Don’t forget - U2 play Rock Hall Of Fame 25th anniversary gig at Madison Square Gardens in two days, Friday the 30th!
Today’s full setlist: http://bit.ly/1ls9pi
That’s all for today, folks, and that’s all for 360 for the year too. Not sure quite how I feel really. From mid-June to now, been a blast.
25th and presumably last is Moment Of Surrender.
24th is With Or Without You.
Should note that UV had the W. H. Auden poem as the intro, not the Zoobaby. Token variation taken to extremes!
23rd is Ultra Violet.
Second encore break, meaning last likely chance of a change is gone. I was hoping Bad would follow Streets to mark last gig of the leg.
@xtfr Most welcome! Glad you enjoyed. It’s going to be weird not having any full tour gigs to cover for a good few months.
One has the Hear Us Coming verse, then the Amazing Grace snippet leads into…
Desmond Tutu’s speech … leeeaaads … into! ONE! ONE! song number twenty-ONE!
First encore break. Thanks to @EdgeFest for the extra details!
Walk On has the You’ll Never Walk Alone snip.
@U2start Huh, cool. Once I get the chance to hear it for myself and confirm, I’ll add it to the database.
20th is Walk On.
@U2start I’ll have to add this to the set. Start of the second Vertigo of the night, I assume?
Via @EdgeFest, Crazy Tonight had Two Tribes snip.
19th is MLK.
18th is Sunday Bloody Sunday.
@Hoosier2012 Native Son is one of my five or six favourite U2 songs of the 2000s. Vertigo? Could hardly care less.
@U2start I seem to have somehow missed that!
17th is Crazy Tonight.
@Hoosier2012 On the Vertigo Tour when they did Vertigo x2, one of them should’ve actually been Native Son. That would’ve made it all OK.
@jamiemcderment Heh, no problem, the names ARE awkwardly similar!
16th is Native Son- nah, still only Vertigo.
@jamiemcderment Actually, COBL video was filmed at GM Place arena in Vancouver, not BC Place stadium.
@xtfr Haha, good call.
15th is City Of Blinding Lights.
14th is The Unforgettable Fire
RT @EdgeFest OMG someone just jumped on stage at the back and got tackled instantly by 10 security guys, band didn’t even notice.
13th is Until The End Of The World.
@U2start Yeah, assuming no changes, Happy Birthday will bump this to 25 songs… that really doesn’t feel right, but oh well.
@jpstarkey I’ve considered just noting Happy Birthday in the comments, but keeping it in the set makes it searchable, so… *shrug*
@jamiemcderment Seems like it’s pretty good!
12th is Unknown Caller. Static set or no static set, I’m glad this has returned.
@U2start Psh, it was just a suggestion. ;) (I sometimes feel iffy counting Happy B’day separately, but… what else to do with it, y’know?)
11th is… In A Little While. Damn, no setlist changes.
@Matkin22 I hate IALW studio but it’s OK live. Stuck is one of my least favourite U2 songs ever, no matter how it’s done.
@U2start You’re not including Happy Birthday in the set? It was done separately from the other songs, so I think it should be counted.
Really hoping U2 surprise us and play something other than IALW next. YBR? Party Girl for Larry’s upcoming birthday?
@Matkin22 I miss the European gigs where they only did 2 ATYCLB songs. That’s all that’s necessary.
Tenth is Elevation.
@RangerPete61 Honestly not sure. Don’t think the same song has always preceded Space Oddity either; definitely differed between shows I saw.
@Matkin22 Stuck in an Elevation Tour moment!
Ninth is No Line On The Horizon.
Next song is Stuck In A Moment.
RT @EdgeFest Bill Gates here tonight and Bono just sang Happy Birthday to him.
Stand By Me snip at the end of Still Haven’t Found.
U2 have static sets, I have static jokes… see, it makes perfect sense.
Bono, of course, still can’t find the concise speech he’s looking for. (I still can’t find a new joke to replace this one, sorry.)
Sixth is I Still Haven’t Found.
Via @EdgeFest, Beautiful Day has the Blackbird snip at the end.
@Angela_Holtzen Plus the world needs to be exposed to the awesomeness of YBR!
@Angela_Holtzen Breathe my least favourite U2 opener ever (not hyperbole; I did a ranking). Crowd often seems bored after 3 mins of Breathe.
Fifth is Beautiful Day.
@Angela_Holtzen I’m genuinely surprised they filmed IALW instead of YBR. We have IALW on the Boston DVD already! YBR = left out in the cold.
Fourth is Mysterious Ways.
@Drea104 Party Girl in honour of Larry’s upcoming birthday would be a treat! But they haven’t done it since 07/07…
Third is Magnificent.
@jpstarkey How I wish they’d stuck with it… or given NLOTH a chance, instead of shunting it later. It needs to be early in the set!
Second is Boots.
@Angela_Holtzen I was especially disappointed Pasadena didn’t get YBR, as I’d have loved that to have been filmed.
Quietly hoping tonight’s set will require more than just a copy-and-paste job from the last 4 shows.
You’ll be stunned to learn the first song of the set is… Breathe!
Intro music playing in Vancouver right now.
@damiankindler More like one possibility, and one possibility only…
@cgpeterson923 I think they are a very poor choice to open a U2 concert. Plus I simply find their music insufferable.
@Matkin22 Crew soundchecks aren’t always indicative… e.g. on Popmart, Dallas soundchecked Zoo Station even though U2 weren’t playing it.
@Matkin22 25/10? Pretty sure that was the crew. U2 did their own soundcheck later.
@Matkin22 I doubt the set will change much, but maybe a little something special for the last show. Bad?
Black Eyed Peas just finished their final opening set for U2 (5 opening sets too many). Now we wait for the band…
@Tvbona No, haven’t seen any rumours re: 2010 openers. Wonder how many other bands have planned this far in advance anyway!
Hi folks, Ax here for last 360 Tour gig of 2009! 2nd leg ends in Vancouver today. Black Eyed Peas on at the moment.