I’m stuck in the metro queue. May take a while today … Matt
This is Ax, signing out for now. Over to Matt…
@hjwallace1 Hehe, thanks mate. The perils of doing this on too little sleep!
Full Brussels 1 setlist and info: http://u2.gs/fz
That’s all for today, folks. Looking forward to seeing what the band do at Brussels 2 tomorrow!
U2log Band is humbled. They start MOS. WOWY chants goes straight into MOS chanting. Um… wow.
Bono’s pre-MOS speechifying was interrupted by the audience emphatically chanting WOWY’s “oh oh oh oh”.
24th and presumably last is Moment Of Surrender.
For those of you (and me) living in futile hope: WOWY doesn’t have Shine Like Stars today.
We’re all allowed a memory fail every so often, right?
No, of course, Paris did have HMTMKMKM! Ignore me. This isn’t my day!
Wait, Paris had UV, didn’t it? I’m all too tired today.
23rd is With Or Without You.
So, the set does differ from Paris after all. 22nd is Ultra Violet, not HMTMKMKM.
@llootsteen39 It’s on a couple of the official DVDs, isn’t it? ZooTV Sydney for sure.
Streets was preceded by the normal Amazing Grace snip.
21st, of course, is Streets.
@llootsteen39 A good version of One with Hear Us Coming, or have I misread you?
@llootsteen39 I wonder just how much new material they have ready to go…
One doesn’t have Hear Us Coming today, alas.
20th song, first of encore, is One.
@llootsteen39 Yep, looking forward to tomorrow! If nothing else, I imagine we’ll get NYD, EBW, and MOTD.
Via @U2roeli, no other snippets in Crazy Tonight, not even Discotheque’s guitar riff.
18th is MLK, leading into 19th, Walk On. No Mothers Of The Disappeared tonight. :(
Looks like Crazy had a Two Tribes snippet; don’t know if there were any others.
17th is Sunday Bloody Sunday.
And 16th is Crazy Tonight.
15th is Vertigo, with a snippet of Ca Plane Pour Moi by Plastic Bertrand!
14th is City Of Blinding Lights. Setlist identical to Paris so far, though those of you who checked the spoiler knew that already!
@atu2comSherry Totally agree. The violins/Nero lyric was my favourite; one of Bono’s best this whole decade.
13th is Miss Sarajevo.
@llootsteen39 Yeah, EBW really needs more of a go live. And both EBW and NS need to be done full band!
12th is In A Little While.
@ClaytonsKitten Pretty sure Popmart Tampa is the gig where Edge makes light of the tiny crowd. “Feel free to spread out!”
@atu2comSherry I really, really wish they hadn’t cut the “ripping the stitches” pre-chorus. :(
I may not be rabid about Mercy like some of the online fanbase, but I still can’t believe it’s actually being played.
@ClaytonsKitten Unless that’s the Tampa one you meant? Assumed you mean this tour.
And here’s MERCY in eleventh.
@ClaytonsKitten My favourite MW is the hilarious Popmart Tampa one with the It’s Raining Men snippet.
Wonder when EBW and Glasto will get another run live? I particularly miss Glasto - probably my fav of the new songs.
Tenth is North Star.
Seventh to ninth: Elevation, Until The End Of The World, speech/I Still Haven’t Found.
And via @U2roeli, some Norwegian Wood at the end of MW.
Imagine Bono was probably thinking of La Belle Epoque’s cover of Black Is Black rather than the original…
Via @U2log, MW was preceded by a snippet of Black Is Black by Los Bravos.
Sixth is Mysterious Ways.
Third to fifth: I Will Follow, Boots, Magnificent.
Here’s our mainpage article where I’ll keep track of the full Brussels setlist live: http://u2.gs/fz
Anyway, second song is Beautiful Day, but you saw that coming.
No known audio feed right now, folks. Not sure if Matt will try to stream some songs later. Depends on the network connection.
If you want a setlist spoiler for today, go check out what @U2tour has posted.
And we’re go in Brussels; first is Stingray Guitar as normal.
Ax checking in here. Just about time to begin in Brussels; Space Oddity is playing over the PA.
I’ll try audio later. We will see how the network responds then. Matt
U2log Soundcheck: Cobl, Vertigo, BD
Via @U2log, U2’s crew is soundchecking in Brussels - includes Streets, Mothers Of The Disappeared, and Moment Of Surrender.
So, Edge def snippets Discotheque’s riff in Crazy Tonight at Zurich 2, Munich, and Paris while Bono sings other snips. Added to setlists!
@arnaudt Yes, weather is lovely here in Brussels :) Matt
@llootsteen39 Yeah, that’s a good point - though he has mumbled some snips like that in the past. Nightmare to ID them!
By the way, I’ve expanded our article on the Mexico City gig. Ticketing info & U2.com geography fail: http://u2.gs/fu
@llootsteen39 …so I think he wasn’t snippeting anything; it was just something entirely random. Seems impossible to place.
@llootsteen39 Your estimation of Bono’s mumble is more detailed than anybody else’s, good work! But doesn’t seem to be lyrics to anything…
Also, a couple of you have tipped us off that Edge still snips Discotheque riff in Crazy. Busy now, will confirm this & add to site later.
Paris Snippetwatch, 2350th edition: brief C Moon after 1st verse of MW.