Hey folks, I’m back. Melb 1 was easily the better show; Melb 2’s first eight songs were really high energy though. #u2360melbourne
That’s it! We even get a thank you from Adam! #u2360melbourne
No Shine Like Stars so I sung it myself. Does that count? Short speech, then MOS 24th and prob last. #u2360melbourne
Protip: being 3rd row rather than on rail in inner zone is better because of stage height. #u2360melbourne
23rd is WOWY. #u2360melbourne
2nd encore begins with UV. #u2360melbourne
I’ll Stand By You by The Pretenders snippet in One. New snippet for our u2gigs.com tour archive #u2360melbourne
No other Streets snips. Felt it most of all my 360 Streets’. #u2360melbourne
“i’ll stand by you” he sings in one. A snip I take it? Now amazing grace, spare us your religion Bono. Streets 21st #u2360melbourne
If you don’t get it, youtube late show desmond tutu and laugh. Now One #u2360melbourne
If you don’t get it, youtube late show desmond tutu #u2360melbourne
Tutu. Or Rob Sitch. Love being in crowd that may think of the Late Show. #u2360melbourne
You’ll NW Alone snip #u2360melbourne
No snip or jay-z in sbs. Scarlet is bliss. Now walk on. #u2360melbourne
Relax, 2 tribes, and unknown snip in Crazy. Now sbs. #u2360melbourne
Rockaway beach snip in vertigo. Show picking up again, 16th crazy tonight, start snip funky town. #u2360melbourne
B yells out at apartments that can see in, over cobl end. 15th vertigo. #u2360melbourne
Opera prob better than 1st night. Now cobl. #u2360melbourne
Really young girl on stage for ialw. 13th Miss S. #u2360melbourne
First 8 songs great, better than 1st night. Now show in a rut, oh dear. #u2360melbourne
Crowd chants heaps at end of Pride. 12th IALW. #u2360melbourne
11th is Pride. No new stuff tonight I guess. Thanks lame Weds response to Mercy #u2360melbourne
Edge’s verse at least is decent. #u2360melbourne
It’s acoustic Stuck. Keep looking for that decent melody, Bono. #u2360melbourne
Adam is so looking down this chick’s top. Movin on up snip. 10th is Stuck for Hutch, oh dear. 1st time this year. #u2360melbourne
Band intros, shout to Blondie and Pretenders, brief hi from Edge. 9th for real is ISHFWILF #u2360melbourne
No snip in uteotw. Best performance in a while. Crowd sings Happy Bday for Jay-Z. #u2360melbourne
Video of U2 at Hamish & Andy today: http://u2.gs/hM
@fabitofigueredo None so far.
@U2tour Probably just mistyped :)
9th UTEOTW, aw yeah. #u2360melbourne
Shame Elev gets the crowd going so much, because it needs to go. #u2360melbourne
Bono faffs start of MW’s 2nd verse. Unknown snip at end. 7th Elevation. #u2360melbourne
6th is MW. #u2360melbourne
Love the Brunsy shout-out! #u2360melbourne
5th Magnif. Brunswick? Werribee? Brighton? #u2360melbourne
Nyd one of the few warhorses that still rules. 4th Boots. #u2360melbourne
Bono faffs bd’s hopeless case lyrics. Blackbird snip. 3rd is nyd! #u2360melbourne
2nd is Beautiful Day. #u2360melbourne
Swellbourne 2 begins with Stingray Gitarre. #u2360melbourne
Space Oddity! Here begins probably my last 360 show. Though Matt has more in the works for 2011! #u2360melbourne
Last minute setlist change! No idea what, just saw them replace printed sets with new copies. #u2360melbourne
Also, skies fairly clear now. Though let’s not jinx it! #u2360melbourne
Jay-Z better tonight than last, much better than Kanye in 06. Data networks overloaded worse than Weds. #u2360melbourne
Had the worst white trash Frankston bros behind me during Jay-Z. Rest of crowd chill, into his set. #u2360melbourne
Jay-Z just finished. Not bad but wish Zond and Love of Diagrams were playing here rather than the Corner tonight. #u2360melbourne
Jay-Z starting now. #u2360melbourne
Some people on rail, Adam’s side, don’t have numbers from queue. Dead easy to get close tonight. #u2360melbourne
Thanks for the updates on the cricket, folks! Most appreciated.
