This is Ax, signing off for now. Over to Matt & his videos! See you for our next live set in 48 days from Auckland. Bring on One Tree Hill!
Thanks to @U2tour for the live stream today! You folks have done a great job with the streams this year.
#u2360rome Updating mainpage article now with full set and details, just give me a moment…
That’s the end, folks. Crowd’s chanting 40 loudly.
@MarsGirl75 Yes he is. :)
Well, maybe that Happy Birthday was for Gavin Friday if he’s had a name & sex change in the last few hours.
@ariclaytonu2 Shine Like Stars was done at Dublin 3 and Zagreb 2 last year, and (weakly) at Brussels 2 last month.
It’s Gavin Friday’s birthday today but that Happy Birthday wasn’t for him!
25th and presumably final song of the night and of the entire 2010 European leg, is Moment Of Surrender.
Bono leads the audience in singing Happy Birthday (24th song of the set); missed who it was for, woops.
#u2360rome That’s just the fourth time the Shine Like Stars verse has been done on 360.
@U2log Damn straight I am! :)
#u2360rome SHINE LIKE STARS! Yessss.
#u2360rome 23rd is With Or Without You. As usual, I’m hoping Shine Like Stars will be done but know it probably won’t be.
#u2360rome Aww yeah. HMTMKMKM’s the right choice, U2. How’d it take over 12 years to rediscover this song?
#u2360rome 22nd is… Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me!
#u2360rome So, UV or HMTM tonight? Last gig was UV, so that suggests HMTM tonight, but the previous Italy gig got that, so maybe UV…?
Second encore break. Crowd’s chanting 40.
@Galeongirl Sorry, no, don’t know what songs Matt’s filming. But I’m willing to bet one of them is Bad!
@Galeongirl Huh! Lyrics websites have the weirdest mistakes sometimes.
@ZooPony Every single time he’s done Rock The Casbah, he’s sung “she really don’t like it” instead of “the Shareef don’t like it”.
#u2360rome Amazing Grace snippet leads into 21st song, Streets.
@Galeongirl No, no, you were right the first time. :) The lyric’s “the Shareef don’t like it”.
#u2360rome First song of encore, 20th song of the night, is One.
#u2360rome Time for Desmond Tutu’s speech.
#u2360rome 18th was MLK, 19th is Walk On. Snippet of You’ll Never Walk Alone at the end of Walk On.
#u2360rome Somebody should con U2 into doing a full Rock The Casbah cover just to see what Bono makes of the rest of the lyrics!
#u2360rome Remember when Bono sang incorrect lyrics when snippeting Rock The Casbah in SBS? That was hilarious.
#u2360rome Get Up Stand Up snippet in SBS.
#u2360rome 17th is Sunday Bloody Sunday.
#u2360rome Snippet of Two Tribes at the end of Crazy Tonight.
#u2360rome Snippet of Relax over the intro of Crazy Tonight.
#u2360rome 16th is Crazy Tonight.
#u2360rome Snippet of Teenage Kicks at the end of Vertigo.
#u2360rome 15th is Vertigo.
#u2360rome 14th is City Of Blinding Lights.
@Flaxh It amazes me how they often keep playing the same hits and omit other really big songs. Bad, EBTTRT, Discotheque, etc.
#u2360rome 13th is Miss Sarajevo.
#u2360rome 12th song is In A Little While.
@LarissaU2 Yep, Matt’s there tonight!
@u2wanderer You can take comfort that just as you’re leaving, the feed’s dropped out anyway!
@Flaxh I’ve definitely thought something like Bad or AIWIY would make a great replacement for WOWY. At least they still sound good live…
#u2360rome Eleventh is Mercy. Damn, I was hoping Boy Falls From The Sky would make a 2nd live appearance.
#u2360rome Man, for a minute there I thought Bad was about to segue into a full AIWIY, like it did at a couple of Lovetown shows.
#u2360rome AIWIY hasn’t been played yet this tour… but are U2 going to play it in Australia, where RAH is their best-selling album?
#u2360rome Snippet of All I Want Is You in Bad!
#u2360rome God I wish U2 would play this every night instead of… almost anything, really. Such an amazing live number.
#u2360rome TENTH IS BAD! Only its second performance this year!
Now, here’s hoping one of the next 2 songs is Boy Falls From The Sky and that Matt gets a sweet video of it…
#u2360rome Yep, there we go, ninth is I Still Haven’t Found. So far, setlist is business as usual.
#u2360rome Bono introduces Edge as playing “guitar and everything else besides”.
#u2360rome Bono’s now speechifying… you know next song will almost certainly be I Still Haven’t Found.
@AnaVitti Now that’s my kind of party!
#u2360rome UTEOTW has a snippet of Anthem by Leonard Cohen.
@skid63 So do I. Not to mention I miss when he’d madly shout snippets and stuff over the end.
@skid63 Oh don’t tempt me into terrible song puns, I’ve Things To Make And Do!
#u2360rome Eighth is Until The End Of The World.
#u2360rome Seventh is Elevation.
@skid63 54 days! Just hoping they keep the unreleased songs in the set for Australia.
#u2360rome Sixth is Mysterious Ways.
#u2360rome Fifth is Magnificent.
#u2360rome Fourth is Get On Your Boots.
#u2360rome Third is I Will Follow. No snippet at the end of B Day today.
#u2360rome Second song is Beautiful Day. Rome crowd sounds rather vocal tonight.
#u2360rome First song of the night is Return Of The Stingray Guitar, as normal.
#u2360rome Space Oddity now playing in Rome. Show’s about to begin!
Hi folks, Ax here. Can’t believe it’s the final gig of the European leg today.
@diederdevries Turns out that’s not a Goethe quote, just commonly mis-attributed. Trying to work out how to accurately add it to the set…