Matt here, lots of vids to come. Sorry about lack of updates from stadium but networks are always bad.
Now stay tuned for Matt’s videos from Frankfurt, coming as soon as possible. :)
Our article with today’s Frankfurt setlist, stats, etc. is now done: http://u2.gs/8P
Hold me … http://u2.gs/94
And that’s the end of the gig. Updating mainpage article now.
MOS was dedicated to the people who died at the Love Parade.
At the “ATM machine” of the Department Of Redundancy Department..
@nielstenhave Might work - it has in the past! (One of the NYC Vertigo gigs.)
24th and presumably last is Moment Of Surrender. I’d like a moment of Surrender too. ;)
Yep, futile hope indeed. Shine Like Stars still AWOL.
This is a futile hope, but please, Bono, the Shine Like Stars verse?
@Peaches66 Well, ASOH is my fav U2 song, so I’d rather it over anything. ;) But god, wouldn’t miss BDay at all.
@Peaches66 Absolutely, especially ATYCLB. A couple of songs a night, I can handle that, but 4-5? Ridiculous.
@AllU2 It still sounds dreadful and tired. What a shadow of a once glorious song.
23rd is With Or Without You.
Fun fact: 360 is currently the only U2 tour on which no Boy songs have been played.
Bono, I WILL want my money back soon if you don’t put some Boy in the set. ;)
@U2start I’m wondering if UV will open the encore at 1 show in cities with 2 gigs. Guess we’ll find out soon in Horsens.
HMTMKMKM has made the encore, in fact the whole set, immeasurably better.
Here we goooo, 22nd is Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me!
2nd encore break. C’mooon HMTMKMKM! So, so thrilled it was played in Turin.
21st is Streets, with Amazing Grace intro.
@DocH32 WOWY is the most stale thing in the set, I think. If it was my fav U2 song, I’d feel so cheated hearing THAT.
@atu2comSherry Haha, guess I better give up on those dreams of Bass Trap’s live debut. ;)
First encore: That grrrrrreat Desmond Tutu video leads into One, the 20th song of the night.
@alfro_j Yep, I find following sets by bands like Pearl Jam and Crowded House can be much more exciting/surprising.
18th is MLK, 19th is Walk On. Shock. What did you expect, Boomerang II?
If you’re just tuning in or want a re-cap, full set so far is here: http://u2.gs/8P
@DocH32 I’m honestly most hanging out for them to drop One, given it’s not missed a show yet and really showing the wear…
17th is Sunday Bloody Sunday, still riding the Iran theme.
Discotheque snippet in Crazy Tonight, hell yes. We can has full song pls?
Yes, to those of you asking, Michael Stipe is in the crowd. Wonder if there will be any more REM snippets later.
@DocH32 I’ve seen other bands on nights they haven’t done their biggest song, and a good live band will make it not matter.
@llootsteen39 Apparently North Star is not in tonight’s set at all.
16th is Crazy Tonight.
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) snippet at the end of Vertigo.
@greety Huh, works fine here. Shame Matt’s stream doesn’t want to happen today…
@DocH32 Play it 99 shows out of 100. Every song needs a rest sometime. 18 JT shows/1 Lovetown show didn’t miss it too much.
15th is Vertigo.
14th is City Of Blinding Lights.
Well, truth be told, I don’t think ANY song should be done EVERY night, but if some must, I can settle happily for UF.
UF can stay in the set forever as far as I am concerned. One of U2’s finest songs.
13th is The Unforgettable Fire.
12th is Until The End Of The World, aw yeah.
@llootsteen39 I can think of at least 50 uptempo songs U2 should do instead of Elevation…
@srj68 Yep, even if it kills the gig’s momentum every time…
Hey, Bono, please sing the “night is set to freeze” lyric at the end. Please? (Or play Please. That works too.)
11th is Miss Sarajevo.
So, set is the same as Turin so far, except for NYD added and new song North Star dropped.
@U2start IALW is just as much a piss break as Stuck. Don’t get why it’s in the set.
10th is In A Little While.
9th is Elevation.
8th is new song Glastonbury.
The Movin’ On Up snip had seemed to vanish, last done on 2009-10-01, Charlottesville.
Oh yes, the Movin’ On Up snippet is back at the end of ISHFWILF! Love that snip.
Dear U2, Joshua Tree album has two sides. Remember the second side? Remember the cool stuff on it? We do.
@AllU2 NLOTH is much more of an opener/early-set song than a closer…
7th is I Still Haven’t Found, with longwinded Bono intro.
My Sweet Lord snippet in MW.
@U2start Don’t miss dancers (got kinda creepy), but god MW needs its solo so badly.
6th is Mysterious Ways.
Would love for this to be NLOTH instead; still don’t see why such an energetic live song has been dropped. Stadiums loved it.
5th is Magnificent.
@AllU2 Struck me too that it’s a bit sped up…
4th is Get On Your Boots.
Trying to think of the last time NYD was this early in a set; I think 2001-10-10 is it (3rd also, after BD and UTEOTW).
NYD has only been done 10 times before on this tour; last was 2009-10-03 in Raleigh.
Third is New Year’s Day!
No snippet at the end of BDay.
Personally, I think I Will Follow or NLOTH would sound much better after Stingray Guitar than BDay.
Bono was, of course, yelling stuff over Stingray Guitar. Still not strictly the 1st live instrumental since 1981-08-31.
Second song: Beautiful Day.
First song: the new track Return of the Stingray Guitar.
@atu2comSherry Indeed! Would much rather be here than sleeping, as much as I may like the latter…
Space Oddity playing on the PA in Frankfurt. Just about time to go!
As well as my and Matt’s tweets, I’ll be compiling the full live setlist in this U2gigs article during the show: http://u2.gs/8P
@atu2comSherry Ooh, that could be a rough time difference for you lot.
@u2wanderer I did some of Vertigo’s European leg from the US: agreed, handy timezone! Following US gigs from Australia also isn’t bad.
@u2wanderer That’s putting it mildly! If I can’t be there, I wish I could at least be doing this from a better timezone…
Hello folks, Ax checking in here at arse o’clock, Melbourne time. Matt’s in Frankfurt, where it’s nearly U2 o’clock.
Michael Stipe is here.
@TinchenFFM I’m not by car but I think so.
The historical significance of U2 performing 3 unreleased songs in Turin: http://u2.gs/8u