@bwfcdom83 Woah no way! Was 4-for when I left home.
Not U2 related, but can someone tell me the score at stumps today in the Ashes? Cheers!
Not U2 related, but can someone tell me score at stumps today in the Ashes? Cheers!
So U2 make surprise appearance on Melbourne radio. Will report on it when home from gig. #u2360melbourne
So I arrived at 5pm and am 3rd row on Adam’s side without trying. Screw queuing! #u2360melbourne
Queue at 5.10 today is shorter than it was at 2.30 Wednesday. #u2360melbourne
By the way, Edge was at the venue earlier and participated in at least some of soundcheck. No other band members spotted. #u2360melbourne
Tonight, my phone is fully charged. If it dies during U2’s set this time, I’ll throw it in the Yarra! #u2360melbourne
@SeattleB Just about to leave now. Sorry, no idea about a live feed. :( Will text as much as I can!
@spenceeastwood I don’t mind both live, they aren’t exactly boring, but neither makes me jump or get excited like, say, IWF still does.
@MandyDobsonT The Crowdies actually formed in Melbourne and were based here for many years. Though Kare Kare is about a beach near Auckland!
@spenceeastwood Oh yeah, it’ll probably never leave the set. Vertigo too. Crowds love ‘em; I’d honestly not shed a tear if either went away.
@spenceeastwood Well I’d be even happier if BDay was dropped from the set!
I’ll be a happy man if BDay tonight ends with a snip of “the sun shines on the black clouds hanging over the Domain…” #u2360melbourne
You can see why Crowded House wrote Four Seasons In One Day about Melbourne. Storms and sunshine alternate, gig may be wet! #u2360melbourne
@u2fanz Yeah, I was expecting COBL might get a bit of work in the soundcheck after that incident!
Crew soundcheck continues with New Year’s Day on piano, then a bit of COBL again. #u2360melbourne
@elliotswart On Wednesday, Jay-Z did 7:15-8:05, U2 on at 9pm.
Weather’s packing it in, drizzle now and some storms are moving in fast from the north. #u2360melbourne
Crew’s still doing bits of COBL on guitar… #u2360melbourne
Crew soundcheck continuing with just some guitar bits: some of Streets, I Will Follow riff, a bit of COBL. #u2360soundcheck
Now I Still Haven’t Found, fragmentary. #u2360melbourne
After Vertigo, crew soundcheck continues with some random guitar and a bit of Streets. #u2360melbourne
COBL again, more this time, then into Vertigo. No vocals, think it’s just the crew. #u2360melbourne
Soundcheck at Etihad (already! It’s only just midday). COBL, just the intro. #u2360melbourne
Bit of rain around Melbourne today, light spits at the venue but nothing substantial yet. #u2360melbourne
My mate just joined Melbourne 2 queue. 10am, he’s number 203. Queue’s less than half as long as it was this time Wednesday. #u2360melbourne
Snippetwatch: All You Need Is Love briefly appeared in Streets on 2009-10-23, Las Vegas. Thanks, Kyle L.!
@ZooPony Wholeheartedly agree, though I’d put OTH in ISHFWILF’s place. WOWY should be replaced by Bad or AIWIY.
Hey, Willie Williams, thanks for the nod in your diary. Please keep talking the lads into playing Fez. ;)
There were about 60-65 people in the queue at 6am for Melbourne 2 (it’s about 7:40 now). #u2360melbourne
@FernandoDante If you prefer the whole spectacle a seat might be good. My favorite spot is behind the RZ and you can always get there late.
@isgd If you prefer the whole spectacle a seat might be good. My favorite spot is behind the Red Zone and you can always get there late.
@FernandoDante I was at the field all the time and can really recommend this. Seats are more expensive but always more far away.
