U2's Lisbon setlists and Madrid #1, 16/09/18 - 20/09/18
Three more concerts down and U2 have settled into a pattern across two nights; Lisbon #1 contained the same songs as #Paris 1, while Lisbon #2 was the same as Paris #2. Continuing that trend, Madrid #1 tonight switched the fourth song back to Red Flag Day, the only real change to the set so far this leg. Fan reports from outside the venue indicate that U2 are continuing to work on The Unforgettable Fire, among other songs. Where (if) it slots into the setlist at some point remains unknown.
There was a brief technical fault that brought some concern at the beginning of tonight's concert, as the video screen jammed during The Blackout. Edge dropped to his knees and Bono lay down in order to see the fans while it was stuck. Thankfully, unlike faults in years past, it was of brief duration.
Some stats from recent days that may be of interest:
- For the gamblers out there, tonight One was performed for the 777th time - it is now on equal count with Bullet the Blue Sky;
- Until the End of the World overtook Mysterious Ways on playcount to become the second-most played song from Achtung Baby;
- Even Better Than the Real Thing now has more recorded performances than Out of Control; one more and it will equal October