAX system is quite forgiving for 3D images if you are further forward or to the side.

                                Not a bad evening out with, here in the UK, a family of four ticket deal costing £28.00.

                                So with the right production/direction and staging I can see other 3D concert films being produced successfully.

                                As usual, as often the way in these things, this film has collided with the cinematic release of The Rolling Stones own (2D) concert film.

                                I'll be interested to read direct comparisons as to the "experience" as a cinema goer.

                                I don't follow The Stones sufficiently to warrant going in order to make a personal comparison.

                                Martin

                                  No licks from Bono then?

                                    I got drenched in sweat droplets, and showers of beer, both fortunately virtual 3D imagery.

                                    But gladly, no slobber from Bono

                                    Martin

                                      I'm sure this would be the 2nd best experience.

                                        smashing idea if carried out in actuality...i saw that dave matthews band did this recently and wished i'd found out about it sooner and gone before it ended.
                                        it would be fantastic to see paul and band this way and hear them that way, might be mind blowing and a huge visual and aural treat

                                          Surprised this hasn't happened. I'd go see it.

                                            An IMAX release of ROCK SHOW would be great for the remasters campaign....but he'd probably just do an IMAX version of KISSES instead.

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