So, we’ve got clips of Bad and Magnificent from Melbourne 1 uploading (slooowly) now. #u2360melbourne
Thanks to Nathan B. for spotting the Nick Cave snip; his ears are better than mine! I heard it but had no idea what it was. #u2360melbourne
Last night, Bono snippeted the 1st line of Nick Cave’s Into My Arms at end of ISHFWILF, modified to reflect his beliefs. #u2360melbourne
@u2fanz Well, I’m hoping we get lucky and score HMTMKMKM two nights in a row!
Now time to sleep I think! Then do it all again on Friday. Here’s hoping that show gets Boy Falls From The Sky. #u2360melbourne
@JohnnyVOXX I was able to order now but no mail confirmation …
@skid63 Haha, I wasn’t really expecting One Tree Hill to stay in the set. Wish it had made it though.
@llootsteen39 Enjoying/Interneting until the phone decided to pack it in. One of my mates may’ve been filming…
@thephonebox Thanks. Hope there’s a recording; didn’t sound like Every Breaking Wave to me but I was all too stunned they were playing it!
@ZooPony MW was missing the solo, as it has all tour!
Hi folks, Ax here, sorry my phone died during Crazy Tonight! One of 360’s better shows, thanks to Bad, HMTM, and IWF. #u2360melbourne
@JohnnyVOXX That would be Germany. Tried 3 times to register now …
That’s it for the first Melbourne show. Here is our setlist recap: http://u2.gs/melb1 Ax will update the article as soon as he is back home.
@JohnnyVOXX Both but Argentina seems to me more difficult with the website problems.
@JohnnyVOXX I can’t register on the site. I never get the required account confirmation mail.
22. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me 23. With Or Without You #u2360melbourne
Amazing Grace (snippet) > Where The Streets Have No Name #u2360melbourne
@vanweringh absolutely no problem :)
You’ll Never Walk Alone snippet in Walk On, Tutu speech and now One #u2360melbourne
Thanks to our friend Michael who is updating us now from Melbourne #u2360melbourne
No Jay-Z during Scarlet today #u2360melbourne
18th is Scarlet followed by Walk On #u2360melbourne
@ritababy Ax phone is dying.
@richirocko Yes, aame problem here. Will be a mess …
Not sure if Ax is able to update. Now Sunday Bloody Sunday with Jay-Z. #u2360melbourne
Vertigo, snip highway to hell and devil inside. Then Crazy, starts with Funky town snip. #u2360melbourne
@erickleandro yes, I think so :)
Anyone else havong problems to register at ticketek.com.ar? #u2360brazil
My phone is dying. Miss S opera done well. Cobl 14th. #u2360melbourne
@ritababy I’m updating from Berlin and Axver is at the show in Melbourne. Matt
And now Miss S. #u2360melbourne
Now IALW. Not as bad as it could be, but why U2 why? #u2360melbourne
Bono forgot some of Bad but played some guitar. No snips. #u2360melbourne
BAD! Bad! IT’S BAD! 3rd time this year. #u2360melbourne
Tenth is Mercy! #u2360melbourne
8th is UTEOTW, snip of Anthem. Maybe a Break On Through snip, not sure. Boring speech, now ISHFWILF. #u2360melbourne
6th is neutered M Ways with My Sweet Lord snip, then Elevation next. Nearly a fight behind me. #u2360melbourne
@glaced thx :)
@glaced Give us a Skype call … we know them all ;)
IWF visceral, great. 4th Boots. 5th Magnif. St Kilda? Fitzroy? Richmond? #u2360melbourne
@a_jay_d Can you keep us posted as the concert goes on? :)
@SeattleB I’m not aware of any audio stream yet.
Beautiful Day 2nd, snip of here comes the sun. 3rd is I Will Follow. #u2360melbourne
Swellbourne is go. Stingray opens.
Jay-Z just done, was on for 50-55 mins. Rain has stopped. #u2360melbourne
@buckleup so we just learned it’s nearly closed. See previous tweet.
@atu2 that looks clever with the rain going stronger.
@buckleup They can’t close the roof as the stage is to high.
Shit, phone parlously low on charge. Won’t update until band on. 5 or so hours to go. Have backup ph with little credit if this dies.
Think that’s it for soundcheck by crew. Local time is 3.40pm. #u2360melbourne
Check, check… Vocal test now by crew member. #u2360melbourne
Rain showers getting heavier. #u2360melbourne
Crazy Tonight soundcheck now. Still instrumental, still crew. #u2360melbourne
Opening notes of IALW, now Miss S keys only, then walk on keys. #u2360melbourne
So yes, I am here now. Crew did Boots riff, B Day, Desire riff. #u2360melbourne
All obviously instrumental and incomplete to various degrees #u2360melbourne
Crew soundcheck. Cobl, vertigo, mos, magnif, mw, uteotw, elevation, streets #u2360melbourne
Poster in tram tells me it’s World AIDS Day. Guess what Bono will speak about tonight! #u2360melbourne
Crew are testing the PA with 80s music at the moment. #u2360melbourne
Catching tram to Etihad pretty soon. Will try to tweet as much as I can from the gig! #u2360melbourne
Melb forecast: 25C, “Isolated showers, more widespread with possible afternoon thunderstorms in the north.” Rain snips? #u2360melbourne
Since a few of you asked: no, I’m not in the queue yet; most of my mates are. I’m going down around 2:30 or 3 in case there’s a soundcheck.
He also says the queue has been divided into pens of 50 people like last time. (This did not happen in other Aussie cities.) #u2360melbourne
@snarkle Exactly! I’d show up even later than 3pm but I’d like to hear the soundcheck if there is one.
Well over 600 people in the queue at Etihad now. #u2360melbourne
@SeattleB I hope you folk can listen! Would do it myself but my phone sucks, having trouble getting Twitter to work, hence the test tweets.
@MarsGirl75 So do I! I’ve championed Scarlet’s merits for years and I’m stunned they’re actually playing it.
@Rodneuson Think it’s around 2,000-2,500.
One of my mates just joined the Melbourne queue. #397 at 9:30am.
This is another test from Ax.
@tallyanddaisy I presume he’ll be on around 7:30. I haven’t actually seen stage times for the show anywhere, though.
Tip of the Claw is now visible outside Etihad.
@MarsGirl75 Almost 9am, 1 December. :)
@Opti_maX Or so you think! Prove it’s not an illusion. ;)
Test from Ax. Nothing to see here.
@u2wanderer Yeah, listening to Dublin 3’s soundcheck is how I heard Drowning Man and Electrical Storm. Wonder if any surprises left…
Welcome follower #4000.
@u2wanderer Heh. I’m hoping they’ll do a soundcheck…
Snippetwatch, Auckland 1: Anthem in UTEOTW, Get Up Stand Up in SBS, brief All You Need Is Love in Streets.
Watch as I show up at 3pm and get almost as good a spot as they do.
Apparently five people already in the queue here in Melbourne. Saw one woman already there YESTERDAY. Madness.
@chocbudda Stage times depend somewhat on local curfews, so it can be hard to say.
@u2pinstripes Think they had a couple of other US ones wrong too. They’ve said Anaheim and Pasadena gigs are in LA before.
For the record, U2.com is wrong about the location of the Argentina show. It’s not in Buenos Aires itself, but the nearby city La Plata.
So why no Chile in today’s Sth Am announcement? Rumour is it’ll be announced tomorrow. Or next Monday. We’ll see…
Short article with dates, our tour archive links and pre-sale dates for upcoming South American shows: http://u2.gs/hD
Here is the U2 in Sao Paulo announcement from U2.com http://u2.gs/hC
Buenos Aires, March 30th, 2011 confirmed by U2.com: http://u2.gs/hB
U2, Sao Paolo, April 9th, 2011 seems to be official according to this article: http://u2.gs/hA
@FernandoDante I think so, but I’m not sure. God I hope this announcement happens. I’m very confident in the source. Fingers crossed!